Kara Maciel

Chair, Labor • Employment Practice
Conn Maciel Carey LLP


Kara M. Maciel is founding partner of Conn Maciel Carey and Chair of the firm’s national Labor & Employment Practice Group. She focuses her practice on representing employers in all aspects of the employment relationship, with a special emphasis on the grocery industry. Ms. Maciel has served as NGA’s outside labor and employment counsel for over 15 years and has written comments and testified before federal agencies on behalf of NGA. Ms. Maciel works to create workplace solutions for her clients. She counsels clients on issues related to ADA accessibility requirements, wage hour compliance, prevention of harassment and discrimination, effective employment policies and procedures, and developing a compliant employee handbook. She also defends employers in litigation at both the federal and state levels. For unionized and non-unionized companies, Ms. Maciel provides advice and counsel regarding the employer’s rights under the National Labor Relations Act. Ms. Maciel is a popular speaker at conferences and events across the country, including the NGA Show. She lives in the Washington, DC area with her husband and two young children, and is member of the Board of Directors for Women Chefs and Restauranteurs.


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