An experienced trial lawyer, Ms. Conrad is a member of the Firm’s Trial Practice Group, having first-chaired jury trials, arbitrations, and state civil rights administrative hearings on behalf of employers.
Ms. Conrad's practice covers the spectrum of employment litigation. She handles both state and federal claims involving race, age, disability, and sex discrimination, as well as sexual harassment, retaliatory discharge, and wage and hour issues. In addition, Ms. Conrad represents companies in matters related to complex non-competition and trade secrets litigation.
Ms. Conrad routinely counsels clients on a variety of employment practices, including employment contracts and employee handbooks and policies. She also assists employers in avoiding the expense of litigation by conducting management training, HR operational audits, and workplace harassment investigations.
Ms. Conrad is regularly called upon by clients to guide them through disciplinary issues and other employment-related problems, and she is a frequent guest speaker at a variety of employment-related seminars.
Representative Trial/Arbitration Experience
•First chair in arbitration proceeding seeking permanent injunctive relief against former employee. After a full hearing, the arbitrator granted the restraining order.
•First chair in defense of defamation claim of former employee in federal court. After two and one-half days of testimony, the Court issued a directed verdict in favor of the defense.
•First chair in application for temporary injunctive relief in state court. After a full evidentiary hearing, the Court granted the restraining order.
•First chair in arbitration proceeding defending against a former employee’s claims of associational disability discrimination and violation of ERISA. After three days of testimony, the arbitrator found in favor of the employer on the associational disability claim, and awarded a small amount on the ERISA claim.
•First chair in state court on behalf of an employer suing two former employees for breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, civil theft, conversion, and conspiracy. The four-day trial resulted in a jury verdict in favor of the employer on all claims.
Pro Bono and Community Involvement
•Jacksonville Community Council, Inc. (“JCCI”) (board, three years)
•Jacksonville Planning Commission (Commissioner, three years)
•Jacksonville University, Board of Trustees (Trustee, six years)
•Northeast Florida Chapter of the Red Cross (board president, one year)
Honors and Recognitions
•Girl Scouts of Gateway Woman of Distinction (2015)
•Jacksonville Business Journal Up & Comer, Top 40 Professionals Under 40 (2004)
•Jacksonville Business Journal Woman of Influence (2006)
•Jacksonville Community Counsel, Inc. Study: Attracting and Retaining Talent: People and Jobs for the 21st Century (Chair) (2006)
•Lead Influence San Diego, Class of 2018
•Leadership California: California Issues and Trends Program, Class of 2018
•Leadership Jacksonville, Class of 2006
In the News
August 15, 2018
Jackson Lewis Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2019
WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 15, 2018) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce more than 200 attorneys throughout the firm’s locations have been named to the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, a publication that has become universally regarded as a definitive guide to legal...
March 7, 2018
Adrienne L. Conrad Selected as 2018 Member of Leadership California's State Issues and Trends Program
SAN DIEGO, CA (March 7, 2018) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce Principal Adrienne L. Conrad has been selected as a member of Leadership California’s Class of 2018 for the 2018 California Issues & Trends Program (CIT), a prestigious, yearlong professional series ...
August 15, 2017
Best Lawyers in America Honors Jackson Lewis Attorneys in Its 2018 Edition
WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 15, 2017) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce 193 attorneys, were recognized in the 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, a publication that has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. The Best Lawyers lists are...
Professional Associations and Activities
•Association for Corporate Growth
•Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association
•San Diego County Bar Association