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Angie Davis

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Memphis
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Angie C. Davis is vice chair of the Firm's Labor & Employment Group and partners with clients on all aspects of employment issues.

Featured Experience

Defended a large company in a jury trial for an age discrimination case and saved the company $1.5 million.

The United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit affirmed summary judgment for the defendant in a case involving race discrimination, retaliatory discharge, and mixed motive issues.

Successfully defended casino and won summary judgment motion on all claims filed by plaintiff, a former blackjack dealer who alleged discrimination based on disability and failure to accommodate such disability in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Plaintiff further asserted claims for retaliation and interference with her rights guaranteed under the Family Medical Leave Act.

Professional Biography

Overview

Angie Davis provides business-savvy yet practical advice to clients facing challenging workforce issues involving discipline, termination, and leave issues under the ADA and FMLA.  She also counsels clients through internal or state/ federal investigations involving claims of whistleblowing, harassment, discrimination and wage and hour issues. And, when these challenges turn into litigation, Ms. Davis regularly represents clients in state and federal courts throughout the country as well as before the DOL, EEOC and OSHA.

Ms. Davis assists clients in avoiding litigation by proactively keeping clients handbooks up to date and assists in creating well documented procedures for discipline and discharge including early out retirement programs and reductions in force. Additionally, a large part of Ms. Davis's practice is advising clients in the areas of employee discipline, discharge, pay equity, and leave issues along with general compliance with employment related state and federal laws such as  the Fair Labor Standards Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.

Ms. Davis also spends a considerable amount of her time assisting clients with drafting employment agreements and writing (as well as advising employers as to the enforceability of) non-competes throughout the United States.

Ms. Davis excels in providing efficient, effective and practical advice to clients by recognizing not only the legal requirements, but also business needs and interests. Instead of providing a "yes or no" answer to the employer's situation, she outlines the legal requirements, the risks and benefits associated with compliance or noncompliance and a suggested strategy going forward given the needs of each company.

Representative Matters
  • Defended a large company in a jury trial for an age discrimination case and saved the company $1.5 million.

  • The United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit affirmed summary judgment for the defendant in a case involving race discrimination, retaliatory discharge, and mixed motive issues.
  • Successfully defended casino and won summary judgment motion on all claims filed by plaintiff, a former blackjack dealer who alleged discrimination based on disability and failure to accommodate such disability in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Plaintiff further asserted claims for retaliation and interference with her rights guaranteed under the Family Medical Leave Act.

