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Henry W. Frampton IV
Hal Frampton concentrates his practice in employment and litigation matters. He regularly assists employers with all aspects of the employment relationship, from structuring hiring practices, compensation arrangements, and non-competition/confidentiality protections on the front end, to counseling on harassment, leave and disability issues during the employment relationship, to handling sensitive terminations, severance agreements, and reductions in force on the back end. In addition, he has litigated claims involving all major state and federal employment statutes. He also regularly litigates claims arising from the departure of sensitive employees, including claims involving non-competes, trade secrets, unfair competition, and other forms of intellectual property.
Hal has significant experience advising health care clients on the interaction between employment law and health care fraud and abuse law, and he regularly assists physicians, physician practices, and health care institutions with structuring employment and independent contractor relationships in an advantageous and appropriate manner.
Hal also litigates a wide variety of disputes, including intellectual property claims, general commercial disputes, real estate and foreclosure matters, and professional liability claims.
While in law school, Hal served as Managing Editor of the Yale Journal of International Law. He has served as a law clerk to the Honorable Thomas L. Ambro of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and to the Honorable Louis H. Pollak of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
- Obtaining summary judgment in numerous Title VII, ADA, FMLA, ADEA, breach of contract and similar employment disputes
- Obtaining complete dismissal of FLSA collective action against health care institution before any discovery
- Prosecuting and defending against preliminary injunction motions in trade secret and unfair competition matters
- Counseling many large-scale reductions in force and assisting the employer with avoiding disparate impact claims
- Drafting numerous complex employment agreements with executives, physicians and other highly compensated employees
- Counseling sensitive terminations and negotiating favorable severance agreements
- Performing employment-related diligence for mergers and acquisitions of public companies
- Obtaining favorable decisions from the EEOC, the U.S. Department of Labor, the National Labor Relations Board, the South Carolina Human Affairs Commission and the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation in a wide variety of employment-related proceedings
- Graduate, Leadership South Carolina (2016)
- Graduate, Diversity Leaders Initiative, Furman University (2011)
- Named, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Labor & Employment (2016-2017)
- Listed, South Carolina Super Lawyers®, Employment Litigation: Defense (2014-2017)
- "Super Lawyers Rising Stars," Employment Litigation: Defense (2014-2017)
- Awarded, Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating*
*AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent®, and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used under in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.
- Presenter, McNair Employment and Labor Breakfast Series (2014-present)
- Critical Issues in Wage and Hour Law, Fundamentals of Employment Law Seminar, February 2013
- ADA Updates and Interaction with FMLA, Fundamentals of Employment Law Seminar, February 2013
- How to Get Ready for the Tsunami of New Overtime Claims, with J.Walker Coleman, IV, published in South Carolina Corporate Counsel Newsletter, August 2012
- Seminar on ADA and FMLA Issues and Traps, given to client's executive management, March 2011
- Labor Climate Outlook, Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, 2011
- Post-Trial Motions in Employment Litigation, in DRI Employment Law Trial Tactics, with J. Walker Coleman, IV, 2010