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Smith Moore Leatherwood Attorney Appointed To The International Olympic Committee

Smith Moore Leatherwood Attorney Appointed To The International Olympic Committee's Women And Sport Commission

March 27, 2012

RALEIGH, N.C. — Andrea Carska-Sheppard, an attorney in Smith Moore Leatherwood's Raleigh office, was recently appointed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to the Women and Sport Commission. Members of the Commission advise the IOC Executive Board on policies relating to women in sports and promoting the role of women in sports.

"We congratulate Andrea on this very impressive appointment," said David Otterson, partner in charge of the firm's Raleigh office. "It's remarkable that a lawyer in Raleigh is receiving this kind of international recognition. This is a well-deserved honor for Andrea, and we are quite proud of her."

Fluent in six languages, Carska-Sheppard is an international trade and business attorney in the firm's corporate practice group. Her practice focuses on advising clients about international commercial transactions, exports and imports of goods, and international contracts and trade laws. Born and raised in Slovakia, Carska-Sheppard studied in Slovakia, France and Canada and is admitted to the bar in New York and Canada. She is also on the Rolls of Solicitors in England and Wales and is a Registered European Lawyer. She currently serves on several legal committees, including the Executive Committee of the International Section of the New York State Bar Association and the International and Dispute Resolution Sections of the North Carolina Bar Association.

"I am honoured and delighted; this appointment is a dream come true. Sports have always been a great passion of mine," said Andrea Carska-Sheppard. "I look forward to working with the Members of the Commission and other stakeholders in promoting the role of women in sports."

The Women and Sport Commission became a full-fledged Commission in March 2004 with the purpose of counseling the IOC Executive Board on policies relating to and promoting women in sports. The Commission is comprised of international dignitaries, executives and professionals, and current and former Olympic athletes.

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