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Smith Anderson Adds Four Associate Attorneys

December 20, 2012

RALEIGH, N.C. – Smith Anderson, the largest Raleigh-based law firm, announces that four new attorneys – Mary Pat Sullivan, Charles Kabugo-Musoke, Davis Roach and Heath Tripp – have joined the firm as associates. 

Ms. Sullivan earned her law degree from the University of North Carolina School of Law, with high honors, and was elected to the Order of the Coif for graduating in the top 10% of her class. Her practice focuses on Commercial Transactions, Technology, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Information Privacy and Security. Already an accomplished author, Ms. Sullivan published Long-Term Suspensions and the Right to an Education: An Alternative Approach, 90 N.C. L. REV. 293 (2011). While attending law school, Ms. Sullivan was a founding member and the pro bono chair of the Consumer and Commercial Law Society. She credits the Firm’s high quality of work, coupled with its commitment to community involvement, as her reasons for choosing Smith Anderson.

Mr. Kabugo-Musoke earned his law degree from the University of North Carolina School of Law, and focuses his practice in the areas of banking, capital markets, commercial transactions, and mergers and acquisitions. Previous roles held by Mr. Kabugo-Musoke include Editor-in-Chief and published staff member for the North Carolina Banking Institute Journal. He served on the Board of Advisors of the UNC Center for Banking and Finance and as a Student Practitioner for the Community Development Law Clinic. Mr. Kabugo-Musoke received a B.A. in Political Science with a minor in African American Studies from the University of North Carolina. He touts Smith Anderson’s sophisticated clients, as well as its knowledgeable and experienced professionals, as the qualities that attracted him to the Firm.

Mr. Roach achieved his law degree from the Wake Forest University School of Law. He practices in the commercial and corporate areas including banking, real estate development and construction, contracting, mergers and acquisitions and securities law. While in law school and as an undergraduate at Wake Forest University, Mr. Roach was Articles Editor for the Wake Forest Journal of Law and Policy and participated in the Community Law & Business Clinic. Previous experience includes positions with Connexion Technologies, Cary, N.C., Jones Day, Washington, D.C., the Department of Foreign Commercial Service at the American Embassy in Copenhagen, Denmark, as well as a summer associate position at Smith Anderson. Mr. Roach references the Firm’s relationship-based culture with its clients and lawyers, as well as the diverse business practice opportunities, for making a positive impression as he joins the Firm. 

Mr. Tripp earned his law degree from the Wake Forest University School of Law, cum laude, and was invited to join the Order of the Coif for graduating in the top 10% of his class. His practice focuses on corporate law, securities law, and mergers and acquisitions. While in law school, Mr. Tripp served as an articles editor for the Wake Forest Law Review and as a member of the Wake Forest Moot Court board. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Tripp worked in the corporate banking group of an international financial institution and the financial services practice group of a large southeast regional law firm. He says that it was a combination of the caliber of the people, the clients, and the culture of Smith Anderson that led him to join the firm.

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