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Anne Spielberg


Anne Spielberg is one of Washington, DC’s leading employment lawyers focused on representing nonprofits and tax-exempt organizations. Clients rely on Anne for advice that combines sound judgment, keen issue-spotting, an understanding of nonprofit operations, and a commitment to nonprofit values.

Anne counsels on the prevention and resolution of employee disputes, adoption of appropriate personnel policies, and implementation of sound employment practices. She conducts trainings and provides workshops on a variety of employment topics. She has deep substantive knowledge, developed over more than thirty years, on a wide spectrum of employment issues, including:

  • compliance with state and federal nondiscrimination laws
  • wage and hour issues
  • proper worker classification
  • state and federal family medical leave laws
  • reasonable compensation for executives
  • paid sick leave laws
  • workplace harassment claims
  • appropriate severance agreements
  • wrongful termination

Nonprofit entities further rely on Anne’s counsel about structural and governance issues, fundraising and contractual relationships, program spin-offs, member codes of conduct and complaints, and other operational issues. Anne also has a specialty in advising organizations that provide legal services about the intersection of legal ethics and IRS tax-exempt requirements.

Additionally, Anne has represented individual employees in discrimination and other employment law actions, including matters involving issues of sex and race discrimination, sexual harassment, and wrongful discharge. She also has litigated environmental, nuclear safety, and historic preservation issues on behalf of local and regional community groups. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of several community nonprofit organizations.

Prior Experience

  • Law Clerk, Honorable Raymond J. Pettine, United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island, 1985-1986
  • Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellow, Georgetown  University Law Center Sex Discrimination Clinic, 1986-1987

Practice Focus

“…I want you to know how grateful and relieved I am to have someone of your experience, responsiveness and wisdom supporting me through this process. The quality and value of your services have also made me confident to refer you to many of my colleagues who need outstanding legal services and counsel.”

–Andrea Levere, Prosperity Now