Employment & Benefits Associate

Parker Poe, 620 South Tryon Street, Charlotte, North Carolina, United States of America Req #314
Friday, December 2, 2022
Become part of the Parker Poe team that – for more than a century – has represented many of the Southeast’s largest companies and local governments. We are a tight-knit firm that values the person beyond the lawyer or professional. Because of this, in addition to structured integration efforts, you will find that mentorship, professional development, and internal referrals happen organically. If you want to join a collaborative team providing sophisticated legal services – without losing sight of our calling to give back to our communities – this is the place to be.


Parker Poe is seeking a litigation associate with substantive employment law knowledge to join its growing Employment & Benefits Practice Group in Charlotte, NC. The candidate will be expected to handle a variety of employment defense matters ranging from active litigation in NC state and federal courts to basic counseling and compliance.  

The ideal candidate will have 5 to 7 years of employment litigation, or commercial litigation coupled with employment counseling, experience.  This position will assume immediate responsibility for assisting partners in all aspects of civil litigation, including legal research, case theory development, fact and expert discovery, motions practice, and brief writing as well as periodic trials. The applicant must possess exceptional communication skills, research and writing skills, and must be ready and willing to handle depositions, court hearings and client conferences independently. Excellent opportunity to be a part of a fast-paced, growing practice group.


Our business world is undergoing dramatic change, forcing companies to reset priorities and practices at a time when federal law is shifting standards. As change becomes more of a constant, staying on top of employee benefits law can be overwhelming. 

Parker Poe understands that our clients value up-to-date advice on legislation. We recognize that not every business fits the same mold. Our collaborative approach helps companies tackle cyclical and regulatory needs with flexible and creative solutions.

Our attorneys are experienced in all aspects of the planning, design, implementation, operation, and termination of employee benefit plans and executive compensation arrangements. We cover transactional and litigation issues that often arise in connection with benefit programs.

As North Carolina and South Carolina's exclusive representative in the Employment Law Alliance, the world's largest network of labor and employment lawyers, we are uniquely positioned to assist employers that have operations and interests in multiple jurisdictions. We provide counsel to a diverse group of publicly traded, private, nonprofit, and governmental clients.


For more than a century, Parker Poe has represented many of the Southeast’s largest companies and local governments in transactions, regulatory issues, and complex litigation. Our attorneys have extensive experience representing clients in the education, energy, financial services, government, health care, life sciences, manufacturing, and real estate industries. Parker Poe has more than 275 attorneys serving clients from eight offices in Charlotte and Raleigh, North Carolina; Charleston, Columbia, Greenville, and Spartanburg, South Carolina; Atlanta, Georgia; and Washington, DC.

Lawyers in each of our offices are rated among the highest quality attorneys across their respective states, recognized for effective and efficient service. The Best Lawyers in America lists nearly 80 of our attorneys in its rankings, and we are also well-recognized by U.S. News & World Report, Super Lawyers, Chambers USA, and other ratings publications.


It is Parker Poe’s policy that all resumes and other information regarding candidates must be directed to the Recruiting Contact and a current executed fee agreement must be in place. There are no exceptions to this policy and a placement fee will not be paid or special priority assigned to any resume sent to Parker Poe in any other manner.

Parker Poe is an Equal Opportunity Employer and makes recruitment, employment, promotional and all other personnel decisions without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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