“My previous experience as a project manager has uniquely positioned me to maintain effective communication with clients and deliver an excellent work product in an efficient manner. Labor and employment matters are sensitive in nature and require frequent communication. Employers often tell me that they appreciate my responsiveness, attention to detail, and efficiency.”
Courtney Turkington is a commercial litigator with a focus on labor and employment matters. Courtney helps employers with a variety of human resources claims and issues including Title VII, Title IX, and trade secret matters. In addition to defending employers in labor & employment claims, Courtney acts as an extension of clients’ human resources teams and supports day-to-day operations by assisting with terminations, revising handbooks, and reviewing policies.
Courtney’s Title VII experience includes handling discrimination and harassment claims from the administrative level to the courts. She has defended clients in pregnancy discrimination matters, as well as sexual harassment and retaliation claims. Courtney’s Title IX experience includes conducting investigations, drafting investigation and determinations, and guiding educators through the process. Her trade secret experience includes matters relating to employee defection and confidential documents, as well as drafting and advising on non-competes. Courtney also represents clients in labor arbitrations.
She received her Juris Doctor, summa cum laude, from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law in 2018. Prior to joining the firm, Courtney served as a law clerk to the Honorable Carl J. Barbier of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, and a judicial extern to the Honorable Ivan L.R. Lemelle of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.