Bio

Ann focuses her practice on labor and employment law.  Ann represents, advises and trains clients regarding federal and state employment laws, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Retaliatory Employment Discrimination Act, and state wage and hour laws.  She also advises clients regarding day-to-day employment issues, employment agreements, restrictive covenants, employment discrimination and harassment, contracts, executive compensation, employee handbooks and policies, and other employment-related issues.

Ann received her B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she majored in Journalism and Spanish, and received her J.D. from Duke University School of Law.  While in law school, Ann served as Special Projects Editor of the Duke Journal of Gender Law and Policy and was a member of the Duke Law and Technology Review.

  • Developed employee handbook and leave policies for international biopharmaceutical company
  • Successfully defended global biotechnology company against allegations of employment discrimination
  • Negotiated executive employment agreements in connection with the sale of the client’s business
  • Advised client on complex WARN Act issues in connection with the client’s purchase of a Contract Research Organization