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Duke Law Half Century Club

  • Martin George W. (LLB)
  • Julian Juergensmeyer (JD) has co-authored the book, Market Demand-Based Planning and Permitting (American Bar Association, 2017). He is professor and Ben F. Johnson, Jr. Chair in Law at Georgia State University.
  • Christopher Britton (JD) has authored and published his third novel, A Blind Eye Crying (2018), a suspense/courtroom drama, whose protagonist is a struggling San Diego attorney. 
  • Gordon Rather (JD) , senior partner of Wright, Lindsey & Jennings in Little Rock, Ark., has been selected for the Lawdragon 500 Hall of Fame for having been recognized 12 years in a row as one of the 500 leading lawyers in America. 
  • Randy Rollins (JD) was feted, last fall, by Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe at a 10-year anniversary celebration of Drive-to-Work, a unique Virginia program that assists low-income or previously incarcerated individuals with restoring driving privileges so they may get back to work. Randy, a retired partner in the Richmond office of McGuireWoods, founded the program in 2007.
  • Clarence L. Ledbetter (JD)


  • Bill Stevens (JD), senior counsel at Dentons in Atlanta, has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Daily Report, Georgia’s legal industry publication. The awards celebrate some of the most accomplished figures in Georgia’s legal profession.  


  • Mary Joyce Carlson (JD), counsel to the advocacy group Fight for $15, is the 2018 recipient of the George Barrett Award for Public Interest Law, given by The Sidney Hillman Foundation. Recognized for her “indefatigable efforts to confront poverty, discrimination and other injustices,” Mary has worked for many of the nation’s leading labor unions, and served a seven-year term as deputy general counsel of the National Labor Relations Board.
  • Christine Durham (JD) was awarded an honorary degree and delivered the address at Westminster College’s May commencement ceremonies in Salt Lake City. She retired in November 2017 after 35 years as a justice of the Supreme Court of Utah and currently serves on the board of overseers for the RAND Institute for Civil Justice and co-chairs Utah Center for Legal Inclusion and the Coordinating Committee for Access to Justice. She is also a trustee for University of the People, an accredited, tuition-free, online institution for higher education.


  • David Drake (JD) was honored by the University of Iowa with a 2017 Hawkeye Distinguished Veterans Memorial Award. David served in both Vietnam and Cambodia and served as assistant town attorney in Chapel Hill after completing law school. He is an author, based in rural North Carolina, whose Hammers Slammer series is credited with creating the genre of modern military science fiction.
  • Ned Leiken (JD) retired Jan. 1, 2018. He practiced at Leiken & Leiken in the Peoria, Ill., area.
  • Maryellen Madden (JD) Maryellen Madden married Judith Graves on April 28, 2018, in Philadelphia, where Maryellen is of counsel to Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney, practicing commercial litigation. She was a guest lecturer on transgender history at the Law School in Fall 2017


  • Dan Blue (JD), Democratic leader of the N.C. Senate and managing partner of the Raleigh law firm, Blue, was the commencement speaker for Livingston College in Salisbury, N.C. on May 4. Dan welcomed these Livingston graduates as freshmen at their 2014 Fall Convocation. 
  • Ken Starr (JD) has authored the book, Contempt: A Memoir of the Clinton Investigation (Penguin Random House, 2018). He has also joined the Houston office of the Lanier Law Firm, as of counsel. He previously served as president and chancellor of Baylor University, and dean of Pepperdine University School of Law.


  • Candace Carroll (JD) has received the 2018 Outstanding Attorney Award from the San Diego County Bar Association. The award is presented to an exemplary attorney who provides outstanding community service above and beyond service to the legal profession. Candace is an appellate practitioner at Sullivan Hill Lewin Rez & Engel with more than 40 years experience handling appeals in the federal, state, and bankruptcy appellate courts.She is a long-standing supporter of the community and is actively involved in a variety of legal and civic organizations. BOV


  • ROdney May (JD) retired in December after a 14-year term as a U.S. bankruptcy judge for the Middle District of Florida in Tampa. Prior to joining the bench, he was in private practice in Orlando and a lecturer at the University of Florida College of Law.


  • Frederick Claybrook (JD), a former partner and founding member of Crowell & Moring, has joined the Washington, D.C. firm Nichols Liu as of counsel. A frequent contributor to scholarship in the field of government contracts, Rick is the author of numerous articles across multiple law journals, and received the 2016 Board of Contract Appeals Bar Association Writing Award.
  • Dean Cordiano (JD) Dean Cordiano has been elected president of the Oliver Ellsworth Inn of Court in Hartford, Conn. He will serve as president until January 2019.
  • Gray Wilson (JD) Gray Wilson was sworn in as president-elect of the North Carolina State Bar in October. Gray is a partner in Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough’s Winston-Salem office where he practices with the litigation group. He previously served as president and a member of the board of governors of the North Carolina Bar Association, and is current chair of the board of Lawyers Mutual Liability Insurance Company.


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  • Steven Gilford (JD) has joined JAMS as a mediator, arbitrator and special master based in its Chicago Resolution Center. Steve has more than 40 years of experience in litigation, insurance and negotiation of complex settlements, and most recently was a litigation partner at Proskauer Rose.


  • Bill Anlyan (JD) has cofounded and is managing member of Lumina Wealth Management, located in Wilmington, N.C. Bill has been a leader in higher education and arts administration, holding positions at Duke, the North Carolina Museum of Art, and the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.
  • David Bernat (JD) has retired and lives in Stamford, Conn., after a career on Wall Street and in a financial start-up. Retirement plans include travel.
  • Charlie Condon (JD) has been named the next chairman of the board of directors of Santee Cooper, the public utility owned by the state of South Carolina. A Charleston attorney, Charlie was South Carolina attorney general from 1995 to 2003, and a former solicitor of Charleston and Berkeley counties.
  • Charlie Condon (JD) has been appointed chair of the Santee Cooper Board of Directors by South Carolina’s Governor Henry McMaster. Santee Cooper is South Carolina’s state-owned electric and water utility. Charlie is former attorney general of South Carolina, and is in private practice in Mt. Pleasant.


