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Class Notes

  • Dana Buschmann JD'03 founded DZ Buschmann Law in Houston in October; the firm specializes in patent evaluation, drafting, and prosecution.  
  • Brian McCracken JD/LLM'16 has joined FordHarrison as a labor and employment associate in Spartanburg, S.C.
  • David Poe JD'74, a partner in Bracewell’s energy regulatory practice, was recognized in October, with the Samuel H. Porter Award from the Infrastructure and Regulated Industries Section (IRIS) of the American Bar Association. He received the award in recognition of his leadership in the development of the law with respect to infrastructure industries and long-standing commitment to IRIS. David represents clients, including industrial companies, electric utilities and hydroelectric generators, and telecommunications companies that own infrastructure assets subject to governmental regulation.
  • Reeve Bull JD'07, research director for the Administrative Conference of the United States, was elected, in October, as a member of the American Law Institute (ALI). Reeve is co-chair of the ABA Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice Section's E-Rulemaking Committee, and has taught as an adjunct professor at George Mason University Law School.
  • Cassie Webster Lenning JD'11 has joined the individuals practice area group of Outten & Golden in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office. She previously practiced at Conrad & Scherer
  • Jim Stuckey '93 has been named senior vice president and general counsel at SCANA Corp., in Columbia, S.C. Previously, he was deputy general counsel and director of the legal departments.
  • Russell Robinson LLB'56 has been awarded a 2017 North Carolina Chief Justice’s Professionalism Award, which honors members of the legal community who have served model careers committed to “genuine professionalism and the highest standards of legal ethics.” Russell is the founding partner of Robinson Bradshaw, and the author of Robinson on North Carolina Corporation Law, a publication considered the premier treatise on the topic and now in its seventh edition, maintained by the firm. He is also the former chair of The Duke Endowment Board of Trustees.  
  • Chris Petrini JD'87 has received the President’s Award given by the Massachusetts Municipal Lawyers Association, its highest award given “in recognition of and appreciation for leadership, unwavering commitments to the advancement of municipal law and outstanding service to local government.” In 2017, Chris was recognized as a New England Super Lawyer for the sixth time, and named to the Top 100 Lawyers in New England
  • Allen Nelson JD'89 has joined Taylor English Duma in Atlanta as a partner in the corporate practice group. Allen previously served in-house as executive vice president, general counsel, corporate secretary and chief administrative officer at Crawford & Company.
  • Dian Shah LLM'09 (SJD ’14, LLM ’09) has authored Constitutions, Religion and Politics in Asia: Indonesia, Malaysia and Sri Lanka (Cambridge University Press, Oct. 2017). Dian is a research fellow at the Centre for Asian Legal Studies at the National University of Singapore.