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Leann M. Walsh

Counseled Red Ventures, a portfolio of digital brands, on employee-related matters concerning its $500 million acquisition of CNET Media Group from ViacomCBS, and Red Ventures’ divestiture of CNET Content Solutions to 1WorldSync
Obtained dismissal of a discrimination complaint alleging discrimination on the basis of disability, national origin, race, and age, as well as unlawful retaliation against a multinational information technology and outsourcing company
Successful resolution of federal court litigation matter concerning age discrimination claims arising from a failure to hire a prospective employee
Advised Discovery Education, a global leader in standards-based digital curriculum resources for K-12 classrooms worldwide, on employment-related issues concerning its acquisition of Mystery Science, a K-5 STEM curriculum provider
Investigated allegations relating to Title IX and federal Clery Act compliance in a highly publicized pro bono matter on behalf of Roxbury Community College
Secured a favorable jury verdict on behalf of a global investment services company under the Family and Medical Leave Act
Litigated on behalf of a nationwide transportation company in numerous civil suits arising out of alleged misclassification of independent contractors
Advised federal contractor clients, including health care facilities  and airlines , regarding affirmative action plan development, implementation, and compliance
Obtained dismissal of an unfair labor practice charge on behalf of a national professional organization by the U.S. National Labor Relations Board relating to alleged protected concerted workplace activity
Advised a publicly-traded leading internet information and services company on employment-related matters in connection with its acquisitions of a behavioral-based marketing solutions and research company and a cybersecurity training company
Obtained administrative dismissal by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission of disability discrimination and retaliation charge against fully integrated biopharmaceutical solutions organization
Counseled with respect to employment-related matters a publicly-traded specialty contractor that provides fully integrated solutions for the electric power, pipeline, industrial and communications industries on its acquisition of a provider of specialty construction services
Successful resolution of arbitration demand and Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower complaint with the Occupational Safety & Health Administration regarding termination of employment of chief financial officer of public company client  
Successful resolution of federal lawsuit  relating to alleged violations of the Family and Medical Leave Act, race- and sex-based discrimination and harassment, retaliation under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, and wrongful discharge in violation of public policy under N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143-422.1
Provided transactional assistance relating to private equity client investment into multi-state transportation and logistics provider employer
Provided transactional assistance relating to private equity investment into employer with hundreds of employees across the southeastern United States in the business of designing, manufacturing, installing, maintaining, repairing and replacing equipment critical to the operation of industrial facilities
Successful resolution of state court claims for breach of contract, unpaid wages, and unjust enrichment concerning unpaid employee commissions
Performed employment-related due diligence relating to financial investment in provider of commercial aviation simulation and training 
Advised regarding employment law matters relating to a client investment in two vegetation management services providers with almost 1,000 employees across eight states.
Provided employment-related transactional assistance for strategic public company client investments into a digital health platform delivering medically-reviewed consumer content with more than 300 employees across California, New York and the United Kingdom  and North Carolina-based leading provider of marketing and enrollment services to post-secondary institutions in the United States 
Obtained administrative dismissal by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission of racial discrimination and retaliation charge in favor of emergency medical services billing provider
Provided employment-related transactional assistance related to private equity firm investment in virtual anatomy application provider  
Provided transactional assistance on employment matters relating to private equity client investment into provider of signage and mailbox solutions in the building industries with employees in multiple states
Provided transactional assistance on employment matters relating to $100M+ strategic acquisition of South Carolina sawmill business
Provided transactional assistance on employment matters relating to acquisition by private equity client of national global litigation support services company
Advised regarding complex strategic employment issues relating to corporate asset purchase by global market research and consulting firm
Provided transactional assistance on employment matters relating to investments by a multinational investment bank and financial services provider into a cryptocurrency financial services company and a global payments platform company
Successful resolution of reverse-discrimination federal court claims by former employee of public technology company
Advised employee staffing company regarding complex issues under the Worker Adjustment Retraining Notification Act relating to transition of leased employees in distribution center to direct employment with multinational shoe, clothing, and accessories manufacturer 
Successful resolution of former employee claims against former employer and related estate involving breach of contract and the North Carolina doctrine of necessities for home health services
Investigated employee workplace injury relating to electrical arc-flash for manufacturer of home building materials
Assisted with defense of class action lawsuit against fintech company relating to alleged unpaid employee overtime
Obtained dismissal of Occupational Safety and Health Administration complaint regarding alleged workplace safety concerns relating to COVID-19
Successful resolution of alleged breach of contract claim by former executive for unpaid severance of online retailer of electrical suppliers and tools
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