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Duke University, J.D., with honors, 2002; Senior Editor, Law & Contemporary Problems, 2001-02; Executive Editor, Duke Environmental Law & Policy Forum

Duke University, LL.M. in International and Comparative Law, with honors, 2002

Duke University, B.A., 1998


David Shuford is counsel in the Charlotte office and has a multidisciplinary practice focused chiefly on helping clients navigate the challenges and opportunities of international commerce. His practice includes a broad range of domestic and international business transactions and commercial matters, including joint ventures, product supply and distribution, intellectual property licensing, software and software-as-a-service distribution, and corporate structure and governance; international compliance matters, including data protection and privacy, anti-corruption, export control, anti-money laundering and economic sanctions compliance; and international disputes, including international commercial and investor-state arbitration. David also has substantial experience in the areas of public international law, international trade and investment law, and government relations and crisis management.

Prior to joining Robinson Bradshaw, David was an associate in the international practice of Covington & Burling LLP in Washington, D.C. He previously served as a legal adviser at the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal at The Hague, The Netherlands.



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Professional Affiliations

  • Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference, Permanent Member
  • North Carolina Bar Association, International Law and Practice Section Council, 2013-present
  • C.V. Industries, Board of Directors
  • The Honorable Roger L. Wollman, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, Law Clerk, 2003-04
  • The Honorable Graham C. Mullen, U.S. District Court, Western District of North Carolina, Law Clerk, 2002-03 

Community Affiliations

  • Children’s Home Society of North Carolina, Board of Trustees, 2015-present
  • World Affairs Council of Charlotte, Board of Directors, 2014-present
  • Charlotte International Arbitration Society, Board of Directors, 2014-present
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