National labor and employment law firm Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP is pleased to announce Jessica Maynard, Cody Saal, Alexandra (Sasha) Thaler, Kristin Titley and Hussain Turk have joined the firm.
Jessica aids employers in understanding and adapting to post-COVID work environments and the legal frameworks surrounding employee accommodations. Jessica's practice includes crafting and implementing policies that enhance workplace culture while counseling employers on compliance with the patchwork of state and federal employment laws, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Title VII, and the Texas Labor Code. Jessica is located in the firm’s Austin office.
Sasha is a partner located in the firm’s Boston office. She nearly two decades of experience advising and defending employers across a variety of industries in matters impacting their workplaces - from compliance with an array of labor and employment regulations to alternative dispute resolution and employment litigation. Sasha uses her extensive experience in labor and employment law to counsel clients on compliance with a wide array of federal and state laws and regulations, such as the FLSA, the FMLA, the ADA, Title VII, and the WARN Act, among others. She has been recognized in numerous industry publications, including The Best Lawyers in America® for Litigation - Labor and Employment (2024), a “Go-To Employment Lawyer” by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (2023), and Massachusetts Super Lawyers® (2021).
Cody has amassed significant experience representing public entities, where her practice spans an array of cases, including those related to employment discrimination, retaliation, and harassment. Cody's legal acumen shines through her extensive experience in motion practice, encompassing many procedural challenges, such as motions to dismiss, demurrers, motions to strike, and motions for summary judgment. Her adeptness in navigating the intricacies of these procedures has led to a multitude of favorable outcomes for clients. Cody is located in the firm’s San Francisco office.
Kristin brings a wealth of experience to every aspect of employment and labor law. Her comprehensive skill set spans a wide range of intricate areas, with a particular focus on litigation. She champions cases involving discrimination, harassment, and wage and hour disputes and adeptly manages proceedings in state and federal courts and administrative agencies. Her profound understanding of the complexities related to contract disputes, employee termination, disciplinary matters, and discrimination issues ensures clients receive well-informed guidance. Kristin also works closely with organizations to craft and enhance employee handbooks while implementing innovative workforce policies. Furthermore, her proficiency extends to promoting best practices in the realms of employee leave and accommodation, highlighting her specialization in critical legislation such as the ADA and FMLA, among others. Kristin is located in the Nashville office.
Hussain focuses his practice on labor and employment matters, characterized by his unwavering commitment to litigation and client advocacy. Prior to becoming a part of Constangy, he practiced law at a national AmLaw 100 firm, where he guided employers on a diverse range of employment-related matters. His experience encompassed wage and hour concerns, PAGA cases, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wrongful termination litigation. In addition to his labor and employment practice, Hussain generously dedicates his time to offering pro bono representation to gay and transgender refugees embroiled in removal proceedings. Furthermore, he actively serves as a volunteer panel attorney within the AIDS Legal Services Project, which operates under the aegis of the Los Angeles County Bar Association. Hussain is located in the firm’s San Francisco office.
Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete offers a wider lens on workplace law. We have counseled employers exclusively since 1946. With offices in 21 states, we are one of the largest labor and employment law practices in the U.S., with a growing Cybersecurity & Data Privacy practice group to match. Constangy has been named as a top firm for women and minorities by organizations including Working Mother Magazine, Law360, the National Law Journal and Vault.com. Many of our more than 200 attorneys have been recognized by leading authorities such as Chambers USA®, The Best Lawyers in America® and Martindale-Hubbell. Find out more about us online at www.constangy.com.