Flora Manship focuses her practice on labor and employment law, with an emphasis on employment litigation. She has appeared in cases in both federal and state courts across the country, litigating claims arising under Title VII, the ADEA, the ADA, the FMLA, the FLSA, the WARN Act, Title IX, and similar state laws. Ms. Manship also represents management in labor arbitrations, counsels employers on best practices in hiring and employment, and regularly defends employers against claims filed with the EEOC and state civil rights agencies.
During law school, Ms. Manship served as an Executive Managing Editor of the Emory International Law Review and received the W. Richard Smith, Jr. Founder’s Award for Excellence in Legal Research and Writing.
Ms. Manship was recognized in 2018 and the four years prior as a Georgia “Rising Star” in the area of Labor and Employment by Super Lawyers magazine.
Successfully moved to dismiss baseless labor and employment claims in cases in federal and state courts in Missouri, Minnesota, and Maryland.
Represent and advise California employers on matters arising under California Private Attorneys General Act.
Represented major financial services company in class action suit in California alleging various wage-and-hour violations of California Labor Code.
Represent major U.S. beverage manufacturer as counsel in labor arbitrations.
Represented one of the largest U.S. forest products manufacturers in litigation brought by an 18-year employee who claimed that she was terminated because of her age, race and in retaliation for protected activity in violation of the California Fair Employment and Housing Act. In March 2014, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California granted summary judgment to the employer on all of the plaintiff’s claims. In March 2016, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed.
Represented a consumer products manufacturer in a lawsuit brought in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California by a former long-term employee whose employment had been terminated. The employee asserted claims of age discrimination under state and federal law, wrongful termination and breach of contract. The court granted summary judgment in May 2014.
Represented an industry leading provider of mortgage processing solutions in a California state court class action alleging labor code violations for failure to reimburse business expenses, forfeiture of accrued but unused vacation, improper wage statements, and failure to pay all wages due at termination. Negotiated a settlement covering more than 3,000 of its current and former employees on very favorable terms.
Co-counsel for nationally recognized bedding manufacturer in successfully defending and resolving through mediation a class action filed in California state court (San Francisco area) on behalf of all nonexempt workers at its manufacturing locations in California. The complaint asserted a long list of alleged labor code violations, including unpaid minimum wage and overtime due to improper rounding of clock times, off the clock work, missed meal breaks, improper wage statements, and failure to pay all wages at termination.
Represented French private equity fund sponsor TCR Capital, and its portfolio company, In’Tech Medical, a Franco-American manufacturer of surgical devices, in the leveraged acquisition of 95 percent of the shares of Turner Medical, Inc., an Alabama-based contract manufacturer of medical devices.
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Emory University School of Law, J.D. (2011)
Drew University, B.A., Economics (2008) magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Omicron Delta Epsilon
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia (2011)
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (2014)
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan (2018)
Emory Law Young Alumni Steering Committee, Member
Atlanta Bar Association, Law School Outreach Committee, Member
Georgia Appleseed Center for Law & Justice Young Professionals Council, Member
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