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Whitney Bly Edwards is a member of the Labor & Employment Practice in Greenberg Traurig’s Atlanta office. Her practice includes a broad range of labor and employment law matters, including representing employers on discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims before courts and administrative agencies. She also has experience conducting internal wage and hour and discrimination and retaliation investigations for employers. Additionally, her practice includes drafting employee handbooks, personnel policies, and employment agreements. She also regularly provides due diligence in various corporate transactions and counseling on employment matters, including advising employers on various employment laws. Prior to joining the Firm, she gained experience defending medical practitioners facing professional liability claims and representing health care facilities in litigation. Before entering law school, Whitney worked as a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English.

Capabilities

Experience

  • Judicial Intern, Hon. Amy Totenberg, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, 2017
  • Legal Intern, U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights, 2016
  • Judicial Intern, Hon. Dax López, State Court of DeKalb County, Georgia, 2015
  • Assistant Professor of English, Lane College, 2011-2012
  • Assistant Professor of English, Tennessee State University, 2009-2010
  • Temporary Instructor of English, Kennesaw State University, 2008-2009
  • Preparing Future Faculty Teaching Fellow, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, 2007-2008
  • Teaching Associate/Instructor of Record, Howard University, 2005-2007

Recognition & Leadership

  • Member, Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys (GABWA)
  • Member, Gate City Bar Association
  • Member, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
  • Participant, Atlanta Bar Association Minority and Diversity Clerkship Summer Program, 2015
  • Volunteer Tutor, Burdell-Hunt Elementary School, 2014-2015

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., cum laude, Mercer University School of Law
    • Member, Mercer Law Review
    • President, Black Law Students Association
  • Ph.D., English, High Honor, Howard University
    • Concentration in Caribbean Literature
  • M.A., English, magna cum laude, Howard University
    • Concentration in African American Literature
  • B.A., summa cum laude, Fisk University
Admissions
  • Georgia
  • Court of Appeals of Georgia
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia