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Lindsay Burke

Covington & Burling
Of Counsel
Washington, DC, USA


Lindsay Burke is vice chair of Covington’s employment practice group and regularly advises U.S., international, and multinational employers on employee management issues and international HR compliance. Her domestic practice includes advice pertaining to discrimination, leave, whistleblower, wage and hour, trade secret, and non-competition issues arising under federal and state laws, while her international practice focuses on drafting global employment policies and coordinating multi-country surveys to ensure that employment contracts and policies comply with employment laws across many jurisdictions.

Ms. Burke guides employers through the process of hiring and terminating employees and managing their performance, including the drafting and review of employment agreements, restrictive covenant agreements, separation agreements, performance plans, and key employee policies and handbooks. She provides practical advice against the backdrop of the web of state and federal employment laws, such as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Equal Pay Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and the False Claims Act, with the objective of minimizing the risk of employee litigation. When litigation looms, Ms. Burke relies on her experience as an employment litigator  to offer employers strategic advice and assistance in responding to demand letters and agency charges.

Ms. Burke works frequently with the firm’s privacy, employee benefits and executive compensation, corporate, government contracts, and cybersecurity practice groups to ensure that all potential employment issues are addressed in matters handled by these groups. She also regularly provides U.S. employment law training, support, and assistance to start-ups and foreign parent companies opening affiliates in the U.S.

Ms. Burke received her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, M.A. from Yale University, and her B.A., magna cum laude, from Kenyon College.

Lindsay Burke is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters U.S. Department of Labor Finalizes Changes to FLSA White Collar Exemption Rule (June 7, 2016) - Government Contracts 2016, Thursday, September 22, 2016
Department of Labor Moves Forward on Affirmative Action Regarding Individuals with Disabilities (August 8, 2013) - Government Contracts 2016, Thursday, September 22, 2016
Labor and Employment Obligations & Considerations - Government Contracts 2016, Thursday, September 22, 2016
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