Fox Rothschild LLP

Labor & Employment Department

North Carolina
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What the team is known for A team noted for its impressive performance in a broad scope of labor and employment issues. Able to draw on experienced practitioners within a thriving healthcare practice, meeting needs in issues encompassing ADA/FMLA issues, EEOC charges and non-compete agreements. Represents an array of clients across a range of sectors including technology, healthcare and education. Also offers expertise in HR training and immigration law.

New developments The firm previously known as Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP has now joined national firm Fox Rothschild LLP.

Strengths A client says: "The team is remarkable and we have relied on their guidance and advice to run our business successfully. They are resourceful, knowledgeable and have a solid, problem-solving approach to their advice."

Interviewees add: "There is always someone available to help. They are very committed to their clients and we have confidence in their support of us."

Work highlights Continued to defend Continental Tire against 150 occupational disease cases, where plaintiffs alleged that their work environment caused them to contract asbestos-related diseases.

Notable practitioners

George Oliver possesses expertise in non-compete agreements and violations of the NC Trade Secrets Protection Act, as well as claims of various forms of discrimination. He represents clients in numerous industries including healthcare and manufacturing.

Julianna Theall Earp is experienced in discrimination matters, including EEOC charges. One interviewee states: "I truly value her knowledge, expertise and partnering. She knows our organization and understands our business and our culture, which is immensely valuable."

Laura Burton has notable expertise across numerous areas within business immigration law. She assisted companies in relation to the movement of highly skilled individuals in a number of industries, including healthcare.

Patti Ramseur takes on a wide range of cases, including breaches of confidentiality and a host of matters occuring under various different employment legislation. Interviewees say: "She is a remarkable attorney and responds quickly with accurate and mindful advice."