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David W. Hands

David HandsEDUCATION:

NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW, Durham, NC
Juris Doctor, Magna Cum Laude, May 2002

Honors: Thurgood Marshall Scholar, NCCU Foundation Scholar,
Activities:   NCCU Law Journal (Senior Editor),
Contracts Teaching Assistant
Susie M. Sharp Inn of Court

FAYETTEVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY, Fayetteville, NC
Bachelor of Science, Criminal Justice, May 1995

LEGAL EXPERIENCE:

HANDS LAW OFFICE, PLLC, Charlotte, NC, Managing Member
Practice Areas:  Bankruptcy, Real Estate Closings (Residential & Commercial),  Criminal & Traffic Law, Personal Injury, Contract Review & Business Start-up.

FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION, Washington, DC, Staff Antitrust Attorney 
Evaluated and litigated the competitive effects of various multi-million dollar mergers/acquisitions in the petroleum and pipeline industry.

MOORE & VAN ALLEN, PLLC, Charlotte, NC, Summer Associate
Conducted research and drafted memoranda regarding the Revised Article 9, limited partnerships, Regulation S-P, synthetic leases and the Attorney-Client Privilege.

PARKER, POE, ADAMS & BERNSTEIN, LLP, Charlotte, NC, Summer Associate
Conducted research and drafted memoranda regarding Sovereign Immunity.  Organized and drafted the appropriate documents for a Bankruptcy Remote Entity.

FIRST UNION / LEGAL DIVISION, Charlotte, NC, Summer Associate
Rotated through the bank’s litigation, corporate regulatory and capital markets practice groups. Conducted research and drafted memoranda regarding corporate attorney-client privilege, non-compete covenants, arbitration clauses, securities act of 1933 and the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act.

Professional Affiliations:

  • Former Chair and Current Member, Mecklenburg County Bar Lawyer Referral Board of Directors
  • Parliamentarian, John S. Leary, Jr. Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association
  • Groove Phi Groove, SFI

MEMBERSHIPS/AWARDS

Admitted:  North Carolina State Bar, 2002
United States District Court, Western District, 2004
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 2005

Recipient:  2002 Anne Duncan Award for academic achievement in the face of significant obstacles