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Frank McKay, ’91, Named Chairman of State Board of Workers’ Compensation

Frank McKay, ’91, was appointed chairman of Georgia’s State Board of Workers’ Compensation by Georgia Governor Nathan Deal in early February 2013. McKay is a partner in the Gainesville law firm Stewart, Melvin & Frost and has practiced law before the Board of Workers' Compensation for 22 years. He has also served as a Georgia special assistant attorney general and served on the State Board’s Advisory Council.

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal Named Georgian of the Year

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal, a double graduate of Mercer (B.A. '64 and J.D. '66), was named Georgian of the Year by Georgia Trend magazine in its January issue. Mercer is well represented in the latest Georgia Trend listings of the most influential Georgians. In addition to Governor Deal, Mercer University President William D. Underwood was named one of the 100 most influential people in the state.


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.



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Mercer Law School’s Moot Court Program has been listed among the Top 20 in the nation.