New Partner, Gregg McDougal and Firm Founder, Kieran Shanahan

Gregg McDougal, and two associates, join Shanahan Law Group, PLLC as firm name is changed to Shanahan McDougal, PLLC.

Gregg McDougal, a veteran trial lawyer with more than 30 years of experience, brings his sophisticated national practice to Shanahan McDougal, PLLC and bolsters the firm’s strategic growth as a premier boutique law firm.

“We are excited for the firm and our clients to have Gregg McDougal join the team. He is a preeminent trial lawyer and greatly enhances our complex litigation practice,” said firm founder, Kieran Shanahan.

Gregg McDougal represents both plaintiffs and defendants in complex litigation, including litigation arising from mergers and acquisitions, contract disputes, trade secret issues, corporate governance, coverage issues on behalf of insurance policyholders, fraud disputes and catastrophic personal injury matters. McDougal has served as lead litigation counsel in numerous high-profile cases, representing well-known clients such as five-time Olympic medalist Marion Jones, Arnold Palmer, Tiger Woods, and Duke University. He has also successfully represented corporations and individuals throughout the United States—as plaintiffs and defendants—in a variety of complex litigation cases. Prior to joining Shanahan McDougal, McDougal spent his legal career as a partner at two AM Law 100 firms.

McDougal has been profiled as the only North Carolina lawyer in Law360’s inaugural “Trial Pros” series, which features his extensive trial experience. He has also been recognized as one of the Best Lawyers® in America, has repeatedly been selected as a North Carolina “Super Lawyer,” and has earned an AV® Peer Review Rating (preeminent) from the Martindale Hubbell International Law Directory.

Shanahan McDougal, PLLC is also pleased to announce that H. Denton Worrell and Nathaniel Pencook have joined the firm as associates. “Due to their exceptional achievements, both Denton and Nate could probably have joined any firm in the country, but they valued our firm’s unique culture of providing high quality legal services in a boutique, client centered, cost effective manner.” said Shanahan.

Denton Worrell earned his Juris Doctor from Wake Forest University School of Law in 2015, where he served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Wake Forest Law Review. Worrell brings over a decade of experience in wealth management and will focus his practice in areas of business litigation, corporate and financial representation, as well as appeals. Prior to joining Shanahan McDougal PLLC, Worrell served two years as a clerk to the Honorable Justice Paul M. Newby of the North Carolina Supreme Court.

Nathaniel Pencook graduated magna cum laude from the University of North Carolina School of Law in 2017, where he served as the North Carolina Issue Editor of the North Carolina Law Review. Pencook will focus his practice in areas of complex business litigation, general corporate representation, and employment law.

Shanahan McDougal, PLLC is a boutique law firm in Raleigh, North Carolina that offers a full range of litigation and business services. The firm’s multi-faceted team of attorneys provide strategic advice to clients in numerous practice areas, such as complex litigation representing both plaintiffs and defendants, banking and financial institutions, commercial real estate, corporate governance, directors and officers litigation, insurance policyholder litigation, white collar defense and government representation.

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