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Nineteen Columbus School of Law graduates joined Dean Daniel F. Attridge and Professor David Lipton for a luncheon at the Rockville, Maryland headquarters of FINRA on February 28, 2013.
Michael F. Curtin, a member and former chair of the law school’s Board of Visitors, was recognized with the Father John O'Connor Empowerment Award on Oct. 28, 2012 by the Catholic Charities Caritas Awards Mass at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in downtown Washington, D.C.
J. Paul Molloy received the Alumni Achievement Award from the Alumni Association of The Catholic University of America on April 13, 2013 at the annual Alumni Awards Gala. Molloy is founder and CEO of Oxford House, Inc., a nationally recognized leader in the field of alcohol and drug addiction.
Senior Judge Edwin l. Felter Jr. is chair of the American Bar Association’s Government and Public Sector Lawyers Division for 2012-13. The group is among the ABA’s largest entities with 7,700 members. Judge Felter became a Life Fellow of the ABA in 2012, an a honor accorded to fewer than 1% of lawyers.
Michael J. Madigan, senior counsel with New York City-based Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, is credited with conducting aggressive discovery of text messages helped unravel a landmark Foreign Corrupt Practices Act sting against 22 military and law enforcement equipment executives accused of bribing Gabonese officials. The decision by Madigan and other defense lawyers to target FBI texts was a tactic that hadn't been tried before and ultimately led to the government's decision to drop its case against all of the defendants. The successful defense move on behalf of his client earned Madigan a spot on the 2012 “White Collar MVP” list compiled annually by Law360.
Thomas F.P. Sullivan and his wife, Glory, received the Cardinals’ Appreciation Award at the Cardinals’ Dinner on May 11, 2013 “In recognition of their inspiring witness to the vocation of Catholic married life as well as of their lifelong commitment and service to the Church.” Following their retirement, the couple has devoted their time to the Thomas & Glory Sullivan Foundation, which focuses on Catholic charitable and educational works and evangelization around the world.
Victor F. Cavacini has been selected to the 2013 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list which consists of less than five percent of Pennsylvania lawyers. Cavacini practices in the areas of civil litigation, personal injury, zoning and land development matters with Allentown-based Gross McGinley, LLP.
James E. McDonald was elected to the village council in Pinecrest, FL. McDonald is also an adjunct professor at St. Thomas University School of Law, Miami, as well as member of the Board of Visitors of The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law.
Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) has decided to retire from politics and will not seek reelection to the United States Senate. He was elected to his first term in 1985. Key committee assignments included Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions, Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, and Small Business and Entrepreneurship.
Geoffrey Gamble is President of the Order of Malta, Federal Association. He was honored at 2012 World Mission Dinner in New York City.
Theodore Voorhees has been named chair of the American Bar Association’s Section of Antitrust Law for the 2012-13 term. Voorhees is a partner with Covington & Burling LLP in Washington, D.C.
Charlene Barshefsky, a partner at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, was named by the National Law Journal as one of the 100 "Most Influential Lawyers in America."
Ernie DuBester was nominated by President Barack Obama to serve a second term as a member of the Federal Labor Relations Authority, a position he has held since 2009. DuBester is also a former adjunct professor at the Columbus School of Law, having taught graduate courses in collective bargaining and arbitration from 1997 to 2001.
Roberta Liebenberg, a partner with Fine, Kaplan and Black in Philadelphia, was part of a team that won a $400 million antitrust jury verdict in a Kansas City U. S. District Court against The Dow Chemical Company. She was also the recipient of the inaugural award for "Outstanding Contributions to Gender Diversity and Equality" at the Chambers Women in Law Awards ceremony in New York City on January 15, 2013. Liebenberg currently serves as Chair of the ABA’s Gender Equity Task Force.
Hon. Patricio M. Serna retired from the New Mexico Supreme Court in August, 2012.
Howard Trickey has had a fund named for him by the Citizens for the Educational Advancement of Alaska’s Children. Trickey was the attorney who pursued and settled the Kasayulie and Moore lawsuits on the group’s behalf. The group advocates for struggling schools and has directed proceeds from a lawsuit against the State of Alaska to fund the future defense of the Alaska Constitution’s right to education.
Thomas Bender, a shareholder in the Philadelphia office of Littler Mendelson, P.C. (Littler), became co-president and co-managing director of the firm, effective January 20, 2013 for an eight-year term. Bender, founding member of Littler's Philadelphia office, focuses his practice on representing clients in labor relations matters, including collective bargaining negotiations, arbitrations, organizing drives and unfair labor practice proceedings. Littler Mendelson is the world's largest employment and labor law firm representing management.
David Seay has been promoted to the position of executive vice president and chief legal officer at Cerebral Palsy Associations of New York State. Seay, who joined the organization in 2010, had been general counsel for the organization. Seay has nearly four decades of professional experience as a legal and policy expert in the field of health management.
William J. Conley Jr. was elected to the Rhode Island Senate, District 18, which consists of portions of the cities of Pawtucket and East Providence. Conley is the incumbent Councilmember at Large on the East Providence City Council. Conley has been Rhode Island Bar Association with its Pro Bono Publico Award and its Dorothy Lohmann Award for community service.
Steven M. Silvestri was named to the list of Maryland Super Lawyers 2013.
Mary Anne Gibbons will retire from the United States Postal Service on May 3, 2013, where she currently serves as general counsel and executive vice president. She is the longest-serving general counsel in the postal service, having served in the role for 14 years.
Olha Holoyda is currently living in Kyiv, Ukraine as a 2012-2013 U.S. Embassy Policy Specialist Program Fellow. He provides technical legal and business guidance at the Commercial Law Center, supporting the business environment and enhancing economic development.
Paul Reinstein is a partner with Reinstein, Glackin, Patterson & Herriott, LLC.
Burke Wong returned to the Department of Justice, National Security Division in November, 2012, after completing a two-year appointment as the Force Counsel for Legal and Treaty Affairs at the Multinational Force and Observers, the peacekeeping force responsible for monitoring compliance with the 1979 Treaty of Peace between Egypt and Israel.
Cynthia Courtney was appointed D4's vice president of discovery engineering. D4 is provider of litigation support and e-discovery software and services. Courtney comes to D4 from the Hartford, Conn., office of law firm Day Pitney, where she was senior counsel for e-discovery.
Hank Molinengo, associate dean for administrative affairs at George Washington Law School, was the recipient of the 2012 George Washington University Service Excellence Award.
Jill Weller, a partner in the environmental section at Keating Muething & Klekamp, was named a 2013 Ohio Super Lawyer.
Terence McCourt, a shareholder in the Boston office of the international law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP, spoke at the American Conference Institute's (ACI) Third Annual Forum on Defending and Managing Employment Discrimination Litigation, held on July 30-31 in New York City. McCourt, who chairs the labor and employment group in the Boston office, spoke about amendments to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and applying the new law.
Bart Shapiro has joined Offit Kurman as a principal its financial institutions compliance practice, resident in Bethesda, Md. Among other duties, Shapiro will spearhead C3 Compliance Consultants, Inc., an initiative launched by Offit Kurman that assists businesses with navigating complicated new rules and regulations regarding mortgage lending and other consumer issues. Shapiro is highly regarded as one of the foremost authorities on the Dodd Frank Act and other consumer protection laws.
Ray Watson was recently appointed as general counsel for the Illinois Department of Agriculture. Watson began his state service in 1984 as an assistant attorney general. From 1999 until 2013, he worked for the Secretary of State as an assistant general counsel and as executive secretary of the Secretary of State Merit Commission.
Kathleen Q. Abernathy was elected to the board of directors of ISO New England Inc., the operator of the region's bulk power system and wholesale electricity markets. Abernathy is currently the executive vice president, external affairs for Frontier Communications Corporation. She is a former commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission and a Practitioner-in-Residence at the Columbus School of Law.
H.T. Nguyen was appointed to the National Council on Federal Labor-Management Relations by President Barack Obama. The council advises the president on matters involving labor-management relations in the executive branch. Nguyen is the executive director/general counsel of the Federal Education Association, a state affiliate of the National Education Association representing federally-employed educators.
