Leann Walsh is an 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 and private equity firms on difficult employee relations issues, conducting internal employment investigations, and defending employers in civil and administration employment litigation matters. She regularly advises clients regarding complex labor and employment issues relating to mergers and acquisitions, and helps to lead the firm’s collaborative initiative between its employment law and corporate law practice groups.
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 to 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-profit organizations to start-up businesses to publicly traded companies, with concentrations in health care, high education, technology, and life science. Ms. Walsh is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association and a member of the firm’s collaborative initiative between its health care and employment law practice groups.
Ms. Walsh is also an active participant in the firm’s Women in the Profession Committee and leads the Committee’s Raleigh office book club, which focuses on facilitating the professional, personal, and business development of its members while strengthening the professional bonds between them.