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November 16, 2021

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Gregory P. McGuire

Gregory P. McGuire

Partner

GlenLake One
4140 Parklake Avenue
Suite 200
Raleigh, NC 27612
greg.mcguire@nelsonmullins.com

Greg has more than 26 years of experience as a litigator and for seven years served as a trial judge on the North Carolina Business Court for Complex Business Cases. As a judge, he presided over hundreds of cases involving the interpretation and application of corporate law, business torts, trade secrets, non-competition agreements, trademarks, and administrative...

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Greg has more than 26 years of experience as a litigator and for seven years served as a trial judge on the North Carolina Business Court for Complex Business Cases. As a judge, he presided over hundreds of cases involving the interpretation and application of corporate law, business torts, trade secrets, non-competition agreements, trademarks, and administrative law. As a former shareholder of an international law firm, he has litigated matters in a broad range of areas of civil law.

Gregory P. McGuire

law. As a former shareholder of an international law firm, he has litigated matters in a broad range of areas of civil law.

Greg has more than 26 years of experience as a litigator and for seven years served as a trial judge on the North Carolina Business Court for Complex Business Cases. As a judge, he presided over hundreds of cases involving the interpretation and application of corporate law, business torts, trade secrets, non-competition agreements, trademarks, and administrative... law. As a former shareholder of an international law firm, he has litigated matters in a broad range of areas of civil law.

Experience

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Experience

  • As a judge on the North Carolina Business Court, 89% of his orders from which appeals were taken were affirmed by the Supreme Court of North Carolina and the North Carolina Court of Appeals. Author of the first North Carolina Business Court decision ever affirmed by the United States Supreme Court, N.C. Dep't of Revenue v. Kimberley Rice Kaestner 1992 Family Trust
  • As a litigator, served as lead counsel in hundreds of lawsuits in federal and state courts throughout the United States involving claims in the areas of employment discrimination, employment torts, trade secrets and non-competition agreements, wage and hour laws, business and commercial disputes, major workplace accidents, and products liability
  • Obtained defense verdicts in numerous civil jury trials in the courts of North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Florida, and Michigan   
  • Lead defense counsel in more than 20 nationwide and statewide class action and collective action lawsuits in state and federal courts   
  • Extensive experience in federal and state courts of appeals, including arguing cases before the Fourth Circuit and Eleventh Circuit Courts of Appeals   
  • Represented employers in investigations and audits before the EEOC, USDOL, OFCCP, NLRB, and other state and local agencies

Previous Professional Experience

  • Special Superior Court Judge assigned to the North Carolina Business Court for Complex Business Cases (2014–2021)
  • Shareholder, Raleigh office of international law firm (2004–2014)
  • Partner and Associate, Greensboro and Raleigh offices of Southeastern law firm (1987–2004)

Education

  • University of North Carolina School of Law, JD (1987)
  • Cornell University, BS, Industrial and Labor Relations (1984)

Admissions

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

Practice Areas

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