As part of the firm’s Labor and Employment and Professional Liability groups, Mina R. Ghantous represents employers, businesses, and professionals in both federal and state law-based claims, adopting a comprehensive, results-driven approach to her advocacy.
In addition to defending against a variety of discrimination and general employment actions, Mina provides counsel to employers concerning the development of policies that address the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Americans with Disability Act (ADA). Prior to joining Deutsch Kerrigan, Mina’s professional liability work encompassed the representation of healthcare professionals and attorneys, and her practice also included government defense, construction litigation, products liability, and insurance defense. Mina is a skilled, meticulous researcher and excels in her written work product, which embodies her ability to offensively preempt opposing arguments and advocate for her clients ardently and persuasively.
In law school, Mina received awards for the highest grade in eight courses and served as co-captain of the Phillip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Team and President of the International Law Students Association. Mina served as a state court judicial law clerk for several years and has worked as a management analyst at the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and an intern at the Trade Promotion Advocacy Center for the U.S. Department of Commerce. She was a commercial litigation paralegal for firms in New York and Washington, D.C. Mina has an MBA and a Masters in Government from the Johns Hopkins University, graduating from the program Summa Cum Laude. Mina also obtained her Bachelor’s degree in International Studies from Johns Hopkins, and she speaks French.
Beyond her interest in litigation and legal writing, Mina is an avid international traveler and art lover. She has immersed herself in the New Orleans art scene and enjoys photography, having done two solo exhibitions of her own work. She hopes to bring a third to the Crescent City.