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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.; Founding and Managing Partner, Allen and 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 and Member of Management Committee, 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.; former General Counsel, Office of the North Carolina State Treasurer

Donald R. Dancer, Greensboro, N.C.; former Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, International Rectifier Corporation; Distinguished Practitioner in Residence, Elon Law

James G. Exum, Greensboro, N.C.; 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.; Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard LLP (retired); 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.; Member, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice PLLC; member, N.C. Chief Justice's Commission on Professionalism, 2005-2008

Bassam “Sam” N. Ibrahim, Alexandria, V.A.; Attorney and Shareholder, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

Ronny Lancaster, 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; President of Mosaic Health Solutions (retired)

Susan I. Permut, Hopkinton, Mass.; Senior Vice President & Deputy General Counsel (retired), EMC Corporation

Carole Bruce Simms, Greensboro, N.C.; Partner, Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP; member of the board of directors, The Greensboro Partnership

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

Ex Officio

Kerrii Anderson ‘79, 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

Leo M. Lambert, 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

Winter 2017