Lawyer Bio : Theresa M. Sprain
Theresa M. Sprain
Building upon her experience as a product liability litigator handling multi-party, multi-state lawsuits, Theresa is a member of the Labor and Employment Practice Group, concentrating her practice on litigation. She is particularly focused on litigation regarding gender, age, race, and disability discrimination and retaliation matters; arbitration of employment contract disputes; and counseling employers on human resources policies and employment law compliance. She represents a broad spectrum of clients, including manufacturers, hospitals, universities and service companies, ranging in size from local businesses to national corporations.
In addition to being in the labor and employment group, Theresa is a member of the Multi-Unit Restaurant Industry Team where she represents employers in various employment-related matters, including advice on OSHA audits and wage and hour disputes commonly experienced by restaurant employers.
Recent significant matters include:
- Successfully defending construction client in resolution of OSHA claim involving fatality;
- Representing national corporation in successfully defeating class certification in proposed wage and hour class action; and
- Defending employer in complex arbitration related to separation of senior corporate executive.
Admitted to bar, North Carolina, 1997. Admitted to practice before all North Carolina state and Federal District courts and the United States Supreme Court.
Law Alumni Council, Wake Forest University School of Law; Volunteer Advisor, North Carolina State University.
B.A., Economics, 1994, Willamette University; National Merit Scholarship; J.D., 1997, Wake Forest University School of Law, National Moot Court Team, Wagner Labor Law Moot Court Team (Best Respondent's Brief), Moot Court Award for Outstanding Contributions, James G. White Scholarship.
Areas of Proficiency
- Labor and Employment Litigation