The Elon University School of Law Advisory Board includes prominent judges, attorneys and business leaders who advise the university about the law school’s development.
The board is chaired by David Gergen, who served as director of communications for President Reagan and held positions in the administrations of Presidents Nixon, Ford and Clinton.
Below are the members of the board:
Noel Allen, Raleigh, N.C.; President, Founding and Managing Partner, Allen & Pinnix, PA; Elon University trustee
Rhoda Bryan Billings, Lewisville, N.C.; N.C. Supreme Court, 1985-86, Chief Justice 1986; President, N.C. Bar Association, 1991-92; Professor Emeritus, Wake Forest University School of Law
Marc Bishop, Greensboro, N.C.; Partner, Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard, LLP
R. Steve Bowden, Greensboro, N.C.; Principal, R. Steve Bowden & Associates; member, University of North Carolina Board of Governors
Jay J. Chaudhuri, Raleigh, N.C.; North Carolina State Senator, District 16; former General Counsel & Senior Policy Advisor, Office of the North Carolina State Treasurer
Donald R. Dancer, Raleigh, N.C.; former Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, International Rectifier Corporation; Distinguished Practitioner in Residence, Elon Law
James G. Exum Jr., Greensboro, N.C.; retired, Smith Moore Leatherwood, LLP; N.C. Supreme Court, 1974-94, Chief Justice, 1986-94; N.C. House of Representatives, 1967
Henry E. Frye, Greensboro, N.C.; retired, Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard LLP; N.C. Supreme Court, 1983-2000, Chief Justice, 1999-2000; N.C. House of Representatives, 1968-80; N.C. Senate, 1980-82
John Fukunaga, Culver City, Calif.; Executive Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, Sony Pictures Entertainment
David Gergen (Chair), Cambridge, Mass.; former adviser to four U.S. presidents; Professor of Public Service, Director of the Center for Public Leadership, Harvard Kennedy School
Ellen M. Gregg, Winston-Salem, N.C.; Partner, Womble Bond Dickinson LLP; member, N.C. Chief Justice's Commission on Professionalism, 2005-2008
Bassam (Sam) N. Ibrahim, Alexandria, Va.; Attorney and Shareholder, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC
Mark S. Jetton ‘06 L’09, Charlotte, N.C.; Founding Partner, Jetton & Meredith, PLLC
Ronny Lancaster, Washington, D.C.; Senior Vice President of Public Affairs and Government Relations, Assurant, Inc.
Edward Lichtenstein, Chicago, Ill.; Managing Partner, The Law Offices of Edward Lichtenstein, P.C.
Robert E. (Bobby) Long Jr., Greensboro, N.C.; Granville Capital, Inc.; Elon University trustee
Maureen O’Connor, Durham, N.C.; Executive Vice President of Diversified Businesses, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of NC; retired, President of Mosaic Health Solutions
Susan I. Permut, Hopkinton, Mass.; Senior Vice President & Deputy General Counsel (retired), EMC Corporation
Carole Simms, Greensboro, N.C.; Partner, Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP
James C. (Jack) Spencer Jr., Burlington, N.C.; N.C. Emergency Superior Court Judge, 2009-present; N.C. Resident Superior Court Judge, Judicial District 15A, 1994-2009; private law practice 1969-94
Jonathan Wall, Greensboro, N.C.; Higgins Benjamin, PLLC; chair, Labor Law Council, N.C. Bar Association, 2008-2009
Ed Doherty, Chair, Elon University Board of Trustees
Andrea Davis L'12, President, Elon Law Alumni Association and attorney with Brock and Scott PLLC
Jennifer Ruby L'10, Immediate Past President, Elon Law Alumni Association and attorney with Black, Slaughter & Black, PA
Law School Representatives
Connie Ledoux Book, President, Elon University
Steven D. House, Provost, Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor - Biology, Elon University
Tim Peeples, Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs & Professor - English, Elon University
Luke Bierman, Dean and Professor of Law