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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 on June 7, 2016, as well as by the Daily HeraldBioSpace, the State Journal and more. The original release follows.

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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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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.


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 on May 16, 2016. The appointment was also reported by,,, the Daily Herald,, Business Wire, BioSpace and

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Cindy Reid (JD ’85) announced as next town attorney for Davidson, North Carolina

Cindy Reid (JD ’85) was announced as the new town attorney for Davidson, North Carolina in the following article, “Cindy Reid will replace Rick Kline as Davidson town attorney,” originally published in the Charlotte Observer on May 11, 2016.

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Derek Waugh (JD ’96) Announced As Head Of Georgia Sports Hall Of Fame

Derek Waugh (JD ’96) was announced as the new Head of Georgia Sports Hall Of Fame in the following article, ”Derek Waugh Announced As Head Of Georgia Sports Hall Of Fame,” originally published by on April 22.  Continue reading »


From Wake Forest Law to New York City: Sarah Turner (LLM ’15)

Sarah Turner (LLM ’15) of Norwich, United Kingdom, knew when deciding on an LL.M. program that she wanted a unique experience in a supportive environment. Her adviser at the University of East Anglia encouraged her to consider Wake Forest Law because of its small class sizes and its reputation for rigorous academics. Turner is happy she took that advice. “After spending a year at Wake Forest, I consider my initial application to be one of the best decisions I have ever made,” she said.

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Jason Benetti , Class of 2011

Jason Benetti (JD ’11) featured in SEN article about his position as a play-by-play announcer for the Chicago White Sox

Wake Forest Law alumnus Jason Benetti (JD ’11) was featured in the following story, “Jason Benetti makes broadcasting history,” originally published on SEN on April 5, 2016.

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