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Uncovering Implicit and Blind Spot Bias

The Lincoln Derr team recently attended a Continuing Legal Education Seminar sponsored by the National Association of Minority and Women-Owned Law Firms "NAMWOLF"  Restaurant, Retail, and Hospitality Practice Area Committee and hosted at the Home Depot Headquarters in...

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Employment Law: The Gig Economy

The internet continues to change the workplace landscape – most recently, in the form of more non-traditional career opportunities or a gig economy. What is this gig economy, you ask? The term “gig economy” refers to the growing business practice of hiring independent contractors and short term-workers to do small, part-time jobs, which are often done remotely.

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Justice Initiatives Evening At the Courthouse 2018

On Thursday, April 27th, the legal community convened at the Mecklenburg County Courthouse to celebrate the Justice Initiatives 12th Annual Evening at the Courthouse event. We are proud to be a Justice Initiatives District Sponsor for the 2nd year in a row. In typical...

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Phoebe Coddington Joins Lincoln Derr’s Legal Team

Phoebe Coddington comes to Lincoln Derr with valuable experience and insights from her two federal clerkships and work at an international firm representing major corporations and financial institutions nationwide. She counsels and litigates all types of cases with an...

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How Sexual Harassment Hurts My Bottom Line

Should you find your company managing a claim of sexual harassment, many tough decisions lie ahead. Most of those decisions will be aimed at preserving the safety of employees, company reputation, and all-around company health and culture. Often, through discussion and counsel from an attorney, settlement agreements are used as a tool for resolution.

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What Is It Like To Be White In America?

On Friday, March 23, 2018, Lincoln Derr attorneys Gwendolyn W. Lewis and Maria Ortiz planned and coordinated a diversity-focused CLE program entitled "White Like Me." Lewis shared that “it’s not often that you sit with your Bar colleagues and reflect on...

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McMillan Fellowship Fund Dinner

On Tuesday, February 27th, the Lincoln Derr Legal Team proudly attended the 2018 McMillan Fellowship Dinner. The Mecklenburg County Bar's McMillan Fellowship Fund promotes law students entering a career in local non-profit and government agencies by awarding annually...

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Trial by Nature Tip #10 – Guard Your Egg

We are responsible for ensuring the survival of our young lawyers. I cannot name one successful trial lawyer who did not receive coaching and mentoring from a more seasoned veteran. If you are one of the successful attorneys, by all means, “pay it forward.”

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Business Divorce Part III: A Divorce Without Litigation

Business litigation takes a significant amount of time and money. In most instances, litigating a business divorce through a verdict at trial runs counter to a business’s profitability goals. However, there are notable exceptions in which a business will benefit from litigation during a business divorce.

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