Ashley C. Hedgecock Receives Charlotte Chamber Young Professionals’ Young Professional Business Leader Award

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Feb. 25, 2013

Ashley C. Hedgecock, an attorney with Robinson Bradshaw, has received the Young Professional Business Leader Award from the Charlotte Chamber Young Professionals, formerly Engage Charlotte. The award was announced at the inaugural Young Professional Awards, or “YPs.”

The YPs honor 21- to 39-year old professionals in the following categories: Young Professional Newcomer, Entrepreneur, Nonprofit Leader and Business Leader. The Young Professional Business Leader Award honors an individual who demonstrates exceptional business practices in his or her respective field, works diligently to advance a healthy business environment, collaborates with the Charlotte Chamber and other business organizations to grow Charlotte’s economy and serves the community as a civic leader.

Hedgecock was one of four finalists for the Young Professional Business Leader Award. The award was presented by Jeremiah Nelson, director of graduate services in the Belk College of Business at UNC Charlotte.

Hedgecock practices with the firm’s corporate department in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, securities transactions and compliance, sports and entertainment law, and general corporate law. She represents clients in public and private securities offerings, negotiated and contested acquisitions and dispositions, and general business matters, and also utilizes her prior experience in the entertainment industry to represent clients in film and television production matters, book and music publishing and licensing, and various marketing promotions and contests. Hedgecock joined Robinson Bradshaw in 2008 and has been named a North Carolina Rising Star by North Carolina Super Lawyers from 2011-13.

Hedgecock is chairman of the board of trustees of the North Carolina Shakespeare Festival and serves on the advisory board for the Association of Corporate Growth-Charlotte. She also provides significant pro bono legal support for With Open Eyes Foundation, a Charlotte-based organization that works in Africa to provide transportation to indigenous pastors in underserved communities, and to Charlotte filmmaker Tom Morgan in connection with his film “These Storied Streets,” a documentary profiling America’s homeless. Hedgecock earned her law degree magna cum laude from the University of South Carolina, where she was awarded the Dean’s Medallion and membership in the Order of the Coif.

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