Six Robinson Bradshaw Litigators Named to Under 40 Hot List



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Aug. 15, 2017

Six Robinson Bradshaw attorneys were named to Benchmark Litigation’s annual Under 40 Hot List for 2017, honoring the achievements of the nation’s most accomplished legal partners age 40 or younger. Robinson Bradshaw had the most attorneys listed for North Carolina. The six litigators are:

Nathan C. Chase Jr. – Chase focuses on complex business disputes. He has extensive experience in antitrust matters, including defending clients in nationwide antitrust class actions; representing clients in connection with antitrust investigations conducted by the Department of Justice, Federal Trade Commission and state attorneys general; and counseling clients with respect to antitrust issues raised by contractual relationships.

Pearlynn G. Houck – A versatile litigator and adviser, Houck represents companies and executives in complex business and employment disputes and bet-the-company litigation. She has experience in matters involving fraud, breach of contract, restrictive covenants, financial products, securities, professional negligence and trade secrets. Houck’s recent experience includes various multidistrict class actions involving collegiate athletics.

Susan M. Huber – Huber represents employers and executives in employment and business disputes, assists with internal and governmental investigations, and advises on a variety of employment and human resources concerns, including discrimination and harassment claims, wage and hour compliance, hiring and termination, noncompetition agreements, and policy development and administration. She also provides employment law training to managers and employees to help reduce litigation risk.

Ty Shaffer – Shaffer represents property owners and businesses in real estate disputes and land use matters. He routinely represents property owners seeking just compensation in eminent domain cases, and also represents clients in rezoning requests, requests for variances and appeals from the decisions of local planning boards. Shaffer also has broad experience handling a range of complex commercial disputes.

Andrew W.J. Tarr – Tarr has broad litigation experience, representing clients in a variety of complex business disputes. A significant focus of his practice involves bankruptcy and creditor’s rights, including representation of secured and unsecured creditors, private equity funds and acquirers of assets. Tarr also handles litigation involving shareholder and corporate governance disputes, corporate merger litigation, fiduciary duties and real estate.

Richard C. Worf – Worf has represented clients in all phases of civil litigation and has extensive experience in the area of mass tort bankruptcy. For the past seven years, he has been part of a team representing the debtor in one of the nation’s most closely watched asbestos bankruptcy cases. Worf is also experienced in general commercial litigation.

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