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Alison Bost

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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,
     abost@wcsr.com                       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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