Olga M. Thall
(202) 960-1650 Phone
Olga Metelitsa Thall brings a tenacious and compassionate approach to advocacy on behalf of working people and their unions.
Olga Metelitsa Thall joined James & Hoffman in September 2022. Ms. Thall advises, litigates, and negotiates on behalf of workers, international and local unions, and employee benefit plans.
Ms. Thall represents private and public sector workers with discrimination, retaliation, disability accommodation, sexual harassment, family and medical leave, wage and hour, and whistleblower claims at all stages of the legal process. Ms. Thall’s labor law practice includes advising and representing unions in organizing, collective bargaining, labor, election, and regulatory matters.
Ms. Thall’s employee benefits practice includes representing employee benefit plans in litigation before state and federal courts and at arbitration covering a variety of matters, including denial of benefit claims, breach of fiduciary duty claims, disclosure requirements, service provider disputes, withdrawal liability disputes, collections actions, and retiree health claims. She further advises on matters involving fiduciary duty, plan design, plan documents, vendors, investment review, and cybersecurity.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Thall was a partner at Mooney, Green, Saindon, Murphy & Welch, P.C., where she represented employee benefit plans, unions, employees, and professional associations. Ms. Thall has been named a Rising Star Super Lawyer in employee benefits law in the District of Columbia each year since 2019.
Ms. Thall earned her J.D. from The George Washington University Law School in 2012. While in law school, Ms. Thall represented low-wage workers for the GW Public Justice Advocacy Clinic and clerked at the American Red Cross, the National Labor Relations Board, the U.S. Department of Labor, and the Service Employees International Union. Ms. Thall obtained a B.A. in Political Science and French, cum laude, from the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York in 2007. Prior to commencing her legal career, Ms. Thall worked in financial services and fund accounting at State Street Corporation and interned at the Paris-based Vovan & Associés Co. law firm.