Winston-Salem
100 N. Cherry Street
Suite 300
Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27101-4016T: 336.721.6854

Practice Areas

Practice Emphasis

  • Employment litigation, including defense of class and collective actions under wage and hour laws
  • Affirmative Action audit defense
  • Policy analysis and employment law training

Bar & Court Admissions

  • North Carolina, 1988
  • United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of North Carolina
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court

Education

Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC

  • J.D., cum laude, 1988
  • Research editor, Law Review (1987-88)
  • Staff member, Law Review (1986-87)
  • Recipient, The Law Review Award for Best Student Writing, 1987
  • Book award, Constitutional Law II (1986)
  • Trusts and Estates (1988)

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

  • B.A., English, 1977 

News

Robin E. Shea
Partner

"Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly."

--St. Francis de Sales

Robin Shea has more than 20 years' experience in employment litigation, including Title VII and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act (including the Amendments Act), the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act, the Equal Pay Act, and the Family and Medical Leave Act; and class and collective actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act and state wage-hour laws; defense of audits by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs; and labor relations. She conducts training for human resources professionals, management, and employees on a wide variety of topics.

Robin is Editor in Chief of Constangy's client publications and author of Constangy's blog Employment & Labor Insider. You can also follow Robin on Twitter @RobinEShea.

Publications/Presentations

  • Employment and Labor Insider: Legalese Is Not Spoken Here
  • "Goodbye, statute of limitations! Ledbetter Act Creates a Whole New World for Employment Law Practitioners," Defense Research Institute's For the Defense magazine, April 2009
  • "The Frightful Five: Worst Privilege and Ethics Nightmares in Employment Law" (co-author), ACC Docket March 2007
  • "Tarheels, Take Note: Amendments to N.C. Wage and Hour Act Affect Employers' Right to Deduct From Wages," The Job Description, Spring 2005
  • " Beset on Four Sides: How to Comply with HIPAA Privacy, ADA, FMLA, and Workers’ Compensation,” Business Lawyer, June 2004
  • " Breaking the Retaliation Cycle," HR Magazine, July 2002
  • " The Dirty Dozen: Top Twelve FMLA Mistakes," HR Magazine, January 2000
  • Contributor to Labor & Employment Section newsletter, North Carolina Bar Association

Presentations to:

  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Government
  • South Carolina Chamber of Commerce
  • World Bank
  • North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants

Awards & Recognition

  • Law360 Employment Editorial Advisory Board (2013)
  • Lexis Nexis Top 25 Labor and Employment Law Blogs
  • ABA Journal Blawg 100
  • Recognized in the publication, Best Lawyers In America
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers

Professional Activities/Associations

  • Chair, Professionalism Committee, North Carolina Bar Association, 2006-2008
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Professionalism Committee, 2004-2011
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education Committee, 2005-2009
  • American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section
  • Society for Human Resources Management

Civic/Charitable Activities/Associations

  • St. Leo the Great Catholic Church
  • Advisory Board, Catholic Social Services/Catholic Charities of the Piedmont Triad

Other Personal Background Information and Interests

  • Robin has two grown sons. She enjoys reading, "power-walking," cooking, and all types of music.