Fred advises employers regarding compliance with employment laws and mitigation of risk from employment-related claims.

Focused on helping employers avoid costly litigation and regulatory violation, Fred routinely defends employers before federal and state agencies, including the EEOC, DOL, and OSHA, conducts workplace investigations, negotiates employment-related agreements, and advises employers on effective workplace policies. Fred also has extensive experience defending employers in state and federal court in a variety of employment related cases alleging violation of the ADA, ADEA, Title VII, Title IX, Equal Pay Act, FMLA, and the FLSA, breach of contract, and violation of restrictive covenants. In addition, Fred has significant experience advising clients regarding and litigating insurance coverage issues.

A native Richmonder, Fred practiced at McGuireWoods before joining Woods Rogers Vandeventer Black (WRVB). He earned his law degree from the University of Virginia, where he served on the editorial board of the Virginia Law Review.

Speaking Engagements

  • Richmond Compensation Association Breakfast Meeting | Pay Equity Refresh: Balancing the Scales
    December 13, 2023
  • Virginia Compensation Board | Lawful Employment Practices: New Officer Training
    December 13, 2023