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Jennifer Lyday and Diana Santos Johnson Attend ABI’s 2021 Class of “40 Under 40” Winter Leadership Conference

Dec 12, 2021

Waldrep Wall Babcock & Bailey PLLC’s very own Jennifer Lyday and Diana Santos Johnson were among the American Bankruptcy Institute’s honorees for its 2021 Class of “40 Under 40”!

Jennifer and Diana recently attended the ABI’s Winter Leadership Conference, December 9-11, at the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, California where they received their award.

ABI’s “40 Under 40” program recognizes emerging leaders in the insolvency profession who are committed to the highest standards of achievement at work and in their communities. More than 200 candidates, each with outstanding records of professional achievement and community leadership, were evaluated by 20 judges. Honorees were chosen from both large and small firms from every region of the country, and represent diverse practice areas such as law, finance, consulting, academia, government and more. The goal of ABI’s “40 under 40” initiative is not simply to create a one-time ceremony, but to fully engage those selected as future leaders in the insolvency profession and to build on the initiative each year.

Congratulations, Jennifer and Diana!

Can You Sell Your Practice To Private Equity?

Nov 23, 2021

Our very own Jim Wall recently wrote an article that was published in the November issue of Medical Professionals - Triad Magazine, "Can You Sell Your Practice To Private Equity?" Click here to read the article. It's a very interesting topic in the health care industry today!

Several of Our Attorneys Recently Attended the “Speak Up For Children” Fundraiser

Oct 26, 2021

The Children’s Law Center of Central North Carolina held their annual “Speak Up For Children” fundraiser on October 7, 2021. Among those in attendance were Waldrep Wall Attorney’s Jennifer Lyday, Evan Lee, and Diana Santos Johnson! Our Firm was thrilled to participate as a Voice Sponsor. A special thank you to Jennifer Lyday for serving as Chair of the Board! What a fun and exciting evening it was!

Diana Santos Johnson Joins Our Firm as Our Newest Associate

Oct 20, 2021

Waldrep Wall Babcock & Bailey PLLC is excited to announce that Diana Santos Johnson has joined our firm as our newest Associate.

Prior to joining our firm, Diana worked as a Staff Attorney at Legal Aid of North Carolina, Inc. She also served as an Associate Attorney at Bolton Law Group, P.A. representing individual and small business debtors in bankruptcy proceedings in the Middle District of North Carolina.

We would also like to congratulate Diana on recently becoming one of the American Bankruptcy Institute's honorees of its 2021 Class of “40 Under 40” initiative.

Diana brings tremendous talent and experience to our firm and bankruptcy team. Her direct phone number is (336) 717-1302, and her email address is

Vanguard Law Magazine Publishes Article on Cone Health

Oct 15, 2021

Robert Bryson Carter, Vice President and General Counsel for Cone Health, was featured in the Fall issue of Vanguard Law Magazine, and Waldrep Wall Babcock & Bailey PLLC ran a Quarter Page Ad in support. Click here to read the article as it appeared in the magazine, “It’s Value Over Volume at NC Health Care System.”

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