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Two Distinguished Attorneys Have Been Appointed to NELF’s Advisory Council

BOSTON – Attorneys Aimee B. Parsons, of Counsel with the Portland office of the international law firm of Ogletree Deakins, and Sara Trickett, Vice President of Global Corporate Legal Services for WEX Inc., an international provider of payment processing and information management services, have been appointed to the Maine Advisory Council of the New England Legal Foundation (NELF), the leading non-profit public interest law firm in the region dedicated to addressing policy and constitutional concerns related to free enterprise.

Aimee Blanchard Parsons dedicates her employment law practice at Ogletree Deakins to defending employers in state and federal court and administrative agencies against discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, restrictive covenant, and wage-and-hour claims. She has years of experience representing employers in the healthcare, pharmaceutical, hospitality, retail, and insurance industries, in addition to a number of Fortune 500 companies. A dedicated and trusted advisor to executives and HR professionals, much of Aimee’s practice is devoted to partnering with employers and developing strategies to minimize risk associated with workplace policies, procedures, and practices. She is continuously advising and counseling clients on how to achieve compliance with all aspects of employment law, including hiring, discipline, termination, the interactive process and leaves of absence, substance abuse testing, family and medical leave, and workplace mental health issues. Aimee also conducts sensitive workplace investigations and trains managers and employees on harassment, retaliation, employee leave issues, substance abuse testing, and workplace accommodations. Earlier, Aimee worked as a prosecutor with the Travis County Attorney’s Office (Austin, Texas), trying more than 20 jury trials as an Assistant County Attorney. She then practiced in New Hampshire and Texas, representing plaintiffs and defendants in employment law matters and general commercial litigation.

Sara Trickett began her career in the Silicon Valley office of Latham & Watkins LLP where she represented companies, directors, and executive officers in securities and consumer class actions, SEC investigations and enforcement matters, internal investigations, and general commercial litigation.  In 2012, she moved to Visa where she was responsible for addressing critical legal, regulatory, financial, and reputational risks to the company.  Now at WEX Inc., Sara is the Vice President of Global Corporate Legal Services, which includes WEX’s litigation team.

“We are indeed fortunate,” NELF President Daniel B. Winslow said, “to have Amy and Sara  joining our New England Legal Foundation Maine Advisory Council. They bring with them their unsurpassed expertise in their respective fields of law and their impressive international organizations. Our state Advisory Councils,” Winslow added, “help develop our Foundation’s positions on public policy matters, and they often recommend legal advocacy for consideration by our Board of Directors on issues of importance to the region’s economy. The Advisory Councils also host speakers of interest to their particular sector of the economy at locations convenient to members in each state.”

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About the New England Legal Foundation (NELF)

For nearly 50 years, NELF has been the leading voice of the New England business community and entrepreneurs in advocating for the foundational values of free enterprise, property rights, good and limited government, and inclusive growth in the New England region.  The Foundation has an in-house staff of lawyers who file amicus briefs to help shape judicial decisions to favor these foundational values.  As a non-partisan, non-profit 501c3 organization, membership is open to all law firms, corporate legal departments, and individuals who support NELF’s mission.

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