Amy Jenkins brings nearly 30 years of employment law experience to MGC, and chairs the firm’s Employment Law practice group. She 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, as well as EPLI claims. Amy has extensive experience in drafting and evaluating policies, handbooks and contracts, and she regularly conducts trainings for clients, including anti-harassment training. Amy partners with employers to conduct internal compliance audits and routinely counsels clients in matters related to hiring, terminations, wage and hour issues, harassment, discrimination, retaliation, wrongful discharge, non-compete agreements, trade secrets and other issues.

Amy is a South Carolina Supreme Court Certified Specialist in Labor & Employment Law, a Certified Mediator and a Certified Litigation Management Professional through Claims Litigation Management Alliance (CLM). She 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 also invested in the firm’s diversity, equity and inclusion programs, and serves as chair of its Belong @ MGC committee, fostering a firm culture where talented individuals from all walks of life are recruited, empowered, included, respected and rewarded.

Amy is married and has two children. In her spare time, she loves to travel, spend time with family, friends and her four dogs, attend live music events and exercise.

Practice Areas

  • Employment
  • EPLI

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 Employment and Labor Law Specialization Advisory Board (Chair, 2021; Member, 2017-2023)
  • 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 Litigation Management Professional through CLM
  • Certified Specialist in Labor & Employment Law
  • Certified Mediator

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, 1999-2018)