  • John (Jack) Hickey (JD) served as a panelist discussing cruise industry passenger and seafarer claims at a seminar organized by the Florida Bar Admiralty Law Committee and ABA TIPS Admiralty and Maritime Law Committee. 
  • Lisa Smith (JD)  received the Kay Crawford Murray Award from the New York State Bar Association's Committee on Women and the Law in January. The award honors honor women in the profession who recognize the value of diversity in the legal profession and have dedicated their time to advancing the professional development of women attorneys. Lisa is a federal magistrate judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Southern District of New York.  
  • Andromeda Monroe (JD) has been elevated to of counsel in the Ft. Lauderdale office of Greenberg Traurig, where she is a member of the insurance practice.  
  • Kirk Nakamura (JD) has been elected presiding judge of the Superior Court of California, County of Orange. He was first appointed to the court in 2001 by then-Governor Gray Davis, and has served as assistant presiding judge since 2016. He is a former president of the Orange County Japanese American Lawyers Association, Orange County Asian American Bar Association, the William P. Gray/Lex Legion Inn of Court, and the California Asian Pacific American Judges Association. He was a board member of the Orange County Bar Association and the California Judges Association.


  • John Yates (JD) and his wife, Ellen, received the inaugural Ragab Spirit of Hope Award from CURE Childhood Cancer, a nonprofit organization dedicated to funding disease-fighting research and supporting children with cancer and their families. John Yates chairs Morris, Manning & Martin’s technology group in Atlanta.


  • Peter Sachs (JD) has been elected to the board of directors of West Palm Beach, Fla.,  law firm Jones, Foster, Johnston & Stubbs. Peter is a shareholder in the firm, and  represents individuals and institutions in the prosecution and defense of complex trust and estate, guardianship and commercial litigation matters.
  • Hezekiah Sistrunk (JD) has been inducted into The National Trial Lawyer’s Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame, which “recognizes and honors those few individuals, both past and present, who have left an indelible mark on the American legal tradition through a lifetime of service to the American public, the Constitution and the American bar.” Hezekiah is managing attorney in the Atlanta office of The Cochran Firm.  


  • Rich Baer (JD) has been appointed chair of the National Jewish Health Board of Directors. The hospital, located in Denver, is a leading respiratory hospital. Rich served on the board from 2005-2010, and rejoined in 2013 when he returned to Denver. He is chief legal officer for Liberty Media Corporation and a number of other related companies.
  • Kim Hoover (JD) has been appointed to the Board of Directors for Lambda Literary, a national non-profit advancing LGBTQ literature. Kim started and runs real estate operating company, RED Multifamily, in Washington, D.C., and co-founded Allyson Capital, a private real estate equity firm.  
  • Michael Lampert (JD) has been re-elected president of Alpert Jewish Family & Children’s Service in West Palm Beach, Fla. A fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel and former chair of the Florida Bar Tax Section, Michael is a private tax and elder law practitioner in West Palm Beach.


  • George McFarland Jr. (JD) became CEO of Pennsylvania Trust, a Philadelphia-area wealth management fund, on Jan. 1. He leads the management and strategic direction of Pennsylvania Trust, and oversees the firm’s investment policy and strategy. He joined the firm in 1998, and has most recently served  president and chief investment officer.
  • Audrey Moran (JD) has been promoted to executive vice president of Baptist Health of Northeast Florida and named president of the Baptist Health Foundation. She joined Baptist Health in 2011 and was named chair of the Jacksonville Regional Chamber of Commerce in 2016.
  • Harry Munsinger (JD) has written a new book for couples wanting to learn more about their options for divorce. The Texas Divorce Guide (Archway Publishing, 2018) helps to lead divorcing couples through the divorce process with minimal stress and financial loss. He practices at the Law Offices of Harry L. Munsinger in San Antonio, where he has twice served as president of the Collaborative Divorce San Antonio professional practice group, and is currently a member of the board of trustees of Collaborative Divorce Texas.


  • Janet Ward Black (JD), principal owner of Ward Black Law in Greensboro, N.C., has been selected by the North Carolina Advocates for Justice (NCAJ) as a recipient of the 2018 Ebbie Award.
  • Janet Ward Black (JD) is the 10th recipient of The Advocate’s Award, presented by the Litigation Section of the North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA), which recognizes ‘superstars’ of the section and the legal profession. Janet is the principal owner of Ward Black Law, a 36-person firm in Greensboro, and is the first woman to receive The Advocate’s Ward. She served as president of the NCBA and the N.C. Bar Foundation in 2007-08.
  • Anna Chacko (LLM) has been appointed general counsel of the Long Island Power Authority. She has over 20 years of utility, energy, and regulatory law experience, including senior positions at the Consolidated Edison Company of New York (Con Edison), National Grid, and a privately held global energy and gas company.  


  • Robert Danforth (JD) has been named the John Lucian Smith, Jr. Memorial Professor of Law at Washington & Lee University. He joined the Washington & Lee faculty in 1997 where his teaching and scholarship focus on taxation and trusts and estates. He also has served as the school’s associate dean for academic affairs.
  • Michael Kaplowitz (JD) Michael Kaplowitz has been named one of Michigan State University’s new faculty athletic representatives. He will serve as senior adviser to the MSU president and director of intercollegiate athletics. Michael earned his doctorate from MSU in 1997 and joined MSU's faculty the same year. He is a professor of environmental policy and international development in the Community Sustainability Department and adjunct professor in the College of Law  
  • Filips Klavins (JD) has been awarded the Cross of Recognition by the Republic of Latvia.  The award is presented for faithful, meritorious and loyal service and work. Filips is managing partner of Ellex & Klavins in Riga.
  • Stephen Labaton (JD) has joined Booz Allen Hamilton as executive vice president for corporate affairs, where he will oversee Booz Allen’s corporate affairs, including marketing and communications, media relations, government relations and corporate social responsibility functions. Most recently, Steve was president, North America at Finsbury, a global strategic communications firm. He previously reported for more than 20 years at The New York Times, where he was a senior writer in the Washington Bureau.


  • John Flyger (JD) was awarded a posthumous Hero of Child Justice Award in September by the advocacy group Child Justice, Inc. in recognition of his work in Burak v. Burak, a landmark child custody case decided by the Maryland Court of Appeals in 2017. John died on July 8, 2018 of gastroesophageal cancer.  
  • Harlan I. Prater IV (JD)
  • Brian Rubin (), partner at Eversheds Sutherland, was named Pro Bono Attorney for the Month (of June) by Kids In Need of Defense (KIND) DC. Brian has taken on two pro bono cases from KIND, encouraged his colleagues to work with and support KIND, and headed a team that won asylum for his KIND client.  
  • Yan Xuan (JD) Yan Xuan has joined the Shanghai office of Squire Patton Boggs to launch an international public policy practice in China, advising Chinese companies on entering global markets and helping the firm’s international clients operate and invest in China. Most recently, Yan was the greater China president for market research firm The Nielsen Co., where he oversaw operations in China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.


