Matthew CamardellaMatthew Camardella serves as the legislative chair on the executive board of the American Association for Affirmative Action and is a Partner in the Long Island, New York, office of Jackson Lewis LLP. He directs the preparation of more than 400 AAPs each year and has defended more than 50 OFCCP audits during the past 24 months for a broad range of employers across the country. In addition, Mr. Camardella serves as the Firm’s Affirmative Action Practice Group lead on responding to OFCCP allegations of class-based discrimination. He spends significant time counseling clients about the design and implementation of company-wide AAP structures, applicant flow tracking systems, compensation practices and other complex “real world” compliance issues. Mr. Camardella also is Vice-Chair of the Philadelphia “Liberty” Industry Liaison Group (ILG). His work with the ILG keeps him abreast of OFCCP enforcement trends. Mr. Camardella joined Jackson Lewis in September, 1997. He received a B.A. from the College of the Holy Cross in 1993 and graduated with honors from Hofstra University School of Law in 1997. While at Hofstra, he was Editor-in-Chief of the Hofstra Labor Law Journal and received the Award for Outstanding Performance in Labor and Employment Law. He is admitted to the New York State Bar.