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Lots of confusion – and a few laughs – for two alumni with same name

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — “The other Kevin Williams” has become a familiar phrase in the lives of two lawyers in Winston-Salem, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Continue reading »

Lowe’s names Bill McCanless (’82) general counsel, secretary and chief compliance officer

MOORESVILLE, N.C., Nov. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) announced today that Ross W. (Bill) McCanless (’82) will be joining the company as general counsel, secretary and chief compliance officer, effective Jan. 12, 2015. McCanless will replace Gaither M. Keener (’77), who announced plans to retire from the company following 30 years of service. Continue reading »
Pictured left to right: Elizabeth Anne Dover, Sarah Kelly, Joyce Neely ('75), and Karyn Howard Smith. Picture from ForsythWoman.com

Joyce Neely (’75), owner of RayLen Vineyards, featured in Forsyth Woman

Joyce Neely (’75) is the owner of RayLen Vineyards & Winery and was featured in the following November 2014 article in Forsyth Woman magazine.

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Hearing for Elizabeth K. Dillon (’86) nomination to become a federal judge to be Livestreamed on Thursday, Nov. 13

Federal lawmakers will hold a hearing to review President Barack Obama’s nomination of Salem, Va., attorney Elizabeth Dillon (’86) to the U.S. District Court bench. The U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary hearing for her to fill the vacant judgeship in Roanoke is schedule for 11 a.m.  Thursday, Nov. 13, in Room 226 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building and will be Livestreamed  on the Judiciary website. Obama nominated Dillon in September for the seat vacated by Samuel Wilson, who retired earlier this year. An attorney for 28 years, Dillon is a former Roanoke assistant city attorney and her private practice is made up of trials, appellate work and other state and federal litigation, according to her website.

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Wake Forest Law alumni have success on midterm election night

Jim Roberson (’75) has been elected as Alamance County’s new Superior Court judge. He is currently the county’s chief District Court judge but will now fill the seat left vacant when Rob Johnson retired over the summer. According to a Times-News article, Roberson received 30.5 percent of votes in the Nov. 4, 2014, midterm election. “I appreciate the voters giving me the opportunity to serve in Superior Court,” Roberson told the Times-News. “I’m gratified. We worked very hard in a short period of time. I hope this is an indication of some confidence placed in me by the people. I hope to continue to earn that trust placed in me. ”

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Regan Adamson (’10) joins Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton

Regan Adamson (’10) has joined Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton’s Winston-Salem office as an associate on the Mergers & Acquisitions and Securities Team in the firm’s Corporate, Finance & Real Estate Department. Continue reading »

Donald Bogan (’79) is inducted into Fellows of the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel

University of Oklahoma College of Law professors Jonathan Forman and Donald Bogan (’79) were inducted as Fellows of the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel. This honor recognizes them for their contributions to the advancement of the employee benefits field.  Continue reading »

Thomas Sager (’76) receives lifetime achievement award from American Lawyer magazine

Thomas Sager (’76) will receive a lifetime achievement award from The American Lawyer magazine at the 11th annual American Lawyer Awards dinner Oct. 29, 2014, at Gotham Hall in New York City.  Continue reading »

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 ('77)

Interim Dean Suzanne Reynolds (’77) first woman to lead Wake Forest Law

She fell in love with the law at church. A small Methodist Church in Davidson County, N.C., to be precise, which found itself smack dab in the middle of the Civil Rights Movement. “When I was 11 years old, our preacher preached every sermon on civil rights issues. It made perfect sense to me. In fact, living in the segregated South, I couldn’t understand why every person of faith wasn’t speaking out about civil rights.” Continue reading »