Lisa Hoppenjans joins Dowd Bennett

Dowd Bennett is pleased to announce that Lisa Hoppenjans has joined the firm as an associate.  Ms. Hoppenjans recently completed a clerkship with the Hon. Susan H. Black of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.  She graduated summa cum laude from Duke University School of Law in 2010, where she was Notes Editor for the Duke Law Journal and a member of the Moot Court Board.  She also participated in the school’s Appellate Litigation Clinic, where she was part of a team that prevailed in an appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.  During law school, Ms. Hoppenjans spent summers working for the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee; the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Employment Litigation Section; and a New York law firm.  Prior to attending law school, Ms. Hoppenjans spent four years as a newspaper reporter for The News & Observer of Raleigh, NC and the Winston-Salem Journal.  She graduated summa cum laude from Wake Forest University in 2003.

Ms. Hoppenjans’ practice will focus on commercial litigation and appellate litigation.

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