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Suzzanne W. Decker


Principal
Suzzanne W. Decker

Suzzanne W. Decker is a principal in the firm's Baltimore office. Suzzanne represents businesses in all aspects of employer-employee relations.

Suzzanne's litigation experience includes defending employers in matters including wage and hour issues, discrimination and harassment, family medical leave, and ERISA denial of benefits. She has also assisted companies with non-competition agreement enforcement and breach of contract claims.

Suzzanne advises employers of all sizes on employment law matters, including preventing sexual and other harassment in the workplace and litigation avoidance in employee hirings, terminations and medical leave administration. She also has extensive experience assisting federal contractors to meet their obligations including the Department of Labor’s Davis-Bacon and Service Contract Act regulations as well as the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Program’s affirmative action requirements.

In addition to employment matters, Suzzanne also advises and defends clients with respect to the Fair Housing Act, Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act and various state and local public accommodation requirements.

Affiliations & Recognition

Professional Involvement

  • Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum: Board of Directors

  • Defense Research Institute

  • Maryland State Bar Association

  • Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service: Member of committee focused on providing legal services to non-profit businesses

  • Miles & Stockbridge: Diversity Committee; Recruitment Committee

  • Miles & Stockbridge Women's Network: Founding Member

Recognition

  • Best Lawyers in America®: Selected for inclusion in the area of Litigation - Labor and Employment (2018-2019)

  • Chambers USA – America’s Leading Lawyers for Business: Listed in the area of Labor & Employment (2016-2018)

  • Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating: Distinguished Rated

  • The Daily Record: Maryland's Top 100 Women (2018)

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Press Coverage

Publications

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

Speaking Engagements