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  • bill Constangy JD'67, retired N.C. Superior Court judge, has been awarded the Order of the Long Leaf Pine by Gov. Pat McCrory, the highest civilian award by the State of North Carolina. He also received the Leaders in Law award from N.C. Lawyers Weekly and Elon University. Bill is now an arbitrator and mediator, author and public speaker in Charlotte. He has written several recent articles including: “Enforceability of Employment Contract Covenants Not to Compete in North Carolina’s Changing Business Environment,” 15 Wake Forest J. Bus. & Intell. Prop. L.
  • Justin Becker JD'12 has joined the international trade and dispute resolution practice in the Washington, D.C. office of Sidley Austin.  Prior to joining Sidley, Justin worked for the Department of Commerce in the Office of the Chief Counsel for Trade Enforcement and Compliance.
  • Thomas Telfer LLM'92 has published "Ruin and Redemption: The Struggle for a Canadian Bankruptcy Law: 1867-1919," (University of Toronto Press, Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History, 2014). Thomas is a professor at the Western University Faculty of Law in London, Ontario.
  • Donna Gregg JD'74 received the 2015 U.S. Telecommunications Training Institute Chairman's Award for outstanding service as volunteer professor and lead instructor of "The Rule of Law and Best Practices in Telecomm Regulation" course, empowering professionals and regulators from developing nations who are working  to strengthen the rule of law in their countries and make modern communications a reality. Donna is a senior adjunct fellow at The Free State foundation. 
  • Amy June JD'01 has moved to Dallas and joined Hartline, Dacus, Barger, Dreyer as of counsel. Amy previous practiced in California.
  • Jonathan Christman JD'09 has joined the staff of Liberty Counsel in Orlando, Fla. as senior litigation counsel. He previously practiced at Fox Rothschild in Erie, Pa.
  • Dayatra Matthews JD'97 has been elected executive vice president of the North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys at the group’s annual meeting in June. Dayatra is senior vice president of legal and compliance for the Local Government Federal Credit Union in Raleigh.
  • Joshua Podolnick JD'13 has joined Davis & Gilbert in New York City as a litigation associate. He previously practiced at Skadden Arps.
  • John (Jack) Hickey JD'80 gave a presentation entitled ““Availability of Punitive Damages in Unseaworthiness Injury, Death, and Zone of Danger Cases” at a St. Thomas University School of Law symposium on Punitive Damages in the Maritime Law in April. The symposium was sponsored by The Florida Bar Admiralty Law Committee, St. Thomas University School of Law, and the ABA Torts and Insurance Practice Section Maritime Law Committee.
  • Steven Naclerio JD'71 has co-authored “7 Corporate Trends in Law and Politics” in the March 2 issue of Corporate Counsel. Steve is of counsel at Richman Greer in Miami.