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Duke Law Half Century Club

  • Gerald Tjoflat (LLB) was the recipient of the 2014 Duke University Distinguished Alumni Award. The University's highest award, it is given to alumni who have distinguished themselves in service to their fields of endeavor, to Duke, or to humanity. Judge Tjoflat was also the featured speaker at the hooding ceremony for the Class of 2014 at the University of Missouri School of Law in Columbia in May. He is the longest-serving federal appeals court judge on the bench, having served on the U.S. States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in Jacksonville, Fla. since 1981. 
  • Edgar Fisher (LLB), who practices in the Greensboro office of Brooks Pierce, has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America 2015 for real estate law and trusts and estates
  • Phillip Hubbart (JD) has authored Making Sense of Search and Seizure Law: A Fourth Amendment Handbook (2d ed., Carolina Academic Press 2015). Judge Hubbart retired from the Third Judicial District of Florida in 1996 and returned to private practice as one of the founding members of Wetherington, Klein & Hubbart in Miami.
  • Johnie Joyce Jr. (JD) was married to Patricia Robbins on July 27, 2013 in Durham, where they reside near campus.
  • John Flanigan (JD) was honored on June 26 at The Florida Bar’s 50-Year Member Celebration. He practices banking and finance and commercial real estate at Haile Shaw & Pfaffenberger in North Palm Beach Gardens, and is a past president of the Palm Beach County Bar Association.
  • Erwin Fuller (LLB) , who practices in the Greensboro office of Brooks, Pierce, has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America 2015 for trusts and estates.
  • Kent Weeks (JD)  has authored Doing Civility: Breaking the Cycle of Incivility on Campus (Morgan James Publishing, 2014).  This follows his 2011 book, In Search of Civility: Confronting Incivility on the College Campus (Morgan James Publishing).  Kent also maintains a law practice in Nashville, Tenn.  
  • Thomas Wilson (LLB), United States magistrate judge for the Middle District of Florida in Tampa, was honored on June 26 at The Florida Bar’s 50-Year Member Celebration.  He was first appointed to the bench in April 1979, and reappointed three times.
  • Patrick Coughlan (JD) was honored on June 26 at The Florida Bar’s 50-Year Member Celebration. Since 1992, he has served as president of Conflict Solutions, based both in Naples and Boynton Beach, Florida and Raymond, Maine.
  • David Lougee (LLB) has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2015 in the field of corporate law. David is of counsel at Mirick O'Connell in Worcester, Mass.
  • Eric Matthies (JD) was honored on June 26 at The Florida Bar’s 50-Year Member Celebration. Eric now practices with the firm of Matthies & DeBoisblanc in San Francisco.        6/26
  • Philip Shailer (LLB) Philip Shailer was honored on June 26 at The Florida Bar’s 50-Year Member Celebration.  During his career, Phil served as a state attorney, public defender, and city attorney, as well as in private practice and as a senior executive for Alamo-Rent-a-Car. He currently arbitrates for Mediar, Inc. in Ft. Lauderdale.

1966

  • Alexander Denson (LLB), a retired magistrate judge for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, was honored in November by the naming and dedication of the Denson Apartments for Veterans in Durham -- 11 units of permanent supportive housing for Durham veterans who are homeless and have disabilities. Judge Denson is also a veteran, and a long-time advocate for the homeless in the Triangle community.  Fundraising is underway for Denson Phase II; providing 12 more units.

1967

  • William "Bill" Constangy (LLB) retired Aug. 31 as a Mecklenburg County, N.C. superior court judge. He has been a judge in the county for a quarter-century, serving previously on the district court.  

1968

  • Tommy Boroughs (JD), a partner in the Orlando office of Holland & Knight, was presented with a VALOR Project Award of Excellence by the Orange County Legal Aid Society for his role in the creation of the Veterans Pro Bono Legal Clinic, as well as an Outstanding Service Award from the Orange County Bar Association for his role in the establishment of the OCBA Veterans Committee and the Orange County Veterans Court.
  • Lon Bouknight (JD) has rejoined Steptoe & Johnson in Washington, D.C. as a partner in the electric power group.  Lon was a partner at the firm from 1994 to 2005, and from 2008 to 2009, as well as former firm chair. Most recently, he was executive vice president and general counsel for Public Service Enterprise Group; from 2005 to 2008, he was executive vice president and general counsel for Edison International
  • Don Messinger (JD), a partner at Thompson Hine in Cleveland, was honored in July at The Milestones of Success Party, celebrating the 40th anniversary of his service on the board of directors of the Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center (CHSC).  During his tenure on the board, Don twice served as president, co-chaired a capital campaign and spearheaded the building of a new facility for CHSC.
  • Gordon Rather (JD) received the Lifetime Achievement Award of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) at its national board of directors meeting in San Francisco on May 2. A partner in the Little Rock office of Wright Lindley & Jenkins, Gordon is a longtime ABOTA member. He served as president of the Arkansas chapter, as well as its national president in 1996. He is the only person to receive the both the Lifetime Achievement Award from National ABOTA and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the ABOTA Foundation.

1969

  • Alan Goldsberry (JD) retired Feb. 8, after more than 28 years as a judge on the Common Pleas Court in Athens County, Ohio. He was elected five times in his county, always unopposed. He previously had a private law practice, and served on the Athens City School Board.  
  • Franklin Wallis (JD) Franklin Wallis has transitioned his estate planning practice to the firm of Muhm & Reilly in St. Louis, Mo. He previously was with Bryan Cave, also in St. Louis.

1971

  • James Fox (JD), of Bell Davis & Pitt in Winston-Salem, has been named a 2015 North Carolina Super Lawyer.
  • James Fox (JD), who practices in the Winston-Salem office of Bell, Davis & Pitt, has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2015 in several areas of litigation.
  • Mike Warren (JD) has received one of the inaugural Vulcan Awards, given by the Vulcan Park & Museum of Birmingham, Ala., to honor people who have inspired Birmingham and pushed the city forward.  Mike, who is the CEO of Children's of Alabama hospital, was given the Game Changer Award, in part for leading the hospital as it built its new campus. Mike retired as chair and CEO of Energen Corp. in 2007, and then took up the reins at Children's where he had served on the board for over 20 years.

1972

  • Cary Moomjian (JD) was appointed to the board of directors of Ensign Energy Services, a Calgary Canada-based company engaged in global oil and gas drilling and well services. Cary conducts public and in-house training on oil drilling and service contracts, and in 2015 is scheduled to present courses in Malaysia, Indonesia and Dubai.
  • Karla Simon (JD) has been appointed a visiting scholar at Harvard's Fairbank Center on Chinese Studies beginning August 1.  Karla is chair of the International Center for Civil Society Law and affiliated scholar at the New York University U.S.-Asia Law Institute.
  • Laurence Tucker (JD), 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.
  • Laurence Tucker (JD), a partner in the Kansas City office of Armstrong Teasdale, has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America 2015 in the areas of commercial litigation and insurance law.
  • John Wester (JD), a litigator in the Charlotte office of Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson, has been named for the second consecutive year to BTI Client Service All-Stars, attorneys recognized by corporate counsel for client service excellence.

1973

  • Kenny Armstrong (JD) was appointed by Gov. Bill Haslam to the Tennessee Court of Appeals, Western Section, effective September 1.  He had served as a trial judge on the Shelby County Chancery Court since 2006.

1974

  • Candace Carroll (JD) has been named one of the “Women Who Impact San Diego” by San Diego Metro magazine. Candy is an appellate practitioner, of counsel with Sullivan Hill Lewin Rez & Engel. She is also a director of the San Diego Opera.
  • Curtis Collier (JD) Curtis Collier, senior U.S. district judge for the Eastern District of Tennessee, received the 2015 American Inns of Court Professionalism Award for the Sixth Circuit on May 14. These awards are presented to lawyers or judges whose life and practice display the highest standards of character, integrity, ethics, civility, and professionalism.
  • Curtis Collier (JD), United States district judge for the Eastern District of Tennessee, took senior status in October, after serving 19 years on the court. Judge Collier sits and resides in Chattanooga; he plans to spend more time with his family, as well as on his civic and charitable interests.   
  • Roger Ferland (JD) has been named the 2014 Outstanding Disabled Veteran of the Year by DAV Magazine. Roger is a retired partner at Quarles & Brady's Phoenix office, where he practiced in the areas of environmental and natural resources law. Roger served on the Military Legal Assistance Committee of the Arizona State Bar, where he spearheaded the creation of several clinics which provide pro bono legal assistance to veterans.
  • Fred Fulton (JD) of the Dallas office of Thompson & Knight has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America 2015 in the area of corporate law.
  • Paul Mandelkern (JD) of Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed in Orlando has been named to The Best Lawyers in America 2015 in the areas of corporate law and health law.
  • Rory Olsen (JD) was re-elected in November to a fifth term as judge of Probate Court Number Three, Harris County, Tex.

1975

  • Allyson Duncan (JD), 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.
  • John Keller (JD), a partner in the Columbus office of Vorys Sater Seymour and Pease, has been named a 2015 Ohio Super Lawyer. John practices energy and natural resources law.
  • Ash Pipkin (JD) received the 2015 Hunt-Morgridge Award from the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina, a Feeding America affiliate based in Raleigh serving 34 North Carolina Counties. The award, given annually, “recognizes extraordinary leadership and dedication to hunger relief efforts.”  Ash served as board chair of the Food Bank in 1997-98, and as a member of the board from 1994 to 2010.

1976

  • H. Joseph O'Shields (JD), a shareholder in the Jacksonville, Fla., office of Rogers Towers, has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2014 in the field of real estate law.

