GREGG E. McDOUGAL

Gregg is a trial lawyer who has a national practice with 30 years of experience representing
clients in complex business litigation and catastrophic personal injury matters. He represents
both Plaintiffs and Defendants in all types of complex litigation, including litigation arising from
mergers and acquisitions, insurance coverage issues for policyholders, dissenter rights, contract
disputes, trade secret issues, fraud disputes, and catastrophic personal injury matters.

Gregg has served as lead counsel in numerous high-profile, nationally-recognized cases,
representing five-time Olympic medalist Marion Jones in a defamation suit; Jack Nicklaus,
Arnold Palmer, and Tiger Woods; a well-known football coach after his termination from a large
university; Duke University in matters arising out of allegations made against members of the
Duke men’s lacrosse team; a Malaysian corporation in a breach of contract action against
singer-songwriter and actor Kenny Rogers; and a notable International Chamber of Commerce
(ICC) arbitration matter in Japan. He has represented many well-known Fortune 500
Corporations and executives throughout the United States in various highly complex litigation
matters. Gregg often manages clients’ litigation with alternative fee arrangements.

In addition to his corporate representation, Gregg has extensive experience successfully
representing clients in wrongful death suits and catastrophic personal injury matters. Several of
the catastrophic personal injury matters handled by Gregg have received significant national
media attention.

Gregg is the only North Carolina attorney profiled in Law360’s inaugural “trial pros” series, which
features his extensive trial experience. He has been recognized as one of the “Best Lawyers®
in America” for almost two decades, as a North Carolina “Super Lawyer” for the last 13 years,
as a member of Business North Carolina’s “Legal Elite,” and has received AV® Peer Review
Rating (preeminent) from the Martindale Hubbell International Law Directory for the last 25
years.

Gregg resides in Raleigh, NC. He and his beloved late wife, Nancy, with their two sons, have
spent many enjoyable hours in Bray’s Island, SC. Gregg enjoys hunting, fishing, and grilling out
with close friends. He is active in his community, having served on the boards for many
charitable and non-profit organizations over the years, including Legal Aid of North Carolina,
First Tee of the Triangle (Chair), Ronald McDonald House (Chair), Communities in Schools
(Chair), Coalition for Children and Youth (Chair), Human Relations Commission, Young Life,
Boys and Girls Club, Raleigh Transit Authority, Neighbor to Neighbor, and the American Cancer
Society.

Practice Areas

  • Business Disputes
    • General Business Disputes
    • Shareholder Litigation
    • Directors and Officers Litigation
    • Dissenter’s Rights
    • International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Arbitration
  • Complex Litigation
    • Appellate
    • Complex Business Litigation
    • Catastrophic Personal Injury
    • Insurance Coverage and Policyholder Litigation

Honors & Awards

  • Profiled as the only North Carolina attorney in Law360’s inaugural “trial pros” series, which features his extensive trial experience
  • Recognized as one of the “Best Lawyers® in America” for over a decade
  • North Carolina “Super Lawyer” for the last 12 years
  • Business North Carolina’s “Legal Elite”
  • AV® Peer Review Rating (preeminent) from the Martindale Hubbell International Law Directory for 20 years

Education

  • Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC
    • Juris Doctor
  • Miami University, Oxford, OH
    • Bachelor of Science

Bar and Court Admissions

  • North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of North Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Georgia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh District
  • Supreme Court of the United States

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • 10th Judicial District Bar Member
  • Wake County Bar Association

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