Lori A. Brewington

Associate

302.651.7689
302.498.7689 (fax)
brewington@rlf.com
Lori Brewington represents a wide variety of corporate and business clients in labor and employment issues, as well as intellectual property and commercial disputes, before state and federal agencies and courts in Delaware and Pennsylvania. Lori provides employment advice on major corporate transactions and on general issues such as noncompete agreements and discipline/termination situations. She trains both managers and employees regarding compliance with employment laws. Lori devotes a large portion of her time assisting clients before the EEOC and the Department of Labor in federal courts with regard to Title VII, ADA and FMLA claims, and related state law claims.
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Lori Brewington represents a wide variety of corporate and business clients in labor and employment issues, as well as intellectual property and commercial disputes, in Delaware and Pennsylvania. A member of the Litigation Department and the Labor and Employment Group, her practice includes appearances before state and federal agencies and courts.

Lori provides employment advice on major corporate transactions and on general issues such as noncompete agreements and discipline/termination situations. She trains both managers and employees regarding compliance with employment laws. Lori devotes a large portion of her practice to assisting clients before the EEOC and the Delaware Department of Labor and in federal and state courts with regard to disputes involving hiring practices, wrongful discharge, whistleblowing, family leave, disability leave, and wage and hour claims, as well as state and federal discrimination claims. Prior to her career in the legal profession, Lori worked in the area of human resources in the banking industry.

Born and raised in Delaware, Lori devotes significant time to providing legal advice to Delaware nonprofit agencies. She also serves as a guardian ad litem in family court to neglected and abused children through the firm’s partnership with the Office of the Child Advocate.

Experience

  • Represents employers in all types of litigation and administrative proceedings
  • Advises employers with regard to avoiding employment claims
  • Prosecutes and enforces non-competes and other restrictive covenants
  • Conducts all phases of discovery, orders to show cause, injunctive relief, motions to dismiss, summary judgment motion practice, bench and jury trials
  • Prepares separation packages, confidentiality/non-compete agreements
  • Drafts anti-discrimination, anti-bullying, dress code, and other personnel-related policies
  • Assists clients with internal investigations, wage and hour reviews, employment practices audits, and formulation of accommodations and strategies for compliance with federal leave laws

Publications

  • "Greater Protections for Delaware Employees = Additional Training and Awareness for Management," Delaware Banker, Summer 2016   View >
  • “Trade Secret Laws: Delaware,” Practical Law Company, August 6, 2014
  • “Anti-discrimination Laws: Delaware,” Practical Law Company, July 24, 2014
  • “Non-compete Laws: Delaware,” Practical Law Company, February 25, 2014
  • “Wage and Hour Laws: Delaware,” Practical Law Company, July 19, 2013
  • “Employment Claims in Release Agreements: Delaware,” Practical Law Company, June 11, 2013 
  • “Independent Contractors: Delaware,” Practical Law Company, June 5, 2013

Presentations

  • "Association of Legal Administrators, First State Chapter: Employment Law Update," June 21, 2016
  • "Delaware Society for Human Resources Management: Employment Law Hot Topics, Federal and Delaware State Employment Law Update 2016," April 12, 2016
  • "Delaware Society for Human Resources Management: 15th Annual DE State Human Resources Conference: Strategic Analysis and Effective Use of Restrictive Covenants," November 4, 2015
  • "DelMarVa Society for Human Resources Management: Having Nightmares from FMLA? How to (Finally) Sleep at Night," October 20, 2015
  • "Delaware Society for Human Resources Management, 2015 Employment and Labor Law Hot Topics," March 10, 2015
  • "Delaware Society for Human Resources Management, Pregnancy Protection is Expanding: Best Practices for Avoiding Pregnancy Discrimination and Retaliation Claims," November 5, 2014
  • "Delaware Society for Human Resources Management, Labor & Employment Update," February 14, 2014
  • "Delaware Society for Human Resources Management, FMLA Back to Basics and the 2013 Regulations," November 7, 2013
  • "Delaware Society for Human Resources Management, Labor & Employment Update," February 12, 2013
  • "Delaware Society for Human Resources Management, Employee or Independent Contractor? Properly Classifying Workers and Understanding the Legal Differences and Risks," November 8, 2012
  • "Delaware Society for Human Resources Management, Labor & Employment Update," February 14, 2012
  • "Employment Laws Made Simple," December 6, 2011
  • "Delaware State Bar Association's Labor & Employment Update 2010," May 11, 2010
  • "ADA Update," November 2008
  • "Payroll Fundamentals: Basic Principles to Help You Manage the Payroll Process," May 6, 2008

Awards

  • Chambers USA, 2016, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011
  • Super Lawyers, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013
  • Lawyers of Color Hot List, 2014

Leadership

  • Delaware State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section, Past Chair
  • Board Member, Children's Advocacy Center of Delaware, Inc.

