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Michelle Kallen has been appointed Virginia's first female solicitor general.  In this role, Michelle oversees all of the Commonwealth's appellate and constitutional litigation. Posted 11.11.21

Andrew Gould  has joined Arnold & Itkin LLP in Houston, Texas, to create and lead the firm’s appellate section. From 2014 until joining Arnold & Itkin, Andrew had served as a federal criminal appellate prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Texas, where he recently completed his 20th Fifth Circuit oral argument. Posted 4.29.21

Lauren Mastio has been elected to the Jones Walker Board of Directors. Posted 1.14.21

Peter H. Wiltenburg was recognized as a 2020Upstate New York Super Lawyers Rising Star. Read more herePosted 12.3.20.

Jamie Thalgott was appointed to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Foundation Board of Directors. Read more here. Posted 10.16.20.  

Abbey Morrow received the 2020 Award of Achievement for Service to the Young Lawyers Division from the State Bar of Georgia YLD. Posted 10.9.20

Joshua Burgener (BA ’05) has been named a Fellow of the Nashville Bar Foundation. Read more herePosted 9.23.20

Stuart Burkhalter Stuart A. Burkhalter was awarded the Justice Joseph W. Henry Award for Outstanding Legal Writing for his article Who Pays?: ‘Dedmon’ Clarifies Use of Medical Bills in Hospital Lien Law, Upholds Collateral Source Rule by the Tennessee Bar Association last year. In February 2020, Stuart self-published a children’s book, Do Little Babies Dream of Mu? Posted 4.7.20


  Brian L. Sims has been elected member at Bass, Berry & Sims. Brian works on corporate governance, securities regulation and mergers and acquisitions. Read more herePosted 3.26.20

Maia T. Woodhouse (BA ’07) has been elevated to partner at Adams and Reese. Read more herePosted 3.24.20

Nina Kumar joined Ardent Health Services as Vice President, Operations Counsel. Posted 12.9.19

RachelFriedman Rachel Ross Friedman and Dr. Nathaniel Casselman Lawson were married September 19 in Birmingham, Alabama. Read more herePosted 11.26.19




Jamie Thalgott Jamie Thalgott returned to Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck as a shareholder in their Las Vegas office. Jamie’s practice focuses on providing counsel to high-profile hospitality and development clients, focusing primarily on land use, entitlements and real estate development work as well as acquisitions, dispositions and financings. Posted 11.21.19


Katherine Waite has been named partner at Ropes & Gray in their Boston office. She leads investment advisers, hedge funds, private equity funds, venture capital funds, family offices and institutional investors on transactional and regulatory matters. She represents fund sponsors and investors in connection with seed investments, GP recapitalizations and structured secondary transactions, and advises sovereign and institutional investors on co-investments, secondary investments and other investment activities. Posted 11.18.19

Lauren Routhier has been selected as an Up & Coming Attorney for 2019 by Minnesota Lawyer. Minnesota Lawyer recognizes a select group of attorneys annually who have distinguished themselves through their work, leadership and community service roles in the first 10 years of their legal practice. Honorees are selected through input from judges, bar groups and fellow attorneys.  Posted 7.18.19

Abbey Morrow received the Atlanta Bar Association Distinguished Service Award during the Annual Meeting. She has been appointed to the Board of Directors for the Atlanta Bar Association and the editorial board of the Georgia Bar Journal. She is also currently serving as co-chair of the State Bar of Georgia YLD Intrastate Moot Court Competition and serves on the CLE Board of Trustees for the Atlanta Bar Association.  Posted 7.2.19

Stuart Burkhalter has been named a member of the law firm Riley Warnock & Jacobson in Nashville, where he practices complex commercial litigation.  Posted 2.4.19

Tabitha Bailey has been appointed Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary at TransAtlantic Petroleum. Posted 1.17.19

Michelle Kallen serves as deputy solicitor general of the Commonwealth of Virginia.  Posted 1.14.19

