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Jennifer Ragan
Phone: 919.838.2090
Fax: 919.821.6800

Practice Areas

Bar & Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Courts, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of North Carolina
  • All North Carolina State Courts
  • Texas (inactive)


Duke University, J.D., with honors, 1995

University of Virginia, B.A., with distinction, 1992


  • Clerked for the Honorable John D. Rainey, United States District Judge for the Southern District of Texas
  • Interned for the Honorable Rosemary Barkett of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
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Jackson W. Moore

  • 150 Fayetteville Street, Suite 2300
    Raleigh, North Carolina 27601
  • Phone: 919.821.6688
  • Fax: 919.821.6800

Jackson Wyatt Moore, Jr.'s practice focuses on government contracting and business dispute resolution, including litigation, mediation, and arbitration.

Jackson has significant experience handling complex civil litigation, including class actions, shareholder and internal corporate disputes, breaches of contract and trade practices, intellectual property matters and investor and employment litigation. He has handled numerous matters on an expedited basis and has represented parties in disputes pending in state and federal trial courts, the North Carolina Business Court, and the North Carolina Court of Appeals.

Before joining Smith Anderson in 2001, Jackson practiced at Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP in Houston, Texas.

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Public Contracting and Litigation Section
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Member, North Carolina Defense Business Association
  • Wake County Bar Association
  • Appellate Guardian ad Litem
  • Member, Church of the Apostles

Honors & Awards


Specific government contracting matters

  • Representation of Contractor in Appeal of Agency of Request for Equitable Adjustment before Civilian Board of Contract Appeals
  • Assistance of novation of federal government contracts in connection with mergers and acquisition transactions
  • Analysis of auditing, compliance and reporting requirements in connection with federal grants funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
  • Assisting clients in various bidding issues involving state and local governments relating to public contracts
  • Analyzing compliance with disadvantaged business enterprise participation requirements and qualifications for small business set-asides
  • Preparing joint venture and contractor/subcontractor "teaming agreements" between large companies and small businesses seeking federal government contracts

Specific dispute resolution and litigation matters

  • Defending multiple out-of-state lawsuits brought by shareholders alleging corporate misconduct and seeking dissolution, a compelled dividend, and other relief
  • Defending multiple securities class actions brought by shareholders/members of agricultural cooperative seeking dissolution and money damages for alleged breaches of fiduciary duties
  • Defending a trustee of securitized assets against claims of negligence and wrongdoing resulting in alleged damages exceeding $200 million
  • Representing of Minority Shareholders in Pursuit of Appraisal, Securities and Breach of Fiduciary Duty claims in connection with squeeze-out merger
  • Obtaining emergency relief through arbitration and litigation with respect to clients' intellectual property, including software license, trademarks and patents



  • Contributor, Guide to Fixed-Price Supply Subcontract Terms and Conditions, Fifth Edition, American Bar Association Section of Public Contract Law (2016)
  • Co-author, "North Carolina" and "Missouri," State False Claims Acts: A Practitioner's Guide to the False Claims Laws of the Various States, American Bar Association (2014 ed.)
  • Author, “Cyber Security, Counterfeit Parts, and the Government Contractor,” Inside the Minds: Government Contracts Compliance (2013 ed.)
  • Co-author, "Qualifying as a Small Business for Government Construction Contracts," 2009 White Paper


  • Panelist, Risks, Costs, Disputes and Litigation, North Carolina Chamber and U.S. Chamber of Commerce's 2015 Cybersecurity Conference, Durham, N.C., December 15, 2015
  • Panelist, Contracting Technical, Small Businesses and Legal Issues, FEDCON Summit 2015, Wilmington, N.C., October 29, 2015
  • Presenter, Teaming Agreements, Bid Protests and Construction Administration, Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) Coastal Carolina Post's 2015 Small Business Conference, Camp Lejeune, N.C., August 13, 2015
  • Co-Presenter, The Lifecycle of an Insurance Claim (With a Focus on D&O Insurance), Smith Anderson's Executive Roundtable Series: Session I, RTP, N.C., March 12, 2015
  • Presenter, You will be Hacked (If you Haven't Already)...,Joint event presented by The Research Triangle Park, Durham Chamber of Commerce and Smith Anderson, RTP, N.C., January 21, 2015
  • Panelist, Contracting Technical and Legal Issues, FEDCON Summit 2014, Wilmington, N.C., October 16, 2014
  • Presenter, It’s 2014: You Will Be Hacked, Vaco CPE Seminar, Paragon Commercial Bank, Raleigh, N.C., September 24, 2014
  • Panelist, It's 2014 - You Will Be Hacked!, Joint Presentation by The Research Triangle Park, Durham Chamber of Commerce and Smith Anderson, RTP, N.C., March 18, 2014
  • Co-Presenter, Teaming Agreements, Bid Protests and Contract Administration, North Carolina Military Business Center’s (NCMBC) 2014 Defense Contractor Academy (Cary, N.C., March 14, 2014)
  • Panelist, Teaming Agreements and Subcontracting, 2013 Small Business Workshop, Fort Bragg Post of the Society of American Military Engineers (Raleigh, N.C., November 21, 2013)
  • Co-Presenter, Government Contracting: Legal and Accounting Issues, North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants’ 74th Annual Symposium (Greensboro, N.C., November 20, 2013)
  • Panelist, Teaming Agreements, North Carolina Federal Construction, Infrastructure & Environmental (FEDCON) Summit (Wilmington, N.C., October 17, 2013)
  • Speaker, Small Business Compliance, North Carolina Veteran’s Business Association 2013 Procurement Summit (Fayetteville, N.C., July 24, 2013)
  • Speaker, Mentor-Protégé Programs and SBA Audit – Best Practices, Small Business and Technology Development Center’s Supplier Diversity Workshop (Cary, N.C., May 30, 2013)
  • Speaker, Contracting with the Federal Government, North Carolina Bar Association Business Law Institute (Pinehurst, N.C., 2012)
  • Speaker, Teaming Agreements: Joint Ventures and Subcontracting, North Carolina Military Business Center Defense Contractor's Academy (Charlotte, N.C., 2012)
  • Speaker, Protests, Debriefings and Contract Administration Issues, North Carolina Military Business Center Defense Contractor's Academy (Fayetteville, N.C., 2011)
  • Speaker, Teaming Agreements: Joint Ventures and Subcontracting, North Carolina Military Business Center Defense Contractor's Academy (Raleigh, N.C., 2011)
  • Speaker, Bid Protests and Debriefings - 10th Annual Defense Trade Show, (Fayetteville, N.C., 2011)
  • Speaker, Legal Issues in Government Contracting, 2010 Small Business Conference for Veterans (Cary, N.C., 2010)