Ann H. Smith (Cary, North Carolina)
Ann H. Smith (Cary, North Carolina)

Ann H. Smith

Licensed for 20 years

Practice Area: General Employment Litigation, Labor and Preventive Practices, Higher Education 1 more area of practice 1 more

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Principal at firm Jackson Lewis P.C.

Ann H. Smith

Serving Cary, NC view address

Partner at firm Jackson Lewis P.C.

Serving Cary, NC view address

Awards BV Distinguished

About Ann H. Smith

Ann H. Smith is a Principal in the Raleigh, North Carolina, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She has practiced employment law since 1996, and has handled a wide variety of employment matters before federal and state courts and administrative agencies.

Ms. Smith has represented and advised Fortune 250 companies as well as governmental entities. Her litigation experience includes general employment law disputes involving claims pursuant to the ADA, FMLA, FLSA, and Title VII. Ms. Smith has also represented numerous public entities and is well-versed in immunity issues.

She is a frequent speaker before business and employer associations, including the North Carolina League of Municipalities, the North Carolina Muni...

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Ann H. Smith is a Principal in the Raleigh, North Carolina, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She has practiced employment law since 1996, and has handled a wide variety of employment matters before federal and state courts and administrative agencies.

Ms. Smith has represented and advised Fortune 250 companies as well as governmental entities. Her litigation experience includes general employment law disputes involving claims pursuant to the ADA, FMLA, FLSA, and Title VII. Ms. Smith has also represented numerous public entities and is well-versed in immunity issues.

She is a frequent speaker before business and employer associations, including the North Carolina League of Municipalities, the North Carolina Municipal Attorney's Association and the International Public Management Association for Human Resources.

While attending law school, she was a member of the Holderness Moot Court.

Honors and Recognitions

•Wake County Volunteer Lawyers Program, Outstanding Volunteer (2002)

Published Works

• Damages, Damages, Damages! Damages Issues and Practical Strategies for Damges Containment, DRI Employment Law Seminar Manuscript (January 2003) [Co-Author]

In the News

June 24, 2016
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Jackson Lewis Publishes Q4 Diversity Committee Newsletter

June 24, 2016

While our firm Chairman Vincent Cino (MOR) always says “Jackson Lewis needs to do better...” I am pleased to report that Jackson Lewis ranked 2nd in Law360's list of the “Top 10 Biglaw Firms for Female Attorneys” and 18th in the publication's list of the “100 Best Law Firms for Female...

August 17, 2015
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Jackson Lewis Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2016

August 17, 2015

WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 17, 2015) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country's preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce 137 of the firm's attorneys have been named to the 2016 edition of Best Lawyers. In addition, 10 attorneys were named “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective...

Publications

May 5, 2016

Department of Justice Warns Governor that North Carolina LGBT Law is Unlawful

May 5, 2016

North Carolina's law restricting access to restrooms based on an individual's sex assigned at birth and not based on an individual's consistent gender identity violates both Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the United States Department of Justice has said in a letter to...

March 28, 2016

North Carolina Legislation Removes LGBT Protections and Possible Wrongful Termination Claims

March 28, 2016

The North Carolina General Assembly's “Single-Sex Multiple Occupancy” Act (also known as “HB-2”), which prevents cities and counties from passing their own anti-discrimination rules, is attracting nationwide attention due to its adverse treatment of transgender persons in public accommodations. However, the...

October 15, 2015

North Carolina Wrongful Discharge Claims May Not be based on Federal Public Policy or Constitution, Federal Court Rules

October 15, 2015

A wrongful discharge claim under North Carolina law may not be based on federal public policy, including policy expressed in the federal Constitution, a federal district court has ruled. Santifort v. Guy, 4:14-cv-00225-F, DE # 34 (E.D. N.C. Sept. 8, 2015).The court based its decision on finding a “consensus” among North...

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Of Counsel on 05/27/14 in Employment Law

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      Credentials

      Position
      Principal
      Admission Details
      Admitted in 1996, North Carolina and U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of North Carolina
      2002, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
      Law School Attended
      University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law
      Class of 1996
      J.D.
      with Honors
      University Attended
      North Carolina University School of Humanities and Social Sciences
      Class of 1991
      B.A.
      Associations & Memberships

      Professional Associations and Activities

      •DRI
      •North Carolina Bar Association

      Areas of Law

      • General Employment Litigation
      • Labor and Preventive Practices
      • Higher Education
      • Public Sector

      Pro Bono

      Outstanding Volunteer for the Wake County Volunteer Lawyers Program (2002)