Michael J. Butler was named human resources vice president for Ensign-Bickford Industries Inc., of Simsbury, CT. A 25-year human resources veteran, Butler was previously senior vice president at Cablevision Systems Corp. in Bethpage, N.Y. His new company makes and supplies a broad range of products and services ranging from explosives to the aerospace and military markets, pet-food testing, and specialty chemicals.
Tom DePaso was promoted associate general counsel to general counsel of the NFL Players Association, the pro football union. DePaso has been part of the association’s legal department since 1984. As associate general counsel, DePaso was responsible for representing players in collective bargaining negotiations, representing players in grievance hearings, serving on the union’s collective bargaining agreement salary cap committee, and writing and enforcing agent regulations.
Mary Ann Mancini joined the Washington D.C. office of law firm Loeb & Loeb as a partner, where she leads the firm’s trusts and estates department. Mancini focuses on estate planning, closely-held businesses and life insurance. She is a nationally-recognized expert in techniques that utilize life insurance in estate and business plans, which include insurance trusts, split dollar and deferred compensation arrangements and life settlements.
Robert P. Powers, a partner in the Boston-based law firm Melick & Porter, was chosen as a 2013 “Lawyer of the Year” by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. Each year, editors highlight ten practitioners in the state whose achievement and contributions to the practice of law stand out among their peers. Powers has tried numerous jury cases in both federal and state courts involving a variety of civil matters, including professional malpractice, insurance coverage and general liability claims.
D. Michael Reilly
was appointed vice chair of Board of Regents for Gonzaga University. Reilly is director of Lane Powell’s labor and employment and employee benefits practice group. He focuses his West Coast labor and employment law practice on advising and representing small and large employers in all facets of work-related issues.
Robert Schaub has been selected to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list for 2013 in the area of commercial litigation.
Theodore P. “Ted” Stein
has joined Whiteford Taylor & Preston’s Bethesda, MD office as a member of the firm’s business and litigation practice. Stein focuses on representing businesses and their principals in the areas of business, employment, employee benefits and ERISA law and litigation, as well as estates, trusts, guardianships and family law.
Roberto L. Corrada was named the Mulligan Burleson Chair in Modern Learning at The University of Denver Sturm College of Law, where Corrada is a law professor and leader in experiential learning. He will use a recent $2.25 million gift endowment gift to lead the school’s drive toward integrating experiential learning across its curriculum.
Diane Kiesel is currently an acting justice of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, where she presides over a domestic violence court in Bronx County, NY.
John J. Matteo of Jackson & Campbell, P.C., a mid-sized D.C. regional law firm, has been elected president of the firm. Matteo will continue in his capacity as the chair of the business and employment law practice groups.
Patrice McKenney is a member at McKenney Home Care in Naples, Florida.
Rebecca Rini is the managing attorney at Rini O’Neil, PC.
William E. Wilkin is chairman of the Loudoun County (Virginia) Heritage Commission.
Gino Zonghetti has joined Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck, LLP as an equity partner. The move affected his entire firm, Kenny & Zonghetti LLC, which has joined the new firm as a group. Zonghetti is a veteran admiralty; employment practices liability, and professional liability attorney, as well as a former assistant district attorney in the Manhattan District Attorney’s office. He will serve as managing partner of the new firm’s New Jersey office.
Cait T. Clarke has been hired as the new assistant director of the Office of Defender Services. Cait is currently the director of strategic initiatives with the National Legal Aid & Defender Association.
led the massive FBI probe into the April 15 bombings at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, an attack that killed three people and injured at least 200 more. DesLauriers was named Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Boston division in 2010, and oversees more than 500 FBI agents, intelligence analysts and professional support personnel responsible for the investigation of terrorism, espionage and criminal matters in New England. He also gave the commencement address to Assumption College’s Class of 2013 on May 11 in Worcester, MA. DesLauriers is an alumnus of the college.
Alan O. Forst
was appointed by Florida Gov. Rick Scott to the Fourth District Court of Appeal. Forst had been the chair of the state’s Reemployment Assistance Appeals Commission since 2001. Forst is the former chair of the Labor and Employment Section of the Florida Bar.
Mary Lopatto has joined the law firm of Cozen O’Connor as a member of the Global Insurance Group in the Washington, DC office. Lopatto joined Cozen O’Connor from Chadbourne & Parke LLP, where she served as the managing partner of the Washington, DC office. She focuses her practice on reinsurance dispute resolution, and brings more than 25 years of specialization in the area to her new position.
Jacqueline Brackett Miraglia joined Lyons Companies in 2012 as vice president of commercial operations, for Delaware's largest privately owned insurance broker. She also has over 20 years of experience in the legal and insurance industries.
Kenneth J. Nunnenkamp was named a partner with Jones Day, where he represents and assists clients in trade and national security matters before U.S. government agencies, including the Departments of State, Commerce, Homeland Security, Defense, and Treasury, and in federal courts.
Paul H. Schieber presented at the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association’s Annual Convention and Exposition from May 16-18, 2013, in Hershey, PA. In his presentation “Round 2 of Dodd-Frank: The New Residential Mortgage Lending Regulatory Landscape,” Schieber discussed the history of the Dodd-Frank Act and outlined new and imminent residential mortgage lending rules. Schieber is a shareholder with Stevens & Lee of Valley Forge, Pa.
J. Caleb Boggs III has joined King & Spalding as a partner in the firm’s government advocacy and public policy practice. Boggs brings more than two decades of experience in law, politics and public policy. He previously served as counsel to the U.S. Senate Banking and Governmental Affairs Committees, including the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. Boggs is past president and a member of the board of governors of the Republican National Lawyers Association, and was appointed by President George W. Bush to a six-year term as a representative to the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes, an agency of the World Bank.
co-chairwoman of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP's insurance and reinsurance litigation group, was featured on Law360
on March 8, 2013. You can read the article here
Robert Casey (D-Pa) was sworn in for a second term in the United States Senate on Jan. 3, 2013.
Marcia Fischer has joined Seattle-based Tsai Law Company as a member of the firm's litigation team. Fischer has handled complex financial divorce cases throughout her career, and has earned a Certificate of Mediation Training that allows Fischer to use her skills in mediating settlement in complex divorce cases.
John Littel was appointed to the Board of Visitors for The College of William and Mary by Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell. Littel, of Virginia Beach, is executive vice president for external relations at Amerigroup, a health insurance company. The 17-member board meets several times a year to discuss future plans and budgeting for the college.
Elizabeth M. Timothy, a United States Magistrate Judge in Pensacola, FL, was reappointed to a second, eight-year term, which she began on June 10, 2012.
Hon. Paul R. Wallace was confirmed unanimously by the Delaware State Senate to the Superior Court of the State of Delaware. He was sworn in on January 25, 2013.
J. Laing Bowles, Jr. was named one of Washington’s Top Money Advisers in the November, 2012 edition of Washingtonian magazine.
Colleen Canovas is a senior consultant-attorney with Beacon Hill Staffing Group in Washington, D.C.
Christine Ciambella is a part-time reference librarian at the Pence Law Library at American University Washington College of Law.
Maureen Donohue Feinroth is CEO and Founder of Capital Privacy Solutions, LLC, a consulting firm specializing in privacy and information management. Feinroth has more than 15 years of experience in privacy and compliance consulting and is a subject matter expert on global compliance and cross border data transfer. She lives in Olney, MD with her husband Mark Feinroth (1990) and their daughters, Annie and Caroline.
Malcolm L. MacGregor is partner in the law firm of McDonald & MacGregor, LLC, where he works with clients who are victims of injury in what is known as plaintiff’s civil trial work. He and a longtime colleague and friend opened the firm in 2011. A profile of MacGregor was published in a local newspaper, the Abington Journal, in Feb. 2012.
Mark J. Powell served as an instructor for the advanced trial skills seminar sponsored by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy at the U.S. District Courthouse in Washington, D.C.
Kathleen A. Kirby, co-chair of the media practice at Wiley Rein LLP, was named one of the "Top 50 Women Lawyers" by Washington DC Super Lawyers 2012.
Martha Marrapese was appointed chair of the American Bar Association's Committee on Pesticide, Chemical Regulation, and Right to Know. She began her one-year term on Aug. 5, 2012. The committee provides opportunities for professional development, information exchange, and legal scholarship for attorneys interested or involved in pesticide, chemical, and information disclosure law and policy. Marrapese is a partner with Keller and Heckman in Washington, D.C.
