Fiona E. Cousland is an associate in Riker Danzig’s Labor & Employment and School Law Groups and focuses her practice on discrimination claims, retaliation, wrongful discharge, and breach of contract. Ms. Cousland also counsels clients on properly responding to internal employee complaints alleging discrimination, harassment or other improper conduct, conducts reorganizations and reductions in force, and prepares severance agreements.
Ms. Cousland represents public school district boards of education as well as charter schools, independent schools, and private schools for students with disabilities in state and federal courts, before the New Jersey Office of Administrative Law, and the Public Employee Relations Commission. She represents school clients in employment discrimination cases, mediation, grievance hearings and arbitration proceedings, collective bargaining, and in TEACHNJ tenure charge cases.
Ms. Cousland earned her J.D. degree from the University of Michigan Law School, cum laude, and her B.A. degree, cum laude, from Wellesley College. While studying at the University of Michigan Law School, Ms. Cousland was a Contributing Editor of the Michigan Journal of International Law.
Prior to joining Riker Danzig, Ms. Cousland was a Labor & Employment associate at K&L Gates LLP in Newark, NJ.