Charleston, S.C. – Smith Moore Leatherwood attorney Laura Evans has been selected as one of the Charleston Regional Business Journal's 2014 Influential Woman in Business honorees, recognizing local women who have demonstrated professional excellence and leadership in their careers and community service.
Influential Women in Business honorees were selected for four different categories: Business Owner/CEO, Executive, Rising Star and Volunteer. Evans was selected in the Executive category. Twelve women have been included this year and will be recognized at the Influential Women in Business event on Thursday, July 17.
Evans is the leader of Smith Moore Leatherwood's South Carolina health care practice. She provides operational, contracting, transactional, compliance, and risk management advice to a wide variety of health care providers. She routinely handles matters in the regulatory and administrative arenas in the areas of licensing, certification, accreditation, and certificate of need. She also litigates provider licensing, certificate of need, and professional licensing matters before the South Carolina Administrative Law Court and state agency boards.
Evans graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and from the University of South Carolina School of Law. In addition to many community pursuits, she is actively involved in the South Carolina Supreme Court's Young Lawyers Mentor Program and leads the mentoring program for young associates in her firm's Charleston office. She serves as pro bono counsel for Dress for Success, a 501(c)(3) charitable entity which provides career counseling and wardrobes to underprivileged women. In addition, Evans is a member of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Women's Leadership Council, an organization dedicated to mentoring future graduates and female philanthropists at the University.
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