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Managing Partner Julie Earp Recognized as 2016 Outstanding Women in Business Honoree

Managing Partner Julie Earp Recognized as 2016 Outstanding Women in Business Honoree

March 23, 2016

Greensboro, N.C. – Smith Moore Leatherwood is pleased to announce that Managing Partner Julianna Theall Earp has been selected by Triad Business Journal as a 2016 'Outstanding Women in Business' honoree. This award honors women in the Triad area who have achieved significant accomplishments and proven to be outstanding leaders in business and their communities.

Earp will be recognized by the Triad Business Journal during an awards luncheon at the Greensboro Marriott Downtown on April 4. Earp is among 23 other women that were named recipients of the 2016 awards.

Earp's inclusion with this distinguished group reflects her well-respected leadership efforts to oversee the continued success and growth of the firm's seven offices in three states. In addition to serving as the firm's first female managing partner, she has held leadership positions outside of the office with the Middle District of North Carolina Chapter of the Federal Bar Association and the Employment Law Practice Group of the North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys.

In addition to chairing the firm's management committee, Earp is a longstanding member of the litigation practice group and member of the labor and employment team. She represents clients in an array of industries including health care, transportation, education, manufacturing, hospitality and retail. She has been recognized by Law & Politics Magazine seven times as one of the "Top 50 Women" attorneys in North Carolina, and was voted Greensboro Best Lawyers Employment Law "Management Lawyer of the Year" in 2013 and 2016.   Earp graduated, summa cum laude, from the University of Georgia and, magna cum laude, from the University of Georgia School of Law.

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