Andrea R. Milano

Associate

Washington, D.C.
T +1.202.861.1584
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Overview

Andrea Milano is a trusted advocate who advises and represents clients across a broad range of industries, from healthcare and hospitality to manufacturing and technology, on labor and employment law matters. Having practiced labor and employment law for five years in California, she is well versed in both federal and California wage and hour law, and has represented clients in single plaintiff and class action litigation. With a strong focus on the bottom line, Andrea strives to provide thorough, accurate, and practical advice that meets her clients’ business needs.

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Labor Relations
  • Negotiated union concessions totaling $1.5 million as lead negotiator representing skilled nursing facility in successor contract discussions.

Employment Litigation
  • Actively managed discovery and motion practice for 60,000-person putative class action alleging gender discrimination against international software company.

Employment Counseling
  • Provides direct advice and counsel on day-to-day labor and employment law matters, including conducting payroll audits; developing, drafting, and revising handbooks and policies; and managing employee performance issues.

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Experience

Labor Relations
  • Negotiated union concessions totaling $1.5 million as lead negotiator representing skilled nursing facility in successor contract discussions.

  • Served as lead negotiator bargaining with SEIU on behalf of nonprofit organization in successor contract while focused on maintaining budgetary constraints.

  • Represented dairy product manufacturer in first contract negotiations with the Teamsters that led to decertification petition being filed.

  • Represented hospital facilities throughout successor contract negotiations with nursing unions focused on obtaining concessions to stay profitable.

  • Represented various employers throughout unfair labor practice proceedings, up to and including trial.

Employment Litigation
  • Actively managed discovery and motion practice for 60,000-person putative class action alleging gender discrimination against international software company.

  • Served as lead associate, managing all aspects of discovery, class certification, motion practice and settlement of 7,000-person certified class action in the Central District.

  • Argued motion for summary judgment, obtaining dismissal of employee’s individual discrimination and retaliation claims in California Superior Court.

  • Took and defended depositions of named plaintiffs, company witnesses and experts in both individual and class action litigation, leading to successful dispositive and pretrial motion practice.

  • Represented employers against claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation and violations of wage and hour law under both federal and state law and in individual, class and representative actions.

Employment Counseling
  • Provides direct advice and counsel on day-to-day labor and employment law matters, including conducting payroll audits; developing, drafting, and revising handbooks and policies; and managing employee performance issues.

Recognitions and Memberships

Recognitions

  • CALI Awards for Excellence in Labor Law
  • CALI Awards for Excellence in Social and Cognitive Psychology for Lawyers
  • CALI Awards for Excellence in Criminal Procedure – Adjudications
  • CALI Awards for Excellence in Ethics of Criminal Investigation, Prosecution, Practice and Policy

Pro Bono

  • Served as second chair in bench trial to recover $60,000 for the beneficiaries of a decedent’s estate in probate matter with professional responsibility components. Conducted direct examination of one witness.

Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • District of Columbia
  • California

Education

  • J.D., Cornell University Law School, 2011, cum laude; Notes Editor, International Law Journal
  • B.S., Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University, 2008