Currently working as a Civil Rights attorney at Correia & Puth, PLLC, Subhashini Bollini previously held the role as President of the Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association (MWELA) from 2019-2021, as well as being an active member of the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA), the only national bar association dedicated to the representation of employees and advancement of employee rights. In the past, Bollini has represented employees on varying levels with claims of employment discrimination based on age, race, and sex, litigating claims involving financial reporting, shareholder fraud, and industrial safety.
Bollini has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America since 2019 for her involvement in complex employment whistleblowing claims against Fortune 50 corporations. It is evident why Subhashini Bollini has been nominated by her peers and recognized now as “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers for Civil Rights Law in 2022.
“I would like to thank my peers for this honor. I have great respect for those members of our legal community in the DC area who have dedicated their careers to civil rights work. I know everyone has been working hard to seek justice for their clients under circumstances that are more difficult than usual because of the pandemic,” stated Bollini.
As a leader in Civil Rights Law, Bollini prides herself on always striving to protect important individual rights and helping our country reach its promise through the practice of law, attributing part of her success to the advice of her peers and partners.
“I’m lucky to have extraordinarily talented attorneys as peers and partners. Some of my most distinguished colleagues and mentors in the Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association have been practicing in this field since the 1960’s and early 70’s.”
“A few of the qualities I recognize among those I respect the most are persistence, resilience, compassion, and high ethical standards. The best among my peers are also wonderful writers and storytellers, because a large part of what we have to do is convey a client’s story in such a way that a reader or listener immediately recognizes and wants to remedy an injustice.”
It is with those qualities that Bollini has paved her own way in Civil Rights Law, working to ensure that discrimination in the workplace ends while always keeping two American ideals in mind.
“One is that if a person works hard, they can get ahead and achieve ‘the American Dream.’ People still believe in this, and it’s a driving force for our economy. I’ve learned through my practice that people derive self-worth from employment and the rewards that come from it, including pay, advancement, and the ability to provide for themselves and their families. My clients are people who work hard and are courageous enough to fight to vindicate their rights.”
“The second ideal that ties into our work is equality. The statutes that we rely on today remind us that this is a country that is a work in progress and that it is making progress.”