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Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP Attorney Josh Stein Elected As North Carolina Attorney General

Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP Attorney Josh Stein Elected As North Carolina Attorney General

November 11, 2016

Raleigh, N.C.  – Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP congratulates Josh Stein on his recent election as North Carolina attorney general. Stein is a member of the firm’s litigation group in the Raleigh office.

“All of us at the firm are very proud of Josh and his many accomplishments,” said Julie Earp, managing partner. “I know he will serve the state well as the next attorney general.”

For eight consecutive years, starting in 2001, Stein served as senior deputy attorney general for consumer protection in the North Carolina Department of Justice where he worked on a variety of matters including predatory lending, identity theft, telemarketing privacy and fraud, and internet safety. Prior to his work in the attorney general's office, he served as deputy chief of staff and legal counsel in the U.S. Senate.

Stein is formerly a member of the State Senate representing District 16, which includes parts of Raleigh, Cary, and Morrisville, having served between 2009 and 2016. He has also been an adjunct faculty member at Campbell Law School teaching courses on Consumer Law, State Legislative Policymaking and Election Law. Stein received his bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, from Dartmouth College, his M.P.P. from Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and his J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School. After college, Stein taught high school English and economics in Zimbabwe for two years.

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