In 2001, Brandy was offered a position of Professional & Financial Claims Litigation Counsel for Royal & SunAlliance Insurance Company. She couldn’t resist the chance to move to Dallas so she accepted the position where she oversaw and managed litigation presented under Employment Practices Liability and Director and Officers Liability policies from Texas to Florida.
Yearning for more responsibility, Brandy left the insurance world to become Sr. Corporate Counsel of Employment with Huawei Technologies USA Inc. Brandy was the primary advocate and advisor for risk avoidance, compliance, contractual obligations and internal policies regarding labor and employment issues. She provided advice and legal counsel to the overseas corporate parent, all levels of domestic management, and human resources professionals on a broad range of employment-related issues including compliance with applicable state and federal employment laws and regulations including California.
Brandy joined LSG Sky Chefs as Deputy General Counsel in 2013 as the sole Employment Counsel to workforce of 9,000 employees in 41 locations nationwide including California. She counseled staff and management on issues involving Labor, Employment, Benefits, Compensation, and Regulatory Compliance and issues relating to Union activity, recruiting, hiring, training, performance management, compensation, leaves of absence, return to work and accommodation issues, benefits, terminations, policies and other employment-related matters. She led and support business clients to prevent or mitigate legal risk. Kept informed of legal developments affecting the Company, while assisting with the development of new policies by being the dedicated legal resource to the West Operational Region encompassing 8 operational states and affiliate companies. She also became the leader of regulatory compliance beginning with Liquor licenses and Customs & Border Patrol regulations, Immigration issues and policy.
As Deputy General Counsel, Brandy was also responsible for negotiating, writing, reviewing, red-lining, and administering transactions including, but not limited to, vendor, outsourcing, nondisclosure, consulting and other commercial contracts and functional documents, advise executive team on complex and developing legal and business issues including contractual interpretation, bankruptcy, antitrust, FDA and USDA matters, transactional disputes, as well as develop and recommend Company position on other legal issues.
Brandy decided to create her own firm to continue to be a high valued counselor to companies in all industries. She focuses on balancing the needs of the operation with the needs of the employees. Having spent all of her career in high conflict environments, she concentrates on finding the most efficient and effective resolution without unnecessarily escalating situations and temperaments.