1978

  • Michael Dockterman (JD) has joined the Chicago office of Steptoe & Johnson as a partner, where his primary practice is commercial litigation and white-collar criminal defense. Michael also teaches a section of Trial Practice at Duke Law each spring.           
  • Wendy Collins Perdue (JD), dean and professor of law at the University of Richmond School of Law, has been selected by Virginia Lawyers Weekly to join the Class of 2014 of Influential Women of Virginia, which recognizes the outstanding efforts of women in the commonwealth in all fields, including law, business, health care, education and the arts. The honors are given to individuals who are making notable contributions to their chosen professions, their communities and society at large.
  • Bill Price (JD) has been elected to chair the Institute of Illinois Business Law (IIBL) for 2014-15, steering its 30  to 40 members who volunteer their time to work for better laws in the area of business regulation.  The IIBL performs valuable service for the Illinois business community by drafting, updating and revising important areas of business law. Bill's solo firm is GrowthLaw in Warrenville.
  • Rod Smolla (JD) has been named dean of Widener University Delaware Law School effective July 1. Rod previously was president of Furman University from 2010 to 2013, and also served as dean at Washington & Lee Law School and the University of Richmond Law School.

1979

  • Mark Thimke (JD) has been selected for 2014 Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business in the fields of natural resources and environmental law.  He was also named a 2014 BTI Client Service All-Star.  Mark is a partner in the Milwaukee office of Foley & Lardner.
  • Tom West (JD), a partner in the Raleigh office of Poyner Spruill, has been named vice president for government relations and general counsel effective Nov. 1 at N.C. Independent Colleges and Universities, the statewide office for North Carolina’s 36 independent, nonprofit institutions of higher education. Tom leads Poyner Spruill’s government relations group.
  • James Williams (JD) moderated a symposium, "The Dawn of a New Fulfillment: Equal Justice Under the Law 50 Years After the 1964 Civil Rights Act," sponsored by North Carolina Advocates for Justice (NCAJ) on April 11 at the International Civil Rights Museum in Greensboro. James is a member of the board of governors of NCAJ and the public defender of Orange and Chatham counties.

1980

  • Shirley Fulton (JD) received the 2014 Chief Justice's Professionalism Award from N.C. Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Martin at a joint meeting of the N.C. State Bar and the N.C. Bar Association on Jan. 21 in Raleigh.  Now retired from the bench, Judge Fulton served more than 20 years in the Mecklenburg County Courthouse as a senior resident superior court judge, resident superior court judge, district court judge, and assistant district attorney.
  • John (Jack) Hickey (JD) has been listed on the 2015 annual edition of The South Florida Legal Guide’s list of Top Lawyers. He has also been named in the Florida Super Lawyers 2014 edition.  Jack's firm is the Hickey Law Firm in Miami.         
  • John (Jack) Hickey (JD) of Hickey Law Firm in Miami spoke at the Dade County Bar’s “Road to Becoming a Superlawyer” event, and moderated a panel titled “Initial Case Evaluation” at the Dade Bar’s Annual Bench and Bar Conference. He also spoke on a panel at and prepared a paper on tour operator liability for the Torts and Insurance Practice Section meeting of the ABA in Boca Raton in May.  Jack has been appointed vice chair of the Certification Plan of Appeals Committee of the Florida Bar Board of Governors.        PHOTO
  • Claire Moritz (JD) was selected to serve a two-year term on the Board of Visitors of the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law of Campbell University. Claire is vice president, legal services/general counsel at WakeMed in Raleigh, N.C.
  • Mark Prak (JD) , who practices in the Raleigh office of Brooks Pierce, has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America 2015 in the fields of first amendment law, litigation—first amendment, and mergers and acquisitions.
  • Mark Prak (JD), a partner in the Raleigh office of Brooks, Pierce was inducted in the North Carolina Association of Broadcasters (NCAB) Hall of Fame at its annual meeting in June. The NCAB recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the broadcasting industry in North Carolina.  Mark has practiced communications law for 34 years, and is legal counsel to the NCAB. He previously taught a course on communications law and public policy at both the Law School and Duke's Sanford School of Public Policy.
  • Fred Ungerman (JD), a partner in the Dayton, Ohio office of Taft Stettinius & Hollister, has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America 2015 in several employment and labor law categories, and also as the Dayton "Lawyer of the Year," for his work in the labor law-management practice area.
  • Rich Van Nostrand (JD) has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2015 in the fields of commercial litigation, and litigation – labor & employment law. Rich is a partner at Mirick O'Connell in Worester, Mass., and a member of the firm's management committee.
  • Rich Van Nostrand (JD) has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2015 in the fields of commercial litigation, and litigation – labor & employment law. Rich is a partner at Mirick O'Connell in Worcester, Mass., and a member of the firm's management committee.

1981

  • Mark Beatrice (JD) has relocated from Ohio, and is now head of the bankruptcy department focusing on consumer bankruptcy filings for Alliance Legal Group in its main office in Sarasota, Fla.  
  • Glenn Cravez (JD) has been selected in The Best Lawyers in America 2015 for his work as a mediator. Glenn mediates in Anchorage and throughout Alaska as he has for the past 25 years.   
  • Jeff Donaldson (JD) has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2015 in the field of corporate law. Jeff is of counsel at Mirick O'Connell in Worcester, Mass.
  • Ted Edwards (JD) has opened the Law Office of Ted B. Edwards in Winter Park, Fla.  He previously was a partner at Foley & Lardner in Orlando. Ted was elected to the Orange County, Fla. Board of Commissioners in 2010, and re-elected in 2012. He had previously served as the District 5 commissioner from 1996 to 2004.
  • Irene Keyse-Walker (JD), a partner in the Cleveland office of Tucker Ellis, has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America 2015 in the fields of appellate practice, bet-the-company litigation, and commercial litigation.
  • Irene Keyse-Walker (JD), a partner in the Cleveland office of Tucker Ellis, has been named an Ohio Super Lawyer for 2015.
  • Don Rendall (JD) has been named CEO and president of Vermont Gas. Don previously served as senior vice president of financial and strategic affairs at Green Mountain Power.
  • Bill Richardson (JD) has been named interim director of the University of Hawai'i Office of Technology Transfer and Economic Development.  Bill is a venture capitalist and entrepreneur who founded and built a series of venture funds that invested in 17 Hawaiʻi-based companies, including two that went public on the NASDAQ exchange. Bill is also an adjunct professor at the business and law schools at the University of Hawai'i. 
  • Bruce Saul (JD) has relocated to the Washington, D.C. area and joined the Federal Insurance Office as a policy analyst.
  • Pam Silverman (JD), who has a solo practice in Charlotte, was featured in the "Profiles in Specialization" section of the Summer 2014 issue of The North Carolina State Bar Journal at http://www.ncbar.com/journal/archive/journal_19,2.pdf.  Pam is a board certified specialist in estate planning and probate law practicing in Mecklenburg and Union Counties.
  • David Sturgess (JD) David Sturgess has been appointed senior vice president, secretary and general counsel of the Affinia Group, Inc., a global leader in the design, manufacture, distribution and marketing of industrial grade products and services. David joins Affinia from Charlotte-based ReCommunity Recycling, the largest pure play recycling company in the United States, where he headed all legal activities, including mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financings, real estate leasing, intellectual property, contracts and compliance and litigation.
  • John Yates (JD) has joined the board of directors of The Florida Venture Forum, a statewide support organization for venture capitalists and entrepreneurs. John is the chair of the technology practice at Morris, Manning & Martin in Atlanta.

1982

  • Peter Cotorceanu (JD) has joined the law firm of Anaford AG as a partner in its Zurich office. He specializes in cross-border tax and structuring for private clients and implementation of FATCA for the fiduciary and financial services industries. Peter spent the last seven years in-house at UBS.   
  • Sharon Fountain (JD) 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.

1983

  • Kate Battuello (JD) has been elected 2nd vice president of the board of trustees of the King County Bar Association in Seattle. She will become president of the Association in 2016.  Kate is an assistant attorney general in the Washington State AG's office, assigned to the healthcare team at the University of Washington.
  • Lisa Cleary (JD) has been elected co-chair and managing partner at Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler in New York City. Lisa leads the firm’s employment law practice, advising corporations and tax-exempt organization clients on employment issues related to their highest level executives and other key employees. She has led the firm’s pro bono committee for more than a decade.
  • Violet Diamant (JD) has joined Morningstar Credit Ratings as managing director of asset-backed securities (ABS) ratings and research. Diamant will lead Morningstar's expansion into ABS ratings services and is responsible for analytical strategy, establishing an analyst team, and developing ABS rating criteria. She is based in New York City, and most recently was director of credit risk management for Credit Agricole.
  • Matt Firestone (JD) has joined the Orlando office of Shuffield Lowman & Wilson as a partner in the firm's litigation section.
  • Brett Gladstone (JD) has been tapped to lead the land use practice group at Hanson Bridget, which includes 10 attorneys in two of its Northern California offices. Brett joined the firm in February, 2013.  
  • T.R. Hainline (JD) , a shareholder in the Jacksonville, Fla., office of Rogers Towers, has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2014 in the fields of land use and zoning law, and real estate law.
  • Toshio Nakao (JD), a partner in the Cincinnati office of Taft, Stettinius & Hollister has been recognized as a "2015 Leading Lawyer" by Cincy magazine.
  • Toshio Nakao (JD), a partner in the Cincinnati office of Taft, Stettinius & Hollister has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America 2014 in the fields of international trade and finance law.
  • Bruce Ruzinsky (JD), a Houston partner at Jackson Walker, has been selected for 2014 Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business in the fields of bankruptcy and restructuring. He was also named a 2014 Texas Super Lawyer.
  • Jeffrey Schloemer (JD), a partner at Taft Stettinius & Hollister in Cincinnati, has been recognized as a "2015 Leading Lawyer" by Cincy magazine.
  • Jeffrey Schloemer (JD) Jeffrey Schloemer, a partner at Taft Stettinius & Hollister in Cincinnati, has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2015 in the fields of banking and finance law, business organizations, and corporate law.
  • James Smith (JD), a partner at Armbrecht Jackson in Mobile, Ala., has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in American 2015 in the area of corporate law.
  • Carolyn Woodruff (JD) is featured in the TLC reality show, "Ballroom Blitz," about the competitive world of ballroom dancing. Carolyn and her dance partner, Alosha Anatoliy, are current and three-time Fred Astaire National Dance Champions in Open Smooth and are the current National Fred Astaire Pro Am Cabaret Champions. Carolyn practices at the Woodruff Family Law Group in Greensboro, N.C.

