Ms. Otero has successfully briefed and argued numerous cases before the Vermont Supreme Court, among them Summits, 7, Inc. v. Kelly, 178 Vt. 396 (2005), in which she persuaded the Court that an employer can enforce a non-competition agreement against a former at-will employee, even if the only consideration the at-will employee received for entering into the agreement was continued employment.
She has drafted non-competes and other employment-related agreements for local businesses and for national employers for use throughout the US.
Ms. Otero often works with both employers and employees to assess risks in advance of employment decisions, and counsels clients on the intricacies of the FLSA, ADA, FMLA, laws related to reductions in force, and other laws and regulations governing all aspects of the employer-employee relationship.
Originally from New York City, she joined the firm in 2005 after clerking for the Hon. James T. Giles, Chief Judge, US District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and then practicing for two years at another Vermont law firm.