A veteran litigator and skilled employment attorney with more than 28 years of experience and tremendous success in the courtroom, Angela Hart-Edwards has not only brought more than 50 cases to verdict, she has been pivotal in helping organizations for which she’s worked achieve success. As a partner at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP, she focuses on all aspects of employment law, with emphasis on representation of employers in individual, class, and collective litigation matters in both state and federal courts throughout the United States, and in noncompete litigation. She is a legal veteran whose litigation and investigative experience allows her to see issues play out from beginning to end—through trials, settlements, and appeals—and to give sound advice and counsel to avoid the pitfalls of litigation or to position the organization to defend the decisions they’re seeking. “I have developed a discernment from my vast experience around workplace issues which allows me to actively listen to our clients, not only to what they are saying, but also discerning what needs to be done to achieve their desired outcome,” she explains.
Angela joined the firm’s Washington, D.C., office in June of 2020, after a long career as both a government and private-practice attorney. Having handled some of the most complex legal and workplace issues, she is a problem-solving expert often called upon to help organizations facing challenges or struggling with persistent issues, wielding her skill with gathering all of the information necessary to identify and fix the problem. She is a former Equal Employment Opportunity trial attorney, a Department of Justice civil rights attorney, and an assistant U.S. attorney for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia. In these roles, she has defended the law and the public in complex cases before defending solely private-and public sector employers in lawsuits brought by individuals and various agencies nationwide.
Angela also conducts internal investigations, writes employment policies and handbooks, trains management on the myriad laws affecting the workplace, and defend employers served in with government issued subpoenas in criminal matters and audit letters in government contract compliance and wage and hour matters. In addition, she conducts labor and employment law due diligence for corporate and private equity-related mergers and acquisitions, and she defends companies in various types of commercial litigation and government inquiries.
Angela received her LL.M in trial advocacy and her J.D. from Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in labor studies and Africana studies from Rutgers University.
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