Eric J. Felsberg | Jackson Lewis P.C.
Eric is a Principal in the Long Island Office and the National Director of the Data Analytics Group at Jackson Lewis P.C. As the National Director of the Data Analytics Group, Mr. Felsberg leads a team of multi-disciplinary lawyers, statisticians, and analysts with decades of experience managing the interplay of data analytics and the law. Under Mr. Felsberg’s leadership, the Data Analytics Group applies proprietary algorithms and state-of-the-art modeling techniques to help employers evaluate risk and drive legal strategy. In addition to other services, our group of lawyers and statisticians partners with employers to assess compliance with, and exposure under, wage-hour laws, conduct compensation equity studies, evaluate pre- and post-employment assessments, review reorganization plans and selection systems for evidence of impact, and leverage the use of analytics in defense of systemic discrimination claims. The group also provides analytics support to employers during labor relations negotiations, optimizes talent management and equity and policy practices through the use of machine learning techniques, and synthesizes data files into analyzable format. The Analytics Group designs its service delivery models to maximize the protections afforded by the attorney-client and other privileges.
Mr. Felsberg also provides training and daily counsel to employers in various industries on day-to-day employment issues and the range of federal, state, and local affirmative action compliance obligations. Mr. Felsberg works closely with employers to prepare affirmative action plans for submission to the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) during which he analyzes and investigates personnel selection and compensation systems. Mr. Felsberg has successfully represented employers during OFCCP compliance reviews, OFCCP individual complaint investigations, and in matters involving OFCCP claims of class-based discrimination. He regularly evaluates and counsels employers regarding compensation systems both proactively as well as in response to complaints and enforcement actions. He is an accomplished and recognized speaker on issues of workplace analytics and affirmative action compliance. Mr. Felsberg graduated from Hofstra University School of Law where he served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Hofstra Labor & Employment Law Journal. He is admitted to the Bar of the State of the New York as well as the U.S. District Courts in the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York.
Todd R. Dobry | Jackson Lewis P.C.
Todd is an attorney in the Jacksonville, Florida, office of Jackson Lewis P.C and a member of the Data Analytics, Wage & Hour, and Class Actions and Complex Litigation Groups. Serving as both a counselor and litigator, Mr. Dobry works closely with employers to achieve their business and legal objectives. As a litigator, he has successfully represented clients throughout all stages of state and federal employment litigation, arbitration, and administrative proceedings. Leveraging this experience, Mr. Dobry provides advice and counsel to established businesses and start-ups that is tailored to their respective employment needs, industry, market, technologies, operational systems, and company culture. He frequently conducts audits, risk assessments, and investigations to evaluate and ensure compliance with federal, state, and local laws. As a member of the Data Analytics Group, Mr. Dobry works alongside the firm’s statisticians and data scientists to efficiently and pragmatically analyze and interpret traditional and bespoke data sources designed to aid employers with monitoring on-site and remote workers, performance measuring, hiring and promotional decision making, talent attrition and retention solutions, as well as for mitigating exposure to, and defending against, the spectrum of employment-related claims, including class, wage & hour, and systemic discrimination litigation.