FordHarrison Opens Office in Charlotte and Adds Two Partners

Date   Jul 11, 2016

FordHarrison LLP, one of the country's largest management-side labor and employment law firms, is pleased to announce the firm opened the doors of its new Charlotte, North Carolina office on June 29, 2016. With the addition of the Charlotte office, FordHarrison has over 200 attorneys in 30 offices nationwide, including five affiliate firms. The initial attorneys in this office are Angela B. Cummings, Office Managing Partner and member of the firm's Diversity Advisory Board, and Julie K. Adams, Partner. Angela and Julie both come to FordHarrison from Littler Mendelson P.C.

"We are excited to open a Charlotte office and expand our presence in the southeast," said Lash Harrison, Managing Partner of FordHarrison. "Angela and Julie are very capable, experienced attorneys and will serve our clients well."

Angela has successfully represented employers in all aspects of employment law for almost two decades. She litigates federal and state court cases arising under Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Fair Labor and Standards Act, and other federal and state employment laws. Angela is at home in both state and federal courts in North Carolina, in arbitrations, and in front of state and federal administrative agencies (including EEOC, USDOL, and NCDOL). She has experience litigating class and collective actions, including wage and hour cases. Angela also has experience handling EEOC systemic investigations and Commissioner charges.

"I am excited about continuing my career at FordHarrison. I look forward to leading the firm's Charlotte office and contributing to the success and growth of the firm," said Angela.

Julie concentrates her legal practice on the representation of management in labor and employment law matters. She represents employers in the retail, hospitality, technology, manufacturing and healthcare industries, among others. This representation has included providing advice and counsel on discrimination and harassment suits on the basis of age, race, national origin, gender, disability, leave issues, non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, and retaliation claims. As such, she is well-versed in matters arising under Title VII, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and various North Carolina state employment laws.