Teresa M. Biviano

Associate
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Teresa Biviano focuses her practice on litigation and counseling for employment and labor matters. Teresa has experience litigating and advising in the education, nonprofit, and hospitality industries, among others, and with conducting internal investigations related to personnel issues and Title IX matters.

She has provided compliance-related counseling on issues concerning the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA); Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA); Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA); Title IX and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); as well as other federal and New York state and city laws.

Teresa's practice in the education sphere is informed by four years of professional experience in higher education administration. Her work as the assistant director of a law school's registrar's department included managing data and student record confidentiality matters related to FERPA; policy and curriculum; student educational record files; and academic counseling.

During law school, Teresa represented clients as a student-attorney in the Civil Rights Clinic at the Institute for Public Representation. She also has experience with state and local workplace policy initiatives while working as a legal intern at a DC nonprofit advocacy organization for women and families.

Teresa also served as managing editor of The Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics during law school, and she is published there.

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Credentials
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Education

  • J.D. Georgetown University Law Center 2018
    • The Saint Thomas More Award recipient
    • Managing editor of operations, The Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics
    • Dean's List
    • Student attorney, Civil Rights Clinic at the Institute for Public Representation
  • B.A. Public Relations and Advertising summa cum laude Chapman University 2011

Bar Admissions

  • New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Community
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Pro Bono

  • Active in Venable's Pro Bono program
  • Represented pro bono clients in connection with unemployment insurance matters
  • Assisted in successfully securing asylum for an applicant on the basis of sexual-orientation persecution