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  • Francisco Prat LLM'09 has joined the Santiago, Chile law firm Del Rio Izquierdo Abogados as a senior association in the corporate practice group. He previously was a legal director at LATAM Airlines Group.
  • Gabe Feldman JD'99 has been named the inaugural Paul & Abram B. Barron Associate Professor of Law at Tulane University, where he has been a member of the faculty since 2005. Gabe is also director of Tulane’s Sports Law program and its provost for NCAA compliance. Gabe tweets as @SportsLawGuy and is the on-air legal analyst for the NFL Network.
  • Ofer Ganot LLM'11 has joined Venable as an associate in the corporate group in Los Angeles. He previously was an associate at Pomerantz in New York City.
  • Randy Lehner JD'96 has joined Kelley Drye & Warren as a partner in the Chicago office, where his practice focuses on helping clients with regulatory investigations, government enforcement actions, and commercial litigation. He was previously partner-in-charge of the Chicago office of  Ulmer & Berne.
  • Jose Ignacio Diaz LLM'00 has joined Celulosa Arauco & Constitucion, a Chilean wood pulp, engineered wood and forestry company, as legal director. He previously practiced at Yrarrazaval Ruiz-Tagle law firm in Santiago.
  • Stacie Strong JD'94 has joined the law faculty at the University of Missouri as the Manley O. Hudson Professor of Law. Prior to joining the Missouri faculty, Stacie taught at the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford and worked as a lawyer in New York, London and Chicago. She specializes in international and comparative law, particularly in the area of international arbitration.
  • Arden Phillips JD'98 is corporate secretary and associate general counsel of U.S. Steel located in Pittsburgh, Pa. Arden previously was corporate secretary and governance officer of WGL Holdings, Inc.
  • Shestak JD'07 has joined the employment and labor practice group at Houston Harbaugh in Pittsburgh, Pa. Adam previously was an assistant attorney general for the North Carolina Department of Justice.
  • Colin Brown JD'74 was named in December as Floridian of the Year by Florida Trend, the state’s leading business publication. Colin is president and CEO of JM Family Enterprises, based in Deerfield Beach. JM is a 48-year-old firm that operates one of only two franchised Toyota distributorships in the country; it recently raised the minimum wage for all of its employees to $16-an-hour.
  • Michael Sorrell JD'94, president of Paul Quinn College in Dallas, was named last fall as one of Washington Monthly’s “Ten Most Innovative College Presidents.”  In October, he was the featured speaker at the 4th Annual Changing the Odds Conference in Dallas.  In January, Michael was honored by the Dallas Bar Association as the 2016 recipient of its Martin Luther King, Jr. Award. The annual award recognizes attorneys who embody the principles and values of Dr. King’s life and legacy, justice, compassion, and service.