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John E. Branch III

John E. Branch III

Partner

GlenLake One
4140 Parklake Avenue
Suite 200
Raleigh, NC 27612
john.branch@nelsonmullins.com

John concentrates his practice in complex business and employment law. He regularly advises clients on complex business matters and disputes involving sophisticated contracts, shareholder and LLC member issues, fraud, unfair competition, defamation, and other business-related claims. John also counsels and advocates for clients in all aspects of employment law, including preparation and litigation of complicated...

John concentrates his practice in complex business and employment law. He regularly advises clients on complex business matters and disputes involving sophisticated contracts, shareholder and LLC member issues, fraud, unfair competition, defamation, and other business-related claims. John also counsels and advocates for clients in all aspects of employment law, including preparation and litigation of complicated employment, separation, and non-compete agreements on behalf of both businesses and executives, preparation of internal corporate employment documents, and representation in disputes involving the Fair Labor Standards Act, the North Carolina Wage and Hour Act, and other federal, state, and local employment statutes and regulations. He has appeared in practically all levels of state and federal courts in North Carolina and has appeared in state or federal courts in South Carolina, Ohio, Louisiana, Iowa, and Colorado. John also counsels and advocates for clients in constitutional and political law issues, as well as in charter school and other school choice and educational matters.

John E. Branch III

employment, separation, and non-compete agreements on behalf of both businesses and executives, preparation of internal corporate employment documents, and representation in disputes involving the Fair Labor Standards Act, the North Carolina Wage and Hour Act, and other federal, state, and local employment statutes and regulations. He has appeared in practically all levels of state and federal courts in North Carolina and has appeared in state or federal courts in South Carolina, Ohio, Louisiana, Iowa, and Colorado. John also counsels and advocates for clients in constitutional and political law issues, as well as in charter school and other school choice and educational matters.

John concentrates his practice in complex business and employment law. He regularly advises clients on complex business matters and disputes involving sophisticated contracts, shareholder and LLC member issues, fraud, unfair competition, defamation, and other business-related claims. John also counsels and advocates for clients in all aspects of employment law, including preparation and litigation of complicated... employment, separation, and non-compete agreements on behalf of both businesses and executives, preparation of internal corporate employment documents, and representation in disputes involving the Fair Labor Standards Act, the North Carolina Wage and Hour Act, and other federal, state, and local employment statutes and regulations. He has appeared in practically all levels of state and federal courts in North Carolina and has appeared in state or federal courts in South Carolina, Ohio, Louisiana, Iowa, and Colorado. John also counsels and advocates for clients in constitutional and political law issues, as well as in charter school and other school choice and educational matters.

Experience

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Previous Professional Experience

  • Associate, national labor and employment firm (2005–2007)
  • Law Clerk for the Honorable Glen M. Williams, Senior United States District Judge for the Western District of Virginia (2004–2005 )

Education

  • University of North Carolina School of Law, JD
    • Symposium Editor, North Carolina Law Review
    • Federalist Society
  • University of North Carolina
    • William R. Davie Scholar

Admissions

  • North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

Practice Areas

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  • American Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Constitutional Rights and Responsibilities Section Chair (2021–2022)
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Administration of Justice Committee
  • Wake County Bar Association
  • Triangle Chapter of the Federalist Society
    • President (2006–2011)
  • Chairman, North Carolina State Ethics Commission (2017–2018)
  • General Counsel, North Carolina Republican Party (2010–2012)
  • Commissioner, Raleigh Historic Districts Commission (2009–2010)
  • Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Raleigh Class 28
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