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Moore & Van Allen announces Valecia M. McDowell elected to firm Management Committee
(June 2018)

Moore & Van Allen PLLC is pleased to announce that Charlotte Litigation Member Valecia M. McDowell has been named to the firm’s Management Committee. Other Management Committee members include: Member Tom Mitchell, who was named Ernie W. Reigel’s successor as firm managing member and chairman earlier this year; Member Joseph A. Fernandez; Member Jeremy H. Godwin; Member Arlene D. Hanks; Member Robert I. Kenny; Member Cynthia J. Lowery; Member W. Kevin Ransom and Member H. Manning Unger.

Raja Completes Leadership Charlotte Program
(June 2018)

Litigation Associate Nader Raja has recently graduated from the 39th class of Leadership Charlotte.  The Leadership Charlotte program, considered a “backstage” pass to the Charlotte community, was established for emerging and existing leaders.

John Fagg Attends 5th Annual Cambridge Forum on Financial Institutions Enforcement  
(May 2018)

Charlotte Litigation Member and co-head of Moore & Van Allen’s White Collar, Regulatory Defense and Investigations practice John Fagg attended the 5th Annual Cambridge Forum on Financial Institutions Enforcement on May 17 and 18. The Forum is a by-invitation only meeting of a small group of white collar criminal defense and regulatory defense lawyers who advise financial institutions on enforcement matters.

Clay Receives W. Taylor Reveley Award
(May 2018)

Charlotte Litigation Member Cabell Clay was selected to receive the W. Taylor Reveley Award. The award was presented at the William & Mary Law School graduation ceremony on May 13.​ 

Bloomfield and Mitchell Discuss Transitioning Away from LIBOR in Corporate Compliance Insights
(May 2018)

Charlotte Litigation Member Neil Bloomfield and Associate Elena Mitchell were published in Corporate Compliance Insights on May 4.

McDowell Participates in CBJ Diversity and Inclusion Panel  
(March 2018)

Charlotte Litigation Member and Co-Chair of the Diversity Committee Valecia McDowell recently participated in the Charlotte Business Journal’s Diversity and Inclusion panel, “Beyond the Optics”, on March 23.

Pro Bono Project headed by Clay Honored
(February 2018)

A Pro Bono project led by Charlotte Litigation Member Cabell Clay has been selected to receive the Mecklenburg County Bar’s outstanding collaborative project award.

Moore & Van Allen elects six attorneys as new members
(January 2018)

Moore & Van Allen PLLC is pleased to announce that the following six attorneys have been elected as the firm’s newest members: Colby B. Jenkins, Lesley Attkisson Lewis, Michael (Mike) R. Miller, Meredith French Reedy, Frank E. Schall and F. Emmett Weindruch. Their new designation went into effect on January 1, 2018. All six attorneys are based in Charlotte.

MVA Attorneys Recognized by Business North Carolina's 2018 Legal Elite
(January 2018)

Moore & Van Allen is pleased to announce that six attorneys were included in Business North Carolina magazine’s Legal Elite. Since 2002, Business North Carolina magazine has honored North Carolina attorneys by publishing Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite, a listing of the state’s top lawyers in 14 business-related categories. The attorneys selected are considered by their peers to be the top practitioners in their respective fields. Click here to view the complete 2018 list of honorees.

41 Moore & Van Allen attorneys recognized by Super Lawyers
(January 2018)

Moore & Van Allen PLLC is pleased to announce that 28 attorneys have been named to Super Lawyers’ 2018 list of top attorneys in North Carolina, and 13 attorneys were named to Super Lawyer’s 2018 Rising Stars list. These attorneys represent the firm’s Charlotte and Research Triangle offices.

MVA Helps Client Launch Online Investment Platform
(December 2017)

Charlotte Financial Regulatory Advice and Response Member Tom Pennington, and Corporate Counsel Colby Jenkins and Associate Michael Anderson were instrumental in advising their client, Artivest, on setting up a new online platform in conjunction with Pacific Investment Management Co. (Pimco). This innovative Artivest platform will allow investments of as little as $100G into Pimco alternative investment products that typically require a $5M minimum investment.

Clay Invited to Join Fellows of American Bar Foundation
(December 2017)

Charlotte Litigation Member Cabell Clay has accepted a position as a Fellow for the American Bar Foundation. The Fellows is an honorary organization of attorneys, judges, law faculty, and legal scholars who have been elected by their peers to become members of The Fellows.

MVA Attorneys Attend The Clearing House Annual Conference
(November 2017)

Financial Regulatory Advice and Response Team members Ed O’Keefe and Tom Pennington, joined by Neil Bloomfield, Josh Lanning and Brian Soja attended The Clearing House (TCH)’s Annual Conference in New York City, November 6-8, 2017. MVA served as a Gold Partner for the conference, sponsoring the Annual Chairman’s Reception.

Lincoln and Bloomfield Featured on NCBA’s Litigation Section Blog
(October 2017)

Charlotte Litigation Counsel Matt Lincoln and Member Neil Bloomfield were recently featured on the NCBA’s Litigation Section Blog. Lincoln’s article titled, “Pro Se Responsive Pleading By Corporation/LLC Insufficient To Avoid Default,” discusses the North Carolina statute N.C.G.S. Section 84-5 which prohibits corporations and limited liability companies from practicing law in North Carolina. Bloomfield’s article analyzes Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. v. Haeger and provides a summary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision which clarified that even a district court’s exercise of broad discretion to impose a civil sanction for a litigant’s bad faith conduct has to be limited by a causal link.