  • Mark Califano (JD) has joined Nardello & Co., a global investigations firm, as its chief legal officer and regional managing director of the Americas. He joins Nardello & Co. from American Express, where he was the senior vice-president and managing counsel in charge of global litigation and government investigations.
  • Mark DiOrio (JD) has been appointed to the expanded role of managing director and general counsel at Bulfinch, a private real estate investment, development and management firm in Boston. Mark joined Bulfinch in 1997, and has overseen the company’s legal affairs, as well as played key roles in asset management and development.
  • Kodwo Ghartey-Tagoe (JD) was awarded an honorary degree and delivered the commencement address at the fall commencement ceremonies at Francis Marion University in Florence, S.C., in December. Kodwo is Duke Energy’s state president for South Carolina operations.   
  • Taylor Ward (JD) has joined Taylor English Duma as a partner in its real estate practice in Florida, where he provides legal advice on matters including the purchase, sale, lease and finance of real estate. He previously practiced at Lowndes, Drosdick in Orlando.
  • Jo Ellen Whitney (JD), chair of the Davis Brown employment and labor law department in Des Moines, Iowa, was honored, in March, by the National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA) at a swearing in before the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court. The NSA is one of a small number of organizations to sponsor a group of attorneys to become new members of the Supreme Court Bar.


  • Scott Arenare (JD) has been named general counsel at Willkie Farr & Gallagher where he practices in the asset management group with a focus on private equity. He was previously a managing director and general counsel at Warburg Pincus.  
  • Alfonso de Orbegoso (LLM) has been named chairman of the risks, compliance and sustainability committee of the Graña y Montero Group, a Latin American real estate and construction firm headquartered in Lima, Peru.     
  • Paul Sun (JD) has been selected as a 2019 “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers in America. A partner at Ellis & Winters in Raleigh, Paul wwas selected in the appellate practice category.  


  • Steven Chabinsky (JD) and three of his White & Case partners received a 2018 Law360 Distinguished Legal Writing Award for their article "Managing AI Risk in Financial Services," published by Bloomberg BNA Privacy & Security Law Report, August 21, 2017.
  • Terri Harris (JD) has been selected by Triad Business Journal as a 2018 Outstanding Women in Business award winner. She is the partner-in-charge of Smith Moore Leatherwood’s Greensboro, N.C., office and is a member of the firm’s management committee.
  • Brad Krouse (JD) has been named managing partner at Philadelphia-based firm Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg. He also serves on the firm’s first executive committee, sharing management responsibilities. Brad chairs the firm’s real estate and finance department.
  • LaVonne Lawson (JD) was installed as president of the Beverly Hills (Calif.) Bar Association in September. A solo tax attorney in West Los Angeles, Lavonne is also of counsel to the law firm of Albrecht & Barney and a former senior attorney with the Office of the Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service.
  • Bob Van Kirk (JD), a partner at Williams & Connolly in Washington, D.C., has been amed co-chair of the firm's complex commercial litigation practice group, as well as its securities litigation and enforcement practice group.  In addition, for the fourth consecutive year, Bob has been named one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America by Benchmark Litigation.  


  • Louis Citron (JD) has been promoted to chief administrative officer and chief legal officer of New Enterprise Associates, Inc. An 18-year veteran of the firm, he oversees all legal issues pertaining to NEA's investments, partnerships, operations and regulatory compliance, and is responsible for executing new strategic initiatives within the firm.
  • Garrett Epps (LLM) has been named to a bipartisan advisory board of the National Constitutional Center to assist in the development of a special exhibit, opening in spring 2019, to be “devoted to exploring the constitutional debates and key figures — from Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass to John Bingham and Harriet Tubman — central to the formation and ratification of the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments.” Garrett is professor of law at the University of Baltimore, where he teaches courses in Constitutional Law, First Amendment, and Fiction and Non-Fiction Writing for Law Students


  • Jennifer Baltimore (JD) , senior vice president for business and legal affairs at Universal Music Group in Santa Monica, Calif., has been named to Billboard’s 2017 Women in Music, a list of the most powerful executives in the industry.
  • Sandra Rosen (JD) has been promoted to the position of general counsel of McKay Brothers and Quincy Data, private low latency network and market data providers based in Oakland, Calif., and Paris, France.  
  • Geovette Washington (JD), senior vice chancellor and chief legal officer for the University of Pittsburgh, was the keynote speaker at the annual April SHARE event that brings together the Pittsburgh region’s most prominent corporations and institutions with Minority Women Disadvantaged Business Enterprises suppliers.


  • Anne Lindner (JD) has been appointed vice president for state legislative affairs for Pepco Holdings, a national competitive energy provider. She will set legislative strategy and drive company priority initiatives, identify public policy trends and lead legislative initiatives. She joins Pepco Holdings from parent company Exelon, where she developed legislative and regulatory strategy.  
  • Peter Lobl (JD) authored a commentary in the June 8 issue of the New York Law Journal titled “How a NY Lawyer Lost His Job Because of Depression and Anxiety.” Peter is a clinical psychologist practicing in New York City and an assistant professor at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital. He also works as faculty in the Harlem Family Medicine Residency at The Institute for Family Health where he teaches medical residents about the impact of psychosocial factors on patient health.


  • Rindala Beydoun (JD/LLM) founded boutique firm Tribonian Law Advisors (TLA), based in the United Arab Emirates, and operating in Lebanon and Saudi Arabia, in 2011; the firm was integrated by international firm BonelliErede in June. Rindala took on the role of managing partner of BonelliErede Middle East and is a member of the firm’s Africa Committee.
  • Satana Deberry (JD) has been elected district attorney of Durham County. She was unopposed on the November ballot after defeating the incumbent in the primary election last May. She previously was executive director of the N.C. Housing Coalition and earlier practiced criminal defense law and worked with Self-Help in Durham.
  • Jason Hanson (JD) has been appointed president, chief executive officer and director of enGene, Inc., a biotechnology company based in Montreal and Boston. Jason most recently served as president and CEO of Ohana Biosciences, a biotechnology company based in Cambridge, Mass., and previously as executive vice president and chief strategy officer for NuVasive, Inc. and as corporate vice president of General Electric Company and member of the senior executive team of GE Healthcare.
  • Mark Pugsley (JD), chair of the securities litigation group at Ray Quinney & Nebeker in Salt Lake City, has been elected to serve a three-year term as a third division commissioner of the Utah State Bar. 


