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Class Notes

  • Caryn Copedge McNeill JD'91 was sworn in as the 123rd president of the North Carolina Bar Association in June. She has also been selected as an honoree for a North Carolina Lawyers Weekly’s 2017 North Carolina Leaders in the Law awards. Caryn is a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh, where she leads the employee benefits and executive compensation practice group.  
  • Sarah Ludington JD'92 was named associate dean of academic affairs, on July 1, at the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University in Raleigh, where she is also associate professor. She has authored a chapter on the history of USDA farm and food subsidies in Food Fights: How the Past Matters in Contemporary Food Debates (UNC Press 2017).  
  • Johanna Roldan LLM'13 has been reassigned as a statelessness officer to the United Nations High Commission for Refugees’ country office in Bangkok, Thailand. Her main role is to support the office in implementing UNHCR's Global Action Plan to End Statelessness in Thailand. Thailand hosts the second largest stateless population in South East Asia (after Myanmar).  
  • James Sammataro JD'99 has been named to Billboard’s list of Top Music Lawyers of 2017. He is national head of the entertainment litigation practice group and managing partner in the Miami office of Stroock & Stroock & Lavan.
  • Rene (Stemple) Ellis Trehy JD'86 received the 2017 Peace Award from the North Carolina Bar Association’s Dispute Resolution Section in March. A principle in the Durham dispute resolution firm of Beason & Ellis, Rene also is a long-time senior lecturer at the Law School, teaching an annual section of Negotiation. She has twice chaired the Dispute Resolution Section.
  • Brad Furber JD'90 gave the commencement address in May to graduates at Saint Martin’s University in Lacey, Wash. Brad most recently spent three years as the founding business leader and COO of the Michael Crouch Innovation Centre at New South Wales  University in Sydney, Australia. This summer he relocated to Switzerland.
  • Megan Gaudetter Fairchild JD'05 and her husband Michael welcomed a son, Thomas Vance, on Jan. 15, 2017.  
  • Emily Pitlick Mallen JD'07 joined Sidley Austin’s energy practice in June as a partner in the Washington, D.C. office, after 10 years of practicing law with Van Ness Feldman. She and her husband David welcomed a son, Eli Matthew, on Aug. 29, 2017.  
  • Emily Pitlick Mallen JD'07 joined Sidley Austin’s energy practice in June as a partner in the Washington, D.C. office, after 10 years of practicing law with Van Ness Feldman. She and her husband David welcomed a son, Eli Matthew, on Aug. 29, 2017.  
  • Justin Outling JD'08 , an attorney in the Greensboro, N.C. office of Brooks, Pierce has been included in the News & Record’s “People of Influence: Top 20” list, which recognizes his role as an elected member of the Greensboro City Council as well as his service on several community boards.  Justin focuses his practice on business litigation, white-collar criminal defense, and health care litigation. He also serves on the Board of Visitors for UNC-Greensboro, his undergraduate alma mater.