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Education
University of Richmond Law School, J.D., 1995
College of William & Mary, B.A., 1991

Admissions
Virginia State Bar
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Virginia

Professional Affiliations
Richmond Bar Association
Virginia Bar Association
NACUA (National Association of College & University Attorneys)
The John Marshall American Inn of Court

Honors and Awards
AV® rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Legal Elite, Virginia Business Magazine, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

Stephanie oversees the firm’s employment practice while complementing its existing securities arbitration and litigation practices. Stephanie advises employers, including colleges and universities, on ways to avoid litigation and/or reduce exposure to litigation claims. She provides counseling on all aspects of employment law, including compliance with employment statutes and regulations; drafting and implementation of policies, handbooks and employment agreements; harassment prevention training; employee investigations; and employee termination. Her practice covers the full breadth of employment and securities issues, including discrimination, Family Medical Leave Act, sexual harassment, covenants not to compete, trade secret violations, whistleblower claims, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, wrongful discharge, negligence, defamation, raiding and customer complaints.

Additionally, Stephanie counsels and defends colleges and universities on matters involving tenure issues, academic freedom, student complaints, faculty and staff handbooks, drug testing, NCAA issues, Title IX, and reductions in force for both staff and faculty.

Stephanie has represented clients in numerous state and federal courts, including the Supreme Court of the United States, before federal and state administrative agencies, and in arbitrations and mediations.