At Smith Anderson, we have a proud legacy of helping clients succeed for more than 100 years. We value our many long-standing client relationships and always appreciate the opportunity to welcome new clients to our firm.
The trust and confidence our clients place in us is earned, so we invest wholly in creating lasting client relationships. We take the time to get to know our clients and their businesses so we can better bring practical, real-world solutions to business problems and help them reach exciting new heights. At Smith Anderson, we insist on integrity, we embrace diversity and inclusion and we routinely give back to the communities we are so proud to serve. We invite you to see first-hand how our skills and experience can enhance your business.
Employment, Labor and Human Resources Practice
Our employment, labor and human resources lawyers have received significant client, peer and business community recognition in such prestigious publications and ranking lists as Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers, The Best Lawyers in America®, U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” and Martindale-Hubbell®. Our practice is one of two in the state to be recognized as Band One by Chambers USA.
Our experience with a wide range of employment, labor and human resources issues enables us to work with our clients to assist them in building and maintaining an employer-of-choice reputation. We do this while minimizing the burden of regulatory requirements and the distractions of regulatory investigations and audits, employee disputes and union organizing. In addition to compliance and risk-management counseling, we develop and conduct training programs for human resources professionals and line managers, offering a range of complementary compliance-support services. We also host an annual client conference that attracts more than 300 attendees each year.
When employers encounter litigation relating to employment discrimination, wrongful discharge or other employment-related issues, and when complaint investigations and compliance audits arise, we represent them with early risk assessment, dispute resolution services and trial advocacy.
Our clients include a wide range of regional, national and multi-national corporations, emerging businesses and regulated industries. We handle employment matters nationwide for many global and publicly-traded companies based in North Carolina and have frequently served as the lead employment counsel on some of their most complex, high-level transactions.
We operate as an employment and labor law boutique within a robust, full-service law firm. This affords us ready access to colleagues who focus their practice in such related areas as Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation; Environmental and OSHA; Government Contracts; Data Use, Privacy & Security; Tax; Corporate Governance; Non-Compete and Trade Secrets; and Intellectual Property.