Professional Honors & Activities
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in Labor and Employment Law since 2011
  • Named the Best Lawyers' 2019 Memphis Employment Law - Management "Lawyer of the Year"
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Listed as a top Employment Law Attorney in Memphis by Memphis Business Quarterly (Winter 2010)
  • Listed in the 2015 edition of Who's Who Legal: Management Labour & Employment
  • Named to Memphis Business Quarterly's Power Players (2010 and 2011)
  • Selected as one of "Top 40 Under 40" by Memphis Business Journal (2009)
  • Listed as top lawyer in Tennessee by Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers in Labor & Employment Law (2016 – 2019)
  • Listed in Mid-South Super Lawyers since 2009
  • Listed as among top 50 female attorneys in the Mid-South by Mid-South Super Lawyers (2011 – 2016)
  • Listed as among top 50 Memphis attorneys and top 100 Tennessee attorneys by Mid-South Super Lawyers (2014, 2016)
  • Listed as a Rising Star by Mid-South Super Lawyers (2008)
  • Member – Tennessee Bar Association Leadership Law Steering Committee (2007 – 2008)
  • Member – Wexler Fund Planning Committee at the National Civil Rights Museum (The Wexler Fund was established to provide an ongoing interactive mechanism that increases the awareness of young people in the inter-relationship of the various branches of government to advance the principles of equality and justice in the fulfillment of the promise of the Civil Rights Act of 1964) (2007 – present)
  • Secretary, Board of Trustees – Creative Aging Mid-South (Creative Aging Mid-South is a non-profit organization that presents high quality, professional arts performances and workshops with local artists in low income nursing homes, retirement communities, senior centers, and adult day care facilities. Programs are in formats responsive to the needs of audiences with cognitive or physical disabilities.) (2005 – 2007)
  • Planning Committee Member – Symposium Celebrating the Opening of the New Home of the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, "Labor and Employment Law Today: Evolution or Revolution?" (February 19, 2009)
  • Planning Committee Member – "2005 CLE Symposium Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Title VII: The Civil Rights Act," University of Memphis (2005)
  • Planning Committee Member – "Executive Level Conference on Diversity in the Work Place" (2005)
  • Committee Member – American Bar Association Outreach to Government Lawyers (2008 – 2009)
  • Board of Trustees – Collierville United Methodist Church (Vice President, 2005 – 2007; Chair, 2008 – present)
  • Public Service Chair – Women in Collierville Community Service Group (2002 – 2006)
  • Member – Memphis, Tennessee and American (Equal Employment Opportunity Committee Member) Bar Associations
  • Member – Association of Women Attorneys
  • Member – DRI
  • Member – Leo Bearman Sr. American Inn of Court
  • Adjunct Professor – Appellate Advocacy/ Moot Court, South Texas College of Law (1999 – 2000)
  • Member – Order of Barristers
  • Recipient – Order of the Lytae
  • New Litigator Group Advisor for Baker Donelson's Memphis Office (The Litigation Associate Advisor works with associates during their first three years of practice, their mentors, local shareholders, and the associates' practice group leaders to advance the associates' professional development. The Advisor conducts group and individual coaching, assists with training on local issues and practice, and helps the associates gain diverse work experience.)
  • Member – Baker Donelson Recruiting Committee (2003 – 2007)
  • Leadership Academy Master's Program, Leadership Development Intensive Class, November 2008  (The Leadership Academy, formerly known as Goals for Memphis, is building on a 25+ year track record of positive community change based on the belief that the most significant catalyst for transformation in Memphis is more and better leaders.)
  • Former Co-Chair of the Nationwide Mentoring Subcommittee of the American Bar Association's Membership Committee (2007 – 2008)
  • Law Clerk for the Honorable Sam Nuchia of the First Court of Appeals in Houston, Texas (1999 – 2000)
Publications
  • "Baker's Dozen: Best Self-Care Tips," Women's Initiative Newsletter (April 2019)
  • "Is Your Institution Immune from the College Admissions Scams? Thorough Self-Audit is the Only Way to Know" (March 2019)
  • "Baker's Dozen: Our Favorite Holiday Traditions," Women's Initiative Newsletter (December 2018)
  • Co-author – "Whose Document is it: Legal Analysis of Employee Self-Help for Use in Litigation and Lawyers' Ethical Responsibilities," authored by Angie Davis and Emma Davis (Baker Donelson), Jon W. Green, Green Savitis, LLC and Ann Marie Vercruysse Welch, Clark Hill PLC (March 2018)
  • "Faulty Issues with No-Fault Attendance Policies" (September 2017)
  • "Baker Donelson Recognizes Commitments to the Advancement of Women in the Profession" (August 25, 2016)
  • "A Win-Win for Everyone," Best Lawyers Business Edition (Spring 2016)