Richard Chastain

Richard Chastain has been elected to partnership in Bradley in their Birmingham office.  He represents financial services institutions, healthcare companies, and other businesses in a broad range of litigation and compliance-related matters. Posted 1.14.19



Rachel Friedman

Rachel Friedman has been elected to partnership in Burr & Forman. In their Birmingham office, she is a member of the Financial Services Litigation practice group, where she specializes in defending financial institutions from alleged violations of state and federal consumer protection laws at both the trial and appellate levels.  Posted 1.14.19




Kristina Montanaro Schrader

Kristina Montanaro Schrader has been elected to partnership in Adams and Reese. She practices in the firm’s Nashville office and serves as Adams and Reese’s Anti-Counterfeiting Team Leader. She crafts modern brand and content protection strategies for a wide range of multinational businesses in her global intellectual property practice, which also includes representation in the areas of cybersecurity, entertainment and new media.  Posted 1.9.19


Peter Routhier has been admitted to partnership at Faegre Baker Daniel effective Jan. 1, 2019. Peter Routhier is an intellectual property lawyer focused on copyright and trademark law. He provides strategic counsel on the maintenance and preservation of copyright and trademark rights, enforces those rights in federal litigation, and defends against third-party infringement claims. He is also active in the usual adjacent areas of law, handling false advertising, right of publicity, defamation, and utility and design patent issues and claims. Posted 12.18.18

Jody R. Shaw was recently named to the inaugural Legal Advisory Council of the Institutional Limited Partners Association (ILPA), a trade association for institutional investors in private equity. Through the Maryland Office of the Attorney General, Jody serves as Deputy Counsel for Investments at the Maryland State Retirement and Pension System. He is also a Vice Chair of the American Bar Association's Institutional Investors Committee. Posted 12.10.18

Faisal Delawalla has been elected partner at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner in Chicago. Faisal Delawalla concentrates his practice in business and transactions matters, including acquisitions and dispositions, commercial agreements and general corporate matters.  Posted 11.20.18

Lane Holby has joined Hotel Development at InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) in Atlanta as Corporate Counsel.  Posted 09.21.18

Patrick J, Lynch has been named a Louis Bacon Environmental Leadership Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School, where he will be earning a Mid-Career Master in Public Administration. The fellowship is offered by the Center for Public Leadership at HKS, and is awarded to "emerging leaders dedicated to preserving and enhancing our shared environment." He is a Member of the World Commission on Environmental Law and an Executive Committee member of the IUCN-WCPA Transboundary Conservation Specialist Group. Posted 4.24.18

Abbey Morrow has been named director of marketing for Nashville-based Counsel On Call, a legal services company. She works out of the company’s Atlanta offices. Prior to working at Counsel On Call, she was a litigation associate at an AMLAW 100 firm. In the community, she serves as a director for the Atlanta Bar Association CLE Board of Trustees and is co-chair of the State Bar of Georgia YLD Intrastate Moot Court Competition. She has also been selected as chair of the Atlanta Bar Corporate Counsel Section for the 2018-2019 term. Posted 3.27.18

Joshua L. Burgener (BA ’05) has been elected member of Dickinson Wright in the firm’s Nashville office. He focuses his practice on the areas of commercial and business litigation, labor and employment litigation, class action, internal investigations and white-collar crime, and general civil litigation. Posted 3.2.18

Roger Feicht has been promoted to shareholder of Gunster in West Palm Beach, Florida. Roger focuses his practice on advising employers and employees on employment law issues. He joined the firm in 2010. Posted 3.1.18

Maia T. Woodhouse (BA ’07) joined Adams and Reese as an intellectual property litigator in the firm’s Nashville office. She concentrates her practice on trademark, patent, trade dress, trade secret, and copyright disputes, with a primary focus on litigation and enforcement. Posted 2.16.18

