Four Associates Join Wyrick Robbins

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RALEIGH, NC—Wyrick Robbins is pleased to announce the recent addition of four associates.

Annalise Farris joins the firm’s M&A, Emerging Growth Companies and Capital Markets practice groups. Her practice focuses on a variety of areas, including general corporate law, venture capital, securities law, and mergers and acquisitions. Annalise received her Bachelor of Arts in political science from UNC Chapel Hill, graduating Phi Beta Kappa. She was a Chancellors’ Scholar at UNC School of Law, where she received her J.D. with High Honors. During law school, Annalise served as a staff member and Symposium Editor of the North Carolina Law Review and received the Harry Bane Award for Academic Excellence: Outstanding Writing Prize.

Christie Hartinger joins the firm’s M&A, Capital Markets, and Emerging Growth Companies practice groups. She practices in a variety of areas of corporate law, including mergers & acquisitions, commercial contracts, general corporate matters, company formation and financing, venture capital, and private placements. Christie received her J.D., magna cum laude and Order of the Coif, from Wake Forest University School of Law. She received her B.S. in Business Administration from Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. During law school, Christie served as an editor of the Wake Forest Law Review.

Lorna Knick joins the firm’s Capital Markets, M&A and Emerging Growth Companies practice groups. Her practice focuses on a variety of areas, including capital markets, securities law, mergers & acquisitions, venture capital and general corporate law. Lorna is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she received her B.A. in Political Science with highest distinction. Lorna received her J.D., cum laude, from Duke Law School, where she was a Stafford Law Scholar and Wake County Bar Association Memorial Scholarship recipient. During law school, Lorna served as a staff member and editor of the Duke Journal of Gender Law and Policy and a volunteer with Volunteer Income Tax Assistance.

Dana Messinger joins the firm’s Commercial Litigation practice group. She handles matters involving contract disputes, business torts, and claims against healthcare clients and clients in the consumer financial services arena. She handles cases in federal and state court, as well as before the American Arbitration Association. Dana received her B.A. in Mathematics, cum laude, and her M.Ed. in Secondary Mathematics Education from Vanderbilt University, where she also competed for four years as a member of Vanderbilt’s varsity women’s lacrosse team. Dana received her J.D., with honors, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. While at Chapel Hill, Dana was a member of the Holderness National Moot Court team and competed in the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and the American College of Trial Lawyers National Moot Court Competition.