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Abigail Horrigan

Yahoo! Inc.
Employment Counsel
Sunnyvale, CA, USA

Abigail K. Horrigan, Esq. ("Abby")
Director, Employment Law  

Primary Areas of Practice

Abby provides advice and counsel to management and Human Resource professionals on a broad range of employment issues including: recruiting, hiring, employee relations, discipline and terminations, layoffs, internal investigations, employment issues related to mergers and acquisitions, leaves of absence, wage and hour compliance, contingent worker issues, separation agreements, benefits issues, workers' compensation and compliance with applicable state and federal employment laws and regulations such as ADA, ADEA, FMLA, FLSA, Title VII, etc.

Also, she advises HR and top executives on employment-related risks and works to identify practical business solutions for avoiding and/or reducing legal risk, manages employment litigation and outside counsel, including coordinating and directing case strategy and discovery. Yahoo! at the administrative agency level including preparing and responding to EEOC inquiries, US DOL investigations, and other federal or state governmental agency requests.

Finally, she ensures that Yahoo! remains legally complaint with employment laws on a nationwide basis and regularly conducts trainings to ensure that HR has the tools it needs to remain compliant.

Law School / Graduate School: Syracuse University College of Law

Work History

Robert Half International Inc. - Associate Counsel; Cook Roos Wilbur Thompson LLP - Employment Associate; Christensen Miller, Fink, Glaser, Weil & Shapiro LLP - Litigation Associate 


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