Billy chairs the firm’s Labor and Employment Law group.  He represents management in all aspects of the employer-employee relationship, including wage and hour litigation, equal employment opportunity, wrongful discharge litigation, enforcement of non-competition agreements, FMLA compliance and ADA litigation.

He practices in state and federal courts and before  the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the U.S. Department of Labor, the National Labor Relations Board, the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry and the Virginia Employment Commission.

Practice Areas
    • Education

      • J.D., College of William & Mary, 1988
      • B.A., University of Virginia, 1984

      Professional Recognition

      • Best Lawyers in America, Labor & Employment Law (2003-present)
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    • Leadership

      • Virginia Bar Association, Labor Relations and Employment Law Section: Former Council Member
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      Memberships

      • American Bar Association: Labor and Employment Law Section
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Experience

  • Successfully defended a municipality in a state law class action and a Fair Labor Standards Act collective action in Norfolk Federal Court brought by a class of over 500 plaintiffs alleging overtime violations.
  • Successfully represented a hotel management company in a Title VII sexual harassment lawsuit in Norfolk federal court.  After a three-day jury trial, the jury found in favor of the employer.
  • Successfully defended a government contractor in a Fair Labor Standards Act collective action in Norfolk federal court brought by a class of over 100 plaintiffs alleging overtime violations.
  • Successfully represented a Health Maintenance organization in a Title VII race discrimination claim in Norfolk federal court.  After a four-day jury trial, the jury found in favor of the employer on all counts.
  • Successfully represented an executive formerly employed by a government contractor in a breach of fiduciary duty and breach of non-compete agreement lawsuit in Queen Anne's County, Maryland Circuit Court.  After a three-day jury trial, the jury returned a verdict in favor of the executive on all counts.
  • Successfully represented a hospital and one of its managers in an assault and battery claim brought by a former employee.  After a three-day jury trial, the jury found in favor of the employer and the manager on all counts.
  • Successfully represented a financial services company in a gender discrimination and retaliation claim under Title VII.  After a four-day arbitration, the arbitrator ruled in favor of the employer.
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of a hospital in a wrongful discharge lawsuit in Norfolk federal court under the Family and Medical Leave Act.
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of a newspaper publisher in a breach of employment contract claim in Denver, Colorado federal court.  The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit Court affirmed the trial court's judgment for the employer.
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of a hospital in a disability discrimination and retaliation claim under the Americans with Disabilities Act in Alexandria, Virginia federal court.  The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit affirmed the trial court's judgment for the employer.
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of a publisher in a Title VII gender discrimination lawsuit in Columbus, Ohio federal court.  The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit affirmed the trial court's judgment for the employer.
  • Obtained summary judgment in Greensboro, North Carolina federal court on behalf of a national portrait business being sued for disability discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of a government contractor in an age discrimination claim by an applicant who had been denied employment.
  • Successfully represented a local television station in Norfolk federal court in a breach of contract claim by a former employee.
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of a hospital in Norfolk federal court in three companion cases alleging race discrimination under Title VII.
  • Successfully represented a local municipality in a federal court claim by a former police officer claiming that he was discharged in violation of his First Amendment rights.  After a four-day trial, the court found in favor of the municipality.
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of a regional governmental authority in a lawsuit brought under the Americans with Disabilities Act in federal court.
  • Obtained partial summary judgment and then a favorable verdict in federal court on behalf of a Peninsula Sheriff in a wrongful discharge suit by two of the Sheriff's deputies.  The two deputies claimed that they were wrongfully discharged because they did not support the Sheriff's candidacy during his re-election campaign.
  • Obtained summary judgment in state court on behalf of an international corporation in a lawsuit by a former executive claiming commissions relating to the sale of a business division.

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