Robin represents employers in employment litigation matters, including defending against claims of discrimination and wage and hour violations.
Robin has experience managing all stages of litigation in both state and federal courts, including initial investigations, discovery management, depositions, drafting and arguing pre-trial motions, trial preparation, and appeals. She has also represented clients in administrative forums, including mediation, arbitration (including grievance and interest arbitration), and actions before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and similar state agencies.
Robin counsels clients to ensure compliance with relevant laws, including wage and hour laws, disability and discrimination laws, leave laws, and labor laws. She works with clients to improve the quality and efficacy of employment-related practices, policies, and documents, including drafting or updating employment agreements, separation agreements, and workplace handbooks.
Recently Robin has provided counsel regarding the Fair Labor Standards Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act and Older Workers Benefit Protection Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Fair Credit Reporting Act, Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, the DC Human Rights Act, DC Accrued Sick and Safe Leave Act, DC Fair Criminal Record Screening Act, and many other state, local, and federal laws.
Robin advises educational institutions, including independent schools, public charter schools, and higher education institutions. She counsels schools and colleges on various issues, including wage and hour compliance, counseling and discipline of employees and volunteers, employment agreements, student and family rights, policies related to state-mandated immunization requirements and permissible exemptions from those requirements, and the prevention of and defense against wrongful termination claims. Robin also assists educational institutions in conducting internal investigations into student and employee complaints and in navigating administrative investigations. Robin has significant experience working with education clients on policies and issues arising out of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and related state laws.
While attending law school, Robin served as a judicial intern to the Honorable John D. Bates of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. She also served as a student attorney representing clients in litigation arising under the Americans with Disabilities Act in conjunction with the National Association of the Deaf.
Prior to law school, Robin was a teacher in the Prince George's County Public School system. She also plays clarinet and serves as vice president of the board of directors for the Montgomery Symphony Orchestra.