University’s Legal Department announces staff changes

Wake Forest announced staff changes in the Legal Department, recently:

Dina J. Marty, an attorney in the Legal Department, has been promoted from Counsel to Deputy General Counsel.  She joined the department in 2001 as Assistant Counsel, was promoted to Associate Counsel in 2006 and then to Counsel in 2011.

While at Wake Forest, her work has focused on a variety of practice areas, including Title IX, student affairs, privacy and security, and many other higher education regulatory and compliance matters.

Before coming to Wake Forest, Marty clerked for Judge Trevor Sharp in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina.  She graduated from Drake University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications, and she earned her law degree from Wake Forest School of Law.

Peter J. Paukstelis joined the University as Associate Counsel in the legal department, where his duties focus on issues involving intercollegiate athletics.  Since 2008, he served as associate general counsel at Kansas State University.  Prior to working in higher education, he managed his own law firm, served as a senior associate at Latham & Watkins in Los Angeles, and worked as an associate at Stinson LLP in Kansas City.

He graduated from the University of Kansas with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and biology and earned his law degree from the University of Michigan Law School.