Nancy Pridgen focuses her practice on employment litigation in the federal courts, and has handled, in some capacity, nearly every type of employment law matter that exists, including employment discrimination (age, race/nationality, gender, disability), retaliation, harassment, unemployment, FMLA, FLSA/wage and hour, ERISA/employee benefits, etc.
Nancy also enjoys assisting businesses, business owners, executives and key employees navigate the waters of transitioning out of old and into new employment relationships, with all of their attendant issues (including, for instance, negotiating severance or other benefits, and drafting/negotiating new employment terms, etc.). Nancy counsels both employers and employees.
Nancy sub-specializes in ERISA litigation, and has litigated scores of ERISA benefits claims and fiduciary cases throughout the country. Nancy first developed this expertise in ERISA litigation while at Alston + Bird, where she litigated numerous class actions and other complex litigation involving employee pension cases and welfare benefit claims.
She has continued her focus on ERISA since then, at some of Atlanta’s most well-respected boutique firms. Nancy writes and speaks often on ERISA/employment litigation topics; you can access the titles of her publications and speaking engagements below. She has also recently served as an officer in the Georgia State Bar Employee Benefits Section.
Nancy brings to clients a wealth of federal litigation experience. She has litigated a wide array of cases including complex commercial litigation, securities, insurance, tax, immigration, antitrust, constitutional and common-law torts, and civil appeals.
In addition to her active trial practice, Nancy Pridgen has maintained her commitment to giving back to the community by, among other things, handling several low-cost or pro bono adoptions.
Prior to moving home to Georgia, Nancy served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Detroit and an Assistant Attorney General for Michigan’s Attorney General’s Office. Her time in government service provided Nancy with valuable insight on how government investigations and litigation are handled. Nancy was also privileged to serve as a judicial law clerk for two federal district court judges in the Eastern District of Michigan and the Northern District of Ohio.
Nancy is a proud graduate of Auburn University, where she graduated summa cum laude as the President’s Award winner for the College of Liberal Arts for her graduating class, with a double major and in the University Honors Program. Nancy received her law degree from Vanderbilt Law School, where she served as a Managing Editor of the Vanderbilt Law Review, and was named NAWL’s Outstanding Woman Law Graduate for her class, in addition to her Dean’s List honors.
- U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia
- U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia
- U.S. District Court Southern District of Georgia
- U.S. District Court Eastern District of Tennessee
- U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan
- U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan
- U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
- U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio
- U.S. Tax Court
- U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
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