Charlotte, N.C. – Smith Moore Leatherwood attorney Heather White has been appointed to serve on the North Carolina Bar Association's (NCBA) Committee for Judicial Independence for the 2014-2015 fiscal year.
The Judicial Independence Committee works to promote judicial independence by increasing public and legislative awareness of the importance of an impartial and independent judiciary, and by seeking improvements in the methods of selection of judges and justices.
White has been in leadership of the NCBA Litigation Section for several years, serving as Chair of the Litigation Section (2013-14), Vice Chair (2012-13), Secretary (2011-12), Treasurer (2010-11), and newsletter editor (2007-09). She is a member of Smith Moore Leatherwood's litigation and labor and employment practice groups. She focuses her practice primarily on complex commercial disputes, business litigation, financial services litigation, and employment litigation, including trade secrets and non-compete litigation. Heather litigates in state and federal courts throughout North Carolina and elsewhere, including the North Carolina Business Court. She also has experience on e-discovery issues.
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.
For more information, contact:
Heather Olson (firstname.lastname@example.org)