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Stephanie E. Lewis

Office Managing Principal
Greenville

P 864-672-8048
F 804-235-1381
Stephanie.Lewis@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Stephanie E. Lewis is the Office Managing Principal of the Greenville, South Carolina, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She is the Co-Chair of the Pay Equity Resource Group. Ms. Lewis represents employers in employment litigation and advises clients on preventive practices and policies to avoid litigation.

Ms. Lewis has handled all aspects of employment law but focuses on sexual harassment, pay discrimination, and disability discrimination issues in the automotive, manufacturing, retail, and pharmaceutical industries. She regularly presents on employment-related topics to Bar and industry groups.

Ms. Lewis served as a law clerk for Karen Johnson Williams of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals and Patrick Michael Duffy of the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina.

While attending law school, she served as Articles Editor of the North Carolina Law Review and received the James E. and Carolyn B. Davis Award for Character and Service.

Honors and Recognitions

  • South Carolina Lawyers Weekly’s 2015 Leadership in Law Honoree
  • Greenville Business Magazine, "Legal Elite" (2013-2015, 2018)
  • Rotary Club of Greenville, Rotarian of the Year (2015)
  • Jefferson Award for Public Service, Nominee (2007)
  • South Carolina Bar, Pro Bono Attorney of the Year (2006)
USA Chambers 2018 - Stephanie E. Lewis
Best Lawyers Award Badge
Martindale-Hubbell

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Federal Bar Association, South Carolina Chapter, Past President and Board Member
  • Rotary Club of Greenville, Immediate Past President
  • South Carolina Bar, Labor & Employment Section, Immediate Past Chair and Council Member

 

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • Crisis Ministries, Board Member (2005-2007)
  • Crisis Ministries Legal Clinic, Co-Founder
  • Leadership Greenville Graduate, Class 36
  • Rotary Club of Greenville, President-Nominee
  • United Ministries, Board Member (2007)
  • Women’s Leadership Institute Graduate (2015)
  • Greenville County Bar Pro Bono Foundation Board, Chair

Published Works

  • EEOC Enforcement Procedures: South Carolina Employment Law Handbook (4th ed. 2011)
  • "Inside the Judge's Chambers: A Profile of Judge P. Michael Duffy District Court Judge for the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina," The South Carolina Defense Line (Spring 2005) [Author]
  • "Campbell v. Louisiana: Rethinking Access and Remedy for Claims of Discrimination in Jury Selection," 77 N.C.L. Rev. 1557 (1999) [Author]
  • "O'Brien v. O'Brien: The Changing Nature of Property Distribution in North Carolina," 77 N.C.L.Rev. 2280 (January 1999) [Author]

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March 5, 2019
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Stephanie Lewis Comments on Implications of U.S. Supreme Court Vacating and Remanding Ninth Circuit's Decision in Equal Pay Case

March 5, 2019

Stephanie Lewis comments on the implications of the Supreme Court’s decision to remand the Ninth Circuit’s pay bias decision in "Federal courts still split on employers asking salary history questions," published by Business Insurance. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

February 27, 2019
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Jackson Lewis Continues to Strengthen Employee Benefits Practice with Addition of C. John Wentzell, Jr.

February 27, 2019

GREENVILLE, SC (February 27, 2019) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce C. John Wentzell, Jr. has joined the firm’s expanding Employee Benefits practice as a Principal in the Greenville office. Mr. Wentzell joins the firm from Ogletree Deakins where he focused his practice on... Read More

August 28, 2018
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Jackson Lewis Strengthens Employee Benefits Practice with Addition of Suzanne G. Odom

August 28, 2018

GREENVILLE, SC (August 28, 2018) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce Suzanne G. Odom has joined the firm’s Greenville office as a Principal. Ms. Odom joins the firm from Nexsen Pruet, where she focused her practice on ERISA, employee benefits and executive compensation. "Sue... Read More

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Rethinking Pay Equity: Overcoming the Impact of Prior Salary Information

March 12, 2019

This is the first in our four-part series titled “Rethinking Pay Equity,” a special series of legal alerts aimed at providing practical guidance to help employers address the many new rules, regulations, and best practices around equal pay in preparation for Equal Pay Day 2019. The series will culminate with a unique, complimentary... Read More

February 14, 2019

Rumors and Gossip in Workplace Can Create Employer Liability for Harassment, Fourth Circuit Holds

February 14, 2019

Employers may be liable under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act for failing to effectively address and stop gossip and rumors of an alleged sexual relationship between a female employee and a male supervisor, the federal appeals court in Richmond has held. Parker v. Reema Consulting Servs., No. 18-1206 (4th Cir. Feb. 8, 2019). This is... Read More

July 23, 2018

South Carolina Issues New Pregnancy Accommodations FAQs and Anti-Discrimination Poster

July 23, 2018

The South Carolina Human Affairs Commission (SCHAC) has published Frequently Asked Questions on the new state Pregnancy Accommodations Act. It also has published a new anti-discrimination poster that includes provisions required under the Act. The Act amends the South Carolina Human Affairs Law to require employers with at least 15... Read More

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Equal Pay Day is April 2, 2019. Are You Ready?
March 12, 2019

The Jackson Lewis Pay Equity Resource Group is pleased to announce a special series to help employers prepare for Equal Pay Day. Read More

Federal Judge Reinstates EEOC Pay Data Collection, Effective Immediately
March 5, 2019

A U.S. District Judge for the District of Columbia vacated the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) stay of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) revised EEO-1 form and the September 15, 2017, Federal Register Notice implementing the stay (Staying the Effectiveness of the EEO-1 Pay Data Collection, 82 Fed. Reg. 43362). Read More

Philadelphia’s Salary History Inquiry Ban Violates the First Amendment, Federal Court Rules
May 3, 2018

Philadelphia’s ban on salary history inquiries violates the First Amendment, a federal district court in Philadelphia has ruled in a 54-page opinion. The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia v. City of Philadelphia et al., No. 17-1548 (Apr. 30, 2018). Read More