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Media Guide

Poyner Spruill LLP attorneys serve as spokespersons on many newsworthy topics across a number of different practice areas. If you are interested in speaking with one of our attorneys for a story or if you have a question about any of our publications, press releases or events listed please contact our marketing department at 919-783-6400.

Interview Topics

Our attorneys can serve as background or comment on topics such as:

  • An employer’s right to review employee emails, use of the computer and mobile devices – from both an employer and an employee perspective 
  • Availability of long-term care for Baby Boomers in North Carolina
  • Bank privacy laws
  • Bank security breaches
  • Closely-held businesses and succession issues
  • Companies that have funded 401 K match programs (how to encourage employees to save) 
  • Contested wills
  • Employees caring for sick relatives
  • Employees on active military duty
  • Employer requirements under OSHA and jobsite safety
  • Employers dealing with revisions to Family Medical Leave Act
  • Employers’ responsibilities when politics are discussed at the office (free speech)
  • Enforceable non-compete agreements
  • Green/environmentally-friendly initiatives
  • Health care privacy law (HIPAA)
  • How employers should handle employees taking intermittent leave
  • Long-term care facilities in trouble for fraud and abuse
  • Long-term care licensing
  • Medicare reimbursement (state or facility level)
  • Notable trends in entertainment law in North Carolina
  • Employer’s obligations to secure private information, including performance reviews and medical records
  • Employee blogging
  • Online internet security – employer blogging – pros and cons of
  • Privacy in the workplace
  • Protecting intellectual property on the internet
  • Repeal of the estate tax
  • Residential foreclosures
  • Right to videotape the workplace
  • Strategies for businesses to reduce litigation costs
  • Strategies for employers to stay out of court
  • Tax issues, corporate or manufacturing
  • Tax incentives for entertainment companies
  • Tax incentives for relocating companies
  • Time management (From an employee and employer perspective)
  • What companies can do to protect copyrights, trademarks and other intellectual property
  • White collar criminal defense
  • Wills and blended families

what's new at the firm

Poyner Spruill partner honored with excellence award from Federal Bar Association chapter


The Eastern District of North Carolina chapter of the Federal Bar Association (FBA) honored Poyner Spruill partner David Long last week with its second annual Judge David W. Daniel Award for Excellence in the Legal Community.

WEBINAR EVENT: New CMS ROPs for SNFs and what the term "resident representative" means


We're partnering with NCHCFA to bring you a new webinar series open to all NCHCFA members. Register now!

Two Poyner Spruill Attorneys Help Work for Tomorrow through Mentor Program at UNC Law


RALEIGH, NC – Founded in 2016, the McIntyre-Whichard Legal Fellows Program is now in its second year of existence at the University of North Carolina School of Law. The program was founded by two UNC Law School alums and is co-sponsored by the North Carolina Study Center and the UNC Christian Legal Society. The program is named after Poyner Spruill partner and former U.S. Congressman Mike McIntyre and former N.C. Supreme Court Justice Willis Whichard, who are both alums of the university and serve as program mentors.

Poyner Spruill Diversity Committee to host panel discussion with key leaders in the legal field to celebrate Black History Month


The Poyner Spruill Diversity Committee is celebrating Black History Month by hosting an intimate panel discussion with key leaders who have been successful in the legal field.

Twenty-three Poyner Spruill Attorneys Honored by Super Lawyers in 2018


RALEIGH, NC – Poyner Spruill is pleased to announce that 16 of its attorneys have been recognized as 2018 North Carolina Super Lawyers and 7 were named as 2018 North Carolina Rising Stars by North Carolina Super Lawyers Magazine.

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