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Media Guide

Poyner Spruill LLP attorneys serve as spokespersons on many newsworthy topics across a number of different practice areas. If you are interested in speaking with one of our attorneys for a story or if you have a question about any of our publications, press releases or events listed please contact our marketing department at 919-783-6400.

Interview Topics

Our attorneys can serve as background or comment on topics such as:

  • An employer’s right to review employee emails, use of the computer and mobile devices – from both an employer and an employee perspective 
  • Availability of long-term care for Baby Boomers in North Carolina
  • Bank privacy laws
  • Bank security breaches
  • Closely-held businesses and succession issues
  • Companies that have funded 401 K match programs (how to encourage employees to save) 
  • Contested wills
  • Employees caring for sick relatives
  • Employees on active military duty
  • Employer requirements under OSHA and jobsite safety
  • Employers dealing with revisions to Family Medical Leave Act
  • Employers’ responsibilities when politics are discussed at the office (free speech)
  • Enforceable non-compete agreements
  • Green/environmentally-friendly initiatives
  • Health care privacy law (HIPAA)
  • How employers should handle employees taking intermittent leave
  • Long-term care facilities in trouble for fraud and abuse
  • Long-term care licensing
  • Medicare reimbursement (state or facility level)
  • Notable trends in entertainment law in North Carolina
  • Employer’s obligations to secure private information, including performance reviews and medical records
  • Employee blogging
  • Online internet security – employer blogging – pros and cons of
  • Privacy in the workplace
  • Protecting intellectual property on the internet
  • Repeal of the estate tax
  • Residential foreclosures
  • Right to videotape the workplace
  • Strategies for businesses to reduce litigation costs
  • Strategies for employers to stay out of court
  • Tax issues, corporate or manufacturing
  • Tax incentives for entertainment companies
  • Tax incentives for relocating companies
  • Time management (From an employee and employer perspective)
  • What companies can do to protect copyrights, trademarks and other intellectual property
  • White collar criminal defense
  • Wills and blended families

what's new at the firm

Webinar: ERISA Fiduciaries, Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Risks: HIPAA, HITECH, and ERISA Preemption of State Data Breach Laws

6/20/2017

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to employee benefits counsel on trends in data breaches for ERISA healthcare and retirement plans, lessons from recent BCBS/Anthem litigation, ERISA fiduciary obligations, ERISA preemption of state data breach laws, and contractual risk mitigation with third-party administrators (TPAs).

Poyner Spruill Attorneys Honored by Chambers USA in Seven Practice Areas

6/2/2017

RALEIGH - Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business has ranked seven practice areas and sixteen Poyner Spruill LLP attorneys as leaders in their respective fields. Poyner Spruill received rankings, which identify the firm as a leader in North Carolina, for outstanding work in the following practice areas:

Charlie Davis Joins Poyner Spruill

6/1/2017

Charles E. “Charlie” Davis III has joined Poyner Spruill as an associate attorney practicing in the areas of estate and trust planning and administration, taxation, and business law.

Brett A. Carpenter joins Poyner Spruill

6/1/2017

Raleigh, NC – Brett A. Carpenter has joined Poyner Spruill’s Raleigh office as an associate, with a focus on helping clients with labor and employment law matters.

Five Poyner Spruill Attorneys Recognized for Pro Bono Efforts

5/31/2017

Raleigh, NC – Four Poyner Spruill attorneys have been inducted into the inaugural cohort of the Pro Bono Honor Society by the N.C. Supreme Court.

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