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David Hayden Elected to the Board of Directors for the North Carolina Defense Business Association

July 17, 2012

RALEIGH, N.C. – Smith Anderson attorney, David Hayden, a member of the Firm’s Government Contracting practice, was elected to the Board of Directors for the North Carolina Defense Business Association (NCDBA) during their recent membership meeting at the Crown Center in Fayetteville, North Carolina. A total of six new directors were elected to serve on the board during 2011-2012. Numerous local, regional, and state defense businesses were in attendance. David Hayden was also appointed Chairman of the Legislative Committee for the NCDBA.

The NCDBA is primarily comprised of businesses with interests in military contracting, government affairs and supporting the state’s military installations. The Association serves North Carolina, with members from across the state. The Association includes a vast networking group of defense contractors, private businesses, chambers of commerce, economic developers, municipalities, military leadership, universities, and community colleges that reaches across the state to provide a networking opportunity that promotes doing business in North Carolina. The NCDBA has experienced tremendous growth since its inception, with over 250 corporate members today. More information can be found at their web site at: http://www.ncdba.com/.

About David Hayden

David Hayden joined Smith Anderson in 2011 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 such as International Trafficking in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Corporate Ethics and organizational conflicts of interest (OCI) compliance 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.

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