Hillary LeBeau joined McGillivary Steele Elkin LLP in August 2016 to become part of a nation-wide practice and help workers navigate the complex legal landscape surrounding workers’ rights (and lack thereof). She represents unions and employees in a variety of cases brought under the FLSA and Title VII such as racial discrimination, equal pay, and unpaid overtime. She also provides general legal advice on labor relations and employment issues.
Prior to joining MSE, Hillary attended Cornell Law School where she contributed to the Clarke Program in East Asian Law online journal and represented workers in front of the National Labor Relations Board through Cornell Law School’s Labor Law Clinic. While working at Cornell’s Labor Law Clinic, Hillary traveled to Cambodia where she worked with the International Trade Union Confederation to file complaints on behalf of garment-sector factory workers through the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Hillary’s experience at the Labor Law Clinic is what ultimately inspired her to practice labor and employment law.
Hillary was also the recipient of the competitive Peggy Browning Fellowship with the Federal Labor Relations Authority’s Office of the Solicitor, through which she drafted appellate briefs and memoranda and counseled agency leadership on laws and regulations governing federal workplace operations.
Following her fellowship, Hillary worked at the National Labor Relations Board where she helped create Agency training guides on the impact of the Affordable Healthcare Act on make-whole remedies under the National Labor Relations Act.
Hillary’s fellowship at the FLRA and her work at the NLRB led to her receiving the Stanley E. Gould Prize for Public Interest Law in 2016.
She graduated from DePaul University with honors in 2011, with a degree in American Studies.
Hillary is also an active member in the Legal Network for Gender Equity and the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund. She chose to volunteer her time and expertise to this cause because she wants to help empower survivors of sexual harassment and assault.
Outside of the office, Hillary participates in the DC Tutoring and Mentoring Initiative and volunteers at the Workers’ Rights Clinic. She also enjoys prestige television and playing the ukulele.
Cornell Law School’s articles on Hillary receiving the Peggy Browning Fellowship and the Stanley E. Gould Prize for Public Interest Law can be found below:
· Peggy Browning Fellowship
· Stanley E. Gould Prize