As a management-side law firm owner, Ms. Burwell successfully managed the majority of the firm’s litigation and litigated many highly publicized cases. She creatively resolved contentious disputes prior to and during litigation and regularly diffused hostile and/or violent employment situations for clients.

In over 25 years counseling employers daily on employment issues, including terminations, disciplines, violence issues, claims of hostile work environment, discrimination, requests for accommodations, etc., only one client had ensuing litigation and that case was settled with the plaintiff agreeing to walk away with zero.

Ms. Burwell served as the national employment counsel for several national corporations and was panel counsel to numerous insurance companies writing employment practices liability insurance (EPLI) since the inception of EPLI. 

With her expertise in employment law, Ms. Burwell often consults with other law firms on high-level employment matters.  She offers the following specialized services to in-house counsel, law firms and insurers:

  • Workplace and compliance investigations
  • Mediation and facilitation of employment disputes
  • Monitor litigation, including attendance at trials, settlement conferences and mediations