Tommy Wells was selected to chair the Committee on Public Safety and the Judiciary of the D.C. Council in 2013. Wells has served on the D.C. Council since 2006. The committee oversees law enforcement agencies and partners with entities not directly under the city's control, including the local court system and the U.S. attorney's office.
Alice Fisher conducted a Q &A with The Blog of the Legal Times on May 14, 2013. The interview was part of a series of Q&A sessions Legal Times conducts with D.C.-based law firm managing partners. Fisher has been managing partner of Washington office of Latham & Watkins since March 2011.
Susan Gibson is an associate at Fox Rothschild LLP in Philadelphia, PA.
Hon. Karen Holliday Mason was sworn in as associate judge, District Court of Maryland, District 5, Prince George's County, on April 30, 2012. She was formerly assistant state's attorney, Prince George's County.
David Coaxum has joined Offit Kurman as a principal in its family law practice group. Coaxum focuses his practice on the negotiation, settlement, collaborative process, and litigation of family law matters in Maryland and D.C.
Deborah Schwager Froling assumed office as president-elect of the National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL) at the organization’s annual meeting held July 18-19 at the Waldorf-Astoria in Manhattan. Froling is a partner in Arent Fox’s corporate and real estate practices in Washington, DC. Founded in 1899, NAWL is a national voluntary legal professional organization devoted to promoting the interests and progress of women lawyers and women’s legal rights.
Kelly Donovan has been named executive deputy attorney general for criminal justice by the New York State Attorney General’s Office. . Donovan oversees more than 100 attorneys in criminal justice, public integrity, criminal prosecutions, taxpayer protection, and auto insurance fraud units as well as the Organized Crime Task Force.
Madonna Dougherty is an ethics and compliance officer at Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Laboratory.
Andrew Lundquist was named senior vice president of government affairs for ConocoPhillips in Feb., 2013. Lundquist was previously managing partner of BlueWater Strategies LLC, a D.C.-based consulting firm he founded in 2002.
was quoted in a Washington Times
article over proposed discipline for feds ensnared in the Fast & Furious scandal. Read it here.
Alexandra Dapolito Dunn published “Postcards from the Edge: Perspectives to Reinvigorate Clean Water Act Cooperative Federalism,” (George Washington Journal of Energy & Environmental Law, Winter 2013). Dunn was also appointed by the ABA’s Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources to serve as section chair for a one-year term commencing Aug. 5, 2012. Dunn is a Lecturer in Law and advisor to the Environmental Law Society at the Columbus School of Law.
Cindy Laberge is a legal project manager at Hanson Bridgett LLP in San Francisco, CA.
Jennifer McHugh is senior advisor to the director of the Division of Investment Management at the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Anne McKenna was the chief organizer, moderator and a panelist for “The Tracking Clash: The Judicial, Legislative and Executive Branches Grapple with U.S. v. Jones and the Use of Geolocation and Biometric Tracking,” a program conducted by The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law on Nov. 15, 2012 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. McKenna is a partner with Silverman|Thompson|Slutkin|White|LLC in Baltimore and chairs the firm’s internet and privacy law practice group.
John Partridge is Manager at Falcon Real Estate Services.
Jeannine Rustad has been promoted to long range planning supervisor for the City of Hillsboro, Oregon, Planning Dept. Hillsboro is home to numerous high tech and clean tech manufacturing companies. The planning department manages the city’s land use and ensures that planning goals are accommodated through established development codes and regulations.
Donald W. Schroeder was selected by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business as a leader in his field for labor and employment (Massachusetts). Chambers USA rankings are based on interviews with attorneys and clients, and are designed to assess: technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, and other professional attributes. Schroeder is a partner with Mintz Levin in the firm’s Boston office.
Catherine L. Annas and her husband Matthew Selig welcomed a daughter, Anna Margaret Selig, on Jan. 1, 2012.
Brian L. Baker is the Owner at FoodieLite - A Healthy Eating Food Blog.
Hon. Rainey Ransom Brandt was sworn in as a D.C. Superior Court magistrate judge on Nov. 7, 2012 after spending 14 years as special counsel to the chief judge of the D.C. Superior Court. She has taught at American University as an adjunct associate professor for 21 years.
Charles M. “Chuck” Clapton
has joined its health practice of Hogan Lovells in Washington, D.C. as a partner. Clapton most recently served as health policy director of the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, where he was involved with the development of the U.S. Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act of 2012.
Hon. Gregory T. Douds
was recently appointed to his second four-year term as Chief Associate Judge of the Cherokee County, Georgia Magistrate Court.
represented Kuwait-based MAKS Inc. General Trading and Contracting Company and won a Knoxville, Tennessee jury verdict of $3 million plus prejudgment interest and attorney’s fees against Lenoir City, TN based EOD Technology, Inc. for breach of contract, trespass, and conversion. See story.
Angela Kronenberg was named chief advocate and general counsel for COMPTEL, the leading trade association for the competitive communications industry. Kronenberg was formerly wireline legal advisor for FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn.
Helen Whelan is a principal at Miller, Miller & Canby and is expanding the firm’s elder law capabilities within the estates and trusts practice group.
opened Slate Wine Bar, in the Glover Park section of Washington, D.C., during the summer of 2012. Banker, a former in-house lawyer for Yahoo and part-owner of the law firm ZwillGen, used much of her own savings to finance an initial $450,000 investment in the project. Her career switch was noted in the ABA Journal
on July 19, 2012.
Angela Giancarlo has joined its Washington, DC office of Mayer Brown as a partner in the firm’s government and global trade practice, where she focuses on regulatory and compliance matters with respect to communications technology and services. Giancarlo most recently served as chief of staff and senior legal advisor to FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell.
Dan Iradi is an associate with Booz Allen Hamilton. He is working with FEMA Region 1 in Boston, MA.
Daniel J. Lynn has been elected to the position of equity director at Jackson & Campbell, P.C., a mid-sized D.C. based regional law firm. Lynn continues to defend clients in complex litigation involving pollution legal liability insurance products.
Andrew K. Maloney has been appointed vice president, Government Affairs and Public Policy of Hess Corporation. Maloney will lead the company’s international, federal and state relations.
Holly M. O’Neill has joined Gutter Chaves Josepher Rubin Rorman Fleisher Miller PA in Boca Raton, FL.
Tara Shostek is Of Counsel at Bennet & Bennet, PLLC.
Victor Smith was tapped by Gov. Mike Pence's to serve in his Cabinet as Indiana Secretary of Commerce, where he will help lead the state's domestic and international economic development agenda. Previously, Smith spent 17 years with CDS Engineering, including time as president and CEO.
Damon Burrows is vice president and associate general counsel at Allergan.
Charniele Herring (D-Alexandria) is the new chair of the Virginia Democratic Party. She is the first the first African American to lead a major political party in the state. She succeeds Del. Brian Moran, 1988, who announced his departure last month.
Manar Morales is president & CEO of The Diversity & Flexibility Alliance.
Maria C. Patterson
is of counsel with Reinstein, Glackin, Patterson & Herriott, LLC.
Scott M. Perry
has started his own law firm, Perry Charnoff, PLLC, in Arlington, Va. He focuses on plaintiffs’ litigation, including medical malpractice, catastrophic injury, and wrongful death and whistleblower cases. Perry has been able to secure more than 15 seven-figure verdicts and settlements for his clients. He has been named a Washington, D.C. area “Super Lawyer” consistently since 2008.
pro bono case was featured in a Washington Post
story, “After almost a decade, FCC has yet to rule on high cost of prison phone calls,” published on Dec. 2, 2012.
Joycelyn Y. Tate
was a member of the United States delegation to the 2012 World Conference on International Telecommunications held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Tate advised on proposals negotiated during the conference on behalf of the United States. The International Telecommunications Union, an agency of the United Nations, convened this landmark conference to review and update the current International Telecommunications Regulations
(ITRs), which serve as the binding global treaty outlining the principles that govern how international voice, data and video traffic is handled.
S. Jenell Trigg was honored at the 30th Annual Everett C. Parker Ethics in Telecommunications Lecture and Breakfast on September 25, 2012. Trigg, chair of the intellectual property and new media and technology practice group of the law firm of Lerman Senter PLLC, received the Donald H. McGannon Award in recognition of her work to promote opportunities in telecommunications media for women and persons of color.
