Benjamin R. Holland

Shareholder || Charlotte

Ben Holland is a results-oriented employment lawyer maintaining a national practice.

As a litigator, Ben is both aggressive and well-versed in virtually every aspect of employment litigation. From serving as first-chair trial counsel in bet-the-company litigation to defending high-profile class and collective actions to managing portfolios of wage and hour arbitrations on a national scale, Ben has an accomplished litigation track record spanning jurisdictions across the country. Ben is also regularly brought in as trial counsel for colleagues across the country in high stakes litigation.

In addition to his litigation practice, Ben serves as national employment counsel for a number of clients. In that capacity, Ben partners with clients to not only ensure the best possible workplace environment for their employees, but also to address and eliminate potential areas of liability prior to the advent of litigation. Ben is proud to count some of the most employee-friendly companies in the country as clients.

As a truly national partner to his clients, Ben has handled lawsuits in a number of jurisdictions, including the state courts of North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Louisiana, New Mexico and West Virginia, along with federal employment lawsuits in the Southern District of New York; the Western, Middle, and Eastern Districts of North Carolina; the District of Arizona; the District of New Mexico; the District of South Carolina; the Eastern and Western Districts of Tennessee; the Northern, Southern, and Middle Districts of Georgia; the Northern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas; the Western District of Louisiana; the District of Connecticut; and the Northern District of California. He has also successfully handled appeals before the United States Courts of Appeals for the Second, Fourth, Fifth and Eleventh Circuits.

Ben is rated “Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell, is listed in Best Lawyers in America, was named a Super Lawyers “Rising Star” for eight consecutive years and deemed an “Acritas Star” since 2018, a designation solely determined by senior in-house counsel at organizations with revenues of $50 million and above.

Ben is regularly requested as a speaker on employment law issues in forums across the country, to include the American Bar Association, the North Carolina Bar Association, North Carolina SHRM, and various local ACC Chapters.

Personally, Ben is a fan of his daughters’ sports teams and participates in ultra-marathon open water swimming, qualifying to swim the English Channel in 2019.

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Professional Highlights:


Admittance to Practice

Professional Activities

  • Board of Directors, Parkinson Association of the Carolinas (2007-2013)
  • Board of Directors, Charlotte Area SHRM (2013)
  • Board of Directors, United States Masters Swimming, North Carolina LMSC (2013)
  • Charlotte Chamber Leadership School (2005)


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