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Sharon Fast Gustafson

Employment and labor Attorney at Arlington, VA

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  • State Years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 31 years
    Maryland - MD 31 years
    Virginia - VA 32 years
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1992
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State MD
    Acquired 1992
    Status
    Inactive - Retired No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State VA
    Acquired 1991
    Status
    Associate No misconduct found

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Sharon Fast Gustafson is a solo practitioner in Arlington, Virginia. She received her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, cum laude, in 1991. After law school she worked for four years in the labor and employment law group at Jones, Day in Washington, D.C., where she also handled adoption matters pro bono.

Ms. Gustafson now practices in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia, dividing her time between employment matters and adoption matters. She is a member of the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) and of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys (AAAA).

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Sharon Fast Gustafson
Sharon Fast Gustafson Attorney At Law PLC
6047 N. 25th Street
Arlington, VA, 22207

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AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Sharon Fast Gustafson Attorney At Law
  • 1996 - Present
  • Associate
  • Jones Day Reavis & Pogue
  • 1990 - 1995

Education

  • Georgetown University
  • J.D.
  • 1991

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Young v. United Parcel Service, 707 F.3d 437 (4th Cir. 2013), rev'd and remanded, 575 U.S. ___, 135 S.Ct. 1338 (2015)
  • U.S. Supreme Court held that Ms. Young had set out prima facie case of discrmination and she could prove discrimination by showing that UPS’s policies impose a burden on pregnant employees and that its reasons give rise to an inference of discrimination.

Associations

  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Federalist Society
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • American Academy of Adoption Attorneys
  • Fellow
  • 1997 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association
  • Attorney of the Year
  • 2016

Speaking Engagements

  • NELA Annual Conference
  • Proving a Pregnancy Discrimination Case after Young v. UPS
  • 2016
  • DC Bar Annual Employment Law Review
  • The McDonnell Douglas Test as Applied to Pregnancy Discrimination
  • 2016
  • DC Bar Employment Law Year in Review
  • Employment Law Year in Review
  • 2015
  • D.C. Women's Bar Assn. Employment Law Group
  • Special Delivery: Pregnancy Discrimination and Young v. UPS
  • 2015
  • ABA Annual Conference of Labor and Employment Law Group
  • Pregnancy Discrimination and Accommodations after the Supreme Court's Ruling in Young v. UPS
  • 2015
  • National Business Institute
  • Adoption Law: Start to Finish
  • 2011
  • Fairfax Bar Association
  • Overview of ERISA and common Employee ERISA claims
  • 2005
  • American Academy of Adoption Attorneys
  • Good Employment Practice
  • 2004
  • Council on Education and Management
  • Progressive Discipline and Termination
  • 2000
  • Fairfax Bar Association
  • ERISA: Notice requirements, breach of fiduciary duties, and interference with protected rights"
  • 1999
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Arlington Employment and labor Lawyer Sharon Fast Gustafson
Sharon Fast Gustafson
Employment and labor Attorney
Arlington, VA
Licensed for 32 years