Washington, District Of Columbia 20004
Joyce E. Taber is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Labor and Employment Practice and is a member of the firm's Complex Employment Litigation team. Ms. Taber's practice focuses on defending corporate clients in employment litigation and wage and hour matters, including classwide allegations, in federal and state courts. Ms. Taber also represents clients before the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and state/local fair employment agencies. Her practice includes litigation and client counseling under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Older Workers Benefit Protection Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act, and other federal and state employment laws. Ms. Taber's practice also includes conducting board-level independent investigations regarding alleged code of conduct violations, workplace harassment claims, and whistleblower allegations. Ms. Taber also provides advice on litigation avoidance, statutory compliance, employment policies and procedures, reductions in force, executive employment contracts, release agreements, and noncompete agreements. She also advises clients on best practices for developing and implementing veteran hiring programs. Ms. Taber previously served as the elected co-chair of the District of Columbia Bar's Labor and Employment Law Section Steering Committee from 2009 to 2012 and currently serves on the section's Class Action Committee.
Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Ms. Taber was an associate in private practice focusing predominately on advising and defending corporate clients in a wide variety of labor and employment–related matters, including single-plaintiff and class action employment litigation, labor arbitrations, and employment counseling.
Ms. Taber received her J.D., magna cum laude, from the American University Washington College of Law in 2001, where she was editor-in-chief for the American University Law Review. While in law school, she was a judicial intern for Judge Ricardo M. Urbina in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia (1999). She received her B.A., magna cum laude, from The College of William & Mary in 1992, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa.
Ms. Taber is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and Virginia and before the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Fourth and District of Columbia Circuits; the U.S. District Courts for the Districts of Columbia and Maryland; the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia; and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.
|Areas of Practice||1) Labor & Employment, 2) Employment Counseling & Litigation FLSA/Wage & Hour and 3) Noncompetition Agreements & Trade Secrets|
|Law School||American University, Washington College of Law|
|Education||College of William & Mary (B.A., 1992)|
|Bar Member / Association||State Bar Of District of Columbia, State Bar Of Virginia|
|Most recent firm||Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP|
Ms. Fitzgerald represents employers in a wide range of industries, including the entertainment, financial services, hospitality, manufacturing, retail, and transportation industries.