Darwin Bolden is an attorney at law at Bolden Law, PC.
Annie Delgado is a Women's Studies Teacher at Merced Union High School District.
Alane R. Dent is vice president of federal relations for the American Council of Life Insurers.
Sean C. Dent was promoted to deputy general counsel for the Federal Housing Finance Agency where he manages ethics, contracts, personnel, and fraud matters.
Michelle J. Dickinson founded the Law Office of Michelle J. Dickinson, LLC, in Columbia, MD, in March 2013. Previously, Dickinson was a partner at the international law firm of DLA Piper LLP in Baltimore. Her new firm handles civil litigation matters for businesses and individuals in state and federal courts.
Christina McGlosson-Wilson is senior counsel to the chief and deputy chief, Office of Market Intelligence, Division of Enforcement at the US Securities and Exchange Commission.
Brooks Singer, head men's lacrosse coach at The Catholic University of America, took part in a speaking panel at the United States Department of Justice by the Leadership Excellence and Achievement Program Class of 2012. More than 400 employees were in attendance to listen to Singer discuss "Achieving Success through Great Health." Prior to becoming CUA's full-time head lacrosse coach in 2012, Singer had been employed as a senior investigator/attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice in the Civil Rights Division. In addition to his coaching duties, Singer is also an adjunct professor at the Columbus School of Law.
is counsel with Jackson Kelly PLLC, where he practices in the government contracts and investigations practice group in the firm's Washington, D.C., office.
Louis Troilo is a member and registered patent lawyer with O'Brien Jones, PLLC, based in Tysons Corner, VA .
Frank A. Bacelli
has joined the Washington, D.C. office of Stradley Ronon as of counsel, where he heads the firm’s private equity practice. Bacelli brings to Stradley Ronon broad experience in the technology, business services, consumer products, education, telecom and hospitality industries.
Chelsie King Garza of the Houston, TX law firm of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Friend, was selected to the 2013 Texas Rising Stars List as published in Super Lawyers Magazine. Garza was selected based on recognition by her peers within the legal community and her professional achievements as a practicing attorney. Among other victories, Garza obtained sizable verdicts for her clients in what is believed to be the largest medical malpractice verdict in Texas for 2012.
Thomas Frederic Gonzalez was appointed by Florida Governor Rick Scott to be a commissioner on the First Circuit, Judicial Nominating Commission. The First Circuit, Judicial Nominating Commission is responsible for receiving, reviewing, selecting and forwarding nominations to the Governor to fill judicial vacancies in four counties. Gonzalez is a partner with Beggs & Lane in Pensacola, where he practices in the areas of medical malpractice defense, health care licensure, personal injury and commercial litigation.
Elizabeth Burke is a member and registered patent attorney with O'Brien Jones, PLLC.
Wade J. Callender was promoted to General Counsel and Vice President of Legal Affairs for the video game development company Gearbox Software, headquartered in Plano, TX, where he has oversight responsibility for the company’s legal activities. Callender previously served as Executive Counsel for the company.
Chelsea P. Ferrette announces the opening of The Ferrette Law Firm at 1629 K Street, Washington, DC. www.ferrettelawfirm.com
Hon. Patricia Howard Fitzgerald was appointed by U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis on July 2, 2012 to serve as a judge and member of the Employees’ Compensation Appeals Board. As the final level of review, she hears appeals from determinations of the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs with respect to claims arising under the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act.
Andrew Fortin was named vice president of government and public affairs for Associa, a Dallas-based company that provides community association management. Fortin leads Associa's government affairs efforts and serve as liaison to allied organizations, such as the Community Associations Institute.
Air Force Maj. Candace L. Hunstiger was selected from promotion to lieutenant colonel in June, 2012. Maj. Hunstiger is currently assigned to the Department of Defense, Office of the General Counsel, Personnel and Health Policy.
Erica Jacobson Mijares is now an attorney with the Office of the General Counsel, Office of General Law, at Social Security Administration.
completed a film documentary, “Men of La Mancha,” that won the People's Choice Award for Best Film at the John Paul II International Film Festival, beating out such films as For Greater Glory and Restless Heart. See http://lamanchamedia.org
Nigel L. Wilkinson was elected partner with Patton Boggs LLP in January, 2013. Mr. Wilkinson is resident in the firm's Washington D.C. office and is a member of the firm's Litigation and Dispute Resolution and Employment Law practice groups, where he represents clients in all phases of commercial litigation, arbitration and mediation involving defamation, contract disputes, personal injury, fraud and tort claims throughout the United States.
Anu Anand is managing director at Major, Lindsey & Africa in Washington, D.C.
Joshua C. Drewitz is assistant general counsel for Serco Inc., a provider of professional, technology, and management services focused on the federal government.
Agnieszka Jarmula spoke at the 11th Annual Trade Panel hosted by Catholic University’s Comparative and International Law Institute in February, 2013.
Joseph J. LoBue has been elected to partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Fried Frank’s litigation practice. LoBue has represented clients in a wide variety of matters in both arbitration and traditional litigation. Prior to attending law school, Mr. LoBue served as an officer and aviator in the United States Navy and recently retired from the United States Navy Reserve.
Robert Millar is associate general counsel at Crown Castle in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Edward Palmieri is chief privacy counsel at Facebook.
Lucia Serrano is the assistant director for compliance at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Ryan Baron teaches Administrative Law and Energy Law as an adjunct professor at Whittier Law School. Ryan is currently a senior deputy in the County Counsel’s office for Orange County, CA, advising on infrastructure development, utilities, environmental law and regulatory affairs.
Ellen Traupman Berge was named a partner in Venable’s Government and Regulatory Affairs Practice Group, where she focuses on transactional, regulatory, and policy matters for direct marketers, retailers, e-commerce companies, trade and professional associations, communications service providers, and other firm clients.
Kinley Bray has been promoted to counsel at Arent Fox LLP in Washington D.C., where she represents clients before local and federal administrative bodies in land use, planning, historic preservation, and zoning matters.
Ryan Cudnik is senior counsel at Watson Rounds, PC in Reno, NV.
Michael Didiuk serves as counsel to SEC Commissioner Troy A. Paredes.
Marie Sylla Dixon is the proud mother of Laila Marielle Dixon, born in in March 2011. Dixon is director and chief counsel government affairs for T-Mobile.
Myles J. Edwards is the co-author of The “3 R’s”: Registration, Reporting and Recordkeeping for Investment Advisers, Private Funds and NFA Members: How The Dodd-Frank Act Forever Changed the Regulatory Landscape, ” published in the May-June 2013 issue of Practical Compliance and Risk Management for the Securities Industry. Edwards is the general counsel and chief compliance officer for Constellation Wealth Advisors LLC in New York City.
Greg Haledjian is an attorney-advisor in the pricing policy division of the Wireline Competition Bureau at the Federal Communications Commission.
Hope Jarkowski serves as counsel to SEC Commissioner Troy A. Paredes.
Colleen Carr Jarrott spent the past year as the President of the Women's Energy Network - Southeast Louisiana chapter. She is currently involved as Immediate Past President.
Christopher W. Keelty has joined Hewitt & Waicker LLC and Lawyers Express Title LLC as partner. The firm will now be known as Hewitt, Waicker & Keelty LLC. A licensed Maryland title insurance producer, Keelty has spent his career practicing in the areas of commercial and residential real estate law and transactions, representing lenders, real estate developers and businesses in Maryland.
Keeshea Turner Roberts has been appointed managing attorney for the “east of the river” offices of Neighborhood Legal Services Program in Washington, D.C. Roberts coordinates the organization’s services in Wards 7 and 8, located in the northeast and southeast quadrants of the nation’s capital. Roberts has served as an NLSP staff attorney since 2007, and also brings private practice experience to her new position.
Elizabeth Smith has joined Inside Edge Legal as a professional recruiter in the company’s Boston office. IEL provides attorneys with associate, in-house and partner-level experience for substantive project work for law firms and in-house legal departments and specialized legal advisory services. Smith is a former director of candidate recruitment and development at Counsel on Call.
William S. Sowders has been selected to the 2013 “Southwest Rising Stars” list. Sowders practices with Renaud Cook Drury Mesaros, PA of Phoenix, AZ. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.
Christopher Terry is a counsel and senior federal contract manager at EMC.
