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The international law firm Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) announced that Partner Angelia Duncan has been named managing partner of the Charlotte office.

A native of Durham, N.C., Duncan is a commercial litigator whose practice focuses on business and financial services disputes, employment matters, trade secret and unfair competition, and the advising of membership organizations. She also litigates and advises on matters involving real estate and construction disputes. Duncan has been a resident of both the Atlanta and Charlotte offices since late 2017.

On taking on this new role, Duncan said, “Our firm is on a new trajectory and I am excited to take the reins in Charlotte and help to drive change and growth aligned with our firm’s goals. I look forward to growing our Charlotte office and expanding BCLP’s presence in North Carolina.” 

Among other leadership duties, she is co-leader of the firm’s Lawyers of Color Affinity Group and a member of the BCLP Women’s Leadership Board.

BCLP and Atlanta-based Powell Goldstein merged in 2009, creating new offices in Atlanta, Charlotte and Dallas. Today, many lawyers in the Charlotte office focus their practices on serving clients in the financial services industry through corporate real estate, business transactions and real estate capital markets. They also practice in intellectual property, complex litigation, and private client and estate planning. Through Project Advance – the firm’s strategic program of business transformation to build scale around existing core strengths in litigation and investigations, midmarket transactions and real estate as an asset class – BCLP has committed to growing the Charlotte office.

Outside of work, Charlotte lawyers and staff donate their time and resources to a wide range of community organizations, including the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Council for Children’s Rights, Charlotte Rescue Mission, the YMCA and Myers Park Trinity Little League, among others. Charlotte employees also serve on the boards of area hospitals, colleges and universities. Duncan currently serves on the board of the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Atlanta and boards at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Wake Forest Law.

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