David A. Shuford Elected to North Carolina Bar Association’s International Law & Practice Section Council

June 10, 2013

David A. Shuford, an attorney with Robinson Bradshaw, has been elected to the North Carolina Bar Association’s International Law & Practice Section Council. Shuford will serve a three-year term beginning July 1, 2013.

The NCBA International Law & Practice Section reviews developments in international law that may affect North Carolina, sponsors continuing legal education programs and services, provides members with a substantive newsletter and helps mold the association's legislative agenda for presentation to the North Carolina General Assembly. Council members also provide leadership on section committees.

Shuford has a multidisciplinary practice focused on helping clients navigate the many challenges and opportunities of international commerce. It includes international business transactions, international compliance matters (including anti-corruption, export control, anti-money laundering and economic sanctions compliance) and international disputes (including international commercial and investor-state arbitration). He also has substantial experience in the areas of public international law, international trade and investment law, and government relations. His clients include U.S. and foreign companies seeking to expand in overseas markets and foreign companies seeking to establish and grow their operations in the United States. He has represented clients operating in a wide range of industries in the Americas, Europe, Russia, the Middle East and North Africa, sub-Saharan Africa and Asia.

Before joining Robinson Bradshaw, Shuford practiced in the international group of Covington & Burling LLP and served as a legal adviser at the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal in The Hague, The Netherlands.

Shuford earned his law degree with honors from Duke University where he was the senior editor of Law & Contemporary Problems and executive editor of Duke Environmental Law & Policy Forum. He also received a Master of Laws with honors in International and Comparative Law from Duke University.

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