Claire Flowers is an associate at the firm's Raleigh and Charleston offices where she is a member of the labor, employment and workplace safety practice group. Her practice focuses on defending companies in a wide range of employment disputes, including discrimination and retaliation lawsuits, wage and hour claims, and restrictive covenant and trade secret misappropriation actions. Claire represents clients in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies in a range of employment disputes, including claims arising under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and the South Carolina Payment of Wages Act.
Claire also regularly counsels employers on all aspects of the employment relationship, including sensitive terminations, discrimination, harassment, leave and disability issues, and compliance with various state and federal employment laws. Within this compliance role, Claire also assists clients with the drafting of various employment materials, including employment contracts, employee handbooks, severance agreements, and non compete agreements.
Claire was a summer associate with the firm in 2018. Prior to joining the firm, Claire served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Rebecca B. Connelly in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Virginia.
- National Association of Women Lawyers, Outstanding Woman Law Student Award
- American Bankruptcy Institute, Award for Outstanding Performance in the Study of Bankruptcy
- "Human Resources Law 101: A South Carolina Guide - Intro to Employee Handbooks," CLE Presentation, National Business Institute, 12 May 2021
- Playing it Safe: Corporate Counsel’s Role in Reopening Businesses During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Association of Corporate Counsel South Carolina, March 2021
- Facing the Inevitable: the Inevitable Disclosure Doctrine and the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016, Note, 75 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. 2207 (2018).