Laura has more than 20 years of experience representing employers before various governmental agencies, defending employers in employment-related litigation, counseling employers on various employment issues, and training employees on human resource and employment law issues.

Recognition & Honors

  • Best Lawyers in America, 2020-2021
  • Virginia’s Legal Elite; Virginia Business Magazine, 2006, 2008-2019
  • Influential Women of Virginia Award; Virginia Lawyers Weekly, 2010
  • Women of Distinction; YWCA of South Hampton Roads, 2008
  • Phi Beta Kappa; Washington University
  • Omicron Delta Kappa; Washington University


  • American Bar Association; Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Virginia Bar Association; Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Norfolk-Portsmouth Bar Association
  • Hampton Roads Society for Human Resource Management
  • The Dwelling Place Ecumenical Family Shelter, Inc.; Board Member
  • Jewish Community Center of Tidewater; Past President
  • United Jewish Foundation of Tidewater; Women’s Cabinet
  • United Jewish Federation of Tidewater; Board Member
  • Cultural Alliance of Greater Hampton Roads; Board Member


  • Washington University; A.B., University Honors, 1981
  • Georgetown University Law Center; J.D., cum laude, 1984