Isabelle helps clients navigate complex business, intellectual property, and product liability disputes. She also assists clients with other general litigation matters. Isabelle works with clients at every phase of the litigation process and advises them on legal strategy in mediations, arbitrations, and trials, drawing on her experience as a law clerk to Chief U.S. District Judge Richard E. Myers II, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina.
Isabelle speaks French and Arabic, skills she honed by studying abroad and working internationally.
- J.D., University of North Carolina School of Law, 2018; North Carolina Law Review; Chancellors Scholar
- B.A., with Distinction, University of Virginia, 2011
Honors and Distinctions*
- Encounter Wilmington, Class of 2022
Admitted to Practice
- North Carolina, 2021
- District of Columbia, 2019
- Minnesota, 2018
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 2021
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, 2021
- U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, 2018
* Please see the following websites for an explanation of the membership standards for the following recognitions: www.bestlawyers.com; businessnc.com/special-sections/legal-elite/; and www.superlawyers.com/north-carolina.
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