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Brittany Raia is an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. Ms. Raia’s practice focuses on labor and employment litigation and investigations.
Ms. Raia has represented clients in a wide range of employment litigation matters, including those involving race, age, and gender discrimination and harassment claims, whistleblower complaints, trade secret misappropriation, executive compensation disputes, and breach of contract. She has handled numerous employment-related investigations, including investigations involving sexual harassment and other #MeToo allegations, other workplace misconduct, and the possible misappropriation of trade secrets. Ms. Raia has represented employers in single plaintiff and class action litigation at both the trial court and appellate levels, as well as in arbitration and mediation.
Ms. Raia also counsels employers on government investigations and on a wide variety of employment and compliance issues, including terminations, anti-harassment and anti-discrimination programs, employee complaint mechanisms and investigations, employee handbooks, disability accommodation, and family and medical leave matters, as well as severance agreements, nondisclosure and confidentiality agreements, and employment contracts. Ms. Raia has also prepared and conducted employee trainings.
Ms. Raia also maintains an active pro bono practice, including representing victims of domestic violence seeking temporary and civil protection orders. Ms. Raia also represented the Legal Aid Society for the City of New York pro bono in a lawsuit alleging Legal Aid engaged in reverse-discrimination.
Ms. Raia received her law degree magna cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center, where she was elected to the Order of the Coif. While at Georgetown, Ms. Raia served as an Articles and Notes Editor on the American Criminal Law Review and as a Student Attorney in Georgetown’s Domestic Violence Clinic, where she advocated on behalf of indigent victims of domestic violence seeking temporary and civil protection orders. In 2013, Ms. Raia graduated with highest distinction from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication.
Ms. Raia is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia. She serves on the firm’s Diversity Committee.
Georgetown University - 2016 Juris Doctor
University of North Carolina - 2013 Bachelor of Arts
District of Columbia Bar