  • Rob Curtis (JD) has joined Frontier Communications Corp. as senior vice president and chief marketing officer. Most recently, he was a partner at Bain & Company, leading its customer strategy & marketing and telecommunications practices.
  • Sophie Gioanni (LLM) is a founding partner of VerticalSoft, a cloud-based application for charities and foundations which uses new technologies for better management to increase fundraising and impact. Sophie is based in Paris and previously worked for two capital management firms.


  • Kirkland Hicks (JD), executive vice president and general counsel at Lincoln Financial Group, has been named to Black Enterprise magazine’s list of the 300 most powerful black executives in America.
  • Leif Cervantes de Reinstein (JD) has joined Sheppard Mullin’s entertainment and digital media practice group as a partner in Century City, Calif. Leif was most recently a partner at Reed Smith, where he was head of the global television practice.
  • Jennifer Yelton Henry (JD) has joined Estes Thorne & Carr in Dallas, one of the largest women-owned law firms in the Southwest, as a partner. Her practice focuses on complex commercial litigation


  • Brandon Blevans (JD) has been admitted as a fellow to the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Based out of the California wine country, Brandon's practice focuses primarily on the litigation of complex, high net worth, marital dissolution cases throughout northern California.
  • Nicole Becton Jackson (JD) has been promoted to chief legal officer and advisor for Events DC, the official convention and sports authority of the District of Columbia. She joined Events DC in 2009 as the deputy general counsel of sports, entertainment and special events. She now provides legal guidance to the president and chief executive officer, executive staff, and Board of Directors. She oversees the Office of General Counsel and is a policy advisor on all major organizational operations and initiatives.
  • Valecia McDowell (JD), a litigation partner at Moore & Van Allen’s Charlotte office, has been named to the firm’s management committee. She is co-head of the firm’s white collar, regulatory defense and investigations practice.
  • Anders Walker (JD) has authored The Burning House: Jim Crow and the Making of Modern America (Yale University Press, 2018). Anders is on the law and history faculties at Saint Louis University, and law school associate dean for research and engagement.


  • Zephry Teachout (JD), associate professor of law at Fordham University School of Law, lectured on campaign finance reform at Vermont Law School on Nov. 20. She examined the history and future of foreign and corporate money in American politics.      
  • Bernhard Welten (LLM)  partner of the firm KanzleiWelten in Bern, Switzerland, served as one of nine arbitrators for the Court of Arbitration for Sport at the Winter Olympic Games held in February in South Korea.
  • Kenya Scott Woodruff (JD) has joined the Dallas office of Katten Muchin Rosenman as a partner in the health care practice, where she focuses on transactions and compliance matters for physicians, hospitals, home health providers, hospice providers and others in the health care industry.  She previously was a partner at Haynes and Boone in Dallas.


  • Christine Bromberg (JD) has been appointed to the board of directors of The Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Foundation, the organization that raises funds and stewards donor gifts in support of Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Christine is a member of Robinson+Cole’s tax group, in Hartford, where she represents clients in connection with a broad range of federal income tax matters.
  • Alaina Brooks (JD) has been promoted to executive vice president, chief legal and administrative officer, and secretary at EnLink Midstream in Dallas. She leads several departments across the company, including legal, regulatory, human resources, public and industry affairs, and environmental health and safety. She joined EnLink's predecessor company in 2008, filling several legal position.
  • Scott Dodson (JD) has been appointed as the inaugural Geoffrey C. Hazard Jr. distinguished professor of law at UC Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco.  An expert in civil procedure and federal courts, he previously held the James Edgar Hervey Chair in Litigation. Scott also serves as the school’s associate dean for research.
  • Mirah Horowitz (JD) has been named the executive director consultant of the Kauai Humane Society in Lihue, Hawaii. She joined the shelter’s board of directors in March, and previously founded Lucky Dog Animal Rescue in Washington, D.C.  Mirah is an executive search consultant, recruiting leaders for nonprofits and universities across the United States.   
  • Radtke,Gerard (LLM) has been elected partner at Davis Polk & Wardwell. He is a partner in the corporate department in Hong Kong, where his practice focuses on securities offerings, credit and other corporate finance transactions.
  • Christopher Van Tuyl (JD) has joined Dermavant Sciences, a biopharmaceutical company, as general counsel, located in Phoeniz. He joined Dermavant from Sacks Tierney, where he was a partner in the firm's corporate practice group. He also previously served in-house at Rayonier, Inc., and Medicis Pharmaceuticals.
  • Paul Wu (LLM) opened L’International Legal & Partners in Taiwan, where he advises issuers and underwriters on capital markets transactions and securities, and corporate and governance matters in the Greater China region. He previously served as lead counsel at Intel.


  • Faye Rodman Barbour (JD), an in-house employment attorney for Turner Broadcasting, has been promoted to assistant general counsel. Her clients include Turner's advertising sales department, as well as several divisions of CNN. She is also the attorney responsible for all on-air talent agreements across CNN Worldwide. 
  • Kristi Bowman (JD) has been appointed senior advisor to the provost at Michigan State University (MSU), where she is also professor of law and affiliated faculty in the College of Education. She has been elected to the American Law Institute (ALI) and is involved in the Restatement of Children and the Law project. For spring 2019, Kristi is a visiting professor at Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan and a visiting scholar at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia in recognition of her scholarship in education law and policy.
  • Rodney Bullard (JD) , vice president of community affairs for Chick-fil-A and executive director of the Chick-fil-A Foundation, has authored Heroes Wanted: Why the World Needs You to Live Your Heart Out (Harvest House Publishers, 2018). He has also been elected to the board of directors of Fidelity Southern Corp. and to the board of Fidelity Bank.
  • Kamau Coar (JD) has been promoted to general counsel, responsible for global legal and regulatory matters, at executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles in Chicago. He joined the firm in 2012 as associate general counsel and most recently served on the leadership team for the firm's Asia Pacific region, based in Singapore.
  • Jr., Rawn James (JD) is featured in the new PBS Independent Lens documentary Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities. James is the author of Root and Branch: Charles Hamilton Houston and the Struggle to End Segregation and The Double V: How Wars, Protest and Harry Truman Desegregated America's Military, both published by Bloomsbury and is a civilian attorney for the Department of the Navy.
  • Randy Katz (JD) was recently awarded the Assistant Attorney General's Award for Distinguished Service in Washington, D.C., for prosecuting what Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein called "one of the most significant Bank Secrecy Act and consumer fraud cases in history." Randy is a federal prosecutor in the Southern District of Florida and previously served as a law clerk to the Honorable Gerald B. Tjoflat '57 of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.  
  • Kiyoung Kim (LLM) has been named a justice at Constitutional Court of Korea.  
  • Pamela Lialias (JD) has been awarded the Homeopath Master Clinician diploma by Louis Klein, FSHom, a graduate level course for advanced practitioners of homeopathy.  
  • Stephen Pedersen (JD) has joined Medical Solutions, a travel nurse staffing company, as general counsel. Steve is based in Omaha. He is former managing director and general counsel at Javlin Capital. 
  • Jamieson Smith (JD) has been named the World Bank's chief suspension and debarment officer.  He is responsible for reviewing all World Bank sanctions cases and determining whether to suspend the contracting eligibility of respondents accused of fraudulent, corrupt and collusive practices.  


