Mandi D. Moutray practices primarily in the areas of education, higher education, litigation, and labor and employment law. She represents school districts, higher education institutions, and private employers throughout Missouri with respect to employment and termination matters, harassment and discrimination claims, civil rights, student rights, first amendment issues, and Title IX litigation.
Mandi also advises private employers, including multi-jurisdictional employers, on employment-related issues, including Title VII, the ADA, the ADEA, the FMLA, related state laws, reorganizations, and reductions-in-force. Mandi regularly represents public institutions and private employers in state and federal court in Missouri as well as in front of administrative agencies, such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Missouri Commission on Human Rights.
Prior to joining the firm, Mandi practiced civil litigation at a large litigation firm in St. Louis. While in law school, Mandi served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Roy L. Richter for the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District.
J.D., Saint Louis University School of Law, 2013
- Dean’s List
- Academic Excellence Award in Jury Instructions and Trial Process
- Theodore McMillian American Inns of Court
- Legal Research and Writing Teaching Assistant
B.S., University of Missouri, 2010
- Dean’s List
- The Missouri Bar Association
- Missouri Council of School Attorneys
- The Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater St. Louis
- Illinois Council of School Attorneys
- “Handling Employee Complaints—Avoiding Retaliation and Whistleblower Claims,” Association of Corporate Counsel, CLE Lunch, November 2021;
- “Missouri Teacher Evaluation and Documentation,” Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt, P.C. Principals’ Academy, October 2021;
- “Legal Issues for School Employees,” Ladue Horton Watkins High School, August 2021;
- “Employees Who Stay: A Closer Look at Retaliation and Whistleblower Claims,” Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt, P.C. Missouri School Law Seminar, August 2021;
- “Employees Who Stay: A Closer Look at Recent Retaliation and Whistleblower Claims,” Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt, P.C. Higher Education Seminar, June 2021;
- “Volunteer Background Checks and Missouri RAP Back,” MoASBO Spring Conference, February 2021;
- “Critical Policy and Handbook Updates,” SHRM St. Louis Annual Legal Update, February 2021;
- “Legislative Update,” Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt, P.C. School Law Seminar, August 2020;
- “Walking the Tightrope – Religion in Schools,” Missouri School Board Association Conference, September 2019;
- “E-Discovery Essentials,” Association of Corporate Counsel, November 2019;
- “Walking the Tightrope: Religion in Schools,” Missouri School Board Association Conference, September 2019;
- “Best Practices for Addressing Employee Mental Health Conditions,” Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt, P.C. School Law Seminar, July 2019;
- “Dealing with Employees Who ‘Stay’ Post-Complaint,” Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt, P.C. Higher Education Law Seminar, June 2019;
- “Legal and Practical Implications of Processing Requests for Accommodation,” Association of Corporate Counsel, CLE Lunch, November 2018;
- “Navigating Employee Leaves of Absence,” Human Resource Management Association’s Annual Legal Update, February 2018
- Hughes v. Missouri Baptist Univ., No. 4:19-CV-02373-AGF, 2021 WL 2042264, at *14 (E.D. Mo. May 21, 2021) (granting partial summary judgment for a university on a former student’s Title IX and breach of contract claims).
- Ickenroth v. Parkway Sch. Dist. C-2, 612 S.W.3d 247, 255 (Mo. App. E.D. 2020) (affirming summary judgment in favor of a school district on a former employee’s age discrimination claim).
- Doe v. Ladue Horton Watkins High Sch., No. 4:18-CV-01637 JAR, 2018 WL 4698804, at *5 (E.D. Mo. Oct. 1, 2018) (denying a student plaintiff’s motion for temporary restraining order alleging age and gender discrimination).
- Willert v. Sch. Dist. of Clayton, et al., 18SL-CC02591 (verdict in favor of a school district following a bench trial in the Circuit Court of St. Louis County, Missouri on plaintiffs’ claims of estoppel, laches, and waiver).