News & Events


Class Notes

  • Jessica Bodger Rydstrom JD'07 and her husband Justin welcomed daughter Ansley Bodger Rydstrom on May 15, 2014. She joins brothers Nathaniel and John. Jessica is an associate at Williams & Connolly in Washington, D.C.
  • Rob Kohn JD'92, chair of the Federal Litigation Section of the Federal Bar Association, accepted the FBA's Sections and Divisions Award on behalf of the Section for its stellar performance in 2013-2014.  The award was presented at the FBA Annual Convention in September in Providence, R.I. Working with a governing board of lawyers and judges from across the nation, Rob has been credited with re-energizing the Section as chair. He leads the Kohn Law Group, Inc., in Los Angeles.
  • Amy Horner JD'03 married Adrian Hanley in the Endless Mountains in Pennsylvania on Aug. 23, 2014. Amy works in the Office of the Solicitor of the Department of the Interior.  
  • Yuo-Fong "Benni" Amato JD'08 has been named partner in the San Diego office Gordon & Rees. Her primary practice is intellectual property litigation.  
  • Alan Parry JD'98 announces the formation of the Chapel Hill, N.C., firm of Parry & Tyndall. Alan is a civil litigator, and previously practiced with Baker Botts in Dallas, Smith Anderson in Raleigh, and Walker Lambe in Durham.
  • Jocelyn Strauber JD'98 has joined the New York office of Skadden in its government enforcement and white collar practice. She previously held numerous roles in the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York, including most recently, co-chief of the Criminal Division Terrorism and International Narcotics Unit.
  • Matt Firestone JD'83 has joined the Orlando office of Shuffield Lowman & Wilson as a partner in the firm's litigation section.
  • Jeff Benson JD'93 has been named chief operating officer and executive vice president of the Dilweg Companies, a commercial real estate firm, in Durham. He previously practiced for over 20 years in the Raleigh office of Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, where he was a partner and head of the firm's real estate department.
  • Kesav Mohan JD'09 has been named director of business development of Veniam Works, a tech start-up seeking to provide vehicular networking solutions, headquartered in Silicon Valley, Calif., and Portugal.  
  • Geoff Krouse JD'97 has been named to a three-year term on the board of trustees of the Montessori School of Raleigh. Geoff is a partner at Smith Anderson, where his practice includes representing public and private companies in mergers and acquisitions and recapitalization transactions, public offerings and private placements of securities, and other corporate and compliance matters.