Angela Hart-Edwards

District of Columbia

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP
101 Constitution Avenue, NW
Suite 900
Washington, D.C., 20001

Tel: 202.689.2931


Angela is a corporate labor and employment attorney who focuses her practice in all aspects of employment law with an emphasis on representation of employers in individual and class and collective litigation matters in state and federal courts nationwide. She has extensive experience in the drafting and enforcement of non-compete, confidentiality, and other employment-related agreements throughout the United States. She has tried more than 50 cases to verdict. Her clients represent diverse industries and are domestic and international.

Angela is a former Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and Department of Justice Civil Rights attorney. She also is a former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia. With that experience, she defends government contractor and other private sector employers in government inquiries, individual and multi-plaintiff employment discrimination lawsuits, EEOC and Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Programs (OFCCP) systemic discrimination actions, and wage and hour actions.

She also represents businesses in commercial law disputes and conducts internal investigations, writes employment policies and handbooks, negotiates and writes all types of employment, vendor services, and consultant related contracts, and trains management on the myriad of laws impacting the workplace. In addition, she conducts labor and employment law diligence for corporate and private equity-related mergers and acquisitions and serves as one of the firm’s experienced team of attorneys who assists taking private companies public through a merger with a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC and de-SPAC).


  • Rutgers University, BA, Labor Studies (1987)
  • Temple University, LLM, Trial Advocacy (1996)
  • Temple University School of Law, JD (1990)

Awards & Recognition:

  • Benchmark Litigation, Washington, D.C. “Labor & Employment Star” (2020–2021)
  • Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers – Employment & Labor (2014–2020)
  • Diversity MBA Magazine, Diverse Executive & Emerging Leaders, recognized as one of the Top 100 Nationwide Under 50 (2009)

Whether you are seeking to:

  • understand your obligations under federal, state and local employment laws
  • create or revise an employment agreement, restrictive covenant or employee handbook
  • implement or discuss employment-related policies, procedures or measures
  • receive guidance for union organizing, labor disputes or collective bargaining matters
  • defend individual, class, and collective lawsuits brought by an employee or employees

our team is here to help.

Our team works with a diverse group of employers—some with large in-house legal, human resources, and labor/employee relations teams, and others with limited or no in-house support.  We collaborate directly with your management team to increase efficiencies and synergies that support your business and employee relations goals.

We help clients manage:

  • Properly classifying and paying employees under federal and state laws, including the FLSA, Davis-Bacon Act and Service Contract Act
  • Internal investigations including wage-hour audits
  • EEOC or NLRB charges, OFCCP audits and OSHA inspections
  • Claims of harassment, retaliation and discrimination
  • Positive employee relations strategies
  • Lawful responses to union organizing
  • Training of management on compliance with federal and state employment laws

Nelson Mullins is a diversified law firm of more than 800 attorneys, policy advisors, and professionals across 25 offices serving clients in more than 100 practice areas.

  • Our litigators are trial lawyers, serving Fortune 200 clients, litigating high-stakes matters, and participating on national and virtual trial teams.
  • Our corporate and transactional teams provide high quality corporate, securities, finance, venture capital, commercial real estate, real estate capital markets, and technology services.
  • Our government relations team serves clients at the federal, state and local levels and includes former high-ranking government officials.
  • Our intellectual property group has been recognized nationally for IP litigation and provides a full-range of IP services for clients across industry sectors.
  • Our Nelson Mullins Encompass team is a dedicated practice group that provides integrated e-discovery and information governance services to clients on a flexible and scalable basis, serving as Enterprise E-Discovery Counsel for Fortune 200 clients and empowering focused and defensible strategies with law firm accountability.

Together, we serve as trusted advisors to clients across a range of business sectors with client relationship fundamentals of quality, dependability, solution-oriented service and value.