As Global Employment Counsel at Epic Games, I advise the company globally on employment and labor matters and partner closely with HR to ensure that Epic always does the right thing by its people. Prior to Epic Games, I represented both employers and employees in a wide array of workplace matters. As a result of this uniquely diverse practical experience, I’m able to offer a 360-degree perspective in employment law practice that balances empathy with effective risk management. In addition to my practice, I enjoy writing on recent and trending issues in employment law, speaking to diverse audiences on employment law, LGBTQ law, and diversity and inclusion topics, and investing time in the success of my local community. Along with John Litchfield, I co-author and annually update LexisNexis’ LGBTQ Employment Law Practice Guide. In 2018, I was honored to be recognized as a Social Justice Changemaker by the DC Bar for my work advocating for LGBTQ equality. The National LGBT Bar Association recognized me as one of the 40 Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40 in 2015, a distinction that demonstrates my commitment to my work as an advocate in my field and for the LGBTQ community. I have also been named a Rising Star in the DC legal community by SuperLawyers in each year since 2017. I have focused my practice and scholarship on employment law counsel, employment litigation, and alternative dispute resolution, with a special interest in LGBTQ issues, social media and employee privacy law, disability accommodations law, and family and medical leave law. My husband Nick and I reside in the Triangle area of North Carolina and actively participate in the local community. I enjoy serving on nonprofit boards that serve the needs of the LGBTQ community.
LGBTQ+ Issues in the Workplace: Emerging Trends in Employment Law