Moore & Van Allen Law Firm, Attorneys
Practice Areas
  • B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1995
  • J.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1998, Holderness Moot Court, Negotiations Team
  • North Carolina, 1998
  • Business
  • Environmental
  • International
  • Event Management
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Suite 4700
Charlotte, NC 28202-4003

Nancy S. Smith

News & Events
Professional Affiliations

Nancy Smith is a leading member of Moore & Van Allen’s Public Affairs team, where she delivers policy and legal counsel to her clients.  Her experience ranges from federal matters to local issues.

Smith counsels clients on political activity and campaign finance matters.  She has designed political participation strategies for clients combining legal and practical advice for effective engagement.  She counsels on permissible activities for executives and organizations and compliance by political action committees under federal, state and local laws.  Smith advises clients on proper lobbying registration and reporting requirements and government ethics compliance.

Smith has managed public policy campaigns in more than 30 states on complex environmental, energy, health care and business issues.  She has executed strategic communication efforts and grassroots constituency-building campaigns and managed large educational and media events across the country to support policy initiatives.

Smith has published articles and papers on the significance of proactive governmental participation by business and industry in environmental protection and on federal campaign finance reform.

  • Inextricably Intertwined - Environmental Management and the Public, The Georgetown International Environmental Law Review
  • Multinational Chemical Companies Face Greater Scrutiny, NCBA International Law
  • UCLA Journal of Environmental Law and Policy
  • Campaigns and Elections Magazine

Of Note

  • Member, 1991 and 1992 National Championship Women’s Soccer Team, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 
  • Committee Member, Charlotte Latin School Parent's Council on Diversity and Inclusion
  • Volunteer Coach, local youth sports 

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association