Joshua Rosenblatt (MBA ’10) has been named senior vice president of development and general counsel at Nashville-based publisher BTC Media. Posted 1.29.18

John E. Haubenreich (MPP ’10) has been elevated to partner of Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis in Nashville. He combines an investigator’s instincts with a trial lawyer’s viewpoint to offer strategic counsel to clients facing high-stakes challenges. He assists corporate boards and general counsel in internal investigations and has won jury verdicts for clients in both state and federal courts. Posted 1.29.18

Mark Bell has been elevated to partner of Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis in Nashville. He provides counsel to construction stakeholders, insurance policyholders, and insurance companies in a wide range of insurance and construction disputes. Bell holds the professional Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) insurance designation and serves as President of the Middle Tennessee CPCU Society. Posted 1.29.18

Michael A. Thomason Jr. has been elevated to member of Bradley’s corporate and securities practice group in Birmingham.  He advises public and private clients, from start-ups to large corporations, in the areas of business formation, mergers and acquisitions, investment and financing transactions, securities compliance, and a variety of other transactions and corporate matters. Posted 1.29.18

Lauren W. Routhier has been elected partner at Stinson Leonard Street in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She regularly works with clients on tax planning, charitable giving, business succession planning, prenuptial agreements, estate administration, and disputed probate and trust matters. Posted 1.29.18

Isaac Sanders (BA ’07) has been named a member of Neal & Harwell. James joined Neal & Harwell in 2010 in the firm’s Nashville office. Posted 1.15.18

Nina Kumar has been named a partner at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough. Nina practices in the firm’s Nashville office in the areas of commercial transactions, real estate, bond finance and healthcare. Nina joined the firm in 2014. Posted 1.15.18

Benjamin K. Raybin has been honored with the Justice Joseph W. Henry Memorial Award for Outstanding Legal Writing by the Tennessee Bar Association. He received his award for his article “Pardon Me: How Executive Clemency Works in Tennessee (and How It Doesn’t), published in the August 2016 issue. Benjamin is an associate at Raybin & Weissman in Nashville. Posted 8.1.17

Hannah J. Smith has joined Sherrard Roe Voigt & Harbison in Nashville as an associate. She will work in the trusts, estates and tax groups. She was previously a senior associate with Holton & Mayberry. Posted 6.15.17

Rachel Worth has joined K& L Gates in the firm’s Portland, Oregon office. Rachel represents public and private companies and investors in a range of corporate and business transactions. In addition, she counsels companies on corporate formation and funding, as well as general corporate governance and compliance matters. Posted 4.19.17

Christopher M. Bellamy has joined Neal & Harwell as an associate in the firm’s Nashville office. He concentrates his practice on civil litigation. Posted 3.22.17

Ryan Holt made partner at Sherrard Roe Voight Harbison. Ryan focuses his practice on business litigation. Posted 1.20.17

Daniel Kuninsky will serve as president of the 2017 board of directors of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Nashville. Posted 1.19.17

Patrick Joseph Lynch has been appointed as a member of the World Commission on Environmental Law (WCEL). WCEL serves as the principal source of legal technical advice to the International Union for Conservation of Nature, its members, and its collaborating institutions on all aspects of environmental law. Patrick currently directs the Futaleufu Riverkeeper and serves as a policy advisor to other nonprofits in Chile. Patrick's first article on Chile's energy policy and climate change was published in July. Posted 8.5.16

Nicki Green married Brandon Johnson July 18, 2015 at the George Peabody Library in Baltimore, Maryland. Nicki is the director of certification for the Women's Business Enterprise National Council and Brandon is a business operating partner at Chick-Fil-A. Posted 7.25.16

Steven Berneman (MBA’10), is CEO and co-founder of Overdog, which has been bought by New York-based startup Odd Networks. Odd Networks creates platforms for over-the-top streaming video channels. Posted 5.23.16

