Ms. Mandel is a shareholder in the Boston office. She focuses her practice on employment litigation, and represents employers in a broad range of employment matters before state and federal courts and administrative agencies in both Massachusetts and Connecticut. Ms. Mandel regularly practices before the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD), the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO), and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
Ms. Mandel also counsels employers and provides guidance on employment-related issues, including compliance with Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, Massachusetts and Connecticut employment laws, drug testing laws and best practices, and wage and hour compliance. Ms. Mandel drafts and reviews policies and handbooks for compliance with federal, Massachusetts, and Connecticut laws.
Prior to attending law school, Ms. Mandel worked as an Intern Field Examiner for the National Labor Relations Board in Boston, as part of her undergraduate studies in Industrial and Labor Relations. Following law school, Ms. Mandel served as a clerk to the Honorable Justice Christine S. Vertefeuille on the Connecticut Supreme Court. Before joining Ogletree Deakins, Ms. Mandel practiced labor and employment law for four years in New Haven, Connecticut.