Bethany S. Wagner

Professional Biography

Bethany Wagner is an experienced employment lawyer, focusing on both employment litigation and preventive advice, counseling, and training. A former collegiate athletic department executive, Bethany also has extensive experience in issues facing institutions of higher learning, including Title IX and NCAA compliance issues.

In her employment practice, Bethany focuses on preventative advice and counseling, particularly in the areas of performance management, avoiding issues of workplace discrimination and harassment, and managing disability accommodation and leaves of absences requests. She also conducts internal investigations, develops policies/handbooks, and conducts training on a broad array of topics. Bethany also has extensive experience defending employers in employment-related litigation before administrative agencies and courts on the federal and state level. She has successfully defended employers in discrimination, wrongful termination, and wage and hour claims, including class and collective actions.

Prior to joining Ogletree Deakins, Bethany worked as a senior athletic department executive at the University of Pittsburgh. In that role, she oversaw several Division I athletic teams; served as the liaison to the university’s Title IX Office, Office of Student Conduct, and Office of Policy Development and Management; and worked closely with the Office of University Counsel.

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