North Carolina Central University, J.D., summa cum laude, 2017; Articles and Publications Editor, North Carolina Central Law Review
North Carolina State University, M.S., 2012
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A., 2007
Gabe Wright advises and represents companies and educational institutions in complex disputes. He has a broad range of litigation experience in state and federal courts, including matters involving employment and labor issues, contractual disagreements, unfair and deceptive trade practices, breach of fiduciary duties, misappropriation of trade secrets and discrimination complaints. Gabe also has experience conducting internal investigations.
In addition, Gabe maintains an active pro bono practice focused on representing indigent individuals in landlord-tenant disputes.
Represents employers in multiple putative collective actions asserting violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Represented restaurant chain in federal Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division audit resulting in employer paying only back wages with no civil monetary penalties imposed.
Secured temporary restraining order in state court and preliminary injunction in federal court enforcing noncompetition agreement for logistics client that prohibited a former manager from working for a direct competitor and disclosing confidential company information.
Obtained dismissal of Fair Labor Standards Act claims against employer. Beasley v. Bojangles’ Restaurants, 1:17CV255 (M.D.N.C. 2018).
Secured dismissal of action alleging race discrimination against employer. Lawrence v. Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America, 2018 WL 4186417 (W.D.N.C. 2018).
Represented largest health care provider in the Carolinas in securing denial of preliminary injunctive relief in action brought by public company related to $100 million anesthesiology contract.
Conducted investigation for corporate client in the health care industry into allegations of sexual harassment and discrimination by the corporation's then-executive director. Investigation resulted in the executive director's departure from the company without the filing of litigation by any party.
Successfully defended a national gas distributor against claims in federal court alleging unfair business practices and related claims. The case settled on very favorable terms while our client’s motion for summary judgment was pending.
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- National Employment Law Council, Academy Fellow, 2019
- John S. Leary Association of Black Attorneys, Co-Vice Chair