Marilynn L. Schuyler has been developing Affirmative Action Plans for public, private, and academic institutions since 1996, and has been working in the field of Equal Employment Opportunity since 1988. She provides clients with strategic advice and analysis related to all aspects of Affirmative Action compliance, and produces Affirmative Action Plans consistent with OFCCP regulations. She has successfully led clients through audits, from notice of audit to notice of compliance, and develops compliant compensation analyses and all other analyses required for responses to OFCCP. Ms. Schuyler also provides advice and counsel on the Internet Applicant Rule and all related aspects of applicant tracking and recordkeeping.
Ms. Schuyler began her professional career at the Department of Labor. She served in the Oakland District Office of the OFCCP as Assistant District Director, and in the San Francisco Regional Office as an OFCCP Liaison and as the Regional Civil Rights Officer. In the National Office, she was the Department of Labor's Affirmative Action Officer. She also served as the Affirmative Action Officer for the Office of the President at the University of California, for whom she developed the Affirmative Action Plan for four years.
Prior to establishing Schuyler AAP, Ms. Schuyler was a Senior Attorney and Director of Affirmative Action Program Development at Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP.
Ms. Schuyler received her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, where she was an editor for the Poverty Law Journal, earned an Olin Law and Economics Fellowship, and received first place at the first annual Negotiations Competition. She earned her B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley, where she was an Alumni Scholar.
Ms. Schuyler is Chair of Contra Costa County Advisory Council on Equal Employment Opportunity, Board Member of the American Association for Access, Equity, and Diversity (AAAED), former President of the Washington Metro Industry Liaison Group (WMILG), and former Board Member of Wider Opportunities for Women (WOW).
Ms. Schuyler received the Secretary of Labor's Exceptional Achievement Award for her work at OFCCP. She has also been recognized for her pro bono work, including assistance with the Election Protection Project of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. Ms. Schuyler has been presented with the President's Award from the American Association for Access, Equity and Diversity in 2013, 2015, 2017, and 2020.
Ms. Schuyler co-authored two Amicus Curie Briefs filed by the American Association for Access, Equity and Diversity (formerly the American Association for Affirmative Action) on behalf of the respondents in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, and is the Attorney of Record for the Amicus Brief in round one. She authored an article published in the CCH Labor Law Journal and two publications used by federal agencies for evaluating alternative dispute resolution systems.
Ms. Schuyler delivered a keynote address to the Multicultural Millennium Conference at Wright State University on October 4, 2013. She served as Chair of the 2014 National Industry Liaison Group Conference, August 5-9, 2014.
Ms. Schuyler is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, California, and before the U.S. Supreme Court.