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Lori Fuller

General Counsel

While Lori Fuller may be new in the role of General Counsel, she is not new to the Department of Information Technology. Fuller was the first lawyer ever assigned by the Attorney General's Office to advise State Information Processing Services (SIPS) and Information Technology Services (ITS), the predecessor agencies of DIT.

During her first tenure, she was the lead attorney for the state's three-person technology law unit and represented the NC 911 Board. She advised then-state CIOs on a wide range of legal issues. She also wrote the first set of rules for IT procurement, after drafting the legislation that established the new ITS and the state's technology procurement program. She was the lead negotiator for one of the state’s first public-private partnership agreements, which implemented the statewide E-Procurement system, in addition to negotiating the first statewide agreements with Microsoft and Apple.

Fuller comes to DIT this time from the state Department of Transportation, where she had served as the Deputy General Counsel for Logistics since 2014. In that role, she was recognized for economic development work as counsel to Foreign Trade Zone #214, the DOT Rail Division, the North Carolina State Ports Authority and the North Carolina Global TransPark Authority.

Twice graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with a B.A. in English and a J.D. from the School of Law, Fuller has practiced law with the State of North Carolina for 30 years - 25 in the Attorney General’s Office - concluding her service as a Special Deputy Attorney General.

Fuller was elected to the Wake County Bar Association Board of Directors in 2004-06. She was also selected as a council member for three sections of the NC Bar Association - Technology Law; Government & Public Sector; and Law Practice Management. She has served as a guest lecturer at UNC-CH, NCSU and Meredith College for several different courses since 1990. She has been a guest lecturer in business law at the Kenan-Flagler Business School at UNC-CH for the past 10 years.

Away from work, Fuller enjoys Tarheels basketball, genealogy, and all sorts of travel adventures. Her daughter, Ginny, also a UNC-CH alumna, has recently returned to graduate school (and to living in Mom's basement) after working two years post-undergraduate.