News Release: People, University News

Sep. 14,  2010

Emory General Counsel Hires New Associates

Tracy S. Dawson of Lithonia, Ga., and Adrian L. Jackson of Atlanta have been named associate general counsels in Emory University’s Office of the General Counsel, according to Stephen Sencer, interim general counsel for the university. 

Dawson, former deputy general counsel for Grady Health System, focuses on health  care matters. Jackson, former senior assistant city attorney for the city of Atlanta, focuses on real estate matters.

Dawson joined Grady Health System in 2004, serving as associate general counsel (2004-2009), deputy general counsel (2009-2010), and acting general counsel (2007). She also has practiced as an associate with the Atlanta law firms of Alston & Bird, LLP and Love, Willingham, Peters, Gilleland & Monyak, LLP.

Dawson received her J.D. degree from Howard University in 2001, where she served as a member of the Howard Law Journal. In 1995, she received her B.S.N. degree from Tuskegee University. Prior to attending law school, Dawson worked as a registered nurse in labor and delivery and maternal-child health.

She is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association, the National Bar Association and the National Association of College and University Attorneys.

Jackson served as the primary real estate attorney for the city of Atlanta from 2006-2010. In this capacity, he was chairman of the real estate legal subgroup and support staff supervisor for the city’s commercial transactions practice group.

He also has practiced real estate law with Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan LLP and served as a real estate attorney for Post Properties. Prior to attending law school, Jackson was a budget analyst for the Massachusetts House Ways and Means Committee.

Jackson holds a J.D. degree from Duke University School of Law and an undergraduate degree with honors from Harvard University.


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