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Blythe K. Lollar

Associate

Blythe Lollar maintains a robust litigation practice defending clients in labor and employment matters and other business litigation. Ms. Lollar also assists clients in assessing and responding to matters involving data protection, privacy, and cybersecurity.

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Professional Biography


Ms. Lollar has a broad litigation practice, having assisted clients in the transportation, banking, health care, manufacturing, and retail industries in both single- and multi-plaintiff litigation matters.

In addition to litigation defense, she also offers advice and counsel on a variety of employment law issues including wage and hour concerns; policy and handbook review; non-competition agreements; and compliance with federal and state employment laws, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and wrongful termination.

In the data protection arena, Ms. Lollar counsels clients through responses to cybersecurity and other data incidents, crafts policies and procedures and guides clients through obtaining and maintaining compliance with federal and state privacy and security laws, and defends clients in the ensuing government investigations.

Before entering private practice, Ms. Lollar served as a law clerk to the Honorable Sharion Aycock, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi.

  • Obtained favorable jury verdict for manufacturer on claims by a former skilled worker of discrimination on the bases of race and gender in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, limiting the plaintiff's recovery to $1 nominal damages award.

  • Won summary judgment, and successfully defended appeal, for staffing agency on claims by a former salesperson of harassment, discrimination, and retaliation in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

  • Won dismissal of suit brought by a consumer alleging Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) claims against student loan servicers and credit reporting agencies.

  • Won summary judgment for armored car service on claims by a former driver arising under the ADA, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).

  • Won dismissal of suit against restaurant franchise by successfully arguing the former employee failed to exhaust available administrative remedies such that her claims of sexual harassment, discrimination, and hostile work environment in violation of the Civil Rights Act were time barred.

  • Won summary judgment for federal government contractor on claims by a former employee of wrongful termination in violation of Mississippi's public policy.

  • Won appeal affirming summary judgment for a manufacturer on claims of discrimination in violation of the Civil Rights Act brought by a former lead employee.

  • Won summary judgment for a dairy cooperative distribution plant on claims by a former employee of retaliation in violation of the Civil Rights Act. Won summary judgment for a bank on claims by a former security guard employed by an independent contractor of discrimination in violation of the Civil Rights Act.

  • Won summary judgment for a bank on claims by a former branch manager of wrongful termination in violation of Mississippi's public policy; violations of the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA); and retaliation in violation of the Financial Institution Reform and Recovery Enforcement Act (FINRA), Sarbanes-Oxley, and Dodd Frank.

  • Won summary judgment for a restaurant on claims by a former employee alleging unfair wage practices in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and state law, discrimination in violation of the Civil Rights Act, and claims arising under the First, Thirteenth, and Fourteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution.

  • Negotiated favorable resolution for a facility management provider of claims by multiple former employees of sexual harassment in violation of the Civil Rights, limiting the plaintiffs' recovery to nominal value settlement.

  • Negotiated favorable resolution for an oil and gas company of claims by a former equipment operator of race discrimination and retaliation in violation of the Civil Rights Act.

  • Negotiated favorable resolution for a manufacturer of claims by a former employee of race discrimination in violation of the Civil Rights Act and common law claims of tortious interference with contractual relations, negligent infliction of emotional distress, and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

  • Negotiated favorable resolution for an information technology company of claims by former manager of race discrimination the Civil Rights Act and age discrimination in violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA).

  • Negotiated favorable resolution for a freight carrier of claims by a former supervisor of race discrimination in violation of the Civil Rights Act and common law claims of negligent infliction of emotional distress and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

  • Reviewed and revised statewide nonprofit organization's employee handbook to ensure compliance with federal and Mississippi law and employer best practices.

  • Prepared response to audit of transportation company's I-9 compliance by U.S. Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

  • Successfully defended privacy/security investigations by state attorneys general.

