Prior to joining the Regent University School of Law faculty in 2019, Professor Brad Lingo was a partner in King & Spalding’s Trial and Global Disputes practice group. His work encompassed a broad array of trial and appellate matters, with much of it focused on defending accounting firms against claims of malpractice and securities fraud. He represented three of the Big Four accounting firms in matters where plaintiffs sought damages of more than $1 billion dollars. Among other accomplishments, he was one of the lead trial lawyers in what is believed to be the highest-stakes case in U.S. history to be tried by an accounting firm to a complete defense verdict.
Lingo also litigated a number of religious-liberty cases while in private practice. Accounts of this work have appeared on the front pages of The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal. He served as president of the Federalist Society’s Charlotte Chapter from 2013 to 2019, and he served by appointment of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights on the Commission’s North Carolina State Advisory Committee from 2016-2019. Super Lawyers named him as one of North Carolina’s “Rising Stars” for three consecutive years.
Before his career with King & Spalding, Lingo practiced in the Washington, D.C. office of Gibson Dunn. He also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Morris Sheppard Arnold of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.
He received his law degree, cum laude, from Harvard Law School, where he served as an executive editor of the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy. Lingo graduated first in his class and summa cum laude from Grove City College.