January 11, 2010 16:06 Age: 4 yrs

Emory Law Alumnus Named to University Board of Trustees

Layne 79L 79B

Jonathan Layne 79L 79B was one of two new members named to the Emory University Board of Trustees.

Layne and Susan Cahoon 68C were elected during the boardís June meeting.

Layne is a partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP in Los Angeles, where he co-chairs the mergers and acquisitions group and is a member of the firmís executive committee. He has extensive experience in advising corporate boards and is a frequent lecturer on mergers and acquisitions and corporate and securities law topics.

The 42-member board of trustees oversees the governance and long-range fiduciary health of the University. Alumni trustees serve six years. Nominees are selected by the Emory Alumni Board and submitted to the board of trustees for consideration and approval.

Other Emory Law alumni serving as trustees include Henry L. Bowden Jr. 74L, Walter M. Deriso Jr. 68C 72L, C. Robert Henrikson 72L, Ruth J. Katz 77L and Chilton D. Varner 76L. 

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