Timothy L. Bauersachs and his wife, Ana Eliza, are the proud parents of Timothy and Shamrock, Hamilton Square, N.J.
Megan Delany has joined SNR Denton’s Washington office as principal in the telecom and technology practice. She focuses on legislative and regulatory advocacy for communications industry clients.
Kristin Draper was elected as a shareholder at Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker, PA, where she practices commercial litigation.
Meryle Freiberg Dunlap is an assistant attorney general in the Maryland Attorney General Office.
Katie Hathaway is managing director of legal advocacy at the American Diabetes Association. She oversees a staff of 8 and tackles discrimination problems around the country in individual cases, state legislation, and federal policy challenges.
Charlie Henderson was named partner with the law firm of McNamee, Hosea, Jernigan, Kim, Greenan & Lynch, P.A., based in Annapolis, Md.
Timothy Maloney and his wife, Samantha Shoell Maloney welcomed Kelly Eve Maloney, born on Oct. 2, 2012, to their family.
Jason Sherman is the C.O.O. at Real Living | At Home.
Gabriel Soll is an attorney-advisor with the U.S. Department of Energy.
Chiarra-May E. Stratton is an associate at The Law Offices of Jason M. Healy, PLLC in Washington, D.C.
Robert Swanson is an associate counsel with Astrium Services Government, Inc. in Rockville, MD.
John Sharifi is interim director of Catholic University’s Innocence Project and an adjunct lecturer teaching Evidence at the Law School.
Thomas Vecchio was elected to the partnership of Philadelphia-based Dilworth Paxson. Vecchio advises clients in all manners of disputes prior to, during and after litigation in an effort to both achieve the intended goal and avoid future litigation.
James M. Zaleta married Megan M. McDonald in Fairfield, CT on April 27, 2013.
Birchard B. Allen, III is the head of contract operations at the Library of Congress and also serves as a business law adjunct faculty member at Howard Community College.
was promoted to partner with the Bucks County, PA, law firm Curtin & Heefner LLP. She focuses her practice on civil litigation with an emphasis on insurance matters, private disability claims and Social Security claims. Angelaccio has been recognized by Thomson Reuters as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer® Rising Star in 2007, 2008, 2010 and 201.
Jennifer P. Bagg has been promoted to partner in the firm Lampert, O'Connor & Johnston, P.C. Bagg advises clients on a variety of communications-related regulatory, compliance, litigation, commercial and transactional matters. Bagg earned a certificate from The Institute for Communication Law Studies. Prior to joining the firm, she was a legal advisor at Colt Telecom in London, England, a provider of telecommunications services to business clients throughout Europe.
Todd J. Canni, a former Air Force official who oversaw the operations of the Air Force’s debarment program, has rejoined McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP’s Government Contracts practice as counsel.
Anthony Capobianco was promoted to partner with Hogan Lovells effective January 1, 2013. He is resident in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office and is a member of its Government Regulatory (International Trade & Investment) practice group. Earlier in his career, Capobianco worked as a law clerk at the Office of the Air Force General Counsel at the Pentagon.
Samantha Castronovo is an attorney at Weinstock, Friedman & Friedman, P.A.
Michael Ferrigno started the Law Office of Michael J. Ferrigno, PLLC in Boise, ID.
Serena E. Holthe is an attorney at law at Holthe and Boyce, LLC in Baltimore, MD.
Rob James and Laura Reinstein James (2005) are pleased to announce the birth of their first child, a son, Samuel Avery, on Dec. 31, 2012.
Bill Knox is director of planned gift technical consulting at Kaspick & Company of Redwood City, Calif.
Brenna Lenchak is senior counsel at Inmarsat Solutions in Bethesda, MD.
Kelly T. Murphy participated in a panel, “America Invents Act Comes to Campus: the Impact on Commercialization and Technology Transfer Offices at the 2012 BIO (Biological Industry Organization) International Convention in Boston, MA. Murphy is a partner in the Kalamazoo, MI office of Honigman.
Armstrong Robinson is chief of staff and counsel to U.S. Representative Keith Rothfus.
Michael Schachter is an attorney at Pearson & Schachter in San Francisco, California.
Ryan Smith is vice president of compensation and lead analyst, Global Consumer Technology at Citibank.
Erika Benson has joined Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP as a partner in the firm’s Austin, TX, office, where she will continue her work representing a variety of clients in matters involving government affairs. A former senior advisor for the Americas in the Office of Policy and International Affairs at the U.S. Department of Energy, Benson joins Gardere with more than 13 years of experience in energy, government relations, and Latin America law.
Brendan Carr is an attorney advisor, Office of General Counsel, at the Federal Communications Commission.
Teresa Chidester is an associate senior counsel at Johns Hopkins Healthcare at Sibley Memorial Hospital.
Brian Corbin is associate vice president of legal services for Clutch Group. He oversees delivery of legal services executed from the company’s Bangalore operation.
Brendan D. Delany was selected by the Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers publication as a "2013 Rising Star" for his work in the area of mergers and acquisitions.
Michael Francavillo is now associate attorney, business and legal affairs at Discovery Communications in Silver Spring, Md.
Brendan Holloway is senior transactions counsel at Capitol One in Vienna, VA.
Ryan Long has been named vice president of BGR Government Affairs. He came to the firm after serving as the chief health counsel for the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee for more than six years. As vice president, he plays a key role in BGR’s healthcare practice, where he focuses primarily on life science and biotech issues.
Amy S. Mushawar has joined the Washington, D.C. office of Ballard Spahr, where her practice areas include business and finance, consumer financial services, and privacy and data security. She participated in a Feb. 7 discussion at the Columbus School of Law titled “Internet Privacy: Email Scanning, Behavioral Advertising & the Legal Implications of Commercial Interception,” which offered students an overview of some of the major Internet issues facing regulators and service providers today.
Pilar Camus Nichols was named to “Maryland’s 2013 Rising Stars,” a list compiled by Maryland Super Lawyers magazine.
Emily R. Oveissi has joined the estates and trusts practice group of Offit Kurman in Tyson’s Corner, VA. She is an associate whose practice focuses on estate planning and administration. Prior to joining the firm, Oveissi developed her career at a boutique firm where she initially trained in real property and civil litigation, representing one of the area’s largest redevelopment and housing authorities.
Justin Paulette is a deputy command judge advocate with the 411th Contracting Support Brigade, U.S. Army, in Yongsan-gu, Seoul, Korea. He provides legal review of government contracts in Korea.
Daniel Roque was published in the Jan.18th issue of the New York Law Journal for his article “FCPA Shareholder Derivative Plaintiffs Rack up Strikes but Keep Swinging.”
Nicole B. Stach is an associate at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP.
Kevin Stemple has moved to Yates, Campbell & Hoeg in Fairfax, Virginia.
Stephen Waguespack has joined Jones Walker as special counsel and director of the firm’s multi-state government relations practice. Waguespack will coordinate the state government relations practice throughout the firm and also focus on developing new business opportunities. Waguespack most recently served as executive counsel to Gov. Bobby Jindal.
Craig Bruney is corporate counsel for Amazon Local, IMDb.com, and Amazon.com in Seattle, WA.
Nicole Flippen is a principal and founder with Flippen Casey, PLLC in Leesburg, VA.
Terry Garman, managing director of Barnard Howard LLC, was sworn into the Washington State Bar Association on May 18, 2012. She now adds general counsel to her current title. Garman joined the management-consulting firm in 2011.
Holly M. Garrelts has been appointed the managing director of Railey Mountain Lake Vacations, a real estate company in western Maryland that specializes in rental properties in the area of Deep Creek Lake. Previously, Garrelts practiced with Ethridge , Quinn , McAuliffe , Rowan & Hartinger in Rockville, MD.
Justin Heminger became a trial attorney in the Department of Justice’s Environment and Natural Resources Division, Environmental Defense Section.
Marie-Louise M. Huth works in the Office of Chief Counsel in the Division of Markets and Trading at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Phu Huynh is a senior advisor with the International Trade Administration at the U.S. Department of Commerce.
Paul Jenkins is an attorney at Miller Law Group, PC near Charlottesville, VA.
Serhat T. Krause
has joined Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP’s real estate department as a partner. He is located in the firm’s Detroit office. Krause has experience in representing borrowers and lenders in many aspects of real estate financing transactions.
