Ward and Smith government relations attorney Whitney Christensen has been named to the 2017 class of Triangle Business Journal's 40 Under 40 Leadership Award winners. They will be honored on June 16 at an awards luncheon.
Whitney represents clients before the North Carolina General Assembly. She has experience advocating on behalf of large technology companies, professional associations, manufacturers, restaurants and lodging properties, environmental mitigation providers, military and education nonprofits, and local governments. She has successfully secured state budget provisions and has had legislation introduced and enacted pertaining to business liability, internet privacy and security laws, state and local pension system reforms, vehicle registration, special elections, alcoholic beverage laws, state procurement of information technology, local government purchasing requirements, and 911 dispatch center redundancy. Whitney counsels and represents clients before government bodies in economic development matters.
Whitney also is licensed to practice patent law before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and regularly assists clients with trademark searches and trademark application preparation. She has significant experience reviewing and drafting intellectual property agreements and privacy policies.