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North Carolina Court of Appeals reschedules oral arguments at law school for Thursday, March 19

The North Carolina Court of Appeals has rescheduled oral arguments at the Wake Forest University School of Law to begin at 3 p.m. on Thursday, March 19, in Room 1312 of the Worrell Professional Center. 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 »

Allan Head (’66, ’69) receives the N.C. State Bar’s John B. McMillan Distinguished Service Award

North Carolina State Bar honors Allan Head (’66, ’69)

The North Carolina Bar Association Executive Director Allan Head (’66, ’69) received the N.C. State Bar’s John B. McMillan Distinguished Service Award on Wednesday, Jan. 22. The award was presented at the annual NCBA-State Bar Dinner held in conjunction with winter meetings of their governing bodies. Continue reading »

Brandon Barnes (’09) reports on BP’s legal woes, Keystone decision for Bloomberg TV

Brandon Barnes (’09) has been getting a lot of face time in his new role with Bloomberg Intelligence as Senior Litigation Analyst – Energy Sector.

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Robert Newton Wells Jr. (’75) receives Ralph King Anderson Jr. Award from Florence County (S.C.) Bar Association

FLORENCE, S.C. — Robert Newton Wells Jr. (’75) received the prestigious Ralph King Anderson Jr. Award for 2014.

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Former N.C. Court of Appeals Judge Donald L. Smith (’64) dies following illness

RALEIGH, N.C. — Donald Lee Smith (’64), a retired state appellate court and Wake County Superior Court judge who had a hand in several landmark cases, died Sunday in Raleigh after an illness. He was 75. Continue reading »

A panel discussion regarding the death penalty was held at National Taiwan University on Tuesday, Dec. 16, which included former federal Judge Samuel Wilson ('74) as moderator; John Brownlee, former U.S. Attorney from Virginia; Leon Huang, a death penalty defense lawyer in Taiwan; and Professor Mark Rabil.

Professor Mark Rabil presents U.S. death penalty system to various groups in Taiwan

Professor Mark Rabil, director of the law school’s Innocence and Justice Clinic, joined the Honorable Samuel Wilson (’74) on a panel discussion regarding the U.S. death penalty system on Tuesday, Dec. 16, at Taiwan National University in Taipei. Also participating on the panel was Wilson’s former law clerk, John Brownlee, a former U.S. attorney in Virginia, and now head of while-collar crime for Holland & Knight. Continue reading »