The UNC School of Law honored Brooks Pierce partner Wade Hargrove with a Distinguished Alumni Award at the school's annual Law Alumni Weekend Leadership and Awards Dinner on October 13, 2011.
"It is a singular honor to be nominated by one’s peers and then to be selected by the Law Alumni Association Executive Committee for these awards," says John Charles "Jack" Boger ’74, dean and Wade Edwards Distinguished Professor of Law. “We have many distinguished alumni, and it is a delight to recognize several of them during Law Alumni Weekend.”
Wade Hargrove is a senior partner in the Raleigh, N.C., office of Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard, LLP, and he runs a corporate, communications and media law practice. He has been asked to testify before Congressional and legislative committees on issues involving corporate law, copyright law, the Internet, satellite broadcasting, open government, libel and slander, political broadcasting, broadcast license renewal, cable television, and public utility law. He regularly advises clients in mergers and acquisitions and has served as counsel in some of the nation's largest media transactions.
Hargrove was elected chair of the UNC Board of Trustees in July 2011. A former member of the University’s Board of Visitors and the School of Journalism and Mass Communications Board of Visitors, Hargrove served on the advisory committee for the Center for Media Law and Policy and the General Alumni Association Board of Directors. He served as alumni association president at UNC School of Law. Hargrove was the driving force behind the UNC Center for Media Law and Policy, a collaboration of the UNC journalism and law schools. In 2009, an annual media law colloquium at UNC was named in his honor.