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Lillian Watson

Assistant Professor of Business Law
Koury Business Center 205
2075 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244
lwatson4@elon.edu (336) 278-5839

Education

WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW/ WASHINGTON AND LEE SCHOOL OF LAW

Attended Washington and Lee Law School, September 1980 through May 1981, then transferred to Wake Forest Law School and received J.D. Degree in May 1983

Honors: Articles Editor for Wake Forest Law Review; Staff member of Wake Forest Law Review; Finalist in First-Year Moot Court Competition

 

WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY,   Winston-Salem, N.C.

 B.A. History, Cum Laude ;Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society, Dean’s List all four years; Student Research and Writing Assistant to History Department

 

Employment History

HIGHER EDUCATION TEACHING POSITIONS

                      

  Adjunct  Assistant Professor             ELON UNIVERSITY

    (Full time)                        Currently teaching sections of and Business Communications and Business Law                                      

                   

 

  Instructor                          BECKER INSTITUTE

                                            Currently Teaching Regulatory Section of CPA preparatory course in summer.

 

 Adjunct Professor             GUILFORD COLLEGE

                                            Teaching sections of Business Law on an as needed basis.

 

                                             

 

 RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE

 

Of Counsel                         WOMBLE, CARLYLE, SANDRIDGE & RICE

                                            Independently handled various kinds of creditor representation,                    

                                           litigation and workouts in Chapters 7, 11 and 13 bankruptcy cases

                                         in Southeast and Delaware.

 

Partner                                IVEY, MCCLELLAN, GATTON, & TALCOTT

                                              P.O. Box 3324, Greensboro, NC 27402

                                             Worked on all aspects of Chapter 11 and 7 and Workouts as Attorney for Debtors,

                                              creditors and as Attorney for Chapter 7 Trustees; also handled general litigation; contracts;

                                              and other aspects of a commercial practice.

 

 Staff Attorney                    JEFFERSON-PILOT LEGAL DEPARTMENT

                                            P.O. Box 21008, Greensboro, NC 27420

                                            Hired, communicated with and supervised outside litigation counsel; managed contract              

                                            drafting and negotiation.

 

Law Clerk                           JUDGE JAMES B. WOLFE, JR. (Deceased)

                                            U. S. Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of North Carolina

                                            101 South Edgeworth Street, Greensboro, NC 27401

                                            Served as a federal judicial clerk; wrote decisions and memorandums of law.

                                                      

 

 

Courses Taught

BUS 221 Legal and Ethical Environment of Business

BUS 202 Business Communications

BUS/ACC 473 Commercial Law

Publications

Published: Contributing Author to North Carolina Bankruptcy Manual (2007and 2012);

        Pinto, A Look at the Consumer Credit Amendments to the Bankruptcy Code, 6 The Bankruptcy Lawyer,

         No 2 (December 1984)    

Presentations

 Speaker/Manuscript: “Bankruptcy Basics for Real Estate Professionals”, High Point Realtors Assn (1995);

      “When Lightning Strikes Twice, Bankruptcy and Divorce, NC Annual Seminar for Family Practitioners (1999)                                         

      “Jaws-Avoiding Ethical Pitfalls” NC Middle District Bankruptcy Seminar (May 2002)

                                                

Newsletters and Grants: Prepared semiannual newsletters and grant applications for Project Potential, a Davidson County Nonprofit organization.

 

Professional Activities

 Related Training and Experience: Licensed and Trained as Certified Mediator; Private commercial law practice required the ability to effectively communicate  with a diverse constituency, including clients, attorneys, accountants, business leaders, staff members and domestic and international investors. Familiar with all forms of business communications and often called upon to assist other attorneys and business leaders with proposals and written communication.