  • Reed Clay (JD) was named, last fall, as counselor and chief operating officer to Texas Governor Greg Abbott, after serving as the Governor’s chief of staff. Reed has worked alongside Governor Abbott for eight years, having previously worked at the Texas Attorney General’s office prior to transitioning to Governor Abbott’s gubernatorial administration in 2015.      


  • Nathan Christensen (JD) has been promoted to senior vice president and general counsel of Hunt Consolidated, Inc. in Dallas. Previously, he practiced with Weil, Gotshal & Manges, where he specialized in private equity, mergers and acquisitions and securities transactions.
  • Forrest Deegan (JD) is chief ethics and compliance officer for Abercrombie & Fitch, located in Columbus, Ohio. He joined the company in 2015, and previously practiced at Arnold & Porter.
  • Ryan DiSantis (JD) has joined Jones Day’s Boston office as of counsel, representing clients in investigations and government enforcement actions, with a focus on cybersecurity, white collar defense, and trial work. Ryan was an assistant U.S. attorney for over a decade.
  • Terry Eaton (JD) and his wife Meera welcomed baby Ameer to their family January 1, 2018. Terry is founder and principal of The Eaton Law Firm, litigation specialists, in Washington, D.C.
  • Jill Fraley (JD), associate professor of law at Washington & Lee, received a 2017 Lewis Prize for Excellence in Legal Scholarship from the Frances Lewis Law Center, the independently funded faculty research and support arm of W&L Law. Jill’s award recognizes her scholarship regarding numerous aspects of property law, including land use, environmental harms, law and geography, water rights, and theories of property and property rights. 
  • Jaime Hammer (JD) has been named general counsel of Auburn University. She previously served as associate general counsel at the University of Oklahoma and worked for law firms in Dallas and San Diego.
  • Eli Mazur (JD), a partner at YKVN, the largest law firm in Vietnam, has been named a "Leading Lawyer" in corporate and M&A by Asia Law. He was also named the “Best Pharmaceutical Advisor in Vietnam” by multiple organizations. Eli represents U.S. pharmaceutical companies in Vietnam, and is the external in-house counsel for the Pharma Group, comprising 24 pharmaceutical companies in Vietnam.
  • Derek Meilman (JD) has joined King & Spalding as a partner in the London office. He previously was a partner at Hogan Lovells in New York and London.
  • Tricia Smock (JD) has joined Fiduciary Trust Company in Boston as vice president and trust counsel. She previously worked at Cambridge Associates.


  • Mark Fazio (JD) has been elected partner in Porter Wright Morris & Arthur. Based out of the firm’s Cleveland and Pittsburgh offices, Mark represents clients on a wide array of corporate and business law matters.  
  • James Insco (JD) has joined Gordon Rees as a partner in the Pittsburgh and Louisville offices, where he is a member of the environmental/toxic tort and tort & product liability practice groups. James previously practiced at K&L Gates.  
  • Heather Olson (JD) has been promoted to partner in the Philadelphia office of Eckert Seamans, where she concentrates her practice in the areas of commercial and product liability litigation.
  • Lewis Schlossberg (JD) has been named of counsel at Blank Rome in Philadelphia, where he concentrates his practice in the areas of complex commercial, tort, and products liability litigation.


  • Edmund Robb (JD) has been elected partner in the Houston office of Bracewell, where he litigates complex energy, construction and municipal litigation matters. He is also a member of the board of directors of The Woodlands Bar Association (WBA), and chair of the WBA Energy Resources Section.


  • Britt Whitesell Biles (JD) has joined Washington, D.C.-based Stein Mitchell Cipollone Beato & Missner as a litigation partner. Britt is former assistant chief litigation counsel at the Securities & Exchange Commission.     
  • Mike Levin (JD) has been elected to the United States Congress representing California’s 49th district. In his practice, Mike has focused on environmental and energy regulatory compliance and government affairs. He has served for several years on the board of the Center for Sustainable Energy, based in San Diego, and co-founded Sustain OC in Orange County.
  • Ryan Levy (JD) has been named managing shareholder at Patterson Intellectual Property Law in Nashville, Tenn. He also serves as co-chair of the firm’s litigation practice group. He joined the firm in 2005.  
  • Samantha Lunn (JD) has been elected partner at Husch Blackwell. She practices in the Chattanooga, Tenn., office on the financial services & capital markets team.
  • Rebecca Marques (JD/LLM) has joined Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy as a partner in the global capital markets group in the London office. She previously practiced at Shearman & Sterling.
  • David Prestwood (JD) has joined Target Corporation as director of government affairs. He previously served as a strategy consultant to the Minneapolis-Saint Paul Regional Economic Development Partnership and director of communications for the mayor of Minneapolis.


