Cheryl U. Brown

Cheryl Brown

Cheryl Brown represents employers and management in labor and employment related matters, including the defense of federal, state and county discrimination claims, workplace and sexual harassment charges, wrongful discharge, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) claims, wage and hour issues, Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) disputes, employment contracts, restrictive covenant agreements, general contract claims, employment-related, and other business tort claims.

She represents clients from a broad range of business industries including non-profits, religious organizations, government contractors throughout the federal, state, and local court system and administrative agencies. She has successfully handled Department of Labor, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs  (OFCCP), and other federal agency investigations and subsequent charges related to I-9s, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Compliance, ADA and Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) wage and hour issues.

Cheryl advises clients in virtually every facet of employment law including implementation of policies, recruitment and selection of employees, hiring procedures, wage and hour compliance, counseling and disciplinary actions, family and medical leave act management, disability accommodations, compliance with anti-discrimination and anti-harassment laws, Affordable Care Act, performance evaluation and review process, investigations resulting from allegations of harassment, and termination of the employment relationship, including mass layoffs.  Cheryl provides ongoing employment advice, strategies and training and compliance seminars to companies to implement and develop effective employment policies and procedures and create positive work environments.  

In her spare time, she enjoys playing tennis, skiing, reading books and spending time with her family.

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  • Emory University, B.A.
  • Widener University School of Law, J.D.

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Maryland Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) Governmental Affairs Chair (2018-Present)
  • Maryland Bar Association
    • Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Howard County Bar Association
  • Howard County Women’s Bar Association
  • Howard County Human Resources Society (2013-Present)
    • Board Member
  • Howard County Chamber of Commerce Public Policy Team (2014-Present)
    • Employment/Labor Law & Health Subcommittee, Chair


  • Freelance contributing author for the AICPA member publications regarding “Hiring Foreign Nationals” and AICPA’s “Management of an Accounting Practice (MAP) Handbook.”

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland
  • New Jersey
  • Georgia