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Languages spoken: French

Practice areas


  1. Employment: 85%
    22 years
  2. Intellectual Property: 10%
  3. Class Action: 5%
    7 years

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K&L Gates

134 Meeting St.
Charleston, SC, 29401


SCGood Standing199303/07/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Leading Lawyers in Labor & EmploymentChambers USA2011
The Best lawyers in America in Labor & Employment LawWoodward/White's2011
Americas Leading Lawyers in Labor & Employment LawChambers USA2010
The Best Lawyers in America in Labor & Employment LawWoodward/White's2010
Best Lawyers in America-Labor and Employment LawWoodward/White, Inc.2009
South Carolina Super Lawyers-Employment LitigationSouth Carolina Super Lawyer2009
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerK&L Gates2011 - Present
PartnerParker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP2004 - 2011
PartnerNexsen Pruet1999 - 2004
AssociateOgletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart1997 - 1999
AssociateHaynsworth Marion Mckay & Guerard1993 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
Charleston Metro Chamber of CommerceMember Board of Directors2009 - Present
Defense Research InstituteEmployment Committee1998 - Present
Defense Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1998 - Present
National Multiple Sclerosis SocietyBoard Member2000 - 2008
Publication nameTitleDate
Charleston Regional Business JournalProtect Your Assets: Craft a Non-Compete That Won't Let You Down2005
For The Defense (Defense Research Institute)"Evidence of Employment Discrimination: The Impact of Desert Palace"2004
John M. Olin Institute for Employment Practice and Policy, George Mason UniversityGovernment Protection of Employees Involved in Mergers and Acquisitions1998
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of South Carolina School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
Clemson UniversityEconomics & EnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1986
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
South Carolina & Georgia Society of Ambulatory Surgery Centers Annual MeetingFMLA & ADA2008
Self Regional Healthcare Supervisors and Physician TrainingProfessional Conduct/Harassment2007
Roper St. Francis Healthcare Executive TrainingProfessional Conduct/Harassment2007
South Carolina Federal Credit Union Managers MeetingHarassment & Diversity2006
LowCountry Manufacturer's Council MeetingWage & Hour Issues2006
Home Depot U.S.A Supervisors TrainingImage and Appearance Based Discrimination2006
SC Home Care Association Leadership ConferenceEmployment Law Highlights2005
Myrtle Beach Hospitality Association MeetingHow to Legally Control Overtime2005
Lorman Education Services SeminarFMLA- Tips & Traps2005
Coastal Organization of Human ResourcesWorkplace Violence2005
National Restaurant Association MeetingEmployment Litigation2004
Coastal Organization of Human ResourcesEmployee Handbooks2004
Charleston Tri-County Human Resources Management Association MeetingConducting Internal Investigations2004