Olivia M. Firmand is an associate attorney at The Employment Law Group® law firm, where she handles a variety of employment matters including workplace discrimination, whistleblower retaliation, and cases brought under the False Claims Act. She works with clients to evaluate their claims under a wide range of state and federal statutes.
Ms. Firmand joined the firm as a litigation law clerk, assisting TELG attorneys in all aspects of litigation. She was promoted to associate attorney after graduating from American University Washington College of Law and being admitted to practice law.
Prior to joining TELG, Ms. Firmand worked for a boutique campaign fundraising firm that serves members of Congress. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Missouri. While at Mizzou, she spent a year studying abroad at the Universidad de Alicante in Alicante, Spain.
At law school Ms. Firmand served as Note and Comment Editor for the American University Journal of Gender, Social Policy & the Law, which published her analysis of a Sixth Circuit application of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. She also served in the American University Re-Entry Clinic, where she helped to represent prisoners who became eligible for parole under the Supreme Court decision Miller v. Alabama, 567 U.S. 460 (2012), for life sentences imposed while they were juveniles.
In her free time, Ms. Firmand enjoys cooking and taking her Corgi on long walks.
* Admitted to practice law in Maryland. Application for admission to practice law in the District of Columbia in process. Employed in the District of Columbia under the supervision of a DC-barred attorney pursuant to D.C. Court of Appeals Rule 49(c)(8).
Olivia Firmand Associate
American University Washington College of Law
University of Missouri