Robinson Bradshaw Adds 12 AttorneysPDF
Robinson Bradshaw is pleased to welcome 12 attorneys to the firm, enhancing bench strength across many areas including corporate finance, litigation, environmental, and employment and labor.
Rebecca D. Floyd is a transactional attorney with experience representing financial institutions and companies across a variety of financial transactions, including lending work and private credit matters.
Before joining Robinson Bradshaw, she was an attorney at Mayer Brown in Charlotte. Floyd received both her law degree with honors and her bachelor’s degree with distinction from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Erica M. Hicks represents clients in a broad range of transactional matters, with a focus on corporate finance.
Prior to joining Robinson Bradshaw, she was an attorney at K&L Gates in Charlotte. Hicks earned her law degree from Vanderbilt University and her bachelor’s degree with highest distinction from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Margaret R. McLoughlin is a business litigator. She has represented clients in regulatory and criminal investigations, securities litigation and complex commercial disputes. McLoughlin also maintains an active pro bono practice.
Before joining Robinson Bradshaw, McLoughlin was an attorney at Shearman & Sterling LLP in New York City. She holds a law degree from Duke University, a master’s degree from Yale Divinity School and a bachelor’s degree magna cum laude from Georgetown University.
Emma W. Perry has represented businesses in actions involving a broad array of claims, including breach of contract, fraud, patent infringement, trade secret misappropriation and trademark infringement. She has experience at all stages of litigation, including requests for preliminary injunctive relief, discovery, dispositive motions, trial and appeal.
Prior to joining Robinson Bradshaw, Perry was an attorney at Yetter Coleman in Houston. She clerked for Judge Edith H. Jones on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Perry received her law degree with high honors from the University of Texas and her bachelor’s degree summa cum laude from Baylor University.
Melissa A. Romanzo represents clients in high-stakes litigation including environmental and toxic tort claims, contract disputes, employment matters and class actions. Her environmental experience spans defending utilities in enforcement actions under federal law, to handling litigation over coal combustion residuals for major utility companies. Romanzo also handles complex employment discrimination, harassment, retaliation, Fair Credit Reporting Act, OSHA and wage-and-hour disputes, including class actions.
Before joining Robinson Bradshaw, she was an attorney at Hunton Andrews Kurth in Charlotte. Romanzo holds a law degree cum laude from the University of Notre Dame and a bachelor’s degree cum laude from Davidson College.
Emily D. Burwell earned her law degree magna cum laude from the University of Florida Levin College of Law where she was notes and comments editor of the Florida Law Review. Burwell received her bachelor’s degree summa cum laude in biochemistry with a minor in business administration from Clemson University.
Jordan T. DeJaco earned her law degree magna cum laude from the University of South Carolina School of Law where she was associate editor-in-chief of the South Carolina Law Review and a member of Order of the Coif. She received her bachelor’s degree in health science with a concentration in American public policy from Furman University. Before joining Robinson Bradshaw, DeJaco clerked for Chief Judge Louis A. Bledsoe III of the North Carolina Business Court.
Harrison B. Hull earned his law degree cum laude from the Duke University School of Law where he was content editor of the Duke Law & Technology Review. Hull received his bachelor’s degree magna cum laude in politics and international affairs with a minor in English from Wake Forest University.
Laura E. Johnson earned her law degree with high honors from the University of North Carolina School of Law where she was comments editor of the North Carolina Law Review and a member of Order of the Coif. Johnson graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Furman University where she earned her bachelor’s degree summa cum laude in politics & international affairs and religion with a minor in poverty studies.
Evelyn V.P. Sechler earned her law degree and an LL.M. in law and entrepreneurship magna cum laude from Duke University School of Law. Sechler was research editor of the Law and Contemporary Problems journal and a member of Order of the Coif. She graduated summa cum laude from Pennsylvania State University, earning a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a concentration in business.
Anna Claire Tucker earned her law degree magna cum laude from the University of South Carolina School of Law where she was articles editor of the South Carolina Law Review and received the South Carolina Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel Award. Tucker received her bachelor’s degree cum laude in economics with minors in history and politics & international affairs from Wake Forest University.
Desirae C. Williams earned her law degree cum laude from the Michigan State University College of Law where she was senior notes editor of the Michigan State Law Review and a member of the Geoffrey Fieger Trial Practice Institute. Williams received her bachelor’s degree summa cum laude in economics and legal studies from Central Michigan University.
Burwell, DeJaco, Floyd, Hicks, Johnson, McLoughlin, Romanzo, Tucker and Williams work in the firm’s Charlotte office. Hull, Perry and Sechler work from the firm’s Research Triangle office.