Laura Windsor is the chair of Williams Mullen’s Labor, Employment and Immigration practice and co-chair of the Trade Secrets, Employee Mobility and Restrictive Covenants practice. Laura defends businesses in employment and employee benefits litigation matters in state and federal courts across the country.
Her employment litigation work includes defending companies in cases alleging discrimination, workplace harassment, breach of employment and non-compete contracts, FMLA or USERRA interference or retaliation, FCRA violations, FLSA wage and hour/overtime disputes, and employment-related business torts. Laura’s employee benefits litigation experience includes the defense of disability, life, and health insurance claims under ERISA and state law.
In addition to her litigation practice, Laura advises clients in all areas of human resources and employment law, including about company policies, terminations and reduction in force plans, medical leave issues, restrictive covenants, executive employment agreements and employment-related aspects of corporate purchase and sale transactions.
She also helps government contractors maintain compliance with federal contract laws, including AAPs, the Service Contract Act and the Davis-Bacon Act, and she defends them in audits involving the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP).
Laura also provides onsite corporate training and is a frequent speaker on employment and employee benefit law issues, including in EEO and harassment laws, gender identity and sexual orientation anti-discrimination laws, religious discrimination, federal and state wage and hour laws, medical leaves of absence under the FMLA and ADA, disability claims under ERISA, and federal contractor compliance laws for employers.
Laura is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, the Virginia Bar Association and the Metro Richmond Women’s Bar Association. Laura is highly active in her community and currently sits on the board of directors of the Richmond SPCA. She has served as past chair of the board of directors for the Virginia Association of Free and Charitable Clinics; served on the board of directors and as chair of the governance committee of the Health Brigade in Richmond; and was previously a board member of ChildSavers.
Laura is a 2001 graduate of Georgia State University School of Law, where she earned her J.D, cum laude, and she is a 1993 graduate of the University of Michigan, where she earned her B.A. in Russian and East European Studies.
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