Shafeeqa Giarratani, a partner with Norton Rose Fulbright, practices in the employment and labor, appellate and litigation groups. She represents employers in federal and state court and before administrative agencies and regulatory agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Texas Workforce Commission, and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs. She is a strong advocate for her clients and regularly handles litigation matters at both the trial and appellate level, in alternative dispute resolution and before governmental agencies.
Shafeeqa has represented management in civil rights, wrongful discharge, Family and Medical Leave Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, employment tort, defamation, breach of contract, tortious interference and other employment-related charges and litigation.
Shafeeqa also specializes in advising clients on whistleblower employment issues, in particular retaliation cases under the False Claims Act. She advises clients on appropriate handling of whistleblowers and regularly handles litigation in this area.
Shafeeqa also regularly advises clients that are federal contractors on affirmative action, legislative and regulatory changes affecting employment matters for federal contractors and Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) compliance issues, from developing affirmative action plans to representing companies during the audit process.
Shafeeqa also performs supervisory training seminars, prepares and reviews personnel handbooks and policies and advises clients regarding employee retention and termination.
Additionally, her appellate work includes patent, construction and employment matters. She has experience preparing appellate briefs for Texas appellate courts, including the Supreme Court of Texas and to federal courts such as the Federal Circuit. Before law school, Shafeeqa worked as a judicial intern for the Texas Judicial Council under Chief Justice Thomas Phillips.