J. Benjamin Davis - Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard LLP

J. Benjamin Davis

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2013
Phone: 919-573-6226

Ben Davis is a regulatory and transactional lawyer. He has advised North Carolina banks on matters involving regulatory compliance, corporate governance, check negotiation, electronic payments systems, wire transfer fraud, financial privacy, internet banking, and remote deposit capture services. He also represents media clients in licensing proceedings, regulatory compliance, and transactional and tax matters. 

After graduating law school, Ben served on active duty in the Pentagon from 1998-2002, as a military attorney in the Office of the Army General Counsel. As an Assistant to the Army General counsel, he handled legal issues involving Arlington National Cemetery, the turn-over of the Panama Canal, and domestic and international Corps of Engineers projects. 

Honors & Awards

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America in Banking and Finance Law (2013-2016)

Professional & Community Activities

  • Member, North Carolina State Bar
  • Member, Business Section, American Bar Association
  • Member, Wake County Bar Association
  • Member, North Carolina Professional Lobbyists Association

Articles, Publications & Speeches

  • "Banking Modernization Bill: The Road Ahead," Carolina Banker, Summer 2012
  • "Updated FFIEC Authentication Guidance Raises the Bar for Online Security Procedures," Carolina Banker, Winter 2011.
  • "Regulation Z: Restrictions on Mortgage Loan Originator Compensation," Legal Memorandum, Vol. 43, No. 2, 2011, North Carolina Bankers Association.
  • "North Carolina Bankers Guide to Powers of Attorney," 2nd Edition (published by North Carolina Bankers Association 2008).
  • "E-SIGN and Electronic Statements," Legal Memorandum, Vol. 39, No. 9, 2007, North Carolina Bankers Association.
  • "New Law on Remotely Created Checks", Legal Topics Bulletin, July 2006
  • "North Carolina Identity Theft Protection Act," Legal Memorandum, Vol. 37, No. 14, 2005, North Carolina Bankers Association.
  • "Check 21 and Check Retention Requirements," Legal Memorandum, Vol. 36, No. 10, 2004, North Carolina Bankers Association.
  • "Check 21 Act," Legal Memorandum, Vol. 36, No. 6, 2004, North Carolina Bankers Association.
  • Co-Author, "Child Support Enforcement and North Carolina Banks," Legal Memorandum, Vol. 35, No. 10, 2003, North Carolina Bankers Association.


Seminars and Speaking Engagements

Wake Forest UniversityBA 1994Yale Law SchoolJ.D. 1998
North Carolina Professional Lobbyists Association

Office Location

Wells Fargo Capitol Center, Suite 1700
150 Fayetteville Street
P.O. Box 1800
Raleigh, NC 27602
United States

Practice Areas

Banking and Finance Law

Other Information

Gender: Male