Nicole Rossi Townes and Scott Townes welcomed son, Connor Albert Townes, February 26, 2016. The Townes family lives in Newport Coast, CA, where Nicole is an associate at Knobbe Martens. Posted 5.3.16

baby picCsaba Menezes Rusznak and Flavia Menezes Rusznak, along with big brother Gabriel Francisco Menezes Rusznak, are excited to announce the birth of their second son, Lucas Nicholas Menezes Rusznak. Lucas was born on February 27, 2016 in Washington, DC, weighed 10 lbs. 4 oz, and measured 20 1/4 inches. Posted 3.16.16


Christopher Hamp Lyons is an associate in the Nashville office of Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd where he is focuses on shareholder litigation. Previously, he practiced with Richards, Layton & Finger in the corporate litigation group. Posted 2.25.16

Keller Anne HolbyLane Holby and his wife Addie welcomed daughter Keller Anne Holby on November 27, 2015. The family lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, where Lane is an associate at Katten Muchin Rosenman. Posted 1.5.16

Allyson Claybourn
has been elected chair-elect of the Young Lawyers Section (YLS) of the Indiana State Bar Association (ISBA) at its annual meeting in French Lick, Indiana.  Her term will expire in October 2016, after which she will become chair of the YLS and will serve on the board of governors of the ISBA. Allyson is associate general counsel at Berry Plastics Corporation. Previously, she served as an associate at the firm Jackson Kelly from 2012-13 and as a law clerk for Hon. Richard L. Young, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, from 2010-12. Posted 11.3.15

Kristina Montanaro Schrader is team leader for the anti-counterfeiting practice with Adams and Reese in the firm’s Nashville, Tennessee office. Previously, she practiced with Venable LLP and was an executive at the International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition. Posted 11.3.15

Daniel Robert Kuninsky has been appointed to the board of directors for Leadership Health Care, an initiative of the Nashville Health Care Council that nurtures the talent and potential of Nashville’s next generation of health care industry leaders by creating educational, networking and mentoring opportunities for the group’s nearly 1,000 members. Dan works with HCA as counsel in the technology law group. Posted 8.3.15

Roger William Feicht Roger William Feicht has been named chair of Connect Florida’s board of governors for the 2015-16 term. He has served on the board since 2012. Roger is an associate with Gunster in the firm’s West Palm Beach, Florida office. He focuses his practice on advising employers and employees on employment law issues, with a particular emphasis on defending and prosecuting employment related lawsuits. Posted 7.17.15

Nicole Dawn Franklin has joined the Denver City Attorney's Office as an assistant city attorney. Nicole was previously the associate general counsel for AVCP, an Alaska Native regional nonprofit based in Bethel, Alaska. Posted 6.25.15

John E. Haubenreich (MPP'10) has joined the Nashville, Tennessee office of Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis. Posted 4.26.15

Colby Block, an associate with Wyatt Tarrant & Combs, has graduated from the Nashville Young Leaders Council, a program that trains young professionals to serve on the boards of nonprofit organizations. Colby currently serves on the board for the Nashville chapter of the American Constitution Society and as a mentor for the Tennessee Bar Association’s Diversity Leadership Institute. Posted 2.18.15

Cary Wayne Stimson Jr. has been named the 2015 H. Logan Holtgrewe Legislative Fellow. C.J. is the first honoree of this new program, which is designed to prepare and educate urology residents and fellows in the legislative aspect of health policy. Posted 12.9.14

Ben Berlin has joined Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman in Washington, D.C. as an associate. Posted 5.17.15

Joshua Logan Burgener (BA’05) joined the Nashville office of Dickinson Wright after working as an associate attorney for the Wiseman Ashworth Law Group. He has been involved with Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands, the Tomorrow Fund and the Tennessee Justice Center. Posted 10.22.14

