Lauren E. Fisher White


804.697.4115 (p)
804.697.6115 (f)

Professional Affiliations

Federal Bar Association
• Secretary, Labor and Employment Law Section, 2020-present
• 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
• Administration of Justice Committee, 2019-present
• Membership Committee, 2018-2019
• 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 
• Nominating Committee, 2019-present
• Board of Directors, 2017-2019
• Human Resources Committee, 2012-2017
• Book & Author Event Committee, Chair, 2015-2016; Assistant Chair, 2014-2015

Virginia Bar Association Model Judiciary Program
• Richmond Region Coordinator, 2017-2019
• 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 a partner in the firm’s Labor and Employment and Litigation practice groups. She counsels clients on the enforceability of restrictive covenants, disciplinary decisions, and employee handbooks, and equips them with the language tailored to achieve the results they desire, based on business needs. 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, interference, discrimination, and retaliation complaints. Ms. Fisher White also has extensive employment litigation experience, representing her clients in matters ranging from discrimination defense to the enforcement of non-competes. As part of the Litigation practice group, Ms. Fisher White brings her experience resolving complex employment disputes to a broader range of matters, assisting clients with contract and business tort litigation as well as general litigation.

Representative Matters

  • Advised employers on complex issues such as harassment and discrimination claims, leave under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), worker misclassification, and pay equity.
  • 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.
  • Provided strategic guidance to clients regarding key employee issues, such as workforce reorganizations and the development of wellness and diversity, equity, and inclusions programs.
  • Prepared employment agreements, independent contractor agreements, severance agreements, settlement agreements, and employment handbooks.
  • Served as counsel to boards of directors in connection with internal investigations and removal of executive personnel.
  • Assisted clients with creation and implementation of social media and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies.
  • Advised employers concerning the investigation of and response to data breaches.
  • 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.
  • Served as lead counsel in federal court litigation arising under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the ADA, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the FMLA, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).
  • Negotiated employee/independent contractor misclassification disputes with the Virginia Employment Commission and Department of Labor and negotiated back wage/tax repayment plans.
  • Regularly advises institutions of higher education regarding faculty, student, administrative and compliance matters, including Title IX compliance and university and faculty policies and procedures.

Select Presentations

  • Presenter, “Employer Hindsight is 20/20: Employment Law Risks in the New Decade,” Onsite Program for Builders’ Exchange Association of Virginia, February 2020
  • Presenter, “The Effect of ‘#MeToo’ and ‘Time’s Up’ in Discrimination Litigation,” Mission Possible: Winning Strategies for Litigation Management, The Trial Network, November 2019
  • Co-presenter, “Off-Duty Conduct and Unlawful Discrimination,” Onsite Program for Client, November 2019
  • Presenter, “Employment Law 101: An Intensive Course for Managers and Supervisors,” Onsite Program for Client, October 2019
  • Presenter, “The Effect of ‘#MeToo’ and ‘Time’s Up’ in Discrimination Litigation,” Litigation Management in a New York Minute-2019 Edition, The Trial Network, August 2019
  • 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


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 


• 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