The start of a new year brings many opportunities to improve ourselves, but it is also a time to reflect on the accomplishments of the prior year. Each January, Business North Carolina releases the results of its annual survey of lawyers. The survey asks one simple question: "Of the Tar Heel lawyers whose work you have observed firsthand, whom would you rate among the current best in these categories?"
(Lawyers are never allowed to vote for themselves.) This year, I was included among the 22 honorees in the "Corporate" law category, along with some incredibly talented and accomplished lawyers. I want to thank all of the lawyers across the state who took the time to vote. Your confidence is humbling (and inspires me to be a better lawyer to meet your estimation!).
[I was also included in the "Young Guns" category again this year, and I'm delighted that some people still consider me young!]
I hope each of you find meaning and purpose in your work in 2019 and that your efforts are rewarded with great success!