Lilliam L. Machado

Practice Areas
Employment Law
Business Law

Lilliam Machado is a Partner with Furey, Doolan & Abell and concentrates in the areas of employment and general business law.

Lilliam advises companies on all aspects of the employment relationship. Her practice emphasizes litigation avoidance by offering pragmatic solutions to everyday employment disputes and management concerns.

Although she emphasizes risk management through best practices, Lilliam also represents clients before state and federal courts and agencies in the event of litigation. She has considerable experience drafting position statements and responding to agency requests for information, including those from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the U.S. Department of Labor.

Employment Law

  • Advise companies on a broad range of legal issues, including personnel policies, wage and hour compliance, equal employment opportunity, accommodations, family and medical leave, hiring, discipline and discharge, harassment, reductions-in-force, and employment law issues relating to mergers and acquisitions.
  • Provide strategic guidance and advice relating to the management of employment law issues, such as performance management, employee misconduct and workplace investigations.  
  • Negotiate and draft employment agreements, separation agreements, and non-compete/non-solicitation agreements.
  • Conduct training seminars and prepare materials on employment law topics and trends.
  • Represent companies in employment law disputes and claims, including before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the U.S. Department of Labor and other agencies.

Business Law/Commercial Contracts

  • Provide general business advice to small and medium sized companies.
  • Negotiate and draft vendor contracts, non-disclosure agreements, consulting contracts and other business contracts.

Clients include companies of all sizes from a variety of industries, including financial services, manufacturing, construction, retail, professional services, publishing, education, and tax-exempt organizations. Lilliam also reviews and negotiates employment agreements, including separation agreements, for executives and professionals. Her expertise includes both U.S. and international employment laws.

Lilliam was a Partner with Furey, Doolan & Abell from 2004 through 2008. Prior to re-joining the firm in 2014, she served as in-house global employment counsel to the world’s largest global financial exchange company.

Professional Associations & Memberships

The District of Columbia Bar 

The Bar Association of Montgomery County, MD

Community Involvement

The Greater Bethesda-Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce
President, Board of Directors (2002–2003)

Montgomery County Office of Human Rights
Volunteer Mediator (2015–present)

United States Uniformed Academy Advisory Board, 8th Congressional District of Maryland
Member (2002–2016)

Center for Adoption Support and Education
Director (2016-present)

Episcopal Center for Children, Washington, D.C.
Director (1998–2004; 2006–2008)

St. Luke's House, Bethesda, Maryland
Director (2000–2006)

Leadership Montgomery of Montgomery County
Graduate (2001)

Publications & Presentations

Employment Law, Third Edition (BNA 1996). Contributing author for the 2000 Cumulative Supplement.

Covenants Not to Compete, A State-by-State Survey, Second Edition (BNA1996). Contributing Editor for the 1999 and 2000 Cumulative Supplements.

Trade Secrets, A State-by-State Survey (BNA 1997). Contributing Editor for the 1998 and 1999 Cumulative Supplements.

Employee Duty of Loyalty, A State-by-State Survey (BNA 1999). Contributing Editor for the 2000 Cumulative Supplement.

Sexual Harassment in Employment Law, by Barbara L. Lindeman and David D. Kadue (BNA 1992). Co-Authored 1997 Supplement to chapter entitled “Hostile Environment Harassment” with Donald R. Livingston, Esq., former General Counsel to the EEOC.

You and the Law, columnist and member of the Advisory Board from 1997 to 2002 for monthly newsletter on current developments in employment law. Published by National Institute of Business Management.