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  • Jonathan Werner JD'01 joined AlvaradoSmith in Orange County, Calif., as a shareholder in May 2014. He is a member of the employment counseling & litigation practice group, where he focuses his practice exclusively in labor and employment law.  
  • Kate Battuello JD'83 has been elected 2nd vice president of the board of trustees of the King County Bar Association in Seattle. She will become president of the Association in 2016.  Kate is an assistant attorney general in the Washington State AG's office, assigned to the healthcare team at the University of Washington.
  • Rodney Bullard JD'01 has been recognized by the National Bar Association as one of its Trailblazers Under 40.  The awards honor legal trailblazers who have achieved prominence and distinction in their fields of endeavor; the honorees were feted at a gala in Atlanta on July 26. Rodney is vice president of community affairs at Chick-fil-A, Inc. and executive director of the Chick-fil-A Foundation
  • Erika Lietzan JD'95 has joined the faculty of the University of Missouri School of Law as an associate professor.  She will teach food and drug law, as well as various intellectual property courses.  Erika was previously a partner at Covington and Burling, having practiced for nearly 18 years.
  • Bill Price JD'78 has been elected to chair the Institute of Illinois Business Law (IIBL) for 2014-15, steering its 30  to 40 members who volunteer their time to work for better laws in the area of business regulation.  The IIBL performs valuable service for the Illinois business community by drafting, updating and revising important areas of business law. Bill's solo firm is GrowthLaw in Warrenville.
  • Pam Silverman JD'81, who has a solo practice in Charlotte, was featured in the "Profiles in Specialization" section of the Summer 2014 issue of The North Carolina State Bar Journal at,2.pdf.  Pam is a board certified specialist in estate planning and probate law practicing in Mecklenburg and Union Counties.
  • Jieni Gu JD'06 has joined Weil Gotshal as counsel in the firm's Shanghai and Beijing offices, where her practice focuses on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, private equity, foreign direct investment and general corporate matters.  She previously practiced at Sullivan & Cromwell in New York and Beijing.
  • Curt Clausen JD'07 has been named general counsel of in New York City.  Curt previously practiced with Skadden, Arps.
  • Phil Rubin JD'11 is now an assistant U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, in Raleigh.
  • Terry Eaton JD'02 has joined Price Benowitz as a partner, where he will lead the firm's white collar and government investigations group. Terry spent six years at the U.S. Attorney's Office in Washington, DC.