Amy Jenkins has practiced employment law since 1993 and chairs the firm’s employment law practice group. She is a South Carolina Supreme Court Certified Specialist in Labor & Employment Law, as well as a certified mediator. Amy handles all aspects of employment law, including litigation pending in federal and state courts and claims pending with state and federal agencies, including the EEOC, SHAC and DOL. Amy has extensive experience in drafting and evaluating policies, handbooks and contracts, and she regularly conducts training for clients, including anti-harassment training. She helps employers conduct internal compliance audits and routinely counsels clients in matters related to hiring, terminations, wage and hour issues, harassment, discrimination, and retaliation, wrongful discharge, ERISA, non-compete agreements, trade secrets and other issues. Amy is also the co-author of the chapter “Fair Labor Standards Act” included in Labor and Employment Law for South Carolina Lawyers, a book published by the South Carolina Bar.

Amy is married and has two children. She enjoys traveling and cheering on her daughters at their soccer matches.

Practice Areas

  • Employment

Education

  • University of Virginia School of Law (JD)
  • University of New Hampshire Honors Program (BA, magna cum laude)

Professional Memberships

  • South Carolina Bar Association ( Former Chair - Employment and Labor Law Section)
  • South Carolina Supreme Court's Employment and Labor Law Specialization Advisory Board (Member, 2017-2020)
  • Charleston County Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • North Carolina State Bar

Bar Admissions

  • 1996 South Carolina
  • 1993 North Carolina
  • US Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • US District Court for the Districts of South Carolina
  • US District Court, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of North Carolina
  • 2014 United States Supreme Court

Certifications

  • Certified Specialist in Labor & Employment Law
  • Certified Mediator

Awards

Publications

  • Labor and Employment Law for South Carolina Lawyers Co-authored the chapter on the Fair Labor Standards Act; publication available through the South Carolina Bar

Community Involvement

  • Rotary Club of Charleston (Former Board of Director; Past President)