Andrew Benton works in the firm’s Corporate practice and advises a wide range of business clients.
Andrew enjoys travel, hiking and running half-marathons.
Areas of Focus
- University of North Carolina School of Law, J.D., with high honors, 2021
- Order of the Coif
- Chancellors’ Scholar
- Class Rank: 4th
- Comments Editor, North Carolina Law Review, Vol. 99
- IAPP Westin Scholar Award, 2021 (outstanding privacy law student)
- Millard S. Breckinridge Prize in Law, 2021 (outstanding tax law student)
- Gressman and Pollitt Oral Advocacy Award
- North Carolina State University, M.A., in American History, summa cum laude, 2016
- Western Carolina University, B.A., summa cum laude, 2013
Bar & Court Admissions
- North Carolina
- Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US)
- International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)
- Board of Directors, North Carolina Business Committee for Education (NCBCE)
- North Carolina Bar Association
- Advised the owner and operator of a petroleum marketing, convenience retailing, and quick service restaurant business and the owners of related real estate on sale to a private equity firm.
- Advised a U.S. clinical research organization on the purchase of all of the equity of a specialty UK-based clinical research organization.
- Advised a leading utilities, solar, and electrical contractor in a definitive agreement to be acquired by an independent sponsor for an undisclosed amount of cash and equity.
Represented a private equity fund in its acquisition of a leading digital patient recruitment company.