Angela Hart-Edwards

District of Columbia

Calcaterra Law PC
1140 Avenue of the Americas
9th Floor
New York, NY 10036-5803

Tel: +1 212-899-1760


Angela Hart-Edwards is a civil litigator, investigator, and corporate attorney specializing in employment, labor, civil rights and securities laws.

Angela is experienced in the representation of employers in individual, class and collective litigation matters in state and federal courts nationwide. She has extensive experience in the drafting and enforcement of non-compete, confidentiality, and other employment-related agreements throughout the United States. She has tried more than 50 cases to verdict. Her clients represent diverse industries and are domestic and international.

She also represents businesses in commercial law disputes and conducts internal investigations, writes employment policies and handbooks, negotiates and writes all types of employment, vendor services, and consultant related contracts, and trains management on the myriad of laws impacting the workplace.

She is a former federal prosecutor for the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division and U.S. Attorney’s Office, defense attorney for corporations, and plaintiff’s counsel and agency counsel in a myriad of matters as a GSA Schedule contractor. Angela also specializes in mergers and acquisitions and securities transactions, including public and private offerings of securities, 1933 Act filings, 1934 Act reporting, corporate governance, SEC compliance, and general corporate matters advising Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs) from formation, through their initial business combination, to post-merger matters and governance.

Angela is admitted to practice in the State of Maryland, the District of Columbia, the state of New Jersey, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and the United States District Courts for the District of Columbia, the District of New Jersey, the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the Western District of Pennsylvania, and the District of Maryland. Her admission to the State of New York is pending.

Angela has been recognized in Benchmark Litigation, Washington, D.C. as a “Labor & Employment Star” each year from 2020-2023 and has been named to the Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers – Employment & Labor list from 2014-2020. She received the Charles Glich Award for providing independent housing to adults with disabilities in 2010, and was featured in Diversity MBA Magazine, Diverse Executive & Emerging Leaders, recognized as one of the Top 100 Nationwide Under 50 in 2009. Angela was also featured in the 2020 Top 100 Attorneys Magazine.

  • Served as lead counsel in numerous employment discrimination individual and class matters under all federal discrimination statutes and applicate state laws in various jurisdictions nationwide.
  • Developed training modules and trained law enforcement officers department-wide on sexual harassment prevention and respectful treatment in the workplace, which facilitated a culture of EEO compliance and a decrease in the number of harassment claims.
  • Defended large government contractor in wage and hour investigations and obtained close-out letter finding compliance with federal wage and hour laws
  • Represented a manufacturing company facing a multimillion-dollar wage and hour class action brought by current and former employees who claimed nonpayment of wages for hours worked during meal and break periods. The class was not certified.
  • Represented a utility company as labor and employment investigations counsel, recommended remedial responses, and provided compliance counseling.
  • Conducted investigations to assist a national company determine issues related to whether classes of individuals were independent contractors or employees.
  • Served as outside general counsel to nonprofit organizations.
  • Assisted a Fortune 100 company comply with its affirmative action plans for women and minorities, respond to an OFCCP desk audit, and avoid an on-site review and off-site analysis and obtain a no violation closure letter from the OFCCP. Company officials had certified compliance with AAPs for many years but had not done so. The company avoided losing its government contractor status.

Angela serves as an Instructor in Corporate Executive Diversity and Inclusion for The Conference Board and is an Adjunct Professor in Corporate Diversity Counseling at Georgetown Law Center, as well as an Adjunct Professor in the Introduction to American Cultures, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. She serves as an Instructor in Trial Skills for The National Institute for Trial Advocacy, and additionally as an Instructor in the Americans with Disabilities Act for The Philadelphia Bar Education Center.

Angela is a Life Member of the NAACP and served as a Parent Representative to the NAACP Council.  She is also a member of the  National Labor and Employment Council, the National Employment Law Council, and the Maryland State Bar Association, Employment & Labor Law Section. She served as General Counsel to the Commissioners for the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights, as an Advisor to The Council for Federal EEO and Civil Rights Executives and was a member of DRI – The Voice of the Defense Bar.

Calcaterra Law PC is a New York based, woman-owned, 100% diverse firm with more than 50 years of combined litigation experience. Calcaterra Law attorneys have received recognition in Crain’s New York Business, Lawdragon 500, Super Lawyers, and City & State New York. The Firm is proud to be a New York State Certified Women-Owned Business Enterprise.

We specialize in complex litigation at the federal and state level across the practice areas of municipal representation, social justice, corporate governance, employment and labor, antitrust, and commercial litigation.

Our innovative and collaborative approach is always focused on achieving success for our clients. The Firm’s attorneys have decades of combined experience representing pension funds, institutional investors, governmental agencies, businesses, and individuals.