Class of 2020

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Meaghan Maus has been named One to Watch on the 2024 Best Lawyers in America list. Maus is an associate attorney at Johnson Jackson PLLC, a firm that specializes in labor and employment law in Tampa, Florida. Posted 9.10.23

Nicole Molner joined O'Melveny & Myers LLP in 2022 as an associate in their New York City office after completing two clerkships with bankruptcy judges in the Northern District of Florida and the Eastern District of New York. Molner's practice focuses on corporate bankruptcy and restructuring matters in and out of court across a variety of industries, including governmental sectors, financial services, and cryptocurrency. Posted 9.10.23


Allison P. Barkett is now an attorney at Dean Mead in the firm's Business Litigation Department. Barkett's practice focuses on representing corporate clients in matters related to disputes, including real estate and contract actions. Posted 5.3.23

Maja A. Hartzell has joined Bass, Berry & Sims in the firm's Nashville office, where she will focus in Labor & Employment Practice. Hartzell represents employers in a range of labor and employment law matters, defending against claims of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation before federal and state courts and other administrative entities. She has experience defending clients against claims arising under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Family and Medical Leave Act, state whistleblowing statutes, along with the prosecution and defense of claims alleging breaches of restrictive covenants. In addition, Hartzell counsels employers on employee handbooks, employment agreements, and other employment policies and practices in response to and in compliance with developments in employment law. Posted 3.2.23


Meaghan Maus received the 2022 Young Lawyers Division Member of the Year Award from the Tampa Bay Chapter of the Federal Bar Association (TBCFBA). She is pictured here with 2000 grad Erin Jackson, who was awarded the TBCFBA's 2022 George C. Carr Memorial Award. Both awards were handed out at the organization’s annual luncheon on December 6, 2022. Posted 1.4.23


Nanci McKenzie is now the executive vice president, compliance & product strategy for Affirmative Technologies. She adopted two teenage brothers from the Florida foster care system in 2021. McKenzie has also been appointed to Nacha's Payment Innovation Alliance's Fraud, Risk, and Regulatory Committee. Posted 4.13.22


Fady Ghaly has joined the firm Bass, Berry & Sims in Nashville, where he counsels companies on commercial transactions and securities regulations. Posted 8.25.21


Ryan Dyson is now an associate at Sniffen & Spellman, P.A. in Tallahassee. Posted 5.20.21


Fady Ghaly has joined Miller & Martin PLLC as an associate in their Chattanooga office. Posted 4.1.21


Caron Byrd joined Maynard Cooper & Gale in Birmingham, AL, as an associate in their Public Finance Practice. Posted 12.8.20


Daniela Donoso is a recipient of the 2020 Equal Justice Works Fellowship. She will be hosted at Legal Services of North Florida, where she will create a comprehensive immigration advocacy program in North Florida to serve immigrants who are low income and/or crime victims. Donoso's fellowship is cosponsored by Greenberg Traurig LLP and The Florida Bar Foundation. Posted 5.26.20