Gilead Light is an Assistant United States Attorney at the United States Attorney's Office.
Michael D. Magidson was named a principal of Blalock Walters, P.A., with offices in Bradenton and Sarasota, Florida. His practice encompasses all aspects of corporate transactions and, specifically, health care transactions and regulatory matters.
Dionne McNeff has completed a fellowship with Organizing for America, President Obama's grassroots re-election team, and was asked to attend all day meetings at the White House on December 3rd as a California Leader. She is vice president business and legal affairs at Electric Entertainment in Los Angeles, California.
Patrick Murck is general counsel at The Bitcoin Foundation.
has been named shareholder of the firm in the Boston-based firm of Murphy & King, PC. Pandit has been an attorney at Murphy & King since 2008 and practices in all areas of intellectual property law, focusing on patent litigation, due diligence, opinion work, and prosecution.
is an associate at McCarthy & Akers, P.L.C. in Winchester, Va.
Gordon M. Snow
, a former FBI assistant director, has been named chief of protective services at Cleveland Clinic, a nonprofit multispecialty academic medical center.
Andrew Stein is an associate at DLA Piper.
Michael Carney is a document review attorney with Beacon Hill Staffing Group.
Teddy Davis was named director of strategic communications for Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley. Most recently, he had served as press secretary to Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.
Natalya Dobrowolsky is an attorney at Caterpillar Inc. in Illinois.
Bill Edwards is an attorney, Standards and Critical Infrastructure Protection, North American Electric Reliability Corporation in the Washington D.C. metro area.
Nathan Fennessy and his wife Caitlin welcomed their second son, Patrick John, on Dec. 1, 2012.
has been appointed director of corporate and government affairs at Discovery Communications. Based at the company’s global corporate headquarters in Silver Spring, Jawando is responsible for developing and cultivating Discovery’s public-private partnerships with key external constituencies.
Jeremy R. Moss,
a real estate attorney with MercerTrigiani law firm, was recognized by The Washington Metropolitan Chapter of Community Associations Institute for his outstanding volunteer contributions and leadership skills. Moss received the Public Advocate Award for Virginia for serving as an outstanding advocate of legislative issues on behalf of the Community Associations Institute and WMCCAI. He was recognized for his consistent service to the Virginia Legislative Committee and the Virginia Legislative Action Committee.
Michael Mullin is an associate at Kelly Byrnes and Danker, PLLC in Fairfax, VA.
Kinari Patel is an attorney advisor at the U.S. International Trade Commission.
Bill Phelan started his own firm, The Gowan Group Law Office. He handles employment and disability matters in the D.C. area.
Rixon C. Rafter is director of business development for the national capital region, Edaptive Computing, an Ohio-based technology firm performing Department of Defense and federal contract work. He also runs a civil litigation practice in Virginia and recently edited “A Guide for Civil Actions in Virginia General District Courts."
Philip Raskin has joined the Paragon Settlement Team of ParagonTitle & Escrow Company and Rothstein & Associates, P.A.
Daniel Renart is an associate with Reinstein, Glackin, Patterson & Herriott, LLC.
Kate Rogers is an associate attorney at Melick & Porter, LLP in Providence, RI.
Rudy Rouhana is an associate director at Navigant in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Victoria Sadler is an attorney at Sadler Law Firm, LLP.
Abigail Schwartz is assistant division counsel at Stone Street Capital.
Andrew Swanekamp is a recruiter with Smartlink, LLC.
Nicholas Vesha is an attorney at Vesha Law Firm, LLC in Dublin, OH.
Bernard Akatu is a fellow in the major crimes division with the Montgomery County Office of the State's Attorney in Rockville, MD.
Megan Askew is an entertainment and intellectual property attorney with the Gordon Law Group, PLC in Nashville, TN.
Michael Beker is acting general policy manager (Excise Tax Policy Office; Excise Tax Program) at the Internal Revenue Service.
Ellen Black was named chief legal officer at Righttime Medical Care.
Kelly Ferraro Bloch is associate director, Social Media Strategy, at Anomaly in New York, NY.
Keith Burney is an Assistant United States Attorney in Washington, D.C.
Blessing Chimwanda is an associate examiner at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.
Carrie Collier-Brown is an associate at Winstead PC in Austin, TX.
Nancy Conneely is senior associate for federal policy at National Center on Time and Learning.
Blair M. Dickhoner is an associate at Lyons Gaddis Kahn & Hall in Denver.
Briana M. DiBari is a US AML compliance associate with RBC Capital Markets in New York, NY.
Bill Donovan is a contract specialist with Piedmont Behavioral Healthcare.
Nicholas Hallenbeck is now an associate attorney at Armstrong, Donohue, Ceppos, Vaughan & Rhoades.
Ted Harries is an assistant general counsel at eScan Data Systems, Inc. near Austin, TX.
Christian Henel is an attorney with Thompson Hine LLP in the Washington D.C. area.
Jacqueline Kaufman is an attorney-advisor at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Division of Corporate Finance.
Kristin L. McGough and Stanley E. Woodward Jr. were married on September 8, 2012 at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington, D.C.
Evan Morris is counsel, legislative affairs with Cablevision in Bethpage, NY.
Keith Murphy is a Foreign Service officer with the U.S. Department of State.
Brian Reimels is an attorney with the New York City Department of Education, Office of the General Counsel, Special Education Appeals Unit.
Maren Veatch Rennie is a legal counsel at KCA Deutag in Aberdeen, United Kingdom.
Meghan Roach is director of policy at Planned Parenthood Pennsylvania Advocates, Association & PAC in Harrisburg, PA.
Sandra Safro is an associate at Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP.
Yousuf Siddiqui is vice president and assistant general counsel at JP Morgan Chase.
Joseph Weidenburner is president of JRW Financial LLC.
Bridget McVan Weidenburner is a partner with the Law Offices of McVan & Weidenburner in Glenside, PA. She had served for four years as a Philadelphia district attorney.
Joshua D. Borean has joined Roetzel as an associate attorney in the firm's Columbus, Ohio office. Borean's practice focuses on the representation of corporate and other business clients in all areas of business strategy, development, and corporate governance.
Christina Brown is an associate at Carter & Coleman in Alexandria, Va.
Allegra Buttinelli is a conflicts specialist at Latham and Watkins.
Don Campbell is a staff attorney at the Federal Election Commission in Washington, DC.
Kristin Eliason joined the Network for Victim Recovery of DC as a staff attorney providing criminal and civil legal services to survivors of crime in Washington, D.C.
Meghan Farmer is a senior consultant with Deloitte.
Hang Gao is an associate at Byrne Poh LLP in New York, NY.
Joseph Hainline is an associate attorney at Carr Maloney P.C.
Joe Kennedy is an associate at Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP in Atlanta, GA.
Niknaz McCormally is an assistant attorney general with the Office of the Attorney General of Maryland, Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation.
Jeff Mohney is a senior associate with LegaLife law firm.
Alexander Ripps is an editor and analyst at Bulletin News LLC.
Leigh E. Shea is an associate counsel at TD Ameritrade in Omaha, Neb.
Andrew Wahba is an associate with Kenyon & Kenyon in the Washington D.C. area.
Charles Andres is an associate at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati in Washington D.C.
Mike Asplen is a policy associate with the National Association of Manufacturers.
Marc Benzten is the civil supervisor for D.C. Law Students in Court (LSIC), which coordinates pro bono legal assistance and representation to over 6,000 low-income individuals and families from the DC metro area by students from five area law schools. Formerly in private practice, Benzten began with LSIC in 2012 on a temporary basis as a part time supervisor in the criminal division.
Sara Connor was named assistant vice president, corporate and investment bank compliance, JP Morgan Chase.
Katie Gamelin Crowley has joined Dragga, Hannon, Hessler & Wills, LLP in Rockville, Md. as an associate. The move came after the completion of a two-year clerkship with Judge Louise Scrivener of the Montgomery County Circuit Court.
T. Luis de Guzman is a staff attorney at in the Washington, DC, office of Buckley Sandler LLP. He assists clients in regulatory and compliance matters and provides support for complex litigation and government investigations involving the mortgage lending industry.
Patrick Finnerty is an associate deputy general counsel, international affairs, Office of the General Counsel, United States Department of Defense.
Jason Froehlich is a project manager at Adams & Martin Group in Washington, D.C.
