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  • Eli Mazur JD'02, a partner at YKVN, the largest law firm in Vietnam, has been named a "Leading Lawyer" in corporate and M&A by Asia Law. He was also named the “Best Pharmaceutical Advisor in Vietnam” by multiple organizations. Eli represents U.S. pharmaceutical companies in Vietnam, and is the external in-house counsel for the Pharma Group, comprising 24 pharmaceutical companies in Vietnam.
  • Geovette Washington JD'92, senior vice chancellor and chief legal officer for the University of Pittsburgh, was the keynote speaker at the annual April SHARE event that brings together the Pittsburgh region’s most prominent corporations and institutions with Minority Women Disadvantaged Business Enterprises suppliers.
  • Rich Baer JD'83 has been appointed chair of the National Jewish Health Board of Directors. The hospital, located in Denver, is a leading respiratory hospital. Rich served on the board from 2005-2010, and rejoined in 2013 when he returned to Denver. He is chief legal officer for Liberty Media Corporation and a number of other related companies.
  • David Drake JD'72 was honored by the University of Iowa with a 2017 Hawkeye Distinguished Veterans Memorial Award. David served in both Vietnam and Cambodia and served as assistant town attorney in Chapel Hill after completing law school. He is an author, based in rural North Carolina, whose Hammers Slammer series is credited with creating the genre of modern military science fiction.
  • Rob Curtis JD'95 has joined Frontier Communications Corp. as senior vice president and chief marketing officer. Most recently, he was a partner at Bain & Company, leading its customer strategy & marketing and telecommunications practices.
  • Tricia Smock JD'02 has joined Fiduciary Trust Company in Boston as vice president and trust counsel. She previously worked at Cambridge Associates.
  • Steven Chabinsky JD'90 and three of his White & Case partners received a 2018 Law360 Distinguished Legal Writing Award for their article "Managing AI Risk in Financial Services," published by Bloomberg BNA Privacy & Security Law Report, August 21, 2017.
  • Mary Joyce Carlson JD'71, counsel to the advocacy group Fight for $15, is the 2018 recipient of the George Barrett Award for Public Interest Law, given by The Sidney Hillman Foundation. Recognized for her “indefatigable efforts to confront poverty, discrimination and other injustices,” Mary has worked for many of the nation’s leading labor unions, and served a seven-year term as deputy general counsel of the National Labor Relations Board.