Wendy Hartmann Moore

Wendy Hartmann Moore has practiced law for 25 years, representing clients in private practice, as in-house counsel, and as a tenured administrative law judge in the District of Columbia.

She is an experienced neutral investigator, fact finder and decision maker who has a keen sensitivity to the differences in each of those roles.

Ms. Moore has joined experienced employment lawyer Melissa Menkel McGuire to provide McGuire Moore’s clients with a well-balanced, savvy approach. In representing McGuire Moore clients, she draws upon the expertise she has developed in her roles as advocate, counsel, neutral fact finder and decision-maker. She uses her expertise and experience to provide employers, executives and professionals advice and counsel on all matters related to employment.

SUMMARY OF EXPERIENCE

Former Administrative Law Judge and seasoned corporate and government counsel with extensive experience in employment law, EEO investigations and other workplace investigations. Licensed in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

EXPERIENCE

JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE
District of Columbia Office of Administrative Hearings

May 2005 – July 2007
Administrative Law Judge

  • Adjudicated matters for numerous agencies of the District of Columbia government. Assigned primarily to Department of Employment Services, Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs, and Department of Health
  • Presided over preliminary and evidentiary hearings, administered oaths, ruled on evidentiary objections, and issued interlocutory and final orders.
  • Assessed fines and penalties pursuant to the Civil Infractions Act.
  • Issued approximately 550 written Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law.
  • Sat on the first three judge panel
  • Served on Management Committees

LEGAL EXPERIENCE

January, 2018 – Present
MCGUIRE MOORE, LLC
Member

  • Provide employers, executives and professionals representation on employment contracts, including severance agreements, non-competes, confidentiality, and non-solicitation agreements
  • Provide employers advice and counsel on all aspects of the employment relationship, including disciplinary matters, leave, benefits, policies and procedures, wage and hour compliance, other regulatory compliance, and contracts
  • Conduct workplace investigations for federal, state, and local governments as well as private companies
  • Defend employers before Administrative Boards and Courts charged with enforcing non-discrimination, wage and hour, and workforce safety laws
  • Provides human resources training

January, 2017 – December, 2017
THE LAW OFFICE OF MELISSA MENKEL MCGUIRE, LLC
Of Counsel

  • Provide employers, executives and professionals representation on employment contracts, including severance agreements, non-competes, confidentiality, and non-solicitation agreements
  • Conduct workplace investigations for federal, state, and local governments as well as private companies
  • Defend employers before Administrative Boards and Courts charged with enforcing non-discrimination, wage and hour, and workforce safety laws

May 2012 – January 2017
EMPLOYMENT SOLUTIONS, LLC
Managing Member

  • Conduct EEO investigations for federal agencies: interview witnesses and complainants, collect documents and draft Reports of Investigation.
  • Conduct workplace investigations for state and local governments, as well as private companies: interview witnesses and complainants, collect documents, draft Reports of Investigation, and make recommendations.

July 2007 – May 2012
THE HARTMANN LAW FIRM, PLLC
Managing Member

  • Conduct EEO investigations for federal agencies: interview witnesses and complainants, collect documents and draft Reports of Investigation.
  • Contract with federal agencies to assist and advise them on matters of workplace discrimination and harassment, labor issues, and general employment advice.
  • Practice in the areas of general commercial litigation, with emphasis on employment, construction and contract disputes. Practice also includes criminal and traffic defense.

December 2003 – July 2004
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA WATER AND SEWER AUTHORITY
Interim General Counsel

  • Advised and counseled the Board of Directors, General Manager, and all departments of the Authority as chief legal counsel of a government enterprise with an annual budget in excess of 230 million dollars.
  • Charged with sole responsibility for all Authority legal matters, which arise under several areas of the law, including but not limited to environmental, labor and employment, tort, intellectual property, contracts and procurement, corporate and government.
  • Charged with responsibility for the assurance of the lawful formulation, adoption, implementation and enforcement of the Authority’s policies, procedures, rules, regulations and programs.
  • Coordinated the Authority’s legislative initiatives with the governments of the District of Columbia and the United States.

May 1999 – December 2003
July 2004 – October 2004
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA WATER AND SEWER AUTHORITY
Principal Counsel

  • Served as senior attorney and Acting General Counsel upon General Counsel’s absence.
  • Charged with primary responsibility of managing all litigation brought by or against the Authority. Handled each claim by assigning it to counsel, coordinating, and recommending strategy and settlement. Ensured that all positions taken on behalf of the Authority were consistent.
  • Counseled the Human Resources Department on labor and employment matters.
  • Managed all administrative staff within the Office of the General Counsel.

1995 –1999
WHITEFORD, TAYLOR & PRESTON, L.L.P., BALTIMORE, MD
Associate, Member of the Surety, Fidelity and Construction Law Section

  • Analyzed, negotiated and litigated surety and fidelity claims, including claims against payment, performance and bid bonds as well as miscellaneous bonds.
  • Counseled and advised clients on surety and construction matters. Pursued indemnification and subrogation rights. Provided opinions concerning the nature and extent of fidelity bond coverage.
  • Practice included representing the surety in bankruptcy, federal and state courts in Maryland, D.C. and Virginia.

1993 –1995
EVELAND, BROWN & SHERMAN, P.C., GREENBELT, MARYLAND
Associate

  • General commercial litigation practice with emphasis in the areas of employment and contract disputes.

EDUCATION

HOWARD UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW, Washington, D.C.
Juris Doctorate cum laude
May 1993

  • Howard Law Journal

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS, Austin, Texas
B.A.
December 1987

  • Major: Latin American Studies/Minor: Economics

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Accolades

Best Lawyers – Best Law Firms – 2020 - McGuire Moore, LLC

Metropolitan Tier 1 - Baltimore - Employment Law – Management

Recognized by SuperLawyers 2014-2018

U.S. News and World Report – Best Law Firms – 2014-2019

Employment Law – Management (Baltimore Metropolitan Area)