Karen S. Elliott, J.D., is a member of the business and professional litigation practice group and its employment law team at Sands Anderson Marks & Miller. She focuses her law practice on labor and employment law counseling and trial work, and on a broad range of commercial litigation. Elliott strives to provide practical legal advice to help employers craft reasonable business solutions for their human resource challenges. She works with clients of all sizes, from start-ups to the Fortune 500. Elliott counsels and represents clients in investigation and defense of EEOC and DOL charges, drafting of employment contracts, handbooks and drug policies, providing coaching for terminations and management training for litigation and union avoidance. She also assists clients with issues relating to the numerous federal and state employment laws, among them: Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act and unemployment issues. Elliott's litigation practice focuses on defending employment law claims, non-competition claims, intellectual property disputes, as well as issues involving the Uniform Commercial Code, Fair Credit Reporting Act and Truth in Lending Act, and breach of commercial, business contracts. She has been listed for four years in Virginia Business magazine's "Legal Elite" for her labor and employment practice. Active on committees of the Virginia Chamber of Commerce, Elliott has served as a board member of the City of Richmond Bar Association, on the Society of Human Resources State Council as Legislative Director, as President of NOVA of Virginia Aquatics, Inc., as a board member of the Children's Home Society of Virginia and as President of the Metropolitan Richmond Women's Bar Association.