Tammy McCutchen, a principal in Littler Mendelson’s Washington D.C. office, is a leading authority on federal and state wage-hour laws and prevailing wage laws. Before joining Littler, she served as Administrator of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division and was Senior Counsel at the Hershey Company. While at DOL, Ms. McCutchen managed an annual budget of $160 million and 1,400 employees, represented by two unions, in more than 250 offices across the country, and was the primary architect of the first major changes to the DOL overtime regulations in 50 years. Ms. McCutchen counsels management on wage-hour compliance, represents employers during wage-hour and prevailing wage investigations by DOL, and serves as an expert witness in wage-hour class actions.
Ms. McCutchen is on the Editorial Advisory Board of Law360, is a member of the Small Business Legal Advisory Board of the National Federation of Independent Business, and serves as Chair of the Federalist Society’s Labor and Employment Practice Group. She is a graduate of Western Illinois University and Northwestern University School of Law, and clerked for Judge Daniel A. Manion on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.