GaffneyLewis is proud to be the Production Sponsor of “Satchmo at the Waldorf”

GaffneyLewis is proud to be the Production Sponsor of PURE Theatre’s virtual production of, “Satchmo at the Waldorf,” streaming on demand from December 17 through January 2.

It’s 1971, and the greatest trumpet player in the world has just finished a set at the Waldorf Astoria in New York. Now at the end of his career, Louis Armstrong reflects back on his life and the ever-evolving struggle to live with dignity as a Black musician in a White world. Based on the 2009 biography written by playwright Terry Teachout, Satchmo at the Waldorf is an intimate exploration of Armstrong’s life, legacy, and—above all—jazz.

Since 2003, the ensemble actors of Charleston’s acclaimed PURE Theatre have built a solid reputation for artistic excellence in provocative contemporary theatre. The 20 professional actors comprising the Core Ensemble are the soul of PURE’s work. Serving a sophisticated and diverse audience with a taste for new work, PURE presents a compelling six-play season between August and June. Endeavoring annually to outdo what was accomplished in years past, PURE continually makes three promises to its audience:

  • To always tell a story worth listening to
  • To only pursue excellence
  • To always gift the audience something to talk about

The company has been lauded for coupling artistic risk-taking with a passionate commitment to addressing the important and often hilarious challenges of being human in the world today, yesterday, and tomorrow.

See the PURE website: www.puretheatre.org for details about the production and tickets.

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GaffneyLewis Expands Charleston Office with Addition of New Attorney

November 2, 2020 – GaffneyLewis LLC is pleased to announce that Emmanuel Ferguson has joined the firm as an attorney in the firm’s Charleston office.

In addition to private practice experience, Ferguson served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Charleston location of the United States Attorney’s Office where he litigated cases before the U.S. District court judges and juries. Ferguson worked as an assistant solicitor in the Charleston County Solicitor’s Office, and he was recently appointed by Charleston City Council as a municipal judge. Ferguson is a graduate of the College of Charleston and the Charleston School of Law.

“We are so pleased to have Emmanuel join the firm and know that he will be an asset to our team and our clients,” said Robert Blain, managing partner of the Charleston office.

Ferguson will focus his practice in the areas of tort law and personal injury, primarily representing businesses in cases across the state of South Carolina.

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Three Partners Named to The Best Lawyers in America® 2021

Three GaffneyLewis LLC Partners Named to The Best Lawyers in America® 2021

GaffneyLewis LLC is pleased to announce that partners Amy L. Gaffney, Regina Hollins Lewis, and Randi Lynn Roberts have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America©2021.

Recognition by practice areas include:

Amy Gaffney (since 2012)

  • Employment Law – Individuals
  • Employment Law – Management
  • Litigation – Labor and Employment

Regina Hollins Lewis

  • Mediation

Randi Lynn Roberts

  • Commercial Litigation

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. For the 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, 9.4 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in more than 67,000 leading lawyers being included in the new edition.

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2020 Legal Elite of the Midlands

Columbia, SC (August 4, 2020) – Two attorneys from the law firm of GaffneyLewis, LLC have been included in the 2020 Legal Elite of the Midlands.

Attorneys recognized in the publication include:

  • Amy L. Gaffney (Charleston) – Labor and Employment
  • Regina Hollins Lewis (Columbia) – Labor and Employment

Gaffney, a founding partner working in the firm’s Charleston office, is a litigation attorney representing individuals and some companies throughout the state of South Carolina in employment and tort matters. Gaffney is also a certified mediator and has been involved in the resolution of hundreds of state and federal employment and tort cases.

Lewis, a founding partner based out of the firm’s Columbia office, has over 32 years of civil litigation and appellate experience. She is also a certified mediator and regularly mediates employment and tort matters across the state of South Carolina.

Integrated Media Publishing, publishers of Greater Columbia Business Monthly, Greenville Business Magazine, and Charleston Business Magazine, have been honoring attorneys in its Legal Elite feature since 2010. Attorneys recognized as 2020 Legal Elite will be featured in the August issue of the three publications.

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VC Summer Nuclear Station – Three Years Later

This Friday, July 31st, will be the three-year anniversary of the day when thousands of South Carolinians lost their jobs after SCANA, Fluor, and others decided to abandon the project that was supposed to result in the construction of two pressurized water reactors at the VC Summer Nuclear Station near Jenkinsville, in Fairfield County.

Immediately after the project was discontinued, the employment lawyers at GaffneyLewis began to fight. For almost three years, GaffneyLewis’ employment team has worked to ensure that those who lost their jobs have been protected and that they will be paid all that they are due. Within days after the project ended, attorney Amy Gaffney held a public meeting in Winnsboro with over 800 former employees of SCANA, Fluor and other contractors to talk with them about possible claims they may have as a result of the loss of their jobs. Gaffney knew that the losses the employees and the local community felt would be significant. Click here for news coverage of the meeting in 2017.

Working with lawyers from the Charleston firm of Yarborough Applegate, GaffneyLewis employment lawyers fought and ultimately secured a settlement of over $1.5 million for a class of 60 Fluor employees who worked at VC Summer who had not been properly paid overtime wages as required by the Fair Labor Standards Act. That case settled less than one year after the project’s abrupt end.

Today, almost three years after the project’s demise, the employment team at GaffneyLewis continues to represent thousands of former employees of the failed project who are seeking payment of wages under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act of 1988. That case was filed in August 2017 and will ultimately go to trial in April 2021 in Columbia, South Carolina.

Disclaimer: Prior results achieved by Gaffney, Lewis & Edwards do not guarantee a similar outcome for other clients.

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