Raleigh, NC (June 13, 2011) – Smith, Anderson, Blount, Dorsett, Mitchell & Jernigan, L.L.P. is pleased to announce that Timothy S. Goettel and David L. Hayden have joined the firm.
Timothy S. Goettel joins Smith Anderson as Partner. He was previously a partner with the Raleigh office of an international law firm. Mr. Goettel’s experience includes advising clients regarding complex acquisitions and divestitures across a range of industries, including energy, financial services and technology. He advises clients on corporate governance matters and represents issuers in public and private offering and financing transactions. Mr. Goettel has been recognized by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business for Corporate /M&A in North Carolina and as a member of BTI Consulting’s Client Service All Star Team.
David Hayden joins the firm as Counsel after serving as the general counsel and board secretary for USfalcon, Inc. Mr. Hayden has extensive experience in government contracting, general corporate and employment law. He regularly advises companies and their directors and officers on corporate governance matters and other general corporate and business matters. He also represents a variety of defense contractors, advising on a broad range of federal contracting corporate issues. Mr. Hayden previously served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, investigating and prosecuting federal crimes as well as supervising all military attorneys authorized to practice in federal court in eastern North Carolina. He also conducted federal procurement fraud investigations in government contracting as a member of the Department of Justice Procurement Fraud Task Force for the Southeast. Mr. Hayden served in the United States Army for 29 years, retiring from active duty in 2005 with the rank of Colonel.
Smith Anderson Managing Partner Carl Patterson said “We are delighted to welcome Tim and David to our firm. Tim’s nearly 25 years of experience enhances our corporate and M&A practices. David’s broad experience in both the public and private sectors will be invaluable to our growing government contracts practice.”
About Smith Anderson
Smith Anderson celebrates the firm’s 100th Anniversary in 2012. During the century, the firm has grown to become the largest Triangle-based law firm and one of the largest in North Carolina. As a full service corporate law firm, our lawyers represent diverse organizations with local, state, national and international interests, as we focus on building and strengthening relationships by understanding our clients’ businesses and customizing our legal solutions accordingly. Lawyers from Smith Anderson are recognized nationally by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers, Legal Elite and among the Who’s Who Legal World’s Leading Corporate Governance Lawyers.