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Moore & Van Allen Attorneys and Practices Recognized in 2019 Chambers & Partners Guide
(April 2019)

Moore & Van Allen PLLC is pleased to announce that Chambers & Partners has ranked seven firm practice groups and 26 firm attorneys in the 2019 edition of its legal directory Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.

MVA advises Jensen Hughes in Hillard Heintze acquisition
(April 2019)

On April 18, Moore & Van Allen’s client, Jensen Hughes, Inc. (“Jensen Hughes”) acquired 100% of Hillard Heintze, LLC (“Hillard Heintze”). The primary attorneys representing Jensen Hughes on this matter were Corporate Members Bill Zimmern and Will Smoak and Associates Caroline Grier Kraich and Colin Petersen. The specialists advising Jensen Hughes on this transaction were Tax Counsel Randy Clark, Intellectual Property Member Emmett Weindruch and Associate Tucker McKinley, Benefits Counsel Beth Yount Grimes, Real Estate Staff Attorney Charlie Harmon and Employment & Labor Member Ben Fryer.

27 Moore & Van Allen Attorneys Named to the 2018 NC Pro Bono Honor Society
(April 2019)

Congratulations to the following 27 Moore & Van Allen attorneys who have completed 50 or more hours of pro bono legal services in 2018 and are members of the 2018 NC Pro Bono Honor Society.

MVA ranked Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality
(April 2019)

Moore & Van Allen has been ranked Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation for 2019. The firm received its final rating for the 2019 Corporate Equality Index and achieved a perfect score of 100 which earned the honored designation. Human Rights Campaign Foundation's 2019 Corporate Equality Index is the national benchmarking tool on corporate policies and practices pertinent to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer employees.

MVA advises CCUR in LuxeMark acquisition
(April 2019)

On February 13, a newly created majority-owned subsidiary of Moore & Van Allen’s client, CCUR Holdings, Inc. (“CCUR”; OTCBB: CCUR), acquired substantially all of the assets of LuxeMark Capital, LLC (“LuxeMark”) and, in a related transaction, made a loan to the newly created subsidiary, LM Capital Solutions, LLC (“LMCS”), for its use in the operation of the LuxeMark business. The transaction was led by Corporate Member Mike Miller and Associates Stacy Grant and Kathryn Hesman. The specialists advising CCUR on this transaction were Finance Member Stacey Vandiford and Associate Will Leister, Tax Counsel Randy Clark , Litigation Associate Katherine Lamberth and Securities Associate Wade Sample.

North Carolina Amendments to Data Breach Law Finally Introduced
(April 2019)

On April 16, 2019, Representatives Saine, Jones and Reives introduced House Bill 904, the long anticipated amendments to the North Carolina Identity Theft Protection Act, N.C. Gen. Stat. § 75-61 et seq.. We first wrote about the proposed legislation in February 2018 [Two Proposed Data Security Laws Reflect National Trend Toward Affirmative Responsibilities]. The bill also amends the definition of identifying information in North Carolina’s criminal identity theft statute, N.C. Gen. Stat. § 14-113.20(b), adopted by reference in the Identity Theft Protection Act’s definition of “personal information.”

MVA Bankruptcy team awarded 2019 Turnaround Atlas Award
Global M&A Network, (April 2019)

Charlotte Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring Members David Eades, Luis Lluberas, Trey Rayburn and Zach Smith, Associate Gabe Mathless and Financial Services Member Lauren Biek are among this year's Turnaround Atlas Awards winners chosen by Global M&A Network.

The National Law Review features Barbara Meeks’ move to MVA
The National Law Review, (April 16, 2019)

Charlotte Financial Regulatory Advice and Response Member Barbara Meeks’ move to MVA has gained even more traction this week. On April 15, The National Law Review published the article, “Industry Expertise & Emphasizing Women's Financial and Career Empowerment: Barbara S. Meeks Joins Moore & Van Allen.”

Lathrop quoted in Business North Carolina
Business North Carolina, (April 2019)

Charlotte Litigation Member Tony Lathrop, member and Finance Committee Chair of the North Carolina Board of Transportation, participated in Business North Carolina’s 2019 Transportation Round Table, a discussion titled, “Experts Examine Future of Transportation In NC”, which was published in Business North Carolina on April 1.

McGinnis quoted in TechTarget
TechTarget, (April 2019)

Charlotte Privacy & Data Security Member Karin McGinnis was quoted in the TechTarget article, “Data breach legislation proposes jail time for CIO, HR execs” which was published April 8. The article discusses how data breaches caused by negligence may lead to jail time for corporate executives under legislation introduced last week by U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren.

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