J.D., University of Michigan (2002), Editor, Michigan Law Review
M.Ed., University of Georgia (1996)
B.A., Emory University (1993)
Admitted to practice:
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Chandra C. Davis is an effective labor and employment law advisor, litigator, and mediator. She is registered with the Georgia Commission on Dispute Resolution and has mediated a variety of employment matters at the Agency and litigation stages. Over the past 13 years Chandra has defended and prosecuted cases in the employment discrimination arena. She regularly conducts written and oral discovery, including drafting interrogatories, request for production of documents, admissions, preparing witnesses for deposition, and filing motions to dismiss and motions for summary judgment.
Chandra is a legal counselor to national and international clients. She advises business owners, Human Resource professionals, and business unit managers. She reviews clients’ policies and procedures, employment contracts, waivers, and severance agreements. She has also investigated and directed investigations of more than 100 employers in a variety of industries. In her work as a Trial Attorney at the EEOC, she reviewed and managed investigative files for the purpose of recommending the initiation of litigation in connection with civil actions. These unique experiences have also helped Chandra as an effective mediator, able to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses in cases and determine the potential value of a case.
Chandra is also a sought after trainer, facilitator, and mediator. She has developed training programs for the EEOC and multi-national corporations. She has also mediated employment and labor matters involving discrimination based on age, race, sex, and retaliation.
Chandra was previously a litigator in the Labor and Employment group at McGuireWoods LLP. Prior to joining that firm, she served as an elbow law clerk for the Honorable Roger L. Gregory, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and the Honorable Vanessa D. Gilmore, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.
- Successfully obtained summary judgment for a national car manufacturer in gender and race discrimination cases, and for a finance company in a race discrimination case.
- Successfully obtained dismissals for a nationally renowned hospital in a retaliation case, an international office supplier in a race and age case, and an international pharmaceutical company in a race case.
- Successfully defended a case in the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals for a nationally renowned hospital.
- Successfully obtained favorable jury trial verdict in a retaliation case against a restaurant.
- Successfully settled a matter for a national food service company saving the client over $10 million.
- Successfully litigated a disability accommodation case in federal court, defeating motions for sanctions and dismissal.
- Created a 200 page ethics and compliance internal investigation manual and a 2 day training workshop for a $17 billion global manufacturing company with more than 40,000 employees.
- Workplace Sensitivity Training, Executives C-Level, 2015
- Panel on Gender Stereotyping, EEOC TAPS, 2015
- Avoiding the EEOC Process, National Grocery Chain, 2015
- Creating A Positive & Respectful Workplace, National Transportation Company, 2015
- Access to Higher Education for Undocumented Students and Other Employment Issues in Higher Education, UGA PhD in Counseling and Student Personnel Services, 2015
- ADA Guide: Employee Misconduct Based on a Mental Disability, NELC 2015
- Working Effectively and Accurately, Georgia State Government Agency, 2014
- The Intersection of FMLA, ADA, and Workers’ Compensation, ICLE 2015
- EEOC Overview: Practice and Procedures, University of Georgia Class, 2011-15
- EEO Do’s and Don’ts, EEOC TAPS, 2014
- Conducting Effective Internal Investigations, Henry County, 2012
- Creating a Record, Cobb County, 2012
- EEO Managers: Awareness & Compliance, Landmark Hospital, 2012.
- Women Have Been Doing It For Generations: Work/Life Balancing- How Technology Can Help, Leadership Institute of Women of Color in Law & Business, Speakers Chair and Board Member, 2012
- Sexual Harassment Prevention & Correction, Thomas Country Buffet, 2011
- Employment Law Legal Update, College & University Professional Association for Human Resources- Georgia Chapter, 2011
Professional and Community Involvement
- Leadership Institute For Women of Color Attorneys In Law & Business (“LIWOCA”), Board & Annual Conference Planning Committee
- LIWOCA, Pipeline Project, Mentor and Instructor
- One Child, One Lawyer Program (for abused and neglected children), Guardian ad litem
- Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys, Member
- Georgia Association for Women Lawyers, Member
- State Bar of Georgia (Labor & Employment Section)
- Atlanta Trlingual Academy, PTO Board