Raleigh, N.C. — Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP is pleased to announce that Mark A. Finkelstein, partner in the Raleigh office, has been elected to become a fellow of the American Bar Foundation. The foundation is an honorary organization of attorneys, judges and law professors whose professional, public and private careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the welfare of their communities and to the highest principles of the legal profession. Membership is limited to less than one percent of U.S. lawyers.
“This may be the only organization that both Hillary Rodham Clinton and Kenneth W. Starr, the Whitewater Special Prosecutor and former Solicitor General both belong to. I am honored that the American Bar Foundation has selected me to join this prestigious organization,” said Finkelstein.
Finkelstein has practiced litigation at Smith Moore Leatherwood since 2006. He provides legal advice regarding business, intellectual property, corporate disputes, construction, environmental issues, unfair or deceptive trade practices, contract, fiduciary duty, breach of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing, and employment matters. He has also served as a mediator or as an arbitrator in numerous cases.
Finkelstein received his bachelor’s degree from Grinnell College in 1982, and his juris doctor from the University of North Carolina School of Law in 1985. He is president of the Tenth Judicial District Bar, a Litigation Counsel of America fellow and was recently named a 2015 Best Lawyer in America (Woodward/White Inc.).
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