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Moore & Van Allen, PLLC

Litigation

5 ranked lawyersBand 2North CarolinaUSA 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

An impressive performer in areas surrounding financial services, bankruptcy and shareholder derivative litigation, representing a range of banks and institutional investors. Provides additional expertise in white-collar criminal investigations and challenging the constitutionality of legislatorial actions. Offers notable expertise in trade secrets litigation and corporate governance issues.

Strengths

One client lauds: "The entire team consistently provides an outstanding level of service. All members of the team are extremely responsive and provide practical legal advice and creative solutions to help our business thrive."

Another source comments that the team is "timely, responsive and has a great understanding of the subject matter."

Work highlights

Defended Deloitte against a shareholder class action alleging violations of the Securities Exchange Act and the SEC's implementing regulation in connection with Deloitte's audit of SCANA.

Notable practitioners

James McLoughlin is a litigator with an expansive practice spanning civil and criminal cases at trial and appellate level. He is further noted for his representation of clients facing government investigations.
"He has excellent strategic instincts, and has a really strong handle on managing risks and strategy across multiple jurisdictions."

Thomas Myrick is a trial lawyer recognized for his considerable experience in business litigation, with particular strength in tax-related disputes. He also counsels on litigation avoidance strategies.

Valecia McDowell is particularly notable for her work advising clients on internal investigations as well as managing investigations brought by government agencies. She works with public and private companies as well as nonprofits.
"She is incredibly sharp and very focused on customer needs. She is also able to deal with delicate topics in a smooth and effective way." "She is a fierce advocate for her clients and brings tremendous empathy to her work. She possesses the ability to quickly cultivate trust and confidence in her clients."

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Overview

We represent clients in disputes as diverse as business itself. We adapt to each client’s distinct needs working across a variety of industries and develop practical solutions that fit legal and business needs.


Some matters are “bet-the-company” cases and others are less disruptive, but we focus on efficiency and informed judgment to help solve commercial disputes. We’ve developed tools and resources that give us a cost-effective edge, including training team members dedicated to electronic discovery and document review. 

Commercial litigation can arise anywhere, from federal and state courts in the U.S., to courts abroad, to arbitrations and administrative proceedings that cross borders. We are experienced and comfortable wherever the dispute arises, partnering seamlessly with co-counsel when that is the prudent strategy.  

We develop a creative approach to individual problems, focusing on the key legal and factual issues, and managing the various aspects of these often complex cases. We are zealous advocates prepared to go to trial when needed, keeping in mind our goal to achieve the maximum result at reasonable expense. We seek to understand the motivations and strategy of the other parties—to persuade them directly or to sway the trier of fact. 




Litigation

Moore & Van Allen, PLLC

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Location

100 North Tryon Street

Suite 4700

Charlotte

North Carolina

USA

NC 28202-4003

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

North Carolina

Litigation: General Commercial


James P McLoughlin Jr
Band 3
Thomas D Myrick
Band 4
Valecia M McDowell
Band 4

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations


James P McLoughlin Jr
Band 2
Valecia M McDowell
Band 2