Gary Scott Peeples  recently joined Burch Porter & Johnson in Memphis as an associate. Most recently, Gary served as a law clerk to the Honorable Ronald Lee Gilman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Prior, he was an associate at Jones Day’s Chicago office following his time as a law clerk to the Honorable Jon P. McCalla of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee. Posted 10.22.14

  Roger William FeichtRoger William Feicht has been selected as chair-elect of the 2014-15 board of governors of Connect Florida, and will serve on the 2014-15 leadership team for Leadership Florida. An associate in the West Palm Beach, Florida, office of Gunster, Roger focuses his practice on employment law and commercial litigation. He has served on the Connect Florida Statewide Leadership Institute board of governors since 2012 and was its recruitment director from 2012-13. He also participated in the Class II Leadership Institute Program in 2011-12. Posted 9.26.14

Andrew Robert Gould has joined the appellate division of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Texas in Houston.  He previously served in that federal district as a law clerk to Judge Lee H. Rosenthal.  Prior to joining the U.S. Attorney's Office, Andrew was a litigation associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher. Posted 9.26.14

Jamie BrownJamie Brownhas joined Bass Berry & Sims in their securities and shareholder litigation practice group. She was recruited from Wyatt Tarrant & Combs. Before Jamie joined Wyatt in March of 2013, she spent almost three years at Bouchard Margules & Friedlander in Wilmington, Delaware. She specializes in working with public companies—especially companies in the health care and finance sectors—on shareholder disputes arising from alleged violations of federal and state securities laws. Brown earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Kentucky and law degree from Vanderbilt. Posted 7.18.2014

Daniel J. Cocca Jr. has moved his practice to Goodwin Procter, where he is an associate in the technology companies group. Daniel was previously with Proskauer, where he primarily served as a capital markets attorney. In his new position, Daniel now advises companies on a broader range of corporate and transactional matters. Posted 7.16.14

Jody R. Shaw recently joined the Maryland office of the Attorney General as an assistant attorney general for the State Retirement and Pension System, where he represents the System in investment transactions and related contractual arrangements. Jody was previously a corporate and securities associate in the Baltimore, Maryland, office of Hogan Lovells and, prior to that, a law clerk to the Honorable Samuel H. Mays Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee. Posted 7.16.14

Stuart Burkhalter Stuart Alexander Burkhalter will release his first book, Catawampus: The Fertility Process from a Man's Perspective, in April. Stuart is an associate in the Nashville office of Riley Warnock & Jacobson, where he focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation. Posted 3.25.14


Benjamin Adrian Seeger
has joined Foster Pepper's Seattle, Washington, office. Ben focuses his practice on real estate, with an emphasis on commercial real estate transactions and financing. Posted 3.25.14

Joel Abraham Heller
has joined the appellate & Supreme Court litigation branch of the National Labor Relations Board in Washington, DC. Prior to joining the NLRB, Joel clerked for the Honorable Karen Nelson Moore of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Posted 11.14.13

Daniel Robert Kuninsky (BA'01)
, an associate in the Nashville office Bass Berry Sims, was recently welcomed into the 61st class of The Nashville Young Leaders Council. The 40 class members will attend 11 weekly sessions during which they will hear from speakers on topics such as fundraising, strategic planning and the legal responsibilities of board members. Class members will also intern on the board of a local nonprofit. Posted 10.10.13

Rachel Marie Perkins married Tristan John Worth on August 31 at Bella Luna Farms in Seattle, Washington. Members of the wedding party included Abbey Morrow (JD'10) and Christina England (JD'10). Rachel is a corporate and securities associate at DLA Piper in Seattle, and Tristan is a Master's candidate at Seattle Pacific University. Posted 10.10.13

Rusznak child Csaba Menezes Rusznak and Flavia Menezes Rusznak are excited to announce the birth of their first child, Gabriel Francisco Menezes Rusznak. Gabriel was born on July 29 in San Francisco, weighing 8 lbs. 11 oz. and measured 21 inches. Posted 8.19.13





