Leann Walsh is a senior associate in the firm’s Raleigh office where she is a member of the labor, employment & workplace safety practice group and health care practice group. She is licensed to practice law in both North Carolina and Massachusetts.
Ms. Walsh focuses her practice on counseling domestic and international businesses on difficult employee relations issues, conducting internal employment investigations, advising clients regarding complex labor and employment issues relating to mergers and acquisitions, and defending employers in civil and administration employment litigation matters. Ms. Walsh is dedicated to partnering with clients to ensure that they are able to accomplish their business objectives while remaining in compliance with employment laws and maintaining positive employee relations. Ms. Walsh is passionate about providing clients both legal and practical business-related advice on improving their workplace culture, morale, diversity, inclusion, and equity.
Ms. Walsh also regularly advises clients regarding complicated compliance issues relating to the Americans with Disabilities Act, including examination accommodations and the accessibility of continuing professional education courses, websites, and physical buildings and facilities. Ms. Walsh works with clients resolve these issues with the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Office for Civil Rights, and private litigants.
Ms. Walsh’s client base spans numerous industries and sizes, from not-for-profits to start-ups to publicly traded companies, with concentrations in health care, high education, technology, and life science. Ms. Walsh also routinely provides pro bono employment law advice to non-profit organizations in the community, donating hundreds of hours of pro bono work throughout her career.