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David E. Dukes

Partner

Meridian
1320 Main Street
17th Floor
Columbia, SC 29201
david.dukes@nelsonmullins.com

David Dukes is a partner in Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough's Columbia office, where he practices in the areas of business litigation, technology litigation, pharmaceutical and medical device litigation, patent litigation, securities litigation, and coordination of national litigation. He has served as President of two national lawyer organizations. David also served as Managing Partner of...

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David Dukes is a partner in Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough's Columbia office, where he practices in the areas of business litigation, technology litigation, pharmaceutical and medical device litigation, patent litigation, securities litigation, and coordination of national litigation. He has served as President of two national lawyer organizations. David also served as Managing Partner of the Firm for over ten years and currently serves on the Executive Committee.

the Firm for over ten years and currently serves on the Executive Committee.

David Dukes is a partner in Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough's Columbia office, where he practices in the areas of business litigation, technology litigation, pharmaceutical and medical device litigation, patent litigation, securities litigation, and coordination of national litigation. He has served as President of two national lawyer organizations. David also served as Managing Partner of... the Firm for over ten years and currently serves on the Executive Committee.

Experience

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Experience

  • Served as national trial counsel for companies in the pharmaceutical, computer, and consumer products industries
  • Tried cases in California, Pennsylvania, Colorado, Connecticut, Arkansas, West Virginia, Louisiana, Missouri, South Carolina and arbitrations in Texas and Geneva, Switzerland.

Education

  • University of South Carolina School of Law, JD, cum laude (1984)
  • Clemson University, BS, Financial Management (1981)

Admissions

  • South Carolina
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina

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    Member, International Association of Defense Counsel
    • Former Chair, Toxic and Hazardous Substances Litigation Committee (1996–1998)
    • Former Faculty, IADC Trial Academy (1994)
  • Permanent Member, U.S. Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • Member, Richland County Bar Association
  • Member, South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys' Association
  • Board of Trustees, Clemson University
  • Board Member, South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts Foundation
  • Past Board Member, Foundation for the South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics
  • Past Trustee, Business Partnership Foundation, Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina
  • Former Co-Chair, Advisory Board, City Year Columbia
  • Liberty Fellowship, Board of Directors, Senior Advisor (part of the Aspen Institute of Global Leadership Network)
  • Member, Firm's Executive Committee
  • Served as Managing Partner of the Firm from 2001–2011
    • During tenure, Firm was awarded the American Bar Association's John Minor Wisdom Award for public service and professionalism
  • Past President, DRI – The Voice of the Defense Bar
    • Board of Directors (2002–2008)
    • Chairman, Drug and Device Law Committee (1999–2001)
    • South Carolina State Chairman (1993–1997)
    • Law Institute
  • Past Board Chairman and Past President, Lawyers for Civil Justice
  • Past Board Member, National Foundation for Judicial Excellence
  • Past Member, Advisory Committee of the Law Firm Pro Bono Project, Georgetown University Law Center
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