Sept. 14, 2021
RALEIGH – The Raleigh office recently welcomed three litigation partners and one of counsel: Phillip J. Strach and Thomas A. Farr have joined as partners from Ogletree Deakins; Gregory P. McGuire, an experienced litigator who served as a trial judge on the North Carolina Business Court for Complex Business Cases, has joined as a partner; and Joshua Walthall has joined as of counsel from the N.C. State Bar. An associate, Alyssa M. Riggins, also joins from Ogletree.
Phil regularly represents management in labor/employment law and related matters. He advises clients on covenants not to compete and litigates claims involving restrictive covenants, trade secrets, and other business-related litigation. He is the former Raleigh office managing shareholder at Ogletree.
Tom concentrates on workplace safety, employment litigation and advice, and constitutional law. Before entering private practice in 1983, he was an attorney with the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation and counsel to the U.S. Senate Labor and Human Resources Committee.
Greg has more than 26 years of experience as a litigator and for seven years served as a trial judge on the North Carolina Business Court for Complex Business Cases. As a judge, he presided over hundreds of cases involving the interpretation and application of corporate law, business torts, trade secrets, and non-competition agreements, trademarks, and administrative law.
Joshua is an experienced trial attorney who focuses his practice on representing lawyers, physicians, nurses, dentists, land surveyors, engineers, real estate agents, accountants, and other professionals in legal proceedings before administrative licensing boards.
Alyssa focuses her practice on employment and labor matters, with experience in litigation. At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, she counseled clients on furloughs, layoffs, return-to-work, and vaccination issues, and she otherwise works with clients on employment issues as they arise.
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