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Susie Gibbons

Partner
t: 919.783.2813

Susie Gibbons regularly advises and defends clients in the full range of employment related issues, including discrimination, retaliation and harassment, wrongful discharge, Affirmative Action Plans, Fair Labor Standards Act, workplace privacy issues, and Family Medical Leave Act.

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Biography

Susie practices in the areas of employment compliance law, employment defense in litigation and administrative proceedings, and Affirmative Action Plans and Audit defense. She also reviews and writes employment contracts, policies and handbooks. Additionally, Susie is a regular speaker on employment matters.

Areas of Focus

+Employment

  • Regularly advises and defends clients in race, age, disability and sex discrimination and harassment cases before the EEOC and in state and federal court
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+Affirmative Action Plans & Audit Defense

  • Regularly advises clients on Affirmative Action Plans, Fair Labor Standards Act and Family Medical Leave compliance, and defends clients on these issues
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+Policies, Contracts, & Handbooks

  • Reviews handbooks, policies and termination issues; a regular speaker on employment matters
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+Litigation Avoidance Counseling

Credentials

+Certifications & Specializations

Certified Yellow Belt in Legal Lean Sigma by the Legal Lean Sigma Institute®

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+Education

Wake Forest University, JD, 1981, cum laude

Wake Forest University, BS, 1978, summa cum laude

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+Notable Accomplishments

Recognized as a Leading Attorney by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (Labor and Employment Law), 2009-2018

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2015 and 2017 Raleigh Employment Law – Management Lawyer of the Year; Labor and Employment Law, Litigation – Labor and Employment, Management, 2007 – 2017,

Recognized in Business North Carolina magazine’s “Legal Elite” (Employment), 2003 – 2004, 2006, 2008 – 2016

Ranked #1 in Employment Law in Business North Carolina magazine’s “Legal Elite” 2018

North Carolina Bar Association’s Minorities in the Profession Committee, 1990 – 1995

Ranked among Super Lawyers magazine’s “Top 50 North Carolina Female Lawyers,” 2006 – 2013; Top 100 North Carolina “Super Lawyers,” 2011; North Carolina “Super Lawyers” (Labor and Employment Law), 2006 – 2015, and 2018

 

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+Professional & Community Activities

North Carolina Bar Association, Minorities in the Profession Committee, 1990 – 1995

Wake County Bar Association

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