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Becky Lindahl (’06) named in Charlotte Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 list

Wake Forest School of Law alumna Becky Lindahl (’06) was named in Charlotte Business Journal’s esteemed Forty Under 40 list. For the 22nd consecutive year, the Forty Under 40 awards program has recognized young, local professionals who are making impressive career accomplishments and are committed to having a positive impact on their communities.

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Chad Warpula (’98) and Kevin Christmas (’03) featured in Charlotte Chamber article for joining Troutman Sanders

Troutman Sanders LLP announced today that the firm has expanded its corporate practice in Charlotte with the addition of an experienced team of lawyers. Chad Warpula (’98) and Kevin Christmas (’03), both partners, as well as Brandon Woods and Chris Hartsfield, have joined Troutman Sanders from K&L Gates.

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Federal Tax expert and Law Professor Brant Hellwig (’94, ’97)

Federal Tax expert and Law Professor Brant Hellwig (’94, ’97) named dean of Washington and Lee University School of Law

Washington and Lee University President Kenneth P. Ruscio has announced the appointment of Brant Hellwig, professor of law at Washington and Lee University and an expert in the field of federal taxation, as dean of the W&L School of Law, effective July 1, 2015, according to a university press release.

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Thomas Sager (’76) to receive Legacy Award from Lawyers of Color on Wednesday, March 18

Wake Forest Law General Counsel Board Member Thomas Sager (’76) has been chosen to receive the Legacy Award at the Lawyers of Color reception on Wednesday, March 18, 2015, in Washington, D.C. A Ballard Spahr partner and former DuPont Co. general counsel, Sager will receive the Legacy Award for his exceptional career and tireless effort to advance diversity in the legal profession, according to organizers.

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United States Supreme Court

Six Rose Council members among alumni to be sworn into the U.S. Supreme Court Bar on Monday, March 9

Six Rose Council members and two parents of Wake Forest Law graduates are among the 23 alumni who will be sworn into the U.S. Supreme Court Bar on Monday, March 9, 2015.

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Professor Don Castleman

PILO Golf Tournament fundraiser set for Saturday, April 18, will honor Professor Don Castleman

The Public Interest Law Organization (PILO) will host its first fundraiser golf tournament on Saturday, April 18, 2015. Continue reading »

Jenica Cassidy ('14)

Jenica Cassidy (’14) examines restoration of rights for adults with ABA Commission on Law and Aging

Jenica Cassidy (’14) has been serving as a Fellow with the ABA Commission on Law and Aging since August 2014.  As a Fellow, she has been working on a study that examines termination of guardianships and restoration of rights for adults.

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Susan Sparks (’87) to deliver the 2015 Carolyn M. Parker Memorial Preaching/Teaching Lectures Jan. 31-Feb. 1

LEXINGTON, N.C. — Susan Sparks (’87), a pastor, comedian and lawyer, will deliver the 2015 Carolyn M. Parker Memorial Preaching/Teaching Lectures on Saturday, Jan. 31, and Sunday, Feb. 1,  at First Baptist Church, West Third Avenue, in Lexington. Continue reading »

ARIAD announces appointment of Thomas J. DesRosier (’80) as Chief Legal and Administrative Officer

ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARIA) announced on January 22, 2024 the appointment of Thomas J. DesRosier, Esq. (’80) to the position of executive vice president, chief legal and administration officer, and secretary. Mr. DesRosier will be responsible for global legal operations, information technology and other administrative functions. He will report to ARIAD’s chairman and chief executive officer, Harvey J. Berger, M.D.

Thomas J. DesRosier, Esq. joins ARIAD as executive vice president, chief legal and administration of ...
Thomas J. DesRosier, Esq. joins ARIAD as executive vice president, chief legal and administration officer, and secretary.

Catharine Biggs Arrowood (’73, ’76) featured in 2015 Super Lawyers cover story

Catharine Biggs Arrowood (’73, ’76) was featured in the 2015 Super Lawyers North Carolina magazine’s February cover story. The article, “You’re just here to find a husbands,” gives an oral history of North Carolina’s first female attorneys in the 1970s. Continue reading »