Charlotte, N.C. – Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP is pleased to announce that the Charlotte Business Journal has named Maya Engle and Morgan Rogers among the 40 top business leaders under the age of 40 in the region. A panel of judges selected Maya and Morgan because of their impact on Charlotte’s business and civic community.
Maya is Parker Poe’s associate general counsel. In that role, she helps the firm analyze the full range of ethical issues that can come up during the practice of law. She also has taken a proactive role in helping protect the firm’s clients with their own risk-management profile related to legal services the firm provides, for example, spotting potential issues that could lead to conflicts. Additionally, she was on the firm’s internal team that oversaw its rapid and successful transition to nearly everyone working from home: more than 400 attorneys and staff spread out across the Carolinas, Georgia, and Washington, D.C.
Maya is a leader in the legal community as well. As one of only 12 lawyers who are on North Carolina’s Disciplinary Hearing Commission, she has helped to protect the public by disciplining lawyers who were found to violate state ethical rules. She has also played a leading role resolving disputes between clients and attorneys in Mecklenburg County specifically. She has chaired the committee that assesses the character and fitness of new attorneys in Charlotte and the surrounding region. And she was heavily involved in the Mecklenburg County Bar’s “Call to Action,” formalized in 2006, to significantly increase the number of minority attorneys in the county.
Morgan is a partner at Parker Poe who focuses on business litigation and real estate. Morgan advises national homebuilders and other large corporations on their real estate needs. Additionally, a diverse cross-section of businesses in the Charlotte region turn to Morgan for help resolving disputes. In the past year, these clients have included a Mooresville telecommunications company, a Charlotte trucking logistics provider, local business owners, developers and contractors, and large corporations with presences in the Charlotte area.
Morgan has also been deeply involved in the Charlotte community since he was a child. He grew up singing in a boys’ choir on the steps of Spirit Square – the place where he would one day lead the board of directors for one of Charlotte’s oldest cultural institutions. He is a graduate of the Arts & Science Council’s Cultural Leadership Training Program, played a central role in launching a young professionals group at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, and spent nearly a decade on the board of directors for Arts+. Morgan’s accomplishments on the board include serving as chair, driving the board’s efforts to recruit diverse members, and helping steer what was then Community School of the Arts through its rebranding to Arts+.
Awards Ceremony & Additional Recognition
Maya and Morgan will be celebrated at the Charlotte Business Journal’s 28th Annual 40 Under 40 Awards Event on October 7 in uptown Charlotte. They will also be featured in a special report published in the October 1 issue of the CBJ.
About Parker Poe
Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP has more than 230 lawyers in eight offices in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Washington, D.C. The firm provides legal counsel to many of the largest companies and local governments in the Southeast.
Parker Poe is a member of two leading international legal networks: TerraLex and the Employment Law Alliance. TerraLex and the ELA have chosen Parker Poe to help guide clients through the challenges of global business.