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Corie Pauling

Corie Pauling

TIAA Employment & Benefits Law Group
Director, Associate General Counsel
Charlotte, NC, USA


Corie Pauling is Director, Associate General Counsel at Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association (“TIAA-CREF”) in the Advocacy and Oversight area.  Ms Pauling provides counseling, training, risk assessment and other support to TIAA-CREF’s executives, Human Resources leaders and business managers on a broad range of employment, immigration and labor law issues, and she manages employment litigation nationally for the organization.  Ms. Pauling also serves as Ethics and Professionalism Counsel for the area.

A former shareholder with Littler Mendelson, P.C. and also Ferguson Stein Chambers in Charlotte, Ms. Pauling’s experience includes counseling financial services institutions and other Fortune 500 companies as well as representing individual employees in employment and civil rights litigation.  She has extensive experience in training, investigation techniques, policy development and preventative strategies for workplace conflicts.  She also has significant trial and appellate experience on civil rights matters.  Having presented before the American Bar Association, the North Carolina Bar Association, the North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, the Society of Human Resources Management and other organizations, Ms. Pauling frequently speaks at legal education programs on emerging employment law issues.

Ms. Pauling is a graduate of Northwestern University School of Law and the University of Michigan’s College of Engineering.  She served on the Board of Governors of the North Carolina Bar Association from 2009-12 and is a former chairperson of its Labor and Employment Law Section; she now serves on the association’s Strategic Planning Committee.  She is the recipient of the 2011 Young Civic Leader Award by the Thurgood Marshall College Fund.  Among other leadership posts, she is a former member and committee chair of the Board of Directors for the Levine Museum of the New South, co-chair of the Mecklenburg County Bar’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee and a 2008 graduate of the Community Building Initiative’s Leadership Development Institute in Charlotte.

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