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Overview

Tracey focuses on assisting federal contractors, including healthcare, life sciences and education clients, in compliance with employment laws and regulations.

Tracey spent several years investigating and auditing companies on behalf of the federal government before transitioning into commercial litigation in private practice. As a senior trial attorney, she helped develop an employment law practice and specialized in litigating employment discrimination cases.

At Husch Blackwell, Tracey utilizes the full spectrum of her experience. She co-leads the OFCCP and affirmative action compliance team, which uses data analytics to assess federal contractors’ employment and personnel processes and compensation systems for compliance with OFCCP regulations. She strategically designs and prepares written affirmative action plans using a bifurcated approach that provides clients with additional confidential analyses and narratives protected by the attorney-client privilege. She further assists clients with other OFCCP obligations, including implementation of outreach and recruitment efforts in conjunction with placement goals, applicant tracking issues, review of job descriptions, and other support and guidance to ensure compliance and minimize the risk of the liability in the event of an audit.

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Education

  • J.D., Washington University in St. Louis School of Law
    • Judge Myron D. Mills Administrative Law Award
  • B.A., Saint Mary's College
    • Finance and Accounting

Admissions

  • Missouri
  • Illinois
  • District of Columbia

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • American Bar Association
Experience
  • Represented researchers and faculty members of four major universities who developed a biomedical device. Renegotiated and prepared a consulting agreement between the client and the third-party licensee of product. Predominate issues focused on protection of ownership rights of future inventions, and protection of clients' interests relating to prior obligations to universities, as well as more typical contract issues.
  • Successfully defended a corporation against claims of age discrimination in all phases of litigation.
  • Advised an offshore software company seeking entry into the U.S. market and assessed the probability of a successful launch. After presenting an array of options, the company chose a conservative course of action and began working with an incubator to conduct additional development.
  • Represented the plaintiffs in a case that was received mid-litigation. Conducted additional research regarding the relationship between shell companies and individuals across the country. Wrote a detailed mediation brief based on depositions, discovery documents, and research which resulted in a favorable result for the client. After multiple years of litigation, the client commented that the clarity and detail in the mediation brief was critical to their understanding of the fraudulent scheme.
  • Protected the interests of small business owners by writing and negotiating contracts and advising on legal issues and litigation avoidance.
  • Represented clients in race, age, disability, gender and harassment claims before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri.
  • Negotiated settlements and successfully litigated bench and jury trials in Missouri and Illinois state courts on civil matters including contract, discrimination, insurance defense and product liability cases.
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EEOC Resumes Collection of EEO Data
Alerts | June 18, 2020
Workplace Issues and COVID-19
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Outside the Office

In her free time, Tracey enjoys time with her family, staying fit by biking and hiking, exploring and learning about different cultures, and writing.

Community Leadership
  • Candidate Forums Moderator, League of Women Voters, 2018–present
  • Pro Bono Litigation Attorney representing undocumented minors, Migrant Community Action Project, 2015-2017
  • Mock Interviewer, National Council on Youth Leadership, 2009-2014
  • Little League baseball coach, 2004-2009

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