Anita Mazumdar Chambers
The George Washington University Law School
University of Virginia
Anita Mazumdar Chambers is a principal at The Employment Law Group® law firm, where she primarily focuses on matters of discrimination and retaliation. She has extensive experience in conducting corporate investigations to identify and resolve issues before needing to resort to legal action. Ms. Chambers also works in whistleblower protection, severance negotiations, and employee counseling.
Since starting with TELG in 2012, Ms. Chambers has worked with clients in industries ranging from law enforcement and other government agencies to healthcare and pharmaceutical services. She recently won $2.4 million in damages for a client who was fired after raising concerns about alleged discrimination and illegal marketing tactics at a major pharmaceuticals company.
Ms. Chambers has served as lead litigator in jurisdictions across the country, developing a special interest in cases of gender discrimination and retaliation in violation of the federal False Claims Act. In addition to her work in federal district courts, she routinely litigates matters before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Merit Systems Protection Board.
“My hope is that our work creates a better workplace for people,” Ms. Chambers says. “I love being a part of the mission to push the law forward for employees.”
Ms. Chambers also advocates for employee rights before possible violations necessitate legal action. Companies often ask her to conduct compliance investigations to root out any problems in their own investigative structure and to help evaluate the validity of claims, such as sexual harassment, in order to provide proper resolution. She has been praised for her quick turnaround and thorough reports.
Within TELG, Ms. Chambers manages the evaluation team and legal fellows. She also trains and mentors the firm’s law clerks on legal and trial strategy, organizational skills, and effective case management. She often checks in with clerks to help them balance their workloads and manage deadlines. Ms. Chambers is also heavily involved in drafting protocols and policies for TELG, including protocols for the evaluation process and for preparing clients for depositions.
Her clear and simple way of explaining things is not only helpful for the people she mentors but also for clients. Ms. Chambers makes a note of telling clients what they can expect during the legal process — even down to the little details of where to sit and who will be in a room — to help ease their anxiety. Her empathy and compassion have led clients to stay in touch long after their cases are over and have even prompted some clients to say that she seems to know what they’re thinking before they even say it.
“No one else is going to advocate for clients as strongly as we do,” Ms. Chambers says. “I never lose sight of the fact that this is one of the most devastating times of our clients’ lives, and I use our firm’s years of experience and resources to go head-to-head for them and do everything possible to get a good outcome.”
Before joining the firm, Ms. Chambers worked for an intellectual property litigation firm and was part of the trial team for a multimillion-dollar patent infringement case before the U.S. International Trade Commission.
Ms. Chambers has been recognized by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star, an honor granted to only 2.5% of attorneys in each state. In 2023, she was also named to Lawdragon’s list of the top 500 plaintiff-side employment lawyers in the United States and recognized in The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch. One of Ms. Chambers’ cases, Ivie v. Astrazeneca Pharmaceuticals, LP, was named a Top 50 Labor & Employment Verdict in the U.S.
Ms. Chambers is currently a member of the Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association, the Hispanic National Bar Association, and the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics. She is admitted to practice in Virginia, D.C., and various federal courts.
Ms. Chambers received her undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia, where she held numerous leadership roles in Latinx organizations. Her college experience focused on building communities and representing minorities and later pushed her to become an advocate. She received her law degree from The George Washington University Law School.
Ms. Chambers was born and raised in the D.C./northern Virginia area and is happy to raise her two kids there as well. Both of her children attend the very same preschool she attended, for which she now sits on the board, assisting with fundraising and administrative duties.
Ms. Chambers and her husband are in the process of remodeling their home and learning a lot about landscaping. As a result, their family, including their dog Abby, spends many hours outdoors. Ms. Chambers especially enjoys gardening and teaching her sons about how plants such as strawberries and hydrangeas grow.