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  • 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.
  • Richard Ferris JD/LLM'88 has joined the Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development in Washington, D.C., as senior counsel. He previously was a partner and chair of the China regulatory and international practice team at Foley and Lardner. He also serves on the boards of several environmental and sustainability organizations, including the International Fund for China’s Environment and the China Roundtable.
  • Kathleen Hamm JD'88 has been named the global leader of securities and fintech and the senior strategic adviser to the CEO on cyber solutions at Promontory Financial Group, an IBM company. Earlier this year she rejoined the firm from the U.S. Department of the Treasury, where she had served as counselor to the deputy secretary and advised on risk management and regulatory issues in the financial services sector. While at Treasury, Kathleen also spearheaded the department's domestic and international cybersecurity strategy and related policy initiatives.
  • Darrell Zurovec JD'93 joined Touchstone Communities in San Antonio, Texas in August as general counsel. He joins Touchstone from Zurovec PLLC, which he founded in 2008. Prior to leading Zurovec PLLC, Darrell served as senior vice president and general counsel for the Cornerstone Health Care Group and and for Mariner Healthcare. He serves on the Legal Committee for the Texas Health Care Association.
  • Jeffrey Collins JD'95 has been named a managing partner at Foley Hoag. Resident in the firm’s Boston office, his primary practice focuses on investment advisers and private investment funds, in particular hedge funds.
  • Scott Schiefelbein JD'96 has been named managing director in the Washington national tax practice for Deloitte Tax LLP. Scott's practice focuses on multistate tax issues.
  • Heather Bell Adams JD'98 has joined the legal department of First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company in Raleigh, where as senior counsel and senior vice president she oversees the bank's material litigation. Her debut novel, Maranatha Road, was released September 1 from Vandalia/West Virginia University Press.
  • Wilson Schooley JD'84, of the Schooley Law Firm in La Mesa, Calif., has been named chair-elect of the ABA's Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice (CRSJ). He also again reprised his role as Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird at a special American Bar Foundation gala in Point Clear, Ala. Previous performances were a full run of the play in San Diego, and appearances in Chicago, Illinois, Memphis Tennessee, and New York. 
  • Jennifer Carson JD'87  was recently elected president of the National Association of District Supervisors of Foreign Languages (NADSFL). She is K-12 world languages coordinator for the Virginia Beach (Virginia) City Public Schools. Jennifer earned an M.Ed. in 2011 from the University of Virginia Curry School of Education. 
  • Mark Prak JD'80 has been elected to the board of directors of the United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County for the 2017-18 fiscal year. Mark is a partner at Brooks Pierce in Raleigh where he focuses his practice on media and communications law, as well as litigation on behalf of businesses and trade associations.