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Parker Poe Receives JD Supra 2017 Readers' Choice Awards; Second Consecutive Year With Winning Authors

  • March 21, 2017

Charlotte, NC – Parker Poe, a business law firm with seven offices across the Southeast, today announced its receipt of JD Supra’s Readers’ Choice Awards for the second straight year. JD Supra, an online resource that delivers need-to-know legal and business content, has awarded Parker Poe attorneys for their writing and article contributions. Jonathan Crotty, Doug Harmon and Michel Vanesse won JD Supra 2017 Readers’ Choice Awards on Monday, March 20. The attorneys were recognized for thought leadership on key, cross-industry topics and for excellent reach with readers in a specific industry.

Mr. Harmon, Mr. Vanesse and Mr. Crotty were selected out of more than 40,000 authors whose work is showcased through JD Supra’s daily emails, social feeds and online platforms. The 2017 Readers’ Choice Awards reflect a thorough review into JD Supra’s 2016 reader data, studying visibility among readers within and across industries. Mr. Harmon, Mr. Vanesse and Mr. Crotty are well-respected, dependable resources for analysis and understanding of their fields.

Mr. Vanesse and Mr. Crotty, partners in Parker Poe’s Charlotte office, were named top authors on employer liability issues for the second consecutive year. Mr. Vanesse advises clients on all aspects of employee benefits and executive compensation. He has represented public and privately held companies, nonprofits and governmental organizations. Mr. Crotty leads Parker Poe’s Employment & Benefits group. He has solved problems for large and small employers in the Carolinas and beyond for more than two decades.

Mr. Crotty was also recognized as a top author in the retail industry for two consecutive years. Joining him as a top author in that industry for 2017 is Doug Harmon, also a partner in Parker Poe’s Charlotte office. Mr. Harmon has more than 30 years of experience representing domestic and international clients in a range of industries, including retail, financial services and energy. He leads the firm’s Securities & Corporate Governance group, as well as its Public Company Growth & Compliance group.

Mr. Harmon authors a blog and monthly email digest for the Public Company Growth and Compliance group called Doug’s Note which is a resource for public companies on emerging issues related to capital markets, governance, risk and compliance. Mr. Crotty and Mr. Vanesse write EmployNews, a weekly bulletin that has highlighted the latest developments in employment and benefits law for more than 18 years.

You can find examples of their writing on JD Supra here: Jonathan Crotty, Michel Vanesse and Doug Harmon.

About JD Supra

JD Supra delivers need-to-know legal and business content to professionals in all industries in daily email digests, via more than 100 proprietary social feeds, on mobile platforms, to partner websites, and as news across the web. Through the innovative use of technology and curated audiences, JD Supra connects over 40,000 professionals writing on important topics to C-suite executives, in-house counsel, and media members concerned with matters impacting business today. JD Supra also provides firms with competitive insights and market intelligence derived from the thousands of articles being read daily across the platform. For more information, visit

About Parker Poe

Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP has approximately 200 lawyers in seven offices located in major markets across North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. The firm provides legal counsel to large commercial and public organizations on litigation, corporate and regulatory matters.

Parker Poe is a member of TerraLex, one of the world’s leading international legal networks. With 155 member law firms and 19,000 attorneys in 100 countries, TerraLex members provide the legal resources and expertise needed to conduct seamless business worldwide.