Douglas R. Burtch

Douglas R. Burtch

Owner and Principal
Attorney and Counselor at Law

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Awards & Recognition

Rated AV Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell (highest rating
for legal ability and ethical standards), 2011-present

Listed in The Best Lawyers in America in labor relations
and employment, 2013-present

Listed in Virginia Super Lawyers in employment and labor, 2016

Listed in Virginia Super Lawyers, Rising Stars
(employment and labor), 2010-2015

Listed in Virginia Business Magazine Legal Elite in
labor and employment, 2014-present

Court Admission

Virginia federal and state courts

Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

Supreme Court of the United States

Experience

Burtch Law PLLC, Owner and Principal;
Richmond, Virginia, 2016-present

Macaulay & Burtch PC, Attorney;
Richmond, Virginia, 2009-2016

Littler Mendelson PC, Associate;
McLean, Virginia, 2006-2009

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, Associate;
McLean, Virginia, 2005-2006

Supreme Court of Virginia, Law Clerk;
Richmond, Virginia, 2003-2004

Education

University of Richmond School of Law;
Richmond, Virginia | JD 2003, cum laude

Cambridge University (Emmanuel College);
Cambridge, England | Summer Program in Law 2002

Emory University; Atlanta, Georgia | BA 1998

Publications

“Time for a Check-up: Prevent Employee
Wage and Hour Claims,” Virginia Dental Journal,
July, August and September 2016

“Employment Law: Know the Rules,” Virginia Dental Journal, April, May and June 2016

“Looking for Work? Dos and Don’ts of the Teen Job Scene,”
Richmond Family Magazine, March 2013

“What to Do When Employee Behavior Changes,”
quoted in SHRM Online for the Society of
Human Resource Management, June 3, 2011

“US Supreme Court Decides Against Employee Privacy
on Employer-Provided Devices,” Macaulay & Burtch
E-Alert, June 24, 2010

Select Presentations

“Religious Institutions and the Law: Using Legal Leverage to Protect Congregations” | Presentation for Continuing Legal Education by the Virginia Law Foundation

  • Charlottesville, Virginia, November 16, 2016
  • Webcast, November 29, 2016

“Key Topics in Employment Law”

  • Presentation to the Southside Dental Society;
    Petersburg, Virginia, November 20, 2015
  • Presentation to the Metropolitan Academy of Dentistry;
    Richmond, Virginia, September 10, 2015

“Ensuring Effective Employee Release Agreements:
Best Practices and Trends in 2015 and Beyond”

  • National presentation through The Knowledge Group,
    September 24, 2015

“Reducing Your Liability from Employee
Electronic Communications”

  • Presentation to Virginia Association of Community
    Services Boards; Williamsburg, Virginia, May 4, 2011
  • Presentation to Washington Metro Area Corporate
    Counsel Association; Richmond, Virginia, November 4, 2010
Current Activities

Virginia State Bar
Diversity Conference, Litigation Section

Virginia Bar Association
Labor & Employment Section

Richmond Bar Association
Bench-Bar Conference, 2010-2012
(conference co-chair in 2012)
Finance Committee (2011-2014 term)
Judiciary Committee (2014-present)

Christ Church Episcopal Preschool,
Board of Directors (2011-2014 term)

Awards & Recognition

Rated AV Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell (highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards), 2011-present

Listed in The Best Lawyers in America in labor relations and employment, 2013-present

Listed in Virginia Super Lawyers in employment and labor, 2016

Listed in Virginia Super Lawyers, Rising Stars (employment and labor), 2010-2015

Listed in Virginia Business Magazine Legal Elite in labor and employment, 2014-present

Court Admission

Virginia federal and state courts

Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

Supreme Court of the United States

Experience

Burtch Law PLLC, Owner and Principal; Richmond, Virginia, 2016-present

Macaulay & Burtch PC, Attorney; Richmond, Virginia, 2009-2016

Littler Mendelson PC, Associate; McLean, Virginia, 2006-2009

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, Associate; McLean, Virginia, 2005-2006

Supreme Court of Virginia, Law Clerk; Richmond, Virginia, 2003-2004

Education

University of Richmond School of Law; Richmond, Virginia | JD 2003, cum laude

Cambridge University (Emmanuel College); Cambridge, England | Summer Program in Law 2002

Emory University; Atlanta, Georgia | BA 1998

Publications

“Time for a Check-up: Prevent Employee Wage and Hour Claims,” Virginia Dental Journal, July, August and September 2016

“Employment Law: Know the Rules,” Virginia Dental Journal, April, May and June 2016

“Looking for Work? Dos and Don’ts of the Teen Job Scene,” Richmond Family Magazine, March 2013

“What to Do When Employee Behavior Changes,” quoted in SHRM Online for the Society of Human Resource Management, June 3, 2011

“US Supreme Court Decides Against Employee Privacy on Employer-Provided Devices,” Macaulay & Burtch E-Alert, June 24, 2010

Select Presentations

“Religious Institutions and the Law: Using Legal Leverage to Protect Congregations” | Presentation for Continuing Legal Education by the Virginia Law Foundation

  • Charlottesville, Virginia, November 16, 2016
  • Webcast, November 29, 2016

“Key Topics in Employment Law”

  • Presentation to the Southside Dental Society; Petersburg, Virginia, November 20, 2015
  • Presentation to the Metropolitan Academy of Dentistry; Richmond, Virginia, September 10, 2015

“Ensuring Effective Employee Release Agreements: Best Practices and Trends in 2015 and Beyond”

  • National presentation through The Knowledge Group, September 24, 2015

“Reducing Your Liability from Employee Electronic Communications”

  • Presentation to Virginia Association of Community Services Boards; Williamsburg, Virginia, May 4, 2011
  • Presentation to Washington Metro Area Corporate Counsel Association; Richmond, Virginia, November 4, 2010
Current Activities

Virginia State Bar
Diversity Conference, Litigation Section

Virginia Bar Association
Labor & Employment Section

Richmond Bar Association
Bench-Bar Conference, 2010-2012
(conference co-chair in 2012)
Finance Committee (2011-2014 term)
Judiciary Committee (2014-present)

Christ Church Episcopal Preschool,
Board of Directors (2011-2014 term)

BURTCH LAW PLLC | 1802 Bayberry Court | Suite 302 | Richmond, Virginia 23226 | Phone 804 593 4001 | Fax 804 593 4002

BURTCH LAW PLLC
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