1984

  • Virginia Antipolo-Utt (JD) has authored Letters to My Child's Guardian, Together with My Very Personal Gift and Legacy to My Unbelievably Amazing Child, published in November by WestBow Press. Virginia practices estate planning at the Antipolo & Paul Law Firm in Everett, Wash.
  • Gary Biehn (JD), partner and chair of the international froup of White and Williams, has been appointed board chair of the World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia (WTCGP). Gary has been a member of the WTCGP board since 2008 and served as vice-chair from 2012 through November 2014.
  • Michael Kaelin (JD) has been designated a Connecticut Super Lawyer in the area of estate and trust litigation.  Mike is a principal in the law firm of Cummings & Lockwood.
  • Michael Kaelin (JD), a principal in the law firm of Cummings & Lockwood, received a Community Service Award from Connecticut Legal Services, Inc., at its annual meeting in October 2014 for his fundraising efforts on its behalf. Mike is a member of the board of directors of Connecticut Legal Services, and the board of selectmen of the Town of Wilton, Conn.          

1985

  • Brenda Hofman Feis (JD) has founded the Chicago-based employment law boutique, Feis Goldy, representing executives, managers and employees in need of sophisticated representation. Brenda was previously a partner at Seyfarth Shaw, where she represented Fortune 100 employers in a wide range of employment matters.
  • William Horton (JD), a partner with Jones Walker, has been named head of the firm's Birmingham office.  In May, he was the featured speaker at the ABA’s 25th Annual National Institute on Health Care Fraud Conference in Miami, speaking on “The Foundations of Health Law.”
  • Michael Kalish (JD) was named deputy general counsel of Metropolitan Transportation Authority in November 2014. He previously was a member of the labor and employment section of Epstein Becker & Green in New York City.
  • Manuel Sager (LLM) has been appointed head of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), effective Nov. 1. Manuel has been the Swiss Ambassador to the United States since 2010. This fall, he is in residence at the Law School teaching a course on development finance.
  • Dave Trott (JD) won election in November to represent Michigan's 11th congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives. Dave is the chairman and CEO of Trott & Trott law firm in Farmington Hills, and the owner of several financial services companies.

1986

  • Skip Finkbohner (JD), a partner in the Mobile, Ala. firm of Cunningham Bounds has become a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, and was also inducted into the International Academy of Trial Lawyers.  
  • James Smith (JD) , chief administrative patent judge, United States Patent and Trademark Office, will receive the Outstanding Public Service Award at the 93rd Annual Dinner in Honor of the Federal Judiciary in New York City on March 27.  James has also been selected to receive the 2015 Champion of Intellectual Property (ChIP) Award to be presented by the Intellectual Property Law Section of the Washington, DC Bar in May.

1987

  • Suk-ho Bang (JD/LLM) has been appointed president of the English-language network Arirang TV, in South Korea. From 2008 through 2011, Bang served as president of the Korea Information Society Development Institute;  he has been teaching law at Hongik University since 1993.
  • Elizabeth Roesel (JD) has been appointed administrative law judge on the Patent Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. She was previously counsel at Latham & Watkins.
  • Jonathan Shapiro (JD) has joined Littler Mendelson as a partner in the firm's new office in Portland, Maine. He has experience with labor, employment and employee benefits law.

1988

  • Jody Debs (JD) has been named chief legal officer for ARCADIS North America.  ARCADIS is a Netherlands headquartered global engineering and consultancy firm with 22,000 employees providing consultancy, design, engineering and management services in infrastructure, water, environment and buildings.  She is based in its US headquarters in Highlands Ranch, Colo. In January, Jody was named to the board of directors of Engineers Without Borders.
  • Mark Labaton (JD) has joined two of his former colleagues from the U.S. Attorney's Office in Los Angeles in the 14-lawyer firm of Isaacs Friedberg & Labaton, a full-service litigation firm. Mark will continue to represent plaintiffs/relators in whistleblower cases and other complex litigation, including securities class actions and corporate governance cases.
  • R. Joseph Morris (JD) , a partner in the Raleigh office of Smith Anderson, has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in American 2015 in the field of patent litigation.
  • Peter Volmink (LLM) is executive manager: governance, supply chain management at Transnet Corporte SOC, a rail, port and pipeline company in South Africa.  

1989

  • Bill Brian (JD), a co-founder of the Morningstar Law Group in Morrisville, N.C., has been named to 2014 Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business in the field of real estate law.
  • Bill Mureiko (JD) of the Dallas office of Thompson & Knight has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America 2015 in the area of trusts and estates. He was also named a Texas Super Lawyer 2014.   
  • Robin Rosenberg (JD) was sworn-in on July 25, 2014, as the newest U.S. District Court judge for the Southern District of Florida, taking the seat of Judge Adalberto Jordan, who was elevated to the Eleventh Circuit. She has been a circuit judge on the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit of Florida since 2007.
  • Michael Ross (JD) has been promoted to full professor of history at the University of Maryland at College Park. His book, The Great New Orleans Kidnapping Case:  Race, Law, and Justice (Oxford University Press, 2014) has won the 2014 Kemper and Leila Williams Prize and the 2014 New Orleans Public Library Foundation Award for Non-Fiction. In addition, on March 11, Michael delivered the Supreme Court Historical Society's Leon Silverman Lecture at the U.S. Supreme Court where he was introduced by Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy.
  • David Starr (JD) has been appointed vice president and general counsel of The LaSalle Group, Inc., a national provider of memory care, including the Autumn Leaves® memory care assisted living communities and other businesses throughout the country.  David previously was vice president and deputy general counsel at Belo Corp., a national media company.

1990

  • Karen Cashion (JD) has founded and is the president of the Greater Alpharetta Tech Network, a nonprofit dedicated to serving the interests of the 900 technology companies in the Greater Alpharetta, Georgia region.  Karen is a partner at Hipes & Belle Isle.
  • Nadine Faruque (LLM) will become global head of compliance at Deutsche Bank on Dec. 1, 2014.  She joins Deutsche Bank from UniCredit where she was general counsel and group compliance officer.  
  • Brad Furber (JD) has been named COO of the Michael Crouch Innovation Centre at the University of New South Wales, Australia. Brad previously was managing director of Aery Advisors.
  • Jan Maarten Gerretsen (LLM) has joined Lexence, N.V. as a partner in Amsterdam, where he specializes in construction law and real estate transactions. He previously was affiliated with Loyens & Loeff.
  • Terrill Harris (JD) 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.
  • Kristo Katmeridis (LLM) has been promoted to senior vice president, legal and strategy, nuclear development at GDF SUEZ, with his offices in Brussels, Belgium.
  • Donald Nielsen (JD), who practices in the Winston-Salem office of Bell, Davis & Pitt, has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2015 in the areas of environmental law, environmental litigation, and land use and zoning litigation.
  • Donald Nielsen (JD) of Bell Davis & Pitt in Winston-Salem, has been named to the 2015 class of North Carolina’s Legal Elite by Business North Carolina magazine. Don's practice focuses on environmental and land-use law

1991

  • Mark Claypool (JD), a shareholder in the Erie office of Know McLaughlin Gornall & Sennett, has been selected as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer 2014.
  • Mark Claypool (JD) has been named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer for 2015. Mark is a shareholder in the Erie firm of Knox McLaughlin Gornall &Sennett, where his practice is focused on creditors’ rights, bankruptcy and commercial litigation.
  • J. Mark Coulson (JD) J. Mark Coulson was sworn in on Aug. 1 as a new magistrate judge for the United States District Court in Baltimore. He was previously a principal at Miles & Stockbridge, where he was practice group leader for the firm's products liability and mass torts practice group.     
  • David Greene (JD) has been named the civil liberties director at the Electronic Frontier Foundation in San Francisco. David joined EFF in 2013 as a senior staff attorney. He previously had been executive director of the First Amendment Project and was a founding member of the Internet Free Expression Alliance.  
  • Sue Heilbronner (JD) has co-founded and is CEO of MergeLane, a mentorship-driven investment program with a strong focus on promoting women-run startups. Headquartered in Boulder, Colo., MergeLane aims to bring more women into the startup community and achieve investor returns through the acceleration of high-growth, gender-diverse companies.
  • Caryn Coppedge McNeill (JD), a partner in the Raleigh office of Smith Anderson, has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in American 2015 in the fields of employee benefits (ERISA) law.

1992

  • Amy Meyers Batten (JD), a partner in the Raleigh office of Smith Anderson, has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in American 2015 in the fields of securities and capital markets law.  
  • Rob Kohn (JD), chair of the Federal Litigation Section of the Federal Bar Association, accepted the FBA's Sections and Divisions Award on behalf of the Section for its stellar performance in 2013-2014.  The award was presented at the FBA Annual Convention in September in Providence, R.I. Working with a governing board of lawyers and judges from across the nation, Rob has been credited with re-energizing the Section as chair. He leads the Kohn Law Group, Inc., in Los Angeles.
  • David Maxwell (JD) is a founding partner of the Atlanta business and intellectual property law firm Maxwell & Anderson.  He was previously a partner at Duane Morris.
  • Geovette Washington (JD) , 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.

