Andrew Turnbull represents companies on a broad range of labor and employment litigation and counseling matters. He has successfully defended clients in complex employment litigation before federal and state courts and administrative agencies. A primary focus of his practice involves helping companies navigate the unique employment issues that arise when doing business with the federal government, including advising on all aspects of OFCCP compliance, creating and implementing affirmative action plans, defending OFCCP audits and onsite investigations, conducting mock pay equity audits, drafting and developing business ethics policies and programs, and complying with the Service Contract Act, E-Verify, and the Drug Free Workplace Act.
Andrew routinely develops practical and proactive strategies for employers to minimize risk on various human resource matters. He regularly advises clients on EEO and diversity, wage and hour, high-stakes employee terminations, executive disputes, reductions in force, leaves of absence, accommodations, pay equity, employee selection processes, employment testing, contingent workers, and policy development and application. Andrew also advises companies on a wide range of employment transactional matters, such as drafting and negotiating executive employment agreements and separations, overseeing internal investigations and audits of employment issues, and conducting employment diligence on mergers and acquisitions and other corporate transactions.
An experienced litigator, Andrew defends companies against claims alleging trade secret misappropriation, breach of post-employment restrictions, wage and hour violations, discrimination, and retaliation. Andrew also has significant experience advising technology and other companies on protecting against the loss of trade secrets, proprietary information, and current and prospective clients. In addition, he represents employers in matters involving union avoidance, negotiating and drafting collective bargaining agreements, handling union grievances, and avoiding and defending unfair labor practice charges.
Prior to joining private practice, Andrew worked as a human resources manager for a company recognized on the Inc. 500, an annual list of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States. Andrew received his J.D. with honors from The George Washington University Law School, where he served as a notes editor for The George Washington Law Review. While in law school, Andrew interned in the Commercial Litigation Branch at the United States Department of Justice.
Andrew is a member of the steering committee and actively involved in the Washington Metro Industry Liaison Group.
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