Jan 05 2021

Victoria Bruno (Washington, DC) has more than 15 years of experience in litigating complex commercial disputes. Her wide-ranging practice includes representing major US retailers, manufacturers, and insurers in a variety of business disputes involving breach of contract, fraud, professional malpractice, deceptive trade practices and discrimination. She also has represented companies in responding to reputational attacks by financial publications, NGOs, competitors and former employees/whistleblowers.

Matar Diouf (Charlotte, NC) has a core practice focused on mergers and acquisitions, private equity, venture capital finance, and general business and corporate law. Many of Diouf’s transactions have a cross-border reach. He also provides operating companies and business owners with a wide range of outside general counsel services. 

Dave Efird (Raleigh/Research Triangle Park, NC) is the former General Counsel of the North Carolina Department of Commerce where he served as a lead negotiator on major economic development projects for the state. At Womble Bond Dickinson, he guides companies seeking to relocate to or expand operations in the Southeast, including site selection and negotiating with the state and local officials on economic development incentives.

Briana Erickson, Ph.D. (Boston) focuses her practice on the development and implementation of IP strategies in the immunology, biotechnology and related life sciences industries. Her patent procurement and portfolio management clients include global pharmaceutical corporations, small and mid-sized biotechnology companies, start-up companies, and academic institutions. She holds a Ph.D. in molecular biology, cell biology, and biochemistry from Brown University.

As both an attorney and registered nurse, Alissa Fleming (Charleston, SC) advises healthcare providers on a broad range of legal issues, including healthcare regulatory compliance, operations, and litigation. She also guides hospitals and other healthcare industry clients in claims ranging from fraud, reimbursement, disciplinary proceedings, repayments, professional liability, and qui tam whistleblower actions.

Mason Freeman (Winston-Salem, NC) is a trial lawyer who defends manufacturers in product liability litigation across the country in the tobacco and natural gas industries, including cases involving serious injury or wrongful death claims. He also defends manufacturers, real estate developers, and contractors against claims resulting from construction issues, catastrophic events, workplace injuries or fatalities, and OSHA citations.  

Brian Meltzer (Baltimore) practices in the area of corporate law with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital financing, and general corporate governance. He has experience representing private equity groups, venture capital groups, investors and investment firms, and public and private companies, and his clients range from start-ups to well-established industry leaders.

Stephen Shaw (Greensboro, NC) is an experienced intellectual property attorney who guides companies in brand protection, rights enforcement and IP dispute resolution. In addition, Shaw’s experience extends to assisting start-ups and emerging growth companies with developing their intellectual property to grow their businesses. He is a Marine Corps Reserves officer who served two combat tours in Iraq and currently is assigned as a liaison officer with Navy Expeditionary Combat Command.

Matthew Tilley (Charlotte, NC) focuses his practice on the trial and appeal of complex cases, including the defense of class actions.  He represents clients across a number of industries, including healthcare, manufacturing, energy, and construction. In addition to commercial litigation, Tilley devotes a substantial portion of his practice to advising education providers in the development and successful operation of their programs as well as compliance with state and federal education laws.  

Kevin Trempe’s (Charleston, SC) diverse transactional work has involved mergers and acquisitions, corporate organization and governance, securities law compliance and duties of directors and officers. He also has advised lenders and borrowers of various sizes in syndicated and real estate lending deals. In addition to his corporate and capital markets experience, Trempe is actively involved in the firm’s economic development practice.

Catherine Wrenn’s (Greenville, SC) practice includes advising clients on regulatory compliance and handling matters that involve Medicare fraud, wrongful death, personal injury, negligence, breach of contract, and breach of warranty. Her healthcare industry clients include physicians, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and assisted living facilities.

Katie Zimmerman (Raleigh, NC) is a litigation attorney who focuses on product liability cases. She has represented clients in the tobacco, heating and cooling, chemical, and medical industries. Her practice particularly focuses on developing medical and scientific defenses and preparing expert witnesses for deposition and trial.

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