1993

  • Jeff Benson (JD) has been named chief operating officer and executive vice president of the Dilweg Companies, a commercial real estate firm, in Durham. He previously practiced for over 20 years in the Raleigh office of Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, where he was a partner and head of the firm's real estate department.
  • Adam Cohen (JD) has joined the Berkeley Research Group in New York as a managing director. He obtained his Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification in 2014 and teaches classes as an adjunct professor at Fordham Law School. Adam previously was a principal in forensics technologies and discovery services at Ernst & Young.
  • David Cox (JD) joined Barnwell Whaley in Charleston, S.C. as a member of the firm, practicing in the areas of business litigation, products liability, trade practices, intellectual property and media. Previously, he was a partner at Womble Carlyle and a principal at Buist Moore Smythe McGee law firms in Charleston.
  • Sara Emley (JD) has joined the staff of Duke Law School as director of judicial clerkship programs. Sara previously was partner and of counsel at Buckley Sander in Washington, D.C.
  • Geoff Krouse (JD), a partner in the Raleigh office of Smith Anderson, has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America 2015 in the fields of mergers & acquisitions law.
  • Rob Marcus (JD) has been recognized in the 2014 Chambers USA Guide in the area of litigation. Rob practices in the Charlotte office of Smith Moore Leatherwood.
  • Robert Marcus (JD) has been recognized in 2015 Chambers USA Guide in litigation. He practices in the Charlotte office of Smith Moore Leatherwood.
  • Pete Roth (JD) has been elected to the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL). He is one of only 40 attorneys nationwide elected to ACREL in 2014. Pete is a partner at Allen Matkins in Los Angeles.  

1994

  • Michael Elston (JD) has been promoted to associate general counsel/chief ethics & compliance officer at the United States Postal Service located in Washington, D.C.  He joined the Postal Service in 2010, after a long tenure at the Department of Justice, and a brief stint in private practice.
  • Richard "Tad" Ferris (JD)  has been admitted to partnership in the D.C. office of Foley and Lardner, and named co-chair of the firm's greater China regulatory practice.
  • Richard "Tad" Ferris (JD) was admitted as a partner and named co-chair of the greater China regulatory practice at the Washington, D.C. office Foley & Lardner in June.
  • Paul Genender (JD) and his wife, Wendy, welcomed a daughter, Lucy Rose, on Sept. 2, 2014. She joins big brothers, Jack and George.
  • Chuck Ghoorah (JD) and his wife Karen welcomed their second son, Hudson, born Dec. 8, 2014.
  • James Hanson (JD) has been named vice president and general counsel for GE Healthcare. He rejoins GE after holding senior leadership roles at Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. and Medicis Pharmaceutical Corporation. He previously held general counsel roles for GE Healthcare Technologies and GE Healthcare Americas and Healthcare Services.   
  • Kevin Lally (JD) has been selected as the chief of the Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Section of the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California, which targets international narcotics cartels. In this role, he recently oversaw the largest single-day cash seizure in U.S. history. Previously a deputy chief in the Violent and Organized Crime Section, Kevin has served as the Central District’s Organized Crime and International Organized Crime coordinator, and regularly teaches RICO-based classes at the National Advocacy Center.  
  • Michael Sorrell (JD), president of Paul Quinn College in Dallas, has been named a recipient of an NASPAA Public Service Spotlight Award, for outstanding contributions toward solving public sector problems. NASPAA is the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration.
  • Christopher Vaughn (JD), of Carruthers & Roth in Greensboro, N.C., was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2015 for real estate law. He was also selected for inclusion in Business North Carolina’s “Legal Elite” for 2015 for the practice area of real estate.  

1995

  • Jean Billyou (JD) has been promoted to vice president and counsel, Corporate Division, at Pacific Life Insurance Company, located in Newport Beach, Calif. Jean joined Pacific Life in 2008 as an assistant vice president and investment counsel.
  • Dana Garcetti Boldt (JD) has been appointed deputy chief attorney at the Office of the Independent Monitor, which provides civilian oversight of the Los Angeles County Department of Probation.  Dana is also owner of Dana Boldt Acupuncture in Los Angeles
  • Ted Edwards (JD) has joined The Banks Law Firm, headquartered in Research Triangle Park, N.C., as a principal and chair of the firm's litigation section.  Ted was previously a partner at the Raleigh office of Smith Moore Leatherwood.          
  • Marc Eumann (LLM), a single judge hearing appeals for minor crimes since 2011 at Landgericht (District Court) in Bonn, Germany, has been promoted by the governing council of the court to preside over a trial court panel of three judges hearing major economic crime cases (tax evasion, bankruptcy crimes, major fraud).   
  • Erika Lietzan (JD) has joined the faculty of the University of Missouri School of Law as an associate professor.  She will teach food and drug law, as well as various intellectual property courses.  Erika was previously a partner at Covington and Burling, having practiced for nearly 18 years.
  • Mari Ann Simovart (LLM) is associate professor of law at the University of Tartu in Tallinn, Estonia. She joined the faculty as a lecturer in 2008.   
  • Quin Snyder (JD) has been named head coach of the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association. In the 2013-14 season, Quin served as assistant coach for the Atlanta Hawks.   

1996

  • Michael Bonella (JD)  has joined the Philadelphia-based IP boutique firm of Condo Roccia Koptiw as a partner to bolster the firm's patent prosecution practice.  He previously co-chaired the patent litigation practice of Kessler Topaz.
  • David Kushner (JD), who practices in the Raleigh office of Brooks, Pierce, has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America 2015 in the area of media law.  
  • Randall Lehner (JD) , partner-in-charge of the Chicago office of Ulmer & Berne, has been selected as 2015 Illinois Super Lawyer. Randy's practice focuses on regulatory investigations and government enforcement actions.
  • Linda Martin (JD), a partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in New York City, has been named chair of the board of directors of the Children's Tumor Foundation. Linda has been a member of the board since 2007.
  • Gregory Mose (JD) is no longer practicing law, and is teaching English literature and philosophy at the International Bilingual School of Provence. He is also working on another novel; his first, Stunt Road, was published in 2010. 
  • Pamela Polacek (JD), a member of McNees Wallace & Nurick in Harrisburg, Pa., has been named president of the Dauphin County Bar Association (DCBA) for 2015. Pamela practices in the energy, communications and utility law practice group.

1997

  • Diana Allen (JD) , vice president and general counsel of ChannelAdvisor, has been recognized by the Triangle Business Journal as a 2015 Women in Business award winner. The Women in Business Awards recognize women in the Research Triangle who are dynamic and outstanding leaders with significant accomplishments in business and community service.
  • Geoff Krouse (JD) has been named to a three-year term on the board of trustees of the Montessori School of Raleigh. Geoff is a partner at Smith Anderson, where his practice includes representing public and private companies in mergers and acquisitions and recapitalization transactions, public offerings and private placements of securities, and other corporate and compliance matters.
  • Erik Rickard (JD/LLM) has joined the Columbus, Ohio office of Barnes & Thornburg as a partner and member of the firm’s real estate department. He previously was a partner at Squire Patton Boggs.
  • Ginger Shields (JD), who practices in the Greensboro office of Brooks Pierce, has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America 2015 in the field of trusts and estates.

1998

  • Geoffrey Adams (JD), a partner in the Raleigh office of Smith Anderson, has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America 2015 in the field of banking and finance law.   
  • Brian Castro (JD) is the national ombudsman and assistant administrator for Regulatory Enforcement Fairness at the U.S. Small Business Administration. This program advocates for small businesses at the federal level.
  • Thomas Fulghum (JD) has received a First Tier ranking in immigration law by U.S. News Best Lawyers for 2015. Tom runs a solo practice in Durham and has been certified as a specialist in Immigration Law by the North Carolina Board of Legal Specialization.
  • Veronique Isart (LLM) has received an appointment as a sub-prefect by the French Ministry of Justice.  Her post is in the town of Nancy, in the Metz region of France.
  • Amanda McMillian (JD), vice president, deputy general counsel, corporate secretary and chief compliance officer of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, has been named by Houston Woman Magazine as one of its 50 Most Influential Women.  
  • Alan Parry (JD) announces the formation of the Chapel Hill, N.C., firm of Parry & Tyndall. Alan is a civil litigator, and previously practiced with Baker Botts in Dallas, Smith Anderson in Raleigh, and Walker Lambe in Durham.
  • Richards Rogers (JD) has authored Bloomberg BNA's Litigation Practice Portfolio Series no. 604, "Judgments," published in 2014.
  • Bobby Sharma (JD), senior vice president – global basketball and strategic initiatives at IMG, was recognized as one of the 2014 "50 Outstanding Asian Americans in Business" by the Asian American Business Development Center, at their annual gala in New York City in June.
  • Jill Steinberg (JD) is now national coordinator for child exploitation prevention and interdiction in the Office of the Deputy Attorney General, United States Department of Justice. She testified in March before the House Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations on restitution for victims of child exploitation offenses. 
  • Jocelyn Strauber (JD) has joined the New York office of Skadden in its government enforcement and white collar practice. She previously held numerous roles in the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York, including most recently, co-chief of the Criminal Division Terrorism and International Narcotics Unit.
  • Cameron Williams (JD) Cameron Williams has been named assistant general counsel at the Van Tuyl Group, Inc., which provides management consulting services to the largest group of privately held automotive dealerships in the United States. Cameron, who is located in Phoenix, was previously in-house counsel for the Rural/Metro Corp.

1999

  • Lori Andrus (JD), a partner in the San Francisco firm Andrus Anderson, has been named by the National Law Journal as one of its 75 Outstanding Women Lawyers.  Lori specializes in representing individuals who have been harmed by dangerous pharmaceuticals or medical devices, defrauded or discriminated against by large corporations, or sold defective products. 
  • Kathleen Gutman (JD/LLM) , senior affiliated researcher at the Institute for European Law of the University of Leuven, has authored The Constitutional Foundations of European Contract Law, A Comparative Analysis (Oxford University Press, 2014). The book provides a detailed examination of the EU’s competence in the field of contract law and an extensive comparative study of the contract law framework in the U.S.
  • David Harrison (JD) was elected partner of Mayer Brown as of January 2015. David heads the corporate team in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
  • Alyssa Rebensdorf (JD) has joined the Minneapolis office Faegre Baker Daniels as counsel in the food litigation and regulatory practice and the national food and agriculture industry team.  She previously practiced in Minneapolis with Blackwell Burke.

