Elizabeth P. Redpath Associate

Elizabeth focuses her practice on a broad spectrum of labor and employment matters. She regularly represents clients in federal and state court at the trial and appellate level and provides counsel to clients on a wide array of sensitive labor and employment issues.

Elizabeth is a skilled litigator. She has extensive experience  defending companies against claims brought under various non-discrimination laws, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the National Labor Relations Act, state and federal wage and hour laws, and whistleblower laws. Elizabeth also represents clients in non-competition and trade secret disputes. She frequently advises clients on issues involving employee discipline, discharge, reductions in force, leave and accommodation issues, employment agreements, and website accessibility. Elizabeth also has significant experience conducting workplace investigations into allegations of harassment and retaliation issues, regulatory violations, and other misconduct and compliance concerns.

Prior to joining McGuireWoods in 2017, Elizabeth was a trial attorney in the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. She also completed two federal clerkships, one at the appellate level for Chief Judge Edward E. Carnes of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and one at the district court level for Judge Orinda D. Evans of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. Elizabeth serves as the Vice President of the Virginia Equality Bar Association (VEBA) and is an active member of VEBA, the Stonewall Bar Association of Georgia, and the National LGBT Bar, where she was recognized as a one of the 40 Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40 in 2020. Elizabeth is an LCLD mentor and over the years has volunteered her time to many social justice organizations.

Elizabeth graduated with High Honors from Emory University School of Law, where she was a Robert W. Woodruff Fellow and served as a Notes & Comments Editor for the Emory Law Journal. Before attending law school, Elizabeth spent six years in sales and marketing for various companies.

Experience

Obtained summary judgment in race discrimination lawsuit in Virginia federal court.

Obtained favorable settlements and outcomes for numerous clients in discrimination, harassment, FMLA, and wage and hour lawsuits.

Obtained favorable settlements and/or injunctions for various clients whose employees violated restrictive covenants, misappropriated trade secrets, and/or violated related legal duties.

Represented clients in wage and hour collective actions in multiple federal courts.

Completed several months-long workplace investigations involving sensitive allegations against executive-level employees at one of the nation’s largest banks.

  • Emory University School of Law, JD, Order of the Coif, with High Honors, Notes & Comments Editor, Emory Law Journal, 2013
  • Davidson College, BA, English, magna cum laude, with High Honors, 2004

Member, Stonewall Bar Association

Member, National LGBT Bar Association

Board Member, Virginia Equality Bar Association

  • Virginia
  • Georgia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

Named to "Best 40 LGBTQ+ Lawyers Under 40," National LGBT Bar Association, 2020

Named to "BEQ Pride 40 LGBTQ Leaders Under 40," Business Equality Network, 2020

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