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Professor Omari Simmons named American Bar Foundation Fellow

Professor Omari Simmons

Omari Simmons’ research interests include corporate governance and education policy. Prior to joining the Wake Forest Law School faculty in 2006, Professor Simmons worked as corporate counsel for two multinational corporations and as an associate at the law firm of Wilmer Hale in Washington, D.C.

Wake Forest University School of Law Professor Omari Simmons has been named a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. He was inducted in August. Membership in The Fellows is a great honor limited to one-third of 1 percent of the lawyers in America.

Simmons’ research interests include corporate governance and education policy.  Prior to joining the Wake Forest Law School faculty in 2006, Professor Simmons worked as corporate counsel for two multinational corporations and as an associate at the law firm of Wilmer Hale in Washington, D.C.  Immediately after law school, he clerked for the Honorable E. Norman Veasey, Chief Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court.  He is a member of the American Law Institute.

The American Bar Foundation was founded in 1952 by the ABA. It is an honorary organization of lawyers, judges, law faculty, and legal scholars who have been elected by their peers to become Fellows because of their outstanding achievements in the legal profession. The ABF is the nation’s leading research institute for the empirical study of law. Its research faculty include winners of the Nobel Prize in Economics, the Stockholm Prize in Criminology, and the John Bates Clark Medal in Economics, and the author of SuperFreakonomics. Other local alumni who are members of the ABF include Grady Barnhill Jr., William K. Davis and Murray Greason as well as Professor Carol Anderson, Professor Joel Newman and Professor Emeritus Rhoda Billings.