Irina represents employers in a broad range of labor & employment matters, including federal and state litigation, arbitrations, and administrative proceedings concerning claims of wrongful termination, employment discrimination and retaliation, unfair labor practices, wage and hour violations, and various other employment related claims. Her practice also includes assisting clients with other aspects of the employer-employee relationship such as handbooks, workplace investigations, non-compete and restrictive covenant agreements, unemployment disputes, and other personnel policies and concerns. Irina also serves the firm’s Immigration Group, assisting clients with employment-based immigration matters such as obtaining temporary visas and green cards.
Irina joined the firm in 2019 after she earned her J.D. magna cum laude from the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law. Since joining the firm, Irina has served clients from a variety of industries such as health care, manufacturing, energy, financial services, franchise & hospitality, real estate, and technology. Irina is currently the Secretary of the Kentucky Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Section and served as the Vice Chair of Policy for the American Bar Association International Arbitration Committee of the International Law Section for three consecutive years.
University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law, J.D., 2019, magna cum laude
University of Louisville, B.S., Criminal Justice, 2015, cum laude
Leon Seidman Memorial Award, University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law, 2019- recognizing commitment to honesty, integrity, and community service
CALI award for highest grade in Writing for Practice, 2018
CALI award for highest grade in Selected Problems in Civil Procedure, 2018
Post Graduation Award: Interest in Litigation, 2018
Winner of First Year Oral Argument Competition, – University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law, 2017
Vice Chair of Policy for the American Bar Association International Arbitration Committee of the International Law Section, years 2018-2020
Brandeis Honor Society
“Kentucky Horse Racing Commission’s Changing Regulations and the Role Kentucky Courts Play in the Process,” University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law Journal of Animal and Environmental Law, Dec. 2018
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