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Shauna and Brandon Barnes

Brandon (’09) and Shauna (’10) Barnes continue to cement union with Wake Forest Law

In October 2009, Brandon Barnes (’09) led Shauna Moser Barnes (’10) on a scavenger hunt around Winston-Salem. The hunt ended at Simply Yummy, a restaurant close to the School of Law, where the two of them used to study for Professor Joel Newman’s tax class. There, Barnes proposed.

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Lawson Brown (’76) hired as Mebane, N.C., city attorney

Lawson Brown (’76), a Burlington attorney at Vernon Law, has been approved for hire as the new Mebane city attorney by the city council on its meeting February 3. Brown will begin on March 1, giving him a one-month transitional period with Charles Bateman, who is retiring from the city attorney role after more than 50 years on April 1.

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N.C. State Sen. Phil Berger (’82) and sons Phil Jr. (’99) and Kevin (’00) featured in Greensboro News & Record

Bob Rucho was mad. For more than a year, he had worked on a comprehensive tax-reform bill that would change North Carolina’s antiquated revenue system in dramatic ways — including an end to tax breaks for special interests, a proposal sparking heartburn in virtually every tax lobbyist in Raleigh.

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Clark Smith (’75) appointed to three-year term on the North Carolina Board of Law Examiners

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Clark Smith (’75) of Lexington has been appointed to serve a three-year term on the North Carolina Board of Law Examiners, Smith Moore Leatherwood has announced. Continue reading »

Samuel G. Wilson (’74) trades federal bench for classroom

At the age of 40, Sam Wilson was given the mighty power of being a federal judge for the rest of his life.

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Professor Tanya Marsh and Joseph Norman (’12) discuss their paper on the regulatory approach to banking in The Daytona Beach News-Journal

In the aftermath of the near-collapse of the financial system, Washington lawmakers worked to protect consumers and increase regulation of banks. Continue reading »

Richard Dietz ('02)

Richard Dietz (’02) argues gun law case before U.S. Supreme Court

Richard Dietz (’02) and two other lawyers with Kilpatrick Townsend and Stockton in Winston-Salem, N.C., argued a gun law case before the U.S. Supreme Court on Jan. 22, 2014.

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Brett Shumate (’06) helps win D.C. Circuit appeal in Verizon v. FCC

Brett A. Shumate (’06) was part of a victory for Wiley Rein LLP’s client, Verizon Communications, in a recent case before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. An associate at Wiley Rein LLP, Shumate was part of the appellate litigation team that represented Verizon in the case, Verizon v. FCC.

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Allison Brown Schafer (’83) is on a mission to improve public education

As legal counsel and director of policy for the North Carolina School Boards Association (NCSBA), Allison Brown Schafer (’83) likes to joke with her executive director that she has not had one boring day in the almost 16 years that she has been at her job. Continue reading »

Vanessa Schwartz (’13 MSL) uses her Master of Studies in Law degree to research history behind real estate

To Vanessa Schwartz (’13 MSL), a dilapidated building isn’t an eyesore. It’s a fascinating piece of history. Continue reading »