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



  • 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.


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