Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Did Mayor Clodfelter part ways with law firm?

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.


Garth Vader said...

Maybe Mr. Morrill could attend a City Council meeting and question the mayor in person? Too much to ask?

Anonymous said...

Covering his tracks for "re-election" already I see.


Anonymous said...

Might want to take out the extra "with" in the title.

Anonymous said...

So why is this anyone's business other than the Mayor? If he is with the law firm then you criticize and if he is not then you criticize. What is the purpose? Are you saying he has done something wrong that we should know about? If not then move along and it doesn't concern anyone.

David P. McKnight said...

Dan Clodfelter would be a great candidate for lieutenant governor for the Democratic Party in 2016. The combination of his commendable state legislative service with urban leadership experience in Charlotte would boost Democratic aspirations across the Old North State.

Of course, North Carolina's current governor Pat McCrory has demonstrated that one can thrive on many years of mayoral service in the Queen City without losing out on opportunities for future opportunities in statewide politics.

Republican Gov. McCrory has already done one very notable thing politically as far as this ex-Charlottean is concerned: he has given people all across the state the opportunity to experience that upbeat, personal, compassionate, optimistic and can-do style of leadership which has become a tradition of the Charlotte mayor's office dating back to the Stan Brookshire and John Belk eras.