Lily Reynolds is a litigation associate in the firm’s Labor and Employment Group. She focuses her practice on counseling and representation for employers in a wide variety of industries, including hospitality, retail, construction, and government contracts.
Ms. Reynolds handles a broad range of litigation matters, including claims of discrimination, harassment and retaliation, wage and hour claims under state and federal law, and breach-of-contract claims. Her recent activities include:
- Attaining summary judgment dismissal of claims arising under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act
- Researching and drafting a successful motion to dismiss a collective action arising under the Fair Labor Standards Act
- Investigating and responding to charges of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and related state and local agencies
Ms. Reynolds has experience with representing employers before the NLRB and in grievance arbitrations arising under collective bargaining agreements. Her recent activities include:
- Defeating a labor union’s bid for recognition as a collective bargaining representative following a hearing and post-hearing briefing before the NLRB
- Attaining dismissal of an unfair labor practice charge alleging successor liability under the National Labor Relations Act against a maritime services company.
Ms. Reynolds routinely assists in counseling employers about their employment actions and policies, including drafting employment agreements, reviewing employee handbooks, advising public accommodation clients about their obligations under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and counseling clients regarding compliance with federal wage and hour laws.
Ms. Reynolds has an active pro bono
practice and has represented nonprofit and individual clients in a wide variety of matters, including assisting individuals with immigration issues, and assisting local nonprofit organizations with labor relations, litigation, and employment counseling. Ms. Reynolds is the 2015 recipient of the Maryland State Bar Association Section of Young Lawyers and the Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland’s Alex Fee Memorial Pro Bono Service Award.