Nikki McArthur assists clients with the strategic defense and efficient resolution of employment discrimination and labor disputes involving complex factual and legal issues. She has defended employers against claims under numerous federal and state antidiscrimination statutes, including Title VII, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Federal Railroad Safety Act (FRSA), and the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment and Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR-21).
Nikki has an extensive whistleblower practice, with experience at all stages of the process — from responding to OSHA investigations to arguing before the federal appellate courts. She also has represented management in arbitrations pursuant to the National Labor Relations Act and the Railway Labor Act, as well as in proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board.
In addition to her litigation practice, Nikki has experience drafting human resources policies and advising clients about their obligations under federal and state employment laws, including government contractors subject to the jurisdiction of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs. She has contributed to articles on restrictive covenants in employment agreements, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and collective action certification under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
- Harvard University (J.D. cum laude 2012); Yale University (B.A. cum laude 2005)
- District of Columbia; Virginia; U.S. District Courts for the District of Columbia, Eastern District of Virginia, and Western District of Michigan; and U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Eighth and Eleventh Circuits
- Speechwriter to First Lady Laura Bush (2008-2009); Director of Rapid Response, White House Communications Office (2007-2008)