Representing businesses in all aspects of interactions with employees, Whitney P. Cooney defends cases ranging from claims of harassment, discrimination and retaliation to discharge in violation of public policy and violations of other employment-related federal and state laws. Whitney has federal jury trial experience and has litigated cases on a local, state, and national level. Whitney also frequently handles Charges of Discrimination pending before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Missouri Commission on Human Rights, Illinois Department of Human Rights, and other state agencies.
With her experience in employment-related litigation and arbitration, Whitney helps employers avoid potential problems by providing legal guidance on a broad range of employment issues, including employee discipline and termination, hiring decisions, non-compete and non-solicitation agreements, wage payment and leave of absence practices, FMLA compliance, unemployment determinations, and handbook policy and procedure development.
University of Missouri, Columbia School of Law, J.D.
University of Missouri, B.A., magna cum laude
When not practicing law, Whitney enjoys practicing yoga, participating in everything from 5k races to marathons, cooking vegetarian meals, and cheering on the Cardinals at Busch Stadium. A frequent traveler, Whitney lists Italy, Napa Valley and Sonoma wine country, and Mexico as her favorite destinations.