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From the Alumni Board president

Thank you for the opportunity to serve as your new president of the Emory Law Alumni Board. I am humbled by this chance to give back to the school that gave me the foundation for my professional career. 

Fink 92L

Alumni Board President Benjamin I. Fink

For those who do not know me personally, this year marks my 30th year at Berman Fink Van Horn in Atlanta (known by a different name when I first started), where my practice focuses on business and employment litigation with a particular emphasis on noncompete, trade secret, and other competition-related disputes. I am proud to be celebrating 25 years of practice with fellow Emory Law alumni Jeff Berman 82L and Charles Van Horn 94L. The fact that nine of our twenty lawyers are Emory Law graduates and that 100% of the Emory Law alumni in our firm have contributed to the annual fund every year for nearly a decade through the EmoryLaw@Work program are additional sources of pride for me and my firm.

I have several goals during my term, including:

  • Increasing alumni engagement;
  • Increasing alumni giving;
  • Supporting the DEI goals of the law school;
  • Supporting student and alumni career development; and
  • Increasing awareness of and regard for Emory Law among all alumni and the legal community.

I hope I can count on you to help me achieve these goals. As my predecessor, Annalisa Bloodworth 04L, previously stated in these pages, “I invite you to think back on the foundation— in skills and in relationships — which you built at Emory Law. … To remain a place where great foundations can be built, Emory Law needs its alumni … to share our experiences and ideas, our help in launching new graduates, and our financial support.” If you are engaged with the law school, thank you for your time and commitment. If you have not been active with the law school in a while, now is a great time to get engaged. Please reach out if you want to discuss how you can do so. The entire Emory Law community is deeply grateful to Annalisa for her dedication and service.

Finally, my affinity for Emory Law runs deep. It is where I met my incredible wife Robin 92L and where our son Henry 23L is learning the “family business.” I am thrilled that Henry has had the opportunity to experience amazing professors like Richard Freer, Frank Vandall, and Jeffery Pennell like Robin and I did more than 30 years ago.

Benjamin I. Fink 92L is a shareholder at Berman Fink Van Horn in Atlanta.

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