Andrea Downing is an associate who practices employment law at Wade, Grimes, Friedman, Meinken & Leischnr PLLC. A former law clerk and associate at a boutique employment law firm, Ms. Downing earned her bachelor’s from SUNY at Plattsburgh and her J.D. from George Mason University. At GMU, she served on the Moot Court Board, Trial Advocacy Association and the Law and Mental Illness Legal Clinic. Currently, Ms. Downing works with employers to prevent and remedy employment law claims; and represents clients with employment law cases in both federal and state courts, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Merit Systems Protection Board.