Morgan Hodgson has more than 40 years of experience representing and advising employers with respect to employment law and employee benefit issues. In litigation, she represents employers both in jury and bench trials, including actions under the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, ERISA, and actions alleging state statutory and common law claims. In the employment discrimination and employee benefits areas she has extensive experience with both individual and class claims and has litigated issues involving many forms of claims of discrimination, claims for plan benefits by contingent workers, fiduciary breach claims, and partial plan termination actions. She has also handled litigation involving employment and benefits-related contract claims, alleged unjust dismissal, whistleblower claims, and claims involving use of trade secrets and defamation actions.
Morgan is active in federal and state trial and appellate courts throughout the country and has participated in several Supreme Court cases. She is experienced in the use of courtroom technology and the use of litigation support tools for trial preparation, and has chaired Steptoe’s Technology Committee since 1993.
Morgan has an active employment law counseling practice and advises clients on such issues as compliance with EEO and affirmative action requirements, force reduction and early retirement programs, unjust dismissal law, employee handbooks and sexual harassment training and prevention programs.
- District of Columbia
- J.D., Stanford Law School
- A.B., Harvard University, cum laude, Government
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- Legal 500 US, Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation and Retirement Plans: Design (2018)
- Legal 500 US, Labor & Employment: ERISA Litigation (2009-2015, 2018)
- Assistant to the Director of Consumer Protection, Federal Trade Commission (1975-1976)
- Trial Attorney, Federal Trade Commission (1973-1975)