Bradley R. Kutrow


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  • University of Virginia School of Law, JD, Editor-in-chief, Virginia Law Weekly; Executive Editor, The Journal of Law & Politics, 1986
  • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, AB, 1981
  • North Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
  • 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
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Permanent Member, Judicial Conference of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit

Past Chair, Appellate Rules Committee, North Carolina Bar Association

Past Co-chair, Advisory Subcommittee on Local Rules for the Western District of North Carolina

Past Chair, 26th Judicial District Local Rules Committee

Brad chairs the firm’s financial services litigation department and is co-chair of the firm’s appeals and issues practice. He has broad experience in complex litigation, with emphasis on business torts, securities, and products liability. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America in seven different litigation categories: Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Banking and Finance, Securities, Personal Injury, Product Liability, and First Amendment. His clients include banks, financial services firms and manufacturers. In addition, he assists clients with internal investigations and in responding to e-discovery and regulatory inquiries.

He maintains an active appellate practice and chairs the Appellate Practice Section of the North Carolina Bar Association. He is also immediate past chair of the Appellate Rules Committee of the NCBA, which serves as a liaison between the state’s appellate bench and bar. Most recently, he represented amici curiae in two cases before the Supreme Court of North Carolina.

He has defended class actions in pretrial proceedings, at trial, and in appellate courts. He is also experienced in arbitration before American Arbitration Association and securities arbitration panels, and in related proceedings in trial and appellate courts.

Brad was a law clerk to the Honorable Joseph H. Young of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. As an undergraduate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he was the associate editor of The Daily Tar Heel and Outstanding Graduate of the School of Journalism.

T: +1 704 343 2049F: +1 704 343 2300bkutrow@mcguirewoods.com201 North Tryon Street
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Charlotte, NC 28202-2146

Defense of federal court class actions arising from mortgage lending and the foreclosure crisis.

Defense of a major credit card lender in federal class actions and business litigation.

Representation of a retirement plan trustee in arbitration, defeating breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty claims brought by an ERISA plan.

Representation of Davidson College as amicus curiae before the Supreme Court of North Carolina in State v. Yencer, which rejected an Establishment Clause challenge to the college’s campus police department.

Defense of product liability claims for a North Carolina-based manufacturer.

Representation of raw material supplier in fraud, negligent misrepresentation, unfair trade practice, and third-party beneficiary claims brought by a medical device manufacturer seeking $50 million in damages following a device recall.

Named a “Local Litigation Star,” North Carolina, Benchmark Litigation, 2013

Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Personal Injury Litigation; Product Liability Litigation; Securities Litigation; Banking & Finance Litigation; Woodward/White, Inc., 2013, 2014

Selected for inclusion in America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Litigation: General Commercial, North Carolina, Chambers USA, 2007-2013

Named to Benchmark Appellate Litigation, Legal Media Group, 2012

Named to “North Carolina Super Lawyers,” Business Litigation, Civil Litigation Defense, Personal Injury Defense: Products, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2006-2014

Author, "Expert Discovery Issues in State and Federal Court: Where’s the Ballpark and What are the Ground Rules?," Antitrust & Complex Business Dispute News, Antitrust & Complex Business Disputes Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association, January 2013
Author, "Trimming Back the Spread of the UDTPA: Trends in 2007," Business Lawyer, March 2008
Author, "The Economic Loss Rule Revisited: Recent Developments," The Litigator, January 31, 2008
Presenter, "Expert Discovery in State and Federal Court: Where’s the Ballpark and What Are the Ground Rules?," CLE sponsored by the NC Bar Association’s Antitrust and Complex Business Dispute Section, February 7, 2013
Panelist, "Religion and the Law," Davidson College Common Hour Series, with Karl A. Plank, Ph.D, November 13, 2012
Moderator, "Preparing for Oral Argument," 2012 North Carolina Appellate Practice and Specialization Review, October 4, 2012
Presenter, Mecklenburg County Bar All-Star Trial Advocacy Seminar, February 1, 2008
Presenter, North Carolina Product Liability Seminar, January 23, 2008