EEO Compliance Advisor
Michelle Butler brings over thirty years of experience in mediation and investigation to Gotcha Covered HR. A native New Orleanian and a graduate of the UCLA School of Law, Michelle recently retired from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), where she served as a Senior Trial Attorney, Supervisory Trial Attorney, Staff Mediator, and Senior Litigator. Additionally, Michelle served a one year tenure as the Deputy Director, where she was second in command in managerial duties relative to the EEOC Enforcement Investigations. Michelle often acted as the Regional Attorney for the New Orleans District Office of the EEOC as well.
While serving at the EEOC, Michele engaged in complex litigation; conducted mediations and investigations; was actively involved in staff training, and most notably in the enforcement of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Michelle presented Customer Specific Training (CST), which provided in-depth, customized education on federal anti-discrimination laws and their applications for particular employers and agencies.
In 2019, Michelle was selected as one of the Nationwide Sexual Harassment Trainers for Enforcement Investigators, with an emphasis on strategies for interviewing victims of trauma in an investigation.
Michelle has been invited to participate in numerous CLE Seminars for the Louisiana State Bar Association (LSBA) and is a former chair of the LSBA Labor and Employment Law Section.
During her spare time, Michelle enjoys travel, film festivals, and theater, and she has been actively involved in the New Orleans Opera Association.