Asima Ahmad concentrates her practice on labor and employment litigation and counseling. She has experience representing clients in state and federal court, arbitration, and before administrative agencies in a broad range of employment matters, including:
• discrimination, retaliation, sexual harassment, and wrongful termination
• wage and hour violations
• enforcement and defense of non-compete and non-solicitation agreements
Asima regularly provides preventative counseling and trainings to clients to minimize risk and limit legal exposure. In addition, Asima routinely drafts and negotiates restrictive covenant agreements, employment agreements, employment policies and handbooks, and separation and release agreements. Asima also performs labor and employment transactional due diligence and risk assessment in the context of a sale or acquisition.
During law school, Asima served as managing editor of articles for the Penn State Journal of Law and International Affairs, and was a member of the Civil Rights Appellate Clinic, where she received the CALI Excellence for the Future Award. Asima led the clinic’s efforts in researching and writing an amicus brief filed with the United States Supreme Court in a Title VII retaliation case on behalf of twenty civil rights and advocacy groups. Additionally, she served as a legal intern for the Legal Aid Society in Jamaica, New York.
Asima is fluent in Urdu.
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