Alumni in the News for October 2017

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Wake Forest School of Law alumni are featured regularly in the media. Following is a roundup of news mentions from October 2017:

Lauren Henderson (JD ’17) was featured in the Winston-Salem Journal’s Business Milestones on Oct. 29:

Lauren Henderson has joined Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton as part of the firm’s Mergers and Acquisitions and Securities Team in the Corporate, Finance & Real Estate Department. She earned her J.D. from Wake Forest University School of Law, where she served as symposium editor and a staff member of the Wake Forest Journal of Business and Intellectual Property Law. She earned her B.A. in Psychology and Political Science from the University of Kentucky, summa cum laude.

Doug Beach (JD ’88) was featured in the Asheville (North Carolina) Mountain Xpress on Oct. 27:

Gov. Roy Cooper announced additional appointments to state boards and commissions, including 15 to the board of directors of the Western Residence, which is located in Asheville. Douglas Beach of Lenoir as an at-large member. Beach is an attorney who received his B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his J.D. from Wake Forest University School of Law.

David Giffin (JD ’16) was featured in the Charleston (Illinois) Journal Gazette and Times-Courier on Oct. 26:

David Giffin stood in front of the Charleston High School speech team members, addressing them as the program’s first new coach in more than three decades. No stranger to the situation, he mixed in some humor while make sure the high school students stayed on task. “Remember, this is the last day before I start publicly shaming people for not turning stuff in — politely,” he said. Giffin was named as the CHS speech team coach this year following the retirement of a — he said it first — “legend,” Tina Winings, who started the program 37 years ago.

Jimmy Snyder (JD ’70) was featured in The Lexington (North Carolina) Dispatch on Oct. 21:

Seven people were inducted Saturday evening into the Davidson County Sports Hall of Fame during the 16th Annual Induction Ceremony and Banquet at the J. Smith Young YMCA.
This year’s Class of 2017 inductees included Jimmy Snyder. A Morehead scholar, Snyder signed a four-year grant-in-aid to play basketball for Wake Forest. After attending Wake Forest Law School from 1967-70, he returned to Davidson County to practice civil and criminal law.

Brett Shumate (JD ’06) was featured in the National Law Journal on Oct. 20:

Brett Shumate, a top lawyer in the U.S. Justice Department’s civil division, has crisscrossed the country as the Trump administration’s first line of defense in some of the most visible cases brought so far against the White House.

Dave Holec (JD ’80) was featured on on Oct. 31:

During the last 20 years in Greenville, a period characterized by dramatic growth and change, at least one thing remained the same: Dave Holec was the city attorney.

Thousands of pages involving complicated land deals, negotiations, litigations and more would pass through his office, and most would leave with Holec’s signature. Now, after a dedicated career, today is Holec’s last day.