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M. Robin Davis

Principal and Office Litigation Manager

P 919-760-6464
F 919-760-6461


M. Robin Davis is a Principal and Office Litigation Manager in the Raleigh, North Carolina, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She represents and provides advice to employers in various employment related matters including discrimination claims, harassment claims, EEOC claims, FLSA and NC wage and hour claims, unemployment claims, workplace violence claims, and enforcement of covenants not to compete.

Ms. Davis is also experienced in assisting employers with drafting and reviewing personnel policies, providing employee training, and employee investigations. Ms. Davis regularly represents employers in both individual and multi-plaintiff litigation in state and federal courts as well as before various state, federal and local agencies. Ms. Davis also advises and represents cities, town, counties, boards and other public and quasi-public agencies throughout the state of North Carolina on employment and personnel matters specific to public/governmental employers, including due process claims, constitutional torts, open meeting laws, public records laws and grievance hearings. Ms. Davis is a certified DRC mediator and serves as a Court appointed and party selected mediator in various cases.

Honors and Recognitions

  • Litigation Counsel of America (2010)
  • North Carolina’s Legal Elite in the field of Employment Law (2008-2013)
  • Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Society
  • Order of Omega

Best Lawyers Award Badge

Professional Associations and Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • DRI, Employment Law & Governmental Liability Committee
  • International Municipal Lawyers Association
  • North Carolina State Bar Association
  • North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys
  • Wake County Bar Association

Published Works

  • "How Tinkerbell's Tryst and Other Tales from Facebook Can Affect You," Business North Carolina Magazine (May 2009) [Co-Author]
  • "The Violent Workplace: Liability and Prevention," Business North Carolina Magazine (June 2007) [Co-Author]
  • "DRI Employment Law Compendium," DRI (January 2012 December 2005) [Co-Author]
  • "Consumer-Credit Law Applies to Employers," Business North Carolina Magazine (June 2005) [Co-Author]
  • "The Fair Credit Reporting Act," DRI for the Defense (March 2005) [Author]

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August 15, 2017
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Best Lawyers in America© Honors Jackson Lewis Attorneys in Its 2018 Edition

August 15, 2017

WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 15, 2017) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce 193 attorneys, were recognized in the 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, a publication that has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. The Best Lawyers lists are... Read More

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April 14, 2016

North Carolina Supreme Court Reiterates Limited Blue Pencil Approach to Overbroad Non-Competes

April 14, 2016

Historically, North Carolina has been in the minority of states in taking the limited “blue pencil” approach to overbroad non-compete agreements — i.e., an overbroad covenant cannot be rewritten. North Carolina courts are limited to striking discrete overbroad provisions of the covenant. A 2014 North Carolina Court of... Read More

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North Carolina Supreme Court Reiterates Limited Blue Pencil Approach to Overbroad Non-Competes
April 22, 2016

M. Robin Davis and Conrad S. Kee have written on the Jackson Lewis website about a recent decision from the North Carolina Supreme Court reversing a court of appeals decision and re-affirming that judges in that state may only apply a limited blue pencil to non-compete agreements. Read More

North Carolina Court of Appeals Directs Trial Court to Rewrite Non-Compete Agreement
August 6, 2014

Take everything you thought you knew about North Carolina’s “blue pencil” doctrine and scribble it out – well, at least as it pertains to non-compete agreements between parties to the sale of a business. Read More