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 banking litigation and regulation, mergers and acquisitions, insurance coverage, business tort and trade secret disputes, shareholder derivative and class action suits, real property and construction litigation, and media and First Amendment litigation.
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.
Representation of lender pursuing $20 million in coverage under representation & warranty insurance coverage against insurer related to representations and warranties made in M&A deal. Obtained recovery for client following AAA evidentiary hearing.
Defense of anesthesiology practice for largest health care provider in Carolinas against non-compete, unfair trade practices, and anti-competition claims brought by public company related to $100 million anesthesiology contract. Obtained dismissal of action.
Part of trial team in multimillion dollar fraud case in the Southern District of New York arising out of challenges to representations and warranties in M&A deal. Obtained favorable ruling for client.
Representation of multiple clients in connection with claims for insurance coverage in complex disputes with insurers. Experience includes handling all phases of complex litigation and trying cases in state and federal court and before arbitral panels.
Representation of real estate investment company in AAA arbitration related to contract dispute. Resolved entirely in client’s favor.
Representation of a large financial institution in UCC and tort litigation brought by former customer, alleging millions in damages. Settled favorably for client.
Representation of a large financial institution in lawsuit alleging millions in damages for credit reporting violations. Prevailed in several motions before obtaining favorable settlement.
Representation of food service provider in connection with government contracting, bid protest, and FOIA matters.
Representation of a large financial institution in litigation arising from an insurance fraud scheme perpetrated by bank customers.
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.
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Named to "North Carolina Rising Stars," Business Litigation, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2019-2022
Selected for inclusion into the North Carolina Pro Bono Honor Society, 2018, 2019, 2021
Selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, Commercial Litigation, 2021-2023
Named to "Legal Elite," Young Guns (Lawyers under 40), Business North Carolina, 2021
More Than 100 McGuireWoods Attorneys Recognized as ‘Ones to Watch’ By Best Lawyers
August 19, 2021
11 McGuireWoods Lawyers Honored Among Business North Carolina’s ‘Legal Elite’
January 12, 2021