  • "EEO Panel Addresses Mental Health Issues in Legal Profession," Labor and Employment Law, section of Labor and Employment Law American Bar Association (Summer 2015)
  • Co-author – "Developing Trends in Non-Compete Agreements and Other Restrictive Covenants," ABA Journal of Labor & Employment Law (Winter 2015)
  • Co-author – "Top 10 Best Practices for Social Media in LTC," McKnight's (June 2014)
  • "Social Media Policy Considerations for Long Term Care Providers – A Sword or A Shield?," Making a Difference, Baker Donelson Long Term Care Newsletter; re-printed, Senior Housing News (April 2012)
  • Co-author – "Best Practices for Online Employment Applications," Law360 (January 2009)
  • Co-author – "Retaliation – Landmark cases increase number of filings testing law of retaliation," Memphis Business Journal (June 2008)
  • Co-author – "Sex Based Harassment: Workplace Policies for the Legal Profession," American Bar Association in conjunction with the Law Practice Management Section (2007)
  • Contributor – "From the Heart: A Woman's Guide to Living Well With Heart Disease," by Kathy Kastan (chapter on employment issues that women with heart disease face regarding the ADA, COBRA, Unemployment Insurance, Long Term Disability, Short Term Disability and FMLA) (March 2007)
  • "EEOC Focuses on Teen Employees," Baker Donelson Labor & Employment Newsletter (August 2006)
  • Co-author – "Transsexualism, Sex Stereotyping, and PriceWaterHouse v. Hopkins: A Staircase to Paradise or a Slippery Slope," University of Memphis Law Review, Volume 36 Number 1
  • Contributing Author – "EEOC Litigation and Charge Resolution," 2005 Edition
  • Co-author – "Title VII at 40: An Engine for Progress," Memphis Lawyer (March 2005)
  • 2002 – 2003 Contributing Author – "Employment Discrimination Law," 2003 Edition
Speaking Engagements
  • Presenter – "#MeToo: New Era in Sexual Harassment How to Protect Your Business," "Legal Issues Confronting Inside Counsel" seminar (November 2018)
  • Presenter – "Hybrid ADA/ Staffing Cases: A Case Study analyzing new wave of class action lawsuits in which plaintiffs allege that chronic understaffing at long term care facilities violated the provider's duties under the Americans With Disabilities Act," Baker Donelson Long Term Care Symposium (November 8-9, 2018)
  • "Best Practices for Employer Protection Against Theft of Company Data and Trade Secrets" (August 2018)
  • "Harassment in the #MeToo Era, Is Your Company Ready?," LeadingAge Texas Annual Conference, San Antonio, Texas (May 2018)
  • "Whose Document Is it? Possession of Documents in the Digital Age: What are the best Strategies for Employee Self‐Protection and Employer Protection Against Theft and What Are Lawyers' Ethical Responsibilities?," 2018 American Bar Association National Conference on Equal Employment Opportunity Law (March 2018)
  • " Reappraisal of Sexual Harassment in America: Lessons from the Matt Lauer (and Other) Scandals" (January 2018)
  • "Faulty Issues with No-Fault Attendance Policies" (October 2017)
  • "Multi-Generational Workplace: When Values and Perspectives Collide," American Bar Association Section of Labor & Employment Law's 2017 National Conference on Equal Employment Opportunity Law (March 2017)
  • "Take This Job and Shove It: Hot Employment Law Issues in Long Term Care," 2016 LTC Symposium, Nashville, Tennessee (November 2016)
  • "Retention and Production of Electronically-Stored Information," Baker Donelson seminar on legal issues confronting inside counsel (November 2016)
  • "Hot Employment Law Issues for In House Counsel," Memphis, Tennessee (November 2016)
  • "New Year, New EEOC: What They're Up To and How You're Affected (Memphis)" (March 2016)
  • "Supreme Court and Sixth Circuit Update," Labor & Employment Section Year End Seminar, Memphis Bar Association (December 2015)
  • "Legal Issues Confronting Inside Counsel" (November 2015)
  • "Updates on State-Specific Laws for the Multi-State Employer (Memphis)" (August 2015)
  • "Damage Strategies: Recent Developments, Legal Theories and the Role of Expert Witnesses," ABA webinar (December 2013)
  • Management Chair Emeritas – "7th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference," New Orleans, Louisiana (November 2013)
  • "Marketing Your Practice to Secure Business and Recognition," 7th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana (November 2013)
  • "Handling Experts in Employment Litigation," The American Employment Law Council Meeting, Santa Barbara, California (October 2013)
  • Co-author – "Impact of Social Media on Damages in Employment Litigation," ABA EEO National Conference (April 2013)
  • "Where will the Pendulum Stop on Arbitration? ADR and Arbitration Case Law Update," 2012 American Bar Association Annual Meeting (August 2012)
  • "Top Ten Ways to Reduce the Risk of Employment Litigation," Emerging Company Boot Camp (April 2010)
  • "The New New New Thing: Current Topics in Complex FLSA Litigation," American Bar Association National Conference on Equal Employment Opportunity Law, San Antonio, Texas (March 2010)
