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North Carolina


Vanderbilt University, J.D., 1992, Order of the Coif; Editor-in-Chief, Vanderbilt Law Review, 1989-90

Vanderbilt Divinity School, M.Div., 1992, Founder's Medalist

Davidson College, A.B., magna cum laude, 1987, Phi Beta Kappa


Julian Wright practices in the areas of employment law, business litigation and securities disputes. In employment law, he provides counseling and litigation guidance to employers and executives around the country. Julian's experience includes negotiating contracts, giving day-to-day advice on employment matters, and litigating disputes in the Southeast and nationwide about discrimination, harassment, noncompetition covenants, trade secrets, wrongful termination and ERISA matters.

As a business and commercial litigator, Julian assists clients with disputes over breaches of contract, shareholder rights, business valuations, landlord-tenant issues and unfair competition. He regularly litigates in North Carolina’s Business Court, state courts around the country and extensively in the federal court system.

Julian also represents clients in SEC and other investigations of securities matters and regularly litigates civil securities issues. In addition, he has successfully conducted multiple internal investigations for clients.

Julian is a certified Superior Court mediator. He regularly represents houses of worship in disputes in various tribunals. Julian also maintains an active pro bono practice, particularly in the area of criminal post-conviction work.

Honors & Awards


  • Law Clerk, The Honorable J. Harvie Wilkinson III, U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit, 1992-93



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Professional Affiliations

  • North Carolina Equal Access to Justice Commission (chaired by the Chief Justice of North Carolina)
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Professionalism Committee, Former Chair
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Labor & Employment Section Council, Former Chair
  • Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference, Permanent Member

Community Affiliations

  • North Carolinians for Redistricting Reform, Board Member and Secretary, 2017-present
  • Sugar Creek Charter School, Board Member, 2015-present
  • MeckMin (fka Mecklenburg Ministries), Board Member and Treasurer, 2016-present
  • Privatization and Competition Advisory Committee of the City of Charlotte (appointed by City Council), Member, 2012-16
  • Camp Grier, Old Fort, NC, Board Member and Chair, 2013-present
  • GenerationNation, Inc. (fka Kids Voting Mecklenburg County), Board Member, 2008-16; Chair, 2011-15
  • CMS Equity Committee, Chair (appointed by the Charlotte Mecklenburg Board of Education), 2002-07
  • Freedom School Partners, Inc. (fka Seigle Avenue Partners, Inc.), Board Member, 1999-2011; Board Chair, 2004-07; Strategic Adviser, 2012-present
  • William C. Friday Fellow, Wildacres Leadership Initiative
  • Leadership Charlotte, Class 23
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