Susan is counsel on the labor and employment law team and team head of the District of Columbia labor team. Her practice includes comprehensive OSHA\MSHA representation of employers across industry sectors and including whistleblower cases, setting up safety and health compliance programs, conducting internal audits, filing comments on proposed regulatory changes, accident investigation, and representation before state and federal OSHA\MSHA on all types of citation contests, including fatalities and significant injury cases.
Susan has more than 20 years of experience representing employers in all aspects of the employer-employee relationship including discrimination, harassment, whistleblower, tort claims, contract claims, defamation, wrongful discharge, trade secret, covenants not to compete, duty of loyalty, wage/hour, retaliation, FMLA, ADA, and WARN Act. She has particularly broad experience regarding the interplay between state and federal leave and disability laws as well as the successful implementation of large and small reductions in force. Her experience extends to representation of employers with unionized workforces including a substantial number of collective bargaining, labor arbitration and unfair labor practice matters and advice relating to contract compliance and grievance handling.
Susan has been admitted to practice in the Virginia state courts, Eastern and Western Federal District Courts of Virginia, District of Columbia Superior Court, District of Columbia Federal District Court, Federal District Court of Maryland, Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and the US Supreme Court. She has represented employers in employment and/or OSHA litigation throughout the country, including California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania South Carolina, and Virginia.