Smith Anderson Partner Rose Kenyon Elected a Fellow in the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers

Raleigh, N.C., – Smith Anderson is pleased to announce that Partner Rose Kenyon was elected a Fellow in the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers by the College’s Board of Governors. Election as a Fellow is the highest recognition by the college of sustained outstanding performance in the profession. Only seven other lawyers in North Carolina have earned this distinction.

Membership in the College is by nomination only and is limited to those who meet the College’s criteria for a period of no less than 20 years, including the highest professional qualifications and ethical standards based on the College’s Principles of Civility and Professionalism, the provision of sustained, exceptionally high-quality services to clients, the bar, bench and the public, as well as a record of scholarship, teaching, lecturing and/or published writings. Kenyon will be formally inducted into the College on November 7 at the organization’s annual banquet in Philadelphia. 

A partner at Smith Anderson for nearly 16 years, Kenyon focuses on employment and labor law counseling and litigation across a wide variety of industries and companies. She regularly represents clients with challenging workforce issues. She has been recognized as a leading employment lawyer by several publications, including Chambers USA and North Carolina Super Lawyers, and received the Women of Justice Award from North Carolina Lawyers Weekly in 2012. Kenyon is a frequent speaker and author on emerging employment and labor law trends. For more information, visit Rose’s biography.

“We are very proud to have one of our partners elected into the College,” said Carl Patterson, Smith Anderson‘s Managing Partner. “Rose’s extensive experience and outstanding performance have proved she is well deserving of this honor.”


About Smith Anderson
Founded in 1912, Smith Anderson has grown to become the largest business and litigation law firm headquartered in the Research Triangle region and one of the largest in North Carolina. We provide a full range of legal services to a diverse and dynamic group of regional, national and international companies. Over one hundred years of practicing law has grounded our Firm’s culture, informed our perspective and provided us the insight necessary to help our clients succeed. Over time, our core principles have remained unchanged. We remain personally dedicated to the success, prosperity and betterment of our clients, our friends and the communities we serve. For more information, please visit

About the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, headquartered in Annapolis, Maryland, was founded in 1995 on the 60th anniversary of the National Labor Relations Board and the 30th anniversary of Title VII, of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and Executive Order 11246.  The College began as a non-profit professional association honoring the leading lawyers nationwide in the practice of Labor and Employment Law.  The primary purpose of the College is recognition of individuals, sharing knowledge and delivering value to the many different groups who can benefit from its value.  For more information, see:


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