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04.08.2015 Firm News

Williams Mullen Welcomes Labor and Employment Partner Edward S. Schenk III

Williams Mullen is pleased to announce that Edward S. Schenk III has joined the firm as a Partner in the Labor and Employment section. He will be working out of the Raleigh office.

Mr. Schenk is experienced in representing employers in inquiries and investigations arising from Title VII, age and disability discrimination, retaliation, fair labor standards, family medical leave and a variety of North Carolina employment laws. He drafts, reviews and litigates employment contracts and restrictive covenants, including non-competition, non-solicitation and confidentiality agreements. Edward acts as outside general counsel to a number of North Carolina and Southeastern regional companies, including one of North Carolina’s largest privately owned medical transportation providers.

As a litigator, Mr. Schenk has represented his clients in state courts across North Carolina, all Federal District Courts in North Carolina, the North Carolina Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of North Carolina. Prior to dedicating his practice to employment law, he litigated disputes over professional negligence, errors and omissions, unfair and deceptive trade practices, serious industrial accidents, wrongful death, and construction defects.

“Growing companies require knowledgeable and seasoned legal counsel as they increase their workforce and deal with the various challenges of managing people, and we want to ensure that we can fully meet their needs,” said David F. Paulson, Williams Mullen’s Carolinas Managing Partner. “With his substantial litigation experience and track record of advising businesses on labor and employment issues, Edward will be a tremendous asset to our clients.”

Mr. Schenk was recognized as a "Rising Star" in the 2011 and 2012 North Carolina editions of Super Lawyers magazine, and he is listed in the 2013, 2014 and 2015 editions of the Best Lawyers in America. He was also named to the “Young Guns (Best Under 40)” listing in the 2013 edition of Business North Carolina magazine’sLegal Elite” ranking. He has been given an "AV Preeminent” rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating available.