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Immediate Past President

Clayton D. Morgan

Immediate Past President Clayton D. Morgan of Raleigh served as the 128th president of the North Carolina Bar Association. Morgan also served in 2022-23 as president of the North Carolina Bar Foundation.

Morgan serves as Associate General Counsel at Duke Energy. He has been with Duke Energy and its predecessors since 1996, serving as Associate General Counsel since 2004. He served as president-elect of the NCBA and NCBF in 2021-22 and chaired the Audit & Finance Committees of the Association and the Foundation.

Morgan graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1987 with a Bachelor of Science degree in radiologic science. He completed the joint JD/MBA program at Wake Forest University in 1991, earning the Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Babcock Graduate School of Management and the Juris Doctor from Wake Forest University School of Law.

Morgan is a past chair of the Corporate Counsel Section, past chair of the Nominating Committee, past co-chair of the Minorities in the Profession Committee, and past co-chair of the Awards and Recognitions Committee. He has been a member of the NCBA and the Corporate Counsel Section for 30 years, and was honored as the third recipient of the section’s Corporate Counselor Award.

Morgan served from 2011-14 on the NCBA Board of Governors and the North Carolina Bar Foundation Board of Directors.