2000

  • Kevin Cuddy (JD) has joined the Anchorage office of Stoel Rives as of counsel in the litigation group. He previously practiced with Feldman Orlansky & Sanders in Anchorage and Ropes & Gray in Boston.
  • Dustin Rawlin (JD), a partner in the Cleveland office of Tucker Ellis, has been named a "2014 Rising Star" by Law 360.
  • Dustin Rawlin (JD), a partner in the Cleveland office of Tucker Ellis, has been named an Ohio Super Lawyer for 2015.
  • Peter Tomasi (JD), a partner in the Milwaukee office of Quarles & Brady, has been selected for inclusion in 2014 Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business in the fields of natural resources and environmental law

2001

  • Nicolle Snyder Bagnell (JD) , a partner in the Pittsburgh office of Reed Smith, has been named a 2014 "Lawyer on the Fast Track," by The Legal Intelligencer, Pennsylvania's legal news journal.
  • Rodney Bullard (JD) has been recognized by the National Bar Association as one of its Trailblazers Under 40.  The awards honor legal trailblazers who have achieved prominence and distinction in their fields of endeavor; the honorees were feted at a gala in Atlanta on July 26. Rodney is vice president of community affairs at Chick-fil-A, Inc. and executive director of the Chick-fil-A Foundation
  • Collin Cox (JD), a litigation partner at Yetter Coleman in Houston, has been named chairman of The Texas Lyceum, a statewide leadership organization focused on identifying the next generation of top Texas leaders.  Collin is also vice-chair of the 2014 board of directors of the Buffalo Bayou Partnership, a non-profit whose aim is to revitalize and transform Buffalo Bayou, a significant Houston natural resource.
  • D'lorah Hughes (JD) joined Wayne State University Law this summer as associate director of clinical education and director of externships. She previously was associate professor of law and director of criminal clinics at the University of Arkansas School of Law in Fayetteville. She was honored in June with a Special Merit Award by the Arkansas Bar Foundation and Arkansas Bar Association.
  • Rawn James (JD), an author and senior trial attorney for the Department of the Navy, is featured in the documentary 'Mr. Civil Rights: Thurgood Marshall and the NAACP,' by filmmaker Mick Caouette and South Hill Films.  The film also features Justices Elena Kagen and John Paul Stevens and began airing on PBS stations in October.
  • Joshua Malkin (JD) , an executive director of Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, was named one of the top 40 financial advisors under age 40 in the U.S. by On Wall Street magazine for 2015. He runs The Malkin Group of Morgan Stanley in New York, and is a member of the Chairman’s Club, awarded to the firm’s top financial advisors.
  • Gideon Moore (JD) and his wife Anne welcomed a four-year-old daughter named Happy, adopted in the fall of 2014 from Zhuhai, China.
  • Jonathan Werner (JD) joined AlvaradoSmith in Orange County, Calif., as a shareholder in May 2014. He is a member of the employment counseling & litigation practice group, where he focuses his practice exclusively in labor and employment law.  

2002

  • Terry Eaton (JD) has joined Price Benowitz as a partner, where he will lead the firm's white collar and government investigations group. Terry spent six years at the U.S. Attorney's Office in Washington, DC.   
  • Brendon Fowler (JD) has joined Perkins Coie as senior counsel in the firm’s communications practice in its Washington, D.C. office. Brendon previously was a partner at K&L Gates.
  • Kyle Grimshaw (JD) has been named patent counsel at Eli Lilly and Company in Indianapolis. He previously practiced with Austin, Rapp & Hardman.
  • Bob Hyde (JD) has been promoted to assistant chief counsel in the Phoenix City Attorney's Office, where he leads a team of five attorneys in finance and development matters.
  • Vonne Jacobs (JD) has joined the Office of University Counsel at Duke, where she advises on a variety of healthcare operational, regulatory, and transactional matters. She previously was an in-house counsel at Erlanger Health System in Tennessee.  
  • Eli Mazur (JD) has been promoted to partner in the Vietnam-based law firm, YKVN, where he focuses his practice on the pharmaceutical industry. Eli first moved to Hanoi in 2004 and joined YKVN in 2010.  
  • Amy Richardson (JD) has rejoined the Washington D.C.-based firm of Wiltshire & Grannis as partner based in Raleigh, N.C.  Amy rejoins the firm's growing government investigations practice, where she focuses on government enforcement actions.
  • Jennifer Tomsen (JD) , a shareholder in the Houston office of Greenberg Traurig, has been appointed as a founding member of the Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) Houston Advisory Committee. KIND matches pro bono attorneys with unaccompanied immigrant children in removal proceedings who would otherwise face the legal system alone.

2003

  • Dhamian Blue (JD)  and his wife Jenna welcomed daughter Leni Grace on August 13, 2014 in Raleigh, N.C.  She joins big sister Kelsey.
  • John Bolin (JD) has been named senior international counsel at the Jincheng Tongda & Neal law firm in Beijing.
  • Allison Campbell (JD) and her husband, Mark, welcomed a son, Mason Edward, on Oct. 21, 2014. Allison is a shareholder with Hill Ward Henderson in Tampa, Fla.
  • Gillian Rattray Carcia (JD) has been promoted to assistant general counsel at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care in Wellesley, Mass.
  • Nicole Crawford (JD), a partner in the Greensboro, N.C. office of Brooks Pierce, has been recognized by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in the area of labor and employment.
  • Nicole Crawford (JD), a partner at Brooks Pierce in Greensboro, N.C., has been selected for inclusion in the 2014 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business in the field of labor and employment law.
  • Amy Horner (JD) married Adrian Hanley in the Endless Mountains in Pennsylvania on Aug. 23, 2014. Amy works in the Office of the Solicitor of the Department of the Interior.  
  • Matthew Kane (JD) has joined Z Capital Partners as a director, deputy general counsel, and member of the investment team.  He previously was an associate with the firm Storch Amini & Munves in New York City.
  • Edward Moss (JD) has been admitted to partnership in the New York Office of O'Melveny & Myers, where he focuses his practice on securities litigation.
  • Keith Porcaro (JD) has joined FrontlineSMS in Washington, D.C., as legal project director of its social impact lab.
  • Adam Rogers (JD) has been promoted to partner in the Miami office of DLA Piper, where his practice focuses on healthcare transactional, regulatory and litigation matters.
  • Lew Schlossberg (JD), an associate at Blank Rome in Philadelphia, cofounded Wall Street Magnate, a free fantasy trading platform with over 50,000 members, and used by university and high school investment clubs. 
  • Amy (Ligler) Schoenhard (JD) and her husband Paul welcomed a daughter, Emma Rose on March 21, 2015, joining her siblings Elizabeth, Aidan, and Austin. Amy is of counsel at Arent Fox in Washington, D.C.
  • Kerry Drozdowicz Varbaro (JD) and her husband, Gian, welcomed their son Edward Joseph on Aug. 29, 2013.
  • Nicole Williams (JD), a partner in the Dallas office of Thompson & Knight, has been named a "Texas Rising Star 2014" by Thompson Reuters.

2004

  • Sarah Bell (JD) and her husband, Jay Wechsler, welcomed son Zachary Ethan Wechsler on June 16, 2014.  Zach joins big sister, Eliza.  Sarah is an associate with Pryor & Cashman in New York.
  • Gray Chynoweth (JD) has been named COO and executive vice president at SilverTech, a digital lifecycle agency, in Manchester, N.H. He previously was COO at Dyn (Dynamic Network Services, Inc.). Gray and his wife, Tara, welcomed their son, Lincoln Rodney, on December 5, 2014.
  • Rob Gallagher (JD) and his wife Lauren welcomed a son Thomas Robert on October 16, 2013. Tommy was also welcomed by big sisters Maggie and Caroline
  • Thomas Godwin (JD/LLM) has joined the Los Angeles office of Carlton Fields Jorden Burt as a shareholder and trial attorney.
  • Mary Kristen Kelly (JD) has joined bioMerieux Inc. in Durham as associate corporate counsel. She previously practiced with Ellis & Winters in Raleigh. 
  • Tim Kuhner (JD/LLM), associate professor of law, at Georgia State University College of Law, has received two awards for his scholarship:  the GSU Law Faculty's Patricia T. Morgan Award for Outstanding Scholarship  – the highest honor the Law School gives to faculty members, and the GSU Provost’s Faculty Fellowship Award for fall 2014. Tim's book projects and articles explore campaign finance reform, the changing nature of liberal democracy, and the relationship between the market and the state.
  • Tim Kuhner (JD) has authored Capitalism v. Democracy: Money in Politics and the Free Market Constitution (Stanford University Press. 2014). Tim is associate professor of Law at Georgia State University.
  • Cindy Levine (JD) Cindy Levine earned an LLM in taxation in 2013 from NYU School of Law and joined KPMG's New York office as a senior associate.
  • Olivia McLaren (Dickerson) (JD/LLM) has moved from New York City to Edinburgh, Scotland, where she has established Olivia McLaren, Ltd., a firm dedicated to the provision of strategic U.S. immigration legal services. Prior to the move, she was selected as a Rising Star in the New York Metro edition of Super Lawyers for immigration law and co-authored the New York Law Journal column on immigration law, while practicing with Satterlee Stephens Burke & Burke. She continues to serve on the board of directors of the American-Scottish Foundation, a not-for-profit based in New York.
  • Lance Oliver (JD) has been named partner in the Mt. Pleasant, S.C. office of Motley Rice, where he focuses his practice on class actions, mass torts and other complex litigation.
  • Alyssa Rower (JD) and her husband, Dan Fay, welcomed a daughter, Emily Rose Fay, on March 22, 2015. She joins big brother, Oliver. Alyssa practices matrimonial law at the New York firm of Aronson Mayefsky & Sloan.
  • Ashwin Sapra (LLM) has joined the New Delhi, India firm of Clasis Law, where he is practice head – IP and healthcare. He previously practiced at Luthra & Luthra law offices in New Delhi, as well as with two U.S. law firms. Ashwin was married to Ranjeeta Rohatgi on Feb. 19, 2014.
  • Emily Su (JD) received the Federal Bar Association's Transportation Security Attorney of the Year Award on October 23, 2014, at the Congressional Rayburn House Office Building. As assistant chief counsel for Civil enforcement at the TSA, Emily was honored for improved security measures and compliance among regulated entities which, in turn, has resulted in marked improvements to transportation security.

