Nicole Windsor heads the firm’s Employment Law Group, serves on the firm’s Management Committee, and is a member of the firm’s Transactional Department. Ms. Windsor's practice includes all aspects of employment law, including compliance matters and employment law litigation in cooperation with the firm's Litigation Department. She also assists clients in securing, expanding and maintaining federal Disadvantaged Business Enterprise and state Minority Business Enterprise certification. Ms. Windsor regularly represents employers before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Maryland Civil Rights Commission. She also defends employers against claims filed under the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Maryland Wage Payment and Collection Act as well as anti-discrimination statutes. In addition, Ms. Windsor works closely with the firm’s Litigation Department on disputes involving employee non-competition, non-solicitation, confidentiality and anti-raid obligations. In addition to defending companies in employment disputes, Ms. Windsor works with clients to implement employment policies and practices designed to keep them in compliance with applicable state and federal laws including, without limitation, the Family Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Uniformed Serviceds Employment and Reemployment Rights Act, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act. Ms. Windsor has been a guest lecturer at the University of Maryland School of Law and a presenter at various employment law seminars. She has been a frequent guest on WMAR’s Good Morning Maryland’s “Getting Back to Work” series and has authored articles on employment law matters. She was a member of the Government Relations Committee of the Chesapeake Human Resources Association from 2008-2011. She was named a “Rising Star” by Maryland Super Lawyers for 2009, 2010 and 2011. Ms. Windsor has been a member of the Board of Trustees of The Montessori School of Maryland/Emerson Farm Middle School since 2010 and served on the House of Ruth Crabaret Gala Planning Committee in 2009 and 2010. Ms. Windsor joined the firm in September 2002 following a clerkship with the Honorable Stuart R. Berger of the Circuit Court for Baltimore City. She is a member of the Maryland Bar and is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. She is also a member of the American Bar Association and Baltimore County Bar Association. Ms. Windsor is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Law (J.D., 2001), where she served on the Moot Court Board and was named Best Overall Competitor in the Moot Court Board's 1999 Fall Competition. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Education degrees from Loyola University in Maryland. (B.S., 1993; M.Ed., 1997). Before law school, Ms. Windsor worked in various fund-raising research, grant writing, and government relations positions, as well as on a gubernatorial campaign.