Former Governor Pat McCrory appointed Adam M. Conrad as a Special Superior Court Judge for Complex Business Cases. Judge Conrad will join Judge Louis A. Bledsoe on the North Carolina Business Court in Charlotte. He was officially sworn in on December 23, 2016, but will take the oath on January 30, 2017, during a public ceremony in Courtroom 5370 of the Mecklenburg County Courthouse at 1:00 p.m.
Conrad is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and received his Juris Doctor from the University of Georgia where he was a member of the Order of the Coif and Editor in Chief of the Georgia Law Review.
After receiving his law degree, Judge Conrad clerked for the Honorable David B. Sentelle of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and the Honorable Clarence Thomas of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Since 2007, Judge Conrad has been in private practice with King & Spalding, LLP in Charlotte. During this time, he has been a partner in the firm's national appellate practice with experience in intellectual property, constitutional, and other civil matters.
Judge Conrad is the recipient of several individual and team awards including Legal 500's Appellate Group of the Year, Law 360's Appellate Group of the Year, and Super Lawyers Rising Star in North Carolina for the past three years.
Judge Conrad has served on the steering committee of the Charlotte chapter of the Federalist Society. He has been an active member of the Federal Circuit Bar Association. He is a member of Providence Baptist Church where he serves on the Children's Committee.
The North Carolina Business Court is an administrative division of the General Court of Justice. Cases involving complex and significant issues of corporate and commercial law in North Carolina are designated by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of North Carolina to a Special Superior Court Judge who oversees all aspects of the case from the time of designation through trial or other resolution.