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Grady L. Crosby (’91) appointed as vice president of public affairs and chief diversity officer of Johnson Controls

On Sept. 25, 2014, Johnson Controls announced that its board of directors has elected Wake Forest School of Law graduate Grady L. Crosby (’91) a corporate officer and appointed him as vice president public affairs and chief diversity officer, effective Oct. 1. In this role, Crosby will develop and implement focused government relations strategies, and lead the company’s sustainability and community involvement initiatives to build partnerships that align with the Johnson Controls brand and build value. Crosby will also serve as president of the Johnson Controls Foundation.

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Interim Dean Suzanne Reynolds and Coleman Cowan ('95)

Alumni Profile: Coleman Cowan (’95) earns accolades as journalist for CBS news magazine ’60 Minutes’

Coleman Cowan (’95) is not a typical law school alumnus.  Continue reading »

Alumni Profile: Andrea Santoro (’09) and Tom Santoro (’08)

With a biography that includes stints as a teenage daycare worker in a French village and host of a television program about business in Beijing, Tom Santoro (’08), who is currently Chief of Party at a nonprofit law firm in Nairobi, Kenya, might have one of the more eclectic and international resumes in recent history at Wake Forest Law. Continue reading »

C. Mark Wiley (’88) talks Supreme Court experience in U.S. v. Home Concrete & Supply

C. Mark Wiley (’85, JD ’88) is an attorney and Vice Chairman with Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP in the firm’s Winston-Salem, N.C. office. Wiley is no stranger to the area as a Double Deacon. His practices include healthcare transactions, tax law, and timberland resources. He helps companies plan efficient tax structures, and also works with clients to resolve tax controversies. In addition, Mark helps hospitals and physician groups form joint ventures. He received his Bar Admission to the U.S. Supreme Court in 2011 and worked on the U.S. Supreme Court case United States v. Home Concrete & Supply, LLC, argued on January 17, 2012.

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Judge Marty McGee (’95) discusses experience in U.S. Supreme Court cases Shaw v. Hunt and Shaw v. Cromartie

Judge Martin B. (Marty) McGee (’95) reflects on his past experience in the Shaw v. Hunt and Shaw v. Cromartie U.S. Supreme Court cases, inspired by a redistricting paper he wrote in 1994 while at Wake Forest Law under the supervision of Dean Miles Foy. McGee currently serves as a Special Superior Court Judge in Cabarrus County.
Richard Dietz ('02)

Richard Dietz (’02) argues before the U.S. Supreme Court in gun law case

Richard Dietz (’02) stood before the court, mere feet from the Chief Justice. Like any good lawyer — great, even — he was a virtual expert on the respective issue. He believed in his argument, confident he could tilt opinion in his favor. Continue reading »

Gene Braswell (’70) argues in U.S. Supreme Court in 1979 Miranda rights case

A career highlight for R. Gene Braswell (’70) occurred in 1979, when he appeared before the U.S. Supreme Court to argue the case, North Carolina v. Butler. Continue reading »

Worrell Professional Center

Law Alumni Weekend to be held at Worrell Professional Center on Oct. 17-18, 2014

All Wake Forest Law School alumni are invited to participate in the school’s first-ever Law Alumni Weekend on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 17 and 18, 2014.
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Alumni Profile: Sarah Wesley Fox (’83) credits Wake Forest with shaping her career, family

Wake Forest Law is where Sarah Wesley Fox (’83) received her introduction to her career-shaping passion for employment law. It’s also where she met her husband, Craig Wheaton (’81) and one of her life-long best friends, Marci Armstrong (’83), during her first week of law school. That might have been enough to make her grateful for her Wake Forest experiences, but recently Fox hit another lifetime highlight when she traveled to Washington, D.C., in May 2014 with Wheaton and 18 other alumni to be sworn in as part of a group admission to the bar of the Supreme Court of the United States.

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Wake Forest Law Challenge Cup

Davis and Hamrick wins inaugural Wake Forest Law Cup Challenge

The results are in and Davis and Hamrick has won the inaugural Wake Forest Law Cup Challenge. The Winston-Salem-based law firm had 100 percent participation in giving to their alma mater by its Wake Forest Law alumni as well as the highest average gift among the 57 law firms that participated in the challenge. Continue reading »