Felicia Gardner is a seasoned practitioner who has extensive experience as an associate general counsel at a large financial institution. She advises clients on employment-related matters.


The core of Felicia’s practice is in advising on benefits and executive compensation issues. She has over a decade of experience representing large employers in retirement, health, and welfare compliance matters.

Prior to joining the firm, Felicia led a team of eight associates and managed employment-related litigation, agency charges and investigations, and compliance matters at Bank of America. Specifically, she worked to ensure enterprise compliance with the U.S. Department of Labor, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). She also supported the global executive compensation team on proxy disclosure, board governance, and corporate transactions.

At the Bank, she also monitored for, analyzed, and translated compensation law updates and cases surrounding pay transparency, payroll practices, wage and hour matters, and more. She managed a complex settlement through mediation; orchestrated end-to-end evaluations and process reviews to ensure OFCCP compliance, including downstream implications across the global human resources division; and advised on strategy for transformational process improvements.  



  • Charlotte Business Journal 40 Under 40 honoree, 2021
  • Super Lawyers “Rising Stars”, 2019
  • Member, Junior League of Charlotte,

  • Member Diversity and Inclusion Global Committee, YMCA of Greater Charlotte

  • Member, Leadership Council on Legal Diversity

  • Member Foundation Committee, Thompson Child & Family Focus



J.D., Georgetown Law, 2009 cum laude

B.S., Hampton University, 2003 summa cum laude 


  • North Carolina, 2009
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