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Robin E. McGuffin

Robin McGuffin is an attorney in the firm’s Lexington office. She is a member of the Torts & Insurance Practice Group and the Employment Law Service Group.

After graduating first in her class from Vanderbilt University Law School, Robin was a law clerk for the Honorable John M. Rogers, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. She now defends companies in a wide variety of litigations, including but not limited to complex business disputes, non-compete and trade secret claims, employment discrimination and retaliation claims, product liability, and major accidents. Robin also devotes a substantial portion of her practice to appellate advocacy in both federal and state courts.

Robin is well versed in all areas of employment law. In addition to defending employers against claims asserted under statutes such as Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FMLA, FLSA, and the Kentucky Civil Rights Act, Robin regularly conducts workplace investigations, counsels employers on compliance issues, drafts employment and restrictive covenant agreements, and assists with drafting and implementing employment policies and procedures.

Recent News, Articles & Speaking Engagements

Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Becomes Law

Managing Employees During a Pandemic

Panel Member, Lexington Forum, October 7, 2021

Institutional Racism in Legal Systems: Criminal Justice, Employment & Housing: Part 2 - Understanding the Impact of Race in Employment

Moderator, presented by National Bar Association, John Rowe Chapter and Fayette County Bar Association Young Lawyers Section, September 10, 2020

Sixth Circuit: No Accommodation Without Documentation

Information You Need on the COVID-19 Coronavirus

Defense Strategies for Winning on the Statute of Limitations

American Bar Association, Products Liability Litigation Newsletter, August 2019

Kentucky Enacts Medical Review Panel Law Regarding Malpractice Claims

Recent Assignments
Bar Admissions
Kentucky
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky
Firm Leadership

Office of General Counsel, Ethics Subcommittee, Member

Lexington Office Recruiting Committee, Member

Memberships
Kentucky Bar Association
Fayette County Bar Association
Defense Research Institute
Community Involvement

GreenHouse17, Board of Directors (2019-present); Secretary (2020-present)

Lexington Forum, Board of Directors (2022-25)

Leadership Lexington, Class of 2022-23

Education
Accolades

Best Lawyers in America®, Ones To Watch, Litigation - Labor and Employment (2022-23)

Mc Guffin Ones To Watch2023
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Press Releases

Stites & Harbison Promotes Seven Attorneys

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC announced today that seven attorneys have been promoted: five to Member (Partner) and two to Counsel. The promotions are effective January 2023.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC January 06, 2023
Client Alerts

FTC Issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to Ban Employee Non-Compete Agreements

In a move sending shockwaves through the business world, on January 5, 2023, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) proposed a new rule that would ban employers from entering into non-compete agreements with their workers and invalidate existing non-compete agreements. The FTC will be accepting comments on the proposed rule for the next 60 days.

by Robin E. McGuffin and David B. Owsley II January 05, 2023
Client Alerts

Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Becomes Law

In addition to funding the federal government, the recently passed $1.7 trillion government funding package included passage of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (“PWFA”). Employment law attorney Robin McGuffin takes a look at what this means to employers.

by Robin E. McGuffin January 04, 2023
Press Releases

Stites & Harbison, PLLC Lawyers Named to 2023 Best Lawyers® Publications

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC is pleased to announce that 98 of its lawyers are included in the 2023 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. Additionally, 11 Stites & Harbison attorneys are named as “Lawyer of the Year” and 19 attorneys are recognized in “Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch,” which recognizes attorneys early in their careers for outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC August 18, 2022
Press Releases

Robin McGuffin Selected for Leadership Lexington’s Class of 2022-23

LEXINGTON, Ky.—Leadership Lexington has selected Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Robin McGuffin as a member of the 2022-23 Leadership Lexington program.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC August 17, 2022
Press Releases

Robin McGuffin Elected to the Lexington Forum’s Board of Directors

LEXINGTON, Ky. —The Lexington Forum has elected Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Robin McGuffin to its Board of Directors. She will serve a three-year term.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC June 15, 2022
Client Alerts

Supreme Court Rejects OSHA Vaccine Mandate on Private Employers – Allows CMS Healthcare Mandate for Facilities Receiving Medicare/Medicaid Funds

Holding that “[a]lthough Congress has indisputably given OSHA the power to regulate occupational dangers, it has not given the agency the power to regulate public health more broadly,” in a 6-3 decision the Supreme Court of the United States, on January 13, 2022, issued a stay of OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard (“ETS”) on vaccination or testing for employers with 100 or more workers.

by Shannon Antle Hamilton, Calesia Henson, Demetrius O. Holloway, Ashley Owens Hopkins, Robin E. McGuffin, and Robin D. Miller January 14, 2022
Client Alerts

Sixth Circuit’s Briefing Schedule Seems to Ensure No Ruling on Stay Before First ETS Deadline

On November 16, 2021, the Sixth Circuit was chosen by lottery to hear the consolidated challenges to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (“OSHA”) Emergency Temporary Standard (“ETS”) mandating COVID-19 vaccination or weekly testing for employers with 100 or more employees. On November 23, 2021, OSHA filed a motion for the Sixth Circuit to dissolve the stay that had been entered by the Fifth Circuit before the various challenges were consolidated. Later that same day, the Sixth Circuit entered an order setting a briefing schedule on the motion to dissolve the stay that seems to ensure that employers will not be subject to at least the first deadline originally set by the ETS.

by Robin E. McGuffin November 29, 2021