Greensboro, N.C. – Smith Moore Leatherwood attorney Ramona (Mona) Cunningham O'Bryant has been appointed Chair of the North Carolina Bar Association's Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Law Section for the 2013-14 bar year. The section currently has over 300 members, representing governmental, nonprofit, and private environmental law practitioners.
The Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Law Section provides a forum for collegial interaction among North Carolina environmental lawyers. The section sponsors CLE programs and services; provides members with a substantive newsletter; and has many active committees.
O'Bryant practices administrative law at Smith Moore Leatherwood, focusing on environmental matters and the regulation of tobacco products and alcoholic beverages at the federal, state and local levels. She is proficient in environmental law and has been active in the Environmental, Energy and Natural Resources Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association for several years, serving on the Council and various committees.
She has been recognized by Business North Carolina as a "Legal Elite" for environmental law (elected to the Hall of Fame in 2010) and by Chambers and Partners as one of the state's environmental leaders since 2007. O'Bryant received the Triad Business Journal's "Top Women in Business" award in 2004 and the Business Leader Media "Women Extraordinaire" award in 2010.
O'Bryant, a 1985 graduate of the University of North Carolina School of Law, also serves as Chair of the advisory board for the Salvation Army of Greensboro and on the advisory board for Greensboro Beautiful Inc.
About the North Carolina Bar Association Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Law Section
The Environmental & Natural Resources Law Section currently has more than 300 members, representing governmental, nonprofit, and private environmental law practitioners. The section provides a forum for collegial interaction among North Carolina environmental lawyers from all three sectors. Membership in the section is also offered to non-lawyer environmental professionals and legal assistants. The section presents an environmental speaker at every council meeting, and council meetings are open to all members. - See more at: http://environmentenergyandnaturalresourceslaw.ncbar.org/.