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Ellison F. McCoy

Principal and Office Litigation Manager
Greenville

P 864-672-8049
F 864-235-1381
Ellison.McCoy@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Ellison F. McCoy is a Principal and Litigation Manager in the Greenville, South Carolina, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He is engaged exclusively in the practice of employment law on behalf of management.

Mr. McCoy has represented employers in litigation matters before state and federal administrative agencies and various state and federal trial and appellate courts. During his legal career, Mr. McCoy has handled a wide-variety of employment matters involving claims such as discrimination based on race, sex, national origin, age and disability; sexual and racial harassment; wrongful discharge; retaliation; breach of contract; defamation; covenants not to compete and trade secret violations; and violations of the Family Medical Leave Act. In addition, he has extensive experience counseling clients on compliance issues and litigation avoidance strategies and regularly conducts management training programs on various employment-related topics. Mr. McCoy devotes a significant amount of his practice to assisting employers with disability practice management, particularly including issues arising under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Family and Medical Leave Act.

Prior to joining Jackson Lewis in August 2004, Mr. McCoy spent ten years practicing management-side employment law with a regional labor and employment law firm. Mr. McCoy lives in Greenville with his wife, Jeanne, and three children.

Honors and Recognitions

  • Greenville Magazine, "Legal Elite of the Upstate" (2013 and 2015)
  • Greenville Magazine, "Best & Brightest 35 and Under" (2004)
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Professional Associations and Activities

  • Greenville County Bar Association
  • Leadership Greenville, Class XXXI Graduate
  • South Carolina Bar
  • State Bar of Georgia

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • St. Mary's Catholic School, Advisory Board Member (2007 - present)
  • St. Mary's Classic & Gala, Chairman (2008-2010)

Published Works

  • Labor and Employment Law for South Carolina Lawyers. 3rd ed. NA: South Carolina Bar, 2007. [Co-Author]
  • Labor and Employment Law for South Carolina Lawyers. 2nd ed. SC: South Carolina Bar, 2004. [Co-Author]
  • "The Reauthorization of Exon-Florio: A Battle Between Spurring the U.S. Economy and Protecting National Security," Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law 22.3 (1992) [Author]

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August 15, 2019
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The Best Lawyers in America 2020 Honors Jackson Lewis Attorneys

August 15, 2019

WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 15, 2019) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce more than 210 attorneys throughout the firm’s locations have been recognized in the 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, a publication that has become universally regarded as a definitive... Read More

August 15, 2018
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Jackson Lewis Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019

August 15, 2018

WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 15, 2018) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce more than 200 attorneys throughout the firm’s locations have been named to the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, a publication that has become universally regarded as a definitive guide to legal... Read More

May 3, 2018
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Jackson Lewis and Its Attorneys Recognized in Chambers USA 2018

May 3, 2018

WHITE PLAINS, NY (May 3, 2018) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce the firm and 72 of its attorneys have been recognized in the 2018 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, a prestigious annual guide ranking the leading law firms in the U.S. The firm... Read More

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Employers Beware: SC Abolishes Common-Law Marriage
July 29, 2019

On July 24, 2019, South Carolina joined the ranks of Alabama, Pennsylvania, and others in abolishing future recognition of common law marriages in the state.  The state will continue to recognize all common law marriages in effect before this date, but they will be subject to a higher standard of proof.  On and after July...… Read More

The Essential Role of the Job Description
March 7, 2018

Failure to accommodate claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act frequently stand or fall on a determination of the essential functions of the position at issue. Read More

Timing Is Everything: FMLA Claim Survives Summary Judgment Where Employer Began Auditing Employee’s Records The Day After FMLA Leave Request
November 21, 2017

Employees requesting, currently taking, or just returning from leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) can be terminated for legitimate reasons that are unrelated to their FMLA leave. This point is exemplified by Jennings v. Univ. of N.C., N.C. Ct. App., Case No. Read More