Edward F. Hennessey IV Elected President of North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys



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Hennessey Also Joins International Association of Defense Counsel

July 5, 2013

Edward F. Hennessey IV, an attorney with Robinson Bradshaw, has been elected president of the North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys. Hennessey has served on the NCADA’s board since 2007, most recently in the role of executive vice president, and he will now serve as president-elect until he assumes the role of president in June 2014. Hennessey has also joined the International Association of Defense Counsel, an invitation-only professional association for corporate and insurance defense lawyers around the world.

The NCADA serves as a leading resource organization for civil defense trial attorneys in North Carolina and promotes the exchange of information, ideas and litigation techniques to strengthen the practice and enhance the knowledge of lawyers defending individuals and businesses in North Carolina. The NCADA has a membership of nearly 1,000 individuals whose practices range from general liability, workers' compensation and medical malpractice defense to product liability, commercial litigation, labor & employment, construction and local government law.

Hennessey focuses his practice on mediation, litigation and arbitration of disputed matters ranging from complex commercial, close corporation and shareholder rights to construction disputes through pre-litigation counseling and negotiation and alternate dispute resolution and trial. He has represented clients in diverse industries such as real estate development, construction contracting, investment banking, hedge and other investment fund management, and transportation. He has served as lead or co-lead counsel in jury trials as well as matters tried to the bench or to arbitration panels and is regularly involved as lead counsel in cases before the North Carolina Business Court. Additionally, he regularly advises and represents clients in the negotiation of construction and other commercial contracts as well as corporate governance documents.

Hennessey is a frequent speaker at seminars and professional gatherings on trial and litigation practices, is an elected fellow for the Litigation Counsel of America and has served on the boards of the American Bar Association and the North Carolina Bar Association. He is also active in the community, serving on the Volunteer Lawyers Committee of the Mecklenburg County Bar and as president of both his local homeowners association and the Dartmouth Club of Charlotte.

Hennessey earned his law degree from Cornell University where he was note editor of the Cornell International Law Journal. He received his bachelor of arts cum laude from Dartmouth College.

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