Maryam Al-Zoubi has joined Bull City Lawyer in Durham, where she will focus on immigration defense. Al-Zoubi was previously an assistant district attorney in New York City.
Maggie Basu has joined Smith Moore Leatherwood in the firm’s Greensboro office. Basu joins the firm’s trusts and estates team, focusing her practice on estate tax, gift tax and charitable gift planning. She comes to the firm from the wealth management division of Wells Fargo.
Taber Cathcart has joined Womble Bond Dickinson’s Charlotte office. Cathcart represents financial institutions, investment firms and institutional investors in debt transactions and comes to Womble Bond Dickinson from Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney in Charlotte.
Ken Gish has rejoined K&L Gates in the firm’s Charlotte office, where he will be of counsel in its power practice. Gish returns to the firm from the Lexington, Kentucky, office of Stites & Harbison, where he was a partner in its energy and natural resources practice.
Lauren Cook Jackson has joined Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton in the firm’s Winston-Salem office. She joins as counsel in the firm’s corporate, finance, and real estate department and comes to the firm from Sidley Austin in Washington, D.C.
Gerald Roach, managing partner at Smith Anderson, has been elected the new chair of the board of trustees for Wake Forest University, where he has served the last three years as vice chair. His term as chair began July 1.
Goldberg Segalla has opened a new office in Raleigh. It is the firm’s second office in the state, following the Greensboro office that opened in 2015. The office will include partners Leann Gerlach, Ben Greenberg, and Gregory Horner, and associates Michael Goode, Alexandra Kensinger, and Amy Pagani.