Overview

Luke C. MacDowall represents and counsels employers in a variety of employment law matters arising under federal and state laws, including:

  • Discrimination on the basis of race, national origin, religious, sex, age, or disability
  • Harassment in the workplace
  • Retaliation, including worker’s compensation retaliation
  • Claims for unemployment insurance benefits
  • Wage and hour claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

He further assists employers with responding to administrative charges of discrimination before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and with abiding by best practices in:

  • Reviewing and drafting employee handbooks and policies
  • Hiring, performance management, and termination
  • Assessing employee accommodation requests to ensure compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

During law school, Luke was an editorial staff member for the Wake Forest Business & Intellectual Property Law Journal. He also competed on the school’s National Moot Court and National Trial teams.

Prior to joining Littler, Luke was an associate in the employment and workers’ compensation practice group of a well-respected firm in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member

Labor and Employment Law Section

North Carolina Bar Association

Member

Labor and Employment Law Section

Texas State Bar Association

Former Barrister

The Chief Justice Joseph Branch Inn of Court

Former Officer

Forsyth County, North Carolina Young Lawyers Association

Recognition

Order of the Barristers

Named, Champion

Zeliff Trial Competition

2011

Recipient, “Best Oralist” Award

George K Walker Moot Court Competition

2009

Qualifier

Collegiate National Debate Tournament

2005-2006

Education

  • J.D., Wake Forest University School of Law, 2011cum laude
  • B.A., Trinity University, 2007magna cum laude

Bar Admission

Texas
North Carolina

Courts

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of North Carolina