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Class Notes

  • Rich Van Nostrand JD'80 has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2015 in the fields of commercial litigation, and litigation – labor & employment law. Rich is a partner at Mirick O'Connell in Worester, Mass., and a member of the firm's management committee.
  • Cary Moomjian JD'72 was appointed to the board of directors of Ensign Energy Services, a Calgary Canada-based company engaged in global oil and gas drilling and well services. Cary conducts public and in-house training on oil drilling and service contracts, and in 2015 is scheduled to present courses in Malaysia, Indonesia and Dubai.
  • Vonne Jacobs JD'02 has joined the Office of University Counsel at Duke, where she advises on a variety of healthcare operational, regulatory, and transactional matters. She previously was an in-house counsel at Erlanger Health System in Tennessee.  
  • Kate Gibson JD/LLM'08 has joined Covington & Burling as an associate in Washington, D.C. Previously, she served as a legal adviser to the Honorable O. Thomas Johnson, Jr. on the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal in The Hague. In that capacity, she worked on complex and sensitive state-to-state cases, including the case decided by the Tribunal in July 2014.
  • Ana Denmark JD'13 has launched Skandicrush, a subscription box for housewares, particularly clean and simple home goods from Scandinavia, from her San Francisco home.
  • Jennifer Tomsen JD'02 , a shareholder in the Houston office of Greenberg Traurig, has been appointed as a founding member of the Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) Houston Advisory Committee. KIND matches pro bono attorneys with unaccompanied immigrant children in removal proceedings who would otherwise face the legal system alone.
  • Alexander Denson LLB'66, a retired magistrate judge for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, was honored in November by the naming and dedication of the Denson Apartments for Veterans in Durham -- 11 units of permanent supportive housing for Durham veterans who are homeless and have disabilities. Judge Denson is also a veteran, and a long-time advocate for the homeless in the Triangle community.  Fundraising is underway for Denson Phase II; providing 12 more units.
  • Nichole Hines JD'07 has joined the Miami office of Squire Patton Boggs as an associate, focusing on litigating and policy advising in the healthcare and life sciences industries. She previously worked at the pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly & Company as a corporate affairs manager in its Global Public Policy Group.
  • Emily Coward JD'06 has co-authored Raising Issues of Race in North Carolina Criminal Cases, published by the School of Government at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where Emily is a research attorney for the Indigent Defense Education team.
  • Gary Biehn JD'84, partner and chair of the international froup of White and Williams, has been appointed board chair of the World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia (WTCGP). Gary has been a member of the WTCGP board since 2008 and served as vice-chair from 2012 through November 2014.