Before joining HBS, Ms. McConnell was practicing as a founding partner of Northup, McConnell & Sizemore since 1999. Ms. McConnell received her B.A. from North Carolina State University and her J.D. from Wake Forest University Law School. She was first admitted to the North Carolina and Georgia Bars in 1985. After law school, she served for two years as a law clerk to the Honorable David B Sentelle, United States Federal Judge in the Western District of North Carolina, and practiced for over 12 years as a partner in a larger law firm in the Asheville area.
In her time away from work, Ms McConnell spends time with her family hiking the wilderness of Western North Carolina. She has a special interest is North Carolina wild flowers, along with the garden to prove it.
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28th Judicial District Bar
United States District Court, Western and Eastern Districts
Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
United States Supreme Court
Georgia State Bar
North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys (Former Board of Directors Member)
North Carolina State Bar
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