Joshua Logan Burgener (BA’05) and his wife, Lindsay Sweetin Burgener (BA’03), welcomed their first child, Charlotte Louise Burgener, on November 1, 2012. Josh is an attorney at Wiseman Ashworth Law Group in Nashville. Posted 2.5.13

Ryan Thomas Holt (BA’05) and R. Mark Donnell (BS’05, JD’11) received the Nashville Bar Journal’s article of the year award for their article, “Civil Lawyers in a Criminal World: Gideon v. Wainwright and Training with the Public Defender” which was printed in the September 2012 issue of the Nashville Bar Journal. Posted 2.4.13

Joe C. Nwankwo and his wife, Ngozi Chinwe Joe-Nwankwo (LLM'09) welcomed Chisom and Amara, twin baby girls, on June 25, 2012. Chisom and Amara join big brother Chidi (6). The family resides in Nashville where Joe and Ngozi have established a private practice. Posted 1.4.13

Benjamin Kraft Raybin has joined Hollins Raybin & Weissman as an associate. Raybin served as a law clerk for Judges Jane B. Stranch and Gilbert S. Merritt, both of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. His practice will focus on criminal and civil trial and appellate litigation. Posted 1.4.13

Nicole A. Rossi (BS’07) has joined the Orange County office of Latham & Watkins as a trademark associate. Posted 11.30.12

Megan Lynette Bibb has joined the Houston-based complex commercial litigation and intellectual property boutique Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing as an associate. Posted 11.16.12

Benjamin Seeger has joined Cairncross and Hempelmann in Seattle as an associate.  Prior to joining the firm’s commercial real estate transactions group, Benjamin worked as in house counsel at Washington Federal. Benjamin was also recently married Meghan Nicole Griffith on August 18, in Woodinville, Washington. Posted 11.15.12

Benitez, Adam John '10Adam Benitez has joined Warner Norcross & Judd in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Adam previously clerked for Judge Robert Holmes Bell of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan. Posted 11.15.12




 Csaba Menezes Rusznak has joined the litigation group at Arnold & Porter in San Francisco. Csaba has previously clerked for Senior Judge David A. Faber of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia and for Judge Martin L.C. Feldman of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. Posted 11.15.12

Jordan Aleah Parker was recently interviewed by about her decision to return to the legal field to practice law. Following law school, Jordan entered the marketing, public relations, and social media market but has decided to reenter the legal profession to practice sports law. To read the interview, please click here. Posted 10.15.12

Kristina Rae Montanaro and John Benjamin Schrader (JD’09) were married on September 8 at Legare Waring House in Charleston, South Carolina. Members of the wedding party included Katie Greenhaw (JD’10), Nicole Rossi (BS’07, JD’10), Nicki Green (JD’10), Cullen Newton (JD’09), Casey Mock (JD’09) and Thad Bzomowski (JD’09). Posted 10.8.12

Allyson Elizabeth Shelby recently joined Jackson Kelly as an associate in the firm's Evansville office and is practicing in litigation and labor and employment. Prior to joining the firm Allyson spent two years clerking for the Honorable Richard L. Young, Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana. Posted 9.25.12

Lauren Emily Winter and Peter M. Routhier (JD'10) were married on June 30 at the James J. Hill Library in St. Paul, Minnesota. Lauren is an estate planning associate at Leonard Street & Deinard in Minneapolis, and Peter is an associate in intellectual property litigation at Robins Kaplan Miller & Ciresi in Minneapolis. Posted 8.31.12

Patrick Joseph Lynch has joined Futaleufú Riverkeeperas the non-profit's executive director. As executive director, Patrick coordinates the Futaleufú Riverkeeper's various campaigns, oversees the organization's programs, and works closely with the Board of Directors on developing strategies for improving land conservation and the protection of the watershed. He works out of the organization's central office in Santiago, where the Futaleufú Riverkeeper is joining forces with other Chilean and international NGOs to protect Patagonia from threats to its unique natural beauty and help foster the region's many opportunities for sustainable growth. He is an active member of the Patagonia Sin Represas Campaign. Posted 8.21.12