Gwaltney Quoted in U.S. News & World Report Article
(October 2017)

Charlotte Litigation Member Larry Gwaltney was quoted in an U.S. News & World Report article on October 11. The article, titled, “ERISA: Why the Fiduciary Rule Is Not a New Idea,” discusses the ins and outs of the DOL’s fiduciary rule, which requires financial advisors to act in the best interests of clients when providing advice about retirement accounts.

Moore & Van Allen Welcomes New Member Thomas Pennington
Pennington joins from global financial powerhouse BTMU, (July 13, 2016)

Moore & Van Allen Welcomes Former Bank of America Deputy General Counsel Ed O’Keefe
O'Keefe joins Firm's Litigation team

Moore & Van Allen Announces New Members for 2015
Nine attorneys named members effective January 1, (January 2015)

Moore & Van Allen PLLC is pleased to announce that nine attorneys have been elected as the Firm’s newest members. Their new designation went into effect on January 1.

McDowell Featured as "Minority Powerbroker"
Law360, (December 2014)

Litigation Member Valecia McDowell was selected for Law360's "Minority Powerbrokers" series.

Benchmark Litigation Recognizes Moore & Van Allen for Seventh Consecutive Year
Named a “recommended” firm; 10 Charlotte members identified as “stars”, (December 2014)

Moore & Van Allen and 10 of its Charlotte Litigation attorneys were recognized in the 2015 edition of Benchmark Litigation.

Clay Elected to Serve as ABA District Representative
(October 2014)

Cabell Clay was appointed the North Carolina Bar Association Young Lawyers Division’s District Representative to the American Bar Association.

Gaskins Selected for Leadership Charleston
(September 2014)

Charleston Associate Brandon Gaskins was selected to participate in Leadership Charleston.

Clay Elected to CFCR Board
(September 2014)

Cabell Clay was named to the Council for Children's Rights Board of Directors.

Bloomfield Addresses GC Privilege Obstacle
Law360, (August 2014)

Litigation Member Neil Bloomfield was quoted in Law360's article addressing attorney-client privilege.

Heslin Discusses FERC Enforcement Probe
Law360, (March 2014)

Brian Heslin was quoted in Law360 article about FERC.

Clay Offers Remarks at Feeding Frenzy Press Event
(March 2014)

Litigation Associate Cabell Clay offered remarks as a Legal Feeding Frenzy spokesperson at a press conference on March 6.

Heslin Addresses Keystone XL Pipeline Decision
Law360 and The Washington Times, (February 2014)

Energy Member Brian Heslin provided media with insight on the Keystone XL pipeline decision.

Heslin's Natural Gas-Electric Coordination Article Published
EnergyPulse, (September 2013)

EnergyPulse, part of,published Charlotte Energy Member Brian Heslin's article “The State of Natural Gas and Electric Interdependency: FERC's 2nd Quarterly Update on Natural Gas-Electric Coordination."

Heslin Published by Energy Central
Shares insight surrounding Dodd-Frank
EnergyPulse, (August 2013)

McDowell Named 2013 Citizen Lawyer
(June 2013)

Litigation Member Valecia McDowell was named a 2013 recipient of the North Carolina Bar Association’s Citizen Lawyer Award.

Lanning Named a Leadership Council Fellow
Selected for 2013 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellows Class, (April 2013)

Litigation Member Joshua D. Lanning was selected to join the 2013 class of Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Fellows.

Heslin Insight on Civil Penalty Actions Published
North Carolina Lawyers Weekly, (March 2013)

Litigation Member Brian Heslin was published by Lawyers Weekly.

Heslin Elected MAP-Bar President
(January 2013)

Litigation Member Brian Heslin was elected the 2013 President of MAP-Bar.

MVA Recommended by Benchmark Litigation
Ten attorneys also recognized by the leading directory, (December 2012)

Benchmark named MVA a recommended North Carolina litigation firm, and recognized ten MVA attorneys.

Moore & Van Allen Recognizes Jim McLoughlin at 11th Annual Public Service Luncheon
(June 2012)

Jim McLoughlin was honored at Moore & Van Allen's 11th Annual Public Service Luncheon.

McDowell and Fagg Contribute Additional Article to
(June 2012)

Litigation Members Valecia McDowell and John Fagg, along with Summer Associate Kimberly Cochran, have contributed a 7th article to

Fagg and McDowell Offer Interview Tips in 6th Article
(May 2012)

Litigation Members John Fagg and Valecia McDowell have contributed their 6th article, "5 Tips for Conducting High-Value Internal Investigations", to

McDowell and Fagg 's Suggestions for Choosing Counsel on
(May 2012)

Litigation Members Valecia McDowell and John Fagg's fifth article has been published on

Fagg and McDowell Provide Internal Investigation Guidance in 4th Article
(April 2012)

Litigation Members John Fagg and Valecia McDowell have written the fourth column entitled "How To Conduct Internal Investigations."

Fagg and McDowell Contribute 3rd Article to
(April 2012)

The latest article by Litigation members John Fagg and Valecia McDowell is currently featured on

Fagg and McDowell Continue Series with 2nd Article on
(March 29, 2012)

Litigation members John Fagg and Valecia McDowell have written their second article for

McDowell and Fagg Published on
(March 15, 2012)

Litigation Members Valecia McDowell and John Fagg have partnered with to co-author a six-part series for the online publication.

McDowell & Bloomfield Published in Bloomberg Law Report
(August 2011)

McDowell and Bloomfield were published in the August 1 issue of Bloomberg’s Corporate Counsel Law Report.

McLoughlin and Fagg Published in Corporate Board Member
(May 10, 2011)

Charlotte Litigation Members Jim McLoughlin and John Fagg co-authored an article published in the Second Quarter 2011 edition of Corporate Board Member magazine.

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