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Claire Dodd
Phone: 919.821.6693
Fax: 919.821.6800

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Bar & Court Admissions

  • North Carolina


University of North Carolina, J.D., with high honors, 2000

University of North Carolina, B.A., with highest distinction, 1996

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Dana E. Simpson

  • 150 Fayetteville Street, Suite 2300
    Raleigh, North Carolina 27601
  • Phone: 919.821.6756
  • Fax: 919.821.6800

Dana Simpson practices in the areas of Government Relations and Administrative Law and co-chairs the Government Relations practice at Smith Anderson.

Dana regularly advises clients regarding legislative and regulatory advocacy, public relations, grassroots strategies, economic development initiatives, and ethics and campaign finance law compliance. In 2012, he was rated the number one “Most Influential” lobbyist in the General Assembly in a survey of legislators, lobbyists and the press conducted by the nonpartisan North Carolina Center for Public Policy Research.

Dana also provides corporate and regulatory counsel to businesses and professional associations.

Before law school, Dana served as Special Assistant for Communications and Policy to the Speaker of the North Carolina House of Representatives. Dana has experience representing clients on rule-making and administrative law matters, having served as a member of the North Carolina Rules Review Commission from 2003-2006.

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Wake County Bar Association
  • University of North Carolina School of Government Foundation (Board of Directors)
  • University of North Carolina School of Law Alumni Association (Board of Directors)
  • Alliance Medical Ministry (Board of Advisors)
  • St. David's School (Board of Advisors)

Honors & Awards

  • Named Number One "Most Influential" Lobbyist in North Carolina, N.C. Center for Public Policy Research
  • The Best Lawyers in America©, Government Relations Practice (2009-2017)
  • Business North Carolina Legal Elite
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers Rising Star, Government Relations (2010-2013)
  • North Carolina Law Review
  • Order of the Coif
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Recipient of Triangle Business Journal's 2012 "40 Under 40" Leadership Award