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Stephanie Beale (JD '13)

Stephanie Beale (JD ’13) finds work/life balance in Pacific Northwest

Stephanie Beale (JD ’13) didn’t know anyone in Portland, Oregon, when she began interviewing with Pite Duncan LLP. Before attending Wake Forest Law, the Mississippi native had never lived in a city larger than Winston-Salem, North Carolina. But that didn’t stop her from taking a chance.

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Ashleigh Wilson (JD ’11) named Columbia, S.C., Chamber’s 2016 Young Professional of the Year

The Columbia (S.C.) Star reports that Bowman and Brooke announced Columbia associate Ashleigh Wilson (JD ’11) has been named the Columbia Chamber’s 2016 Young Professional of the Year. Wilson will be honored Sept. 29, 2016, at the chamber’s annual gala and silent auction at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.

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Cooper Hawley, right, with his father, Assemblyman Steve Hawley, served as an attorney for the Rules Committee during the Republican National Convention. Photo courtesy of Daily News Online.

Republican National Committee Associate Counsel Cooper Hawley (JD ’13) featured for his involvement GOP’s National Convention

Cooper Hawley (JD ’13), a legal counsel for the Republican National Committee (RNC) in Washington, D.C., was featured in the Daily News article, “For Batavia native, Republican convention was all about the rules,” published by Jim Krencik on July 23, 2016.  In the article, Hawley describes his contributions to the 18-hour Rules Committee meeting of the GOP’s National Convention.

Hawley is a member of the Republican National Lawyers Association.  Upon graduating from Wake Forest Law, Hawley was a clerk for the RNC.  Now, as an associate counsel to the RNC, he serves as a counsel to the Standing Committees on Rules, Resolutions, Arrangements and Site Selection for the Republican National Convention.

The Daily News article follows.

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Wake Forest Law alumni and NCBA Citizen Lawyer recipients (from left) the Honorable Richard L. Doughton (JD '71), James R. Van Camp (JD '65) and Marc L. Isaacson (JD '82)

Three Wake Forest Law alumni receive Citizen Lawyer Awards from North Carolina Bar Association

A number of Wake Forest Law alumni, including the Honorable Richard L. Doughton (JD ’71), Marc L. Isaacson (JD ’82) and James R. Van Camp (JD ’65), received awards at the 118th Annual Meeting of the North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA) on June 24, 2016.  The annual meeting consisted of various award ceremonies, candidate forums, receptions, legal education programs and more from June 23-26 in Charlotte.

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Helen Tarokic of Helen Tarokic Law, PLLC; 
Photo by Meg Beazley

Helen Tarokic (JD ’06) and Rebekah Garcia (JD ’14) interviewed by WECT about SCOTUS immigration decision

Helen Tarokic (JD ’06), an immigration attorney at Helen Tarokic Law, PLLC , and Rebekah Garcia (JD ’14), an associate attorney at Helen Tarokic Law, PLLC, were interviewed for the WECT story Supreme Court ruling will impact thousands in New Hanover County, which aired on June 23, 2016.  The print story follows.

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William O. King (JD ’64) receives N.C. State Bar’s 2016 John B. McMillan Award

William O. King (JD ’64) is the recipient of the 2016 John B. McMillan Award presented by the North Carolina State Bar for his exemplary service to the legal profession.  The announcement was reported originally by PRLeap.com on June 7, 2016, as well as by the Daily HeraldBioSpace, the State Journal and more. The original release follows.

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Photo: Michael Tercha/Chicago Tribune via AP

Jason Benetti (JD ’11) profiled on job as White Sox’s new broadcaster

Jason Benetti (JD ’11) is profiled about his job as the Chicago White Sox’s new broadcaster in the article, “MLB: White Sox’s new broadcaster manages cerebral palsy,” published originally by The Associated Press on Savannah Morning News Online on May 29, 2016.

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Photo: Kora Manheimer, Asheville Citizen-Times

Judge Marvin Pope (JD ’73) brings North Carolina’s second Veterans Treatment Court to Buncombe County

Judge Marvin Pope (JD ’73), the resident Superior Court judge in Buncombe County, North Carolina, introduced the state’s second Veterans Treatment Court earlier this spring, one of only 227 in the country.  His work is profiled in the article, “Living Portrait: Judge Marvin Pope,” written by Kora Manheimer and published originally in the Asheville Citizen-Times on May 27, 2016.

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I. Beverly Lake (BA ’55, JD ’60) authors article on the death penalty in The Huffington Post

I. Beverly Lake (BA ’55, JD ’60) authored the following article, “Why Protecting the Innocent From a Death Sentence Isn’t Enough,” originally published in The Huffington Post on May 18, 2016.

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Thomas J. DesRosier (JD ’80) named chief legal officer and executive vice president of Seres Therapeutics Inc.

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Thomas J. DesRosier (JD ’80) was named as chief legal officer and executive vice president at Seres Therapeutics Inc. according to the following article, “Seres Therapeutics Announces Appointment of Thomas J. DesRosier as Chief Legal Officer and Executive Vice President,” originally published on Reuters.com on May 16, 2016. The appointment was also reported by CNBC.com, PharmaVoice.com, TMCNet.com, the Daily Herald, MorningStar.com, Business Wire, BioSpace and Benzinga.com.

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