- Class and Collective Action Defense
- Complex Litigation
- Non-Compete Litigation
- Employment Law
- Occupational Safety and Health
Hillsdale College, B.L.S., summa cum laude, co-salutatorian, 1976
Emory University, J.D., 1979; Georgetown University, LL.M., Labor Law, 1983
1979, Georgia; 1980, Virginia; 1983, North Carolina
American Bar Association; North Carolina Bar Association; North Carolina State Bar; State Bar of Georgia; Virginia State Bar.
Cincinnati, Ohio, October 24, 1954
Permanent Member, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit Judicial Council. Adjunct Professor of Labor and Employment Law, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, Campbell University, 1990-1994. Staff Attorney, National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation, 1979-1981. Counsel to Senator John P. East, U.S. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources, 1981-1982. Law Clerk to the Hon. Frank W. Bullock, Jr., U.S. District Judge, Middle District of North Carolina, 1983. Member, North Carolina State Board of Elections, 1986-1987. Member, U.S. Federal Service Impasses Panel, 1983-1989. Nominated to U.S. District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina by President George W. Bush in 12-2006.
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