Casselle A. E. Smith Associate - Not admitted in NC; admitted in DC and New York; application for admission to the NC State Bar pending; practicing law in NC pursuant to RPC 5.5(e)

Casselle's practice focuses on representing corporate clients and individuals in government investigation, enforcement, and compliance matters, as well as civil litigation and white collar defense.

In addition to advising clients in investigations by various federal and regulatory agencies—including the DOJ, FERC, FEC, and SEC—Casselle also assists clients in conducting internal investigations and compliance reviews. Her experience includes preparing for and taking witness interviews; collecting, reviewing and producing documents; preparing presentations to the government; and assisting in the defense of witness depositions.

Casselle also has experience representing clients in complex commercial and civil litigation. She has experience drafting answers, complaints, and dispositive motions in state and federal court; preparing for and taking depositions; and propounding and responding to discovery requests in commercial arbitration proceedings.

Before joining the firm, Casselle was a litigation associate at a white-collar boutique in Washington, DC. Prior to that, she advised the Speaker of the North Carolina House of Representatives on ways to create and expand new and existing revenue streams to offset the effects of the Great Recession.

During law school, Casselle was a student attorney at the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau—the nation’s oldest student-run legal service center and one of the Law School’s three historic honors societies—where she served as president and chair the governing board. For two years, as a student attorney in Boston Housing Court, Casselle represented indigent clients facing impending homelessness. Casselle continues to serve as an alumni resource for the Harvard Law School, the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau, and the North Carolina School of Government.

  • District of Columbia
  • Not Admitted in North Carolina
  • New York

Recipient, Certificate for Pro Bono Service, Harvard Law School, 2010

  • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, MPA, 2012
  • Harvard Law School, JD, 2010
  • Howard University, BA, Sociology and Administration of Justice, magna cum laude, 2006

Member, Steering Committee, Harvard Legal Aid Bureau 100th Anniversary Celebration, 2012-2013

Member, 5th Reunion Gift Committee, Harvard Law School Association, 2015

Member, New York State Bar Association

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