Billy is the former chair of the firm’s Labor and Employment Law group.  He represents management in all aspects of the employer-employee relationship, including wage and hour issues, equal employment opportunity, ADA and FMLA compliance, and the discipline and discharge of employees.

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 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 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 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.
  • 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 hospital in Norfolk federal court in three companion cases alleging race discrimination under Title VII.
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of a regional governmental authority in a lawsuit brought under the Americans with Disabilities Act in federal court.

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