Christopher Smith Appointed to Board of Directors for North Carolina Chamber

Raleigh, N.C. – Smith Anderson partner Christopher Smith was appointed to serve on the Board of Directors for the North Carolina Chamber. 

Lew Ebert, President and CEO of the North Carolina Chamber, said, “We are thrilled to have Smith Anderson represented on the North Carolina Chamber Board of Directors. Chris has proven to be an advocate of positive change for businesses in North Carolina. He is deeply engaged with the Research Triangle Area business community and we are pleased to have him on our team.”

Chris has a history of service to his profession and his community and works with business groups, government officials and bar groups on initiatives to improve the quality and efficiency of the administration of justice in North Carolina. Currently, Chris is the Immediate Past President of the North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys, which he served as President of from 2012-13. He also is chair of the Trade Secrets Group for the National Defense Research Institute.

At Smith Anderson, Chris leads the Firm’s Business Litigation Team. As part of his practice, he manages large multi-party and multi-jurisdiction litigation projects, and mission-critical projects for clients. Chris has significant experience in business disputes, trade secrets, environmental litigation and risk management, and with matters designated exceptional and complex. To learn more about Chris, please visit his bio at

About the North Carolina Chamber

The North Carolina Chamber is a nonpartisan business advocacy organization that works in the legislative, regulatory and political arenas to proactively drive positive change to ensure that North Carolina is a leading place in the world to do business. Strengthening the state’s ability to attract, retain and grow jobs is the Chamber's highest priority. Central to that effort are four “Pillars of a Secure Future” for North Carolina which include Education and Talent Supply, Business Climate, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and Infrastructure and Growth Leadership.  For more information, visit


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