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McGuireWoods Lawyer Matt Calabria Earns Triangle Business Journal 40 Under 40 Leadership Award

June 18, 2015

Matt Calabria, an associate in McGuireWoods’ Raleigh, North Carolina office, has been selected for the Triangle Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Leadership Awards, which honor professionals under the age of 40 for contributions to their organizations and communities.

Calabria and his fellow honorees are profiled in the June 12, 2015 edition of the Triangle Business Journal. Five judges from the newspaper and the local business community reviewed nearly 300 nominations before selecting a final list of 40 winners in the 2015 class.

A member of McGuireWoods’ financial services litigation practice, Calabria has represented Fortune 500 companies and large employers in complex, multimillion-dollar cases. He also has provided pro bono services for clients such as tenants involved in disputes with landlords. Calabria’s professional leadership roles include serving as legislative committee co-chair of the North Carolina Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division from 2010 to 2011.

Calabria has been active in his community as a volunteer and an elected official. He was elected last fall to the Wake County Board of Commissioners, the county’s governing body, and has focused on public education and public transit during his first year in office. He previously was a volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Triangle, serving on its Young Ambassadors board and helping raise money for the nonprofit organization. Calabria is a graduate of the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Raleigh program, which prepares participants for future leadership roles.

“I’m honored and humbled to be mentioned in a group that includes so many exceptional community leaders,” Calabria said. “I’m also very grateful to McGuireWoods. Community is one of the firm’s essential core values and I’m fortunate to have these opportunities to serve.”

Calabria earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2005, where he served as student body president, and his law degree from Duke University in 2009.

“Matt’s leadership and dedication shine through every day in the work he does for our clients and for his community,” said Mark Anderson, managing partner of McGuireWoods’ Raleigh office. “We’re very proud of Matt and delighted to see him receive this well-deserved honor.”