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Best Lawyers® Recognizes 69 Moore & Van Allen Attorneys
(August 2018)

Moore & Van Allen PLLC is pleased to announce that 69 attorneys representing each of the Firm’s three offices were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2019.


McDowell featured in Corporate Compliance Q&A
(August 2018)

Corporate Compliance Insight’s Maurice Gilbert chats with Charlotte Litigation Member Valecia McDowell, Co-Head of the White Collar, Regulatory Defense and Investigations practice at Moore & Van Allen and a recent addition to the firm’s management committee. Valecia discusses her new role, some of the biggest risks facing companies today and what makes a good leader in the article published online August 14.


Soja Quoted in Bloomberg Law
Bloomberg Law, (August 2018)

Charlotte Litigation Associate Brian Soja was quoted in Bloomberg Law’s article titled, “U.S. Bank Tops Increased Anti-Money Laundering Push in 2018.”


Whittaker and Bloomfield’s Article “What to Expect From The FDIC’s New Chief” Published in Law360
Law360, (July 2018)

Charlotte Litigation Council Kristina Whittaker and Member Neil Bloomfield’s article titled “What to Expect From The FDIC’s New Chief” was published in Law360 on July 9.


Two Moore & Van Allen members named to Benchmark Litigation Hot List
(July 2018)

Moore & Van Allen PLLC is pleased to announce that Charlotte Litigation members Frank E. Schall and Christopher D. Tomlinson have been recognized as leading U.S. litigation attorneys on Benchmark Litigation’s third annual “40 & Under Hot List.”


Bloomfield and Kenley's Article Published in Law360
Law360, (June 2018)

Charlotte Litigation Member Neil Bloomfield and Associate Kristen Kenley's article titled “Moving From The Duplicative Fines Of The Financial Crisis” was published in Law360 on June 26.


MVA Attorneys Participate in UNC Financial Services Compliance Boot Camp
(June 2018)

Charlotte attorneys on MVA’s Financial Regulatory Advice and Response and White Collar, Regulatory Defense & Investigation practices – Members Valecia McDowell and Todd Taylor, Counsel John Han, and Associate Brian Soja – participated as panelists at the Financial Services Compliance Boot Camp hosted by the UNC School of Law Center for Banking and Finance on June 11 & 12.


Soja Served as Advisor at Annual Bank Director Peer Exchange
(June 2018)

Charlotte Associate Brian Soja, a member of MVA’s Financial Regulatory Advice and Response practice, served as an advisor for a pre-conference peer exchange at the annual Bank Audit & Risk Committees Conference hosted by Bank Director in Chicago on June 11. 


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.


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.


Moore &Van Allen welcomes former OCC Deputy Comptroller Kristina B. Whittaker to Financial Regulatory Advice and Response team
(February 2018)

Moore & Van Allen PLLC is pleased to announce that Kristina (“Kris”) B. Whittaker, former Deputy Comptroller for Special Supervision in the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), has joined the firm’s Charlotte office as Counsel. Whittaker will practice on Moore and Van Allen’s growing Financial Regulatory Advice and Response team. 


McGinnis Presented with CBJ Women in Business Award
(February 2018)

The Charlotte Business Journal awarded  Employment & Labor/ Litigation/ Privacy and Data Security Member Karin McGinnis with a 2018 Women in Business Achievement Award at the Women in Business Awards event on February 12.  McGinnis was also profiled in the CBJ’s Women in Business Special Report on February 16. 


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.


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.


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