  • Named a Best Lawyers in America® "Ones to Watch" in Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Labor and Employment Law - Management (2021)
  • Named a Top 50 Leader in Law by Mississippi Business Journal (2017)
  • Mississippi Women Lawyers Association (Board of Directors, 2020 – 2021)
  • Mississippi Bar Association (Women in the Profession Committee; Bar Leadership Forum – 2017)
  • Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association (Editorial Board, 2016 – 2017)
  • Capital Area Bar Association (Women's Initiative Committee Co-Chair)
  • Federal Bar Association, Secretary
  • Madison County Bar Association
  • "Baker's Dozen: Remembrances of RBG," Women's Initiative Newsletter (October 2020)
  • "Baker's Dozen: Women Leaders We Admire," Women's Initiative Newsletter (August 2019)
  • Contributor – "Religion, Employment Discrimination Law," Chapter 9, ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law, 2017 Cumulative Supplement, Fifth Edition (November 2017)
  • "Seibert v. Jackson County, Mississippi, et al: Is Repeated Harassment Over Time Always 'Pervasive?'" 41 The Quarterly 4 (2017)
  • Co-author – "The Status of Women in the Mississippi Bar," 63 The Mississippi Bar 1 (2016)
  • "One Step Forward, Two Steps Back? The Fifth Circuit's More Plaintiff-Friendly Approach to Sexual Harassment Claims," 40 The Quarterly 4 (2016)
  • "New Year, New Laws and What to Look For in 2020," Ultimate Software Lunch and Learn, Jackson, Mississippi (February 2020)
  • "Life Cycle of an Employee – The Bermuda Triangle of ADA, FMLA and Workers' Compensation" (June 2019)
  • "Telecommuting: A New Trend of Reasonable Accommodation?," Delta Human Resource Management Association, Greenwood, Mississippi (April 2019)
  • "Employment Law Update," National Business Institute's "Human Resource Law from A to Z" seminar (March 2019)
  • "Conducting Internal Investigations: How to Investigate Employee Misconduct and Prevent Future Problems," Ultimate Software Lunch and Learn, Jackson, Mississippi (February 2019)
  • "Homeward Bound: Legal and Practical Issues Arising from Telecommuting Arrangements," Employment Law Briefing, Ridgeland, Mississippi (September 2018) and Greenwood, Mississippi (October 2018); Mississippi Association of Health Underwriters meeting, Jackson, Mississippi (October 2018)
  • "Employment Law Update," Ultimate Software Lunch and Learn, Jackson, Mississippi (June 2018)
  • "Professionalism in Federal Litigation," University of Mississippi School of Law CLE by the Hour, Ridgeland, Mississippi (June 2018)
  • "The Only Thing Constant is Change: Current Trends in Sexual Harassment Litigation," Mississippi Bar Association Labor and Employment Section Labor and Employment Update CLE, Jackson, Mississippi (May 2018)
  • "Financial Investigations – What's the Worst that Can Happen?," Employment Law Briefing, Biloxi, Mississippi (June 2017) and Ridgeland, Mississippi (October 2017)
  • Panelist – "Organizational Structure, Federal and State Compliance, Lobbying and Advocacy and Labor and Employment Issues," Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project "Principles, Practices and Philanthropy Forum," Jackson, Mississippi (September 2017)
  • "One Step Forward, Two Steps Back? An Overview of Recent Sexual Harassment Cases in the Fifth Circuit," Mississippi Bar Association Labor and Employment Section Labor and Employment Update CLE, Jackson, Mississippi (May 2017)
  • "FLSA Flubs and Fumbles: Independent Contractor and Misclassification Issues," Employment Law Briefing, Greenwood, Mississippi (April 2016) and Ridgeland, Mississippi (October 2016); Ultimate Software Lunch and Learn, Ridgeland, Mississippi (March 2017)
  • "EEOC Update – Thanks for Coming to Work Today," Employment Law Briefing, Greenwood, Mississippi and Ridgeland, Mississippi (October 2015)

Education

  • The University of Mississippi School of Law, J.D., 2013, cum laude
  • The University of Mississippi, B.A., political science, 2007, cum laude

Admissions

  • Mississippi, 2013
  • Mississippi Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi

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