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North Carolina

Education

University of Virginia, J.D., 1983, Order of the Coif; Executive Editor, Virginia Law Review, 1982-83

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A., with highest honors, 1980, John Motley Morehead Scholar; Phi Beta Kappa

Profile

David Wright has represented companies and executives in business disputes for more than 30 years. He is editor of the firm's Class Actions Brief blog, and he regularly represents defendants in complex and varied securities, corporate and ERISA class and derivative actions, as well as corporate investigations. David has handled numerous noncompetition and trade secret disputes, employment disputes of all kinds, and executive compensation and severance matters.

David has extensive experience handling cases throughout North America defending clients facing product liability claims that cause significant property damage or personal injuries. He has handled numerous high-stakes contractual and commercial disputes. David also prosecutes claims for policyholders in insurance coverage disputes, including those relating to long-tail toxic tort exposures.

David has represented the administrations of four different North Carolina governors in significant and groundbreaking constitutional and statutory litigation.

He serves as chairman of the board of trustees of the Morehead-Cain Foundation.

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Experience

Experience

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Affiliations

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Litigation and Labor and Employment Sections
  • Mecklenburg County Bar, “ERISA Litigation: Overview and Recent Developments,” Speaker
  • Mecklenburg County Bar, “SEC Enforcement Actions,” Speaker
  • Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, Member
  • Law Clerk, The Honorable J. Dickson Phillips Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 1983-84

Community Affiliations

  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Charlotte Chapter, Board of Directors, President, 2002-04; Executive Committee, 2002-08; 2012-15
  • Morehead-Cain Foundation, Board of Trustees, Chairman
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