William Holahan is an associate, advisory services, with federal healthcare at KPMG LLP.
Carmine and Holly Iaccarino welcomed a daughter, Elena Sofia, on March 5, 2013.
is an associate at Hogan Lovells.
joined Quarles & Brady as an associate in the firm’s commercial litigation group. Labukas focuses his practice on franchise and distribution litigation, where he represents franchise and other business clients in federal and state courts and alternative dispute resolution forums throughout the United States. Much of his practice involves handling franchise relations and the enforcement of post-termination covenants.
Robert Law is the government relations counsel at FAIR, the Federation for American Immigration Reform.
John Leonard is an associate at Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP.
Cart Rixey is an attorney at Wolcott Rivers Gates in Norfolk, VA.
Haley Roberts is an assistant county attorney in the Montgomery County Office of the County Attorney.
Michael Rooney is a contract attorney with the Adams & Martin Group.
Erik Shepherd is a management and program analyst at the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Sarah E. Tozer
was recognized by The Washington Metropolitan Chapter of Community Associations Institute with its 2012 Rising Star award for her work on the Quorum Editorial Committee and contributions to the WMCCAI’s monthly magazine. The award is presented annually to an active member who has demonstrated outstanding leadership skills. As a committee member, she planned editorial content, authored a number of articles, and recruited expert writers to submit articles. Tozer is a real estate attorney with MercerTrigiani law firm in Alexandria, Va.
Trevor Anderson is a contract attorney with Steptoe & Johnson LLP in Rockville, MD.
Andrew Baginski is an associate at Larkin, Axelrod, Ingrassia & Tetenbaum LLP in New York City.
Ahuva Z. Battams is an associate at Cullen and Dykman LLP.
Catherine Birdwell is an immigration and refugee clinical research Fellow at Harvard Law School.
Amy Cassandra is a new assistant commonwealth attorney in Fauquier County, Va.
Gregory Egan is a contract attorney with Engage Legal in Seattle, WA.
Jessie Eisenmenger is a tax consultant, Revenue Administration Division, with the Comptroller of Maryland.
Erin Fulleborn is an attorney with the Law Office of Erin J. Fulleborn, PLLC.
Thierry Ghattas is an asylum officer with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Keith Francis Huffman and Brooke Daley were married on Sept. 8, 2012, in Chicago. Huffman is an associate at the Washington law firm Mowry & Grimson. The couple met in 2007 in Washington, where Daley was working as a legislative assistant for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Huffman was a legislative correspondent for Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ).
Allison Huth is an attorney at Thomas Jefferson University, Office of General Counsel.
Tony Khoury is now a consultant at Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP.
Steven Mairella is a legal specialist with Americans for Prosperity in Arlington, VA.
Katrina Mason is a program manager, federal programs and strategic initiatives, Equal Justice Works.
Grant Mulkey married Tina Wesley on Oct. 6, 2012, at McPherson Free Methodist Church in McPherson, KS. Mulkey is an associate attorney at Katz & Ranzman, P.C. in Washington, D.C. The couple resides in Annandale, Va.
Emi Ito Ortiz recently published an article in the National Law Review, “Why Can't They Be FRANDs? Concerns About The International Trade Commission Approach to Standard-Essential Patent Cases Are Unwarranted”. She also served as an editor to the second edition of her firm's American Bar Association book, "A Lawyer's Guide to Section 337 Investigations before the U.S. International Trade Commission."
Ansley Haman Schrimpf started The Law Office of Ansley Haman Schrimpf in Chattanooga, TN.
Matthew Starr is a legal fellow at TechFreedom.
Cate Cravath Thorin is a government affairs specialist at Zimmer in Washington, D.C.
Laura Ting is a publicist with Discovery Communications, Discovery Networks International.
Ashley Tuite is an associate with Gammon & Grange, PC.
Joanna Wood is a law clerk in the department of justice, CACI International Inc.
Milena Yordanova is a compliance enforcement analyst with North American Electric Reliability Corporation.
David Baker is an associate at Deloitte in Washington D.C.
Chanelle Blackie is an associate attorney at FrickTrent, PLLC in Charlotte, N.C.
Ted Booth is an attorney at Social Security Administration, Office of Appellate Operations.
Brian Caron is Of Counsel with Tyler King Law.
Noah K. Cherry has joined the staff of Western Telecommunications Alliance as director of government affairs. He focuses on video regulation, cyber-security and other issues of concern to WTA member companies. Cherry was previously an associate attorney with St. Ledger-Roty Neuman & Olson LLP.
Christine Cirilli is an attorney in the Law Offices of Thomas J. Wagner, LLC.
Laura Crawford is an attorney advisor at the Social Security Administration.
Aubri Dubose is a paralegal in the Law Office of Bennie R. Brooks, LLC.
Sarah Fay is an associate at Goldman Sachs in New York, N.Y.
Peter Fise is a legislative assistant at Alston & Bird LLP.
Ian Forbes is an attorney at the Federal Communications Commission.
Khaliunaa Garamgaibaatar is a contract attorney with Kelly Services.
Katherine Giblin is a law clerk to the Hon. M. Brooke Murdock, Baltimore City Circuit Court.
J. Peter Glaws IV is an associate with Carr Maloney, resident in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. Glaws represents individuals and business entities in general, complex, and commercial litigation, as well as arbitration and alternative dispute resolution.
Scott Goldschmidt is an assistant general counsel at The Catholic University of America in the Office of General Counsel.
Megan Gorzynski is the founder of Plan For Change, LLC in Corpus Christi, TX.
Jessica Grunberg is a law clerk to the Hon. Robert N. Davis, U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.
Kelsey Guyselman is a law clerk with CTIA – The Wireless Association.
William Haun was selected as a 2013 Marshall Fellow by the Claremont Institute. John Marshall Fellowships are offered to current law students and recent law school graduates seeking a career in professional and public jurisprudence in the United States. Haun is a clerk for Judge Claude M. Hilton of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.
Melissa Hendricks is an attorney-advisor at the Social Security Administration.
Maeve Huggins is among 40 new assistant district attorneys hired by the Bronx, N.Y, District Attorney’s office.
Anne (Taylor) Khirallah is an associate attorney with The Law Offices of Steven D. Kupferberg in Rockville, MD.
Megan Koster is an associate at Becker, Kellogg and Berry, P.C. in Springfield, VA.
David Marzilli is now a law clerk at Circuit Court of Maryland.
Jessica Nguyen is an associate attorney with the Law Offices of Jon J. Auritt in Media, PA. She practices civil rights litigation.
Kevin Ohlhausen is a researcher at Data Policy Project.
Robbie Rhinesmith is a state program and government relations director with the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice, a non-profit education reform advocacy group based in Indianapolis.
Joshua Sanderlin is assistant director of government affairs in the Washington, D.C. office of Greenberg Traurig, LLP.
Camille Senne is a regulatory specialist at America's Health Insurance Plans.
Douglas Svor is an associate at Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP.
Wesley Thompson is a senior field assistant at Organizing for America.
Mary Thuell is an associate attorney at O'Donoghue & O'Donoghue LLC in Washington, D.C.
Laura Torggler is a law clerk at Hillman, Brown & Darrow, P.A. in Annapolis, MD.
Stefania Yanachkov is program manager, Afghanistan & Haiti, at International Association of Women Judges.
Angel Anqi Yang is an intern associate at Jun Wang & Associates P.C.
Daniel Zatorski is a legal intern at White & Case in Warsaw, Poland.
was among only three law school graduates nationwide to receive a Borchard Fellowship in Law and Aging. The fellowship supports a one-year term of fulltime employment for Lyon with AARP’s Legal Counsel for the Elderly, which provides legal services to older adults who want to live independently.
Kei S. Tolliver, executive vice president at S&R Technology Holdings LLC, was elected to the board of directors of Sucampo Pharmaceuticals Inc. at the annual shareholder meeting on May 22, 2013. Tolliver was previously vice president of business development at Sucampo in which she was closely involved with Sucampo’s initial public offering and the acquisition of the company’s overseas affiliates in the U.K. and Japan.
