District of Columbia
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.
Advised a technology company on intellectual property licensing matters.
Advised a number of companies on the development of an EU-U.S. Safe Harbor compliant data protection policy.
Represented the U.S. subsidiary of a European industrial company on a wide range of commercial matters.
Advised a number of industrial companies on compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and U.K. Bribery Act.
Assisted a number of foreign companies in establishing U.S. subsidiaries.
Advised a number of companies on the recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards and court judgments.
Advised a public pension fund on the development and implementation of economic sanctions and divestment compliance policies and practices.
Advised a private investment fund on economic sanctions compliance matters.
Represented a global logistics company in a wide range of commercial matters.
Represented the U.S. subsidiary of a South Asian manufacturer in intellectual property licensing matters.
Advised a nonprofit research institution on EU Data Protection Directive compliance.
Advised a defense contractor with respect to a Senate Armed Services Committee investigation.
Advised and represented a European country regarding a broad range of tax policy matters.
Advised an information technology company on trade and privacy/data security matters.
Represented claimants in Mobil Corporation et al. v. Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela (ICSID Case No. ARB/07/27).
Represented claimant in Mobil Cerro Negro v. Petroleos de Venezuela S.A. et al. (ICC Case No. 15415/JRF).
Represented claimant in Phoenix Action Ltd. v. Czech Republic (ICSID Case No. ARB/06/5).
News & Events
- May 9, 2016
- David Shuford quoted in Charlotte Business Journal on "Service Firms Arise in Foreign Business Community"Oct. 24, 2014
- David A. Shuford Elected to North Carolina Bar Association’s International Law & Practice Section CouncilJune 10, 2013
- David A. Shuford quoted in Charlotte Business Journal on "Charlotte Chamber zeroes in on recruiting Chinese companies"May 24, 2013
- April 5, 2013
- David A. Shuford quoted in Charlotte Business Journal on "Charlotte firms' expertise grows in international law"May 18, 2012
- Aug. 18, 2011
Robinson Bradshaw's Charlotte and Research Triangle OfficesMay 5, 2015
- July 5, 2013Charlotte Business Journal
- Oct. 2012NCBA International Law
- 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
- 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