Returning home to Montgomery County, Maryland after obtaining her law degree from Harvard and starting her career with an international law firm, Meredith "Merry" Campbell is an experienced advocate who counsels both local and national employers. As Co-Chair of the Firm's Employment and Labor Practice Group, Ms. Campbell's practice focuses primarily on the representation of management in all phases of employment law, including equal employment litigation, wage and hour litigation, the protection of confidential and proprietary business information, executive compensation and enforcement of restrictive covenants. She has been quoted in BusinessWeek and other respected publications, and is a published author for Thomson Reuters.
Clients appreciate that Ms. Campbell treats their employees as if they are her own. Her primary focus is counseling clients on the best options for promoting an effective and efficient work environment, and for avoiding and successfully resolving disputes. She drafts employment agreements, employee handbooks, and regularly counsels employers concerning workplace harassment issues and training programs, performance management, reductions in force, FLSA and wage/hour compliance, independent contractors, social media, and other aspects of the employment relationship.
Ms. Campbell has a proven track record in those situations where litigation is unavoidable. For example, she successfully defended an employer in a jury trial brought by the EEOC. The EEOC claimed that a former employee was subject to a sexually and racially hostile environment. After a 7 day trial, the jury found in favor of Ms. Campbell's client and denied the EEOC's claims.
Ms. Campbell's practice also includes representation of management in dealings with labor unions and the NLRB. She has represented clients in all stages of union interaction - from avoiding union campaigns to negotiating collective bargaining agreements, including agreements compliant with the Service Contract Act (SCA).
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