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David S. Fortney is the co-founder of Fortney & Scott, LLC, a law firm in Washington, D.C., that focuses on workplace-related matters, including labor and employment, government contracting, and taxes. He has a broad-based practice representing and counseling employers and executives in employment and labor matters. He frequently represents clients before the U.S. Department of Labor's agencies, the EEOC, and the NLRB.
Mr. Fortney previously served as the chief legal officer of the U.S. Department of Labor during the first Bush Administration. As Acting Solicitor of Labor, he was responsible for enforcing more than 140 workplace laws and managing an agency with 800 attorneys and support staff. He advised Secretaries of Labor Elizabeth Dole and Lynn Martin and the DOL agencies on a broad range of legal, policy, legislative, regulatory, and enforcement issues.
Mr. Fortney has testified before the U.S. Congress three times, most recently on behalf of the national employers' Overtime Coalition in support of DOL issuing revised FLSA white-collar exemption regulations.
Mr. Fortney is a frequent lecturer and writer on employment-related topics, including appearances on CNN and Fox News. Mr. Fortney was the co-author of the Military Leave Compliance Kit (2001) and lead author of the Guide to Employee Leave (1997).
Nita Beecher is a nationally-recognized expert on Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) and U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) matters. She is Counsel to Fortney & Scott, LLC with a focus on OFCCP regulatory affairs. Ms. Beecher's primary focus is labor and employment law with substantial experience with class investigations by the EEOC and OFCCP. She has more than 30 years of experience in labor and employment law particularly with class investigations by the OFCCP and the EEOC.
From 2000 to 2015, she led networks of senior diversity, EEO and affirmative action corporate practitioners as well as senior in-house labor and employment lawyers.
Ms. Beecher served as an in-house counsel in major corporations for more than 20 years where she advised in-house clients on labor and employment law issues including, among other matters, OFCCP "Glass Ceiling" audits, EEOC class age investigations, implementation of the ADA, and FLSA Wage and Hour audits, and developed a self-audit tool for McDonnell Douglas Corporation and The Boeing Company. Ms. Beecher also worked as in-house counsel for E. I. duPont de Nemours & Co., Consolidation Coal Company and Arch Coal Company.