Carson Lane is a member of the firm’s business litigation practice group who focuses her practice on labor and employment law. Carson regularly advises clients on a wide range of employment issues, with experience defending employers against discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and state law equivalents, as well as in administrative actions before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Department of Labor.  

Carson also works with clients to protect their interests by drafting and litigating non-compete, non-solicitation, and confidentiality agreements, and advising employers in complying with new and changing laws.  Carson provides practical advice to help employers best position themselves to avoid legal actions by developing tailored policies, and by counseling clients regarding employee hiring, pay, leave, discipline, and terminations. 

Professional and Civic Activities

  • North Carolina Bar Association
    • Antitrust & Complex Business Disputes Law Section’s Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee, 2021 – 2023
    • Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Committee, 2021 – Present 
  • Defense Research Institute
    • Young Lawyers Section, Steering Committee Vice Chair, Diversity & Inclusion Subcommittee, 2021 – 2023 
  • Wake County Bar Association
    • Young Lawyer’s Division Special Committee for Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, 2020 – 2023 
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Triangle, Volunteer Mentor, 2020 – Present
  • WBD Pride, Co-Chair Elect, 2021 – Present


  • Author, “Ninth Circuit Decision a Home Run for Minor League Players in Class Action Lawsuit Against the MLB,” The Federal Lawyer, Federal Bar Association, 2021
  • Author, “Class-Action Incentive Awards Under Siege?,” The Voice, DRI, 2021

Honors & Awards

  • Recognized in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America (BL Rankings), Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Labor & Employment, and Labor & Employment Law - Management, 2023
  • Don Donadio Community Service Award, 2022