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Rainey , Valencia R.

Organization: Gebhardt & Associates, LLP
Title: Associate
Address: 1101 17th Street N.W. Suite 807 Washington, DC 20036
Telephone: (202) 496-0400


Overview: Rainey , Valencia R. 's education background is University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Leflar Law Center, Fayetteville, Arkansas, 1989 J.D. Honors: Phi Alpha Delta University of London, London, England, 1988 University of Arkansas, 1986 B.A. Major: Business Management ; Senior trial attorney Valencia Rainey is one of the best known litigating lawyers in the U.S. District Court in D.C. In 2005, Ms. Rainey brought her extensive trial and courtroom experience to Gebhardt & Associates, LLP , after over 30 jury trials and nine years with the Office of the Federal Public Defender for the District of Columbia. She also had previous legal experience as a trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice and as a staff attorney with the National Veterans Legal Services Project. Ms. Rainey's litigation of sexual harassment and sex, race, disability, and age discrimination cases reflects her passionate commitment to fighting unfair treatment and exploitation in the workplace. A graduate of the University of Arkansas Law School, Ms. Rainey utilizes her wide range of experience in civil and criminal law to strategically resolve employee claims and to support the Firm's class actions and multi-party cases. Ms. Rainey's creative problem-solving skills and her ability to "think outside the box" are instrumental to her success. Credentials: Extensive jury trial (33 jury trials), courtroom, negotiations, and deposition experience during 20 years of active law practice
Practice Areas: Employment Discrimination and Civil Rights U.S. District Court Trials and Hearings Settlement Negotiations and Mediation Executive Severance Agreements Sexual Harassment Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)/Rehabilitation Act Wage and Hour Litigation Federal Administrative Hearings Private Sector and Federal Sector Discrimination
Education: University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Leflar Law Center, Fayetteville, Arkansas, 1989 J.D. Honors: Phi Alpha Delta University of London, London, England, 1988 University of Arkansas, 1986 B.A. Major: Business Management
Admitted: District of Columbia, 1992 U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia, 1992 U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit, 1992 U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 2005 Arkansas, 1989