Paul Holscher is a shareholder in the Raleigh office of Ogletree Deakins. He is a native of North Carolina and has been helping employers prevent and resolve disputes with their employees for more than 16 years.
Paul works with clients to reduce risk and minimize legal costs by giving advice on difficult personnel decisions before litigation ensues. If litigation is unavoidable, he helps employers protect their assets and reputations by vigorously and efficiently defending them from administrative charges and lawsuits.
Paul frequently advises employers on legal compliance with North Carolina workplace law, as well as Title VII, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans With Disabilities Act, the National Labor Relations Act and other applicable laws and regulations. He has defended against dozens of employment-based lawsuits for employers in a variety of industries, including claims brought against numerous health care clients. Paul’s litigation experience includes defending against claims arising out of Title III of the Americans With Disabilities Act. Paul’s advice and counsel practice also consists of assisting in workplace investigations, reviewing Employee Handbooks and workplace policies, advising employers on reductions in force and counseling clients on the performance management issues.
Paul has given 53 presentations to management and various human resources groups. His presentations focus on implementing practical approaches to resolve workplace issues and to foster a productive work environment. Paul provides training to management and human resources professionals.
Paul’s work experience includes a stint as a staff assistant for Congressman Walter B. Jones in Washington, D.C.
Prior to law school, Paul hiked more than 1,200 miles of the Appalachian Trail, starting his five-month journey in Springer Mountain, Georgia, and ending at the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area in New Jersey.
Paul resides in Raleigh with his wife, Ingrid, and two young sons, JT and Harry. In 2016 and 2017, Paul participated in the Blue Ridge Relay, a 209-mile relay race that takes place in the mountains of Virginia and North Carolina. Paul is an avid tennis player and has won multiple USTA NC State Championships. In addition to tennis, in his free time Paul enjoys fly fishing and numerous other outdoor pursuits.