Sue Erwin Harper

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

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Meeting Street 151
Charleston 29401 SC US

Sue Erwin Harper, a partner of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP, leads the Firm’s labor and employment practice in South Carolina. Certified by the South Carolina Supreme Court as a specialist in employment and labor law,

Her practice includes representing corporations in the litigation and trial of trade secret claims, bringing and defending cases involving the enforcement of covenants not to compete, and defending individual and class actions alleging wage and hour violations and claims of employment discrimination.


  • University of South Carolina School of Law, JD
  • Queens University of Charlotte, BA


  • South Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina

Clerkships : The Honorable Robert F. Chapman, U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina (1981)


  • Litigated cases under the South Carolina Business Opportunity Sales Act
  • Experience in preventing and litigating sexual harassment claims and in limiting employer liability arising from workplace romances
  • Prepares and negotiates complex employment contracts, including executive compensation packages and severance agreements, and counsels companies on the independent contractor relationship
  • Drafted hundreds of employee handbooks designed to limit or eliminate an employer’s contractual liability under South Carolina law based upon claims that its published policies were violated

Professional Activities:

  • Fellow, The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
  • First President of the South Carolina Women Lawyers Association
  • Employment Law Alliance, the world’s largest network of labor and employment lawyers


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