Overview

Brittany Clark’s practice focuses primarily on employment and labor law matters, including counseling employers on day-to-day issues as well as defending her clients in complex business and employment litigation.

She has experience and a proven record litigating matters in federal, state, or administrative proceedings.  She has experience defending cases involving claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act and other wage payment claims, trade secret or restrictive covenant issues, discrimination, hostile work environment, retaliation, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the National Labor Relations Act, among other state and federal employment laws.

Her case work spans all phases of litigation, including written discovery, depositions, dispositive motions, trials and appeals, as well as mediations and settlement negotiations. 

Brittany also values the part of her practice counseling and advising clients.  She regularly provides guidance to employers on a wide variety of issues and also assists her clients by drafting effective employee handbooks, policies, and other agreements such as those involving restrictive covenants, confidentiality, trade secrets, and severance.

Before Nexsen Pruet, Brittany practiced at an international law firm in Washington D.C., where she focused on complex business litigation, including class actions.  Brittany also served as law clerk to the Honorable Dennis W. Shedd of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and the Honorable Terry L. Wooten, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina. 

Brittany earned her law degree, magna cum laude, from the University of South Carolina School of Law, where she graduated first in her class and served as Associate Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review. 

Community & Professional

  • Member of SC Bar’s Trial and Appellate Advocacy Council (2019-present)
  • South Carolina Women in Leadership Board Member (2019-present)
  • 2020-2021 Leadership Academy Graduate
  • S.C. Bar, Professional Responsibility Committee, Member, 2022-present
  • S.C. Bar, Practice and Procedure Committee, Member, 2022-present
  • S.C. Bar, Judicial Qualifications Committee, Member, 2019-present
  • South Carolina Women in Law: Member
  • Young Lawyers Division, SC Bar: Member
  • Greenville County Bar Association: Member
  • Richland County Bar Association: Member

Experience

  • Mock Trial Judge, 2022 American Mock Trial Regional Tournament
  • Served as lead counsel defending home improvement company against putative products liability class action in federal court
  • Represented health care and pharma companies in consumer fraud and Lanham Act cases against government regulations and actions
  • Represented major oil and gas companies in multiple capacities, including major class-action lawsuit
  • University of South Carolina School of Law
    • Guest Lecturer, Fourth Circuit Practice - Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Fall 2014

Recognitions

  • Listed in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America™ for Litigation – Labor and Employment, 2023
  • Listed as South Carolina Legal Elite, Columbia Business Monthly, 2022 for Employment Law – Defendant
  • Leadership Columbia, Class of 2023
  • District of Columbia Bar's Pro Bono Award, 2016 & 2017 

Articles & News

Presentations

Co-Presenter, Advanced Employment Law Seminar: Arbitration, FMLA and ADA, and Other Issues, a CLE presentation for myLawCLE and the Federal Bar Association. (use code Nexsen Pruet to access)

Speaking Engagements

Insights

Videos/Podcasts

Admissions

  • South Carolina
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina
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