E. Clarke Dummit (JD ’86) quoted in The Winston-Salem Journal about Kernersville couple’s lawsuit

Wake Forest Law alumnus E. Clarke Dummit (JD ’86) was quoted in the following article, “Judge: Kernersville officers’ actions violated Surry County couple’s rights; lawsuit will go to trial,” published originally in “The Winston-Salem Journal” on Feb. 27.

Dummit is one of the attorneys for Teresa Blackburn and Adrian Martinez-Perez, a Kernersville couple who filed a lawsuit against the town as well as five police officers in 2014. “Mr. Dummit is an aggressive trial attorney who has earned a reputation for successfully and professionally representing his clients in the courtroom. He has focused his practice in actual courtroom litigation for 20 years and has had extensive experience in district and superior courts, and in both State and Federal Courts,” according to the Dummit & Fraden website.

The story follows below.

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Alumna Barbara Meeks (JD ’95) profiled in the Charlotte Business Journal

Wake Forest alumnus Barbara Meeks  (JD ’95) was profiled in the following article, “Corporate Counsel Awards: Barbara Meeks, Wells Fargo & Co.,” published originally in the “Charlotte Business Journal” on Feb. 26. Meeks is the Assistant General Counsel at Wells Fargo & Co.

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Dean Suzanne Reynolds (JD ’77) teaches Continuing Legal Education (CLE) ethics courses

Dean Suzanne Reynolds (JD ’77) and Wake Forest Law in partnership with the North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA) offered a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) ethics course on Friday, Feb. 12, in the Worrell Professional Center courtroom.  Continue reading »

Ryo Kawamura (‘99) Recounts His Positive Experiences as an LL.M. at Wake Forest Law School

 Ryo Kawamura (LL.M. ’99), first Japanese graduate of Wake Forest Law’s LL.M. program, is now senior legal adviser for Ube Industries, Ltd., an international manufacturing and technology corporation. Most recently, Kawamura facilitated negotiations for the acquisition of subsidiary Advanced Electrolyte Technologies LLC, a joint venture company of UBE and Dow Chemical.

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Gerald Roach (BA ’80, JD ’82) named managing partner for Smith Anderson

Gerald Roach (BA ’80, JD ’82) was named managing partner of the Raleigh-based firm Smith Anderson on Feb. 16, 2016. Roach will serve as managing partner for three years. The following information appeared in a press release for Smith Anderson regarding Roach’s promotion.

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Jason Benetti (JD ’11) tells Ballpark Digest joining Chicago White Sox broadcast team is bizarre, wonderful

Jason Benetti (JD ’11) was interviewed by Ballpark Digest on his new position on the Chicago White Sox broadcast team in the following post. Read the original interview here.


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Erik Nyce (JD ’87) appointed to Prince George’s County Circuit Court of Maryland

Erik Nyce (JD ’87) was appointed to the Prince George’s County Circuit Court in Maryland by Gov. Larry Hogan in January 2016. Learn more here.

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Jason Benetti (JD ’11) featured in an article about his job as a White Sox announcer

Jason Benetti (JD’11) was featured in an article by the Desplaines Valley News website about his life and his new position as the White Sox play-by-play announcer. The original article is as follows:  Continue reading »

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John Comengo (JD ’97) sworn to fourth term as Burlington County Bridge Commission Chairman

John Comengo (JD ’97) has served as the Burlington County Bridge Commission Chairman since 2007. In January 2016, he was sworn to fourth term as Burlington County Bridge Commission Chairman. The following story submitted by Elizabeth Verna, communications director of the Commission based in New Jersey, follows.

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Former U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan (JD ’78) joins lobbying firm Akin Gump as senior policy consultant

Former U.S. Sen. from North Carolina and Wake Forest Law alumna Kay Hagan (JD ’78)  joined Washington D.C. lobbying firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld in Jan. 2016 as a senior policy consultant.

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