Debbie Edney has nearly 20 years of experience representing corporate, financial, and individual clients in all aspects of complex commercial litigation. Her experience includes managing, trying, and arbitrating cases involving trade secret misappropriation, noncompete agreements and other restrictive covenants, unfair and deceptive trade practices, independent contractor classifications, tortious interference, breaches of fiduciary duty, antitrust claims, financial and tax disputes, and corporate governance.
Across the board, Debbie takes pride in learning each client's business so that she can leverage that knowledge in litigation. Clients have praised her ability to understand and describe the intricate details of their businesses.
Debbie is the former leader of Parker Poe's antitrust, business torts, and white collar practice, as well as a former editor of the American Bar Association's Business Torts Journal. She has been an integral part of large trial teams that won rulings that continue to be cited in business litigation today, including involving trade secrets and unfair and deceptive trade practices. She has also litigated a merger-to-monopoly case before the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). She has arbitrated cases before the American Arbitration Association (AAA), International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), and International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR).
In addition, Debbie has held various positions with the U.S. Department of State. Her husband is a foreign service officer, and they have lived in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Australia, and Turkey.