About Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard, LLP
With three offices in North Carolina, Brooks Pierce is a go-to law firm in the Tarheel state. Boasting a stand-out litigation practice, the firm is also known for its bankruptcy, corporate, employment, and environmental practices.
Founded at the end of the 19th century, Brooks Pierce is a mainstay in the North Carolina legal world. The firm embraces a generalist model through which lawyers are not pinned down to one specific practice. The firm touts autonomy as one of its values and offers its lawyers freedom to explore practices and even change their focus over time. This approach is coupled with a flat structure that eschews hierarchy in favor of teamwork and collaboration.
You Need It? They’ve Got It
Working in dozens of practices across more than 20 industries, Brooks Pierce is truly a full-service firm. The firm represents a range of clients—from local North Carolina names to large, international companies—including ABC Television Affiliates Association; Cisco Systems, Inc.; Coastal Federal Credit Union; Hearst Television; Houghlin Mifflin Harcourt; Lionel LLC; National Association of Broadcasters; NC Bankers Association; NC Governor’s Office; Tesla Motors; Scripps Media; Spectrum; The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company; and the University of North Carolina.
The firm shines in the litigation realm and has been named “North Carolina Law Firm of the Year” multiple times by Benchmark Litigation. Its work in commercial litigation has also been recognized by the likes of U.S. News & World Report – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” and Chambers USA (North Carolina region). Brooks Pierce litigators work in such areas as antitrust, appellate, class actions, complex business litigation, construction, IP, North Carolina Business Court, professional liability, and more.
The firm has a bustling employment practice, assisting clients with employment policy development, employment agreements, discrimination claims and other forms of litigation, wage and hour issues, and employee discipline, among other areas. In the environmental law area, the firm has experience assisting clients with compliance and investigations, transactional matters, permits and authorizations, toxic tort litigation, health and safety matters, and much more. The firm is also adept at assisting clients with complex transactional matters, including M&A, financing, and securities.
Brooks Pierce is committed to the growth and development of its women lawyers. Its Women’s Success Task Force focuses on goal setting and relationship building to promote professional development for women lawyers in the firm.
230 North Elm Street
2000 Renaissance Plaza
Greensboro, NC 27401
Phone: (336) 373-8850
Managing Partner: Reid Phillips
Total No. Attorneys 2020:
100 - 150
No. of U.S. Offices: 3
No. of International Offices: 0
Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights
Business & Corporate
Governmental Relations & Public Policy
International & Cross-Border
Media, Publishing, & Communications
Mergers & Acquisitions
Trusts & Estates
White Collar Defense & Investigations
*See firm website for complete list of departments and practices