  • "Wellness Plans, Employer Health Incentives and Rebates, GINA and Other Emerging Benefits Issues," SHRM Memphis Annual Half-Day Legal Seminar (March 2010)
  • "Fair Labor Standards Act," Labor and Employment Law Today: Evolution or Revolution?, The University of Memphis Law Review Symposium (February 2010)
  • Moderator – "Americans with Disabilities Act Update," 2009 Equal Employment Opportunity Committee Mid-Winter Meeting, Orlando, Florida (2009)
  • "Update on revisions to the ADA and FMLA, and other leave issues," SHRM Legal Seminar, Memphis, Tennessee (March 2009)
  • "Employee Selection Procedures in the New Millennium," 2008 American Bar Association Teleconference (August 2008)
  • "Dos and Don'ts of Discipline and Discharge," EEOC Regional Outreach Seminar, Tunica, Mississippi (July 2008)
  • "Leadership and Community Service," Tennessee Bar Association Leadership Law Memphis Program (Panel discussed opportunities for lawyers to fill leadership roles in Community Service) (April 2008)
  • "Employee Selection Procedures in the New Millennium," 2008 American Bar Association Equal Employment Opportunity Committee Mid-Winter Meeting, Tucson, Arizona (2008)
  • "Tools for HR Professionals Including an Interactive Round Table Discussion Using Hypotheticals Involving Race and Color Discrimination," (Invitation-only executive leadership conference introducing a new EEOC program, Eradicating Racism and Colorism from Employment (E-RACE)), Civil Rights Museum, Memphis, Tennessee (April 2008)
  • "Federal Laws Governing Leaves of Absence: FMLA, Pregnancy Discrimination Act, and ADA - practical advice for distinguishing among these legal issues," 2008 National ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law Second Annual CLE Conference, Denver, Colorado (2008)
  • "In House Investigations," Institute of Management Accountants (November 2007)
  • "Conducting Internal Investigations of Workplace Claims," Society of Human Resources Statewide Seminar, Chattanooga, Tennessee (September 2007)
  • "Conducting an Internal Investigation – What practical steps should you take if you receive a charge of discrimination? How should you investigate?," United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Memphis Seminar (August 2007)
  • "Leadership in Government," Tennessee Bar Association Leadership Law Memphis Program (Panel discussed opportunities for lawyers to fill leadership roles in government) (May 2007)
  • Speaker/Moderator – "Analysis of an Investigation, Evidence, Communication and Implementation," 2007 American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law National Conference (2007)
  • "Hot Topics under the FMLA," Tennessee Healthcare Association (March 2007)
  • "What You Can Learn From Paris Hilton About Protecting Client Confidentiality," Baker Donelson Women's Initiative Networking Group Ethics Seminar for In-House Counsel (October 2006)
  • "Employment Class Actions," 2006 American Bar Association National Convention, Honolulu, Hawaii (August 2006)
  • "Ethics and the Perception of Lawyers in Our Society," 2006 American Bar Association Equal Employment Opportunity Committee Mid-Winter Meeting, La Jolla, California (2006)
  • "USERRA," Society for Human Resource Managers Annual Memphis Seminar (2006)
  • "Ethics and the Profession," 2006 Memphis Bar Association CLE (2006)
  • "Top Ten Mistakes Employers Make When Responding to the EEOC," Memphis Area Paralegal Association Luncheon (2006)
  • "The Basics of Employment Law," MBA Program for Engineers, University of Memphis (2006)
  • "Ethical Traps for the Unwary Employment Law Practitioner: The Propriety of Communicating with Current or Former Employee of an Adverse Party," American Bar Association EEO Committee Midwinter Meeting (2005)
  • "How Did Perry Mason Do It? (Effective Cross Examination)," American Bar Association National Meeting (2005)
Press Releases

Education

  • South Texas College of Law, J.D., 1999, magna cum laude
    • Note and comment editor of the South Texas Law Review
    • Member – Varsity Moot Court Team
    • Winner – 1999 American Bar Association National Appellate Advocacy Competition
  • University of Texas, B.A., 1991

Admissions

  • Tennessee, 1999
  • United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 2005

Angie Davis is noted for being 'very knowledgeable about her area and always accessible.' Her practice covers contentious and noncontentious employment work, with expertise across discrimination, wage and hour, harassment and wrongful termination matters.

Angie Davis is praised by clients for 'delivering practical advice' and for her strengths in advising on compliance and regulatory issues. She offers particular expertise in the health care, industrial and educational sectors.

I will always go to Angie for employment.

Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary. a large, agricultural retail distributor

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