News & Events


Class Notes

  • Andy Roth JD'11 is head of customer service for RocketBolt, an on-line tracking startup launched at The Startup Factory in Durham.
  • Kevin Flynn JD'92 continues his solo patent firm, Flynn IP Law in Chapel Hill, N.C. He guides young companies to obtain initial patent coverage, with a focus on medical devices and clean energy.
  • Michael Dockterman JD'78, a partner in the Chicago office of Steptoe & Johnson, has been named a Law 360 “Trial Ace.” Michael also teaches a section of Trial Practice at Duke Law School each spring.
  • Jie (Jeanne) Huang SJD'10 is associate professor of law at Shanghai University of International Business and Economics.  Her book, Interregional Recognition and Enforcement of Civil and Commercial Judgments – Lessons for China from US and EU Law  (Hart Publishing, 2014), based on her Duke SJD dissertation, has won the First Prize of Excellent Scholarship 2015, awarded by the China Association of Private International Law. 
  • Llewelyn Pritchard LLB'61 received The Fellows prestigious Outstanding Service Award at the American Bar Foundation’s 60th Annual Awards presentation on Feb. 6 in conjunction with the ABA Midyear Meeting in San Diego. The award is given to an attorney “who has, in his or her professional career, adhered for more than thirty years to the highest principles and traditions of the legal profession and to the service of the public.”
  • Josh Malkin JD'01, executive director of The Malkin Group at Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management, was named one of the top 40 financial advisers under age 40 by On Wall Street Magazine for 2016. Josh was also named to the list for 2015. 
  • Janet Ward Black JD'85, owner of Ward Black Law in Greensboro, N.C., has been awarded the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, the state’s highest civilian award. Janet received the award on Jan. 29, during a surprise birthday party for her mother, Fran Black Holland, who received the Order of the Long Leaf Pine award in 2007.
  • Joy Lim Nakrin JD'05 has joined Necn, the nation’s largest regional news network. She will debut on necn in early May as an afternoon anchor and evening reporter. Joy has more than 10 years of television experience, the last two as an anchor and reporter at WFXT in Boston.
  • Tara Allen Esteves JD'99 has joined Armbrust & Brown in Austin, Texas as a partner with a corporate and securities practice. She previously was a partner at Reed Scardino, also in Austin.          
  • Bernard Welten LLM'99 has merged his firm with Lemann Walz & Partner in Bern, Switzerland