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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Dean Suzanne Reynolds (JD ’77) offering three North Carolina CLE ethics courses on the future of legal services throughout February

Dean Suzanne Reynolds (JD ’77) and Wake Forest Law are partnering with the North Carolina Bar Association to offer three one-hour Continuing Legal Education (CLE) ethics courses entitled, “The ABA Commission on the Future of Legal Services: Opportunities for Lawyers and Legal Education,” in Charlotte, Winston-Salem and Raleigh in February 2016. The cost to attend is $20. Lunch will be provided at the Winston-Salem event and a reception will follow the events in Charlotte and Raleigh. Continue reading »

Catharine Arrowood (BA ’73, JD ’76) among latest members elected to the American Law Institute (ALI)

Catharine Arrowood (BA ’73, JD ’76) is one of 61 newly elected members to the American Law Institute (ALI), according to the Institute’s press release.

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White Sox TV team welcomes Jason Benetti (JD ’11) to crew

Jason Benetti (JD ’11) is featured in the following MLB story by Scott Merkin about Benetti being named the newest TV announcer for the Chicago White Sox. The original story follows. An earlier story about Benetti appeared in The Jurist here.

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Judge Sidney S. Eagles, Jr. (’61, JD ’64) receives the John B. McMillan Distinguished Service Award

Raleigh, N.C. (Dec. 2, 2015) — Smith Moore Leatherwood is pleased to announce that the Honorable Sidney S. Eagles Jr. (’61, JD ’64) and retired partner Samuel O. Southern have each received the North Carolina State Bar John B. McMillan Distinguished Service Award, one of the highest honors given by the State Bar. The attorneys were honored at a luncheon, sponsored by the North Carolina State Bar and Wake County Bar Association, on Tuesday, Dec. 1 at the North Raleigh Hilton. Continue reading »