Overview

Offering a depth of knowledge, Valerie Wright enjoys advising clients on labor and employment matters. She has extensive experience in civil litigation, and has defended clients in claims regarding workplace harassment, discrimination, retaliation, whistleblowing, accommodations for employees with disabilities, and other topics. 

Prior to joining Littler, Valerie was a partner at one of the largest Maine-based law firms, where she focused on commercial litigation, including employment litigation. In her time with Maine’s Office of the Attorney General, she spent several years in the Criminal Division prosecuting healthcare fraud and other crimes by healthcare providers. Valerie returned to civil litigation when she moved to the Office’s Litigation Division, where she focused her practice on defending the State of Maine in employment litigation and other matters involving alleged discrimination. 

Valerie has conducted many training sessions on workplace harassment and accommodations for employees with disabilities.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member, Board of Directors

AIDS Lodging House, Portland, ME

2002-2010

Former Member

Domestic Violence Pro Bono Panel

Former Member

Immigration Legal Advocacy Project Pro Bono Panel

Former Member

Maine State Bar Association

Former Member

Edward T. Gignoux Chapter

American Inns of Court

Recognition

Named, Rising Star

New England

Super Lawyers

2008-2009

Education

  • J.D., New York University School of Law, 1999cum laude
  • B.S., Yale University, 1994

Bar Admission

Maine
New York

Courts

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 1st Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maine
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Hampshire