Beth is a former federal and state prosecutor with more than twenty years of experience as a trial attorney in high stakes litigation. She has served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Western District of North Carolina, as an Assistant District Attorney in Mecklenburg County, and as in-house counsel for one of the nation’s largest mortgage lenders. Having tried more than 50 cases to verdict, and resolving hundreds more, Beth brings unique, cross-disciplinary experience to solving client problems across a wide spectrum of highly sensitive matters, including complex criminal matters in both federal and state court, False Claims Act violations, professional licensing, and other regulatory matters. Beth also conducts internal investigations for businesses, using her experience to effectively advocate on behalf of her clients.
As a federal prosecutor with the United States Department of Justice, Beth served on the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force. She prosecuted complex, multi-defendant federal cases involving conspiracy, murder, Hobbs Act robbery, financial crimes, money laundering, firearms offenses, and drug offenses. She was lead counsel on several national and transnational investigations and prosecutions involving narcotics, money laundering, and racketeering (federal criminal RICO) conspiracies, including prosecutions of members of the United Blood Nation and La Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13). As an AUSA, Beth received recognition for her work from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), including being lead prosecutor for the team awarded Outstanding Transnational Gang Investigation in 2015 by Homeland Security Investigations.
As an ADA, she prosecuted a wide array of criminal cases involving narcotics and violent crimes. She prosecuted homicides exclusively for seven years, serving on the prosecution team of several high-profile cases and jury trials.
As in-house counsel, Beth provided recommendations and advice to the company in resolving complex business litigation, investigations, and administrative complaints. She managed the company’s litigation portfolio and conducted internal investigations.
Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, Campbell University (J.D., Order of the Barristers, 1999)
The University of Virginia (B.A. English Literature, 1994)
Western District of North Carolina
Middle District of North Carolina
Eastern District of North Carolina
Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
Assistant United States Attorney, Western District of North Carolina
Assistant District Attorney, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, North Carolina
Federal Bar Association
American Bar Association
Women in White Collar Defense, Chapters Committee
Mecklenburg County Bar, Vice Chair of White-Collar Crimes/Government Investigations Section
Women Lawyers of Charlotte