  • Lauren DeSantis-Then (JD) and Corey Then welcomed a second daughter, Francesca Lucia Then, born July 2017.
  • Cari Stern Grieb (JD) has joined the adjunct faculty at Northwestern University’s Masters in Sports Administration Program. She is a partner at the Chicago-based law firm of Chapman and Cutler, where she practices sports finance and leveraged lending. Since 2010, she has also been an adjunct sports law professor at The John Marshall Law School.
  • Jieni Gu (JD) has joined Haiwen & Partners in Shanghai, where she specializes in mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions. She previously was a partner at Ropes & Gray in Shanghai.
  • Yendelela Neely Holston (JD) has joined Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton as chief diversity & inclusion officer and as partner on the firm’s labor & employment team. She most recently was assistant vice president—senior legal counsel at AT&T. Before joining AT&T, Yendelela was an associate and then a partner at Kilpatrick Townsend from 2006 through 2015. A member of the Furman University Board of Trustees, she was honored with the Community Champion Award at the annual Corporate Counsel Awards in Atlanta in May.
  • Matt Leerberg (JD) is the first attorney inducted into Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite “Hall of Fame” for appellate practice. He was inducted into the 2017 NC Pro Bono Honor Society, a recognition by the Supreme Court of North Carolina of attorneys who donate 50 or more hours of legal services through the state’s voluntary pro bono reporting effort. Matt is managing partner of Fox Rothschild’s Raleigh and Wilmington offices and focuses his practice on helping businesses navigate state and federal litigation and appeals.  
  • James Nowlin (JD) has been named to Business Equality Magazine’s list of “40 LGBTQ Leaders Under 40.” James is CEO and managing principal at Excel Global Partners, an executive consulting firm, in Austin, Texas.
  • Paul Pasquali (LLM) has been named head of the newly-established group governmental and public affairs division of Raiffeisen Bank International (RBI), where he has previously served as head of the EU liaison office in Brussels and in the management secretariat.
  • Anna Rips (JD) has been promoted to partner in the New York office of Skadden, where her practice focuses on investment management.


  • Ujin Ahn (JD) has joined Kim & Chang resident in its Seoul headquarters, with plans to relocate to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam as the firm builds its presence there. He previously was a partner at the Yulchon firm in Yangon, Myanmar.  
  • Mereditih Tanchum Altieri (JD) and her husband, Daniel, welcomed a second son, Jacob Errol, on June 15, 2018. The family lives in Durham.
  • Erica Williamson Barnes (JD) has re-joined the Birmingham, Ala., office of Maynard Cooper & Gale as a shareholder in the white-collar defense and investigations practice. She returned to the firm after four years as an assistant U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Alabama.
  • Nathan Chapman (JD), associate professor of law at the University of Georgia, was selected by the law student body to receive the 2018 C. Ronald Ellington Award for Excellence in Teaching. Nathan’s scholarship is in two areas: the history of due process and law and religion; his most recent articles "Due Process Abroad," 112 Nw. U. L. Rev. 377 (2017); and "Due Process of War," 94 Notre Dame L. Rev. ___ (forthcoming 2018).


  • Caiafa (JD) Meredith Caiafa has been elected partner at Morris, Manning & Martin, based in Atlanta. She represents corporate clients with respect to employment, executive compensation and restrictive covenants as part of the employment & employee benefits and litigation practices.
  • Burr Eckstut (JD) has joined Covington & Burling in New York City as special counsel in the technology transactions group, focusing on data-oriented partnerships and fintech. He previously was corporate counsel at  Bloomberg.
  • Cliff Gardner (JD) has been promoted to litigation partner at Skadden’s Wilmington, Del., office, where he concentrates on representing corporations and their directors and officers in merger and acquisition-related litigation, stockholder derivative lawsuits, complex commercial disputes and securities class actions.
  • Jennifer Giordano-Coltart (JD) has been elected partner at Kilpatrick Townsend. She is resident in the firm’s Raleigh office and is a member of the firm’s chemistry and life sciences team.
  • Eileen Kuo (JD/LLM) has been sworn-in as 2018 president of the Association of Women Attorneys in Memphis, Tenn., where she practices with labor and employment firm Jackson Lewis. 
  • Tomas Nassar (LLM) was one of 10 finalists for Euromoney Legal Media Group’s “Americas Rising Star” in the category of “Best Corporate Rising Star in Latin America”. He is a partner in  Nassar Abogados' corporate/M&A department and represents private equity funds and multinational companies doing business in Costa Rica.   
  • Justin Outling (JD), partner at Brooks Pierce in Greensboro, N.C., has been appointed co-chair of the University of North Carolina-Greensboro’s Board of Visitors. He has served on the board since 2013 and will co-chair the board with his wife, Cora Outling. A Greeneboro city councilman, Justin focuses his practice on business litigation and white-collar criminal defense.
  • Brian Rosenzweig (JD) has been elected a member in the Houston office of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett. His practice is focused on corporate finance transactions with a particular emphasis on the energy sector.
  • Ana Santos Rutschman (LLM) has joined the faculty of the Saint Louis University School of Law as an assistant professor in the Center for Health Law Studies and the Center for International and Comparative Law. She teaches and writes in the areas of health law, intellectual property, innovation in the life sciences, and law and technology. In 2017, she was named a Bio IP Scholar by the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics, and in 2018 she was named a Health Law Scholar by the same institution.
  • Pelham Wilder IV (JD) and Kathryn Wilder welcomed a son, Pelham Wilder V, born January 27, 2018.  
  • Patrick Wooten (JD), partner in Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough’s Charleston, S.C., office, has been selected as a 2018 Forty Under 40 winner by the Charleston Regional Business Journal. He practices in the areas of business litigation and trust and fiduciary litigation.


  • Jennifer Brevorka (JD) has been promoted to partner at Houston law firm Rusty Hardin & Associates. A trial lawyer, she handles both criminal and civil matters.  
  • Kamil Chaudhary (JD) has been appointed vice president and general counsel of Alfresco Software in San Mateo, Calif. He joined the company in 2014 as assistant general counsel.
  • Josh Chinsky (JD) has been named to Michigan Lawyers Weekly’s 2017 Class of “Up & Coming Lawyers.” Based in Butzel Long’s Detroit office, Josh focuses his practice on white collar criminal defense and aerospace and defense industry matters.
  • Jonathan Christman (JD) has been elevated to partner in the Blue Bell, Penn., office of  Fox Rothschild. Jon represents clients in cases involving the First Amendment, class and collective actions and federal employment laws.
  • Adam Cooper (JD) and his wife, Sharon, welcomed a son, Miles Brett Cooper, on Nov. 18, 2017 in Los Angeles, where Adam is an entertainment attorney at Jackoway Tyerman Wertheimer Austen Mandelbaum Morris & Klein.  
  • Isaac Linnartz (JD) has been admitted to partnership in the Raleigh office of Smith Anderson, where he practices in the areas of business litigation and employment litigation, and serves on the firm’s recruiting committee.
  • Adam Martin (JD) has been elected a shareholder in the Robinson Bradshaw firm. Resident in the firm’s Research Triangle, N.C., office, Adam’s practice focuses on corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, general corporate matters and privacy law.
  • Bob Walker (JD) and his wife, Anna, welcomed a son, John Robert "Jack" Walker, V, on July 28, 2018. Bob, Anna, Jack, and his big sister, Caroline live in Durham.