2005

  • Gretchen Bellamy (JD/LLM), assistant general counsel – legal administration and external relations for Wal-Mart, Inc., is a co-editor of Corporate Responsibility for Human Rights Impacts: New Expectations and Paradigms (American Bar Association, 2014). In January, Gretchen was a co-recipient of the Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Visionary Award on behalf of the Wal-Mart Legal Department, which recognizes those who have made significant and tangible contributions in the areas of diversity and inclusion, justice, and human rights.
  • Britt (Whitesell) Biles (JD) and her husband, Lacey Biles, welcomed son, Alexander Kelly Hough Biles on Feb. 1, 2015.  He joins big brother, Talbot.  Britt is assistant chief litigation counsel at the Securities & Exchange Commission.
  • Britt (Whitesell) Biles () has been recognized by Super Lawyers as a "Washington, D.C. Rising Star" in general litigation. Britt works at the Securities & Exchange Commission.
  • Jessica Bohrer (JD) has joined Forbes Media as the associate general counsel for the Forbes Editorial Department. She previously was senior counsel at WNET New York Public Media.
  • Reed Clay (JD) joined the administration of Texas Governor Greg Abbott in January as senior adviser. He previously was senior counsel to the Texas attorney general, and assistant solicitor general. 
  • Sam Forehand (JD) received the Charles F. Blanchard Award as Young Lawyer of the Year during the annual meeting of the North Carolina Bar Association in June.  Sam has a solo practice in Raleigh.  He and his wife, Yasmin, welcomed a daughter named Ella Anne on July 4, 2014.  Ella joins big brother, William.
  • Leigh Harlan (JD) Leigh Harlan has been promoted to senior vice-president, secretary, and general counsel of Tiffany & Co., with responsibility for the company's worldwide legal affairs.  She joined Tiffany in 2012 from a corporate practice at Cravath, Swaine & Moore.
  • Sarah Kammer (JD) has been named head of Public, Faculty and Student Services at the McKusick Law Library at the University of South Dakota Law School.
  • Fang Liu (JD) has joined Mei & Mark’s Washington, D.C. office as a partner, where she leads the firm's business law practice. Fang focuses her practice in the areas of corporate and securities law, with a particular emphasis on China-related matters. She previously was senior counsel at Loeb & Loeb in Washington.      
  • Samantha Lunn (JD) has joined the financial services industry team as senior counsel in Husch Blackwell’s Chattanooga, Tenn., office. She previously was an advisor and in-house counsel for a Chattanooga-based industrial manufacturing company.
  • Tako Matsumoto (LLM) and Akiko Matsumoto announce the formation of the firm Yebisu Matsumoto Law Office in Tokyo.  Both Tako and Akiko previously practiced with TMI Associates, and Tako served as visiting professor at the University of Tokyo School of Law from 2010-13.  Their second son, Ryujiro, was born in 2013.
  • Jessica Nielsen (JD) has joined PRA Health Sciences in Raleigh as legal counsel. She previously was an associate at Shearman & Sterling in New York.
  • Julie Parker (JD) and her husband, Cleve, welcomed a daughter, Olivia Rose, on Dec. 9, 2014.  Olivia joins big brother Grayson. Julie is senior vice president at Highbridge Capital Management in New York City.

2006

  • Douglas Britt (JD), an associate at K&L Gates in Raleigh, was named a "2014 North Carolina Rising Star" by Super Lawyers magazine. Doug's practice focuses on employment, antitrust, litigation and dispute resolution.
  • Emily Coward (JD) has co-authored Raising Issues of Race in North Carolina Criminal Cases, published by the School of Government at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where Emily is a research attorney for the Indigent Defense Education team.
  • Casey Dwyer (JD) has been promoted to partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner, where her practice focuses on patent litigation and arbitration, primarily in the chemical, pharmaceutical, and medical device areas. 
  • Jieni Gu (JD) has joined Weil Gotshal as counsel in the firm's Shanghai and Beijing offices, where her practice focuses on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, private equity, foreign direct investment and general corporate matters.  She previously practiced at Sullivan & Cromwell in New York and Beijing.
  • John Jo (JD) has been elected to partnership at in the Raleigh office Smith Anderson, where his practice focuses on business-related litigation, representing clients across a variety of industries in matters such as contract disputes, commercial torts, insurance coverage and shareholder disputes.                       
  • Glenn (Bo) Ketner III (JD) and his wife, Katherine, welcomed a son Glenn E. Ketner IV on August 6, 2014.
  • Garrett Levin (JD) has left the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and is working as counsel to Chairman Patrick Leahy of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, focusing on intellectual property and antitrust.
  • Ian Millhiser (JD), senior constitutional policy analyst for the Center for American Progress in Washington, D.C., has authored Injustices: The Supreme Court's History of Comforting the Comfortable and Afflicting the Afflicted (Nation Books, 2015). 
  • Yendelela Neely Anderson () , a partner at the Atlanta office of Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, was named to the 2014 “40 Legal Rising Stars Under 40” class of Georgia lawyers by the Daily Report.
  • Yendelela Neely Anderson (JD), a partner at the Atlanta office of Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, was named to the 2014 “40 Legal Rising Stars Under 40” class of Georgia lawyers by the Daily Report.
  • Krista Patterson (JD) has joined Annaly Capital Management, Inc. as associate general counsel and vice president in the commercial real estate group.  Krista previously practice in the New York office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.
  • Vann Pearce (JD) has been promoted to partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe. Vann represents clients in high-stakes patent infringement litigation, and counsels clients on other intellectual property matters.
  • Marc Roark (LLM) has been granted tenure at Savannah Law School, a branch of Atlanta's John Marshall Law School, where he teaches property, law & literature and sales & secured transactions.  He joined the faculty in 2012.    
  • Teddy Schwarzman (JD) has been included on Variety's "10 Producers to Watch" list spotlighting the top new and exciting independent and studio producers working in the film industry today. These producers were honored at the Napa Valley Film Festival in November. Teddy is the president and CEO of Black Bear Pictures, a New York-based film production and financing company. He and his wife Ellen Schwarzman welcomed their third child, Mary Josephine, on Nov. 24, 2014.
  • Amy Yeung (JD), assistant general counsel at ZeniMax Media in Bethesda, Maryland, has been named a 2015 “Top 10 30-Somethings” by the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC).  The award program recognizes the outstanding achievements of in-house counsel between the ages of 30 and 39.

2007

  • Meredith Tanchum Altieri (JD) and her husband Dan welcomed a son, Davis Brett Altieri on March 17.  They reside in New York City.
  • Vinny Asaro (JD) (LLMLE '12) has joined the real estate department at Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison in New York. He previously founded and was CEO at H.L. James LLC and was a director at Rock Creek Capital.   
  • Camilla Knorr and Bram Braat Bratt (LLM) were married on May 10, 2013, and welcomed their son, Julian Johannes Sebastian on Nov. 15, 2014.
  • Curt Clausen (JD) has been named general counsel of Tickets.com in New York City.  Curt previously practiced with Skadden, Arps.
  • Maria Reff Coor (JD) has been elected to partnership in the Washington, D.C. office of BakerHostetler.  She is a member of the litigation group and focuses her practice on environmental law, representing clients in litigation and administrative law matters.
  • Shardul Desai (JD) was among the team honored by the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice on Dec. 10, 2014 with the Assistant Attorney General's Award for Exceptional Service. The team was recognized for their "superior performance in organizing and leading a complicated and groundbreaking take-down operation, combining civil and criminal authorities to dismantle the notorious Gameover Zeus botnet and related Cryptolocker malware."  Shardul is an AUSA in the Western District of Pennsylvania.
  • Lauren Flatow (JD) has joined the Charlotte office of Winstead, as of counsel in the real estate finance practice group. She previously practiced with Cadwalader in Charlotte.
  • Nichole Hines (JD) has joined the Miami office of Squire Patton Boggs as an associate, focusing on litigating and policy advising in the healthcare and life sciences industries. She previously worked at the pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly & Company as a corporate affairs manager in its Global Public Policy Group.
  • Jennifer Csik Hutchens (JD), an attorney with Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson in Charlotte, has been named chair of the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) Young Professionals Council.  She practices in the area of corporate and commercial law, with an emphasis on health care, joint ventures and mergers and acquisitions.
  • Venroy July (JD) has founded Hardwork Promotions, to schedule fights and promote his professional boxing career which began in 2009, after winning the D.C. Novice Golden Glove.  He competes in the cruiserweight division.  Venroy is also a corporate associate in the Baltimore office of Hogan Lovells.
  • Mwanga Mtengule (JD) has been named vice president, legal at Markit, Inc. in New York City. He was formerly a senior associate at Alston & Bird. Mwanga has also been elected president of the Jackie Robinson Foundation Alumni Association, where he provides overall leadership and direction, and serves as an ambassador for the association.
  • Brandon Robinson (JD) has been promoted to partnership in the Birmingham, Ala., office of Balch & Bingham, where he is a member of the firm's energy section. On March 13, he and his wife, Brandi, welcomed their daughter Adeline Grigg Robinson.    
  • Jessica Bodger Rydstrom (JD) and her husband Justin welcomed daughter Ansley Bodger Rydstrom on May 15, 2014. She joins brothers Nathaniel and John. Jessica is an associate at Williams & Connolly in Washington, D.C.
  • Jonathan Shallow (LLM) has joined Dorsey & Whitney in Seattle as an associate in the corporate group. He previously was an associate at Paul Weiss in New York.