Education

  • J.D., Widener University School of Law, 2002
  • B.S., University of Delaware, 1999

Admitted to Practice

  • Pennsylvania, 2003
  • Delaware, 2004
  • New Jersey, 2005
  • United States Court of Appeals Third Circuit, 2005
  • District of Delaware, 2005

Pro Bono Activities

  • Pro Bono Counsel, nonprofit agencies
  • Guardian ad Litem, Delaware Division of Family Services
  • Assists various nonprofit agencies with employment and personnel matters

Experience

  • Represents employers in all types of litigation and administrative proceedings
  • Advises employers with regard to avoiding employment claims
  • Prosecutes and enforces non-competes and other restrictive covenants
  • Conducts all phases of discovery, orders to show cause, injunctive relief, motions to dismiss, summary judgment motion practice, bench and jury trials
  • Prepares separation packages, confidentiality/non-compete agreements
  • Drafts anti-discrimination, anti-bullying, dress code, and other personnel-related policies
  • Assists clients with internal investigations, wage and hour reviews, employment practices audits, and formulation of accommodations and strategies for compliance with federal leave laws

Education

  • J.D., Widener University School of Law, 2002
  • B.S., University of Delaware, 1999

Publications

  • "Greater Protections for Delaware Employees = Additional Training and Awareness for Management," Delaware Banker, Summer 2016   View >
  • “Trade Secret Laws: Delaware,” Practical Law Company, August 6, 2014
  • “Anti-discrimination Laws: Delaware,” Practical Law Company, July 24, 2014
  • “Non-compete Laws: Delaware,” Practical Law Company, February 25, 2014
  • “Wage and Hour Laws: Delaware,” Practical Law Company, July 19, 2013
  • “Employment Claims in Release Agreements: Delaware,” Practical Law Company, June 11, 2013 
  • “Independent Contractors: Delaware,” Practical Law Company, June 5, 2013

Presentations

  • "Association of Legal Administrators, First State Chapter: Employment Law Update," June 21, 2016
  • "Delaware Society for Human Resources Management: Employment Law Hot Topics, Federal and Delaware State Employment Law Update 2016," April 12, 2016
  • "Delaware Society for Human Resources Management: 15th Annual DE State Human Resources Conference: Strategic Analysis and Effective Use of Restrictive Covenants," November 4, 2015
  • "DelMarVa Society for Human Resources Management: Having Nightmares from FMLA? How to (Finally) Sleep at Night," October 20, 2015
  • "Delaware Society for Human Resources Management, 2015 Employment and Labor Law Hot Topics," March 10, 2015
  • "Delaware Society for Human Resources Management, Pregnancy Protection is Expanding: Best Practices for Avoiding Pregnancy Discrimination and Retaliation Claims," November 5, 2014
  • "Delaware Society for Human Resources Management, Labor & Employment Update," February 14, 2014
  • "Delaware Society for Human Resources Management, FMLA Back to Basics and the 2013 Regulations," November 7, 2013
  • "Delaware Society for Human Resources Management, Labor & Employment Update," February 12, 2013
  • "Delaware Society for Human Resources Management, Employee or Independent Contractor? Properly Classifying Workers and Understanding the Legal Differences and Risks," November 8, 2012
  • "Delaware Society for Human Resources Management, Labor & Employment Update," February 14, 2012
  • "Employment Laws Made Simple," December 6, 2011
  • "Delaware State Bar Association's Labor & Employment Update 2010," May 11, 2010
  • "ADA Update," November 2008
  • "Payroll Fundamentals: Basic Principles to Help You Manage the Payroll Process," May 6, 2008

Awards

  • Chambers USA, 2016, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011
  • Super Lawyers, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013
  • Lawyers of Color Hot List, 2014

Leadership

  • Delaware State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section, Past Chair
  • Board Member, Children's Advocacy Center of Delaware, Inc.