Melanie Black Dubis Receives 2011 Leaders in the Law Award

Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein, LLP Partner’s Professional Leadership and Community Involvement Honored by North Carolina Lawyer’s Weekly

Raleigh, NC, September 28, 2011 --( Melanie Black Dubis, a partner at Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP, has been named by North Carolina Lawyer’s Weekly as a recipient of the 2011 Leaders in the Law Award, which honors individuals in the legal profession who have made positive strides across the state of North Carolina through leadership in both the community and legal profession. Award recipients were honored at a Sept. 22 reception at the Marriott City Center in Raleigh.

Recognized as a leading North Carolina litigator, Dubis concentrates her practice on both corporate and individual clients in unfair and deceptive trade practices and trade secret litigation, securities litigation and intellectual property litigation. Actively involved in the community, Dubis’ civic and nonprofit affiliations include serving as a member of the communication and education committees of the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of the Board of Directors for Carolina Ballet and the pro bono general counsel for Alliance of AIDS Services-Carolina.

“To be recognized among leading attorneys across the state by North Carolina Lawyer’s Weekly is such an honor,” said Dubis. “I am proud to serve our state as a member of the bar and thankful to have the opportunity to contribute to local organizations, making enhancements that will leave lasting impacts on the future of North Carolina.”

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About Melanie Black Dubis:
Melanie Black Dubis, a partner at Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP, handles commercial disputes for clients in North Carolina State and federal courts, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and arbitration proceedings. A Phi Beta Kappa, Dubis was a John W. Wade Scholar at Vanderbilt University Law School, earning her JD in 1995 after earning a B.A. with honors from University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. While at Vanderbilt University, she was the senior student writing editor of the Vanderbilt Law Review. Dubis was named among North Carolina Super Lawyers Rising Star in Business Litigation in 2009 and Business North Carolina magazine’s “Legal Elite” Young Guns in 2007. She is the 2006 recipient of Triangle Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 leadership award and 2011 recipient of the journal’s Women in Business award. Dubis serves as pro bono general counsel for Alliance of AIDS Services-Carolina, has served on the board of Leadership America and is an active member of the board of directors of the Carolina Ballet. She was named “Outstanding Volunteer Attorney” by the Wake County Volunteer Lawyers Program. For more information about Dubis, visit

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