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George W. Ingham

Partner Litigation, Arbitration, and Employment

Ingham George

George W. Ingham
Ingham George
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"He is a true trusted legal adviser."

Chambers USA

George Ingham is a seasoned labor and employment lawyer who provides legally sound and practical advice to successfully resolve a diverse range of labor and employment matters. 

George counsels and represents clients in numerous areas such as anti-discrimination, wage and hour, retaliation and whistleblowing, non-competition and other restrictive covenant agreements, disability accommodations, leave laws, and Executive Order 11246. George negotiates executive employment agreements, assists in planning and executing terminations and restructurings, conducts sensitive internal investigations, and leads labor and employment efforts on major transactions. He has also successfully resolved multiple government audits and investigations. George is a trusted adviser to a broad spectrum of clients across multiple industries, and is regularly relied on to handle clients’ most delicate and important employment issues.

George previously served as a law clerk to the Honorable Karen LeCraft Henderson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and the Honorable W. Harold Albritton III of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama. George is a member of the Virginia and District of Columbia Bars.

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"George’s knowledge in the area of employment law has been instrumental in the successful outcomes of complex legal issues."

Chambers USA

Representative experience

Obtained complete victory on summary judgment for an employer and a supervisor against a departed executive, and obtained total affirmance by U.S. court of appeals after the plaintiff appealed.

Successfully resolved contentious dispute between employer and departed C-Suite executive on multimillion dollar claim after prevailing in preliminary motions practice.

Successfully resolved non-compete dispute between two major companies relating to client's hiring of a C-Suite executive from a competitor.

Represented two former C-Suite executives who alleged they were discharged in violation of their employment agreements and equity arrangements, achieving successful financial resolution for each.

Successfully resolved, for a fraction of the damages claimed, a class action lawsuit brought under the Fair Credit Reporting Act and state law against a major employer.

Advised client during sensitive terminations of its entire C-Suite in connection with uncovered improprieties, including transition to interim executives.

After winning a favorable ruling on a motion to dismiss a whistleblower and race-discrimination claim brought by a former C-Suite executive, won favorable resolution of plaintiff's remaining claims.

Regularly counsels clients on highly sensitive issues of alleged employee misconduct, including sexual harassment, by overseeing investigations and advising on relevant personnel actions.

Counseled numerous clients regarding structuring and executing workforce restructurings.

Achieved total dismissal of claim in federal district court on the basis that it was completely preempted by the Labor Management Relations Act.

Achieved total dismissal of a seven-count complaint in Virginia state court on the basis that it was barred by res judicata.

Successfully represented client in settlement of Fair Credit Reporting Act class action.

Successfully represented client in transfer of retiree medical benefits responsibility to a VEBA, including a class action settlement.


  • J.D., George Mason University School of Law, summa cum laude, 2010
  • Economics Degree, College of William & Mary, cum laude, 2007
Bar admissions and qualifications
  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia
Court admissions
  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals
  • Supreme Court of Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit


Labor & Employment (Virginia)

Chambers USA