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Aligned Business Community Commends Nomination of Todd Brown to the North Carolina Business Court

| Tort Reform & Legal Climate

An effective and efficient Business Court is part of our state’s competitive advantage, and, on behalf of the aligned business community, the NC Chamber, N.C. Home Builders Association, and N.C. Retail Merchants Association commend Governor Roy Cooper’s nomination of Todd Brown to the North Carolina Business Court.

“The NC Chamber applauds Governor Cooper’s nomination of Todd Brown to the North Carolina Business Court. I had the privilege of starting my career as a colleague of Todd’s and benefited tremendously from his mentorship. He is a leader among leaders in the bar, has practiced at the highest levels, and has helped manage a sophisticated law firm with ease,” said Ray Starling, general counsel at the NC Chamber and president of the NC Chamber Legal Institute. “Members of the Business Court must often decide, individually, cases of critical importance to the state’s business community, and Todd’s nomination is a promising sign that job creators can continue to expect fairmindedness and predictability on all matters decided by this court.”

NC Chamber President and CEO Gary Salamido echoed the sentiment, saying, “The business community is pleased to support the nomination of Todd Brown for confirmation to our state’s Business Court. Todd has decades of experience practicing complex business litigation and dispute resolution, which provides the business community with predictability and certainty in these nuanced areas of the law. Our legal climate continues to be a critical component to North Carolina’s competitiveness and this nomination only adds to the value to our state’s business climate. We look forward to engaging with members of the N.C. General Assembly on a swift confirmation process.”

The North Carolina Business Court is a specialized forum of the General Court of Justice charged with ruling on civil cases involving complex questions of corporate and commercial law. Following confirmation by the General Assembly, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of North Carolina specially assigns the judges to the Business Court to serve eight-year terms.

The aligned business community, as part of its commitment to advancing policies that will enable North Carolina to reestablish a top-10 legal climate, will continue to prioritize the appointment of exceptional Business Court jurists that reflect the thriving, diverse economy of our state and possess the requisite expertise in the Business Court’s special area of law.