  • Lyndon Carter (JD) has been promoted to senior associate counsel in the development law department of Darden Restaurants, Inc. in Orlando. He joined the company in 2017, and is responsible for the real estate legal issues of 1,700+ open restaurants operated by the company. He and his wife Micaella welcomed their first child, Brixton Luke, on January 4, 2018.
  • Morgan Clemons (JD) financial services attorney in Atlanta and adjunct professor at Emory University School of Law, served as contributing editor of Dury Consulting Presents: The Lawyers' Activity & Coloring Book. The book is intended to provide relaxing activities for lawyers and law students to relieve stress and anxiety associated with the practice of law and the law school experience.
  • Meghan Ferguson (JD) has joined the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) as principal counsel in the Main Enforcement Division. She practiced at Williams & Connolly for the last seven years.
  • Brooke Girley (JD) has joined start-up Ambo TV, a New York-based streaming network broadcasting Christian sermons with an in-studio discussion, as chief content officer. Brooke previously was principal for seven years of The Girley Law Firm in Orlando.
  • Sheena Paul (JD) was profiled and featured on the cover of the May issue of Austin Woman magazine. Sheena is chief operating officer of World Class Holdings, a private real-estate-focused investment firm headquartered in Austin, Texas
  • Catherine Singer (JD) and her husband Daniel Singer welcomed the birth of their first child, Layla Blair Singer, on Jan. 8, 2018. Catherine is an associate in the Kansas City office of German May where she focuses her practice on complex business and commercial litigation.
  • Daniel Singer (JD) has been elected partner at Shamberg, Johnson & Bergman in Kansas City. Daniel and his wife Catherine Singer ‘10 also welcomed the birth of their first child, Layla Blair Singer, on Jan. 8, 2018.
  • Kendrea Tannis (JD) was seconded last fall to the Dallas County District Attorney's Office where she served as an assistant district attorney for three months. During her tenure at the DA's office, Kendrea tried nine jury cases and successfully secured guilty verdicts in five of those cases. She was also featured in the November 2017 edition of the Texas Lawyer Magazine for her work at the DA's office. She is a litigation associate with Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld (Dallas office).


  • Cerretta Amos (JD) has joined the real estate development practice of Smith Anderson, located in the firm’s Raleigh office. She previously practiced at Rogers Townsend & Thomas in Charlotte.
  • Jaime de Larraechea Carvajal (LLM) has joined Garrigues as partner at its Santiago, Chile office, where he specializes in mergers and acquisitions and corporate and financial matters. He also has experience advising on cross-border transactions to Chilean clients investing abroad. Prior to joining the firm, he worked for the past three years as a partner in Cruzat, Vicuña, de Larraechea Abogados.
  • Andrea Dinamarco (JD) has been named corporate counsel-structured finance at Tesla, Inc., based in Fremont, Calif. She previously was lead counsel at GM Financial.
  • William Kang (JD) has joined Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein as an associate in the firm’s litigation and dispute resolution department, resident in the Garden City, N.Y. office. He previously practiced commercial and intellectual property litigation as an associate at Barton in New York City.
  • Almira Moronne (JD) has joined the natural resources department of Davis Graham & Stubbs in Denver.  Prior to joining Davis Graham, she was a foreign legal advisor at a law firm in Jakarta, Indonesia, and also served as a policy advisor to World Wide Fund for Nature-Indonesia, helping the organization develop guidelines on land use and marine conservation.
  • Nick Simon (JD) has been elected partner in the Cincinnati law firm of Keating Muething & Klekamp. He practices in the business representation & transactions group and advises companies, financial institutions, and investors in corporate, finance and commercial transactions.


  • Rick Arnold (JD) has been named general counsel of Quanenergy Systems, Inc. in Sunnyvale, Calif. He was previously general counsel and secretary at Silver Spring Networks, Inc. and vice president and associate general counsel for mergers and acquisitions at Hewlett-Packard.
  • Upasana Garnaik (LLM) started the Ph.D. program in Sociology at the University of Texas at Austin in August. Most recently, she served as a legal officer for Lawyers Collective, an NGO in India which promotes human rights issues, and as an assistant professor at Jindal Global Law School.
  • Christopher Grice (JD) was chosen as the News & Observer’s March 3 “Tar Heel of the Week” for leading the charge to get more male volunteers involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Triangle, where he chairs its Emerging Leaders Board. Chris has joined Sage Patent Group in Raleigh as an associate. He previously practiced at Kilpatrick Townsend.
  • Nicholas Hailey (JD) and his wife, Katherine, welcomed a son, Thomas Matthew, on March 20, 2017.
  • Einat Levy (JD) has joined Vimeo LLC in New York as senior counsel. She previously was a member of the capital markets group at Skadden.


  • Shannon Arata (JD) was appointed by Gov. Roy Cooper in June as a member of the North Carolina Environmental Management Commission (EMC) with special training in freshwater, estuarine, marine biological or ecological sciences. Shannon is a staff attorney at the Duke Environmental Law & Policy Clinic; she previously worked as a legal intern for the N.C. Conservation Network and the Southern Environmental Law Center. The EMC is a 15-member commission responsible for adopting rules for the protection, preservation, and enhancement of the state's air and water resources.
  • Michele Dunsky Adams (JD) married Daniel Adams on July 1, 2017, in Grosse Point Farms, Mich. Michele is an attorney at LeDuc Frank.
  • Zach Kleiman (JD) married Jenny Fernandez on April 7, 2018. Zach has been promoted to team counsel and assistant general manager of the Memphis Grizzlies.
  • Seth Reich (JD) has joined Dallas-based Caldwell Cassady & Curry as an associate. His practice focuses on patent litigation and complex commercial litigation. He previously was with Sidley Austin in Dallas.     


