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Another 40 Under 40 Honoree

Last month two Washington and Lee alumni, David Foster, of the Class of 1998, and Paul E. Wright, of the Class of 1995, were named to Philadelphia Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 list. That caused us to start looking for other examples of alums who have been so honored recently.

So far, we have located one other — Billy Poynter, of the Class of 1998, in Norfolk, but we’re confident that there are more and invite you to let us know of others.

Billy was named to the list of Inside Business: The Business Journal of Hampton Roads in October. A partner in the Virginia Beach law firm, Williams Mullen, Billy specializes in intellectual property litigation, including patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. He’s been instrumental in making the firm a leader in intellectual property practice and is co-editor of the company’s blog, Rocket Docket IP Litigation.  Billy received a B.S. in chemistry and a B.A. in medieval and renaissance studies as an undergrad, then received his law degree from the University of Virginia.

In addition to the 40 Under 40 honor, Billy has also been named to the Virginia Super Lawyers Rising Stars in intellectual property litigation. He’s secretary of the board of the Virginia Opera.

Here’s a link to Billy’s listing in Inside Business.

Be sure to let us know of others on the 40 Under 40 lists.

If you know any W&L alumni who would be great profile subjects, tell us about them! Nominate them for a web profile.