Donald R. Livingston Esq.

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Livingston, Donald R.

Donald R. Livingston represents large employers in all aspects of civil rights and employment discrimination law, with an emphasis on complex employment litigation, and representations before the EEOC. Since joining Akin Gump in 1993, he has served as defense litigation counsel in numerous fair employment class actions and EEOC pattern or practice cases.

Mr. Livingston is a former general counsel of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), where he was responsible for the federal government’s enforcement of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Equal Pay Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Mr. Livingston is a member of the American Bar Association (ABA), and serves as the planning co-chair of the ABA’s EEO Committee. He was chairman of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the Georgia Bar in 1986, and served on the Section’s executive board from 1983-87.

Mr. Livingston has written numerous articles and spoken extensively on employment discrimination. He has contributed to Employment Discrimination Law (Lindemann & Grossman) and Sexual Harassment in Employment Law (Lindemann & Kadue). In 2003, Mr. Livingston was elected to the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.

Mr. Livingston received his A.B. and J.D. from the University of Georgia.

He is the co-author of the Bloomberg BNA treatise EEOC Litigation and Charge Resolution.