Employment discrimination litigation; employment tort and contract litigation (including restrictive covenants); Family and Medical Leave Act; Fair Labor Standards Act; human resources advice and counsel; employment law training; appellate litigation; alternative dispute resolution.
Bar Admissions: Maryland; District of Columbia; US Courts of Appeals for the 3rd, 4th and DC Circuits. Professional Associations: General Counsel, Maryland Chamber of Commerce; Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America; American Bar Association; Maryland State Bar Association; District of Columbia Bar; Employment Law Alliance; Worklaw Network.
Bender’s Labor & Employment Bulletin articles include Adjunct Faculty at Religiously Affiliated Universities: Right to Bargain Collectively Clashes with the First Amendment, March 2020; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Rules that Joint Employer Status Cannot Arise from Mere Franchisor “Brand Control” Measures, Nov. 2019; Stability In Bargaining and Employee Free Choice: A Balancing of Polices that Divides the Board in Johnson Controls, Inc. September 2019.
Georgetown University Law Center, JD, cum laude, 1992; associate editor, Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics; University of North Carolina, BA, cum laude, 1985.