Highly motivated employment attorney with big firm and in-house experience who is passionate about helping companies grow, scale and thrive in an ever-changing legal landscape.
Senior Employment Attorney, 08/2013 － CurrentCompany Name － City, State
advice and counsel on all aspects of employment and benefits law at Fortune 200 retailer. Support all business units in Company: 13,000+ stores in 44 states, including California; 15 distribution centers; Store Support Center in Tennessee.
Manage litigation, arbitration, administrative charges and demand letters. Oversee outside counsel. Attend mediations, settlement conferences, hearings, depositions, trials and on-site investigations and audits as needed.
Make proactive recommendations regarding Company policy, investigations, discipline and termination.
Lead and collaborate with cross-functional partners on complex projects to sustain and enhance employment law compliance nationwide.
Draft and negotiate employment-related agreements, including severance plan agreements, separation agreements and vendor contracts.
Substantial experience in California law, drug testing, background
checks, wage and hour, medical leaves and accommodations, immigration/I-9
compliance, employee benefits and labor matters.
Attorney advisor to the Benefits Administration Committee, which oversees administration of the Company's health and benefits plans.
2017 Dollar General Advanced Leadership Program – leadership program for high-potential directors.
Member of the Women's Professional Network employee resource group.
Associate Attorney, Labor & Employment, 09/2008 － 08/2013Company Name － City, State
Substantial experience litigating in state and federal
courts and agencies, representing clients from Fortune 500 retailers to locally owned
businesses in employment matters, including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, FMLA, ADA, ADEA, GINA, USERRA, wage and hour, unemployment hearings, non-competition agreements and ULP charges. Took and defended depositions.
Counseled employers on workplace issues, including
personnel policies and procedures. Drafted and revised employee handbooks.
Member of Personnel
Committee which included hiring responsibility for associates and summer
associates. Mentored five summer
Summer Associate, 05/2007 － 08/2007Company Name － City, State
Observed various legal proceedings including depositions, hearings, client meetings and trials. Performed legal research and drafted memoranda.
Summer Associate, 05/2006 － 08/2006Company Name － City, State
Successful Trial Rule 60(b) motion and
appellate brief for the Indiana Court of Appeals in Gupta v. Hubbuch, 890 N.E.2d 803 (Ind. App. 2008).
University of Louisville － City, StateJ.D.(2008)
Cum laude; GPA:
3.49; Class Rank: 9/114 (Top 10%)
Editor, Journal of Law and Education
President, International Law Society
Phi Kappa Phi Legal Honor Society
and Elected Office: A Model for Political Leave of Absence
Journal of Law and Education (April
Vanderbilt University － City, StateBachelor of ArtsFrench and English (2005)
Summa Cum Laude; GPA: 3.82
Alumni Relations Editor, The Vanderbilt Review
President, Pi Delta Phi French Honor
Study Abroad Program in
Aix-en-Provence, France (Spring 2004)
Diplôme de Français des Affaires, premier
degré. Diploma of
proficiency awarded by Chamber of
Commerce and Industry of Paris, France
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