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Meredith "Merry" Campbell
12505 Park Potomac Avenue
6th Floor
Potomac, MD 20854
F (301) 230-2891
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Merry Campbell counsels clients on the best options for promoting an effective and efficient work environment, and clients appreciate that she treats their employees as if they are her own. Her primary focus is to help clients circumvent disputes when possible, and she has a proven track record in those situations where litigation is unavoidable. 

Merry is an experienced advocate who advises both local and national employers on employment agreements and handbooks, 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.  She represents 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. 

Merry'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). 

After obtaining her law degree from Harvard and starting her career with an international law firm, Merry returned home to Montgomery County, Maryland. She has earned the position of Co-Chair of the Shulman Rogers Employment and Labor Practice Group, and currently serves as Chair of the firm's EEO Committee.  She is routinely quoted in BusinessWeek, The Washington Post and other respected publications and is a published author for Thomson Reuters as well as her own employment blog, 


  • Successfully defended an employer in a jury trial brought by the EEOC, where 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. 
  • Investigated allegation of workplace harassment and advised client on how to avoid future liability. 
  • Represented management in a successful campaign to defeat a union election. 
  • Persuaded the Department of Labor (DOL) to significantly reduce fines and settlement obligations assessed in connection with an FLSA audit.
  • Successfully defeated harassment allegation on summary judgment that was affirmed on appeal to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.




Professional & Community Affiliations

  • Bar Association of Montgomery County, Employment Law Section co-Chair
  • Member, Maryland Chamber of Commerce Employment Issues Committee
  • Member, Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
  • Member, Maryland State Bar Association
  • Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2001, J.D. 
  • Lehigh University, 1998, B.A., Honors: Summa Cum Laude
Bar & Court Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Honors & Awards
  • Nation's Most Powerful Employment Attorneys, Human Resource Executive, 2015