Lauren Elizabeth Childers of Lake Oswego, Oregon, has joined DECK Monitoring in Portland, Oregon, as their General Counsel. DECK Monitoring's mission is to help businesses and individuals with the energy intelligence they need to effectively measure and manage energy. Prior to joining DECK, Lauren worked as In-House Counsel for Audigy Group, in Vancouver, Washington. Posted 7.9.12

William Lane Holby married Addie Rebecca Diller on June 16, at First Presbyterian Church. Dr. Sinclair Ferguson performed the ceremony which was immediately followed by a reception at City Art. Lane, an associate with McGuire Woods in Charlotte, is the son of Mr. William A. Holby (BA'76; JD'79) and Mrs. Stephanie Beavers Holby (BSN'76) of Atlanta, Georgia. Groomsmen at the ceremony included Faisal Delawalla (JD'10) and Carter Mashburn Hawkins (BS'07). The couple plans to reside in Charlotte, North Carolina. Posted 6.22.12

Brian Larry Sims has joined the Nashville office of Bass Berry Sims as an associate in the firm's corporate and securities practice group. Prior to joining the firm, Brian served as assistant general counsel at the Tennessee Department of Health. Posted 6.1.12

Nina Mackenzie Kumar has joined Wyatt Tarrant & Combs as an associate in the firm's Nashville office. Nina concentrates her practice in the areas of commercial litigation, products liability litigation, insurance receiverships and employment law. She is a member of the firm's litigation & dispute resolution service team. Posted 5.24.12

Aparna M. Shewakramani has joined Phelps Dunbar's Houston office as an associate in the insurance and reinsurance practice group. Posted 5.8.12

Richard Aaron Chastain is a member of the litigation and appellate practice groups at Bradley Arant Boult Cummings in the firm's Birmingham office. He focuses his practice on preparing and presenting dispositive motions and appellate briefs in courts around the country. Posted 4.16.12

Jesse Skinner has joined the Nashville office of Bass, Berry & Simsas an associate. Prior to joining the firm's corporate and securities practice, Jesse worked in the Houston, Texas office of Bracewell & Giuliani. Posted 4.3.12

Ben Seeger has joined the Seattle office of Washington Federal as assistant counsel. Posted 2.20.12

Alexander Fraser Denton has joined the 51-year-old Grand Rapids law firm of Rhoades McKee Alec is an addition to Rhoades McKee's litigation practice, working in the general civil and appellate areas. Posted 1.10.12

Rachel Friedman joined the Birmingham office of Burr & Forman where she practices as an associate in the firm's commercial litigation practice group, focusing on financial services litigation. Posted 1.10.12

Hannah June Smith has joined the Nashville, Tennessee law firm Holton Blackstone & Mayberry. Hannah received her LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Florida Levin College of Law in 2011. Posted 1.10.12

John Haubenreich and his wife, Sara Beth Myers (JD '09), welcomed their first child, Abigail Anne Haubenreich, on September 29. Posted 11.9.11

Eric Penkert joined Ogletree Deakins as an associate based in Greenville, South Carolina. Eric earned an LL.M. in taxation at the University of Florida in 2011. Posted 11.9.11

Jamie Lynn Thalgott joined Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck as an associate in the litigation department. A native of Las Vegas, Jamie has most recently served as a law clerk in the Federal District Court in Nevada. Posted 11.9.11

Maia T. Woodhouse has joined Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz in Nashville as an associate in the intellectual property group.

Benjamin J. Bolinger joined the Pittsburgh office of Babst Calland as an associate in its business services group. Ben's practice focuses on real estate and natural resource law. He was formerly with Delaney Dougherty and Fritz, an oil and gas boutique law firm.

