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May 29, 2018

Lawyers in the News

Darrell Fruth has joined Smith Anderson’s national technology transactions practice, which consists of business lawyers with specialized backgrounds in technology law. He joins the firm as counsel, having previously practiced with Brooks Pierce. Alexander Horn has joined McGuireWoods’ private equity industry team as a partner in Raleigh. Horn represents companies in debt and equity financing [[...]

Apr 26, 2018

Lawyers in the News

Editor’s Note: North Carolina Lawyers Weekly is reviving its Lawyers in the News feature, in which we will be publishing brief announcements of new partners and associates at law firms, honors won by attorneys and other news.   **Jason R. Harris has joined Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog as a partner based in the firm’s Wilmington […]

Aug 9, 2016

Commission to strengthen courts releases interim reports

The commission created by North Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Martin to undertake a comprehensive review of the state’s judicial system has released a set of interim reports and is encouraging stakeholders in the system to provide feedback on its recommendations. The North Carolina Commission on the Administration of Law and Justice, which was […]

Jul 27, 2016

Lawyers on the Move

Gregory L. Skidmore has joined Robinson Bradshaw as a litigation partner, representing Fortune 100 corporations and other clients in complex commercial litigation. Nathaniel T. “Nate” Quirk has joined Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough as of counsel in the Charlotte office, where he will concentrate his practice in the areas of intellectual property procurement, enforcement and t[...]

Jul 20, 2016

Lawyers on the Move

Tom Pennington, former general counsel of Americans for the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi has joined Moore & Van Allen of Charlotte as a member. Moore & Van Allen of Charlotte has launched a sports law practice called MVA Sports. Black Slaughter & Black, a law firm with offices in Greensboro and Charlotte, has announced personnel changes. […]

Jul 20, 2016

Hensley to replace Head as NCBA executive director

The North Carolina Bar Association has named a new executive director to replace Allan Head, who is retiring after 43 years at the NCBA, including the last 35 as executive director. Jason Hensley, a Morganton attorney who is senior counsel and director of real estate for the Bernhardt Furniture Co., will step into the role […]

Jul 14, 2016

Lawyers on the Move

Robert L. Wilson and Patricia A. Markus have joined the health care team at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough in Raleigh. FordHarrison, a management-side labor and employment law firm, has opened an office in Charlotte. Initial attorneys are managing partner Angela B. Cummings and partner Julie K. Adams. David Daggett, an attorney with DaggettShuler of […]

Jun 29, 2016

Michael Robinson tapped to preside over Business Court’s new branch

The North Carolina Business Court has added a new judge to its bench. Michael Robinson, managing partner of Robinson & Lawing in Winston-Salem, will head the court’s newest branch at the Wake Forest University School of Law. He is expected to begin hearing cases at Wake Forest in January 2017. His chambers will be located […]

Jun 28, 2016

New leaders for the NCBA

Kearns Davis, a partner with Brooks Pierce in Greensboro, was sworn in June 25 as president of the North Carolina Bar Association at its annual meeting in Charlotte. Davis succeeds Shelby Benton of Goldsboro and is the NCBA’s 122nd president. He is a 1991 graduate of Davidson College and holds a master’s degree from Duke […]

Jun 23, 2016

Lawyers on the Move

Sharita Whitaker, an attorney with Smith Anderson of Raleigh, recently won a top award in the Chambers and Partners’ inaugural Chambers Diversity Awards. Whitaker won in the Future Leader – Minority Lawyers (Private Practice) category. Erin Jane Illman, an associate in Bradley Arant Boult Cummings’ Charlotte office, has been appointed to the North Carolina Bar […]

Jun 21, 2016

Powers tapped as new NCAJ president

The North Carolina Advocates of Justice, the state’s largest association of trial lawyers, elected a new crop of leaders at the group’s annual convention in Wilmington on June 17. Bill Powers, a criminal defense attorney with Powers McCartan in Charlotte, will serve as the group’s president for the 2016-2017 fiscal year, after having been chosen […]

Jun 15, 2016

Campbell program to receive ABA award

Campbell Law School’s mentorship program has won the 2016 E. Smythe Gambrell Professionalism Award from the American Bar Association, according to a press release from the school. The award comes with a cash prize of $3,500 and will be presented at the ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco on Aug. 6. Campbell Law Connections is […]

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