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  • bill Constangy JD'67, retired N.C. Superior Court judge, has been awarded the Order of the Long Leaf Pine by Gov. Pat McCrory, the highest civilian award by the State of North Carolina. He also received the Leaders in Law award from N.C. Lawyers Weekly and Elon University. Bill is now an arbitrator and mediator, author and public speaker in Charlotte. He has written several recent articles including: “Enforceability of Employment Contract Covenants Not to Compete in North Carolina’s Changing Business Environment,” 15 Wake Forest J. Bus. & Intell. Prop. L.
  • Amy June JD'01 has moved to Dallas and joined Hartline, Dacus, Barger, Dreyer as of counsel. Amy previous practiced in California.
  • Justin Becker JD'12 has joined the international trade and dispute resolution practice in the Washington, D.C. office of Sidley Austin.  Prior to joining Sidley, Justin worked for the Department of Commerce in the Office of the Chief Counsel for Trade Enforcement and Compliance.
  • Jonathan Christman JD'09 has joined the staff of Liberty Counsel in Orlando, Fla. as senior litigation counsel. He previously practiced at Fox Rothschild in Erie, Pa.
  • Dayatra Matthews JD'97 has been elected executive vice president of the North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys at the group’s annual meeting in June. Dayatra is senior vice president of legal and compliance for the Local Government Federal Credit Union in Raleigh.
  • Joshua Podolnick JD'13 has joined Davis & Gilbert in New York City as a litigation associate. He previously practiced at Skadden Arps.
  • John (Jack) Hickey JD'80 gave a presentation entitled ““Availability of Punitive Damages in Unseaworthiness Injury, Death, and Zone of Danger Cases” at a St. Thomas University School of Law symposium on Punitive Damages in the Maritime Law in April. The symposium was sponsored by The Florida Bar Admiralty Law Committee, St. Thomas University School of Law, and the ABA Torts and Insurance Practice Section Maritime Law Committee.
  • Steven Naclerio JD'71 has co-authored “7 Corporate Trends in Law and Politics” in the March 2 issue of Corporate Counsel. Steve is of counsel at Richman Greer in Miami.  
  • Thomas Telfer LLM'92 has published "Ruin and Redemption: The Struggle for a Canadian Bankruptcy Law: 1867-1919," (University of Toronto Press, Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History, 2014). Thomas is a professor at the Western University Faculty of Law in London, Ontario.
  • Dan Bowling JD'80, senior lecturing fellow at the Law School, was named the 2015 Distinguished Teacher by the Duke Bar Association on April 7. Dan teaches labor and employment law in addition to a course he designed on lawyers and personal well-being, and he also leads seminar courses exploring the connection between happiness, legal professionalism, and work satisfaction.