Overview

Robin has more than 30 years' experience counseling employers and representing them before government agencies and in employment litigation involving Title VII and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, the Equal Pay Act, and the Family and Medical Leave Act, as well as similar state laws. She also conducts employment-related investigations as well as training for human resources professionals, management, and employees on a wide variety of topics.

Robin is editor in chief of Constangy’s legal bulletins and its four law blogs Affirmative Action AlertCalifornia Snapshot, Cyber Advisor, and Employment & Labor Insider.

Honors & Recognitions

  • ABA Blawg 100 (2011, 2014-2017)
  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® for Employment Law – Management (2012-2024)
  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®, "Lawyer of the Year" in Employment Law - Management (2022, 2024)
  • Legal Elite, Employment Law, Business North Carolina (2023)
  • Employment Editorial Advisory Board, Law360 (2013-2016)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers® (2006, 2009-2024)
  • Lexology Legal Influencer for Employment (2018)
  • JD Supra Readers' Choice Awards "Top Author" (2023-2024)

Professional & Civic Associations

  • North Carolina Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
    • Professionalism Committee Chair (2006-2008)
    • Professionalism Committee (2004-2011)
    • Continuing Legal Education Committee (2005-2009)
  • Society for Human Resources Management
  • Samaritan Ministries
  • St. Leo the Great Catholic Church

Press Room

About Me

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

News & Analysis

Client Presentations & Firm Publications

Speaking Engagements & Industry Publications

Media & Presentations

  • Employment and Labor Insider (2010-present)
  • Editor in Chief of all Constangy’s client publications on legal matters
  • Producer of ConstangyTV’s Close-Up on Workplace Law

 Presentations to

  • University of North Carolina School of Government
  • Federal Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • North Carolina Chapter of the International Public Management Administration HR Conference
  • North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants
  • South Carolina Chamber of Commerce
  • World Bank
  • ThinkHR (employment law webinars)
  • XpertHR (employment law webinars)
  • Strafford Publications (continuing legal education webinar)

Blogs, Videos & Podcasts

Blog Posts

  • "Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly."
  • St. Francis de Sales

Practice Emphasis

  • Employment Litigation, Including Defense of Discrimination/Harassment/Retaliation and Wrongful Discharge Claims
  • General Employment Law Advice
  • Employment Investigations
  • Employment Law Training

Education

Wake Forest University

  • 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

  • B.A., English, 1977 

Bar & Court Admissions

  • North Carolina, 1988
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • 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
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