  • Dennis Adjei () (M.J.S. ’14) has authored Contemporary Criminal Law in Ghana (2017). He is a justice of the Court of Appeal in Ghana, a director of the Judicial Training Institute, and an adjunct faculty member at the University of Cape Coast, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, and Ghana School of Law.  
  • Chris Bryant (JD) has received an Alumni Achievement Award from the District 128 Foundation for Learning (Chicago area). The awards are presented annually to graduates of a District 128 high school who have made significant contributions and shown leadership and character. Chris practices with Yarborough Applegate Law Firm in Charleston, S.C.
  • Hector Gonzalez (LLM) and his wife, Kelly, welcomed a daughter, Etta Luna, on Sept. 25, 2018. She joins big brother Luka Joaquin. Hector practices with the Ontier firm in Mexico City.
  • Lindsay Kirton (JD) has joined Thompson & Knight in Dallas as an associate, where her practice focuses on multistate commercial real estate transactions, including acquisitions and dispositions, real estate finance, and real estate development and leasing. She previously was an associate at Hunton & Williams.
  • Kristi Lundstrom Hill (JD) is president of Western Pension & Benefits Council Phoenix Chapter.  She is an associate at Fennemore Craig practicing ERISA and labor and employment law.
  • Catalina Milos Sotomayor (LLM) is an SJD candidate at George Washington University Law School.
  • Bastian Pasten (LLM) has been named counsel at the World Bank, Environmental and International Law Unit in Washington, D.C. He was previously a consultant to the same unit
  • Conor Reardon (JD) has joined the issues and appeals practice at Jones Day’s New York office. Conor served three clerkships following graduation, most recently in the U.S. Supreme Court for Chief Justice John Roberts Jr.
  • Danli Song (JD) has co-authored "A Touchy Subject: The Eleventh Circuit's Tug-of-War Over What Constitutes Violent 'Physical Force,’” 72 U. Miami L. Rev. 1131 (May 2018). She is an attorney at the Federal Defender’s Office in the Middle District of Florida.
  • Alan Troib (LLM) has joined Uber as regulatory counsel in Sao Paulo, Brazil, where he previously was in private practice.


  • Judea Davis (JD) is serving as a law clerk to The Honorable J. Michelle Childs ’16, United States District Court for the District of South Carolina. She previously clerked and was a staff attorney at the South Carolina Court of Appeals.
  • Niso Matari (LLM) has joined Allen & Overy as an associate in the projects, energy & infrastructure group in the New York office. He previously practiced at Paul Hastings.Niso Matari has joined Allen & Overy as an associate in the projects, energy & infrastructure group in the New York office. He previously practiced at Paul Hastings.
  • Lucy Partain (JD) has been named an assistant United States attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, where she is assigned to the Organized Crime Drug Task Force Unit, handing drug trafficking cases. She most recently was an assistant district attorney for Cherokee County (Georgia).  
  • Daniel Rice (JD) has joined Georgetown Law’s new Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection as a fellow. The institute, opened in August 2017, aims to teach students to use the power of the courts to defend U.S. constitutional rights and values.


  • Kathryn Betts (JD) has joined Akin Gump in Dallas where she is a corporate associate. She previously was at Baker Botts. 
  • Stewart Day (JD) and Erin Malone-Smolla were married Sept. 17, 2017 in Nashville, Tenn., where Erin is an associate in the litigation and bankruptcy practice groups at Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, and Stewart is an associate with Bass, Berry & Sims.
  • Erin Malone-Smolla (JD) and Stewart Day were married Sept. 17, 2017 in Nashville, Tenn., where Erin is an associate in the litigation and bankruptcy practice groups at Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, and Stewart is an associate with Bass, Berry & Sims.
  • VInay Mysoor (JD) has joined the Palo Alto, Calif., office of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett as a corporate practice associate. He previously practiced at White & Case in New York.
  • Seth Pearson (JD) has been named to Business Equality Magazine’s list of “40 LGBTQ Leaders Under 40.” Seth is an associate with Foley & Lardner in Boston, where he is a member of the firm’s private equity & venture capital practice.
  • Cole Randle (JD) has joined the New York office of Finsbury, a global strategic communications firm specializing in M&A and capital markets. Previously, Cole was a corporate associate at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and an aide to President Obama at the White House.
  • Alexis Reynolds (JD) and Ryan Weiss were married on Sept. 22, 2018, in Wintergreen, Va. Ryan is an associate at Susman Godfrey and Alexis is an associate at McGuireWoods, both in Houston.
  • Anais Rios (LLM) has joined the Global Maritime Crime Program of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime as a maritime crime specialist located in Bangkok, Thailand. She previously worked as a consultant for a law firm in Mobile, Ala.
  • Ana Santos Rutschman (SJD) has joined the faculty of the Saint Louis University School of Law as an assistant professor in the Center for Health Law Studies and the Center for International and Comparative Law. She teaches and writes in the areas of health law, intellectual property, innovation in the life sciences, and law and technology. In 2017, she was named a Bio IP Scholar by the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics, and in 2018 she was named a Health Law Scholar by the same institution.
  • Joe Webster () (M.J.S. ’16) has authored The Making and Measure of a Judge: Biography of the Honorable Sammie Chess Jr. (Chapel Hill Press, Inc., 2017) the definitive biography of North Carolina’s first African American superior court judge. Judge Webster sits in Durham, a magistrate judge of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina.


  • Eleni Bakst (JD) researched and coauthored “Ailing Justice: New Jersey Inadequate Healthcare, Indifference, and Indefinite Confinement in Immigration Detention," published in February by Human Rights First, where Eleni is an Equal Justice Works fellow.
  • Kyle Doiron (JD) has joined the Nashville, Tenn., office of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings as an associate in the litigation practice group.
  • Spencer Hughes (JD) has joined Kirkland & Ellis as an associate in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office after completing a clerkship with The Honorable Gerald Tjoflat ’57, United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in Jacksonville, Fla.
  • Aleaha Jones (JD) is the runner-up in the 2018 ABA Journal/Ross Writing Contest for Legal Short Fiction for her story about a public defender in a former coal mining town hit hard by the opioid crisis. She is working as an Axiom contract lawyer in the legal department of Credit Suisse.
  • Riccardo Maggi Novaretti (LLM) is an international clerk in the securities practice group at the New York office of White & Case LLP New York.   
  • Blanca Mendoza (LLM) has opened a law firm in Mexico City, Vite Mendoza Abogados, S.C.. The firm specializes in complex legal solutions, with experience in different areas of law, such as tax, finance, capital markets and fintech.
  • Bryan O'Brien (JD) has joined Preti Flaherty in Portland, Maine, where he practices business law.
  • Will Robinson (JD) has joined the mergers and acquisitions, and data use, privacy and security practices of Smith Anderson, located in the firm’s Raleigh office.


  • Marc-Anthony de Boccard (LLM) is working as a lawyer at Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW), Geneva office, as part of the litigation and arbitration group, dealing with international trade, in particular commodities.