The International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) has announced that Melissa Fried Spence, a member at Nexsen Pruet in Charleston, South Carolina, has accepted an invitation to join the IADC, the preeminent invitation-only global legal organization for attorneys who represent corporate and insurance interests.
Ms. Spence focuses her practice in labor and employment law. She has represented employers in state and federal court against lawsuits arising under Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FMLA, and the FLSA. She also represents employers before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the South Carolina Human Affairs Commission.
Ms. Spence serves as the general counsel on the board for the Palmetto Society for Human Resource and Management and as the newsletter coordinator for the employment and labor law section of the South Carolina Bar. She is a member of the South Carolina Women Lawyers Association and Federal Bar Association, and recently received the Charleston Regional Business Journal’s “Forty Under 40” award.
Ms. Spence received her J.D. (cum laude) from Charleston School of Law and her Bachelor of Arts (magna cum laude) from Wofford College.