Joanna Wasik joined Mehri & Skalet in 2015 as an Associate Attorney. Her work at the firm focuses on discrimination, consumer protection, fair housing, and whistleblower cases. She litigates before federal district and appellate courts, state trial courts, and in administrative proceedings. Her representative matters include the following:
- Representation of a class of female sales representatives in pay and promotion discrimination, as well as sexual harassment, claims against pharmaceutical corporation
- Representation of insureds challenging unfair practices of insurance companies
- Representation of putative class of salaried African-American employees in race discrimination claims against federal contractor
- Representation of prominent Iranian-American organizations as well as individuals in constitutional litigation against the federal government
- Representation of whistleblower in front of Merit Systems Protection Board
- Representation of relators in False Claims Act investigation of federal contractors
- Representations of families and fair housing organizations challenging discriminatory housing practices
Ms. Wasik’s current research interests include discriminatory parental leave policies, such as those providing significantly greater parental leave to female than male employees.
Prior to joining Mehri & Skalet, Ms. Wasik served as law clerk to Judge J. Curtis Joyner on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and worked as an Associate in the New York office of a multinational Magic Circle firm.
Ms. Wasik graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown Law in 2012. While in law school she served as a Managing Editor of the Georgetown Journal of International Law, a Legal Research and Writing Fellow, and a Global Law Scholar. She was also a member of the Georgetown Human Rights Institute’s Fact-Finding Mission in 2010-2011.
Prior to attending law school, Ms. Wasik graduated magna cum laude from Amherst College, with a B.A. in political science. She lives in Arlington, Virginia with her husband, son, and their dog.