Domenique Camacho Moran’s extensive experience in labor and employment issues such as discrimination, unlawful harassment, wage and hour, leaves of absence and social media in the workplace makes her a valuable resource to her clients, from small local start-ups to large national employers.
How does your experience help clients achieve success?
My practice runs the gamut of employment law. I am a resource to my clients, advising them on everyday employment decisions. While I may focus on a specific problem, we examine every question in the context of our client’s big picture objectives. We always discuss how the situation relates to other potential legal issues and to the company’s culture, goals and policies.
“To help my clients achieve success, I learn their objectives, culture, policies and relationships to develop effective policies or strategies for handling employment situations. Only then can I ensure my advice is valuable.”
You’ve served as lead counsel on a number of cases. Which do you consider your biggest success?
It’s always a big win when a client’s principles are validated. Every defense verdict is a success. One that comes to mind occurred in 2012, when a jury found our client did not discriminate against a former employee when it fired him based on a reasonable belief that he had stolen company property. This was a case about principles and values.
A second example that comes to mind is a 2009 wage and hour class-action lawsuit. These cases are often time-consuming and difficult, especially when an employer doesn’t have neat, detailed time records available. A jury found our client paid employees for their time worked. We used business records to demonstrate that the employees’ claims were grossly exaggerated and that they had been paid properly. That defense verdict saved our client potentially millions of dollars.
How do you give back to our community?
I am an advisory board member of Make-a-Wish Metro New York and chair Walk for Wishes, an annual fundraiser. I also volunteer with several organizations that work to empower girls and women. I serve on the Mom-mentum Committee presenting “Achieving Extraordinary, Women’s Leadership Conference”. I have served on the board of the Girl Scouts of Nassau County and for years participated on the Work/Life Corporate Committee of the National Association of Mothers’ Centers (NAMC). I have also chaired the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Lunch Committee in Queens, NY. Before that, I served on the Executive and Program Committees of the Nassau County Museum of Art’s Women’s Executive Network.