Harvard Law School, J.D., 2000; Harvard Society for Law and Ethics
Duke University, B.A., summa cum laude, 1997
Angie Vincent-Hamacher’s practice is focused on employment counseling, employment litigation and alternative dispute resolution. She routinely counsels clients on a wide range of employment issues, including federal and state employment law compliance, policy development and implementation, new hire processes and background checks, employment agreements, restrictive covenants, employee discipline, leaves of absence, terminations, severance agreements, reductions-in-force, business reorganizations, disability accommodations, wage and hour issues, commission and bonus plans, and other day-to-day employment and human resources issues. With her extensive experience counseling employers, Angie assists clients in implementing effective strategies to minimize their litigation risk and optimize overall business and employee productivity. She also represents management and executives in employment litigation in state and federal courts. Angie co-chairs the firm's Employment and Labor Practice Group.
Angie routinely assists employers in conducting internal investigations of employee complaints and providing preventative training to managers and employees on topics such as anti-harassment and anti-discrimination. Additionally, she regularly handles matters and investigations by administrative agencies, such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, various state and local deferral agencies, the U.S. Department of Labor and the North Carolina Department of Labor.
Angie is a certified Superior Court mediator and serves as an effective third-party mediator for parties in employment disputes both prior to and during litigation. She facilitates settlements and assists parties in resolving conflicts amicably without incurring the significant time and expense that may often be associated with protracted litigation.
Honors & Awards
- North Carolina Super Lawyers, Top 50 Women North Carolina Super Lawyer, 2015; employment and labor, 2014-16; North Carolina Rising Star, 2009-11, 2013
- Woodward/White, Inc., The Best Lawyers in America, litigation - labor and employment, 2013-16
- North Carolina Bar Association, Citizen Lawyer Award, 2015
- North Carolina Lawyers Weekly, Leaders in the Law Award, Honoree, 2014
- Charlotte Business Journal, Charlotte’s Forty Under 40, 2010
- Benchmark Litigation, Future Star, litigation, 2010-12
Represented a manufacturer in federal court action alleging national origin discrimination and retaliation. Brown v. Springs Industries, Inc., 2007 WL 858955 (D. S.C. March 19, 2007) (summary judgment).
Represented a financial institution in federal court in ERISA action for pension benefits. McRae v. Rogosin Converters, Inc., et al., 301 F.Supp.2d 471 (M.D.N.C. 2004) (dismissal at pleadings stage).
Secured summary judgment for a clothing retailer in sexual harassment action in federal court.
Represented a hospital in a federal court action by a physician alleging that her hospital staff privileges were terminated because of her race and that she was subject to hostile and discriminatory treatment (summary judgment, including attorney’s fees).
Represented a restaurant in an action alleging race discrimination, retaliation in violation of Title VII and wrongful discharge under North Carolina law. Mosley v. Bojangles’ Restaurants, Inc., 2004 WL 727033 (M.D.N.C. March 30, 2004) (summary judgment).
Represented a financial institution in federal court action for benefits under employer’s severance plans.
Represented companies and executives relating to the negotiation and finalization of employment contracts and severance agreements.
Represented a municipality in action alleging wrongful discharge and retaliation in violation of free speech provisions of North Carolina constitution. Cole v. City of Charlotte, 2012 N.C. App. LEXIS 479, 723 S.E.2d 584 (April 3, 2012) (affirming summary judgment).
Represented a financial institution in federal court in ERISA action arising from denial of benefits under employer’s short and long-term disability plans.
Represented clients in matters pertaining to wrongful discharge in violation of public policies of state of North Carolina.
Secured summary judgment for restaurant in state court action alleging retaliation in violation of the North Carolina Retaliatory Employment Discrimination Act.
Negotiated favorable settlement for municipality in collective action under the Fair Labor Standards Act in federal court.
Represents clients in matters pertaining to violation of the North Carolina Wage and Hour Act.
Represents clients in matters pertaining to violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act, including allegations of failure to reasonably accommodate.
Represents clients in matters pertaining to age discrimination in violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.
Represents clients in matters pertaining to race and national origin discrimination in violation of Title VII.
Represented single and multiple employers in cases alleging sexual harassment and gender discrimination in violation of Title VII and state laws. Cramer v. Bojangles’ Restaurants, Inc., 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 29237 (N.D. Ga. Feb. 8, 2012), 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 29245 (N.D. Ga. March 6, 2012) (summary judgment); Lambert v. Mecklenburg County, 2006 WL 2620307 (W.D.N.C. Sept. 12, 2006) (summary judgment).
News & Events
- Jan. 27, 2016
- Aug. 18, 2015
- June 30, 2015
- Feb. 12, 2015
- Jan. 21, 2015
- Sept. 23, 2014
- Firm Topped North Carolina Rankings in Eight Practice AreasAug. 19, 2014
- Jan. 21, 2014
- Aug. 15, 2013
- Six Shareholders Among State’s Top 100 Attorneys, Two in Top 10Jan. 18, 2013
- Aug. 23, 2012
- Charlotte-based Firm Has More Ranked Lawyers Than Any Other North Carolina FirmNov. 16, 2011
- Seven Shareholders Included Among State’s Top 100 Attorneys, Two in the Top 10Jan. 21, 2011
- Oct. 19, 2010
- Robinson Bradshaw Attorney Appointed to South Carolina State Advisory Committee by U.S. Commission on Civil RightsSept. 21, 2010
- March 26, 2010
- Forty-Six Robinson Bradshaw Attorneys Named North Carolina Super Lawyers, North Carolina Rising Stars for 2010Jan. 28, 2010
- Jan. 23, 2009
- North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission, Superior Court Certified Mediator, 2008-present
- Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, General Counsel to Executive Committee, 2014-present
- U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, South Carolina State Advisory Committee, 2010-present
- American Bar Association, Labor and Employment, Litigation, and Dispute Resolution Sections
- North Carolina Bar Association, Labor and Employment and Dispute Resolution Sections
- Mecklenburg County Bar, Member
- Society of Human Resource Management
- Carolinas HealthCare System, Board of Commissioners, 2014-present; Board of Advisors, 2010-13
- Crisis Assistance Ministry, Board of Directors, 2010-15
- The Center for Community Transitions, Inc. (formerly ECO, Inc.), Board of Directors, 2006-15; Personnel Committee Chair, 2008-15
- Charlotte Emergency Housing; Board of Directors, 2005-11; Human Resources Committee Chair, 2008-11; Executive Committee Member, 2008-11
- Leadership Charlotte, Class 29