FordHarrison Adds New Associates in West Palm Beach and Washington, DC

Date   May 4, 2018

FordHarrison LLP, one of the country’s largest management-side labor and employment law firms, is pleased to announce that two associates, Michelle R. Jacobs, West Palm Beach and Jaime B. Wamble, Washington, DC, have joined the firm.

Michelle has represented management in employment litigation in the courtroom as well as advised and trained employers on an array of employment laws and regulations including discrimination and harassment avoidance, pay equity, and pre-employment screening. She also has experience with wage/hour and non-compete matters. Prior to joining FordHarrison, Michelle was a litigation associate in a Ft. Lauderdale-based general practice law firm where she focused her practice on employment law and complex commercial litigation. She also previously served as a judicial intern for both the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. She served as a law clerk for the U.S. State Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Florida as well. While in law school, Michelle was the Business Editor for The FIU Law Review and the President of the National Conference of Law Reviews. She also served as Vice President for the Jewish Law Students Association.

Jaime advises clients in all industries, with a particular focus on the airline industry. In this regard, Jaime routinely represents airlines and related entities in grievance resolution matters, including grievance arbitrations Jaime is skilled in drafting settlement agreements, employee separation agreements, EEOC position statements, case assessments, and employee handbook provisions. She has conducted extensive legal research and composed memoranda on substantive and procedural issues pertaining to claims arising under Title VII, the FLSA, the ADA, the ADEA, the D.C. Human Rights Act, the D.C. Wage Payment and Collection Law, and the D.C. Minimum Wage Act. Jaime has additional knowledge in matters pertaining to collective bargaining agreements and union elections. She has worked in the judiciary, serving as a judicial intern to the Honorable Judge Craig Iscoe in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. While in law school, Jaime served as a law clerk at FordHarrison as well as a Maryland-based law firm. During law school, Jaime served as Senior Editor for The George Washington Journal of Energy and Environmental Law. Prior to attending law school, Jaime served as a Congressional intern.