Amber Shubin is an associate in the Litigation Department in Morrison & Foerster’s Northern Virginia office.
Ms. Shubin’s practice focuses on employment and labor law. She has particular experience in counseling employers of various sizes on a wide range of labor and employment-related matters, including planning and implementing reductions-in-force, evaluating worker classification issues, drafting and evaluating restrictive covenants, drafting and negotiating employment, severance, and general release agreements, complying with wage payment and sick leave obligations, and drafting effective personnel policies. Additionally, Ms. Shubin provides counsel to companies engaged in all forms of mergers and acquisitions.
A strong desire to do good in the world means Ms. Shubin also engages in substantial pro bono work. She worked on a trial alongside the Center for Reproductive Rights, reviews case files for the Innocence Project, and volunteers for a wide variety of causes and organizations, mostly related to women’s and children’s rights.
Ms. Shubin received her J.D., cum laude, from the Northwestern University School of Law, where she served as the managing articles editor of the Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology and a student lawyer for the Center on Wrongful Convictions. During law school, Ms. Shubin was a summer associate at Morrison & Foerster, as well as a judicial extern for Magistrate Judge Sidney Schenkier of the Northern District of Illinois. She holds a B.A. in sociology from Vassar College, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.
Outside of work, Ms. Shubin loves reading, traveling, watching home renovation shows, and spending time with her family.
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