Tracy S. DeMarco Counsel

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Tracy’s practice focuses on a wide range of litigation and regulatory matters . Her experience includes representing clients in product liability claims, complex civil litigation, contract disputes, breach of fiduciary duty claims, as well as tort law claims. She has managed all aspects of discovery, drafted successful dispositive motions, led witness interviews, and represented clients at depositions and mediations.

Tracy also represents energy and utility clients in matters before the North Carolina Utilities Commission (NCUC) and other state agencies.  In particular, she has contributed to proceedings regarding base rate increases and avoided costs proceedings, among others, before the NCUC and South Carolina Public Service Commission (PSC).

In addition, Tracy has experience working on government and internal investigations, corporate compliance issues, and trademark matters. She has represented corporate and individual clients on matters involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act, False Claims Act, and antitrust issues. Her trademark experience includes managing the acquisition, maintenance, monitoring, and enforcement of trademark rights.

Prior to joining McGuireWoods LLP in 2014, Tracy practiced for four years in the Washington, D.C. office of an international law firm, representing clients in litigation, government investigations, corporate compliance, and trademark matters.


  • Represented heavy machinery manufacturing client in several product liability lawsuits resulting in favorable settlements.
  • Represented large energy company in civil litigation brought by property owners following the unplanned release of constituents into river abutting their property.  Achieved settlement that was tens of millions less than original demand.
  • Outside counsel for major electric utility applicant in multiple integrated resource planning proceedings in North Carolina and South Carolina.
  • Represented large energy company in successful challenge to civil penalties issued by environmental regulators.
  • Represented multiple utility clients in highly contested proceedings regarding rate base increases, with a particular focus on issues related to coal ash, before the NCUC and PSC.
  • Represented large utility in first avoided cost proceeding under South Carolina’s Energy Freedom Act.
  • Represented multiple utility clients in rulemaking proceedings before the NCUC.
  • Represented multiple utility clients in informal disputes with solar developers.
  • Representation of international chemical manufacturing company in various litigation involving racketeering, wire fraud, interstate transportation of stolen goods, misappropriation of trade secrets, and other tort law claims. Obtained numerous favorable resolutions at motion to dismiss and appellate stages.
  • Representation of client in educational testing industry in breach of contract litigation, obtaining multiple dismissals pending arbitration.
  • Representation of client in international print industry in breach of contract and trademark infringement litigation resulting in favorable settlement for client.
  • Counsel to client in entertainment industry on internal investigations, risk assessment, and policy revision related to compliance with Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.