Charlotte, North Carolina 28202
Brian has practiced management labor and employment law in Charlotte for more than 17 years. He has extensive experience representing public and private employers with local, national and multinational operations. He represents management concerning Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FMLA, Section 1983, wrongful discharge, unfair labor practice litigation, and FLSA wage and hour disputes.
He also regularly counsels employers regarding general personnel matters, including the preparation of employee handbooks, allegations of harassment, EEOC and DOL investigations, employee discipline, affirmative action plans, plant closings/layoffs, executive employment contracts, severance agreements, covenants not to compete, trade secrets, employee privacy and drug testing.
Brian frequently lectures and provides training on discrimination law, hiring and firing employees, sexual harassment, workplace violence, FLSA compliance, affirmative action, and employee testing/privacy.
While earning his law degree at the University of Virginia, he was state vice president of the College Republicans and recipient of the prestigious Earl K. Shawe Labor Relations Award.
|Areas of Practice||1) Labor and Employment, 2) Employee Benefits, 3) ERISA Litigation and 4) Affirmative Action and OFCCP Compliance|
|Law School||University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1990|
|Education||University of Virginia, B.A., 1987|
|Bar Member / Association||North Carolina State Bar Association|
|Most recent firm||McGuireWoods LLP|
Ms. Fitzgerald represents employers in a wide range of industries, including the entertainment, financial services, hospitality, manufacturing, retail, and transportation industries.
Carol R. Freeman is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Labor and Employment Practice. Ms. Freeman represents employers in employment law, labor relations, and related administrative claims and litigation.