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  • Zach Kleiman JD'13 has been named executive vice president of basketball operations for the NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies. He most recently served the organization as team counsel and assistant general manager.
  • Phillip Nelson JD'04 has joined Holland & Knight as senior counsel in its Chicago office. A bankruptcy attorney, he advises clients in distressed debt, restructuring and insolvency matters and previously practiced at Locke Lord.  
  • Gretchen Bellamy JD'05 joined the staff at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2018 as the senior director – education, operations & initiatives in the Office for Diversity Inclusion. She previously was senior strategist for Walmart Inc.’s Global Office of Culture, Diversity and Inclusion, and assistant general counsel in the Legal Operations Group for Walmart.
  • Waverly Gordon JD'10 has been promoted to deputy chief counsel of the Committee on Energy and Commerce in the U.S House of Representatives. She previously served the Committee as health counsel.
  • Eric Moses JD'96 has been named president of the XFL football team in Washington, D.C., which will take the field in February 2020 for its inaugural season. Eric is responsible for the team’s fan engagement and business operations, including ticket sales, corporate partnerships, marketing, content, communications, community relations, and the game day experience. He most recently was the senior vice president and managing director of sports, entertainment & special events for Events DC.
  • Virginia Fitt JD'10 has joined Alexion Pharmaceuticals in Boston as senior director, U.S. commercial counsel. Previously, she was senior counsel with GlaxoSmithKline in Durham.
  • Cassandra Franklin JD has joined the Los Angeles panel of JAMS, a private provider of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services worldwide, after decades of experience on both the carrier and policyholder sides of complex insurance coverage disputes. Previously, she was a partner and deputy chair of Dickstein Shapiro’s insurance coverage practice, and managing attorney of the claims coverage counsel group at Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty and Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company. 
  • Cristina Arumi JD'95 has rejoined Hogan Lovells, where she heads the firm’s U.S. REIT tax practice. Before departing for Ernst & Young in 2013, she spent 17 years with Hogan Lovells, focusing her practice on the tax aspects of capital markets and M&A transactions.
  • Carolyn Woodruff JD'83, president of Woodruff Family Law Group in Greensboro, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Blue Ridge Bankshares, Inc. She also serves on the Board of Directors for Carolina State Bank, a division of Blue Ridge Bank. Carolyn is a frequent writer and lecturer on business valuation and federal taxation.
  • Jessica Eaglin JD'08 received a 2019 Indiana University Bloomington Outstanding Junior Faculty Award. The award identifies promising tenure-track faculty and carries a grant to support future research. An associate professor, Jessica joined the Maurer School of Law in 2015, where her scholarship lies at the intersection of the technological revolution and its implications for criminal justice and social justice.