Nancy Scott Degan, J.D. ’83, of the New Orleans office of the law firm Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, P.C., was nominated to lead the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Section of Litigation, which is the ABA’s largest specialty section, having approximately 60,000 members. She will assume the role of vice chair of the Section of Litigation in August 2012 at the conclusion of the ABA Annual Meeting. She will serve as vice chair from 2012 to 2013, and as chair-elect from 2013 to 2014. Upon conclusion of the 2014 ABA Annual meeting, she will begin a one-year term as the chair of the ABA Section of Litigation.