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Nexsen Pruet Expands Practice in Raleigh

Firm Adds Health Care Attorney Bill Pully as Senior Counsel

May 1, 2017

Former President of the N.C. Hospital Association (NCHA), William A. Pully, has joined the Raleigh office of Nexsen Pruet and will focus his legal practice on helping health care organizations adjust to the rapid changes in the field. He retired from the hospital association December 31, 2016, after 32 years as chief lobbyist and then president.

“Bill brings a deep knowledge of the health care industry.  His experience and contacts will be tremendous assets for our clients and the firm. We are delighted to have him join us,” said David Senter, Managing Partner of Nexsen Pruet’s Raleigh Office. 

During his tenure as NCHA president, Pully led the association in a number of initiatives including the creation of the North Carolina Hospital Quality Center. As General Counsel, he was responsible for advocacy and representation for all hospital and health care-related issues before the North Carolina General Assembly and state agencies. He also managed all of NCHA’s legal actions and policy development. As its chief lobbyist and president, Pully has been involved in almost every major health care initiative in North Carolina.

As a Rocky Mount councilman, Pully ran Tim Valentine’s successful bid for the U.S. House of Representatives in 1982, and served as Valentine’s executive assistant in Congress. He also ran Lauch Faircloth’s gubernatorial candidacy in the 1984 primary.

Mr. Pully received his B.A. from the University of North Carolina and his J.D. from Campbell University School of Law in 1979). He may be reached at 919.573.7430 or

Nexsen Pruet is one of the largest law firms in the Carolinas, with more than 190 attorneys and offices in Columbia, Charleston, Greenville, Hilton Head, and Myrtle Beach, S.C. as well as Charlotte, Greensboro, and Raleigh, N.C.  Founded in 1945, Nexsen Pruet provides a broad range of legal services to the business community and represents companies and other entities in local, state, national, and international venues.