Rita W. Lyons died Jan. 10 at her home in Silver Spring at the age of 95. She retired in 1978 as an administrative officer at the National Institutes of Health’s Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. Lyons was employed by the NIH for 22 years and had previously done stenography work for the federal government. Her husband of 65 years, William M. Lyons, died in 2006. Survivors include her daughter, Patricia Lyons of Pocatello, Idaho; and two brothers, Joseph Weisgerber and Leo Weisgerber, both of Silver Spring.
John J. McCourt passed away on September 6, 2012 at the age of 96. He was a lifelong resident of Marlboro, New York. Upon earning his JD, McCourt took a job as a staff attorney at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. He enlisted in the Navy shortly after Pearl Harbor and served as the commanding officer of mine sweeps in both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Upon his return home, McCourt practiced law for 35 years until his retirement in 1981. After retirement, he and his wife of 66 years, Jeannie, traveled extensively throughout the U.S., Europe and South America. Survivors include three sons, nine children and two great-grandchildren.
Aloysius Martin Wickliff, Sr. passed away on Dec. 13, 2012, in Houston, Texas. Wickliff was a general practitioner in criminal, civil, and family law. He practiced for a half-century from 1952 until his retirement in 2002. Wickliff was also an associate professor of law at Texas Southern School of Law and is remembered most for the people he mentored in law and civic activism, including his son, A. Martin Wickliff Jr. The Houston Lawyers Association published a Resolution upon his passing that stated, “We deeply regret our community’s—indeed, humanity’s—loss of a man who persevered on that road less traveled, that road called justice and equality.”
G. Joseph “Joe” Bertain Jr. passed away on November 16, 2012 after a long illness. The eldest of ten children, Bertain was born and raised in California. He was editor-in-chief of the Catholic University Law Review and returned to the West Coast upon graduating law school. In 1957, Bertain married the love of his life, Bernardine Joy Galli. He practiced for more than 45 years as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Northern District of California, and also in private practice. Among many professional appointments and associations, he served as special advisor on judicial selections to Governors Reagan and Deukmejian. Bertain’s charitable work included support of The Order of Malta, Board of Directors Hanna Boys Center, Little Sisters of the Poor, Rotary Club, The Olympic Club, The Commonwealth Club, and Knights of Columbus. Bertain is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, three grandchildren, and six siblings.
Captain Patricia M. Gormley, JAGC, USN died on February 21, 2012 in Portsmouth, NH, two years after being diagnosed with breast cancer. Capt. Gormley was a graduate of the College of Mount Saint Vincent and the National War College. In 1990, she retired from the U.S. Navy having served as a member of the Judge Advocate General's Corps for 24 years including in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War. She was a faculty member at the Naval Justice School, and also served as the general counsel for the Inspector General in Washington, DC. Following her retirement from the military, she served as general counsel for FEMA, Director of the Women in the Military Project for the Women's Research and Education Institute, Director of Affirmative Action and Equity at UNH, and as an administrative law judge for the Social Security Administration. She was a tireless advocate for equal rights, justice, and diversity, and was passionate about improving the status of women in the military. She is survived by a daughter, a son, and her brother. She was predeceased by her husband, Captain Matthew J. Gormley III, USN. Funeral services were held at Arlington National Cemetery.
John “Jack” Joseph Mitchell, Jr. passed away on March 8, 2013. He was born in Washington, D.C. on Sept. 12, 1940. While attending law school at night Mitchell worked at the U.S. Library of Congress. After law school, he went to work for the U.S. General Accounting Office, Office of the General Counsel. Mitchell is survived by his wife of 22 years, Kathleen Galloway Mitchell, a sister and two brothers. Survivors also include 13 nieces and nephews.
Frank Gaglione passed away on Sept. 8, 2012, at the age of 67. A resident of upstate New York, Gaglione was a prominent Buffalo attorney and civic leader. Gaglione specialized in commercial, corporate and construction litigation. He was the managing partner of the former Saperston & Day P.C. law firm from 1989 until 1996 and for more than decade had been special counsel to Hiscock & Barclay LLP. As a civic leader, Gaglione served as the treasurer of the Erie County Republican Party, chairman of the Canisius College Board of Regents, trustee of The Children’s Hospital of Buffalo and on the Construction Industry Arbitration Panel. He is survived by his wife Nancy, son Frank, daughters Christy Pizzella and Alexa Laub Gibson, his brother Rev.John Gaglione, and sister Mary Ann Polvinen.
Francis J. “Frank” Lorson, a longtime member of the Board of Visitors of the Columbus School of Law, passed away on Friday, Jan. 11, 2013. He was 69. Following law school, Lorson began a distinguished 30-year career at the Supreme Court of the United States, starting as an assistant clerk in January 1972. He was appointed deputy clerk in April 1974 and finally chief deputy clerk in January 1981. A memorial service celebrating Lorson’s life was held on Jan. 17 at the Immaculate Conception Church in Washington, D.C. Five current Justices of the Supreme Court attended. Chief Justice John Roberts spoke, as did Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who read excerpts from her correspondence with Lorson over the years. The National Law Journal also published a tribute to Lorson on Jan. 14.
Walter S. Booth passed from pancreatic cancer on Oct. 11, 2012.
Helene Tilleux Beale passed away on April 10, 2013. She was a native of Arlington, Va., an attorney who excelled both as a legal professional and as a military wife, and a mother and grandmother. As a deputy clerk at the U.S. Court for the District of Columbia, Beale managed jury selection for the Watergate trials. In later years she was active in charitable work, particularly supporting legal aid while residing in Texas and Alabama and she was an active member of the American Association of University Women. She is survived by her husband, James Beale, her son, James Reed Beale, a daughter-in-law, two grandchildren and a brother.
Hon. Albert H. Weeks died at his home in Keene, NH on December 31, 2011, after a three year battle with brain cancer. He practiced law in Keene for nearly 30 years and was the Cheshire County Probate Court Judge at the time of his passing. Weeks is also survived by his wife, Christine, his children, Samuel and Margaret, two siblings, and his niece and nephews.
Michael F. Wood, 57, died on March 4, 2013 during a triathlon at Lifetime Fitness in Beachwood, Ohio. Wood had served as Cleveland’s assistant antitrust chief for the U.S. Department of Justice. The oldest of four children, Wood was raised in Laguna Beach, Calif., where his dad ran a service station. After law school, he joined the U.S. Department of Energy’s “crude team,” prosecuting oil companies before the Federal Regulatory Commission. Teammates included his future wife, lawyer Lisa McFadden. In 1987, Wood moved to Shaker Heights and joined Cleveland’s antitrust field office. He traveled widely and oversaw complex interstate and international cases. Survivors include his wife and their three teen-age children.
Robert Allen Hollenbeck passed away on Jan. 22, 2011. He was a resident of Grosse Pointe Park, Mich. Hollenbeck was born in New York State but grew up in Texas. He was granted a PhD in Pharmacology in 1975 from University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, and then spent 11 years at the Food and Drug Administration as a pharmacologist, finding the time during these years to also earn his law degree. He practiced family law part time from 1990 to 1998. Hollenbeck married the love of his life, Susan Stine, in 1990 and they spent much of their leisure time traveling and seeing the world. Hollenbeck was a man of many interests, including jazz. He once took Susan to a Louis Armstrong concert and arranged for Louis Armstrong to sing happy birthday to her. Hollenbeck is survived by his wife, Susan Stine, his brothers the Rev. Jon Hollenbeck and Vincent Hollenbeck, and many nieces and nephews.
Raymond D. Kline died suddenly on Dec. 15, 2012, in Alexandria, VA, where he had lived and worked for 28 years as an attorney in private practice. He was 58. After earning his J.D., Kline worked first at a federal agency, and then established his own practice specializing in bankruptcy and immigration law, which he operated until his death. Kline was well-known for his generosity to those with limited means of payment. He is survived by his wife, Deborah Buono.
Darry Carmine passed away due to cardiac issues on Aug. 9, 2012 at the age of 61. Carmine served for many years as a staff member, press secretary and projects manager for Delaware Congressman Tom Evans. Later in his career, he was an appointee in the administrations of Presidents Reagan and George H. W. Bush, serving in various capacities with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the U.S. Postal Rate Commission, the U.S. Department of Education, and as a trademark examining attorney at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Carmine’s last occupation was as the in-house counsel for Community Development Capital Partners, LLC in Wilmington, Delaware. He is survived by his brother Brett Carmine; Marguerite Piazza and Magee Whelan; many cousins and their families.
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