Melanie Black Dubis, a partner at Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP, handles commercial disputes for clients in North Carolina state and federal courts, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and arbitration proceedings. Dubis leads the firm’s Antitrust and Business Torts practice group. 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. 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 www.parkerpoe.com.