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IN  t he NEWS

North Carolina IN THE HEADLINES Brooks, Smith & Prophete: ► Constangy, Jonathan W. Yarbrough (employment law –

management; litigation – labor and employment, 2011) was a guest speaker at the Haywood County Chamber of Commerce’s Issues and Eggs program, where he discussed the Department of Labor’s final rule, which will take effect on December 1, 2016. Patterson Harkavy: Burton Craige (employment law – individuals; medical malpractice law – plaintiffs; personal injury litigation – plaintiffs; professional malpractice law, 2001) was an attorney in a civil suit for Willie Grimes, who served 24 years in prison for a rape he did not commit. Grimes maintained his innocence throughout his time in prison, and the case was investigated, which ultimately led to a mediation and settlement between Grimes and the city. The Sumwalt Law Firm: Vernon Sumwalt (workers’ compensation law – claimants, 2009) assisted a stay-at-home mother of five, who had three limbs amputated after her flu turned to sepsis, apply for social security disability payments. However, since she hadn’t worked or paid into the system for 10 years, she was denied the help she needed. Van Camp, Meacham & Newman: James R. Van Camp (criminal defense: general practice; criminal defense: white-collar, 1983) expressed concerns when it came to light that the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was using footage from an animal abuse rescue that occurred at his clients’ animal shelter.

ON THE MOVE

IN-HOUSE & GOVERNMENT:

Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & ► Brooks, Leonard: Kearns Davis (bet-the-company

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litigation; commercial litigation; criminal defense: white-collar, 2010) was sworn in as president of the North Carolina Bar Association in June, succeeding Shelby Benton (family law, 2008). FordHarrison LLP, opened its newest office in Charlotte in June 2016. Initial attorneys of this office will be Angela B. Cummings and Julie K. Adams, both joining FordHarrison from Littler Mendelson P.C. Smith Anderson: Caryn Coppedge McNeill (employee benefits [ERISA] law, 2010) was elected president-elect of the North Carolina Bar Association. She is the fifth Smith Anderson partner to serve as president, and will serve as the 123rd president of the association.

PRIVATE PRACTICE:

F. Hopf (environmental law; litigation ► James – environmental, 2009) was appointed to East

Carolina University’s staff by the ECU Board of Trustees, where he will work with Chancellor Cecil Stanton. Nexsen Pruet: North Carolina Board Certified Specialist in Trademark Law Sarah Nagae has joined Nexsen Pruet’s Raleigh office to work as special counsel with the firm’s intellectual property group.

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NORTH CAROLINA

2017 SURVE Y RESULTS MOORE & VAN ALLEN Hillary B. Crabtree, David L. Eades**, Douglas R. Ghidina*, Stephen E. Gruendel, W. B. Hawfield, Jr., Alan W. Pope, Charles R. Rayburn III, David S. Walls page 10 MULLEN HOLLAND & COOPER Langdon M. Cooper** PARKER POE ADAMS & BERNSTEIN William L. Esser IV, Kiah T. Ford IV**, J. William Porter PEARCE LAW Bradley E. Pearce** R. KEITH JOHNSON R. Keith Johnson RAYBURN COOPER & DURHAM Paul Baynard, Albert F. Durham, C. Richard Rayburn, Jr. ROBINSON BRADSHAW & HINSON Garland S. Cassada, David M. Schilli, Andrew W. J. Tarr** SHUMAKER, LOOP & KENDRICK David H. Conaway WOMBLE CARLYLE SANDRIDGE & RICE Constance L. Young

BET-THE-COMPANY LITIGATION

JAMES, MCELROY & DIEHL Gary S. Hemric, Edward T. Hinson, Jr. KING & SPALDING Timothy G. Barber MCGUIREWOODS Peter J. Covington, Douglas W. Ey, Jr., Bradley R. Kutrow, Catherine E. Thompson MOORE & VAN ALLEN James P. McLoughlin, Jr. page 10 RAYBURN COOPER & DURHAM C. Richard Rayburn, Jr. ROBINSON BRADSHAW & HINSON Martin L. Brackett, Jr., Robert W. Fuller, Edward F. Hennessey IV, Thomas P. Holderness, Mark W. Merritt, John R. Wester, David C. Wright III RUDOLF WIDENHOUSE David S. Rudolf TROUTMAN SANDERS Kiran H. Mehta WINSTON & STRAWN John H. Cobb WOMBLE CARLYLE SANDRIDGE & RICE Jim D. Cooley, James P. Cooney III, William C. Raper WYATT & BLAKE James F. Wyatt III

BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS (INCLUDING LLCS AND PARTNERSHIPS)

ESSEX RICHARDS Steve Morris HORACK, TALLEY, PHARR & LOWNDES William B. Hamel PARKER POE ADAMS & BERNSTEIN James N. Greene III SHUMAKER, LOOP & KENDRICK Robert B. Norris WOMBLE CARLYLE SANDRIDGE & RICE Matthew Homan, Cyrus M. Johnson, Jr.

