Sadina Montani is an Associate in the Washington, DC office of Vedder Price and a member of the firm’s Labor and Employment practice area. Ms. Montani counsels and conducts training programs for her clients on all types of employment-related issues, including FMLA compliance, Title VII discrimination issues, termination issues (including reductions in force), ADA compliance and discrimination issues, USERRA compliance and various federal and state employment laws. Ms. Montani regularly conducts wage and hour audits for her clients to ensure FLSA compliance. She also performs internal investigations for her clients.
Ms. Montani recently served as second chair for a trial in arbitration, defending against claims of perceived disability discrimination, defamation, false light and tortious interference. The trial resulted in a complete defense victory. Ms. Montani also successfully argued a motion for summary judgment in Virginia state court on behalf of a national consulting firm against a tortious interference claim brought by a former contractor. Ms. Montani's additional litigation experience includes regularly responding to discrimination charges filed with the EEOC and state agencies, representing a national retailer in federal court in various Title VII, ADA, and various retaliation suits, serving on the defense team for a nationwide FLSA class action suit, and serving on the defense team for a single-plaintiff FLSA and retaliation suit. Ms. Montani regularly represents clients in mediation.
Ms. Montani serves as pro bono counsel for a number of nonprofit organizations, which focus on education, the environment and various social services.
Prior to entering private practice, Ms. Montani was a freelance musician and performed with the Greater Lansing Symphony Orchestra, the Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra and the South Bend Symphony Orchestra, among others.