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Amy Puckett’s practice includes diverse experience in the areas of employment law and financial services regulatory compliance and contract negotiation.

In her employment practice, Amy advises employers on compliance and best practices for employment policies, as well as employee management, training, and, when necessary, discipline or termination. She represents clients against claims relating to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the ADA, the FMLA, the North Carolina Trade Secrets Protection Act, confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements, and breach of employment contracts. She also drafts and negotiates employment contracts, including non-competition agreements, non-disclosure agreements, and severance agreements.

In her financial services practice, Amy advises financial institutions on compliance with the regulations of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), as well as other state and federal regulations. She helps clients remain in compliance with and respond to inquiries from the CFPB, state attorneys general, and state banking departments. As a member of the firm’s Banking and Financial Services team, she also negotiates vendor services contracts and consulting services agreements for clients.

Previously, Amy served as vice president of Relationship Management and Compliance for E4E Relief LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Foundation For The Carolinas and one of the largest community foundations in the United States. In that role, she served as the dedicated relationship manager for clients, helping set up grant programs for companies to assist their employees during times of disaster or financial hardship and providing day-to-day support, stewardship, and philanthropic counsel. She also directed E4E Relief’s contract compliance program, ensuring compliance with contractual obligations, as well as IRS guidelines and domestic and international data privacy requirements.

Foreign No More: Transferring Data on Demand U.S. Companies and GDPR Data PortabilityMuch has been written about the consternation and concern of businesses around the world regarding the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which takes effect on May 25, 2018. The GDPR applies to companies operating within the EU that control or process data. Notably, it also applies to companies outside the EU that offer