John D. Cole

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Overview

John D. Cole is a litigator with broad experience across the spectrum of employment law and labor law.  For more than 20 years, John has represented employers of all sizes in cases throughout the eastern United States.  He has handled numerous cases involving virtually all aspects of employment law before various federal courts, federal and state administrative agencies, and the state courts of North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia.  He has also handled employment arbitration cases before AAA and FINRA.

In the area of traditional labor law, John has successfully handled union campaigns, union elections, strikes and unfair labor practice litigation before the National Labor Relations Board. He has also handled collective bargaining agreement negotiations and labor arbitrations.

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Education
  • University of Georgia School of Law, J.D., 1991
  • Washington and Lee University, B.A., magna cum laude, 1984, Omicron Delta Kappa
Bar Admissions
  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina
  • Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of North Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Civic & Professional Memberships
  • Board member, North Carolina SHRM State Council, 2011-2013, Governmental Affairs
  • Board of Advisors, Diversity Forum in Charlotte, 2010-2011
  • Board of Directors, Charlotte Area Society for Human Resource Management, 2006-2009, Governmental Affairs
  • American Foundry Society
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • South Carolina Bar
  • North Carolina Bar
  • Mecklenburg County Bar
Recognitions

Best Lawyers

  • "Best Lawyers in America" - Employment Law - Management, since 2013

E.E.O.C. v. PROPAK LOGISTICS, INC.
U.S. District Court
for the Western District of N.C., Asheville Division
Civil Case No.
1:09cv311

Overview

February 6-8, 2013 - American Foundry Society National Labor and Employment Law Conference, Clearwater Beach, Florida; "EEOC Class Action Litigation: Case Law Developments in 2012 and Trends to Watch for 2013."

September 18, 2012 - Ajilon North Carolina Human Resources Conference, Raleigh, North Carolina; "EEOC Litigation Tactics and Strategy: A Battlefield Perspective."

September 20, 2012 - NCSHRM State Conference, Wilmington, North Carolina; "Key Labor and Employment Legislative Developments at the State and Federal Levels."

May 2012 - NCSHRM Day In Raleigh Legislative Forum, Raleigh, North Carolina; "Federal And State Legislative Update."

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