C. F. W. Manning II: Lawyer with Fisher & Phillips LLP

C. F. W. Manning II

Columbia,  SC  U.S.A.
Phone(803) 255-0000

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Practice Areas

  • Labor and Employment
  • College and University Law
  • Confidentiality Agreements
  • Covenants Not To Compete
  • Employment Discrimination and Harassment
  • Employment Policies and Procedures
  • Trade Secrets and Restrictive Covenants
  • Federal and State Litigation
  • I-9 Compliance
  • Manager Training
  • Non-Competition Litigation
  • Race and Gender Discrimination
  • Sexual Harassment
University The University of the South, Sewanee, TN, B.A., 1987; Oriel College, Oxford University, Oxford, England, M.St., 1988
Law SchoolUniversity of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, SC, J.D., 1997
Admitted1997, South Carolina; U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit; U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina; South Carolina Supreme Court

Professional Activities
Officer of the John Belton O'Neall Inn of Court
Member, South Carolina Bar Section on Labor and Employment Law
Former President of the John Belton O'Neall Inn of Court
Former Chair Elect, South Carolina Bar Section on Labor and Employment Law
Officer, Marines - 1989-1993


Fred Manning is a partner in the Columbia office. He has extensive experience litigating employment law matters involving civil rights, contracts, and wrongful termination claims.

He regularly provides advice and assistance to employers regarding the drafting and enforcement of restrictive covenants, employment contracts and corrective action. Fred has assisted employers throughout the United States in union related matters.

He also has extensive experience in representing private colleges and universities in matters relating to employment and faculty and student issues.

Fred is the author of Public Policy Exception Open to Possible Expansion in Employment At-Will Situations 48 S.C.L. Rev. 133 (1996). He is certified by the South Carolina Supreme Court as a Specialist in Employment and Labor Law.

While in law school, he served as the Associate Editor-in-Chief for the South Carolina Law Review. Fred is AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and he has been listed in Chambers USA, America's Leading Business Lawyers since 2013.

Fred has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America since2012 and he was recognized as a Litigation - ERISA Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers in America for 2014. He is a member and former president of the John Belton O'Neall Inn of Court and former chair-elect of the South Carolina Bar's Labor and Employment Law Section.


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Member, Board of Directors, South Carolina National Kidney Foundation
Member, Board of Directors, Columbia Council of the Navy League

Reported CasesRepresentative Work: Coach's Verbal Contract Unenforceable; Reported Cases: Martin v. Alumax of South Carolina, Inc., 380 F. Supp. 2d 723 (D.S.C. 2005)

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C. F. W. Manning II

1320 Main Street
ColumbiaSC 29201


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