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Jennifer K. Dunlap

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From employment to business disputes, Jenni Dunlap is a versatile litigator and advisor who focuses on getting her clients what they need in order to get back to business. Jenni handles employment and business disputes in federal and state courts for clients in the banking, utility, manufacturing, and health care industries. Named a South Carolina Super Lawyer's Rising Star in employment litigation defense for the past two years, Jenni is a no-nonsense litigator and counselor for businesses who want straightforward and practical advice consistent with their big picture goals.

Jenni's clients benefit from the variety of cases she has handled. By working with clients in a broad range of industries, Jenni knows that every case and every client is unique. She takes a tailored and results-oriented approach for each case in order to fit each client's desired outcome.

After graduating from Vanderbilt University School of Law in 2000 where she was a Managing Editor of the Vanderbilt Law Review, Jenni practiced law for two large international law firms in Atlanta. While in Atlanta, Jenni focused on a wide array of employment and tort matters, as well as working on high-profile class action lawsuits. Since moving to South Carolina in 2006, Jenni has continued to handle employment matters in addition to representing clients in general business, unfair trade practices and tort lawsuits.

Featured Experience

  • Regularly defends employers in collective and class action lawsuits involving alleged violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act and local wage and hour laws
  • Served as primary counsel in South Carolina for large international bank on numerous employment matters involving allegations of wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, and retaliation for whistleblower activities
  • Defended high-profile multi-plaintiff litigation involving tort and contract issues for large international bank
  • Defends and prosecutes cases involving alleged unfair practices, including theft of trade secrets and violations of restrictive covenants
  • Represents clients in EEOC proceedings, federal and state court involving all aspects arising out of an employment relationship, including allegations of race, sex, national origin, age, military status, and disability discrimination, as well as wage and hour class actions, and lawsuits involving claims for wrongful discharge, retaliation, breach of contract, and infliction of emotional distress
  • Advises employers on specific personnel actions such as hiring, evaluations, discipline and terminations; drafts employee handbooks, employee agreements, separation agreements and non-competition agreements; and provides supervisor, management and human resources training

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Honors & Awards

  • Charleston Regional Business Journal’s 40 under 40, 2013
  • South Carolina Super Lawyers Rising Star in Employment Litigation: Defense, 2012-2015
  • Phi Beta Kappa