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R. Pepper Crutcher Jr.

Partner, Balch & Bingham LLP

R. PEPPER CRUTCHER, JR. is a counselor to and advocate for businesses and entrepreneurs in the Southeastern United States. His counseling and planning work relates principally to human resources policies and practices, including non-judicial conflict resolution. His litigation practice mixes employment matters with other complex and class action work, including consolidated, multi-district litigation. Mr. Crutcher also helps producers, writers and actors understand and overcome entertainment law challenges. Mr. Crutcher has recently defended clients in Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower investigations, Wage & Hour (FLSA) collective actions, race, sex and age discrimination suits, non-competition covenant and tortious interference disputes, lender liability, sex harassment and pharmaceutical defect class claims, antitrust (group boycott) litigation, and software design defect litigation. 

Mr. Crutcher has been rated "AV" by Martindale Hubbell and since 2004 has been selected to be included in Chambers USA America's Leading Lawyers for Business: The Client's Guide (Employment, Mississippi). He is also listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Intellectual Property Law and Labor & Employment Law.

Education
  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1982
  • University of Mississippi, B.A., 1979, magna cum laude.
Publications and Multimedia
Affordable Care Act Compliance: Say “Hello” to Collective Bargaining Obligations
Engage Volume 14, Issue 1 February 2013
June 28, 2013