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Webinar Recording Available thru July 19, 2020

Recording (Shared with screen gallery)

Apr 21, 2020 11:26 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

This recording will be deleted automatically July 20, 2020

This recording, just over one hour, is packed with excellent information!

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During this session

During this session, attorneys from Cowan Perry PC will highlight:

  • Updates on new Federal laws and guidelines, including Families First Coronavirus Response Act ("FFCRA") and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act)
  • Contract issues
  • Teleworking- Best Practices and more!

11:55 a.m. 12:00 p.m.

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JAMES K. COWAN JR., Chairman and Attorney

  • Chairman and attorney with CowanPerry PC​ in Blacksburg and Roanoke, Virginia
  • Practice focuses on labor and employment counsel, complex business litigation, land use issues, and commercial real estate projects. He also serves as general outside counsel to numerous businesses
  • Represents a number of employers in the mid-Atlantic region, ranging from high-tech start-ups to large manufacturers
  • Over twenty-five years litigation experience in federal and state courts across Virginia defending wrongful discharge claims, claims for relief under the Family Medical Leave Act and Fair Labor Standards Act, disability discrimination claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act, age discrimination claims under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and claims of sexual harassment, and race and gender discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • Frequent speaker and corporate trainer for companies on sexual harassment, employment discrimination, FMLA and ADA compliance, the Fair Labor Standards Act, diversity and affirmative action, conducting workplace investigations, hiring and firing, and union free management 
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America®, Labor and Employment Law; selected as a Virginia Super Lawyer in Employment and Labor


540.443.2860 Blacksburg Direct

ERIC D. CHAPMAN, Partner and Attorney

  • Partner and Attorney, CowanPerry, PC​
  • Practice focuses on outside general counsel services, including employment law compliance and business litigation.
  • Represents clients with offices and employees across the country and around the world. Licensed to practice in Virginia and North Carolina.
  • Member of the Virginia State Bar and North Carolina State Bar. Executive Committee Member of the Ted Dalton American Inns of Court and Board Member of the Community Foundation of the New River Valley and New River Valley Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM). 
  • Recognized by SuperLawyers as a Virginia Rising Star in Employment law from 2017 through 2020. 
  • J.D. degree, magna cum laude, Washington & Lee University School of Law.

Contact Information

540-443-2861 Blacksburg

Suzanne Y. Pierce, Attorney

  • Partner and Attorney, CowanPerry, PC
  • Practice concentrates on assisting clients as they navigate commercial real estate transactions, including, purchases, sales, leases, tax-free exchanges and financings; business formation, governance and conversion, contract negotiation and drafting, mergers and acquisitions,
  • Has developed specific expertise in working with intellectual property related issues, assisting businesses of all sizes in the technology sector.
  • Her commercial litigation experience includes international and regional mediations in the United Kingdom, breach of contract disputes in the Federal court in Washington State, and intellectual property disputes in the Southern District of New York.
  • Represents clients in the mid-Atlantic region, as well as in the EU. Licensed to practice in Virginia and New York; and as a Qualified Solicitor, Northern Ireland
  • A graduate of Queen's University Belfast, Institute of Professional Legal Studies, 2010; Queen's University Belfast, School of Law, LLB, 2008 - Runner Up Best Student by British Council, 2007
  • Recognized by SuperLawyers as a Virginia Rising Star in Business/Corporate law from 2017 to present.

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CowanPerry PC Recognized by 2020 U.S. News® – Best Lawyers® 'Best Law Firms'


CowanPerry PC is proud to announce that the firm was recognized in the 2020 edition "Best Law Firms" by U.S. News & World Report -The Best Lawyers®.  The firm was acknowledged with rankings in 9 practice areas in the Roanoke Metropolitan area including: 

Tier 1: Banking and Finance Law, Financial Services Regulation Law, and Mergers & Acquisitions Law.

Tier 2: Corporate Law, Litigation – Labor & Employment, and Tax Law.

Tier 3: Employees Benefits (ERISA) Law, Employment Law – Management, and Real Estate Law.

The "Best Law Firm" rankings are based on results of an evaluation process including client evaluations, peer reviews from leading attorneys, and analysis of additional information provided by law firms. To be eligible for a ranking in a particular practice area and metro region, a firm must have at least one lawyer who is included in The Best Lawyers in America©, which recognizes the top 4 percent of practicing attorneys in the US.


Corporate Wellness

Because we often spend 40 + hours a week working, the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center wants a community that promotes a complete well-rounded program to promote healthiness for both mind and body. Our focus is to provide companies with six essential elements to assist your employees with a fulfilled balanced life through our VTCRC 360°: Corporate Wellness Program.

PURPOSE Liking what you do each day and being motivated to achieve your goals

SOCIAL Having supportive relationships and networking interactions

FINANCIAL Managing your economic life to reduce stress and increase security

COMMUNITY Liking where you live and having pride in your community

PHYSICAL Having good health and enough energy to get things done daily

HEALTHY EATING Making good food choices to fit your health and dietary goals