Schuyler Affirmative Action Practice

         A Law Firm Specializing in Federal Contractor Compliance

Schuyler AAP provides legal counsel and compliance assistance to federal contractors in fulfilling their obligations under the regulations enforced by the Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs.  The firm provides Affirmative Action Plan preparation, OFCCP audit response, and on-site representation.  Clients include academic institutions and all other types of Supply and Service federal contractors.

  • Federal Contractor Compliance Assistance
  • OFCCP Audit Response
  • Risk Assessment
  • Affirmative Action Plan Preparation
  • OFCCP Compliant Compensation Analyses
  • AAP Advice and Counseling
  • EEO Investigations
  • Mediation

Ms. Schuyler is working with OFCCP to clarify areas of the regulations which have posed challenges to academic institutions.   If you would like more detailed information or to be added to the distribution list for updates on the process, please send your request to

Supreme Court Update

The case of Fisher v. University of Texas challenged the use of affirmative action in academic admissions and was heard and decided during the 2012-2013 term. The American Association for Affirmative Action filed an Amicus Brief in support of the University of Texas (UT).  On June 24, 2013, the Supreme Court issued its Decision, remanding the case to the lower court to determine whether UT's admissions process survives the strict scrutiny standard of review.  On July 15, 2014, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that it does.  Fisher appealed the decision, and the Supreme Court again heard the case on December 9, 2015.  The death of Justice Scalia leaves the Supreme Court with three justices opposed to affirmative action.  Justice Kagan has recused herself, so the decision, expected in June 2016, will be made by the remaining seven justices.

Marilynn Schuyler coordinated the attorneys from the American Association for Access, Equity, and Diversity who co-wrote an Amicus Curiae brief filed on behalf of the University of Texas. 

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New Contractor's Guide

Supply and Service Technical Assistance Guide

Small Business Guide

Join us at the National Conference for the American Association for Access, Equity and Diversity June 8-10, 2016 in Washington, DC.