Geri Hernandez

Of Counsel

Geri’s career in law and Human Resources makes her uniquely qualified to represent employers.  She began her career as a Litigator with the City of Cincinnati and tried cases defending the Police and Fire Departments in civil rights and employment related claims.  She also specialized in eminent domain, representing the City in economic development projects.  Her trial and negotiations skills made way for the Contemporary Arts Center, Paul Brown Stadium, Fort Washington Way and UC’s business district along Calhoun and McMillan.

While Geri enjoyed a diverse and challenging caseload with the City, her calling for employment law led her to join Macy’s, Inc. as an in house Employment Law Counsel.  Joining the iconic retailer, Geri was able to specialize in employment law, advising business and HR partners on interpretation and consistent application of laws and policies, investigating workplace concerns, providing HR compliance training to business leaders, drafting employment agreements, and defending the company against discrimination and other employment related claims.

Rounding out her career at Macy’s, Geri joined her internal client, the Employee Relations team, to address discrimination and other complaints brought by employees against the company.  By tracking and analyzing claims and identifying trends, she and her team were able to develop and implement trainings and other initiatives to reduce claims and positively impact employee satisfaction.  With an interest in diversifying her scope of workplace cultures, Geri transitioned to Pitney Bowes, a 100 year old company transforming its traditional business to include e-commerce fulfillment, delivery and returns.

Geri has returned to the practice of law with well-rounded expertise in workplace and employment related matters.  For modern employers invested in their human capital, Geri is uniquely qualified to advise on best practices for creating great workplaces, as well as defending employers in traditional employment related litigation.

Professional Details

Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Ohio
  • United States Federal Court, Southern District of Ohio

Education

  • J.D., University of Cincinnati College of Law
  • B.A., University of Texas - Austin

Community Service

  • Pro Bono Partnership of Cincinnati
  • Board of Directors, Santa Maria Community Services

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