December 8, 2022

Volume XII, Number 342

J. Walker Coleman IV

Walker Coleman heads the firm’s Charleston office and serves on the firm’s Advisory Council. He is an experienced litigator who primarily litigates complex employment, labor, restrictive covenant, and trade secret misappropriation disputes. He has significant class and collective action experience and he also litigates business disputes, defends medical device product defect claims, and represents companies in government investigations.

Walker has successfully handled cases for numerous local, national, and international companies in industries including: athletic equipment, automotive, aerospace, beverage, broadcast media, chemical, computer software, construction, defense, energy, entertainment, environmental, financial services, government contracts, health care, health care diagnostics, intellectual property, manufacturing, maritime, medical laboratory testing, medical device, paper and packaging, plumbing fixtures, pharmaceutical, retail, resort and hospitality, restaurant, shipping, snack food, steel, telecommunications, textiles, and trucking.

Walker's labor and employment practice primarily consists of defending companies in litigation relating to employment discrimination, all forms of harassment, wage and hour, wrongful termination, trade secret misappropriation, restrictive covenant enforcement, and unfair labor practices. He also represents employers in government investigations and routinely counsels employers on leave issues, positive and legally viable employment practices, reductions in force and plant closings, the sale and acquisition of domestic and foreign businesses, executive terminations and severance packages, and union avoidance. Walker also has successfully represented numerous employers before the EEOC, the U.S. Department of Labor, the National Labor Relations Board, and the S.C. Department of Labor, Licenses and Regulation.

In the product defect area, Walker has defended numerous domestic and international medical device manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies in defective product and bad drug cases.

In the business disputes area, Walker routinely litigates claims of, among others, breach of contract, unfair trade practices, fraud, civil conspiracy, defamation, and breach of fiduciary duties.

Highly regarded in his field, Walker has been recognized by his peers and corporate counsel as a leader in the labor and employment practice area through his inclusion in Chambers USA, Best Lawyers in America, and South Carolina Super Lawyers for over ten years.

Articles in the National Law Review database by J. Walker Coleman IV