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

Serving Raleigh, NC view address

Principal at firm Jackson Lewis P.C.

Serving Raleigh, 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.

She is a frequent speaker before business and employer associations.

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

Honors and Recognitions

•Wake County Volunteer Lawyers Program, Outstanding...

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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.

She is a frequent speaker before business and employer associations.

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

•“The New Labor Landscape: Are you prepared?” North Carolina Bar Association Labor & Employment Newsletter, Vol. 30, No. 3 (April 2012) [Co-Author]
•“Damages, Damages, Damages! Damages Issues and Practical Strategies for Damges Containment, ” DRI Employment Law Seminar Manuscript (January 2003) [Co-Author]

Speeches and Presentations

•“Social Media and the Workplace: Harassment, Bullying and Hiring Issues, ” EEOC TAPS Seminar (Charlotte, NC, May 2016 and Durham, NC, June 2016) (presenter)
•“Employee Handbook Landmines, ” NC Bankers Association CBS Benefits Day and HR Conference (Greensboro, NC, March 2016) (presenter)
•“What's Going On?!? Hot Topics in Employment Law, ” Moore County Human Resources Executive Association (Southern Pines, NC, October 2015) (presenter)
•“Facebook Hire, Facebook Fire (Benefits and Risk to Employers Using Social Media, ” North Carolina League of Municipalities Annual Conference (Hickory, NC, October 2013) (presenter)
•“Thirteen Prescriptions for HR Health, ” North Carolina Chapter of the International Public Management Association for Human Resources Conference (Raleigh, NC, March 2013) (presenter)
•“Human Resources Alphabet Soup, ” North Carolina Chapter of the International Public Management Association for Human Resources Conference (Raleigh, NC, March 2012) (presenter)
•“Hot Button Issues in Employment Law, ” North Carolina Association of Police Attorneys Conference (Shell Island, NC, October 2011) (presenter)
•“Starting off on the Right Foot-How to Vet Job Applicants without Breaking the Law, ” North Carolina Chapter of the International Public Management Association for Human Resources Conference (Raleigh, NC, March 2011) (presenter)
•“Blogging, Facebook, T[sex]ting and Twitter in the Work Place, ” North Carolina Association of Police Attorneys Conference (Asheville, NC, April 2010) (presenter)

In the News

August 15, 2016

Jackson Lewis

Jackson Lewis Attorneys Recognized in the Best Lawyers in America 2017

August 15, 2016

WHITE PLAINS, NY August, 15, 2016 - Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country's preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce that more than 145 attorneys throughout the firm's 57 locations have been named to the Best Lawyers in America 2017. In addition, 13 attorneys were named “Lawyer of the...

June 24, 2016

Jackson Lewis

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

Jackson Lewis

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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Areas of Law

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

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  • 4.4/5.0 6 reviews
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Of Counsel on 05/27/14 in Employment Law

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  • 4.8/5.0 by a Unknown on 04/01/09 in Employment Litigation

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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

      Pro Bono

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