Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
William (Bill) Duda is certified as a specialist in Employment and Labor Law by the South Carolina Supreme Court and was included on the 2013 Best Lawyer list in both Employment Management and Litigation categories. Since 2000, Bill has been helping employers understand and comply with a broad range of employment laws, including Title VII, the ADA, the ADEA, the FMLA, the FLSA, trade secret law, restrictive covenants and workers’ compensation. He regularly represents management in employment-related litigation as well as in administrative matters before the EEOC and its state deferral agencies, the United States Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division, and the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission. Bill also handles Fair Housing Complaints before the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. Before becoming a lawyer, Bill was employed in a wide range of industries including manufacturing, construction and retail. Immediately before returning to law school, Bill was employed for several years as a retail store manager. Bill's personal employment and management experience provides him a realistic and practical approach to the legal challenges employers face on a day to day basis.