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Debbie Whittle Durban

Partner

Meridian
1320 Main Street
17th Floor
Columbia, SC 29201
One Wells Fargo Center
301 South College Street
23rd Floor
Charlotte, NC 28202
debbie.durban@nelsonmullins.com
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Debbie Durban practices in the areas of labor and employment law, ERISA, ADA compliance, trade secrets, and business litigation.

Debbie Durban practices in the areas of labor and employment law, ERISA, ADA compliance, trade secrets, and business litigation.

Debbie Durban practices in the areas of labor and employment law, ERISA, ADA compliance, trade secrets, and business litigation.

Experience

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Experience

  • Defends employers against individual and class claims of employment discrimination on the basis of age, race, national origin, disability, religion and sex, including sexual harassment; wage and hour claims, Family and Medical Leave act issues, enforceability of covenants not to complete, breach of employment contracts; retaliation; wrongful discharge; trade secrets, ERISA, and other employment-related suits
  • Represents companies regarding compliance with ADA public accommodation standards
  • Counsels employers on compliance issues and development of strategies designed to avoid litigation
  • Drafts and revises policies and handbooks for employers and institutions of higher education

Certification

  • Certified Specialist in Employment and Labor Law by the South Carolina Supreme Court

Education

  • University of South Carolina School of Law, JD, cum laude (1999)
  • University of South Carolina, BA, Political Science

Admissions

  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina

Practice Areas

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  • American Bar Association
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • South Carolina Women Lawyers Association
  • Member, South Carolina Commission on Higher Education (1994-1996)
  • Advisory Board, Employment and Labor Law Specialization
  • Board Member, Employment and Labor Law Section, SC Bar
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