Brittany Raia is an associate in the firm’s Charlotte office. She is a member of the Labor, Employment, and Workplace Safety practice group.
Brittany focuses her practice on conducting internal employment investigations, counseling companies on difficult employee relations issues, and defending employers in employment litigation and arbitration matters. Brittany regularly handles internal and government employment-related investigations, including investigations involving sexual harassment and other #MeToo allegations, discrimination, retaliation, bullying, and trade secret misappropriation. She also counsels employers on a wide variety of employment and compliance issues, including terminations, anti-harassment and anti-discrimination programs and trainings, employee complaint mechanisms and investigations, employee handbooks, disability accommodation, and family and medical leave matters, as well as severance agreements, nondisclosure and confidentiality agreements, and employment contracts.
Brittany also represents clients in a wide range of employment litigation matters, including those involving race, age, and gender discrimination and harassment claims, whistleblower complaints, trade secret misappropriation, defamation, executive compensation disputes, and breach of contract.
Brittany has represented employers in single plaintiff and class action cases at both the trial court and appellate levels, as well as in arbitration and mediation.
Prior to joining the firm, Brittany served as an associate at a Global 10 law firm in Washington, D.C. where she conducted employment-related investigations, counseled clients on employment matters, and represented clients in both federal and state court and arbitration, in cases involving allegations of employment discrimination, trade secret misappropriation, breach of contract, and executive compensation disputes.
During law school, Brittany served as an Articles and Notes Editor on the American Criminal Law Review and as a Student Attorney in Georgetown’s Domestic Violence Clinic, where she advocated on behalf of indigent victims of domestic violence seeking temporary and civil protection orders. Brittany also interned at the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia as lead intern to counsel to the United States Attorney and as a legal intern in the Sex Offense and Domestic Violence division.
In 2013, Brittany graduated with highest distinction from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication.
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