Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard LLP
Mike Dowling represents individuals facing serious felony charges in the federal courts, both at the trial and appellate levels. Mike has experience with a wide array of federal criminal matters, including those involving multi-defendant drug conspiracies, firearms violations, immigration fraud, mail fraud, wire fraud, environmental crimes, EBT benefits fraud, money laundering, false statements to federal agents, trade secret theft, and other white collar criminal matters.
Mike tried what is believed to be the very first computer hacking prosecution in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina under 18 U.S.C. § 1030(a)(5)(A), the most serious violation possible under the federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.
He also has experience in a broad range of business and commercial litigation in federal and state court. His experience includes cases involving contract disputes, unfair business practices, the Lanham Act, the North Carolina Trade Secrets Protection Act, as well as the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. Mike also has substantial experience litigating a wide array of tort claims arising under the common law of North Carolina, including claims for breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, unfair competition, and negligent misrepresentation.
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