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  • Allyson Duncan JD'75, circuit judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, is the new president of the Federal Judges Association (FJA), a voluntary association of Article III judges devoted to protecting the independence of the judicial branch. Judge Duncan has been a member of the FJA board of directors and executive committee since 2011 and will serve a two-year term as president. This fall she will also assume the chairmanship of the International Judicial Relations Committee of the U.S. Judicial Conference
  • Jennifer Evans JD'02 has joined American Airlines as senior attorney, employment law. She previously practiced at O’Melveny & Myers.
  • Gabriela Jara JD/LLM'14 and Edward Bersuder were married on July 2, 2015 in Hartford, Conn. Gabby is clerking for Judge Christopher Droney of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals and, starting in August will clerk for Judge John Koeltl of the U.S. District Court in New York. Ed is an associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett.
  • Geovette Washington JD'92 , former general counsel and senior policy advisor in the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is new senior vice chancellor and chief legal officer at the University of Pittsburgh.
  • Sharon Fountain JD'82 has been named one of D Magazine’s “Best Lawyers in Dallas” for 2015 in the field of taxation. She has also been recognized by The Legal 500 US 2015 in the area of labor and employment law. Sharon practices at Thompson & Knight.
  • Terrill Harris JD'90 has been recognized in the 2015 Chambers USA Guide in the heathcare field. She practices in the Greensboro, N.C. office of Smith Moore Leatherwood.
  • Robert Marcus JD'93 has been recognized in 2015 Chambers USA Guide in litigation. He practices in the Charlotte office of Smith Moore Leatherwood.
  • Lauren Page JD'10 has joined the trusts and estates team in the Wilmington, N.C. office of Smith Moore Leatherwood. She has also been chosen to attend the 2015 North Carolina Bar Association’s Leadership Academy.
  • Laurence Tucker JD'72, a partner in the Kansas City office of Armstrong Teasdale, has been recognized by 2015 edition of Chambers USA in the area of litigation—general commercial.
  • Matthew Rinegar JD'11 has joined Schlumberger Ltd. in Houston as legal counsel, corporate. He previously practiced at Latham & Watkins.