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  • Sharath Chandrasekehar LLM'09 has joined HSA Advocates as a partner in the firm’s newly opened office in Bengaluru, India. Prior to joining HSA, Sharath was one of the founding partners at Citius Law Advocates. He has previously worked at J. Sagar Associates and Axis Bank, with a focus on banking & finance, real estate, private equity & venture capital transactions.  
  • Lawrence Gostin JD'74 has been appointed by President Obama to serve as a member of the National Cancer Advisory Board. Lawrence is the faculty director of the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, as well as the founding O’Neill chair in global health law at Georgetown Law. He is also a professor of medicine at Georgetown University and professor of public health at The Johns Hopkins University and the director of the World Health Organization Collaborating Center on Public Health Law and Human Rights.
  • Janet Ward Black JD'85 has received the Hood Theological Seminary’s 12th Annual Bishop’s Award in recognition of her commitment to the seminary, located in Salisbury, N.C., and her community. Janet is the founder of Ward Black Law, a 36-person firm in Greensboro, N.C.
  • Audry Casusol JD'06 has joined the New York office of Greenberg Traurig as a shareholder in its corporate and securities practice. She previously practiced at Cravath, Swaine & Moore.
  • D'Lorah Hughes JD'01 has been named director of externships and adjunct professor of law at the University of California, Irvine School of Law. Prior to joining UCI Law on July 1, she was director of clinical education at Wayne State Law School. She has also held academic positions at the University of Arkansas School of Law-Fayetteville, Case Western Reserve University School of Law, and Whittier Law School.
  • Sarah Walker Baker JD'06 and her husband, Jason, welcomed a son, Robert ‘Hawes’ Baker, on June 22, 2016. He joins siblings Davis, James and Ballard.  
  • Mechelle Zarou JD'00, a partner in the Toledo, Ohio office Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick has been inducted as a fellow of the Ohio State Bar Foundation, the charitable arm of the Ohio State Bar Association that works to advance the law and build a better justice system. Mechelle is co-chair of the firm’s labor and employment department, as well as the immigration practice group.
  • Caryn Devins JD'13 began her term in August as the 2016-17 Supreme Court Fellow assigned to the Administrative Office of the United States Courts. Each year fellows work with top officials in the judicial branch of the federal government. Caryn completed clerkships with the Honorable Peter W. Hall of the Second Circuit, the Honorable James P. Jones of the Western District of Virginia, and Chief Justice Paul Reiber of the Vermont Supreme Court.
  • Wiley Boston JD'95, a partner in the Orlando office of Holland & Knight, is president of the Orange County Bar Association, a 3,500 member voluntary bar in central Florida. He has also become Florida Bar Board Certified as an expert in real estate law.
  • Shine Chen Schattgen JD'12 has joined the Memphis office of Bass, Berry & Sims as an associate in the firm’s health care group. Shine previously practiced in the Boston office of Ropes & Gray.