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Thomas William McGee, III

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Meridian
1320 Main Street
17th Floor
Columbia, SC 29201
One Wells Fargo Center
301 South College Street
23rd Floor
Charlotte, NC 28202
billy.mcgee@nelsonmullins.com
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Billy McGee practices in the areas of complex business litigation, including banking litigation; lender liability; regulatory, criminal and internal investigations; class actions; franchising disputes; False Claims Act; and qui tam lawsuits. Mr. McGee also litigates international abduction matters brought under the Hague Convention.

Billy McGee practices in the areas of complex business litigation, including banking litigation; lender liability; regulatory, criminal and internal investigations; class actions; franchising disputes; False Claims Act; and qui tam lawsuits. Mr. McGee also litigates international abduction matters brought under the Hague Convention.

Billy McGee practices in the areas of complex business litigation, including banking litigation; lender liability; regulatory, criminal and internal investigations; class actions; franchising disputes; False Claims Act; and qui tam lawsuits. Mr. McGee also litigates international abduction matters brought under the Hague Convention.

Experience

Following is a selected sampling of matters and is provided for informational purposes only. Past success does not indicate the likelihood of success in any future matter.

Experience

  • Represents local, regional and national lending institutions in litigation pending in state and federal courts
  • Advises corporate and banking clients in responding to state and federal regulatory or criminal investigations
  • Assists clients in performing confidential internal investigations to identify potential problems, implement corrective actions and minimize exposure
  • Served as defense liaison counsel in statewide payday lender class action
  • Handles appeals before state and federal appeals courts

Certifications

  • South Carolina Certified Mediator by the South Carolina Bar
  • South Carolina Certified Circuit Court Arbitrator by the South Carolina Bar

Education

  • University of South Carolina School of Law, JD (1996)
    • Publications editor of South Carolina Environmental Law Journal
  • Clemson University, BA, Political Science (1992)

Admissions

  • South Carolina
  • North Carolina
  • District of Columbia
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Clerkships

  • Law Clerk, The Honorable M. Duane Shuler, South Carolina Circuit Court for the Third Judicial Circuit

Practice Areas

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  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC)
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • Richland County, South Carolina Bar Association
  • Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Bar Association
  • Former Elected Member, Fifth Circuit House of Delegates
  • Former Chair, South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Division New Admittee Committee
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