Joshua L. Burgener has joined Wiseman Ashworth Law Group as an associate. He previously served as law clerk to the Honorable Thomas Brothers, Tennessee Circuit Court, Twentieth Judicial District, Sixth Circuit, in Nashville.

Ryan Holt has joined the law firm of Sherrard & Roe as an associate in the firm's litigation practice group where he will focus on commercial litigation and general appellate litigation. Prior to joining Sherrard & Roe, Ryan was a law clerk to the Honorable Gilbert S. Merritt of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Elizabeth McCostlin has joined the Nashville office of Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, where she focuses on business-related litigation.

Jamie Thalgott has joined Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck as an associate in the firm's litigation department.

Maia Woodhouse has joined Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz as an associate in the intellectual property group.

Bassel Ashley '10Ashley N. Bassel joined Bass Berry Sims as an Associate. She will work in the firm's Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice. Prior to joining the firm, she worked as a legal clerk at the Federal Public Defender's Office of Middle Tennessee and the Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee. Posted 4.19.11




Flatt Ethan '10 Ethan G. Flatt joined Bass Berry Simsas an Associate in the firm's Corporate and Securities Practice. Ethan received his M.B.A. and B.B.A. in management from the University of Mississippi. Posted 4.19.11




Grippo Allison '10

Alison K. Grippo joined Bass Berry Simsas an Associate in the firm's Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice. While in law school, Alison worked at the FTC and FCC. Posted 4.19.11





Kuninsky Daniel '10Daniel R. Kuninsky joined Bass Berry Sims as an Associate in the firm's Healthcare Practice. Before entering law school, Dan worked at Vanderbilt University Medical Center as a Program Coordinator for its HIV vaccine research unit. Posted 4.19.11




 Chris Hamp-Lyons is engaged to Betsy Noelle Burkett. The couple will marry on May 27, 2011 in Charleston, South Carolina. The couple will reside in Philadelphia. Chris will be practicing corporate law in Delaware, while Betsy pursues her graduate degree. Posted 3.29.11

Jody Shaw was honored for public service with the "Law Student Volunteer of the Year" award at the Tennessee Bar Association's Public Service Luncheon on January 22 at Nashville's War Memorial Auditorium. The award was presented by TBA Access to Justice Chair David R. Esquivel. In describing the work he did for immigrants, Shaw stressed that he felt honored to receive the award, but more importantly, honored to serve the people who trusted him and the legal system with their lives. Posted 1.27.11

Stuart A. Burkhalter has joined the Nashville firm of Riley Warnock & Jacobson where he will focus his practice on commercial litigation as an associate attorney. Posted 1.3.11

Jang Shazi '10 Shazi Jiang joins Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitzas an associate in the firm's intellectual property group. As a registered patent attorney with life science research experience, she focuses primarily on biotechnology and chemical matters. Posted 11.30.10




 Beppe Alberto Gualino, LL.M., died in Nashville after a long battle with cancer on October 31, 2010. He was 36. Beppe earned his law degree at University of Lima in his native Peru in 1998, and then earned an MBA from University of Alcala de Henares in Spain and a Certificate of Human Resources from University of Cataluna. He married Karen Goetz after being diagnosed with skin cancer in Spain in 2004, and the couple moved to Peoria, Illinois, where both worked for Caterpillar. Beppe and Karen relocated to Nashville with the company two years later. Beppe earned his LL.M. at Vanderbilt while working full time and enduring weekly chemotherapy sessions. He loved to travel and was fluent in Spanish, English, French, Italian, Portuguese and Catalan. Even while fighting cancer, Beppe continued doing community service work. He is survived by his wife, Karen Goetz, his parents, grandmother and brother, and many members of his

White,Kathryn'10engagement Kathryn Ann White and Jason Peyton St. Peters, both of Nashville, were married July 31, 2010.