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Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard LLP

Labor & Employment

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What the team is known for

Known regionally for its adept handling of employment litigation and employee benefits matters. Possesses particular aptitude for assisting employers facing EEOC charges, as well as ADA and FMLA compliance issues. Provides an experienced team of attorneys and represents a range of clients from the education, healthcare, insurance and construction industries.

Strengths

An impressed client reports: "The team is extremely knowledgeable, gives clear, understandable explanations, and is readily available to assist and find answers to all questions and concerns."

Another source comments: "Each attorney is good at listening, identifying the root problem and assisting in finding a business resolution."

"They are extremely capable of handling complex legal issues and provide easy-to-understand explanations and advice," comments a market source.

Work highlights

Successfully acted for National Agents Alliance on lawsuits brought by former employees concerning noncompete covenants.

Notable practitioners

Patricia Goodson is a fine choice of litigator for employers facing matters such as wage and hour, discrimination and harassment claims. Her practice also includes providing counsel on terminations and noncompete agreements.

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Overview

Brooks Pierce has represented employers throughout North Carolina and the southeastern U.S. for nearly 100 years.  Our highly regarded team provides counsel on daily employment operations, representation in state and federal courts and before government agencies, and assistance with labor and union issues.

​Trusted Counsel

Our employment attorneys provide clients with practical, real-world advice on all aspect of employment law, such as:

  • Federal and state discrimination and harassment laws
  • Wage and hour compliance
  • Policies and handbooks
  • Employee discipline and discharge
  • Workplace violence
  • Drug and alcohol screenings
  • Non-compete, independent contractor, and other employment agreements
  • Social media and data privacy​

Members

Sanders, Natalie (Head of Department)

Adams, Jimmy

Bobbitt, James

Cary, Bill

Goodson, Patricia W

Langley, Beth

O'Brien, D.J.

Thaller-Moran, Jessi

Troutman, Elizabeth

Weaver, Melissa

Industries

Education

Food Service

Manufacturing

Transportation

Labor & Employment

Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard LLP

firm
Location

2000 Renaissance Plaza

230 North Elm Street

Greensboro

North Carolina

USA

NC 27401

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

North Carolina

Labor & Employment


Patricia W Goodson
Band 4