Saturday, September 19, 2015 @ 8am
Wednesday, September 23, 7:30 -10 a.m.
Husson University, Southern Campus, 340 County Road, Westbrook ME
Tawny centers her practice on the understanding that the employment landscape is ever-changing—from medical marijuana’s effect on drug testing, to the effect of social networking in the workplace and mobile devices’ effect on wage and hour issues. In this evolving landscape she recognizes that for companies to remain profitable and successful they must be proactive, as opposed to reactive, to these employment issues.
As many of these issues are swiftly evolving, Tawny prides herself on staying abreast of their development and crafting cost-effective solutions for adapting. She sensibly recognizes that one size representation does not fit all and focuses her practice on providing creative, cost-effective, and individualized labor and employment counseling and representation to clients. She has represented diverse clients in a broad range of industries from small family-owned businesses and non-profits to Fortune 500 companies across the country. In each situation she recognizes that each company’s culture and employment needs are distinct and crafts her practice to providing solutions that take these individualized needs and cultures into account.
Tawny frequently defends clients in court and before administrative bodies throughout the Northeast with relation to their employment issues including:
- Unemployment Compensation
- Wage and hour;
- Employment agreements, including breach of non-compete and non-solicitation agreements;
- Drug testing;
- FMLA, ADA, FLSA, OSHA, USERRA, GINA, and ADEA;
- Supervisor liability; and
- Social media and technology in the workplace
Her experience working with judges across the country at the trial and appellate levels provides her with a unique level of insight as to the ins-and-outs of state and federal litigation. Outside the adversarial setting she counsels clients on best practices to minimize potential litigation with current and former employees including preparation of separation agreements and drafting and revising policy handbooks.
As the editor of Verrill Dana’s Labor & Employment Group’s Blog, Taking Care of HR Business, Tawny recognizes the effect that social media and technology can have on employers and the issues they may create in the workplace that weren’t prevalent in the recent past. She regularly presents to employers, human resources professionals, and peers on trending issues, best practices, and industry-specific concerns.
Tawny is the 2008 recipient of the Adolf Homburger Humanitarian Award and prides herself on giving back to the community. Outside the office, Tawny enjoys reading fiction, experiencing Portland’s myriad of dining and cultural options, travelling, and spending time playing with her daughter.
Portland Museum of Art Contemporaries Steering Committee
- Pace University School of Law (J.D., 2008), magna cum laude
- Thomas College (B.S., 2005), summa cum laude
- Hon. Thad J. Collins, U.S. Bankruptcy Court – Northern District of Iowa
- Iowa Judicial Branch, District Court
- Hon. Thomas I. Vanaskie, U.S. Court of Appeals (Third Circuit)
- Hon. Thomas I. Vanaskie, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
- New Hampshire, 2008
- Massachusetts, 2009
- Iowa, 2010
- Maine, 2013
Court and Other Admissions
- U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire, 2008
- U.S. District Court for the District of Maine, 2013
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court – District of New Hampshire, 2013
Employment & Labor