Member Firm Profile

Lorenger & Carnell PLC

Firm Profile

Address:

Lorenger & Carnell PLC
651 South Washington Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314

Phone: (703) 684-1800
Fax: (703) 684-1805

Firm Size:

3 Lawyers

Primary Contact:

Susan Carnell
scarnell@lorengercarnell.com

Attorneys Admitted to Practice In:

District of Columbia
Maryland
Virginia

Firm Description

Lorenger & Carnell PLC was founded in February 2007 in order to provide employers with top notch legal services at small-firm rates. Since its inception, the firm's practice has been focused on representing employers in both litigation and counseling.

Before striking out on their own in 2007, Susan Carnell and Mike Lorenger served as partners in the Labor & Employment Group of the Washington, D.C. law firm of Hogan & Hartson LLP, where they represented national and international companies in all aspects of labor and employment litigation, counseling and training. Over the course of their “big firm” practice, Susan and Mike found that the ever-increasing cost of legal services limited the preventative advice companies sought and made it cost-prohibitive to defend against even meritless claims. In response to these changing market forces, they opened a small boutique law firm dedicated solely to the representation of employers in employment-related matters and disputes.

Lorenger & Carnell has recently expanded with the addition of Christine M. Burke as Counsel. Christine came to the firm from Hogan Lovells (formerly Hogan & Hartson), where she spent over a decade in the firm’s Labor & Employment Group. Drawing on close to fifty years of combined experience, acquired in representing employers ranging in size from a few employees to a few hundred thousand, Lorenger & Carnell provides its clients with the same capable training, practical advice, and aggressive litigation defense offered by the largest law firms, but at a fraction of the cost
 

To learn more, visit http://www.lorengercarnell.com.

Firm Representatives

Christine joined Lorenger & Carnell in 2015 after more than 10 years at Hogan Lovells (previously Hogan & Hartson). Christine has extensive experience representing employers in litigation before federal and state courts and administrative agencies. She also provides counseling on complex legal requirements and daily workforce management, and has significant experience in traditional labor law, including representing clients in collective bargaining negotiations. Christine received her B.A. from Yale University and her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law. After law school, Christine clerked for the Honorable J. Frederick Motz, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. 

Practice Specialties

  • Employment Litigation Defense
  • Discrimination/Human rights
  • FMLA
  • Retaliation/Whistleblower claims
  • Wage and hour/FLSA defense/Employment standards
  • Employment Counseling and Advice
  • Handbook Review
  • Leave laws
  • Personnel policies
  • Wage and hour audits
  • Labor Unions/Labor Relations
  • Collective bargaining
  • Arbitration
  • Unfair labor practices
  • Employment Contracts and Litigation
  • Non-compete/non-solicit agreements
  • Confidentiality and trade secret agreements
  • Trade secrets and non-compete agreements
  • Executive employment agreements (including change of control)

For more than twenty years Michael has provided counseling and litigation representation in all areas of employment law to employers ranging in size from four employees to forty thousand. He has handled cases before federal and state courts and agencies in more than twenty-five states, before at least four U.S. courts of appeal, and in several state supreme courts. 

Practice Specialties

  • Employment Litigation Defense
  • Discrimination/Human rights
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Wrongful discharge/Wrongful dismissal
  • Class, collective and representative actions (defense of)
  • EEOC/EEO investigations
  • FMLA
  • Retaliation/Whistleblower claims
  • Internal complaint investigations
  • Class actions
  • Wage and hour/FLSA defense/Employment standards
  • Responses to administrative agency charges
  • Employment Counseling and Advice
  • Supervisor and harassment/violence training
  • Handbook Review
  • Compliance/Compliance audits
  • Leave laws
  • Personnel policies
  • Wage and hour audits
  • WARN Act/Plant closings/RIF Planning
  • Employment Contracts and Litigation
  • Non-compete/non-solicit agreements
  • Confidentiality and trade secret agreements
  • Trade secrets and non-compete agreements
  • Executive employment agreements (including change of control)
  • Termination provisions (statutory requirements and reasonable notice)
  • Defamation
  • Workplace Privacy
  • Human Rights