Amanda G. Orcutt
Amanda Orcutt concentrates her practice on representing employers in all matters of employment law, both as an adviser and an advocate. She represents businesses in lawsuits brought in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies in a wide range of employment disputes. Amanda assists businesses with internal investigations involving employment issues and counsels clients on compliance with state and federal law, accommodation of disabilities, and development of employment policies. Amanda has extensive experience representing employers in industries with a strong union presence and has routinely arbitrated disputes under collective bargaining agreements and litigated matters in front of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). In addition, she has comprehensive experience representing educational institutions in a variety of education matters, including state and federal court litigation, Title IX investigations, investigations by the federal government, and student misconduct matters. Prior to joining Mitchell Williams, Amanda practiced for over six years at a large global law firm in Boston, Massachusetts where she represented employers and educational institutions.
- Represents and advises employers in state and federal court litigations, internal investigations, and administrative proceedings before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
- Counsels employers on hiring, training, HR, and discipline issues, particularly in connection with employment discrimination statues, the American Disabilities Act (ADA), and the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
- Manages internal investigations regarding employee misconduct, allegations of discrimination, and other issues.
- Counsels clients on a broad spectrum of employment related issues, including employment and separation agreements, restrictive covenants, and reductions-in-force.
- Represents employers defending actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
- Has successfully defended employers against numerous claims of discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination, breach of contract, independent contractor misclassification, tort claims, and others.
- Advises educational institutions on compliance with state and federal law, including Title IX, Title VII, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Clery Act, and others.
- Represents private educational institutions in all aspects of investigations brought by the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and Department of Justice, including conducting on-campus witness interviews, preparing for government interviews, drafting written responses to the government, and responding to data requests.
- Editor-in Chief, Syracuse Law Review (2011-2012)
- Valedictorian, Syracuse University College of Law (2012)
- Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
- Central Arkansas Human Resource Association (CAHRA)
- Internal Association of Defense Counsel (IADC)
- Arkansas Bar Association
- Pulaski County Bar Association
- Former member, Boston Bar Association, Public Interest Leadership Program (2016-2017)
News & Articles
- Co-Author, What Employers Should Know About New Mass. Pay Equity Law, LAW360, Aug. 10, 2016