CIVIL RIGHTS LAW

CRANFILL SUMNER & HARTZOG Patrick H. Flanagan FERGUSON CHAMBERS & SUMTER James E. Ferguson II

HUNTON & WILLIAMS A. Todd Brown, Frank E. Emory, Jr., Nash E. Long III JAMES, MCELROY & DIEHL William K. Diehl, Jr., Richard B. Fennell, Gary S. Hemric, Edward T. Hinson, Jr. JEFFREY J. DAVIS Jeffrey J. Davis JOHNSTON, ALLISON & HORD Patrick E. Kelly, Kenneth T. Lautenschlager, Martin L. White K&L GATES John H. Culver III, Roy H. Michaux, Jr., Amy Pritchard Williams KATTEN MUCHIN ROSENMAN Richard L. Farley KILPATRICK TOWNSEND & STOCKTON Noelle E. Wooten KING & SPALDING Timothy G. Barber, Cory Hohnbaum MCANGUS GOUDELOCK & COURIE John T. Jeffries MCGUIREWOODS Stephen David Allred, Kenneth D. Bell, Irving M. Brenner, Peter J. Covington, Kathleen H. Dooley, Douglas W. Ey, Jr., Bradley R. Kutrow, Bruce M. Steen, Catherine E. Thompson MCNAIR LAW FIRM Allan W. Singer MOORE & VAN ALLEN Robert C. Bowers, Alton L. Gwaltney III, George V. Hanna III, Anthony T. Lathrop, Dickson M. Lupo, Valecia M. McDowell, James P. McLoughlin, Jr., Thomas D. Myrick, Paul J. Peralta, Russell F. Sizemore, Scott M. Tyler page 10 NEXSEN PRUET James C. Smith PARKER POE ADAMS & BERNSTEIN Michael G. Adams, Eric H. Cottrell, Jami Jackson Farris, Irvin W. Hankins III, Josephine H. Hicks RAYBURN COOPER & DURHAM C. Richard Rayburn, Jr. ROBINSON BRADSHAW & HINSON Martin L. Brackett, Jr., R. Steven DeGeorge, Robert W. Fuller, Robert E. Harrington, Edward F. Hennessey IV, Thomas P. Holderness, Douglas M. Jarrell, Charles E. Johnson, Jonathan C. Krisko, Katherine Gordon Maynard, Mark W. Merritt, Andrew W. J. Tarr, Richard A. Vinroot, John R. Wester, David C. Wright III, Julian H. Wright, Jr. RUDOLF WIDENHOUSE David S. Rudolf SHUMAKER, LOOP & KENDRICK Steven A. Meckler SMITH MOORE LEATHERWOOD Jonathan Heyl, C. Bailey King Jr., Robert R. Marcus THE MCINTOSH LAW FIRM James C. Fuller TIN FULTON WALKER & OWEN F. Lane Williamson TROUTMAN SANDERS Kiran H. Mehta, Samuel T. Reaves VAN HOY, REUTLINGER, ADAMS & DUNN Stephen J. Dunn WINSTON & STRAWN John H. Cobb, T. Thomas Cottingham III WOMBLE CARLYLE SANDRIDGE & RICE G. Michael Barnhill, Jim D. Cooley, James P. Cooney III, Debbie W. Harden, Mark P. Henriques, Meredith J. McKee, Sean F. Perrin, William C. Raper, Claire J. Rauscher

COMMUNICATIONS LAW

CLOSELY HELD MOORE & VAN ALLEN COMPANIES AND FAMILY James H. Jeffries IV BUSINESSES LAW page 10

ESSEX RICHARDS Steve Morris JAMES, MCELROY & DIEHL Catherine A. Barnes WOMBLE CARLYLE SANDRIDGE & RICE Cyrus M. Johnson, Jr.

