Dan Clodfelter has worked for Moore & Van Allen since 1978, long before he was elected to the Charlotte City Council, the state Senate and most recently as mayor.
But it now appears Clodfelter is no longer with the firm.
His name is not listed among the professionals on the firm's web site.
Google Clodfelter and the firm and one result that pops up is a Moore & Van Allen press release that touts his 2013 recognition by a legal magazine as a "Leader in Law." Click on the link and you get this: "The link you followed .... does not correspond to a valid address on this web site."
Through a spokeswoman, Clodfelter has repeatedly declined to talk about his relationship with the firm.
Ernie Reigel, chairman of the firm's management committee, did not return repeated calls.
As a lawyer with the firm, Clodfelter was scrupulous about avoiding potential conflicts involving his or his firm's clients.
Now, according to the city attorney, he doesn't have to disclose his employment until the next disclosure forms are due in January.