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Sydney is an associate in Gallagher’s Employment and Education Groups.

Sydney’s education practice includes representing colleges, private high schools, and the parochial school system in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Baltimore.  Sydney helps the firm’s education clients with policy and handbook development, student discipline, student disability issues, Title IX compliance, and various other education law issues.  

Sydney also advises a variety of employers on all aspects of the employment relationship. Sydney routinely handles discrimination, harassment, and retaliation charges. Sydney also counsels employers on issues related to discrimination, reasonable accommodation for employees with disabilities, overtime/wage disputes, FMLA and leave issues, and she reviews and revises employer policies and handbooks. 

After law school, Sydney served as a Judicial Clerk for the Honorable J. Mark Coulson of the U. S. District Court for the District of Maryland.




Background

Area(s) of Practice

Court Admissions

  • Maryland State Courts
  • United States District Court for the District of Maryland
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland

Education

  • University of Maryland School of Law, JD, magna cum laude, 2017, Maryland Law Review
  • Duke University, BA, 2014

Bar and Professional Memberships

  • Maryland State Bar Association