Checking In: March 13, 2019


Smith Anderson announces the hiring of Chandler Spaulding, who will serve as the firm’s director of strategic communications and government relations. Prior to joining Smith Anderson, Chandler worked in a variety of public policy and communications roles, including with the North Carolina General Assembly, Duke University, the White House Office of Communications and NBC Entertainment.




North Carolina State University has named Julie Smith assistant vice chancellor for external affairs, partnerships and economic development. She will serve as the university liaison for state and local relations. A Park Scholar at N.C. State, Smith graduated summa cum laude from with a bachelor’s degree in political science and a minor in environmental science with the designation of valedictorian. Smith earned her J.D. from the University of Virginia.






Barbara Meeks, associate general counsel of Wells Fargo & Company, will join Moore & Van Allen PLLC’s Charlotte office as a member in its financial regulatory advice and response practice group. At Wells Fargo, Meeks led the Legal Department groups supporting commercial banking, commercial real estate, small business, wealth management finance, global banking and global retail brokerage. She was also responsible for regional support of international and wholesale activities in Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean. Meeks holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Politics and Psychology from Wake Forest University and received her law degree from Wake Forest University.




Smith Anderson announces the hiring of accomplished intellectual property and technology lawyer Philip Cardinale, who joins as a member of the firm’s technology practice group. Cardinale brings extensive experience to the team, having advised several Fortune 50 companies and other retail, telecommunications, software and start-up companies, as well as numerous creative-sector clients, including in the fields of fashion, entertainment, gaming, music, and furniture design.





Scott Schang, senior director of corporate engagement at Landesa, will join Wake Forest School of Law as professor of practice of environmental law beginning July 1, 2019. In addition to teaching environmental law and natural resources, Schang will develop, launch, and direct a new environmental law clinic that will advise clients, inform transactional work, as well as draft amicus briefs and policy white papers.