2008

  • Yuo-Fong "Benni" Amato (JD) has been named partner in the San Diego office Gordon & Rees. Her primary practice is intellectual property litigation.  
  • Jen and Emani, Ranjan Avery (JD) were married in Chicago on October 18, 2014. Jen is a corporate associate at Kirkland & Ellis. Ranjan is in the office of the general counsel at the Social Security Administration.
  • Sachin Bansal (JD) has joined the New York office of Paul Hastings as a senior associate in the government investigations/white collar group within the litigation department.
  • Emilia Beskind (JD) has accepted a position as assistant capital defender in the North Carolina Office of the Capital Defender in Durham. She was previously a supervising attorney in the New Orleans Public Defender’s Office.
  • Anthony Brichta (JD) is opening a distillery, County Seat Spirits, with the help of a business incubator in Allentown, Pa. He also practices in the litigation group of Buckley Brion McGuire & Morris in West Chester.
  • Libby Magee Coles (JD) and her husband Jeff welcomed a son, Daniel Kuyper Coles, on Nov. 30, 2014. He joins big sister, Camille. Libby is executive director and managing attorney at Justice Matters in Durham.
  • Marisa Darden (JD) has joined the U.S. Attorney's Office as an assistant U.S. attorney in the Criminal Division of the Northern District of Ohio, located in Cleveland. She was previously an ADA in the New York County District Attorney's Office.
  • Laura Dugan (JD) and her husband Brandon welcomed a second son, Thompson Cavanaugh Dugan, on March 29, 2014.
  • Joshua Faber (JD) has joined Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions Inc. in Research Triangle Park, N.C., as senior corporate counsel. He previously was an associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett.
  • Kate Gibson (JD/LLM) has joined Covington & Burling as an associate in Washington, D.C. Previously, she served as a legal adviser to the Honorable O. Thomas Johnson, Jr. on the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal in The Hague. In that capacity, she worked on complex and sensitive state-to-state cases, including the case decided by the Tribunal in July 2014.
  • Adam Hill (JD)  and his wife, Lyndsey, welcomed their second son Rex Jefferson, born on April 18, 2014.  He joins older sibling, Jackson.  Adam is an associate at Thompson & Knight in Dallas, where his practice focuses on commercial real estate and banking.
  • Eric Lashner (JD) has moved from Washington, D.C. to Houston, to serve as the director of commodities compliance at Wells Fargo.
  • Katie Manley (JD) has been named labor and employment counsel at Burberry in New York City. She previously practiced at Paul Hastings in Atlanta.
  • Jason Outling (JD), an attorney at Brooks Pierce, has been elected to serve as chairman of the Greensboro (N.C.) Minimum Housing Standards Commission. The commission hears and determines appeals to decisions made by the city’s building inspectors, as well as studies rental rates, the need for reconditioning or condemnation of buildings, and other housing conditions within the city.
  • Jennifer Pusateri (JD) and Michael Pusateri welcomed a daughter, Josephine Anne, on Feb. 17, 2015.
  • Serena Rakhlin (JD) has been named vice president, real estate at MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings, Inc., in New York City.
  • Sean Roberts (JD) recently began working at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) as an attorney-advisor in the Office of General Counsel, in the Fisheries and Protected Resources Section.
  • Scott Skinner-Thompson (JD/LLM) has been recognized by the National LGBT Bar Association as one of its "Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40 – Class of 2014."  Scott is acting assistant professor of lawyering at NYU Law.
  • Yong Hong Ting (LLM) has been named Asia Pacific corporate counsel at BDP International, located in Singapore. He previously practiced with Rajah & Tann.
  • Aisha Gayle Turner (JD) has been named managing director of national development for OneGoal, a Chicago-based, teacher-led college persistence organization, which identifies, trains and supports teachers to lead underperforming high school students to reach their full potential and graduate from college. Aisha previously was managing director for corporate and foundation relations for Teach for America.    
  • Catherine Wang (JD) has joined Banyan Capital as general counsel in Hong Kong. She previously was an associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett.
  • Sarah Hawkins Warren (JD) and her husband, Blaise, welcomed their daughter, Elizabeth Carter Warren on March 26, 2014.  Sarah has been promoted to partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Kirkland & Ellis.
  • Jeanette Wingler (JD) has joined the Office of the General Counsel of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (FINRA) as an assistant general counsel. She previously practiced at Dechert.
  • Patrick Wooten (JD), a business litigation associate at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough in Charleston, S.C., has received a Leadership in Law award from South Carolina Lawyers Weekly.      3/12
  • Patrick Wooten (JD), an associate in Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough's Charleston office, has been elected as president-elect of The South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Division for the fiscal year beginning July 1.

2009

  • Bo Harvey (JD) has joined the Los Angeles office of McGuireWoods as an associate.His practice focuses on representing financial market participants in connection with capital market transactions, derivatives, prime brokerage and financial regulation. Bo previously was assistant general counsel at Och-Ziff Capital Management.
  • Evan Krick (JD/LLM) has joined the Wilmington, Del. office of Ballard Spahr as a litigation associate. He previously was an attorney at the Defenders Association of Philadelphia, and clerked for the Honorable Christopher J. Burke, U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware.
  • Patrick MacDonald (JD) has joined the San Diego office of Duane Morris where he practices in the area of real estate law.
  • Elissa (Flynn) McClure (JD) and Sean McClure '10 welcomed daughter Laila Corinne, born on Jan. 5, 2014 in San Diego. She joins big sister, Alexa. 
  • Kesav Mohan (JD) has been named director of business development of Veniam Works, a tech start-up seeking to provide vehicular networking solutions, headquartered in Silicon Valley, Calif., and Portugal.  
  • Jessica Neiterman (JD) has joined the Securities and Exchange Commission's Office of Administrative Law Judges as a clerk. She was previously a litigation associate at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson.
  • Andrew Prins (JD) and Sarah Ribstein Prins welcomed a daughter named Naomi Livia on March 1, 2014.  
  • Sonja Ralston (JD) was honored by the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice on Dec. 10, 2014 with the Assistant Attorney General's Award for Outstanding Contributions by a New Employee, given to an attorney who has been with the Department for fewer than five years. The award recognized Sonja's service with the Division's Appellate Section over the last three years, including work on five merits cases in the Supreme Court and 14 oral arguments in the court of appeals.  
  • Michael Vernace (JD) and Laura Bull '10 welcomed a daughter named Annabel Alice Bull-Vernace on Aug. 26, 2014.
  • Eric Wiener (JD) was married to Eleanor Anne Smith on June 28, 2014 in Glenbrook, Nev.  Eric is an associate at Williams & Connolly in Washington, D.C.

2010

  • Amelia Ashton (JD) was married to Evan Thorn on April 11, 2015 at Duke Chapel. Amelia is an associate in the torts group of Crowell & Moring in Washington, D.C.
  • Laura Bull (JD) and Michael Vernace '09 welcomed a daughter named Annabel Alice Bull-Vernace on Aug. 26. 2014.
  • Curtis Griner (JD/LLM) recently joined the mergers & acquisitions and cross-border transactions group of McGuireWoods in Charlotte, N.C., where he previously practiced law as a commercial litigator.
  • Katherine de Vos Devine (JD) has been named the first executive director of the Black Mountain College + Arts Center in Asheville, N.C.  She is also completing her Ph.D. in Art History at Duke. BMC+AC was founded in 1993, “to preserve and pay tribute to the history and legacy of innovation of Black Mountain College (1933‒57) and to acknowledge the College’s role as a forerunner in progressive, interdisciplinary education with a focus on the arts.”
  • Kimberly Gordon (JD) has joined the real estate practice group of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher as an associate in the New York City office. She previously practiced with Paul Hastings.
  • Gordon< Waverly (JD) has joined the professional staff of the House Energy and Commerce Committee's Subcommittee on Health. Waverly previously worked as senior policy advisor for Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-IL.
  • Daniel Mandell (JD/LLM) has co-authored, with Chief Judge Alex Kozinski of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the article "It's Blonder-Tongue All Over Again," 13 Chi.-Kent J. Intell. Prop. 379 (Spring 2014).  Daniel is an associate in the New York office of Mishcon de Reya.
  • Peter McCary (JD) has been appointed to a one-year term on the Aviation Law standing committee of the Florida Bar. Peter is a senior attorney in the IRS Office of Chief Counsel in Jacksonville.
  • Sean McClure (JD) and Elissa (Flynn) McClure '09 welcomed daughter Laila Corinne on Jan. 5, 2014. She joins big sister, Alexa.  Sean is an associate at Vinson & Elkins in San Diego, where he focuses on commercial lending and financial transactions.
  • Lauren Page (JD) 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.
  • Adam Pechtel (JD) announces the opening of the firm Pechtel Law in Kennewick, Wash., specializing in employment law and related matters. Adam served as a judge advocate in the Marine Corps following graduation until his return to his home state of Washington in 2014.
  • Jonathan Reich (JD) chaired a committee of the North Carolina Captive Insurance Association which has created a Code of Ethics for its members. This first-in-the-nation Code requires all current and future NCCIA members to agree in writing to adhere to the Code’s 10 canons for ethical conduct. Jonathan practices in the Winston-Salem office of Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice.
  • Tommy Thekkekandum (JD) and his wife, Sindhura Citineni, welcomed a daughter named Ava on Feb. 17, 2014. The family has returned to the Durham area from New York, and are making and selling a healthy-for-teeth candy made with xylitol instead of sugar.  Tom & Jenny's candy is being sold in local shops.
  • Christopher Vieira (JD) Christopher Vieira has joined Nossaman's San Francisco office as an associate, focusing on complex business litigation and commercial disputes. He previously practiced with Irell & Manella in Newport Beach, Calif.     

