PRLog - Dec. 27, 2012 - (RALEIGH, N.C.) – Melanie Black Dubis, a partner in Parker Poe’s Raleigh office, has been nominated for the Chambers USA Women in Law Awards 2013, which were established to recognize individuals who have made outstanding contributions to furthering the advancement of women in law.
Ms. Dubis is one of four nominees in the category of “Up and Coming Litigation Lawyer of the Year” and the only nominee from North Carolina in any practice area. She is among the top female lawyers from across the country chosen in seven practice areas and judged upon the criteria of gender diversity and equality, mentoring and public service and social activism. .
Winners in each category will be announced at the Chambers USA Women in Law awards ceremony on Tuesday, Jan. 15, at the Harvard Club of New York City.
Ms. Dubis handles complex commercial litigation ranging from trade secret misappropriation to financial services disputes for clients throughout the Carolinas and the United States . She has been recognized as one of the Best Lawyers in America® for 2013 and as one of North Carolina Lawyers Weekly’s 2011 Leaders in the Law.
In addition to her business accomplishments, Ms. Dubis serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors for the Carolina Ballet and as Pro Bono General Counsel to the Alliance of AIDS Services.
Ms. Dubis graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with honors in 1992 and received her JD from Vanderbilt University in 1995.
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About Parker Poe
Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP has more than 200 lawyers in five offices located in major markets across North Carolina and South Carolina. The firm provides legal counsel to large commercial and public organizations on litigation, corporate and regulatory matters. It has been recognized in recent years as one of the fastest growing law firms in the United States and as an award-winning leader in the use of technology to provide better and more efficient service to domestic and international clients. For more information, please visit www.parkerpoe.com.