Susan Fahey Desmond is a Principal in the New Orleans, Louisiana office of Jackson Lewis P.C.Ms. Desmond, who maintains an active practice in both Louisiana and Mississippi, specializes in the areas of labor and employment and civil litigation, including representing employers in Family and Medical Leave cases, discrimination claims relative to age, sex, disability, race, religion, and sexual harassment, and handling EEOC charges and other administrative complaints through the administrative and judicial process. Ms. Desmond also routinely counsels clients on a variety of employment practices, including employment contracts and employee handbooks and policies. She conducts employee training seminars, harassment investigations, and frequently speaks on employment-related topics for groups such as The Society for Human Resources Management, Compliance Online, and other management organizations.
I have practiced labor and employment law (management) for all of my legal careers since my graduation in 1985. I strive to give the best legal advice to my clients so that they can make the best business decision that is also legal. If my clients are sued, I am aggressive in providing a defense to achieve the optimum result.
I am listed in Best Lawyers in America for labor and employment law and have been named by Chambers USA as one of America's leading business lawyers. I am also listed in Mid-South Super Lawyers, Louisiana Super Lawyers, and New Orleans Super Lawyers. I have been named one of the top 25 female lawyers in the State of Louisiana.