Moore & Van Allen Law Firm, Attorneys
Practice Areas
  • B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1991
  • J.D., Temple University, 2002, magna cum laude; Law Review
  • North Carolina, 2002
  • All U.S. District Courts in North Carolina
  • Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Ninth Circuit
100 North Tryon Street
Suite 4700
Charlotte, NC 28202-4003

Mark A. Nebrig

Representative Matters
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Mark Nebrig has extensive experience in managing complex business and securities litigation and enforcement actions.  Though he maintains a general business litigation practice to serve all of his clients’ needs, Nebrig has concentrations in securities litigation, SEC/FINRA investigations, shareholder disputes, and ERISA class actions.

A former licensed broker, Nebrig represents various broker-dealers in customer disputes before FINRA and advises securities industry entities involved in regulatory investigations, inquiries, and litigation.  He advises public companies and their directors in their communications and responses to the SEC and DOJ. 

His general practice also focuses on mergers and acquisitions litigation and shareholder disputes, where he represents both public and private corporations and their directors. 

Services Nebrig regularly provides to his clients:

  • Complex business litigation
  • Securities litigation and arbitration
  • Corporate investigations (both internal and regulatory)
  • ERISA/ESOP litigation
  • Class action litigation
  • Shareholder litigation (both public and private)

Of Note

  • Hiring Member, Moore & Van Allen
  • Selected as Legal Aid of North Carolina's 2010 Pro Bono Attorney of the Year
  • Former Coordinator of MVA/ Legal Aid of North Carolina landlord/tenant pro bono partnership
  • Member- Attorney Development Committee, MVA
  • Member- Public Service Committee, MVA
  • Board Member- Autism Charlotte
  • Board Member- Epiphany School of Charlotte

Representative Matters

  • Corwin v. Reynolds American, Inc. et al., NC Business Court case no. 14-CVS-8130 (2015) (won dismissal of shareholder claims attacking $27.4 Billion acquisition of Lorillard, Inc.)
  • In Re: Garlock Sealing Tech. LLC, et al., WDNC (Bankr.) case no. 10-BK-31607 (2014) (achieved "landmark" asbestos estimation ruling)
  • Whittington, et al. v. Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, NC case no. 12-CVS-01206 (2015) (won summary judgment defending multi-plantiff action related to broker-dealer's lack of duty to victims of Ponzi scheme)
  • Knox, et al. v. First Southern Cash Advance, North Carolina case no. 05-CVS-445; NC Ct. App case no. 12-604 (2014) (won appeal involving consumer class arbitration)
  • Drymax, LLC v. Hickory Brands, Inc., NC Business Court case no. 11-CVS-933 (2013) (achieved $4 million jury verdict)
  • Bottom v. Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, North Carolina case no. 11-CVS-824 (2014) (achieved dismissal, upheld on appeal)
  • Mortgage Cadence, LLC v. Urban Lending Solutions, LLC, Arbitration case no. 2012-1300A (2013) (achieved summary judgment)
  • Tong, et al. v. Engineous Software, Inc. et al., NC Business Court case no. 11-CVS-001522 (2012) (achieved dismissal)
  • Martin v. Banc of America Securities, FINRA case no. 08-00319 (2009) (achieved trial win)
  • Strong v. Gateway Homes, case no. 06-CVS-7672 (2007) (achieved jury verdict)
  • Griffin v. Morgan Stanley, et al., NASD case no. 05-00387 (2006) (achieved trial win)
  • Rexam Inc. v. United Steel Workers of America, 2006 WL 2530304 (D. Minn.  August 31, 2006)  (achieved partial summary judgment)
  • Lockhart v. Wachovia Securities, Morgan Stanley, et al., NASD case no. 03-08862 (2005) (achieved trial win)