About Employment Edge

For years we’ve connected with you through workshops, seminars, newsletters, and in various other in-person and digital manners. Now, we’re excited to bring you relevant information about the most important topics to your business through our Employment Edge blog.

Featuring content written by our accomplished employment and labor attorneys, we want this blog to be a place where you can come to find the answers to commonly asked legal and practical questions. We will routinely post new content to keep you informed. We look forward to delivering content to regular followers and invite you to recommend or suggest desired topics for future posts. Please subscribe to the blog on the right-hand side of this page.

Contributing Authors

Marc Engel

Employment Attorney & Practice Co-chair

Marc Engel is an employment attorney committed to proactively helping for profit and nonprofit employers minimize the risk of employment claims; establish sound and effective employment documents and policies, and resolve local, state, and federal workplace disputes throughout the Washington, DC area.

Julie Reddig

Employment Attorney & Practice Co-chair

Julie Reddig helps employers build and maintain productive workplaces by navigating the many federal, state, and local laws protecting employees in the workforce. She counsels management on avoiding and defending against employment claims before administrative agencies and local, state, and federal courts in Maryland and the District of Columbia.

Lauri Cleary

Litigation Attorney

Lauri Cleary, is a trial lawyer who helps businesses, employers, and individuals resolve disputes in and out of the courtroom throughout Maryland, DC, and Virginia. Lauri negotiates and litigates employment, commercial, real estate, and white-collar criminal defense cases.

Michael Neary

Employment Attorney

Michael Neary is an employment attorney and commercial litigator who works with businesses to prevent and defend against employee claims. He also litigates commercial disputes such as real estate controversies, business fraud, corporate and partnership dissolutions, and commercial contract claims.

Nida Kanwal

Employment Attorney

Nida Kanwal is an employment attorney who represents management in workplace employment matters. Prior to joining Lerch Early, she was a judicial clerk to The Honorable Clayton Greene, Jr. of the Court of Appeals of Maryland.

Josh Schmand

Litigation and Employment Attorney

Josh Schmand is a litigation and employment attorney who works on complex business, corporate, and commercial disputes, counsels clients on employment matters, and advises on the risks and benefits of litigation. He is well-versed in litigating in state and federal courts when necessary.