Before joining Venable, Janice worked at a national law firm in its labor and employment practice, representing employers from a wide range of industries, including government contractors, local government agencies, nonprofit organizations, universities, healthcare providers, and restaurants, in the defense of employment litigation matters, including those involving claims of discrimination, wage and hour violations, and whistleblower retaliation. She 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, and trial.
In law school, Janice served on the George Mason Law Review and as a student attorney in George Mason's Clinic for Legal Assistance to Servicemembers. At the same time, Janice also worked as a law clerk for a boutique employment law firm, assisting in the representation of both private and federal sector employees in employment disputes, including discrimination, wage and hour violations, and disciplinary appeals before the Merit Systems Protection Board.
Janice advises independent schools nationwide and understands their unique challenges. She helps independent schools respond to current legal issues and proactively identify potential problems before they arise. Her work includes:
Drawing upon her employment litigation experience in both the private and federal sectors, Janice provides practical solutions for routine and complex management issues. She regularly works with clients to ensure compliance with relevant laws, including but not limited to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans With Disabilities Act, and the Fair Labor Standards Act, as well as various state and local laws. She also helps clients improve the quality and efficacy of various employment-related practices, policies, and documents. This type of counseling includes:
George Mason University Law Review
Student Advisor, Clinic for Legal Assistance to Servicemembers