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 compelled FLSA arbitrations on a national scale, Ben has an accomplished litigation track record spanning jurisdictions across the country.
In addition to his litigation practice, Ben serves as general employment counsel for a number of clients, giving him a practical business perspective at times missing in external counsel. His ultimate focus is on serving as a fully-integrated business partner to each of his clients, with an eye toward understanding employment issues from the client’s perspective and affirmatively bringing value to each client’s bottom line.
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, and West Virginia, along with federal employment lawsuits in the following jurisdictions: 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, and Eleventh Circuits.
Ben received a “Preeminent” AV-rating by Martindale-Hubbell, was named a Super Lawyers “Rising Star” for eight consecutive years and deemed an “Acritas Star” for 2018 and 2019, 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, Workplace Strategies, the North Carolina Bar Association, North Carolina SHRM, and various local ACC Chapters.