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Andrew K. McVey


(910) 218-7241
(910) 763-6561

Areas of Practice Labor & Employment Litigation

A member of the firm’s litigation section, Andrew K. McVey regularly represents large companies, small businesses, medical practices, financial institutions, developers, homeowners’ associations, and individuals in trial and appellate matters and alternative dispute resolution with an emphasis on complex commercial litigation and employment law.  Andy has considerable experience defending employers in claims for employment discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation and wrongful discharge, and administrative investigations by the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the United States Department of Labor, and other agencies.  In addition, he has represented numerous employers spanning a variety of industries in the enforcement of covenants not to compete and other restrictive covenants.  His commercial litigation practice includes the pursuit, and defense of claims for unfair and deceptive trade practices, fraud, breach of contract, and breach of fiduciary duty.

Andy has also been selected in various years for inclusion in Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite in the Litigation and Employment Law categories and in and North Carolina Super Lawyers® magazine in the Employment and Labor category.

Andy is also an Ironman Triathlete.


Professional Experience

  • Successfully defended an Italian hair care products manufacturer in a federal action alleging millions of dollars in damages arising from the breach of an alleged distribution agreement.
  • Successfully defended a bank before the trial court and Court of Appeals against allegations of breach of fiduciary duty spanning several decades.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • North Carolina Labor and Employment Law Section Council (2008-2017), Treasurer, Pro Bono Chair
  • U.S. District Court for E.D.N.C Local Civil Rules Committee

Community Activities and Affiliations

  • Vice-President, National High School Mock Trial Championship
  • YMCA of Southeastern North Carolina, Board of Trustees
  • Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts, Board of Trustees (Ex Officio)
  • Wilmington Children’s Museum, Board of Directors (Past Member)
  • Wilmington Road Runners Club, Board of Directors (Past President)

Honors & Awards

  • Selected for inclusion in North Carolina Super Lawyers® magazine, 2015-2020
  • Selected for inclusion in Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite in the Litigation category (2013, 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)
  • Coached the North Carolina champion high school mock trial team to a second-place finish at National Championships in 2000
  • Ironman Triathlete

Article, Publications, Speeches

Containing the Disloyal Employee in the Aftermath of Dalton v. Camp, N.C. Bar Association Labor & Employment Section Council Newsletter


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