PARTNER, CROWELL AND MORING LLP
Sadina Montani represents employers in state and federal courts and before various administrative agencies, defending claims of race, sex, disability and age discrimination, wrongful termination, wage and hour violations (including class actions), and wage payment claims. She guides clients through internal investigations and has developed particular experience in investigating and managing allegations of sexual harassment. Sadina is a partner in the Labor & Employment group in the firm’s D.C. office.
She also counsels and conducts training programs for clients on the full range of employment-related issues and has significant experience conducting wage and hour audits to ensure FLSA compliance.
Sadina is an author and frequent speaker on a variety of employment topics, most notably on the impact of the #MeToo movement and the anti-harassment laws and best practices employers should understand. She is the immediate past president of the Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia (WBADC), serving during the 2020-2021 Bar year. Founded in 1917, WBADC is one of the oldest and largest voluntary bar associations in metropolitan Washington, D.C. and one of the oldest women’s bar associations in the nation. Its mission is to maintain the honor and integrity of the profession; promote the administration of justice; advance and protect the interests of women lawyers; promote their mutual improvement; and encourage a spirit of friendship among its members.
She serves as pro bono counsel for a number of nonprofit organizations, which focus on education, the environment, and various social services. In 2019, Sadina was awarded the Tom Nees Award for Exceptional Service by Community of Hope, a non-profit organization pursuing a mission to aid low-income families experiencing homelessness and struggling with health care needs, in recognition of her long-standing, deeply-impactful service to the women, men, and children who turn to Community of Hope for help. Additionally, she has been recognized by the D.C. Bar Association for her commitment to pro bono work.
Prior to entering private practice, she was a freelance musician and performed with the Lansing Symphony Orchestra, the Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra, and the South Bend Symphony Orchestra, among others.