Ben Dudek is an associate in the Columbia office. He represents employers in a variety of labor and employment matters.
Ben enjoys working with both large and small businesses to come up with solutions to their everyday employment needs. He has represented clients in numerous litigation matters involving Title VII, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), wage and hour laws, and non-competition agreements. Ben also drafts employment handbooks and drug testing policies for clients with operations across the country. In addition, he assists clients facing union campaigns and unfair labor practice proceedings.
Prior to attending law school, Ben was a staffer for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure in Washington, D.C.
During law school, Ben was a Senior Articles Editor for the South Carolina Law Review. He is the author of “Rebutting the Strong Presumption of Reliability for Effective Assistance: The Pursuit of Cumulative Analysis for Strickland Claims in South Carolina,” 65 S.C. L. Rev. 685 (2014). Ben was inducted into the Order of the Coif and the Order of Wig and Robe. In addition, he received CALI Awards in Business Corporations; Civil Procedure; Legal Reasoning, Analysis, and Writing I; and Problems in Professional Responsibility.
Before joining Fisher Phillips, Ben served as a law clerk to the Honorable H. Bruce Williams on the South Carolina Court of Appeals from 2015 to 2017.
Honors & Leadership
- Junior Achievement YPA Board
- University of South Carolina School of Law 1L and 3L Mentor
- SC Bar Young Lawyers Division: Courthouse Keys Committee
- Richland County Bar Association
Seminars & Speaking Engagements
"What’s the Big Deal? - Dealing with Workplace Bullying"
2018 CSHRM Legal Workshop
- University of South Carolina School of LawJ.D. 2015, magna cum laude
- University of South CarolinaB.A. 2009, summa cum laude
- South Carolina
- U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina