Attorneys
Amanda Orcutt

Amanda G. Orcutt

Counsel
Email:aorcutt@mwlaw.com
Phone:(501) 688-8880
Location: Little Rock
Bar Admissions: Arkansas, Massachusetts

Amanda Orcutt has extensive experience representing employers in all matters of employment law, both as an adviser and an advocate. Amanda represents businesses in lawsuits brought in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies in a wide range of employment disputes. She assists businesses with internal investigations involving employment issues. Amanda counsels clients on various employment matters such as compliance with state and federal law, accommodation of disabilities, and development of employment policies. Amanda also has extensive experience representing educational institutions in a variety of education matters, including state and federal court litigation, Title IX investigations, investigations by the federal government, and student misconduct matters. Prior to joining Mitchell Williams, Amanda practiced for over six years at a large global law firm in Boston, Massachusetts where she represented employers and educational institutions.

Experience

  • Represents and advises employers in state and federal court litigations, internal investigations, and administrative proceedings before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
  • Counsels employers on hiring, training, HR, and discipline issues, particularly in connection with employment discrimination statues, the American Disabilities Act (ADA), and the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
  • Manages internal investigations regarding employee misconduct, allegations of discrimination, and other issues.
  • Counsels clients on a broad spectrum of employment related issues, including employment and separation agreements, restrictive covenants, and reductions-in-force.
  • Represents employers defending actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
  • Has successfully defended employers against numerous claims of discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination, breach of contract, independent contractor misclassification, tort claims, and others.
  • Advises educational institutions on compliance with state and federal law, including Title IX, Title VII, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Clery Act, and others.
  • Represents private educational institutions in all aspects of investigations brought by the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and Department of Justice, including conducting on-campus witness interviews, preparing for government interviews, drafting written responses to the government, and responding to data requests.

Education

  • Syracuse University College of Law J.D., summa cum laude (2012)
  • Syracuse University B.A. (2007)

Professional Recognition

  • Editor-in Chief, Syracuse Law Review (2011-2012)
  • Valedictorian, Syracuse University College of Law (2012)

Involvement

  • Member, Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
  • Member, Arkansas Bar Association
  • Member, Pulaski County Bar Association
  • Former member, Boston Bar Association, Public Interest Leadership Program (2016-2017)