Moore & Van Allen Law Firm, Attorneys
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  • B.A., University of North Carolina, 1995 (Distinction, Highest Honors)
  • J.D., University of North Carolina, 2000; Order of the Coif; North Carolina Law Review, Staff
  • North Carolina, 2008
  • United States District Court, District of Connecticut, 2002
  • Connecticut, 2002
  • Western District of North Carolina, 2008
  • Middle District of North Carolina, 2009
  • Civil Rights
100 North Tryon Street
Suite 4700
Charlotte, NC 28202-4003

Joshua D. Lanning

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Securities Litigation Practice

 Josh Lanning is experienced in litigating a variety of employment related claims based on statutes, contract and common law, including wrongful termination and breach of contract claims, unfair competition claims, breach of non-compete, non-solicit and confidentiality agreements, unemployment compensation matters, wage and hour cases, and workers compensation claims.

Of Note

  • Named a Chancellor’s Scholar to the University of North Carolina Law School, a full-tuition scholarship awarded for demonstrated leadership, analytical and academic skills.
  • Named Rookie of the Year by the Connecticut Law Tribune as part of its New Leaders in the Law awards ceremony.
  • Served as a Henry Luce Foundation scholar in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia assisting the Malaysian Bar Foundation in implementing its new Domestic Violence Act and in developing its new section on international mediation and arbitration. 
  • Served as a member of the North Carolina Law review.
  • Order of the Coif.
  • Named to the Access to Justice Pro Bono Partners 2013 Pro Bono Honor Roll by Legal Services of Southern Piedmont, Legal Aid of North Carolina–Charlotte, and Council for Children’s Rights
  • Selected for inclusion to the North Carolina Super Lawyers list in 2017-2018 for Business Litigation

Representative Matters

In connection with his commercial matters, Josh has:

  • Defending large financial institution in class actions arising from alleged manipulation of foreign exchange markets;
  • Defended several prominent construction companies against competitors’ Civil RICO claims alleging public bid-rigging scheme;
  • Represented a family business in action for securities fraud to recoup investment funds obtained by material misrepresentation;
  • Represented a national banking institution in defending lender liability claims based on breach of fiduciary duties related to investment accounts;
  • Represented a prominent real estate investment group in obtaining emergency receivership to preserve collateral in the face of covert dissipation of assets;
  • Represented investors in obtaining emergency relief in connection with breach of joint venture agreement to buy and sell business aircraft;
  • Represented a large publicly traded company in resolving complex leasing dispute;
  • Represented a national banking institution in defending claims arising from international acquisition of corporate entities.

Professional Affiliations

  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice