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In Memoriam


CUA Law Class Notes


Josephine Hillyard
celebrated her 100th birthday in February, 2014, an occasion that prompted a visit to her home from law school Dean Daniel Attridge. The dean presented Ms. Hillyard with a gift on behalf of the William Callyhan Robinson Society (Robinson was the first dean of the Columbus School of Law) and spent time chatting with one of the law school’s most generous benefactors.   

Timothy C. Moynahan was presented by Waterbury, Conn-based Post University with an Honorary Doctor of Letters Degree during the university’s May 10, 2014 commencement ceremonies. Post University bestowed the honor on Moynahan following his generous donation in 2011 of more than 2,000 law books to its library. The donation doubled the university’s collection. Moynahan was also elected as the 2014 chairman of the board of directors of the Global Virus Network, a coalition of the world’s foremost medical virology research centers working to prevent illness and death from pandemic viruses. Moynahan, a preeminent litigation attorney, is the founder of The Moynahan Law Firm, based in Connecticut. 


Malaku J. Steen was profiled by Providence College Magazine in its Sept. 2013 article “Civil Rights Enforcer: Raised in segregation, Malaku Steen ’56 lived to fight it again.” 



Francis X. Dee was named to the 6th edition of the nation’s "Top 100 Most Powerful Employment Attorneys" list, prepared and published annually for Human Resource Executive® by Lawdragon, a Los Angeles-based networking site for lawyers and clients. Dee is chair of the labor and employment group, McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, in Morristown, N.J.
James P. Farmer
was awarded the 2013 “Man for All Seasons” Award by the St. Thomas More Society of Maryland. After graduating CUA Law, he became a criminal defense lawyer in Baltimore for a number of years before entering the seminary. Currently, he is pastor of St. John’s Parish in Westminster MD, and he is being honored for his work establishing two pregnancy centers in the Diocese of Baltimore.
Senator Thomas R. Harkin (D-Iowa) was presented with an honorary degree from Luther College.  He also served as the college’s commencement speaker on May 25th.  


George Meng celebrated his 40th year of practicing law in Maryland by taking the Kentucky bar exam in Feb. 2013. (There's no reciprocity between Maryland and Kentucky.) He was sworn in to the Kentucky Bar on May 1, 2013. In June, he celebrated the 40th anniversary of being sworn in to the Maryland Bar and his 20th wedding anniversary to Jo Ellen Hayden, who grew up in Lexington, Kentucky. The couple plans a move to Lexington, where Meng expects to continue his solo practice in estate and trust litigation. Meng was honored in 2013 by the Court of Appeals after six years as a commissioner for the Attorney Grievance Commission and over 30 years of involvement with the AGC. To cap things off, he was selected for Maryland Super Lawyers for 2014 in his field.
Hon. Charles A. Shaw
, Senior U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Missouri (St. Louis), has published his judicial memoir, Watch Everything: A Judicial Memoir with a Point of View, (iUniverse, October 2013). The insightful and at times humorous narrative demonstrates Shaw's love for family, hard work, and God. Including an insider's view of an often unjust legal system, tales of working alongside some of the best legal minds in the country, and challenges to prevailing concepts, Watch Everything offers a rare glimpse into the professional life of an unconventional federal judge.
Christopher Carveth was named a commissioner with the Police Commission, Town of Orange, Conn.
Roberta Liebenberg, a partner at Fine, Kaplan and Black in Philadelphia, was honored with the inaugural "Sharing Her Passion Award" by the Ms. JD organization at its annual conference in Austin, Texas on Feb. 20, 2014. This award was given in recognition of Ms. Liebenberg's dedication throughout her career to "inspiring younger women lawyers through sponsorship, mentorship and sharing her passion for the practice." Liebenberg currently serves as chair of the ABA's Commission on Women in the Profession and is also Chair of DirectWomen, the only organization dedicated to increasing the representation of women lawyers on corporate boards.
Justice Peggy A. Quince was the first person invited to join the Board of Advisers of The Stetson Journal of Advocacy and the Law, which bills itself as “the first online law review dedicated to discussing emerging trends, techniques, and developments related to the specialism of advocacy.” A biography of Justice Quince was included in 1 Stetson J. Advoc. & L. 12 (2014). Justice Quince serves on Florida’s Supreme Court.
Molly Sheehan, named one of the “Top Women to Watch in Banking” by U.S. Banker magazine, has been named Of Counsel to Parker Ibrahim & Berg.  A mortgage banking expert with over 40 years of experience in financial services, Sheehan joins the firm from JPMorgan Chase, where she served as senior vice president and general counsel for Chase Home Lending.


Stanford G. Ladner has joined the New York office of Butler Snow LLP.  Ladner is a member of the firm’s Public Finance, Tax Incentives and Credit Markets Group. His practice focuses on public finance, banking law, business and commercial transactions, energy law and regulatory compliance and advice.
John J. Scally Jr. has joined Wolff & Samson PC as a member. The firm is based in West Orange, NJ. Scally, who has more than three decades of experience in public finance, will serve on Wolff & Samson’s bond counsel team. Previously, he was a partner at Drinker Biddle in Florham Park, New Jersey.  Scally is a fellow and director of the American College of Bond Counsel and a member of the National Association of Bond Lawyers.
John Voorhees has joined international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP in Denver.  He will focus his practice in the areas of environmental, health care and white collar crime.
Anthony G. Flynn received the 2013 Msgr. Paul J. Taggart St. Thomas More Award from the St. Thomas More Society of the Diocese of Wilmington. Flynn is the diocesan attorney for the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington and a partner with Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP. Flynn’s son Michael is a third year student at the Columbus School of Law.

The Hon. William T. Newman, chief judge of Arlington County Circuit Court, VA., spoke to the CUA Law community on Feb. 26 about the duties of his job as the invited guest speaker of the Black Law Students Association.

Hon. Antonio Rodriguez participated in Sept. 2012 on a judicial panel for a program sponsored by the State of Texas Pro Bono Committee of the Family Law Section. The panel topic was titled “Family Law Essentials - Giving Back to Your Community.”  

Jerry Wohlgemuth has joined the firm of Adams Gutierrez & Lattiboudere LLC in Newark, NJ as a partner representing management in employment litigation. 

Robin S. Conrad
has joined McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP’s litigation group as a partner in the Washington, DC office. Previously, Conrad was the executive vice president of the National Chamber Litigation Center, the public policy law firm of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Kathy John has been named associate general counsel/Counsel Immigration Fraud Prevention Program at the Department of Justice, Executive Office of Immigration Review.

Sal Tripodi was presented with the 2013 Harry T. Eidson Founders Award during the 47th American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries (ASPPA) Annual Conference at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, MD.  Tripodi maintains a nationally based consulting practice in the employee benefits area, TRI Pension Services. TRI Pension Services provides technical training in ERISA-related areas, presenting seminars around the country.

Murray Bloom (with Gerald Malia) published “Our Flag Restored to the Oceans,” in the Dec. 22, 2013 edition of The Maritime Executive. The article discusses ways to boost America’s shipbuilding industry. Bloom has taught maritime law as an adjunct instructor at the Columbus School of Law.

Linda E. Carlisle has joined the Tax Department of Miller & Chevalier as a Member. Carlisle comes to the firm from White & Case, where her practice focused on the taxation of corporations and flow-through entities in a broad range of industries, including energy and financial services.

Olha Holoyda has completed a 2012--2013 U.S. Embassy Policy Fellowship (Title VIII Scholar), a project funded by the U.S. State Department. Her research scholar brief, “Ukrainian Oligarchs and the ‘Family,’ a New Generation of Czars --or Hope for the Middle Class?" is available online. Holoyda has also been appointed to the SIA executive board, a project funded by the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, focusing on anti-corruption and investment policies in emerging and frontier market economies.

Thomas J. Kelly, Jr. has joined McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP as a partner in the white collar criminal defense practice of the Washington, DC office.

Cynthia Courtney has been named an assistant attorney general with the Connecticut Attorney General’s Office.

Edward J. Gorman III was named chief community development officer of the National Community Reinvestment Coalition.  

Bruce Klores and his son, Steven, opened GCDC, a grilled cheese restaurant, on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C. in early March.


Eric P. Bernard competed at the National Senior Games, Track and Field Competition in Cleveland, OH on July 30, 2013, placing 17th nationally in men’s shot put, age 60-64.
Mark Ciavardoni has been named the head of human resources for The Option Institute and Autism Treatment Center of America.
Colonel Mary Lou Keener USAF (Ret.) has been elected to serve as an outside board member to the Military Order of the Purple Heart Service Foundation. Colonel Keener served as general counsel with the Department of Veterans Affairs in 1993, and in 2000, she served with Department of Defense as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Force Management and Personnel). 
Kevin J. Murphy was among 16 candidates nominated for Connecticut’s Superior Court by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. Murphy’s nomination is subject to confirmation by the state’s General Assembly. Murphy currently serves as a supervisory assistant state’s attorney in Bristol, Conn., and is also a former federal prosecutor and Navy lawyer.
Ray Watson has been named the general counsel of the Illinois Department of Agriculture.
Steven G. Zorbaugh released his latest book, “Raising Laughter on the Funny Farm” (Arkmen Press, 2014). Zorbaugh's book chronicles the travels of a psychiatric patient battling depression and the humorous incidents that occurred on his road to recovery. Classmates can obtain a copy of his book by contacting Steve at 


Robert Corn-Revere was quoted in the Washington Post on April 30 regarding the lifetime ban levied by the NBA against Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling.

Colin Sandercock and his 13-year-old daughter Kathryn was featured in an Aug. 13 story in the Washington Post, “McLean girls are on a roll at the Little League Softball World Series.” Sandercock is a partner at Perkins Coie, a member of the Board of Visitors for the Columbus School of Law, and a pitch-calling dugout coach for his daughter’s team.
Kevin Shaughnessy was named to the 2014 Florida Super Lawyers List. Shaughnessy practices with BakerHostetler in Orlando. He was selected as a recipient of the Tom Ahlers System Building Award from the National Association of Workforce Development Professionals for his service and leadership as Chairman of the CareerSource Central Florida Board of Directors. Shaughnessy is a class action litigator and is board certified in labor and employment law by The Florida Bar. He is ranked by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, is named in Best Lawyers in America and was one of 10 Florida attorneys to be recognized in The International Who’s Who of Management Labour and Employment Lawyers
John Ratino was named co-chair of Goulston & Storrs Hospitality & Recreation Group. Ratino advises clients on matters involving real estate capital markets, investment trusts, joint ventures, financing, development, acquisitions and dispositions, restructurings and workouts. In addition to his legal practice, Ratino is also an adjunct Professor at Georgetown University Law Center.
Richard Ringhausen was elected Calhoun County State's Attorney in Hardin, IL in 2012.
D. Michael Reilly was named to the 6th edition of the nation’s "Top 100 Most Powerful Employment Attorneys" list, prepared and published annually for Human Resource Executive® by Lawdragon, a Los Angeles-based networking site for lawyers and clients. Reilly directs the labor, employment and employee benefits practice for Lane Powell, Seattle, Wash.
Theodore Stein has opened the Law Offices of Theodore P. Stein, P.C. in Bethesda, Md.  He focuses on business law and litigation, labor and employment, ERISA and employee benefits, trusts and estates, and domestic relations law.

Gary C. Adler was selected as a Washington DC Super Lawyer for 2014 for the third year in a row. Adler in partner-in-charge of the Washington, D.C. office of Roetzel. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas. Only five percent of attorneys in the Washington, D.C. area are named to the Super Lawyers list each year.
Ralph White spoke on Feb. 20, 2014 at a government contracts conference in Washington, D.C. held by the Government Accountability Office, where he is managing associate general counsel for procurement law. White spoke to a packed ballroom about significant news concerning GAO’s bid protest function and cases that arose in 2013.
Giovanna Cinelli was selected by Women in Aerospace as vice chair of its board of directors for the upcoming 2014 term. Cinelli, a leading lawyer in the area of aerospace and national, is a partner in Jones Day's Washington Office and member of the firm's Government Regulation Practice.
Frank Garza’s law firm, Davidson Troilo Ream & Garza, was retained by the city of Rockwall, Texas to provide legal services. The city council authorized the mayor to execute a contract with the firm. Garza is now the city’s primary attorney after acting as the interim city attorney for nine months.
Damian LaPlaca is a constitutional law lecturer at Suffolk University in Boston University.  He is also Of Counsel with at Nelson Kinder and Mosseau, PC.
Jacqui (Brackett) Miraglia began in January 2014 as director of risk management and compliance at Blue Vault, LLC, a company that provides services for mass tort claims and litigation management.
Christopher Sullivan is Managing Member at Sullivan and Associates, LLC.

Elaine Henninger Box has been named senior manager for Human Resources - Americas at TE Connectivity.

Susan Burke was profiled in the Washington Post on Sept. 2 for her pro bono representation of a U.S. Naval Academy midshipman who has accused three peers of sexual assault. Burke, who runs her own law firm, has sued top Defense Department officials on behalf of dozens of servicewomen and men who were assaulted and then retaliated against.
Former State Rep. Jennifer Garrison is running for the United States Congress, seeking to represent the 6th District of Ohio, which includes Marietta. 
Lee Burdick was promoted to serve as chief of staff to San Diego Mayor Bob Filson. Burdick most recently served as deputy chief of staff and was initially hired as the mayor’s director of legal affairs. She previously represented the city as a commissioner on the Board of the Port of San Diego.
Sen. Robert Casey (D-PA) attended and spoke at a reception for fellow Columbus School of Law alumni in the Russell Senate Office Building on Sept. 17, 2013.
Dennis Defensor has been named executive vice president, corporate strategy, for Accelera Solutions.

Camille Di Croce has been elected to the Board of Directors of Devine Millimet.   

Paul Hitterman was appointed regional attorney of National Labor Relations Board Region 13, in Jan. 2014.
Patty Friedman Marcus has joined Asia Pacific Initiatives as Asia Pacific Director and Advisor. She provides expertise and strategic guidance to build relationships, open new markets, influence and impact successful initiatives throughout the entire region, particularly in China, Indonesia, Myanmar, India, South Korea and Japan. She also serves as a liaison to the highest levels of decision makers, including presidents, prime ministers, foreign ministers and secretaries, NGO leaders, foreign policy community, academia and civil society.
Gretchen McMullen has joined the Department of Education.
Andrew Quinn has been named vice president of business development at QUALCOMM MEMS Technologies, Inc. in San Diego, Ca.

Paul Bisaro, chairman, president and CEO of Actavis, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Zimmer Holdings, Inc., a global leader in musculoskeletal care.
Nancy F. Duessel has joined the corporate law practice of Dallas-based Carrington, Coleman, Sloman & Blumenthal, LLP.  Duessel, who joins the firm as Of Counsel, provides experience in a range of transactional and corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, finance and lending, private securities offerings, and complex contracting. Duessel’s professional background includes serving as vice president and division general counsel for a Fortune 200 company.
Francis Kenneally has joined the Supreme Judicial Court for the Commonwealth in Boston as a clerk.
Brian J. Moran was chosen by Virginia Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe to be his secretary of public safety. Moran had previously served as a prosecutor in the commonwealth’s attorney’s office in Arlington County. Most recently, Moran has been a partner at New South Strategic Partners, a government relations firm. From 2009 through 2012, he was executive vice president and general counsel at the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities.

Rick Scully was named a principal at Rock-Hurst Astor LLC in Washington, D.C. where he represents a $20 billion global private equity firm and its portfolio companies in a variety of legal matters, including commercial transactions, procurement and acquisitions.
Clare Gallagher Anderson has joined the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs as a General Attorney.

Michael J. Bidwill, president of the Arizona Cardinals and a current member of the law school’s Board of Visitors, was the featured speaker for the First Year Student and Alumni Mentor Reception, held at the Columbus School of Law on Jan. 24th.

Julia Bowen has been named vice president, general counsel and secretary of the MITRE Corporation.
Sen. Jeff Chiesa (R-NJ), appointed by Gov. Chris Christie during the summer of 2013 to serve out the term of the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg, also attended and spoke at the Capitol Hill reception for CUA Law alumni on Sept. 17. 
Denis Dice authored a chapter in the book, “Inside the Minds: New Developments in Securities Litigation 2014,” published by Thomson Reuters Westlaw. His chapter, "Representing Broker-Dealers and Stockbrokers in Securities Litigation," focuses on defending clients against securities fraud claims, recent trends in areas of securities litigation, and the lingering impact of the 2008 financial crisis. Dice is a shareholder in the securities and investment professional liability practice group at Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin in Philadelphia, PA.
Karen T. Grisez was the author of “Pro Bono from the Heart,” an essay published online on Feb. 26, 2014 by the ABA Center for Pro Bono Exchange. Grisez is an attorney with Fried Frank’s Washington, DC office.

Catherine Hanaway
has joined the St. Louis office of Husch Blackwell as a partner leading the firm’s government compliance and investigations team. Hanaway served as the first female Speaker of the Missouri House of Representatives (2003-05) and as U.S.... Attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri (2005-09) before returning to private practice.

Georgia Katsoulomitis, executive director of the Massachusetts Law Reform Institute, has been named by Sen.  Edward Markey (D-MA) to the judicial selection committee organized by Sen. Elizabeth Warren for the federal bench. The committee is currently considering a vacancy on the Federal District Court in Boston.
Charlotte E. Vaughn retired from Glasser & Glasser, PLC in Norfolk, VA, effective Feb 1, 2014.  


James Eisenmann was appointed as the executive director of the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board in January, 2013.

Ash Johnston has joined Telecommunications Law Professionals PLLC as a member.

James G. McGovern was tapped to head the criminal division of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District. McGovern, 47, joined the Eastern District office in 2004 after working with the Staten Island District Attorney's office, the Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor for the City of New York and the District of Columbia United States Attorney's Office.
David L. Rosen, of Foley & Lardner LLP in Washington, DC was recognized in The Legal 500 United States 2013 for his work in Healthcare/Life Sciences. Rosen is co-chair of the Life Sciences Industry Team and Leader of the FDA Practice Group at Foley.

A.B. Cruz III has been appointed executive vice president and general counsel at Emergent BioSolutions. He is responsible for managing all legal matters involving securities, corporate, and regulatory transactions, and advising senior management on strategic and business issues. He will also serve as the chief compliance officer, responsible for overseeing the risk and compliance systems and policies for the company’s global operations, as well as the corporate secretary to the board of directors. Cruz recently retired as a rear admiral in the U.S. Navy Reserve.

Alice S. Fisher, managing partner, Latham & Watkins, was listed as one of the “Most Powerful Women” (Law) in the December 2013 issue of Washingtonian magazine.
Michael McCormack was appointed by Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy to serve as a member of the Connecticut’s Insurance and Risk Management Board of Directors. Established by the legislature, the mission of the board is to protect the state’s assets through a cost effective insurance and risk management program. McCormack is a partner at Hinckley Allen in Hartford, where he represents clients in business litigation proceedings.
Joe L. Pellis II announces the creation of The Pellis Law Group, LLP in Lisle, IL. The firm focuses on commercial litigation, insurance recovery on behalf of policyholders, commercial transactions, risk management strategies, and mitigation of environmental and other long-tail liabilities.

Tim Cooney left Loomis Sayles after eight years and has joined J.P. Morgan’s high-net worth practice. Cooney had worked on anti-money-laundering for the White House between 1996 and 1999. He then started his own database company, which was later sold to an investment bank.
Will Dailey was named vice president of consulting for Gnip in Boulder, Co.

Karen Maher Davis was named general counsel at Force 3, Inc.

Deborah S. Froling, a partner in Arent Fox LLP’s Corporate & Securities and Real Estate practices, began serving as president of the National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL) in July, 2013. She had previously served as president-elect of the organization. NAWL is a national voluntary legal professional organization devoted to promoting the interests and progress of women lawyers and women’s legal rights.

Robert G. Lian
Jr. was named to the 6th edition of the nation’s "Top 100 Most Powerful Employment Attorneys" list, prepared and published annually for Human Resource Executive® by Lawdragon, a Los Angeles-based networking site for lawyers and clients. Lian is a partner with Akin Gump in Washington, D.C. 

Michael Valerio has been named a shareholder with Carlton Fields Jordan Burt, LLP. 
Casey Gunn Venditti has been elected a shareholder at Winstead PC. She practices in real estate development and investments in the firm’s Austin, TX office.

Stacey Angerome has been named a senior associate at Tanenholz & Associates PLLC.

Alexandra Dapolito Dunn was named the new executive director and general counsel of The Environmental Council of the States in February, 2014.  Dunn brings two decades of environmental law, policy, and management experience to ECOS, most recently serving as Executive Director and General Counsel of the Association of Clean Water Administrators. Dunn is an adjunct instructor in environmental law at the Columbus School of Law.
Kimberly V. Lewis was sworn in as recording secretary of the J. Franklyn Bourne Bar Association on Dec. 5, 2013. The association consists primarily of African-American attorneys who live and/or work in Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties, Md, and are committed to the advancement of African-Americans in the practice of law. Professionally, Lewis is an assistant public defender in the Office of the Public Defender for Prince George's County, Md., as well as an adjunct professor at Prince George's County Community College.
D. Michael Lyles was sworn in as executive officer of the J. Franklyn Bourne Bar Association on Dec. 5, 2013.  Lyles serves as the executive director for the Prince George's County, Maryland Human Relations Commission.
Judge Cheryl B. Moss was honored on Oct. 26, 2013 at the 6th Annual Gala Night of the Filipino American Heritage Foundation with the Golden Pearl Award, a Lifetime Achievement Award for her service. Judge Moss was the first Filipina in Nevada history to be elected as a District Court Judge in November 2000. She has won three contested elections since.

John Partridge was named chief operating officer of Consilium Decisions, LLC, and a full spectrum business strategy and solutions company.



Brian Baker has been named president of the Board at California’s Heartland Regional Library Network.

Jamie Bobotek was elected to partner within Pillsbury’s Insurance Recovery & Advisory practice, and is resident in the Washington, DC office. He concentrates his practice on a variety of insurance coverage, risk management and risk allocation issues.

Richard Chriss was appointed executive director of the American Institute for International Steel in November, 2013. Chriss's previous assignments include managing international trade policy for Sen. Charles Grassley from 1999-2003 and also dealing with steel trade- related issues affecting the industry. More recently he served as an assistant general counsel, Office of the United States Trade Representative, Executive Office of the President. Chriss is based in Falls Church, Va.

Charles M. “Chuck” Clapton, a partner in the DC office of Hogan Lovells, was appointed to the position of senior vice president of federal advocacy with The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America. In this capacity, Clapton will be responsible for leading the federal government affairs initiatives and advancing its legislative agenda.

The Hon. Gregory T. Douds and his wife, Kim, are proud to announce that their son, David, is a 1L at Georgia State University in Atlanta. David earned a B.A. in Philosophy and German at the University of Georgia, and he will be a third generation attorney.

P. Gregory Hilton was named clerk of Maryland Court of Special Appeals in August, 2013. Hilton was sworn in by Gov. Martin O’Malley on Aug. 29 at the Maryland State House. Hilton has been with the Court of Special Appeals since 2009 and was promoted to chief deputy clerk in 2011. As head of the clerk’s office for the state’s second highest court, Hilton manages staff, operations and business processes, oversees the court docket, and leads the implementation of MDEC (Maryland Electronic Courts) in the Court of Special Appeals. 

Michael Kimberling has joined Deloitte Transactions and Business Analytics LLP as a discovery senior specialist. 

Kristin Leary was selected as a 2014 Division Marshal for the 43rd annual St. Patrick's Parade of Washington, D.C., held on March 16. Leary is co-founder and U.S. Director of the Frederick Douglass/Daniel O'Connell Project and member of the Board of Directors for the Washington Ireland Program.
David Luna has been named senior director for National Security and Diplomacy at the U.S. Department of State. He works to combat global threats and navigate geo-security risks in the Office of Anti-Crime Programs at the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs.
David Morales was named senior vice president and senior associate general counsel at AARP.


Kenneth Olivo has joined Evoke Research and Consulting, LLC in Arlington, Va. as senior project manager of the operations center team lead.
Holly O'Neill accepted a position with Broad and Cassel in West Palm Beach, FL, starting January 6, 2014. She continues to practice in estate and trust planning, guardianship, estate and trust administration and all of the related contested/litigated matters. O’Neill is board certified in Wills, Trusts & Estates, and Elder Law, as well as a Florida Supreme Court certified circuit civil mediator.

Maureen C. Pikarski, a partner in the real estate tax firm of Gordon and Pikarski, was recently nominated by the Democratic National Committee to serve as chair of Women’s Council of the Democratic National Ethnic Coordinating Committee. 
Shea E. Roberts is member/owner at Giacoma Schleicher Roberts & Daughdrill, LLC.

Jule Sigall
has been named Assistant General Counsel of IP Policy and Strategy at Microsoft.
Chet Speed was named vice president of public policy at American Medical Group Association.
Sean Staples was appointed to serve as magistrate judge for D.C.’s Superior Court. Staples had served as a project director for the Children’s Law Center since 2006. Prior to that, Staples was supervising attorney and adjunct professor in the criminal division of The DC Law Students in Court Program.


E. Wes Adams ran for state’s attorney for Anne Arundel County, Maryland. He had led the Homicide Division in the Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Office for the past 6 years.

Nathan Clukey is a partner with King and Spalding LLP.
Vincent D’Ambra has been named senior vice president of business and legal affairs at National Geographic Channels US and International.

Scott N. Flesch served as a panelist at an ABA fall meeting (section on public contracts) titled "Feeling the Heat: Burning Issues in Government Contracts." Flesch presented his article, "Enforcement of the CICA Automatic Stay Provisions through Immediate Injunctive Relief." Since 2011, Flesch has served as chief of bid protests, U.S. Army Legal Services Agency, where he supervises a team of over 30 civilian and military attorneys litigating bid protests before the Government Accountability Office and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. Flesch also serves as an adjunct lecturer at the Columbus School of Law, where he will teach Government Contracts in spring 2014.

Richard G. Poulson, an employment, labor and workers’ compensation lawyer of the Harrisburg and Philadelphia based law firm Willig, Williams & Davidson, was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2014. 

S. Jenell Trigg delivered an inspiring set of remarks to students and faculty members at the Columbus School of Law on March 20 as the honored guest speaker at an alumni-student reception held by the Black Law Students Association. Trigg is also a current member of the law school’s Board of Visitors.  


Antilla E. Trotter, III announces the opening of The Trotter Law Firm in Washington, D.C., specializing in family and personal injury law.   In addition, he will continue his lobbying and government relations work representing clients in the U.S. House and Senate as well as the administration and federal agencies.

Michael Welch has joined Pue, Chick, Leibowitz & Blezard, LLC in Hartford, Conn., as a partner. 

Tanya Calvelli Bernstein has joined the Maryland Commission on Judicial Disabilities as an assistant investigative counsel.  

Matthew Bester
is the director of competition law at Accenture LLP, where he is the lead antitrust counsel for global operations in management consulting, technology services and outsourcing, spanning 120 countries and more than 260,000 employees. Bester counsels internal clients on all antitrust issues regarding business development, corporate formation, compliance, acquisitions and data management.
John Calareso is the founding partner of The Calareso Law Firm, PLLC in Albany, N.Y., focusing on civil litigation with small business owners, individuals, families, local companies, municipalities, school districts and non-profits.
Nathaniel Hardy has joined Marashlian & Donahue, LLC as Of Counsel.
Timothy B. Henseler has been named as director of the SEC’s Office of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs, effective immediately. Henseler was formerly the deputy director of the office and has served as its acting director since July 2012. He advises the chair, commissioners, and SEC staff on legislative matters, provides technical assistance on securities-related legislation to congressional committees and staff, and assists in preparing SEC testimony for congressional hearings.
Andrea Mango is working as a counsel at Gabelli Funds, LLC.
Wes Porter, director of the litigation center at Golden Gate University School of Law, was recognized for the center's Summer Trial & Evidence Program in the Back to School issue of Prelaw Magazine. The program was named one of the "25 Most Innovative Ideas" in legal education. CUA Law Professor Lou Barracato has served as a guest faculty member in the program for the past two years.
Paul Ratcliffe is a partner/advisor with KYC2 Solutions in Arlington, Va.

Catherine M. Reese has been appointed by the Fairfax Bar Association to serve as a member of its judicial nominations committee to assist the bar in making recommendations to the legislators for judicial appointments. Reese was also elected as the chair of the rules subcommittee of the standing committee on lawyers discipline by the Virginia State Bar, and named a Virginia Top 50 Women for 2013 by Super Lawyers Magazine. Reese is a family law attorney and owner of Reese Law Office. 

Brian Stolarz has joined LeClair Ryan in Alexandria, VA, as a partner.
Louis Troilo has joined The Marbury Law Group as senior counsel in Reston, Va. He has also recently joined the advisory board of the Graphene Stakeholders Association as resident patent counsel. The association is a non-profit organization that promotes the responsible development of graphene and graphene-enabled technologies.
Nicole R. Tzetzo, an attorney with Jaeckle Fleischmann & Mugel, LLP, will serve as a presenter at the Lumsden & McCormick, LLP Annual Exempt Organizations Conference.    Ms. Tzetzo will present “New Developments in Nonprofit Law,” a review of increased government regulation, including Executive Order 38 and the Nonprofit Revitalization Act of 2013.  
Stephen Vaughan was recently selected as a 2014 DC Super Lawyer. He was recognized in the May issues of Washington DC Super Lawyers magazine and the Washington Post Magazine. The polling, researching, and selecting of “Super Lawyers” is designed to identify Washington, DC lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Vaughan practices with the law firm of Gray Plant Mooty.

Nicole Hughes Waid has joined Roetzel as a partner in the firm’s white collar litigation and corporate compliance practice group. Waid brings more than a decade of experience prosecuting cases as a member of U.S. Attorney’s offices in Florida and Washington, D.C., particularly involving white collar fraud cases in the financial services and health care industries. She was previously chief of the Fort Myers Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida.

Chelsie King Garza has been recognized as a top Texas lawyer through inclusion on the 2014 Texas Rising Stars list. Garza is an associate attorney at the Houston law firm of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Friend.
Thomas Hicks has been nominated to the Election Assistance Commission, where he oversees all committee matters relating to Federal elections and campaign finance.Hicks has previously served as senior elections counsel on the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on House Administration since 2003.

Stephen Humenik has joined Covington and Burling LLP’s Commodities Practice. He is located in the firm’s Washington, D.C..... office. Humenik advises clients on regulatory and policy matters affecting the derivatives markets, including the registration compliance obligations of the Dodd-Frank Act. Humenik will also advise clients on CFTC enforcement actions.  He joins Covington from Eris Exchange, LLC, in Chicago, where he served as General Counsel and Chief Regulatory Officer for the last two years and prior to that as Head of Legal and Regulatory Affairs.  Humenik also served in various capacities at the CFTC, including as Special Counsel and Policy Advisor to Commissioner Scott O’Malia. 

Jennifer Persico has joined E*TRADE Financial as associate general counsel.
Kristin Maciolek Small has joined PPL Corporation as counsel.



Angela Collins has been named counsel at Cahill Gordon & Reindel.

Gerald A. A. Collins
was sworn in as president of the J. Franklyn Bourne Bar Association on Dec. 5, 2013. Collins is a Maryland Assistant Attorney General who is cross designated as a Special Assistant United States Attorney in the Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Maryland. 

Jennifer Fournier has joined Hartford, Conn-based Harc, Inc. as vice president, administration and general counsel.

Alia Haddad has opened the Law Offices of Alia S. Haddad, APC.

Mary Ann McGinnis married Sean W. Carroll on June 22, 2013 in at St. Mary's Church Shrewsbury, MA. The couple resides in Worcester, Mass., where McGinnis has a private law practice.

Cecilia O'Connell Miller was selected by the San Diego Daily Transcript as one of the city’s top attorneys for insurance practice. Miller is senior counsel with the law firm of Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP, where she practices insurance coverage counseling and litigation, primarily on behalf of corporate and municipal policyholders.
Misty Johnson Oratokhai was appointed chief people officer by Events DC of the District.

Dana Orquiza was named assistant vice president of risk management of The Risk Authority, a company affiliated with the Stanford University Medical Network.
Susan Pellegrino has joined Butamax™ Advanced Biofules LLC as an attorney.
Shanna Price-Wright is a representative in the U.S. government delegation to the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). The FATF is an inter-governmental body that sets standards and promote implementation of legal, regulatory and operational measures for combating money laundering, terrorist financing and other related threats to the integrity of the international financial system. 



Anu Anand
has been named director of talent acquisition at MicroStrategy.

Anthony Casarona
was named to the leadership council at Playworks, a national nonprofit that supports learning and physical health by providing safe and inclusive play to low-income students in urban schools.
Richard Chapman has joined The Hanover Insurance Group as staff counsel.
Danielle Adgerson Clarke is assistant general counsel within the Ethics and Integrity branch at the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Along with her sister, Clarke founded a nonprofit organization, The Sister Network. Clarke is also licensed as a minister and currently serve as the executive pastor of a church in Maryland.
Mario B. Damiani is a compliance specialist at the United States Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board, commonly known as the United States Access Board. He handles compliance with and enforcement of the Architectural Barriers Act of 1968.
Erin (McMunigal) Greten and her husband Tim welcomed their daughter Anastasia Greten to the world in March, 2013. In July, Greten assumed the position of associate chief counsel, regional and field operations at the Federal Emergency Management Agency. In this position, she is responsible for managing all of FEMA’s legal operations outside Washington, D.C. 

Richard T. Girards, Jr., is now executive director of intellectual property and trade policy at Celgene Corporation in Summit, NJ.
Kevin Hughes has joined NeuStar, Inc. as associate general counsel.
Maura Blue Jeffords has joined Diageo as director of international government relations. Diageo is a British multinational alcoholic beverages company headquartered in London, England.

Katina Lee has been named senior director of operations for the Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy. 
Jamie McPhee has joined McKinsey & Company, MIO Partners, as a legal and compliance attorney.

Son-Mi Lee was named director, Head of ECM Compliance at Guggenheim Securities.


Cortney O'Toole Morgan has joined Husch Blackwell’s Washington, D.C., office as senior counsel. She is a member of the firm’s technology, manufacturing and transportation group. Morgan previously practiced with the global trade law boutique firm Barnes, Richardson & Colburn LLP in Washington, D.C.


Sharon Parker married Lawrence Jannuzzi and resides in Reno, NV. Parker is a shareholder with Woodburn & Wedge and counsel for the Diocese of Reno. Jannuzzi is in house counsel for the Archdiocese of San Francisco.
Teri Stasko was named senior counsel and manager of enforcement matters at North American Electric Reliability Corporation.
Robert Stien has been appointed vice president of government relations and regulatory affairs for InterDigital, Inc., a wireless research and development company. Stien will establish a company office in Washington, DC, and direct a comprehensive government relations, public policy and regulatory affairs strategy for the company.

Jamie Taff has joined the World Bank Group Sanctions Board Secretariat as Senior Counsel.
Heather Yanak has been named manager at Huron Consulting Group in Houston, TX.


Brian R. Adams has been appointed vice president and general counsel with Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. His appointment comes as the company prepares to market a new drug product known as Zerenex. Adams joined the company from Algeta ASA, where he served as its general counsel, with oversight of all global legal matters, corporate governance, alliance management and strategic transactions.
Bassel Bakhos has joined Kaufman Borgeest & Ryan LLP as an associate.
Myles Edwards helped to host100 participants at “The New York Family Office – Private Funds Roundtable” held on November 11, 2013 at the Luxembourg Trade and Investment Office in New York.
Michelle Gardner has joined NextEra Energy Resources as director of regulatory affairs – Northeast.
David Heaton was named Associate General Counsel and Managing Director at Bank of America.

Michael Kinslow started the The Law Office of Michael J. Kinslow in San Diego, CA, where he represents survivors of childhood sexual abuse in courtrooms across the country.
Michael J. Leib Jr. is now counsel to Commissioner Rhonda K. Schmidtlein at the U.S. International Trade Commission.

Kevin B. Murphy started his own law firm (The Law Offices of Kevin B. Murphy & Associates, LLC) on July 1, 2013, focusing his practice on corporate and real estate law. Murphy has spent more than a decade of practicing law, notably as vice president and general counsel of Home Loan Investment Bank, FSB, and as an associate at the law firm of Adler Pollock & Sheehan P.C. in Providence and Boston. 

Eileen Newell is director of taxes at Rock Ventures, a real estate company in Detroit, MI.
John A. Regan has been named assistant counsel to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York.

Angela Pegram Saffoe has joined FINRA as a Senior Attorney – Office of the General Counsel.

Rachel Rosenthal Strisik is owner of Rachel and Company, which provides professional organization services, corporate event organization services, unpacking and re-location services, and time management coaching.  Her company was featured in the Jan. 2014 issue of Better Homes & Gardens.  

Mark Villanueva has been named a partner at McCarter & English, LLP.



Daniel Ahr and his wife Stephanie Scheider Ahr announce the birth of their daughter, Francesca Logan Ahr, on Dec. 20, 2013. Ahr is featured in a Kickstarter campaign that is raising money to produce a documentary about the sport of Para-rowing. 
Jennifer Chapman is an attorney with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).
Carly Didden has joined Hogan Lovells LLP as an associate in the firm’s Technology Media and Telecoms practice.
Cynthia DeSimone was appointed Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Washington by Cardinal Donald Wuerl, effective January 1, 2014. DeSimone assumed the role of Chancellor in addition to her duties as general counsel for the Archdiocese and also serves as a member of the administrative board which advises Cardinal Wuerl on issues affecting policy and pastoral practices within the Archdiocese.
Elizabeth Francis has started her own business with consulting services on legal ethics and cross border licensing processes.

Ari Ghosal is a member of the labor and employment practice of Whiteford Taylor & Preston, based in the firm’s Bethesda, MD. office. Ghosal has a leadership role in many professional associations, serving on the Peer Review Committee of the Attorney Grievance Commission of the Maryland State Bar Association, on the Board of the Asian-Pacific American Bar Association (Maryland Chapter) and as the APABA's Co-Chair on the Judicial Selections Committee to the Maryland State Bar – Court of Appeals. In 2013, he was named to the "Hot List" of successful younger attorneys by Lawyers of Color.

Claudia Hrvatin assumed the position of general counsel for the D.C Republican Party in Jan. 2013. She is currently an associate in the of King & Spalding.  

Lorie Moody has been named vice president for contracts at Robbins-Gioia, LLC.

Lynn O’Brien has joined Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP as an attorney.

Holly Zink Offen was named regional manager for Sub-Saharan Africa at the U.S. Department of Commerce

Pamela Richardson has joined Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP as a labor and employment law associate.

Megan Stull
was named corporate counsel at Google, Inc.

Ariel Sullivan has been named a partner at Bowditch & Dewey, LLP in Boston, MA.

Ryan Sullivan is the owner and founder of Sullivan Legal in Wilmington, MA and practices in the areas of bankruptcy and commercial litigation. 

Robert Swanson was named general counsel of Astrium Services Government, Inc. 



Carolyn Maro Angelaccio was selected as one of Bucks County’s “Forty Under 40.” The award, given by Calkins Media (Bucks County Courier Times and The Intelligencer), was presented on Nov. 4, 2013. Bucks County’s Forty Under 40 are selected through a public nomination process to young professionals who shine in the community. Angelaccio is a partner with Curtin & Heefner LLP and a lifelong resident of Bucks County.

Jennifer Bagg has joined Wiltshire & Grannis as a partner, resident in the Washington, D.C. office. Bagg focuses her practice on telecommunications matters, representing communications companies that provide wireline and broadband-based services.

John Bermingham was named Head of Global Operations and Logistics at Novartis.

Chris Bugel has joined Greenberg Traurig, LLP as an associate.
Joseph Gallo has joined Morgan Stanley Wealth Management in New York City as executive director in the legal department.
Angela Goehl has joined JDG Associates as an executive recruiter.
Nathan Huff has joined Phelps Dunbar LLP as an associate attorney.

William Fretz Jarrett Jr. has joined the Wells Fargo Private Bank in Miami, FL. He has also been elected as representative of the Miami Downtown precinct.

Timothy Kilgore has been elected to the position of Senior Counsel at Jackson & Campbell, P.C. , a mid-sized D.C. based regional law firm. Kilgore will continue defending clients and prosecuting claims for various actions, including design/construction actions, employment actions, ERISA actions, business tort claims, and disability benefit-related claims.  

Brenna Lenchak has been named associate general counsel, North America & Manager Global Export Compliance, at WestconGroup.

Edward Loughlin has been named a Senior Trial Attorney at the Office of the General Counsel at the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Kimberly Morris was named a partner at Winston & Strawn LLP in San Francisco.
Matt Mueller has joined the Maricopa County Attorney's Office in Phoenix, AZ as a deputy county attorney.
Mark Nemeth has been named training and development lead at Experian Data Quality.
Leigh Oliver was promoted to partner at Hogan Lovells on Jan. 1, 2014.
Andrew Reynolds has joined UnitedLex Corporation as director, Global Legal Services.

Michael Spead was named senior program manager at ICF International, a management, technology, and policy consulting firm based in Fairfax, Va. 

Brian J. Tanenbaum was promoted to Partner at Hunton & Williams in the firm’s McLean, Virginia office. Tanenbaum focuses on commercial real estate, finance and other business transactions for a variety of corporate, financial and local governmental entities. He is also a member of the firm’s Pro Bono Committee. 

Netsai Zvovushe was named senior manager, Internal Audit, at Xerox.


Patricio Asfura-Heim was published in the July/August 2013 issue of Foreign Affairs.  The article, titled “The Rise of Mexico’s Self-Defense Forces: Vigilante Justice South of the Border,” deals with the proliferation of local defense groups throughout Mexico, consequences for the rule of law, and the options available to the government for dealing with them.

Machalagh (Proffit-Higgins) Carr and her husband Brendan Carr  announce the birth of their son, Quinn Dugan Carr, on Nov. 30, 2013.  Machalagh is senior counsel in the Office of Oversight and Investigations for the US House Committee on Natural Resources, and Brendan advises FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai on wireless, public safety, and international issues.

Brian Cline was named deputy city attorney at Office of the City Attorney in San Diego, Ca.

Nicole (DeCostello) Cole and her husband, Peter Cole announce the birth of their first child, Graham Christiansen Cole, on May 25, 2013. They live in Fanwood, New Jersey, where Nicole is a senior lobbyist with Princeton Public Affairs Group and Peter is director, Special Investigations with the NJ Office of the Attorney General, Bureau of Securities.
Brendan Delany was promoted in January, 2014, to the role of special counsel at Cadwalader, where he is resident in the Washington, D.C. office. His practice focuses on energy and real estate finance.
Lister Enriquez has joined the NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation as associate director, Psychiatry /Risk Management Dept.

Jason J. Enzler was quoted in Law360 article, "DOJ Joins Whistleblower Suit Against Lance Armstrong." Enzler joined Constantine Cannon in 2008 as an associate in the firm's Washington, DC office. His practice focuses on commercial litigation, antitrust, and representing whistleblowers under the False Claims Act and the Dodd-Frank/Wall Street Reform Act.

Qian Huang was appointed partner in the intellectual property practice of Pillsbury’s Washington, D.C. office. Huang represents clients in front of both International Trade Commission and the U.S. district courts, in patent litigations involving a wide range of technologies such as telecommunications, smartphones, electronics, signal processing, Internet, memories, and semiconductors.
Lisa A. Kilday recently published "Afghanistan: The Final Frontier for Patents" in the Jan/Feb 2014 issue of Intellectual Asset Management magazine. She relates her extraordinary account of setting up the patent office of Afghanistan despite Taliban attacks in Kabul. Kilday has also worked as a patent attorney in safer locales including Singapore and Malaysia.

Amy Mushahwar and her husband, Munther Mushahwar announce the birth of their second child, George Munther Mushahwar on Jan. 25, 2014. They live in Alexandria, VA, where Amy is an Of Counsel at Ballard Spahr LLP,  Munther is a engineering manager at NTT America and their daughter, Gabriella Michelle Mushahwar just accepted the important job of "Big Sister."
Clare Nolan has joined the Towaliga Circuit Public Defender Office in Georgia as a juvenile defender.

Rajesh C. Noronha was named a Rising Star for 2014 in the annual publication of Super Lawyers, published by Thompson Reuters. Noronha is with the intellectual property practice at Dentons.
Jennifer O’Brien has joined Baker & McKenzie as a tax associate in Geneva, Switzerland.
Nathaniel Teti was named head of sustainability (North America) at Statoil.
Andrew Tsai has been named associate general counsel at Mars, Inc.



Paul Alvarez
has been named senior counsel, Appellate Litigation Group, Office of the General Counsel, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Israel Balderas has joined WPEC-TV, CBS 12 in West Palm Beach, FL as an anchor/reporter.
Sarah Benjamin has joined Red Light Management in West Hollywood, CA as a manager

Nicole Buffalano has joined Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP as an associate.

Rebecca Byrd has been named the vice president of The Byrd Group in New Castle, De.  She also serves as general counsel. The Byrd Group provides lobbying and public strategy consulting to a variety of business and nonprofit clients.


Laurie Crawford has opened her own firm, The Crawford Law Firm, PLLC, in Fairfax, VA, specializing in family law matters.

Paul J. Delligatti was elected to partner with Goodwin Proctor, where he is resident in the firm’s investment management practice in Washington, D.C., Delligatti’ s work focuses on representing investment companies, investment advisers and fund boards of directors. His experience includes various regulatory, transactional and counseling matters.

Tamara Droubi has joined the chambers of Judge Mary Ellen Coster Williams, United States Court of Federal Claims, as a judicial law clerk. 


Alex DuFour has been named a Partner at Linowes and Blocher LLP. 

Saiza-Jem Elayda has joined PhRMA as director of state policy.
Judy Culhane Faubert was the subject of an admiring profile in her undergraduate university’s alumni magazine. The Colgate Raiders volleyball star was a Hall of Honor Inductee in 2011 at Colgate University. Faubert lives in North Carolina with her husband, Ryan, and two sons.
Matthew Ford has been named a senior associate at Patton Boggs.

Kristen Holt has been named director of payer contracting at Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City.


Marie-Louise Huth and her husband, Brian, announce the birth of their son, Rhys Michael Huth on June 11, 2013. Marie-Louise joined the Office of Chief Counsel in the Division of Trading and Markets at the SEC in August of 2012.


Mily Le has been named Director of Contracting at the U.S. Postal Service Office of the Inspector General.
Patrick Murck, general counsel for the Bitcoin Foundation, testified on its behalf on Nov. 18 at the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing, “Beyond Silk Road: Potential Risks, Threats, and Promises of Virtual Currencies.”

James Petrungaro has been named Partner at Scariano, Himes and Petrarca in Chicago, Il.

Laura Pfeltz has joined Aetna as a compliance consultant.

Lt. Cdr. Sean Thompson was promoted to lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy JAG Corps on Sep 1, 2013. He still serves as a staff judge advocate for a counter-narcotics task force in Hawaii.
Sara Walshe has been named a special assistant district attorney at the New York County District Attorney’s Office.


Jackson Adams has opened his own firm, Jackson W. Adams, P.A. in Orlando, Fla.  He represents clients in personal injury matters and small business owners in contingent commercial litigation matters.

Adam Bitter and his wife Sandra announce the arrival of their first son, Rockford Albert Bitter, on September 6, 2013.  They live in Austin, TX, where Adam is an assistant state's attorney in the Texas Attorney General’s Office. 

Jennifer Buentello has joined J.P. Morgan in New York as assistant general counsel and vice president. 
Alisa Chunephisal has been named a senior attorney at the U.S. Dept. of Transportation - Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Administration.
Dree K. Collopy was recently selected by the American Immigration Lawyers Association to author AILA's Asylum Primer, the premier asylum resource providing practical, interpretive guidance on asylum law and practice.
Michael Darner is now the executive director of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. 

Teddy Davis left the staff of Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley as director of strategic communications to take a fellowship at the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics at the University of Southern California. Davis, who had worked for O’Malley for seven months, had previously served in the administration of Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.
Kasia Dourney has joined the United States Court of Federal Claims as a judicial law clerk. 

Jane Kim Funk has been named Attorney/Vice President at Robert Half Legal.
Ashley C. Haun was named a “Rising Star” in Real Estate: Business and Business Litigation by Washington DC Super Lawyers for 2014. She practices in the Washington, D.C. office of Roetzel. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas. Only five percent of attorneys in the Washington, D.C. area are named to the Super Lawyers list each year.
Christina Langlois has opened her own firm, Christna Langlois Law in Alexandria, Va.  She assists clients with privacy and technology needs.
Danielle Benoit Manner and her husband Daniel Manner welcomed a baby girl, Delaney Caroline on July 10, 2013. They reside in Stamford, CT, where Danielle is privacy counsel for Pfizer Inc.
Jessica Link Martyn has started her own firm, Jessica Link Martyn-Attorney at Law, in Philadelphia, Pa. She specializes in admiralty and maritime law.

Jeremy R. Moss, an associate with MercerTrigiani law firm, has been named a 2013 Rising Star by both Virginia Super Lawyers and Washington, D.C...... Super Lawyers.

Sarah Venuto Perez has joined America’s National Gas Alliance as Director, Federal Affairs.

Rudy Rouhana has joined Credit Karma as director of compliance. 

