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Iwana Rademaekers is Of Counsel with Sprouse Shrader Smith, and she focuses on managing the critical employment and benefits issues businesses face with an approach that incorporates both practical solutions and risk management in furtherance of her clients’ goals.  In her litigation practice, Iwana has appeared as lead counsel in 26 states and in six United States Courts of Appeals, and she has a distinguished list of case victories across the country for her clients.  She also counsels clients on employment policies and practices to minimize the risk of employment litigation and ensure compliance with applicable laws, including issues relating to personnel policies, EEO compliance, benefits, wage and hour laws, hiring and termination practices, harassment and discrimination investigations, non-competition clauses, and work-related contracts.  Working with clients in a range of industries, including agriculture, banking, insurance, construction, technology, health care, and retail, Iwana tailors her representation to each client’s circumstances to develop strategies that best protect against claims and disruptions while working within the realities of her clients’ business operations.

Iwana’s litigation practice includes the defense of private and public employers, benefit plans, insurers, plan fiduciaries, and service providers against ERISA and benefits lawsuits asserting claims for benefits, breach of fiduciary duty, statutory penalties, and state law claims.  She also represents employers in the defense of federal and state lawsuits of unlawful discrimination or retaliation, wage and hour violations, and wrongful discharge at both the trial and appellate levels.  Advocacy on behalf of employers in state and federal agency administrative actions and complaints is also part of her skillset, resulting in dismissals of those proceedings.

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