Phi Delta Phi. Senior Law Clerk to Chief Judge John D. Larkins, Jr., U.S. District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina, 1977-1978. Lecturer: Federal Public Defender Panel Lawyer Seminars. Assistant U.S. Attorney, Eastern District of North Carolina, 1978-1980. U.S. Commissioner, 1980. Permanent Delegate, Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference. Member, North Carolina Sentencing and Policy Advisory Commission, 1993-2000. Member and Secretary, Committee on Local Rules of Practice, 1978-1980 and Member, Pretrial Services Study Committee, 1983-1984, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina. Chair, Committee on Indigent Appointments, Tenth Judicial District of North Carolina, 1984-1987 and 2002-2003; Recipient, Howard L. Gum Service Award, N. C. Board of Legal Specialization (2007); Listed in N. C. Super Lawyers, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011; Listed in Best Lawyers in America (1994-present; Tier 1, White Collar Crime, Tier 1, Non White Collar Crime).
(Board Certified Specialist in State and Federal Criminal Law, North Carolina State Bar, Board of Legal Specialization)