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Mercer Law's LL.M. in Federal Criminal Practice and Procedure is the only program in the nation designed for law school graduates seeking to prepare themselves for federal criminal practice as a prosecutor, Federal Defender, or private defense counsel.

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Anton F. Mertens, ’87, Joins Burr & Forman LLP

Anton F. Mertens, ’87, joined the Atlanta Office of Burr & Forman as a partner in December 2012. Burr & Forman, a Southeast regional firm with over 300 attorneys, represents clients in numerous practice areas, ranging from commercial litigation and class actions to corporate transactions, including bankruptcy and restructurings. Mertens advises clients in several immigration matters, including visas, labor certifications, compliance procedures, consular representation and citizenship for foreign executives, managers and professionals.

Nicholas J. Laybourn, ’05, Named Partner at HunterMaclean

Nicholas J. Laybourn, ’05, was named a partner at the office of HunterMaclean in January 2013. HunterMaclean represents businesses and individuals in all areas of litigation as well as in corporate, tax, real estate, health care, information technology, business, transportation and maritime law.

 

Anne Kaufold-Wiggins, ’05, Named Partner at Balch & Bingham

Anne Kaufold-Wiggins, ’05, was promoted to partner at Balch & Bingham LLP, where her Georgia litigation practice is growing. Her practice consists of trial and appellate matters, including products liability and casualty litigation, land use matters and commercial litigation.

 

John C. Gordon, ’79, Elected Board Chair of Skyland Trail

John C. Gordon, ’79, was elected to the chair position of the Skyland Trail board of directors. He assumed this position on Dec. 6 2012. Skyland Trail is a nonprofit treatment facility for adults with mental illness.

Gordon is president of Gordon Document Products, Inc. and managing partner of its sister company, Perfect Circle Renewable Energy. He has been a member of the Skyland Trail leadership team for more than 20 years.
 

Recent Renovations

Several projects and renovations have transformed the 58-year-old Law School building this past year as part of a long-term plan to enhance its facilities. “The condition of the space in which we learn and work can communicate a great deal about the Law School’s commitment to the success of its students, faculty and staff,” said Associate Dean and Chief Operating Officer Michael Dean. “I think the most recent renovations, and those forthcoming, are a reflection of our priority at the Law School to continuously improve our learning and working environment." 


 

 

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Mercer Law School is home of the Legal Writing Institute and the National Criminal Defense College.