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EPIC honors leaders in public interest
By Emory University School of Law | Emory Law | February 14, 2017

EPIC Honors :
Stacey Abrams, House Minority Leader for the Georgia General Assembly & State Representative for the 89th House District; Teresa Wynn Roseborough, Executive VP, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, The Home Depot; Teri Plummer McClure, Chief HR Officer and Senior VP, Global Human Resources, Labor Relations and Employment Communications, The United Parcel Service; Steve Gottlieb, Executive Director, Atlanta Legal Aid Society; Sarah Geraghty, Managing Attorney, Impact Litigation, Southern Center for Human Rights; Sara Totonchi, Executive Director, Southern Center for Human Rights Randee Waldman, Clinical Professor of Law and Director, Barton Juvenile Defender Clinic; Amanda Quiles 17L; Dean Robert Schapiro

As part of its annual Inspiration Awards, the Emory Public Interest Committee (EPIC) honored a student and three community members for their outstanding contributions to public service. Amanda Quiles 17L received the newly named Mark and Rebekah Wasserman Public Service Award while the principal awards of the evening went to a managing attorney, a general counsel, and a chief human resources officer.

Sarah Geraghty, the managing attorney of the Impact Litigation Unit at the Southern Center for Human Rights, received the Unsung Devotion to Those Most in Need award.

Teresa Wynn Roseborough, executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary at The Home Depot, received the Outstanding Leadership in the Public Interest award.  

Teri Plummer McClure 88L is human resources officer and senior vice president of human resources and labor and employment communications for United Parcel Service (UPS). She received the Lifetime Commitment to Public Service Award.

“Honoring the work of individuals such as this year's honorees shines a spotlight on the value of public service performed by very successful lawyers,” said Rita Sheffey, assistant dean for public service. “It inspires our students who want to pursue public service careers at the same time it supports them by raising money for summer grants for otherwise unfunded public interest positions.”