— Mahatma Gandhi
Bernadette is a partner at Kollman & Saucier. She enjoys working with in-house counsel, HR professionals, and business leaders in both the public and private sector to provide counsel on a broad array of employment law issues.
Workplace Complaints Investigator:
Bernadette specializes as an investigator of workplace complaints. She has significant experience conducting complex and often high-profile investigations for a wide range of employers including hospitals and other healthcare providers, colleges and universities, and government organizations. Her work includes investigation of Title IX complaints, as well as representation of educational institutions for purposes of resolving claims when they arise.
Bernadette facilitates training for employers of all sizes. Described by clients as a “dynamic” presenter who makes “boring human resource material interesting with stories and examples,” Bernadette’s ability to connect with and capture any audience is what sets her trainings apart from others. Her uniquely developed interactive training model is audience-based and promotes learning through analysis of real-life scenarios based on recent case developments. Each training is tailored to meet individual business needs and a targeted audience.
In addition to conducting investigations and facilitating trainings, Bernadette represents employers on a wide variety of employment matters including:
Prior to becoming an attorney, Bernadette worked as a secondary school English teacher. In 2008, Bernadette returned to the other side of the classroom to attend the University of Baltimore School of Law on a full scholarship. During that time, she served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Timothy E. Meredith on the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland and participated on UB’s Labor Law Moot Court Team where she discovered a passion for employment law. Bernadette pursued this interest by working as a clerk at Kollman & Saucier. She received her J.D. degree magna cum laude and joined the Firm as an attorney immediately upon graduation.