Meredith A. Pinson Partner

Meredith represents major employers throughout the country in a host of industries, including the banking and finance, automotive, retail, and healthcare industries and applies a practical, business-oriented approach to address legal challenges. Meredith’s experience includes representing clients in all aspects of employment-related litigation, including discrimination, ERISA, and non-competition litigation, as well as advising clients on a wide range of employment issues.

As an experienced employment lawyer, Meredith has extensive experience litigating a wide variety of employment discrimination and wage and hour matters in federal and state courts, as well as before federal and state administrative agencies. Meredith also has significant experience representing employers in arbitrations before FINRA, as well as representing ERISA pension and welfare plans and plan sponsors in pension and disability claims, including class actions.

In addition to litigation, Meredith also regularly advises clients on a wide range of employment topics, including compliance with federal and state anti-discrimination and harassment, wage and hour, and workplace safety laws, investigating and responding to charges of discrimination and whistleblower allegations, and employee mobility issues, including advising on and drafting non-competition, non-solicitation, and confidentiality agreements. Meredith also routinely assists clients in preparing employment agreements, handbooks and policies, and separation agreements.

Additionally, Meredith also assists buyers and sellers, including private equity funds, with employment matters related to an array of corporate transactions.

While earning her law degree from Wake Forest University, she was a member of the Intellectual Property Law Journal.

Meredith is an active member of the Charlotte community, serving on various boards and committees and furthering McGuireWoods’ commitment to service through pro bono work. 

  • Wake Forest University School of Law, JD, Staff Member, Intellectual Property Law Journal, 2009
  • Wake Forest University, BA, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 2006

Member, The Wake Forest Law School Young Alumni Board

  • North Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit
  • 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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Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, Litigation - Labor and Employment, Woodward/White, Inc., 2023

Named to "North Carolina Rising Stars," Employment and Labor, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2014-2019

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