Harley Payne is an attorney devoted to meeting his client’s needs with creative and tailored solutions. His practice focuses on white-collar criminal defense, investigations, regulatory response and defense, and complex civil litigation.
A graduate of Duke University School of Law, Harley was an active participant in the Duke Civil Justice Clinic, developing his advocacy skills in administrative and small claims courts. As an editor of the Duke Journal of Comparative and International Law, Harley sharpened his understanding of the complex global regulatory environment facing transnational corporations. He was also a recipient of the Jack M. Knight Memorial Scholarship. During his first summer of law school, Harley interned in the general counsel’s office of a large technology firm.
Prior to law school, Harley attended Wake Forest University as a Stamps Scholar, a full ride scholarship given for excellence in leadership and academics. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Politics & International Affairs and Economics while involving himself in Student Government and local politics. In connection with his scholastic achievement, Harley was also awarded the United States Presidential Scholar medal from the Department of Education.
J.D., Duke University School of Law, 2022
B.A., Wake Forest University, 2018 summa cum laude
- North Carolina, 2022
- U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina
- U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina