Cozen O’Connor: Mackey, James D.

James D. Mackey



(312) 382-3115

(312) 382-8910

James has experience counseling federal contractors on EEO/Affirmative Action obligations from government contracts and requirements under Executive Order 11246, VEVRAA, and Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act. He also counsels employers regarding obligations under enhanced state equal pay laws and collaborates with statisticians to prepare and conduct proactive pay analyses. James drafts and responds to discovery requests in ADA, ADEA, and Title VII cases including drafting motions to compel discovery production.

Prior to joining the firm, James was an associate at a national law firm and following law school he worked for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in Washington, D.C. Before attending law school, James worked in the Minnesota House of Representatives and clerked at the Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS), Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Human Rights Campaign (HRC), and Civil Advocacy Clinic (CAC).

James earned his bachelor’s degree from University of Minnesota. James earned his law degree, magna cum laude and Order of the Coif, from American University Washington College of Law, where he was a senior staff member of the American University Law Review, a J.D. Distinguished Fellowship and Pro-Bono Honors Graduate.




Chicago Enacts Nation-Leading Predictive Scheduling Ordinance [Alert]

August 01, 2019

Jeremy Glenn and James Mackey discuss the most comprehensive “predictive scheduling” ordinance in the nation that includes significant notice, scheduling, and rest provisions for many employers in Chicago.


  • American University, Washington College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2016
  • University of Minnesota , B.A., 2006
  • Colorado
  • Illinois

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