Nancy S. Williamson joined Gleason, Dunn, Walsh & O’Shea in November of 2018, and became a principal in January 2022. She previously served as the General Counsel at The College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York. Her earlier positions included serving as the Senior Vice President and General Counsel at University of Maryland University College (UMUC) in Adelphi, Maryland, where she was in the Office of Legal Affairs for 15 years. Before joining UMUC, Ms. Williamson was a Claims Counsel at United Educators and a Staff Attorney at The Johns Hopkins University.
Ms. Williamson advises on a wide range of labor and employment issues including harassment and discrimination, new hires and terminations, drafting and review of separation and severance agreements, collective bargaining agreements, grievances, and immigration. In addition, she drafts and revises employee handbooks and policies to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations. Ms. Williamson has conducted numerous internal investigations of harassment and discrimination in the workplace and has handled many of charges of discrimination filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and state and local agencies. In addition, Ms. Williamson conducts training on harassment and discrimination, compliance, and workplace behaviors.
Ms. Williamson’s practice also includes advising higher education clients on matters including compliance with federal and state law and regulations, Title IX, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and other privacy issues, responding to requests pursuant to the Freedom of Information Law (FOIL), and financial aid audits.
In addition to labor and employment and higher education matters, Ms. Williamson’s practice includes business formation, compliance with not-for-profit corporation law, drafting and reviewing contracts, and handling trademark applications.
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