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Stephanie J. Quincy

Stephanie J. Quincy utilizes her deep experience handling high-profile litigation, including class action and multi-plaintiff lawsuits, to represent clients in employment litigation matters. Stephanie counsels employers on a variety of employment law matters, including covenants not to compete, wrongful termination, sexual harassment, and defamation. She represents employers in administrative matters, including discrimination and harassment charges and wage and hour complaints before state and federal agencies such as the the Department of Labor, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance.

Stephanie advises and guides companies of all sizes on employment issues ranging from discipline and hiring to investigation of complaints and termination. She also educates employers on the Fair Labor Standards Act, Family Medical Leave Act, and Title VII.

Stephanie has provided guidance on COVID-19-related challenges faced by employers, including remote workforce policies, procedures and training, employee safety, reductions in force, furloughs and layoffs, family and medical leave due to coronavirus or childcare interruptions, ADA accommodations, and the WARN Act. She guides employers who face legal claims related to the pandemic to minimize their potential litigation risks. Stephanie also advises on return to work issues of pay, hours scheduling, masks, and health screening.

Concentrations

  • Discrimination and harassment claims
  • Wage and hour complaints
  • Remote workforce policies
  • ADA accommodations

Capabilities

Experiencia

  • Stephanie led a trial team in Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) v. Rent-A-Center, which was tried to a jury in the Central District of Illinois. The EEOC alleged that Rent-A-Center fired Megan Kerr, a transgender woman, based on her transgender status. The case was the first transgender discrimination case taken to trial by the EEOC. After a week-long trial, the jury returned quickly with a complete defense verdict.°
  • Stephanie tried a high-profile discrimination and retaliation case in which the jury returned a complete defense verdict for her client, a hospital company. During the jury trial in the United States District Court for the District of Arizona (the Hon. Susan Bolton presiding), the plaintiff claimed that he had reported a sexual assault of a fellow physician by the medical director of the medical center. He also claimed that the medical director bragged to him about attending orgies, made lewd sexual comments, and propositioned the plaintiff's husband. He ultimately claimed that he was retaliated against for reporting this conduct.°
  • In 2018, Stephanie tried a case on behalf of a large research institution to the Honorable David Campbell, United States District Court for the District of Arizona. The plaintiff was a researcher at the research institution, the world's largest dedicated neurosurgical center and a leader in neurosurgical training, research, and patient care. Plaintiff alleged that she, and every other researcher in a certain category, essentially had "tenure" and could not be fired, except under extremely limited circumstances. She asked for the Court to enter a temporary restraining order to prevent the research institution from firing her. The Court granted this request. The research institution then asked for an immediate trial setting to challenge this initial order. At the full evidentiary trial held just weeks later, the research institution was able to convince the Court that the original order had been entered in error and it was legally permitted to end the researcher's employment.°

°The above representations were handled by Ms. Quincy prior to her joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, Best Lawyers in America, “Litigation: Labor and Employment Law, Employment Law: Management, Labor Law: Management,” 2008-2021
  • Listed, Chambers USA, “Labor & Employment – Arizona,” 2008-Present
  • AZ Business Magazine
    • Selected, "AzBusiness Leaders," 2020
    • Selected, “Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona,” 2016-2020
    • Selected, “Most Influential Women in Arizona Business,” 2014
  • Listed, Southwest Super Lawyers, “Southwest Super Lawyers - Labor and Employment Law,” 2007-2020
    • Selected, “Top 50 Attorneys in Arizona,” 2009 and 2013
    • Selected, “Top 25 Women in Arizona,” 2013-2020
  • Member, American Bar Association, 1991-Present
  • Member, Arizona State Bar, 1991-Present
  • Member, Colorado Bar Association, 2000-Present
  • Member, Maricopa County Bar Association, 1991-Present
  • Member, Missouri Bar Association, 1994-Present
  • Volunteer, Capitol School Homeroom Parent, 2015-2017
  • Volunteer, All Saints Episcopal Day School, 2010-2017
  • Volunteer, Madison Simis Elementary School, 2007-2011
  • Organizing Committee Member, Candlelight Capers, 2005-2010
  • Volunteer, Encanto Palmcroft Neighborhood Association, 2004-Present
  • Volunteer, The Trevor Project
  • Volunteer, Arizona Legal Center

Credentials

Educación
  • J.D., University of Kansas School of Law, 1991
  • B.A., University of Kansas, 1988
Con licencia para ejercer en
  • Arizona
  • Colorado
  • Missouri
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • Supreme Court of the United States