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Nana Asante-Smith Selected Among ‘Leaders in the Law' for 2022

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  • April 15, 2022

Raleigh, N.C. – Parker Poe Adam & Bernstein LLP is pleased to announce that North Carolina Lawyers Weekly has selected Nana Asante-Smith as an honoree for the 2022 Leader in Law awards. Honorees are recognized for going above and beyond in their profession and community.

Nana focuses her practice on complex civil litigation, including breaches of contracts, unfair trade practices, securities cases, and government and internal investigations. Prior to joining Parker Poe, she was an assistant district attorney in Wake County, where she prosecuted a complex array of cases that included assaults, child abuse, larcenies, driving while impaired offenses, and mental health-related cases.

Nana is committed to serving her community and her fellow attorneys, including as president of the North Carolina Association of Black Lawyers and a member of the North Carolina Judicial Council. She served as attorney general of the Graduate and Professional Honor System and president of the Student Bar Association while at UNC School of Law. She was inducted into the school's James E. and Carolyn B. Davis Society, which recognizes eight graduates each year for extraordinary leadership ability, integrity, dedication, and character.

Nana is the ninth Parker Poe attorney selected as a Leader in the Law in North Carolina or South Carolina. Other attorneys include:

  • Daniel Peterson in 2020
  • Ray Jones in 2018
  • Henry Campen in 2016
  • Brian Cromwell in 2016
  • Sarah Hutchins in 2015
  • Wanda Townsend in 2014 (with previous law firm)
  • Melanie Dubis in 2011

North Carolina Lawyers Weekly recognized honorees at the award banquet in Greensboro, NC.

About Parker Poe

Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP has more than 270 lawyers in eight offices in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Washington, D.C. The firm provides legal counsel to many of the largest companies and local governments in the Southeast. Parker Poe is a member of two leading international legal networks: TerraLex and the Employment Law Alliance, both of which have chosen Parker Poe to help guide clients through the challenges of global business.