Expired 2nd GHILG Meeting – March 21, 2024

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  •  March 21, 2024
     1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

GHILG Meeting
March 21, 2024
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm (CT)


  • 1:00 – 1:05 – Welcome and Opening Remarks
  • 1:05 – 1:15 – OFCCP Updates
  • 1:15 – 1:25 – EEOC Updates
  • 1:25 – 2:25 – Texas Higher Education Legal Update – Darren Gibson, Shareholder and Co-Chair, Higher Education Industry Group, Littler

This presentation will address changes to key laws and rules affecting higher education institutions in Texas, as well as related impacts on private employers and foundations. The presentation will cover changes to state laws following the 2023 Texas legislative session, including new funding rules for public universities, protections for pregnant students, modifications to tenure rules, and challenges to DEI programs. The session will also discuss the Supreme Court’s Harvard/UNC admissions decision and its impact on higher education, public and private employment, and private foundation grant support for DEI initiatives.

Darren Gibson
Shareholder and Co-Chair, Higher Education Industry Group, Littler

Darren Gibson is a zealous advocate and trusted advisor to private businesses and public sector employers. Darren vigorously defends his clients in restrictive covenant and trade secret litigation, discrimination and retaliation claims, and class and collective actions, among others. Darren loves the courtroom, is not afraid to take cases to trial, and regularly handles temporary injunction hearings and appeals. In addition, he conducts workplace investigations across the country, with deep experience investigating allegations against senior executives and leaders.
Darren has a particular focus representing higher education, healthcare, and financial institutions, and he serves as co-chair of Littler’s Higher Education Industry Group. Darren’s higher education experience includes representing universities and related individuals in employment and Title IX litigation and conducting investigations into sexual harassment and sexual misconduct under Title IX. Darren is board certified in labor and employment law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Prior to his return to private practice, Darren worked at the Attorney General of Texas, where he defended state agencies and universities in employment litigation and class actions.
  • 2:25 – 2:30 – Closing Remarks

Please join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone: https://meet.goto.com/gsartor/ghilg-meeting

You can also dial in using your phone:
United States: +1 (408) 650-3123
Access Code: 535-188-157

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