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Tony Lathrop article published by Westlaw
Westlaw, (July 2020)

Charlotte Litigation Member Tony Lathrop‘s article titled, “Pandemic Risk Insurance Act of 2020 introduced in Congress — a federal backstop for business interruption and event cancellation losses” was published by Westlaw on June 22.


MVA Human Trafficking Pro Bono Project Named Signatory Service Provider for the Liechtenstein Initiative’s Survivor Inclusion Initiative
(July 2020)

Moore & Van Allen PLLC is pleased to announce that the firm’s Human Trafficking Pro Bono Project has become a signatory survivor support partner for the Liechtenstein Initiative’s Survivor Inclusion Initiative, housed at the United Nations University in New York.


Zach Smith Re-appointed to MCB Diversity & Inclusion Committee
(July 2020)

Charlotte Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring Member and Team Leader Zach Smith has served as a member of the Mecklenburg County Bar (MCB) Diversity & Inclusion Committee for the last year. As of July 9, MCB has reappointed Smith to a three-year term on the Diversity & Inclusion Committee under the leadership of Co-Chair Hon. Rickye McKoy-Mitchell, Co-Chair Adam Doerr of Robinson Bradshaw, and Vice-Chair Knut Nodeland of Bank of America. 


Chris Jones and MVA’s Estate and Wealth Planning Practice ranked by Chambers HNW
(July 2020)

Charlotte Estate and Wealth Planning Member Chris Jones has been ranked Band 2 by Chambers High Net Worth for Private Wealth Law. Chambers HNW ranks the top lawyers and law firms for international private wealth. 


MVA Member Nader Raja Among Law360’s 2020 Rising Stars
(July 2020)

Moore & Van Allen PLLC is pleased to announce that Law360 has recognized Nader S. Raja, a member of the firm’s Litigation group, among its 2020 Rising Stars for Compliance.


Keith Smith’s move to MVA highlighted by Law360
(June 2020)

Keith Smith’s move to MVA has been highlighted by the Law360 article titled, “Moore & Van Allen Nabs Ex-Atrium Health GC” which was published on June 26.


Mike Miller and Kathryn Hesman article published by Law360
(June 2020)

Charlotte Corporate Member Mike Miller and Associate Kathryn Hesman’s article titled, “Borrower Insights For Maximizing PPP Loan Forgiveness” was published by Law360 on June 25.


MVA joins the Law Firm Antiracism Alliance
(June 2020)

Moore & Van Allen (MVA) is one of over 125 law firms that have joined the Law Firm Antiracism Alliance (LFAA) as of June 23. LFAA is a coalition of firms that will work with other organizations that are uniting to identify and dismantle systemic racism in the law and in government institutions. MVA is the only North Carolina based law firm to initially sign-on to the effort.


White House Further Restricts U.S. Immigration in Response to COVID-19
(June 2020)

Since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak in the U.S., the Trump Administration has issued a variety of Executive Orders aimed at restricting U.S. Immigration. Yesterday, the White House announced the continuation of its order suspending the entry of certain immigrants as well as announced additional restrictive measures directed at suspending the entry of nonimmigrant workers. Specifically, this latest  Proclamation  will suspend the entry of new H-1B, H-2B, L-1, certain J-1 nonimmigrants, and their accompanying dependents unless they qualify for one of the limited stated exemptions. The application of the ban to Canadian nationals seeking admission in these categories, who are not required to obtain a visa to enter the United States, is still unclear.


Keith Smith Joins Moore & Van Allen’s Health Care Team
Former Atrium Health General Counsel Brings Over Two Decades of Health Care Experience, (June 2020)

Moore & Van Allen PLLC is pleased to announce that Keith A. Smith will be joining the Firm’s Health Care Team as a Member on September 1, 2020.  A highly regarded health care lawyer, Smith is the former executive vice president and general counsel of Atrium Health, where he worked for 22 years.


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