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Howard to step down from State Board of Elections Chairman position

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After two and a half years serving on the State Board of Elections, Chairman Josh Howard will step down effective January 1, 2016. Since announcing his resignation, the News & Observer published that Howard “established a reputation for independence on the elections board.” WRAL noted that Howard has been “widely respected by Republicans and Democrats alike.” Governor McCrory will now choose an appointee to serve the remainder of the term. 

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Gammon, Howard & Zeszotarski, PLLC Named a “2016 Best Law Firm” by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®

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Gammon, Howard & Zeszotarski has been named to the 2016 “Best Law Firms” in America rankings by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®. Our firm has been recognized among the nation’s best for the firm’s reputation of Criminal Defense: Non-White-Collar and Criminal Defense: White-Collar. Additionally, both Howard and Zeszotarski were named among the nation’s top lawyers in the 22nd Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©.

The U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings originate from a process that includes client evaluations and peer reviews from leading attorneys. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definite guide to legal excellence. 

Howard & Zeszotarski Named in The Best Lawyers in America© 2016

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 Josh Howard and Joe Zeszotarski were both recently recognized among the nation’s top lawyers in the 22nd Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© in the field of Criminal Defense: White-Collar. Zeszotarski was also recognized in the field of Criminal Defense: Non-White-Collar. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become an exceptional guide to legal excellence around the world. For the 2016 Edition, more than 6.7 million peer-evaluations covering attorneys in 140 practice areas were considered. Inclusion is based solely off of these evaluations and lawyers are not allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore being recognized by Best Lawyers® is a remarkable honor.

Howard selected to Judge Cary BBQ Competition

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Josh Howard, certified North Carolina Barbecue Society BBQ Judge, has been selected to judge for the Beer, Bourbon, and BBQ Festival.  The event will take place Saturday, August 1, 2015 at the Booth Amphitheater in Cary, NC.  

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AICPA publishes article by Howard

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The American Institute of CPAs has published an article by Josh Howard addressing the best way to handle internal investigations that may involve forensic accounting or otherwise bear indicia of fraud.  The full text of the article can be found on the AICPA website

Governor Appoints Howard to State Board of Elections; Howard Elected Chairman

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Prior to Governor McCrory’s appointment, Josh Howard served as a member of the Wake County Board of Elections.  He has long experience in the field:  as an Assistant United States Attorney he successfully prosecuted both Republicans and Democrats for fraud and corruption.  Josh also worked in Washington on DOJ-White House teams supporting the Supreme Court nominations of Chief Justice John Roberts and Associate Justice Samuel Alito.  He is a veteran of several political campaigns, including work as a field staffer on a Presidential campaign in Iowa, New Hampshire, and other early-primary states. For complete coverage of Josh's appointment and election, see ABC 11 and WRAL's websites. 

Howard and Zeszotarski named to NC Legal Elite

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Josh Howard and Joe Zeszotarski were both named to Business North Carolina's 2013 Legal Elite. Both Howard and Zeszotarski are on the criminal law section of the the annual list. This marks the first year Josh Howard is honored on the criminal section, having been named in the corporate category in 2011 and 2012. This year marks the sixth consecutive year Joe Zeszotarski is listed in the criminal specialty. The full 2013 list can be found here