Renee Manson is an associate in the Trial and Dispute Resolution Practice Group of Pepper Hamilton LLP, resident in the Philadelphia office. She is also a member of the firm’s Labor and Employment Practice Group and Higher Education Group. Ms. Manson concentrates her practice on higher education law and counseling, employment litigation and counseling and white collar and criminal investigations.
Ms. Manson counsels higher education clients on compliance with federal and state laws and regulations, including Title IX of the amendments to the Higher Education Act, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). She also provides investigation services relating to allegations of discrimination, employee misconduct and harassment, in addition to advising on matters relating to student conduct and developing and interpreting institutional policies and procedures.
Ms. Manson additionally counsels employers on employment policies and practices, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), sexual harassment, employee relations issues and termination/discipline, wage and hour compliance, Title VII, and federal and state anti-discrimination laws.
Prior to joining Pepper, Ms. Manson worked and counseled victims of sexual abuse. Ms. Manson also prosecuted crimes involving sexual exploitation, domestic violence and abuse as an intern at the Department of Justice and the Albemarle County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office.