Bradley is pleased to announce that Corby Cochran Anderson, retired partner, is the recipient of the 2021 Ayscue Professionalism Award by the Mecklenburg County Bar (MCB).
Ms. Anderson was presented with the award at the MCB’s virtual Law & Society Luncheon on December 2. The award recognizes a current or former MCB member for exemplary professionalism through outstanding service to the MCB and the community and embodiment of the traits to which all attorneys should aspire.
“Corby is incredibly deserving of this recognition, and it is particularly meaningful since the Professionalism Award is named in honor of one of her mentors, Ozzie Ayscue. Corby is held in the highest esteem in the Charlotte community and beyond, known as an exceptional practitioner, mentor and friend,” said Bradley Charlotte Office Managing Partner Christopher C. Lam.
Ms. Anderson practiced in North Carolina trial and appellate courts and in federal courts throughout the United States, focusing on commercial litigation with an emphasis on franchising, intellectual property, retail and new media. She founded and chaired Bradley’s Franchise & Distribution Practice Group, as well as the Retail team, building them from scratch and playing a key role in securing significant franchise and intellectual property victories. Ms. Anderson’s work earned her recognition in Chambers USA, Benchmark Litigation, and The Best Lawyers in America® and she was named among the “50 Most Influential Women” by The Mecklenburg Times in 2017.
An active member of the Charlotte community, Ms. Anderson worked with Kids Voting Mecklenburg County (now Generation Nation) to promote civic engagement among young people through programs that engage teenagers to become active participants in the community. She was active with the MCB, serving on the organization’s Board of Directors from 2003 to 2006, and consistently participating in programs benefitting children, including the school reading program. In addition, Ms. Anderson was an active member of the North Carolina Bar Association, serving on various sections and committees, including the Appellate Rules Study Committee, and she was a leader in the American Bar Association’s Forum on Franchising, where she worked to develop the area of franchise law.