Joseph Saka has been named a senior managing associate at Dickstein Shapiro LLP.
Davina Sashkin was recognized at the by the Federal Communications Bar Association at the 27th Annual FCC Chairman’s Dinner on December 5, 2013, for her service on the association’s 2013 AdHoc Charity Auction Committee.  Along with six fellow graduates of the Columbus School of Law’s Communications Law Institute, Sashkin was among 16 committee members who led an effort that raised more than $140,000 at the Association’s Annual Charity Auction in November.
Andrew Swanekamp was named a real estate/zoning specialist at Smartlink, LLC.
Drew Tanenbaum is assistant general counsel at Citibank. 
David Whitcomb founded the Whitcomb Law Firm, P.C. in 2011. His growing practice focuses on small town law such as real estate, estate planning, matrimonial matters, contract and transactional issues. Whitcomb was elected to an at-large seat on the Canandaigua, NY City Council in fall of 2013. He currently serves as chair of the City's Ordinance Committee and Planned Unit Development Committee. 



Steven Ayr has joined Fort Point Legal in Boston, Mass. as business counsel.
Casey Batchelor has joined Hartline Dacus Barger Dreyer LLP in Corpus Christi, TX as an associate.
Dan Creel has been named director of advancement services at the Catholic University of America.
William C. Donovan, Jr. has joined Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP as a consultant.
Justin Faulb has joined the National Association of Broadcasters as assistant general counsel. Faulb was among seven CUA Communications Law Institute graduates who were recognized by the Federal Communications Bar Association at its 27th Annual FCC Chairman’s Dinner on Dec. 5, 2013. Faulb was noted for his service as chair on the association’s 2013 AdHoc Charity Auction Committee.

Meaghan Fitzgerald has joined The Carter Center in Libya as a Legal Analyst.
Scott Gavin has joined Capital Collateral Regional Counsel as a criminal defense staff attorney.
Omar Khawaja has joined Young & Husain, PLLC in Houston, TX as an attorney.
Rachael Simon-Miller and Zach Miller welcomed a son, Neil Francis Miller, on Aug. 14, 2013.

Ian Stumpf
,an associate with JR Howell & Associates, won an appeal before the District of Columbia Court of Appeals in Wetzel, et al. v. Capital City Real Estate, LLC, No. 12-CV-1218 that reversed and remanded three counts of his clients' lawsuit alleging fraud, strict liability and violations of the District of Columbia Consumer Protection Procedures Act against the real estate development company that renovated and marketed his clients' home to them that would later be discovered to suffer from numerous critical structural defects.
Mark Thompson has been named a senior associate at Keller & Heckman LLP. 

and Beth Zorc, welcomed a daughter, Maggie Zorc, on Aug. 16, 2013.

Tony Ancelj has been promoted to senior counsel at LivingSocial. 
Katherine Bourdon has joined Nossaman LLP as an associate.
Sara Sargeantson Burns has joined King & Spaulding as an associate in the firm’s Atlanta office.
Gregory Campbell has joined the New York Independent System Operator as an attorney.

Natalia Drelichman has been promoted to senior staff attorney at American Gateways, (formerly the Political Asylum Project of Austin), providing free- to-low- cost services to immigrants in Central Texas. 
Meghan Farmer has joined McKesson Health IT as a senior manager, Privacy Operations, McKesson Technology Solutions EIS & IWS Business Units.
Patrick Horrell has been named a partner at Rosenau LLP.

Adam Innerst
has joined Northern Trust as a wealth advisor in the Houston area.

Ariel Pizzitola has joined Schreck Rose Dapello & Adams LLP in New York as an associate.


Renee Plexousakis has joined Credit Suisse as a counsel/legal and compliance secondee.

Brian Regan was recognized at the by the Federal Communications Bar Association at the 27th Annual FCC Chairman’s Dinner on December 5, 2013 for his service on the Association’s 2013 AdHoc Charity Auction Committee. Regan was deeply in volved in the organization's fundraising effort.



Johnny Andris has joined Blake & Uhlig, P.A. in Kansas City, KS, as an associate.

Layla Calderon Asplen has joined the U.S. House of Representatives as administrative counsel.
Seth Chadab has joined Dunlap Weaver PLLC as an associate attorney.
Stephanie Collingwood has joined the Tulsa, Oklahoma County Public Defender’s Office as an assistant public defender.
Brian Concklin has joined Clifford Chance LLP as an antitrust associate.
Rachel Bender, Jeremy Berkowitz, and Kevin Ryan were recognized by the Federal Communications Bar Association at the 27th Annual FCC Chairman’s Dinner on December 5, 2013, for their service on the Association’s 2013 AdHoc Charity Auction Committee. This year’s auction proceeds will benefit Horizons Greater Washington, an organization that provides year-round academic enrichment to low-income children.
Barbara Burner was named a program manager with the Council on International Educational Exchange in Shanghai, China. She is responsible for overseeing the successful delivery of CAI in China and South Korea, including in all facets of program development, marketing, sales, operations, promotional partner support, quality assurance, customer service and staff management.
Tom Curtin has joined the Maryland Municipal League in Annapolis, where he lobbies for local government during the legislative session and helping with research projects.
Lara Driscoe is senior legislative assistant to House Financial Services Committee member Rep. Ann Wagner (MO-02).
Patrick Halley was named acting director of the Office of Legislative Affairs at the Federal Communications Commission.
Trevor Harley has joined the San Francisco office of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) as an examiner.

Michael Hollingsworth has joined Nichols Zauzig Sandler P.C as an attorney.
Patrick Hughes has been named an area defense counsel with the US Air Force Judge Advocate General's Corps.
Matthew R. Keller is pleased announce the birth of his daughter, Vivienne Sonja Keller, born May 15, 2014.
Danielle Malaty is now an account executive at Second Image, Inc.
Alison Mathey has been promoted to partner at her firm, Hoffman & Mathey, P.C., in Fairfax, Va. The firm specializes in estate planning.

Albert McGarity
is a legal specialist in the audit division at T. Rowe Price in Baltimore.

Margaret McGinty was named the communications director for Kathy Sheehan for Mayor of Albany, NY, and campaign fundraising director for Darius Shahinfar for City Treasurer of Albany, NY.  

Sarah L. McKinin
has joined Tully Rinckey PLLC as an associate in its growing federal employment law practice group. McKinin concentrates her practice on claims of age, gender, race, disability, national origin, and color discrimination, failure to accommodate, hostile work environment, harassment, and retaliation.

Joe Murray was named deputy chief of staff and counsel to Rep. Mark Meadows (NC-11).
Gerald O’Hara has been named a counsel with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.
Craig Paul has been named chief financial officer of Sensible Auto Lending.
Jennifer Pierotti was named senior manager of health care policy in the Labor, Immigration, and Employee Benefits Division at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Randy Prebula has been named a Partner at Hogan Lovells.

Shaida Safai has joined J.P. Morgan in New York as an AML escalation analyst.

Lauren Sprague was named an attorney advisor to the Division of Trading and Markets with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.  

Kristy Tilson has joined the Miami, Florida firm of Simon, Reed & Salazar, P.A.
William Troost has joined The Ruddy Law Office, PLLC as an associate attorney.
Leah A. Walker began a position as editor of opinions at the Colorado Court of Appeals in October, 2013.
Jennifer Zohorsky has joined Rosenberg Martin Greenberg, LLP as an associate.


Laura Cappuccio
has joined the Law Office of Patrick Shanley, P.C. in Lowell, MA, as an associate attorney. 

Amalia Carty is an attorney with the Law Office of Daniel A. M. Slade, LLC.
Patrick Clancy has joined Weiss Benjamin Gussin LLP as an associate attorney.
Gregory Egan has joined The Bitcoin Foundation as a staff attorney.
Blake Aaron Jones is engaged to marry Caitlin Michelle Geary on Sept. 28, 2013. The couple met during their sophomore year at Marist College in New York State and began dating in 2006. Jones is currently employed with the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Sonia Khanzode has been named an investigative attorney with the National Science Foundation. 

