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R. Pepper Crutcher, Jr.

Partner
  • (601) 965-8158
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Education
  • University of Virginia School of Law
    J.D., 1982
  • University of Mississippi
    B.A., 1979, English, History, and Political Science; Latin minor
Bar Admissions
  • Louisiana, 1982
  • Mississippi, 1986
  • Texas, 2008
  • Arkansas, 2013
About Pepper
Pepper is acclaimed by both peers and clients alike for his preeminent labor and employment practice, which fuses 'good practical sense' with 'talent and experience.' He has represented clients from a wide range of sectors in the full gamut of employment disputes.

- Chambers 2018

Q&A
  • What types of clients do you represent?

    I chiefly advise private sector employers, their benefit plan administrators, and consultants.

  • What do you find most exciting about your work?

    I treasure the relationships I have with long-time clients whose businesses I have learned, so that I function as a team member. As I see it, lawyering is a method; improving clients' lives is the mission.

  • What do you see on the horizon in your area of practice?
  • What legal challenges are you looking forward to tackling in the future?

Select Matters

  • Affordable Care Act: Translated ACA employer mandate regulations into Boolean logic statements for coding by an HRIS software developer. (2014)
  • FLSA litigation: Consolidated before the Judicial Panel on Multi-District Litigation, then litigated to a successful conclusion overtime claims asserted against a large poultry processor by thousands of its current and former employees. (2006-2011)
  • Affordable Care Act: Collective bargaining of group health plan changes provoked by the ACA. (2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)
  • Sarbanes-Oxley Act: Successfully defended a public company in a whistleblower investigation of alleged accounting and securities fraud. (2010)
  • Affordable Care Act: Helped AIR Transmitters troubleshoot their forms, templates, and online services in preparation for generating and uploading 2015 Forms 1094-C and 1095-C (2015, 2016)
  • Affordable Care Act: Helped smaller large employers assemble the required data and manually generate their 2015 Forms 1094-C and 1095-C (2015, 2016)
  • Affordable Care Act: Defended a public university in an HHS investigation of ACA section 1557 compliance (2015)

Publications

    News

      Speaking Engagements

        Credentials

        Education
        • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1982
        • University of Mississippi, B.A., 1979, English, History, and Political Science; Latin minor
        Courts
        • U.S. Supreme Court, 2001
        • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 1982
        • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Mississippi, 1983
        • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Mississippi, 1983
        • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana, 1982
        • U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana, 1982
        • U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee, 1983
        Bar Admissions
        • Louisiana, 1982
        • Mississippi, 1986
        • Texas, 2008
        • Arkansas, 2013
        Professional Affiliations
        • Mississippi Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section, chairman
        • The Mississippi Lawyer, former editor
        • Federalist Society of Mississippi, co-founder and board member
        • Federalist Society, National Lawyers Chapter
        • Labor & Employment Practice Group, executive committee 
        Awards & Accolades
        • Chambers USA, Labor & Employment
        • Mid-South Super Lawyers, 2006 - present
        • The Best Lawyers in America, Copyright Law, Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, Litigation – Labor and Employment, 2009 - present
        • JD Supra Top Author, Readers’ Choice Awards, Affordable Care Act, 2017
        Community Involvement
        • ProBike Cycling, team racer (retired)
        • North Jackson Youth Baseball, coach (retired)
        • Mens Senior Baseball League, manager (retired)
        • Boy Scout Troop 8, assistant scoutmaster (retired)
        • Pear Orchard Presbyterian Church, deacon (inactive)
        • Jackson State University, adult jazz student of Dr. London Branch