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North Carolina

Education

Harvard Law School, J.D., 2005

University of Montana, B.A., with high honors, 2002

Profile

Pearlynn Houck is a versatile litigator and adviser. She 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, unfair trade practices, financial products, securities, corporate governance, professional negligence and class actions. Pearlynn regularly represents clients in noncompetition, trade secret and other employment disputes. She also has experience conducting internal investigations and assisting clients in responding to government investigations.

Pearlynn's clients benefit from her courtroom experience. She has argued injunctions, temporary restraining orders and dispositive motions, participated in multiple jury trials and arbitrations before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, and litigated appeals in the North Carolina Court of Appeals and U.S. Courts of Appeals.

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Professional Affiliations

  • Mecklenburg County Bar, Nominating Committee, 2018
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Judicial Performance Evaluation Committee, 2014-present
  • Mecklenburg Bar Foundation, Grant Review Committee, 2014-present
  • North Carolina Business Court, Advisory Rules Committee, 2015
  • Law Clerk, The Honorable N. Carlton Tilley Jr., Chief Judge, Middle District of North Carolina, 2005-06

Community Affiliations

  • Women Executives, 2018
  • Women’s Impact Fund, Grants Committee, 2008-09, 2012-16; Grants Team Co-Chair, 2014-16; Grants Task Force Co-Chair, 2016-17; Board of Directors, 2017-18
  • Smart Start of Mecklenburg County, Board of Directors, 2012-14
  • Nurse-Family Partnership, Community Advisory Board, 2015-present
  • Leadership Charlotte, Class 38
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