Amanda MacDonald

Employment Law Career Associate

Global Operations & Innovation Center

A rapidly changing modern workplace and new regulations spell trouble for employers who lack expert counsel who can strategically advise on day-to-day or complex issues. Amanda provides employers with practical and creative advice on navigating this increasingly complicated legal landscape.

Amanda counsels employers on a variety of employment law and compliance matters, including employee handbooks, employment policies and procedures, background checks, non-compete and non-solicitation agreements, employment agreements, wage and hour compliance, workplace safety, paid sick leave, and confidentiality agreements. Amanda counsels clients in various industries but has unique experience with financial services, technology, retail, and non-profit organizations.

Amanda also has employment litigation experience, including discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims under federal and state laws, wage and hour claims, trade secrets and unfair competition, and matters involving non-competition and non-solicitation clauses.

Prior to Orrick, Amanda worked for Clark Hill, PLC in Pittsburgh as a labor and employment lawyer. She also worked as a Litigation Associate for Holland & Knight, LLP in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where she practiced primarily commercial litigation.