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

ALEXANDER RICKS Mary K. Mandeville, Alice Carmichael Richey ALSTON & BIRD Gregg McDougal BELL, DAVIS & PITT Edward B. Davis BERNHARDT AND STRAWER Amy B. Strawser BRADLEY ARANT BOULT CUMMINGS Corby Cochran Anderson, Christopher C. Lam CRANFILL SUMNER & HARTZOG Samuel H. Poole, Jr. ERWIN, BISHOP, CAPITANO & MOSS J. Daniel Bishop, Joseph W. Moss, Jr. ESSEX RICHARDS John T. Daniel GARDNER SKELTON Nicole L. Gardner HAMILTON STEPHENS STEELE + MARTIN David B. Hamilton, Keith J. Merritt HIGGINS & OWENS Sara W. Higgins, Raymond E. Owens, Jr. HORACK, TALLEY, PHARR & LOWNDES Amy P. Hunt HUCKEL LAW MEDIATIONS & ARBITRATIONS Wayne P. Huckel

CONSTRUCTION LAW

DEVORE, ACTON & STAFFORD Fred W. DeVore III* ERWIN, BISHOP, CAPITANO & MOSS Fenton T. Erwin, Jr., Lex M. Erwin* ESSEX RICHARDS John T. Daniel* HAMILTON STEPHENS STEELE + MARTIN David B. Hamilton*, Bentford E. Martin** HUCKEL LAW MEDIATIONS & ARBITRATIONS Wayne P. Huckel JAMES, MCELROY & DIEHL Richard B. Fennell* JEFFREY J. DAVIS Jeffrey J. Davis JOHNSTON, ALLISON & HORD Greg C. Ahlum**, Robert L. Burchette**, Gary J. Welch K&L GATES Roy H. Michaux, Jr. MCGUIREWOODS David B. Whelpley, Jr. MOORE & VAN ALLEN George V. Hanna III* page 10 NEXSEN PRUET James C. Smith*, Richard W. Wilson** REDDING TISON & JONES David G. Redding ROBINSON BRADSHAW & HINSON Edward F. Hennessey IV, Robert C. Sink, Richard A. Vinroot* SHUMAKER, LOOP & KENDRICK Steele B. Windle III* SMITH, CURRIE & HANCOCK Rolly L. Chambers, Gene F. Rash

TROUTMAN SANDERS Kiran H. Mehta*, Samuel T. Reaves**

TERPENING MOORS William Terpening TIN FULTON WALKER & OWEN

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE Jacob H. Sussman, Noell P. Tin & STRAWN AND COMPLIANCE LAW WINSTON Jack M. Knight, Jr.

GACH & NOLEN FIRM Gregory H. Gach (C, G) K&L GATES Sean M. Jones (G), Eugene C. Pridgen (C, G), Stephen K. Rhyne (G) MCGUIREWOODS Boyd C. Campbell, Jr. (C) MOORE & VAN ALLEN Ernest S. DeLaney III (G), Stephen D. Hope (G), James R. Wyche (G) page 10 ROBINSON BRADSHAW & HINSON Patrick S. Bryant (G), Peter C. Buck (G), Matthew S. Churchill (G), Stephen M. Lynch (G), Henry H. Ralston (G), Russell M. Robinson II (G)

CORPORATE LAW

ALSTON & BIRD Kristin P. Hinson, H. Bryan Ives III, Gary C. Ivey, C. Mark Kelly BARRETT LAW Jonathan A. Barrett CULP ELLIOTT & CARPENTER W. Curtis Elliott, Jr. page 11 GACH & NOLEN FIRM Gregory H. Gach JAMES, MCELROY & DIEHL J. Mitchell Aberman K&L GATES John D. Allison, T. Richard Giovannelli, Michael S. Hawley, Sean M. Jones, Eugene C. Pridgen, Stephen K. Rhyne, Kevin P. Stichter KING & SPALDING William H. Fuller III KIRK PALMER & THIGPEN H. William Palmer, Jr. MCGUIREWOODS Boyd C. Campbell, Jr., Larry J. Dagenhart, E. Lynwood Mallard, Harrison L. Marshall, Jr., P. Christian Scheurer, Elizabeth G. Wren MOORE & VAN ALLEN John S. Chinuntdet, Stephen D. Hope, Hal A. Levinson, John V. McIntosh, Scott D. Syfert page 10 NEXSEN PRUET Christopher H. Kouri PARKER POE ADAMS & BERNSTEIN John R. Hairr III, Charles B. Lee, Jr., Richard K. Schell, Roy L. Smart III RAYBURN COOPER & DURHAM C. Richard Rayburn, Jr. ROBINSON BRADSHAW & HINSON Benjamin W. Baldwin, Patrick S. Bryant, Peter C. Buck, David W. Dabbs, John B. Garver III, Robert G. Griffin, John M. Herring, Haynes P. Lea, Stephen M. Lynch, Richard L. Mack, Kent J. McCready, Henry H. Ralston, Russell M. Robinson II TROUTMAN SANDERS Paul A. Steffens, Christian C. Warpula WOMBLE CARLYLE SANDRIDGE & RICE Jeffrey S. Hay, Cyrus M. Johnson, Jr., Anna S. Mills

