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.  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 for inclusion in Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite in the Litigation category and in and North Carolina Super Lawyers® magazine.


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-Present), Treasurer, Pro Bono Chair

Community Activities and Affiliations

  • Past Vice-President, National High School Mock Trial Championship
  • Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts, Board of Trustees
  • Wilmington Children’s Museum, Board of Directors
  • Wilmington Road Runners Club, Board of Directors

Honors & Awards

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

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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