11.08.2011 Williams Mullen Announces Four First-Year Associates Have Joined the Firm Williams Mullen announced today that four first-year associates have joined the firm.

Joseph E. Blackburn, III has joined the firm’s Litigation team in the Richmond office. Mr. Blackburn earned a B.A. in Economics from the University of Virginia and a J.D., summa cum laude, from the University of Richmond School of Law, where he was the top ranked student in his graduating class.

Reba M. Mendoza has joined William’s Mullen’s Labor and Employment Law division in the firm’s Richmond office. Ms. Mendoza received a B.A. in Biological Anthropology and Anatomy from Duke University; an M.A. in Anthropology from the University of Georgia; and a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.

Caroline W. Stanton will be joining the firm’s Corporate Law section in Williams Mullen’s Richmond office. She earned a B.A. with Distinction from the University of Virginia, College of Arts and Sciences, with a major in Politics. Ms. Stanton studied abroad at University of Queensland. She earned a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.

Katherine C. Thornton will be joining Williams Mullen’s Corporate Law section in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. Ms. Thornton earned a B.S. in Nuclear Science and Engineering with a minor in Political Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; a Master of Business from the Owen Graduate School of Management; and a J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School.

Williams Mullen CEO Thomas R. Frantz commented, “We could not be more pleased that these ambitious, intelligent young attorneys have chosen to join Williams Mullen. We are confident all four will thrive in our environment of teamwork and collaboration.”

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