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Stephanie Kaye Baron


Principal
Stephanie Kaye Baron

Stephanie Kaye Baron is a principal in the firm's Baltimore office. She advises and represents businesses in all aspects of labor and employment law.  Stephanie also chairs the Women’s Network at Miles. 

Stephanie advises employers, both locally and nationally, on a variety of employment law matters, including avoidance and investigation of claims of harassment, discrimination and retaliation, Family Medical Leave and Americans with Disabilities Act issues, Fair Labor Standards Act and other wage payment claims, and issues related to the hiring and firing of employees.  She has extensive experience in drafting, enforcing, and defending against non-competition and other restrictive covenant agreements, and has obtained and defended against temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions dealing with allegations of unfair competition. She has represented clients in both Federal and State courts and in front of numerous government agencies, including the DOL, EEOC, and various state and local agencies. In addition to her litigation experience, Stephanie regularly counsels employers in the areas of human resource management, personnel practices and policies, employee handbooks, OFCCP compliance and affirmative action obligations, and Equal Pay Act analyses. Stephanie has also defended businesses against FHA and ADA accommodation claims.

Stephanie’s traditional labor law experience includes leading a strike contingency planning team of 10 lawyers in preparation for the expiration of a collective bargaining agreement and researching and responding to strike-related issues as they arose during negotiations. She also advises management on issues related to plant closures and related requirements under existing collective bargaining agreements. She aids clients in contract interpretation for ongoing disciplinary and grievance issues.

Before joining Miles & Stockbridge as an associate, she served as a law clerk for the Honorable James R. Eyler, Court of Special Appeals of Maryland.  Prior to attending law school, Stephanie worked as an auditor for Arthur Andersen and obtained her Certified Public Accountant license.

Affiliations & Recognition

Community Activities

  • The Associated Jewish Federation of Baltimore: Young Leadership Council Graduate; Co-Chair of Young Business Roundtable; Member of the Jewish Professional Women Committee

  • The Clever Kids Foundation: Co-Founder

  • The Pearlstone Center: Board of Directors (2016-2017)

  • Young Adult Advisors for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults: Board

Professional Involvement

  • CollegeBound Foundation: Co-Chair and Executive Committee Member of the Lawyers’ Campaign for the CollegeBound Foundation

  • Maryland Law Review: Notes and Comments Editor (2002-2003)

  • Miles & Stockbridge Women's Network: Chairwoman and Member of the Diversity Committee

Recognition

  • Maryland Super Lawyers® - Rising Stars Edition: Selected for inclusion in the area of Employment & Labor (2010-2013)

  • SmartCEO’s Centers of Influence Award (2016)

  • The Daily Record: Successful Before 40/VIP List (2016)

  • University of Maryland School of Law: Roger Howell Award Recipient (2003)

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Press Coverage

Publications

"Common Vacation Policies Called Into Question in Maryland," M&S Industry Alert (November 08, 2007).

Speaking Engagements

"Meet the Workers," Miles & Stockbridge, Hot Topics in Employment Law 2017, Baltimore, MD (February 24, 2017).