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Data Points: Washington State Legislature Takes Another Shot At a Consumer Data Privacy Law
(January 2020)

Charlotte Privacy & Data Security Counsel Leslie Pedernales’ Data Points blog article titled, “Washington State Legislature Takes Another Shot At a Consumer Data Privacy Law” was published on January 22.


Luis Lluberas and Gabe Mathless publish article in Turnaround Management Association’s Journal of Corporate Renewal
(January 2020)

Charlotte Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring Member Luis Lluberas and Associate Gabe Mathless published an article in the January/February issue of the Turnaround Management Association’s Journal of Corporate Renewal titled Assessing Distressed Acquisition Opportunities. Their article focuses on one sliver of the distressed investment market— acquisitions of distressed operating businesses—and identifies various issues unique to such investments that investors, regardless of their experience, should consider as they assess available opportunities.


MVA Charleston Attorneys served as speakers for the 2020 South Carolina Bar Convention
(January 2020)

Charleston Environmental Team members Elizabeth Applegate Dieck, Associate Lesley Firestone and Charleston Estate & Wealth Planning Team member Anne Kelley Russell served as speakers at the 2020 South Carolina Bar Convention on January 24.


Valecia McDowell serves as panelist for All-Star Trial Advocacy 2020
(January 2020)

Charlotte White Collar, Regulatory Defense and Investigations Member Valecia McDowell will serve as a panelist for the Mecklenburg County Bar All-Star Trial Advocacy 2020 program which takes place Tuesday, February 11. This event will feature NC Supreme Court Chief Justice Cheri L. Beasley and Kim Motley. McDowell will join Kearns Davis for the segment titled “Developing Your Case Story.” The event will also include discussions on topics: Ethics, Professionalism, and Modernizing Our State Court System; Advocating for the Oppressed in a Lawless Society; Cross-Examination Tips and Tricks; Advancing Your Theme in Cross Exam; and Tying Your Case Theme Into Opening Statements and Closing Arguments.


Thirty Moore & Van Allen attorneys recognized by Super Lawyers
(January 2020)

Moore & Van Allen PLLC (MVA) is pleased to announce that 23 attorneys have been named to the 2020 North Carolina Super Lawyers list and seven attorneys were named to the 2020 North Carolina Rising Stars list. Additionally, members Valecia McDowell and Karin McGinnis were named to the “Top 50” list of Women North Carolina Super Lawyers, and McDowell was named to the “Top 25” list of Charlotte Super Lawyers and the “Top 100” list of North Carolina Super Lawyers. The lawyer rating service will publish this year’s survey findings in both North Carolina Super Lawyers Magazine and Charlotte magazine in February.


Moore & Van Allen holds second annual Diversity Conference
(January 2020)

On Friday, January 17, Moore & Van Allen had the opportunity to welcome 20 outstanding first-year law students from across the country as part of the firm’s second annual Diversity Conference.


MVA ranked Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality
(January 2020)

Moore & Van Allen has been ranked Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation for 2020. The firm received its final rating for the 2020 Corporate Equality Index and achieved a perfect score of 100 which earned the honored designation. Human Rights Campaign Foundation's 2020 Corporate Equality Index is the national benchmarking tool on corporate policies and practices pertinent to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer employees. MVA is one of 686 major businesses, spanning nearly every industry and geography, to have earned a top score of 100 percent and the distinction of "Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality."


Valecia McDowell served as panelist for Women’s Nonprofit Board Leadership Forum
(January 2020)

Charlotte White Collar, Regulatory Defense and Investigations Member Valecia McDowell served as a panelist for the Women’s Nonprofit Board Leadership Forum which took place Monday, January 13. This event was hosted by the Mecklenburg County Bar and the Junior League of Charlotte. The two-hour CLE was designed for the aspiring, new or seasoned nonprofit leader and explored best practices for charitable organizations to unlock the full potential of their boards of directors.


MVA White Collar Defense, Investigations, and Regulatory Advice Blog: Human Trafficking Awareness – What Financial Institutions Need to Know
(January 2020)

Charlotte Financial Regulatory Advice and Response Senior Counsel Sarah Byrne‘s blog titled “Human Trafficking Awareness – What Financial Institutions Need to Know” was published January 13.


Moore & Van Allen Secures $2.5 Million Jury Verdict
(January 2020)

Moore & Van Allen PLLC (MVA) is pleased to announce that on December 11, 2019, following a two-week trial, a jury in the North Carolina Business Court awarded its client, W. Avalon Potts, $2.5 million, including $500,000 in punitive damages. This win thereby earned Potts ownership and management of Steel Tube, Inc. (STI), one of the largest carbon steel and galvanized steel tubing manufacturers in the southeastern U.S.


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