CRIMINAL DEFENSE: GENERAL PRACTICE

FERGUSON CHAMBERS & SUMTER James E. Ferguson II FIALKO LAW Christopher C. Fialko POWERS MCCARTAN F. William Powers page 16 RAWLS, SCHEER, FOSTER & MINGO Mark P. Foster, Jr., Eben T. Rawls III, Anthony G. Scheer RUDOLF WIDENHOUSE David S. Rudolf TIN FULTON WALKER & OWEN Noell P. Tin WOMBLE CARLYLE SANDRIDGE & RICE James P. Cooney III, Claire J. Rauscher WYATT & BLAKE James F. Wyatt III

CRIMINAL DEFENSE: WHITE-COLLAR

ALSTON & BIRD Mark T. Calloway CADWALADER, WICKERSHAM & TAFT Anne M. Tompkins FERGUSON CHAMBERS & SUMTER James E. Ferguson II FIALKO LAW Christopher C. Fialko JAMES, MCELROY & DIEHL Edward T. Hinson, Jr. MCGUIREWOODS Kenneth D. Bell PARKER POE ADAMS & BERNSTEIN Brian S. Cromwell, Richard S. Glaser, Jr. POYNER SPRUILL E. Fitzgerald Parnell III RAWLS, SCHEER, FOSTER & MINGO Eben T. Rawls III, Anthony G. Scheer ROBINSON BRADSHAW & HINSON Martin L. Brackett, Jr. RUDOLF WIDENHOUSE David S. Rudolf

WOMBLE CARLYLE SANDRIDGE & RICE James P. Cooney III, Claire J. Rauscher WYATT & BLAKE James F. Wyatt III

DERIVATIVES AND FUTURES LAW

ALSTON & BIRD Kristin P. Hinson CADWALADER, WICKERSHAM & TAFT Francisco J. Linares

DUI/DWI DEFENSE

GOODMAN, CARR, LAUGHRUN, LEVINE & GREENE George V. Laughrun II POWERS MCCARTAN F. William Powers page 16 TEDDY, MEEKINS & TALBERT David Teddy

EDUCATION LAW

WOMBLE CARLYLE SANDRIDGE & RICE Jim D. Cooley

ELDER LAW

CAVINESS LAW FIRM Elizabeth J. Caviness GIORDANO GORDON & BURNS Anthony Giordano JOSEPH B. HENNINGER Joseph B. Henninger, Jr. LAURA L. YAEGER Laura L. Yaeger THE ESTATE & ELDER LAW FIRM OF VANDIVER & BRYAN Nicole Vandiver Bryan

EMINENT DOMAIN AND CONDEMNATION LAW

HARKEY LAMBETH & GUNTER Averill C. Harkey HUCKEL LAW MEDIATIONS & ARBITRATIONS Wayne P. Huckel NEXSEN PRUET Joseph D. McCullough ROBINSON BRADSHAW & HINSON Mark W. Merritt THE ODOM FIRM Thomas L. Odom, Jr.

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS (ERISA) LAW

ESSEX RICHARDS Edward G. Connette III** K&L GATES James E. Earle, Raleigh A. Shoemaker KILPATRICK TOWNSEND & STOCKTON Lois W. Colbert LITTLER MENDELSON J. René Toadvine MCGUIREWOODS Jeffrey R. Capwell, Bruce M. Steen** MOORE & VAN ALLEN Daniel L. Johnson, Jr.**, Karin M. McGinnis page 10 POYNER SPRUILL Nancy C. Brower, Eugene S. Griggs ROBINSON BRADSHAW & HINSON Carl R. Boehm, Richard W. Gibson, Jr. WOMBLE CARLYLE SANDRIDGE & RICE James E. Daniel**, Debbie W. Harden*, Katherine Thompson Lange**

ENERGY LAW MOORE & VAN ALLEN James H. Jeffries IV page 10 PARKER POE ADAMS & BERNSTEIN W. Edward Poe, Jr. WOMBLE CARLYLE SANDRIDGE & RICE Richard E. Morton

ENTERTAINMENT LAW

ROBINSON BRADSHAW & HINSON Stokely G. Caldwell, Jr. (F)

ENVIRONMENTAL LAW

HUNTON & WILLIAMS Nash E. Long III* K&L GATES David A. Franchina** MCGUIREWOODS Kenneth D. Bell*, Benne C. Hutson MOORE & VAN ALLEN Peter J. McGrath, Jr.** page 10 PARKER POE ADAMS & BERNSTEIN Thomas N. Griffin III**, Max E. Justice**, Steven D. Weber** POYNER SPRUILL T. Richard Kane** ROBINSON BRADSHAW & HINSON R. Steven DeGeorge**, William W. Toole TROUTMAN SANDERS Kiran H. Mehta* VAN BUREN LAW Carolyn Jones Van Buren

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