Smith Anderson’s Dana Simpson Recognized as a 2012 “40 Under 40” Award Winner by Triangle Business Journal

RALEIGH, N.C. – Dana Simpson, a partner at Smith Anderson, has been named one of the Triangle Business Journal’s“40 Under 40.” Mr. Simpson began working at Smith Anderson in 2000 and his practice is focused within the Firm’s health care and government affairs practice areas. Prior to law school, he served as Special Assistant for Communications and Policy to the Speaker of the North Carolina House of Representatives. Mr. Simpson received his J.D. from the University of North Carolina in 2000.

Mr. Simpson currently serves as Co-chair of the Government Affairs and Administration practice, Co-chair of the Smith Anderson Recruiting Committee, and as a member of the Policy and Planning Committee. Within the community, he serves on the Board of Visitors at UNC Chapel Hill, on the Board of Directors for Alliance Medical Ministry, and on the Board of Directors at the UNC School of Law Alumni Association.

Smith Anderson Managing Partner Carl Patterson said, “Dana is very deserving of this recognition. He has dedicated himself to ensure the Firm’s success and the success of our clients. He is an accomplished, respected, and caring professional who has had a positive impact on Smith Anderson and the Triangle community.”

Mr. Simpson has been ranked among Business North Carolina’s “Legal Elite,” listed as a North Carolina Super Lawyers “Rising Star,” and among The Best Lawyers in America by Woodward/White for Government Relations.

To be chosen as a recipient of the Triangle Business Journal “40 Under 40” Leadership Award, winners must have attained significant leadership roles in their organizations, achieved significant career milestones in 2011, and had substantial involvement in community services. This year marks the 12th annual “40 Under 40” Leadership Awards.



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