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Caitlin Lane is a member of FordHarrison's Global Legal Services practice team who concentrates her practice on the representation of management in complex employment law matters and litigation both in the U.S. and throughout the world.

Her practice includes representing employers in litigation involving claims of discrimination, harassment and retaliation, and violations of federal and state employment law regulations. Caitlin utilizes her experience gained in the U.S. and abroad to advise a broad range of global business clients.

Prior to joining FordHarrison, Caitlin was an Employment Claims Team Leader with a major workplace relations firm in Sydney, Australia. In this role, she managed a claims advisory team of seven people and was a lead advisor on complex cases. Her claims advisory role allowed her to provide management-side counseling and representation on various aspects of employment law including wage and hour obligations, employee disciplinary matters, adverse action, termination, discrimination and harassment.

Prior to her experience in Australia, Caitlin worked as an associate in the litigation group of a general practice law firm in New Jersey. Caitlin also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Donald J. Volkert Jr. in the Superior Court of New Jersey.

Representative Experience
  • Advised and represented security industry client in connection with redundancies involving outsourcing to independent contractors. Obtained favorable judgment dismissing claims of non-genuine redundancy and misclassification of employment.

  • Represented manufacturing industry client in connection with large-scale audit regarding alleged worker misclassification, overtime payment violations and failure to provide meal and rest breaks.

  • Counselled communications industry client regarding claim for retaliation and wrongful termination and negotiated favorable pre-trial settlement.

  • Represented retail industry client in connection with discrimination and sexual harassment allegations and obtained favorable judgment dismissing claims based on a finding of ‘no probable cause.’