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Karen E. Spain

Fax +1.843.579.5601

Karen Spain is a litigation associate in the Charleston office and is a member of the labor, employment, and workplace safety practice group. She advises employers on a wide range of labor and employment issues, including complex employment disputes, trade secret and confidential information protection, restrictive covenants, employment agreements, employee handbooks, reductions in force, and sensitive terminations and severance arrangements. Ms. Spain also assists employers in preparing and filing non-immigrant visas, and she has experience counseling immigrant investors on the EB-5 immigrant investor program.

Ms. Spain advises employers on compliance with various state and federal employment laws, including the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the South Carolina Payment of Wages Act. Additionally, Ms. Spain has successfully represented clients in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies.

Professional Background

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Spain served as a law clerk to the Honorable Patrick Michael Duffy of the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina. Before that, she served as a law clerk to the Honorable R. Lanier Anderson III of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

Additional Information

  • Featured in Thomson Reuters, Corporate Counsel Connect, “Travel Restrictions Following Recent Executive Order,” 2017