Checking In: Aug. 18, 2018


James King has joined Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP as an associate based in its Raleigh office. King will join the firm’s Medical Malpractice Practice Group. King previously worked in the general litigation practice of a law firm in Greensboro. Prior to joining CSH Law, he worked on a variety of matters including the defense of medical malpractice claims and professional licensing board investigations.  King is a North Carolina native and a graduate of the University of North Carolina School of Law, with honors.


Ed Roney has joined Smith Anderson as the newest member of the firm’s Technology practice group. Prior to his legal career, Roney founded PrairieComm, Inc., a fabless semiconductor company that provided baseband chips and software to leading cellular headset manufacturers. After growing the company to 450 employees and ranking as one of the top 25 fastest growing companies in America on the Inc. 500 list in 2000, Roney led the sale of the company to Motorola. His extensive professional background also includes degrees in electrical engineering.


Steven T. Snyder has joined Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP’s Charlotte office as a member of the Cybersecurity and Privacy team. Snyder most recently was the chief information security officer and a member of the Cybersecurity and Data Breach team and Intellectual Property group at Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP in Charlotte. A registered patent attorney, Snyder is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) in the United States through the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). Snyder received his J.D. from New York University School of Law. He received his Master of Science in structural engineering and his Bachelor of Science in civil engineering, both from Lehigh University.


Todd Ransom has joined Moore & Van Allen PLLC as a member of the Financial Services team. Ransom was recently a partner at Haynes and Boone, LLP in New York City, and prior to that served as assistant general counsel at Bank of America Corp. Ransom serves as counsel to large financial institutions and energy companies, including banks, hedge funds and private equity funds, in connection with a full range of complex financing transactions.  Ransom earned his J.D. cum laude from the University of Houston Law Center and his B.A. from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh. He is admitted to practice in New York, Pennsylvania and Texas and practicing in North Carolina pursuant to Rule 5.5(e) of North Carolina Rules of Professional Conduct.

Ward and Smith’s Raleigh office has moved to accommodate growth and future expansion. The new location is 751 Corporate Center Drive in Raleigh, where the office occupies the third floor. The 33,000 square-foot space nearly doubles the number of attorney offices, comes equipped with high-tech conference rooms, has expandable space to allow for larger work events and functions, and includes a training room for continuing education.