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Announcing the Center’s New Executive Director

By on May 13, 2022 Categories: ,

After serving as the executive director since the Center opened in February 2019, Jake will be joining the faculty of Pepperdine University Caruso School of Law this summer. The Center’s subject-matter experts and founders, faculty co-directors Joseph and Darrell, will continue to oversee the mission and work of the Center, and they recently completed a wide-ranging search for a new executive director. We’re excited to announce that another Duke Law alumnus will be taking the helm: Andrew Willinger!

Andrew is currently a litigation associate at Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler in New York, where he specializes in complex commercial disputes in the healthcare industry, defamation, and false advertising. Andrew also advises corporate and nonprofit clients on employment matters, with a focus on issues related to COVID-19 vaccination, and provides pro bono representation to military veterans. 

From 2018 to 2019, Andrew served as a law clerk to Judge William Osteen, Jr. of the Middle District of North Carolina. Andrew is a 2016 graduate of Duke Law School, where he was a member of the Duke Law Journal and participated in the Guantanamo Defense Clinic and the Asia-America Institute in Transnational Law. Andrew has spent time working and traveling in China, and he enjoys playing squash and watching the New York Mets in his free time.

Andrew will take over the role in late June, and we couldn’t be more happy to welcome him back to Duke!