“Studs Terkel, one of my personal heroes, said that that work “is about a search for daily meaning as well as daily bread, for recognition as well as cash, for astonishment rather than torpor; in short, for a sort of life rather than a Monday through Friday sort of dying.” As an employment lawyer I have seen the devastating effect unlawful discrimination and retaliation can have; it can rob an individual of the means of putting daily bread on the table, and it can strip that person of the identity he or she built through years of hard work. It is a privilege and an honor to be able to use my legal skills to help courageous employees who stand up against injustice in the workplace.”
Subha Bollini has represented employees in eleven states and the District of Columbia in employment discrimination and retaliation claims under local, state and federal statutes. She has litigated claims against employers of varying sizes, from small businesses to local, state, and federal agencies, to Fortune 50 corporations. In addition to representing employees in claims of discrimination based on age, race, and sex, she has litigated complex whistleblowing claims involving financial reporting, shareholder fraud, and industrial safety.
Ms. Bollini regularly represents federal sector employees in discrimination and retaliation claims before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Merit Systems Protection Board and has also represented federal employees and contractors in security clearance proceedings before issuing agencies including the Department of Defense and Department of Energy Offices of Hearings and Appeals, Federal Bureau of Investigation, National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, and National Security Agency.
Prior to joining Correia & Puth as Of Counsel, Ms. Bollini represented employees at another District of Columbia based employee-side law firm. Ms. Bollini developed particular experience and expertise in the representation of federal employees, and now serves as the principal lead attorney for Correia & Puth’s federal sector employee practice.
Ms. Bollini serves as President of the Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association (MWELA), a voluntary bar association of hundreds of attorneys who represent employees in workplace dispute, and has served as a MWELA board member since 2011. Ms. Bollini is also an active member of the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA), the nation’s only national bar association dedicated to the representation of employees and advancement of employee rights, and serves as NELA’s Affiliate Relations Committee representative for the Fourth Circuit and the District of Columbia, as well as Co-Chair of NELA’s Annual Convention Committee. At the 2015 NELA Annual Convention in Atlanta, Georgia, Ms. Bollini led a panel presentation concerning cutting-edge issues related to “smart device” discovery in litigation. She is also a member of the Women’s Bar Association, the South Asian Bar Association, and Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts. Ms. Bollini was selected by her peers for recognition in 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 as a Rising Star in Employment Law in Super Lawyers magazine.
Before practicing law, Ms. Bollini worked in communications for a presidential campaign, served as a legislative assistant for foreign affairs, trade, and defense for a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, and performed as a solo violinist, chamber musician, and orchestra member, and with major recording artists in the U.S. and abroad.
Ms. Bollini earned her Juris Doctor from the American University Washington College of Law and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Performance and Biology from The University of Southern California, where she was admitted as a Dean’s Scholar in the Thematic Option honors program. She completed additional graduate coursework at the University of Chicago and Georgetown University, where she studied International Conflict Resolution. Ms. Bollini is a member of the state and federal bars of the District of Columbia and Maryland, as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and the District of Colorado.