Moore & Van Allen Welcomes New Head of Its Employment & Labor Practice - Woody Lay


Moore & Van Allen PLLC (MVA) is pleased to announce that prominent employment and labor attorney Wood W. Lay has joined the firm as a member and new head of the firm’s existing Employment and Labor Practice.

Woody brings more than three decades of experience in the labor and employment space. His matters include employment, ERISA, non-competition, and trade secret litigation. He has significant experience representing nationwide employers and addressing the numerous issues that arise from operating in all fifty states, litigating employment and business tort disputes in jurisdictions and arbitration forums throughout the country.

"Woody has a reputation as one of the top employment attorneys in the Southeast, and we are excited to welcome him to Moore & Van Allen,” said Thomas L. Mitchell, MVA’s managing partner and chair of the firm’s Management Committee. “Woody brings over three decades of experience skillfully advising clients with a pragmatic and thoughtful approach, and we look forward to his contributions and continued success as he leads our Employment and Labor team."

Holding leadership roles throughout his career, Woody most recently was the managing partner at O'Hagan Meyer PLLC’s Charlotte office. Prior to that, he was a partner at an AM Law 50 firm. “I’m very excited to begin this next stage of my career working with and leading the accomplished group of attorneys that comprise the MVA Employment and Labor team,” said Woody. “I look forward to working with Tom and the co-heads of the Litigation group, John Fagg and Mark Nebrig, to continue to build in the employment arena on MVA’s well-earned reputation as a regional and national powerhouse.”

Woody has consistently been ranked as a top labor and employment lawyer by Chambers USA and Best Lawyers in America. He received his J.D. from Washington and Lee University School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Virginia.



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