Williams Mullen Corporate Partner David F. Paulson named North Carolina Regional Managing Partner

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| Source: Williams Mullen Strategies

RALEIGH, N.C., Aug. 29, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Williams Mullen is pleased to announce that David F. Paulson, a Partner and Chair of the firm's North Carolina Business & Corporate Law Team, has been named North Carolina Regional Managing Partner.

In his new role, Mr. Paulson will be focused on developing the strategic focus for the firm's business and presence in North Carolina, and overseeing operations in the firm's Raleigh, Research Triangle Park and Wilmington offices. Previously, Mr. Paulson has served as the North Carolina Regional Business Development Head.

"We have a great team, great clients, and a great opportunity here in North Carolina," Mr. Paulson said. "This is a fantastic market with an excellent trajectory and our firm is committed to being a part of the business community here and contributing to the growth."

Mr. Paulson has more than 23 years of experience in corporate law and complex business transactions, including extensive experience in the health care industry and with health care business transactions. His practice concentrates on helping his clients grow through domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, corporate finance, strategic alliances, multi-party joint ventures and intricate business transactions.

"As the practice of law continues to change, we understand the importance of strong leadership more than ever," said Williams Mullen CEO Tom Frantz. "David is a businessman as much as a lawyer, with a keen understanding of the business of law, and will keep the firm well-positioned going forward."

Mr. Paulson has been recognized as a leading Corporate/M &A attorney in the U.S. by Chambers USA and has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Corporate Law since 2010. He serves on the Board of Directors of the United Way of the Greater Triangle and on the board of advisors to the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Paulson received his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Duke University in 1987, his masters of business administration from Wake Forest University and his juris doctor degree from the Wake Forest University School of Law, both in 1991.

About Williams Mullen

Williams Mullen is an AmLaw 200 law firm that blends the law, government relations and economic development to help grow the business of our clients and the economy of our region across North Carolina, Virginia and Washington, D.C. Our attorneys and consultants strive to help connect clients to opportunities and solutions they need. Putting our clients' needs first has been the foundation of our approach since the firm was founded 103 years ago. Visit us at www.williamsmullen.com.

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