Reston, Va – Dec. 4, 2018 – Odin, Feldman & Pittleman, P.C. is pleased to announce the firm has elevated Marina Burton Blickley, Shiva S. Hamidinia, and Sara M. Sakagami to shareholders.
Marina Burton Blickley is an experienced counselor and litigator representing companies and employers of all sizes.
As a counselor, Marina provides employers with advice and risk assessment regarding all aspects of the employment life cycle from recruitment, hiring, job classification, compensation, evaluation, performance management, terminations, reductions in force, and complaint investigation and resolution. With a focus on limiting potential legal risk, Marina works with clients to develop and maintain policies and practices that are not just legally compliant but also feasible for their workplace.
Marina also advises government contractors on compliance including equal employment opportunity, affirmative action, Service Contract Labor Standards (formerly Service Contract Act), Fair Labor Standards Act, False Claims Act, and development of handbook and codes of business ethics and conduct.
Shiva Hamidinia has over a decade of experience helping regional, national, and international companies navigate the complex regulatory framework governing state and federal projects.
Considering the unique needs of her clients, Shiva provides counsel on a full spectrum of construction, surety and government contract issues, including formation, administration and performance, design-build and joint venture issues, claims, contract termination, delays, mechanic’s liens, surety takeover and indemnification.
When litigation is unavoidable, Shiva adeptly navigates her client’s interests in the state and federal courts in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia, before the Boards of Contract Appeals, the Government Accountability Office, and the Court of Federal Claims. Shiva is a frequent author on emerging issues in construction and public contracting law. In 2017, she was selected for inclusion as a Virginia and Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers “Rising Star” in Construction Law.
Sara Sakagami is a seasoned lawyer whose representative clients encompass a wide range of companies, professional partnerships, and business organizations from a variety of industries, as well as corporate executives and entrepreneurs. Sara provides comprehensive trial advocacy and employment counseling to her clients.
Over the past decade, Sara has zealously represented her clients’ best interests in numerous federal and state court cases involving employment claims brought under Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (“ADEA”) and the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), as well as in cases involving intellectual property disputes, contract counts, constitutional claims, and white collar criminal defense.
Sara is a comprehensive legal advocate to her clients. Her significant experience litigating inside the courtroom in turn enables her to efficiently counsel her clients outside of the courtroom, including through effective risk mitigation strategies, compliance policies, employment manuals, and contracts.