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  • Bill Stevens JD'70, senior counsel at Dentons in Atlanta, has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Daily Report, Georgia’s legal industry publication. The awards celebrate some of the most accomplished figures in Georgia’s legal profession.  
  • Charlie Condon JD'78 has been appointed chair of the Santee Cooper Board of Directors by South Carolina’s Governor Henry McMaster. Santee Cooper is South Carolina’s state-owned electric and water utility. Charlie is former attorney general of South Carolina, and is in private practice in Mt. Pleasant.
  • Tomas Nassar LLM'08 was one of 10 finalists for Euromoney Legal Media Group’s “Americas Rising Star” in the category of “Best Corporate Rising Star in Latin America”. He is a partner in  Nassar Abogados' corporate/M&A department and represents private equity funds and multinational companies doing business in Costa Rica.   
  • Rindala Beydoun JD/LLM'94 founded boutique firm Tribonian Law Advisors (TLA), based in the United Arab Emirates, and operating in Lebanon and Saudi Arabia, in 2011; the firm was integrated by international firm BonelliErede in June. Rindala took on the role of managing partner of BonelliErede Middle East and is a member of the firm’s Africa Committee.
  • Janet Ward Black JD'85, principal owner of Ward Black Law in Greensboro, N.C., has been selected by the North Carolina Advocates for Justice (NCAJ) as a recipient of the 2018 Ebbie Award.
  • Ned Leiken JD'72 retired Jan. 1, 2018. He practiced at Leiken & Leiken in the Peoria, Ill., area.
  • Scott Dodson JD'00 has been appointed as the inaugural Geoffrey C. Hazard Jr. distinguished professor of law at UC Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco.  An expert in civil procedure and federal courts, he previously held the James Edgar Hervey Chair in Litigation. Scott also serves as the school’s associate dean for research.
  • Jaime de Larraechea Carvajal LLM'11 has joined Garrigues as partner at its Santiago, Chile office, where he specializes in mergers and acquisitions and corporate and financial matters. He also has experience advising on cross-border transactions to Chilean clients investing abroad. Prior to joining the firm, he worked for the past three years as a partner in Cruzat, Vicuña, de Larraechea Abogados.
  • Mark DiOrio JD'88 has been appointed to the expanded role of managing director and general counsel at Bulfinch, a private real estate investment, development and management firm in Boston. Mark joined Bulfinch in 1997, and has overseen the company’s legal affairs, as well as played key roles in asset management and development.
  • Audrey Moran JD'84 has been promoted to executive vice president of Baptist Health of Northeast Florida and named president of the Baptist Health Foundation. She joined Baptist Health in 2011 and was named chair of the Jacksonville Regional Chamber of Commerce in 2016.