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Alyssa Riggins

Alyssa Riggins

Associate

GlenLake One
4140 Parklake Avenue
Suite 200
Raleigh, NC 27612
alyssa.riggins@nelsonmullins.com

Alyssa focuses her practice on employment and labor matters, with experience in litigation. She has routinely counseled companies, including one in the Fortune 500, on RIF, OWBPA, and WARN Act matters. 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...

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Alyssa focuses her practice on employment and labor matters, with experience in litigation. She has routinely counseled companies, including one in the Fortune 500, on RIF, OWBPA, and WARN Act matters. 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. She has experience in litigation from the early stages to close, including a federal First Amendment trial, a trial involving novel claims under the North Carolina Constitution, and an Equal Pay Act Claim that was part of a case involving six counts of employment discrimination.

Alyssa Riggins

employment issues as they arise. She has experience in litigation from the early stages to close, including a federal First Amendment trial, a trial involving novel claims under the North Carolina Constitution, and an Equal Pay Act Claim that was part of a case involving six counts of employment discrimination.

Alyssa focuses her practice on employment and labor matters, with experience in litigation. She has routinely counseled companies, including one in the Fortune 500, on RIF, OWBPA, and WARN Act matters. 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. She has experience in litigation from the early stages to close, including a federal First Amendment trial, a trial involving novel claims under the North Carolina Constitution, and an Equal Pay Act Claim that was part of a case involving six counts of employment discrimination.

Experience

Following is a selected sampling of matters and is provided for informational purposes only. Past success does not indicate the likelihood of success in any future matter.

Representative Matters

  • Obtained summary judgment in federal court on all counts of employment discrimination, equal pay act, and breach of contract claim for national publisher 
  • Obtained dismissal of employment and tort counterclaims on behalf of manufacturing client in state court 
  • Successfully defended motions to compel and motions to quash discovery responses and requests in both federal and state court for nearly a dozen clients 
  • Obtained dismissal of employment and tort claims for large educational institution 
  • Advised large educational institutions on issues of tenure and breach of contract
  • Conducted workplace investigations into claims of employment discrimination or harassment

Previous Professional Experience

  • Associate, national labor and employment law firm (2017–2021)
  • Intern, North Carolina Office of the Attorney General, Consumer Protection Division (2015)

Educational Activities

  • William & Mary School of Law
    • Research Assistant to Professor Rebecca Green
    • Business Law Society
    • Women in Law Society

Education

  • William & Mary Law School, JD (2017)
    • William and Mary Journal of Women and the Law
  • North Carolina State University, BA, History, summa cum laude (2013)
    • Valedictorian

Admissions

  • North Carolina

Practice Areas

Industries

  • North Carolina Bar Association
    • Labor and Employment Section
  • Wake County Bar Association
    • Young Lawyers Division
  • NC Chamber
  • SAFEchild (2018–present)
    • Young Ambassadors
    • Fund Development Committee
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