Don and Mary Tucker Appointed Co-Chairs of Duke Children's Hospital National Board of Advisors

July 5, 2006

Smith Anderson partner Don Tucker and his wife Mary have recently been appointed to serve as co-chairmen of the National Board of Advisors for Duke Children's Hospital & Health Center. Supporters of Duke Children's Hospital for many years, they will serve for a two-year term as co-chairs of the advisory board. The National Board of Advisors includes community and business leaders from many professions and focuses its efforts on securing philanthropic support for Duke Children's Hospital.

Mr. Tucker practices in the areas of complex commercial litigation and contract disputes; corporate and securities litigation; and consumer class action defense. He has significant experience with complex commercial matters, including multi-party cases; class actions; claims under the federal securities laws; and shareholder and partnership disputes. His diverse experience includes representing a wide variety of corporations, including financial institutions and insurance companies, in cases involving claims of breach of fiduciary duty; conspiracy; fraud; interference with contract; and breach of duty of good faith. His extensive community participation includes prior service on the Boards of Directors of Triangle Family Services and Artspace.

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