Tonya Baña Tonya Baña leads the complex labor and employment practice at Murphy, P.A. She received her bachelor’s degree from Harvard College in 1995 and her law degree from Stanford Law School in 2001. Tonya primarily represents large groups of individuals in class action lawsuits. She is currently working on several class actions, including a wage and hour matter alleging a breach of the duty of fair representation claim against a union and a breach of contract claim against an employer on behalf of more than 1,200 union members. Tonya also represents a limited number of individual clients in a broad range of employment disputes involving discrimination, retaliation, wage and hour violations, and other issues. In addition, Tonya advises companies on all aspects of labor and employment law, including compliance with various federal and state laws and litigation avoidance. She has provided presentations and trainings on various employment-related topics and conducted numerous internal investigations into employee allegations of harassment and discrimination. Before joining the Murphy firm, Tonya worked as a Trial Attorney for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. She also spent nearly a decade counseling and defending companies in a variety of complex labor and employment matters at Miles & Stockbridge and Jones Day. In addition, she clerked for the Chief Judge of the Maryland Court of Appeals, the Honorable Robert M. Bell.