Vijay Mani
[email protected]​thatcherlaw.​com

Vijay Mani is a talented litigator and trial lawyer with extensive labor and employment experience. He has earned the praise of judges, colleagues, and clients, as well as from opposing counsel. A grateful client said of Vijay: "Your professionalism, hard work, your guidance, kindness and caring helped make our experience a success . . . when we wanted to give up, you encouraged us to stay the course. With your utmost efficiency, knowledge and dedication you helped us win our case."

Vijay's vast experience in employment and labor law includes qui tam litigation under the False Claims Act. He has represented private and public sector employees who were victims of workplace discrimination, harassment, retaliation, unequal pay, and unlawful termination. Vijay has won favorable outcomes in every case he has ever taken to trial. He has succeeded on behalf of his clients in complex cases involving gender discrimination, unequal pay, sexual harassment, pregnancy discrimination, religious discrimination, as well as discrimination based military service.

Vijay also represents employers in all aspects of employment law and conducts training and counseling for small businesses as well as for large corporate clients. Vijay has assisted employers with unionized and non-unionized workforces on a broad range of transactions, organizational policies, and litigation defense.

Vijay's credo for the practice of law, based on diligence and communication, is inspired by Abraham Lincoln: "The leading rule for the lawyer, as for the man of every other calling, is diligence. Leave nothing for tomorrow which can be done today. Never let your correspondence fall behind. Whatever piece of business you have in hand, before stopping, do all the labor pertaining to it which can then be done."

Vijay graduated with honors from American University's Washington College of Law, where he was an editor for the Labor and Employment Law Journal, and from the University of Tulsa, where he played college tennis. Outside the office, Vijay enjoys pick-up basketball and a good chess match. He also loves stand-up comedy and the art of a good joke.

 

 

Education

  • American University, Washington College of Law, Washington, District of Columbia
    • J.D. - 2012
  • University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma
    • B.S. - 2000
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Honors: Tri-Beta Biological Honor Society, President
    • Honors: Student Health Advisory Board, Chairman
    • Major: Molecular Biology
    • Minor: Chemistry

Admissions

  • Maryland, 2012
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

Past Positions

  • National Institutes of Health, Researcher and Clinical Trial Coordinator

Associations

  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • South Asian Bar Association

Published Works

  • “Practice Resource: Tracking Healthcare Reform”, in Journal of Health and Life Science Law, October 2010

Pro Bono Activities

  • AmeriCorps, Washington, D.C

Languages

  • Tamil
  • Hindi