Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP (formerly Hunton & Williams and Andrews Kurth Kenyon) is pleased to announce that prominent North Carolina business and civic leader Frank E. Emory Jr. has been named managing partner of the firm’s Charlotte office.

“I look forward to leading the Charlotte office in this exciting next chapter for our firm following the recent merger of Hunton & Williams and Andrews Kurth Kenyon,” Emory said. “I’m grateful for the opportunity to build on the success of our Charlotte office and the firm as a whole.”

A longtime firm leader with nearly 30 years in practice, Emory co-heads Hunton Andrews Kurth’s litigation and labor group and has long distinguished himself at the firm and in the broader North Carolina business community. Emory was appointed by Gov. Roy Cooper to serve as chair of the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina. He also is a member of the Charlotte Executive Leadership Council and a former chair of the Charlotte Chamber and of the city’s Planning Commission.

Emory is a former member of the North Carolina Department of Transportation Board and the North Carolina Commission on the Administration of Law & Justice, and a past president of the Mecklenburg County Bar. He also is a recipient of the North Carolina Bar Association’s Citizen Lawyer Award; a fellow with the Litigation Counsel of America and the American Bar Foundation; and a member of the Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference and the American Law Institute.

He succeeds Mike Nedzbala, co-leader of Hunton Andrews Kurth’s structured finance and securitization practice, who has relocated to the firm’s Richmond office after serving 10 years as managing partner of the firm’s Charlotte office.

Emory received his undergraduate degree from Duke University and is a past member of the university’s Board of Trustees and director emeritus of Duke University Health System. He received his law degree from the University of North Carolina School of Law.