Litigation | Labor & Employment | General Commercial Litigation
Describe what you work on in your typical work week: Currently, a typical work week for me involves advising employers on COVID return to work policies, drafting workplace policies and procedures, conducting sexual harassment training for employees, and devoting as much time as I can to my current pro bono projects. I also routinely advise clients on human resource issues, such as performance problems, termination of employees, and drafting the corresponding documents that go along with these employment actions. In addition, I have recently become more involved in Firm leadership, and it has been fun to assist in Firm-sponsored events and with important initiatives such as Culture Groups and the newly-formed Parenting Group.
What is your favorite type of matter to work on? My favorite type of matter to work on is a workplace investigation. I really enjoy digging into the facts of a specific employment issue and am not afraid to ask the tough and oftentimes uncomfortable questions that come with allegations of workplace harassment and/or discrimination. I also enjoy that often we can really be change-makers, in terms of helping a company or organization to thoroughly investigate workplace issues and come out on the other side with new policies and procedures that make their company a better place to work.
What advice would you give a woman interested in the legal profession or starting out in her career as an attorney? Be yourself – unapologetically and every single day. I have learned that the more I go with my gut and am truly myself, the more successful I am.
What is your favorite part of being a part of Freeborn’s WLC? The WLC has truly been a great support system my entire time at Freeborn (and I’ve been here over 7 years now!). Every single time I’ve come to a member of the WLC with a question or concern or just to have another person to bounce an idea off of, the WLC comes through for me. It’s so important for women, especially in this profession, to support each other and the WLC consistently shows up for me.