Penny C. Wofford - Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

Penny C. Wofford

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2012
Phone: 864-271-1300

Penny Wofford is a South Carolina Supreme Court Certified Specialist in Employment and Labor Law. She concentrates her practice in the area of employment litigation and employee benefits. She advises and defends employers, employer-sponsored plans, and plan fiduciaries against all types of claims under ERISA and employment discrimination laws. Penny not only provides proactive counseling and legal advice to employers and management regarding human resources issues but also assists employers with the design, drafting, and administration of welfare benefit plans. Penny is a frequent speaker on employee benefits and employee leave topics and regularly provides company and supervisor training on employment discrimination, documentation and confidentiality.During law school, Penny served as a member of the University of South Carolina Law Review from 1996 until 1998.

University of South CarolinaBA 1994University of South CarolinaJ.D. 1998
Greenville Society of Human Resource Management American Bar Association

Case History

Other Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina
  • Defended a national hosiery company against a former executive employee claim under a phantom equity appreciation plan
  • Won summary judgment in a reverse-race discrimination and retaliation claim for a national home improvement retail company
  • Assisted a number of employers with Department of Labor health plan audits
  • Won trial in ERISA case for a welfare plan sponsored by a national transportation company
  • ACC Annual Meeting - "Affordable Care Act: Healthcare Reform Strategy for Employers' In-House Counsel" - Los Angeles - October 28, 2013
  • SHRM 2012 Annual Conference - "Managing Leaves of Absence" - Atlanta - June 27, 2012
  • SHRM 2012 Annual Conference - "To 2014 and Beyond! Considerations for Full Implementation of Health Care Reform" - Atlanta - June 26, 2012
  • SHRM Annual Conference - "Preparing A Strategy For The Next Phase Of Healthcare Reform" - Las Vegas - June 27, 2011

Office Location

The Ogletree Building, Fifth Floor
300 North Main Street
Greenville, SC 29601
United States

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Management

Other Information

Gender: Female