Laurie Riley is a partner in the Labor & Employment Practice Group. She focuses on employment litigation.
Laurie defends employers in civil rights and other employment-related disputes, including litigation under federal laws, such as Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and their state law counterparts. She has also represented employers in class action cases involving allegations of institutional discrimination in terms of promotion, discipline, compensation, and termination. Laurie also represents employers involved in administrative proceedings before the EEOC and state agencies.
Laurie devotes a significant part of her practice to counseling employers on the development and implementation of policies and practices to minimize exposure to litigation, advising and defending employers in non-competition issues, and training management-level employees on various aspects of labor and employment law. She frequently speaks at seminars designed for human resource professionals and attorneys concerning these and other aspects of labor and employment law.
Laurie also assists employers with obtaining temporary visas for foreign employees and providing employers with general immigration advice, such as I-9 compliance and national origin discrimination.