Lauren E. Fisher White

Associate

804.697.4115 (p)
804.697.6115 (f)
lfwhite@cblaw.com

Professional Affiliations

Federal Bar Association, Richmond Chapter
• Board of Directors, 2017-present

Virginia Bar Association
• Young Lawyers Division

The Bar Association of the City of Richmond
• Litigation Section 
• Young Lawyers Section
• Membership Committee, 2018-present
• CLE Committee, 2016-2018

Lewis F. Powell Jr. American Inn of Court
• Barrister

Greater Richmond SHRM

National Association of College and University Attorneys

Community Involvement

Junior League of Richmond 
• Board of Directors, 2017-present
• Book & Author Event Committee, Chair, 2015-2016; Assistant Chair, 2014-2015
• Human Resources Committee, 2012-2017

Virginia Bar Association Model Judiciary Program
• Richmond Region Coordinator, 2017-present
• Advisor/Coach to St. Catherine's School, 2015-2017

The disAbility Law Center of Virginia Foundation 
• Board of Directors, 2014-2018

College of William & Mary Colonial Classic Mock Trial Invitational Tournament
• Judge, 2016

Lauren Fisher White is an associate in the firm’s Labor and Employment and Litigation practice groups. She assists clients with employment and personnel matters including implementation and adherence to state and federal laws governing the workplace, and the investigation and response to harassment, discrimination, and retaliation complaints. She counsels clients on the enforceability of restrictive covenants, disciplinary decisions, and employee handbooks, and prepares employment agreements and independent contractor agreements. As part of the Litigation practice group, Mrs. Fisher White assists clients with contract and business tort disputes as well as general litigation issues.

Representative Matters

  • Served as lead counsel in federal court litigation arising under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).
  • Represented employers before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Virginia Employment Commission, the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights, the Department of Labor, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, and the National Labor Relations Board.
  • Mediated employment law disputes before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, private mediators and federal magistrate judges.
  • Counseled clients on the enforceability of restrictive covenants, such as non-competition, non-solicitation, confidentiality, and trade secret clauses, and represented clients in negotiation and litigation involving such covenants.
  • Prepared employment agreements, independent contractor agreements, severance agreements, settlement agreements, and employment handbooks.
  • Assisted clients with creation and implementation of social media and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies.
  • Regularly advises institutions of higher education regarding faculty, student, administrative and compliance matters, including Title IX compliance and university and faculty policies and procedures.
  • Advised employers concerning the investigation of and response to data breaches.

Select Presentations

  • Presenter, “Employment Law in Health Care Transactions,” Virginia Bar Association’s 14th Annual Health Care Practitioners’ Roundtable, October 2018
  • Panelist, “EEOC Investigations,” Virginia Bar Association’s 48th Annual Conference on Labor and Employment Law, October 2018

Select Publications

  • “Damages Under the Virginia Uniform Trade Secret Act After Collelo,” Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Journal, Volume 24, Number 1, 2012
  • “The Perils of Employer-Provided Technology: Employer Inaction and the Attorney-Client Privilege,” Virginia Lawyer Magazine, June/July 2011
  • A Miscarriage of Justice: Pregnancy Discrimination in Sectarian Schools, 16 Wash. & Lee J. Civ. Rts. & Soc. Just. 529 (2010)
 

Practice Areas

Employment Issues and Executive Agreements
Non-Competition and Trade Secrets
Trials/Appeals/Alternative Dispute Resolution

Education

Washington & Lee University, J.D., 2010
Cum Laude 
Managing Editor, Journal of Civil Rights and Social Justice
Roger D. Groot Scholarship Recipient

Vanderbilt University, B.A., English and Psychology, 2006
Magna Cum Laude 

Admissions

• Virginia
• U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
• U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia
• U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
• U.S. Supreme Court