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  • 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.
  • Andrew Hand JD'13 has joined the Charlotte office of McGuireWoods after a two-year clerkship with the Honorable Graham C. Mullen ‘69, senior U.S. district court judge for the Western District of North Carolina.
  • Erin Blondel JD'09 and her husband, Ernie Young, welcomed a daughter, Caroline Josephine Young, on April 5, 2016.
  • Stuart Duguid LLM'10 has joined WME/IMG as an agent in the Los Angeles office, primarily representing tennis players. He previously was a vice president for tennis at Lagadere Unlimited.
  • 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.
  • Larry Tucker JD'72, managing attorney and member of the executive committee at the Kansas City office of Armstrong Teasdale, received the Richard S. Arnold Award for Distinguished Service during the Eighth Circuit Judicial Conference held in May. The award recognizes one attorney from each of the districts within the Eighth Circuit who have achieved professional excellence in their fields, are leaders in the legal community, have made significant contributions to pro bono cases and mentored young attorneys. Larry was chosen from the Western District of Missouri.
  • Jennifer Slone Tobin JD'96 , partner at Shutts & Bowen in Orlando, has been installed as chair of Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida, a non-profit organization in the region serving and mentoring more than 13,000 youth members. She has been a member of the board of directors since 2010, most recently as chair-elect and as co-chair of Celebrate the Children, the organization’s signature fund-raising event.
  • Jennifer Plappert King JD'05 and her husband, Kenneth, welcomed a daughter, Juliet, on May 17, 2016.