Beth is a former federal and state prosecutor with more than twenty years of experience as a trial attorney in high stakes litigation. She has served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Western District of North Carolina, as an Assistant District Attorney in Mecklenburg County, and as in-house counsel for one of the nation’s largest mortgage lenders. Having tried more than 50 criminal cases to verdict, and resolving hundreds more, Beth brings unique, cross-disciplinary experience to solving client problems across a wide spectrum of highly sensitive matters.
As a federal prosecutor with the United States Department of Justice, Beth served on the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force. She prosecuted complex, multi-defendant federal cases involving conspiracy, murder, Hobbs Act robbery, financial crimes, money laundering, firearms offenses, and drug offenses. She was lead counsel on several national and transnational investigations and prosecutions involving narcotics, money laundering, and racketeering (federal criminal RICO) conspiracies, including prosecutions of members of the United Blood Nation and La Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13). As an AUSA, Beth received recognition for her work from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), including being lead prosecutor for the team awarded Outstanding Transnational Gang Investigation in 2015 by Homeland Security Investigations.
As an ADA, she prosecuted a wide array of criminal cases involving narcotics and violent crimes. She prosecuted homicides exclusively for seven years, serving on the prosecution team of several high-profile cases and jury trials.
As in-house counsel, Beth provided recommendations and advice to the company in resolving complex business litigation, investigations, and administrative complaints. She managed the company’s litigation portfolio and conducted internal investigations.