Charlotte, N.C. – Smith Moore Leatherwood attorney Heather White has been appointed Chair of the North Carolina Bar Association's Litigation Section for the 2013-14 bar year. The Litigation Section is the largest of the NCBA, with over 2,000 members.
White has been in leadership of the NCBA Litigation Section for several years, serving as newsletter editor (2007-09), Treasurer (2010-11), Secretary (2011-12) and Vice Chair (2012-13). Currently, White is a member of Smith Moore Leatherwood's litigation practice group and focuses primarily on complex commercial disputes, business litigation, financial services litigation, and unfair trade practices, trade secrets, and non-compete litigation. White has experience litigating in state and federal courts throughout North Carolina and elsewhere, including the North Carolina Business Court. She also has experience with e-discovery issues, and speaks and writes on the topic.
"I look forward to serving the North Carolina Bar Association and continuing the great work of the Litigation Section," said White.
This year, White was recognized by North Carolina Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in Business Litigation. Less than 2.5 percent of lawyers in the state are selected to the exclusive list of Rising Stars.
White received her Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, from Barnard College in 1995 and her juris doctor, cum laude, from Wake Forest University School of Law in 2004, where she was a member of the Law Review and Order of the Coif. In addition, she was given the Robert Goldberg Award in Trial Advocacy, which is given annually to students showing the highest aptitude and ethics in trial advocacy.
About the North Carolina Bar Association Litigation Section
The Litigation Section's membership includes those who have a substantial portion of their practice in civil litigation. The council, consisting of both plaintiff and defense attorneys, analyzes litigation issues from a neutral perspective.
The section, with over 2,000 members, sponsors CLE programs and services; provides members with a substantive newsletter; and helps mold the association's legislative agenda for presentation to the N.C. General Assembly. The newsletter, the Litigator, offers an index of its articles and CLE topics. The Section also publishes a judicial directory and provides other member benefits.