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Alison R. Bost Profile As Womble Carlyle’s Deputy General Counsel, Alison supervises the team of attorneys and paralegals that advises the firm on all legal issues, including conflicts of interest, lateral hiring, personnel issues, legal ethics and professional responsibility, and risk management. In addition, firm clients rely on Alison for legal guidance on ethics-related issues relevant to their particular businesses. Alison regularly provides training on ethics issues both to firm attorneys and staff and to firm clients and is a regular speaker on legal ethics topics at various continuing legal education programs. She has also made presentations on Areas of Practice employment law and other litigation topics at CLE programs. Legal Ethics and In addition, Alison is experienced in litigation and appellate practice. She has Professional handled a variety of civil cases in both North Carolina and federal courts since Responsibility/ 1997. She has successfully argued appeals in the United States Court of Appeals Appellate Litigation/ for the Fourth Circuit, the North Carolina Supreme Court, and the North Carolina Labor & Employment Court of Appeals. In her appellate practice, Alison has represented various North Carolina local government entities including cities, counties and sheriff’s departments, major universities and medical centers, insurance companies, Contact Information construction companies, health care providers, and individual personal injury victims. Her appellate work has addressed a number of different legal contexts, Charlotte Office including: 704/350-6328 (phone) 704/444-8178 (fax) Employment law, firstname.lastname@example.org Local government/municipal law, Federal and state constitutional law, Workers’ compensation, Personal injury, Insurance law, and Procedural issues. Alison also has provided pro bono appellate representation to children whose parents’ rights have been terminated. Professional Activities Bar Associations: North Carolina Bar Association; American Bar Association Admitted to bar, 1997, North Carolina; 2005, District of Columbia Named a 2009 Rising Star in the area of professional liability defense by North Carolina Super Lawyers Education B.S., Political Science and French, 1992, Guilford College; with high honors; J.D., 1997, Wake Forest University; magna cum laude; Order of the Coif; Moot Court; Law Review 1995-1997, Notes and Comments Editor 1996-1997. Prior Legal Experience Summer Associate, Powell, Goldstein, Frazer & Murphy, Atlanta, Georgia, Summer 1996 Summer Associate, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice PLLC, Summer 1995 and 1996 Publications “Stacy v. Jedco: North Carolina adopts a diminished capacity standard for negligence,” 31 Wake Forest Law Review 1215 (1996) Presentations Ethical Considerations in Alternative Billing Arrangements; North Carolina Bar Association Business Law Section annual meeting; Pinehurst, N.C.; February 18, 2011 Ethical Considerations in Alternative Billing Arrangements; Mecklenburg County (N.C.) Bar Association; Mecklenburg County Bar Center; November 17, 2010 The Ethics of Emails and Other Technology; National Association of Legal Secretaries, Region IV meeting; Asheville, N.C.; August 1, 2010 Panelist; 2009 Dan K. Moore Program in Ethics: Ethical Issues in Troubled Times; University of North Carolina School of Law; Chapel Hill, N.C.; October 16, 2009 Practical Solutions to Everyday IP Ethics Problems; Carolina Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Lawyers Association meeting; Hilton Head, S.C.; September 26, 2009 The Ethics of Emails and Other Technology; Mecklenburg County (N.C.) Bar Association; Mecklenburg County Bar Center; February 19, 2008 Panelist; 2007 Dan K. Moore Program in Ethics: Conflicts of Interest for Corporate Lawyers; University of North Carolina School of Law; Chapel Hill, N.C.; November 9, 2007 Panelist; Business Lawyers in the Crosshairs: Issues to Spot and Liabilities to Avoid; ABA Small Business Committee Meeting; Phoenix, AZ; January 13, 2006 Publications Stacy v. Jedco: NC adopts a diminished capacity standard for negligence, 31 Wake Forest L. Rev. 1215 (1996).
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