Alec Covington

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Education
  • The University of North Carolina School of Law, JD, with Honors, Institute Editor, North Carolina Banking Institute Journal, 2013
  • Washington and Lee University, BA, American History, cum laude, 2007
Admissions
  • North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina

Alec has a diverse litigation and regulatory practice spanning a wide range of industries, including work on behalf of clients in the financial services, telecommunications, energy, real estate, manufacturing, and healthcare industries. He has handled disputes at the trial and/or appellate level involving mortgage and banking litigation and regulation, mergers and acquisitions, government investigations, business tort and trade secret disputes, shareholder derivative and class action suits, real property and construction litigation, government contracting disputes, media and First Amendment litigation, and insurance coverage.  His practice also focuses on conducting internal and external investigations and compliance audits. His clients have included Fortune 100 companies, small and midsize businesses, individuals, and nonprofit institutions.

Alec has a strong commitment to pro bono, civic, and philanthropic endeavors. He focuses his civic and philanthropic work in the areas of community improvement and mental health. He was selected to participate in Community Building Initiative’s Leadership Under 40 program, which convenes a diverse, cross-sector group of emerging community leaders to build connections and become more educated about the Charlotte community and its issues. Alec also helped attract funding for a new mental health facility in Charlotte named Hopeway. He currently assists with financial aid and an annual speaker series for Hopeway.

As a law student at the University of North Carolina School of Law, he was a recipient of the Gressman-Pollit Award for outstanding oral advocacy. Alec also served as institute editor for the North Carolina Banking Institute Journal and was as a judicial extern for the Honorable Robert C. Ervin of the North Carolina Superior Court and Chief Judge John C. Martin of the North Carolina Court of Appeals.

Alec Covington
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Charlotte, NC 28202-2146

Part of trial team in multimillion dollar fraud case in the Southern District of New York.

Served as first-chair lawyer in bench trial where borrower alleged origination fraud counterclaims in an attempt to block a foreclosure action filed by Fortune 20 financial institution and obtained verdict in favor of client.

Representation of a large financial institution in a nationwide audit and investigation related to third party service providers and consumer protection compliance.

Representation of a building materials and supply company in numerous litigations brought by subcontractors.

Representation of multiple small businesses in shareholder and fiduciary litigation.

Representation of multiple clients in connection with claims for insurance coverage relating to third party litigation.

Author, Fighting Yesterday's Battles: Proposed Changes to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, 16 N.C. Banking Inst., Page 299, 2012
Co-presenter, "Recent NCBC Decisions 2016-2017: Selected Decisions and Practice Pointers," CLE sponsored annually by the North Carolina Business Court and Mecklenburg County Bar, May 19, 2017
Co-presenter, "Recent North Carolina Business Court Decisions: Selected Decisions and Practice Pointers," CLE sponsored annually by the North Carolina Business Court and Mecklenburg County Bar, May 6, 2016
Co-presenter, "Recent North Carolina Business Court Decisions: 2014-2015," CLE sponsored annually by the North Carolina Business Court and Mecklenburg County Bar, May 8, 2015
Co-presenter, "North Carolina Business Court: Recent Decisions," CLE sponsored annually by the North Carolina Business Court and Mecklenburg County Bar, May 30, 2014