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Richard L Rainey
E-mail Contact
Phone: (704) 331-4967
Fax: (704) 338-7835

womblebonddickinson.com
3500 One Wachovia Center
Charlotte, NC 28202-6037

Richard L. Rainey


About Richard's Practice

Richard L. Rainey is a partner of Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP and has practiced labor and employment law in the firm's Charlotte office since 1987. He has extensive experience successfully litigating employment disputes on behalf of employers in the courtroom and before administrative agencies. His litigation practice also includes actions involving covenants not to compete, theft of trade secrets, unfair competition, employee raiding, fair housing and equal credit. He advises clients on effective and practical methods to prevent exposure to employment law liability under Title VII, FLSA, FMLA, OSHA, ADA, and ADEA.

Richard has been recognized as one of North Carolina's leading labor and employment law attorneys with the following distinctions: North Carolina Super Lawyer (2006-2009); Legal Elite of North Carolina (2006-2007); Best Lawyers in America (2005-2009) and Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers For Business (2004-2009). He has written and lectured widely on a variety of employment law topics, including sexual harassment, drug testing, ADA, FMLA, OSHA, wage and hour compliance, and workplace violence.

Education
  • University of North Carolina School of Law, J.D., 1987
    - Order of the Coif
    - American Jurisprudence Awards
  • University of Delaware, B.A., summa cum laude, 1984


Major Publications & Speaking Engagements


Professional Recognition
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America
  • Listed in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business
  • Listed in Legal Elite of North Carolina
  • Listed in North Carolina Super Lawyers

Admitted to Practice
    North Carolina Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit; U.S. District Courts, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of North Carolina, District of Colorado, and Eastern District of Michigan


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