2011

  • Javier Bedoya (LLM) was elected deputy mayor of the district of San Isidro, Lima, Peru last fall. He heads the district’s legal, labor and social affairs committee.
  • C. Elizabeth Hall (JD) has joined the Raleigh office of Troutman Sanders as an associate practicing in the area of complex civil litigation, focusing on appellate practice, administrative matters, and environmental disputes. She formerly worked at Williams Mullen.
  • Joanna Huang (JD) has joined Linklaters as an associate in the Brussels office. She previously was an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Hogan Lovells.
  • Anastasiz Klimenko (LLM) has joined Rheem Bell & Mermelstein in New York City as an associate.
  • Cassie Lenning (JD) has joined the Washington, D.C. office of Conrad & Scherer where she is an associate practicing international human rights litigation. Prior to joining the firm, Cassie worked for several non-profit organizations.
  • Leslie Mahaffey (JD) has completed two federal judicial clerkships, and has joined the Washington, D.C. firm of Williams & Connolly as an associate.
  • Matthew Rinegar (JD) has joined Schlumberger Ltd. in Houston as legal counsel, corporate. He previously practiced at Latham & Watkins.
  • Phil Rubin (JD) is now an assistant U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, in Raleigh.
  • Adam Schupack (JD/LLM) is clerking for the Honorable Michael Baylson, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Adam previously was an associate in the Chicago office of Kirkland and Ellis.
  • Ryan Stoa (JD), a senior scholar at Florida International University School of Law in Miami, has been named an FIU Top Scholar for 2015. Ryan joined the faculty in 2011, writes about the law of disasters, international development, energy, and natural resources, and is deputy director of the FIU School of the Environment, Arts, and Society’s Global Water for Sustainability Program.
  • John Woodlee (JD) is an associate with the Bedell Firm in Jacksonville, Fla.

2012

  • Lauren Kellis Ackermann (JD) and her husband, Jeffrey, welcomed daughter Madeline Victoria on May 19, 2014.
  • Christopher Berg (JD) completed two judicial clerkships, and has joined the Washington, D.C. office of Williams & Connolly as an associate.
  • Yana Britan (LLM) has joined Goltsblat, the Russian practice of Berwin Leighton Paisner as a legal trainee. She previously worked at the Russian American Chamber of Commerce in New York.
  • David Coleman (JD) has joined the Washington, D.C. office of Akin Gump as an associate in the litigation practice, after completing a two-year clerkship with the Honorable Lynn N. Hughes of the Southern District of Texas.
  • Alexandra Costanza (JD) and Morgan Whitworth were married on May 30, 2015 in Carmel, Calif. Both are clerking in Florida, and will relocate to San Francisco in the fall.       
  • Arie Eernisse (JD/LLM) has joined the Seoul office of Shin & Kim as a foreign attorney in the international dispute resolution practice group.  Following graduation, he clerked for the Honorable Delissa A. Ridgway at the U.S. Court of International Trade.  
  • Upasana Garnaik (LLM) has been promoted from research associate to assistant professor of law at Jindal Global Law School in New Delhi, India. She is also assistant director of the Centre for Health Law, Ethics and Technology.
  • Naama Hasson (LLM) has been named regional manager Australia for the Tamuz Group, a consulting group for foreign companies and organizations operating in Israel.
  • Alyssa Kahn (JD) has joined the Austin, Tex. office of Winstead P.C. as an associate in the corporate, securities/mergers & acquisitions practice group. She previously was an associate at Hunton & Williams in Washington D.C. Alyssa was married to David Fiedler on Nov. 15, 2014 in Washington, D.C.
  • Sara Wexler Koblitz (JD) Sara Wexler Koblitz has joined the Washington, D.C. office of Fish and Richardson as an associate in the firm's regulatory group.  She previously was an associate with Sidley & Austin. Sara married Marcus Koblitz on Sept. 8, 2012. .
  • Einat Levy (LLM) has joined the New York City office of Skadden Arps as an associate.  She previously practiced with White & Case in London.
  • Roberto Lewin (LLM) has joined Urendo Rencoret Orrego & Dorr in Santiago, Chile as a senior associate focusing on labor law. He has been teaching in the labor and employment area since 2013 at the Universidad Andres Bello.  
  • Ashley Powell (LLMLE) was married to John Bradley Nosek on March 14, 2015 at The Citadel in Charleston, S.C. Ashley has opened a solo practice in Greensboro, N.C.
  • Daniel Roberts (LLM) has joined Andrews Kurth in Austin, Tex., as an associate focusing on corporate and securities law.
  • Jorge Luiz de Santa Ritta (JD) is a PhD candidate in public policy at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. His current research focuses on justice systems in constitutional democracies questioning their ability to promote and fully protect human rights, especially the fundamental right of access to justice.
  • Stephen Strickey (LLM), a lieutenant colonel in the Canadian Armed Forces, was awarded the Leslie Green Award for Scholastic Excellence at the Canadian forces military justice conference in Ottawa in October.  
  • Matthew Tynan (JD) has joined Brooks Pierce as an associate in the business litigation practice in the firm’s Greensboro, N.C. office. He also advises clients on a diverse range of energy law issues and environmental regulatory matters. Matt previously was an associate at Hogan Lovells in Washington, D.C.
  • Morgan Whitworth (JD) and Alexandra Costanza were married on May 30, 2015 in Carmel, Calif. Both are clerking in Florida, and will relocate to San Francisco in the fall.       

2013

  • Philip Alito (JD) has left Gibson Dunn to be a staff counsel for the U.S. Senate investigative subcommittee.
  • Ethan Blevins (JD/LLM) has joined the Pacific Legal Foundation, Northwest Center in Bellevue, Wash., as a fellow/public interest attorney.
  • Timothy Capria (JD) has joined the intellectual property law firm of Waddey Patterson in Nashville, Tenn. His practice focuses on acquiring intellectual property, patent opinion, and enforcing intellectual property rights, primarily in the life sciences.  
  • Ana Denmark (JD) has launched Skandicrush, a subscription box for housewares, particularly clean and simple home goods from Scandinavia, from her San Francisco home.
  • Elisa Greenwood Fulp (JD) has joined Joerns RecoverCare in Charlotte, N.C., as corporate counsel. She previously practiced with The Van Winkle Law Firm.
  • Seena Ghebleh (JD)  has joined the IP and technology firm Weiss Brown in Scottsdale, Ariz. 
  • Elisa Greenwood (JD) has joined The Van Winkle Law Firm in Charlotte, N.C., as an associate in the business group. 
  • Farris Martini (JD) has joined the litigation team in the Greensboro, N.C. office of Smith Moore, after completed his clerkship with the Honorable John R. Jolly, Jr., chief judge of the N.C. Business Court.
  • Emily May (JD) has joined the Washington, D.C. office of Arnold & Porter, as an associate in the litigation practice group, after completing her clerkship with the Honorable Albert Diaz, of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.  
  • Theresa Monteleone (JD) joined the Raleigh office of Smith Anderson in November 2014, where her practice focuses on financing transactions and other corporate and commercial matters.  She previously was with Mayer Brown.  
  • Katharina Riedl (LLM) has joined Baker & McKenzie in Vienna, Austria, where her practice focuses on litigation and arbitration.
  • David Roche (JD) married Megan Deakins on Aug. 17, 2014, near Aspen, Co. David is a staff attorney with the Environmental Law Institute, based in Palo Alto, Calif.
  • David Roche (JD) and his wife, Megan, have been tapped for the second time to compete for the U.S. Long Distance Mountain Running Team and will compete in the 2015 WMRA World Long Distance Mountain Running Championships on July 4 hosted by the Zermatt Marathon on Switzerland’s Matterhorn. David and Megan earned spots on the team after competing in last fall’s World Mountain Running Championships in Casette di Massa, Italy.
  • Steven Scoggan (JD) has joined Ellis & Winters as an associate in the firm's Greensboro, N.C. office.
  • Gray Wilson (JD) completed his clerkship with the Honorable James C. Dever III '87 of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of N.C., and has joined commercial litigation and real estate development practices of the Raleigh office of Smith Anderson.
  • Melissa York (JD/LLM) has joined the banking and finance practice at Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren in Milwaukee. She previously worked at Godfrey & Kahn.

2014

  • Heather Groves Black (JD) was married to William Robbins Cox Jr. on Aug. 16, 2014 in Duke Chapel. They reside in Durham.
  • Emily Hagan (JD) has joined Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell as an associate with firm's Delaware corporate counseling group.
  • George Hanks (LLM) has been nominated by President Obama to serve on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.  He has been a magistrate judge on that court since 2010.
  • James Hardin (LLM), a North Carolina superior court judge, has been selected as the chief trial judge of the United States Army Reserve.
  • Hyatt Howard (JD) was married to Michelle Wolfe on August 9, 2014 in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.  They currently reside in New York City.
  • Jason Lamb (LLM) has been hired as a licensing associate by the Office of Technology at North Carolina State University in Raleigh. He has also been admitted to practice patent law before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
  • Zi-Xiang Shen (JD) has joined Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell in Wilimington, Del., as an associate with firm's corporate and business litigation group.
  • Jabir Yusoff (JD) has joined the Minneapolis office of Faegre Baker Daniels as an associate on its benefits and executive compensation team.