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Maureen M. Zyglis

Raleigh | 919.835.4664
Fax | 919.834.4564

Maureen McDonald Zyglis defends employers against claims of discrimination in front of state and federal agencies and courts. She advises on all aspects of employment law compliance, including interpretation of the ADA, FMLA, implementation of social media policies, and assistance with contract disputes. Maureen also assists employers in internal investigations. She has significant experience handling sensitive employment issues, including claims of sexual harassment.

In addition, Maureen handles campus investigations and conducts training for colleges and universities with regard to Title IX obligations. She has experience counseling higher education institutions in the drafting, revision, and application of Title IX policies and procedures, and she has trained institutions’ employees on those procedures.

Maureen brings broad knowledge and experience in business to her law practice. Prior to pursuing her law degree and MBA, she worked as a project manager for a small, startup telecommunications company in Ohio. She then went on to work for a large international corporation in Texas focusing on customer service and human resources policy development. Her wide range of experience with people at all levels of business has allowed her to gain an understanding of the interplay between business and the law, as well as an ability to bring effective and comprehensive representation to her clients.

Prior to joining Parker Poe, Maureen engaged in a varied civil litigation practice. In addition to employment litigation, she has experience handling premises liability litigation, personal injury litigation, and construction litigation.

Representative Experience

  • Represented employers in front of the EEOC, federal and state Departments of Labor, and in state and federal courts.
  • Directed investigation of facts, allegations, and defenses to employment matters.
  • Counseled employers on implementation of policies and procedures to manage risk and comply with changing laws and regulations.
  • Conducted investigations into allegations of Title IX violations at colleges and universities. 
  • Advised higher education institutions in the drafting, revision, and application of Title IX policies and procedures.
  • Provided Title IX investigation and hearing officer training to colleges and universities. 
  • Successfully litigated civil matters, handling depositions, oral arguments, and trials.
  • Managed comprehensive document preservation and review.

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Honors & Awards

  • Business North Carolina magazine's "Legal Elite" in Employment Law, 2021


  • Communities in Schools of Wake County, Board of Directors, 2018-present; Human Resources Committee, Chair, 2019-present
  • 10th Judicial District/Wake County Bar, Professionalism Committee, 2012-present
  • North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys, Employment Law Group, Chair, 2020-2021, Vice Chair, 2019-2020
  • Raleigh Jaycees, Board Member; Legal Counsel; 2012-2015
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • Wake County Bar Association
  • 10th Judicial District