Rafal Kos was listed as the 2nd place winner “recommended lawyer” in the court trials category in the most prestigious Polish ranking of law firms, conducted by the Rzeczpospolita daily.
Brian McKeon is now a legislative director with the U.S. Senate.
Edward ReBrook has joined General Counsel, P.C. as an associate litigator.
Matthew Saunig has joined the Boston office of Goodwin Proctor as an associate.
Brian Schoeneman was awarded the 2013 President's Award from the Fairfax Bar Association for his assistance in obtaining state funding for new General District Court and new Circuit Court judgeships in Fairfax County, Virginia. He is currently Acting Secretary of the Fairfax County Electoral Board.
Ansley Haman Schrimpf joined the National Futures Association as a compliance examiner, OTC Derivatives, in Chicago, IL.  
Vincenzo Senatore has been named Of Counsel with GSA Law Firm, assisting and advising clients on EU patent law with specific emphasis on the biotechnology sector.
Christina Setlow has been named director of legislative and intergovernmental affairs at the Office of the State Superintendent of Education.
Dane Shelly has joined the U.S. Department of State as a foreign service officer.
Jenilee Keefe Singer has been named acting director of the Office of Legislative Affairs, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Kristen Sinisi has joined the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court as a judicial law clerk.
Stephanie Spear has joined the National Association of REALTORS as a commercial regulatory policy representative.
Matt Starr was named director of public advocacy for CompTIA, where he is in charge of a profile that includes privacy, data security and spectrum issues.
Lena Thorn has joined the offices of Offit Kurman P.A. as an associate attorney.

Renee Matayo Trotter has joined Kalbaugh, Pfund, and Messersmith as an Associate Attorney.

Richelle Tucker was named associate director of philanthropic planning at the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Marie Ann Weiskopf is an associate at Marger Johnson & McCollom.

Christopher Wright has joined Vogelman, Turner & Wright, P.C. as an attorney.


Ellen D. Berndtson and Matthew Saunig, 2011, were married on October 19, 2013, at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Washington D.C.  Rev. Raymond O'Brien celebrated the sacrament.
Chanelle Blackie has joined FINRA’s Office of Enforcement as a senior investigative attorney.
Chris Casavale has been named a staff attorney at Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP.
Tim Casula has joined LMO Advertising as in-house counsel.

Noah Cherry
was named director of government affairs at WTA: Advocates for Rural Broadband, where he represents more than 250 small, rural telecommunications carriers before the FCC, Congress, and the Federal Government. 

Sarah Conkright has joined Carr Maloney, P.C. as an associate.
Whitney Dachelet has joined BARBRI, Inc. as a legal education advisor, Southeast Region.
Justin D’Aniello has joined Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker, P.A. as an associate attorney.
Matt Dawson will be joining the San Francisco office of King and Spaulding.
Sean Flaim and his wife, Elizabeth, announce the birth of their first child, Amelia Eleanor Flaim, on Jan. 31, 2014. The family lives in Bethesda, MD. Sean is an attorney advisor with the Social Security Administration and Elizabeth is a court reporter with a private Montgomery County reporting firm.
Anna Bitencourt Emilio has joined Dansie & Dansie LLP as an Associate Attorney.
Tim Furdyna has been named a OECA Honors Law Clerk at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Wesley Gee has joined Pepper Hamilton LLP as an associate.
James Germano has been named an attorney at Eccleston & Wolf, PC.
Katie Giblin accepted a clerkship with Judge Andrea M. Leahy-Fucheck on the Maryland the Court of Special Appeals.
Justin Aaron Glaser was named a policy analyst at Montgomery County Council, Office of Councilmember Branson.
Will Haun will join the Hunton & Williams law firm in its Washington, D.C. office. His practice will focus on antitrust and competition matters.
Jeanah Lacey has joined International Executive Service Corps as a program manager, Trade and Enterprises.
David Lieberman has joined the Office of Congressman Michael C. Burgess at the U.S. House of Representatives as senior legislative counsel.
Dawn Livingston married Rob Damschen on November 9, 2013.

David Marzilli is a judicial law clerk with the Rhode Island Superior Court.

Michael McCloskey is a co-author of “Justice John Marshall Harlan: Professor of Law,” 81 Geo. Wash. L. Rev. 1063 (2013). The article was begun while McCloskey served as an associate editor of the Catholic University Law Review. McClosky has joined Institutional Shareholder Services as a research analyst. 

Kelsey Moran has joined Bernstein & Feldman, P.A. as an associate.
Christopher Mutimer announces the opening of The Law Office of Christopher J. Mutimer in Washington, D.C.

Emily Newman was the co-author of an amicus brief in the case of Susan B. Anthony List v. Driehaus, heard by the United States Supreme Court on April 22, 2014. Newman is a staff attorney with the Government Strategies Group in the Washington, D.C. office of Sidley Austin LLP.  
Annie Noble has joined the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as an examining attorney. 
Jason Nolan has joined Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C. as an associate.
Tamara O’Connell was named an Associate at Joseph, Greenwald & Laake, P.A.

Jennifer Pollack works for the U.S. House of Representatives specializing in healthcare and national security policy.

Brittney Pulley has joined BWW Law Group, LLC as an attorney.
Meena Aharam Rajan has joined PricewaterhouseCoopers as an experience associate, Advanced Risk and Compliance Analytics.

Alex Reynolds has joined the Consumer Electronics Association as senior manager and regulatory counsel.
Robbie Rhinesmith has joined Conexus Indiana as a regional workforce development specialist.
Grace Rodden is a legislative assistant in the United States House of Representatives for Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (AZ-1).
Nicole Ruzinski has joined Williams & Jensen as a Legislative Analyst.
Joshua Sanderlin has been named an Associate at Greenberg Traurig.
Camille Senne is a delivery system administrator with Indiana University Health in Indianapolis.
Evan Shanley is an attorney at Gursky Law & Associates in Rhode Island.
Derek Standarowski is an investigator with the Office of Consumer Response at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Katarzyna Stryjniak is a junior associate at Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka, Infrastructure and Energy Practice, in Warsaw, Masovian District, Poland.
Jessica Sweeney is now an associate trial attorney with the New Mexico 3rd Judicial District Attorney's office.  
Sarah Theodore has been named senior specialist for community benefits at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.
Chris Treanor is an associate in the public law and policy group at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP in Washington, DC.
Christina Williams served as moderator of “The Role of Youth in Access to Justice,” an Oct. 17 program sponsored by International Law Committee to the United Nations Association National Capital Area in Washington, DC. Williams is the founder of Reinventing the Rules, a website dedicated to covering the latest trends and lessons learned in the rule of law sector.
Angel Anqi Yang has joined DLA Piper as a legal officer.
Christopher Young has joined JDKatz: Attorneys at Law as an associate attorney.



Roger Visich Abbott married Margaret Julia Ochocinska October 14, 2013 at the Cathedral of St. Matthew in Washington DC. Rev. Raymond O'Brien celebrated the Sacrament.

Sarah Bamford
has joined CBS Corporation as a network clearance editor, CBS Program Practices in New York City.
John Billings is a judicial clerk to Judge Clagett in circuit court for Calvert County, MD. He will be joining the law firm of Mudd, Mudd & Fitzgerald in La Plata, MD, practicing general civil litigation beginning Sept.1, 2014.
Frances Bishop has joined Venable LLP as an associate.
Connie Boutsikaris has joined Dunner Law, PLLC as an associate attorney.
Marissa Boyce is a magistrate with the 6th Judicial District in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Reid Brooks is a compliance specialist at Goldman Sachs.

Joshua Brekenfeld has joined Lloyd's of London as a Media Planning and Briefing Executive.

Patricia M. Bruns has joined Ultimus Fund Solutions, LLC in Cincinnati, OH as a fund administration attorney.  

Mike Burns is national director of the Campus Vote Project.
Robert Canard has been named an Assistant Public Defender at Pulaski Office of the Public Defender.

Michelle Cappuccio has joined the firm of Reilly, Janiczek & McDevitt as an associate attorney in their New Jersey office.
Hannah Cartwright is a judicial law clerk at the Department of Justice, Executive Office of Immigration Review, Philadelphia Immigration Court.
Meghan Casey has joined the National Center for Learning Disabilities as a policy research and advocacy associate.
Amy Christel married Skip Changers on Oct. 5, 2013.

Stephen Andrew Clifford works in OTC Derivatives-Compliance at the National Futures Association.
Sarita Copeland is an attorney advisor at the U.S. Department of Labor.
Ewelina Czapla was named a Fellow at the Center for Revolutionary Scientific Thought, the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies.
John Danise is a law clerk for the District Court Division in Calvert County.
Elizabeth Dewar has been named a Magistrate for the 20th Judicial District by the Supreme Court of Virginia.

Madeline Taylor Diaz was named an EJW Legal Fellow with Ayuda in the Falls Church, VA. 
James Duchesne has been named an associate at Ballard Spahr LLP.
Michael Ellement is the author of an article forthcoming in the ABA Journal of Labor & Employment Law, entitled “Labor Law in 3(d): Reexamining the General Counsel of the NLRB as an Independent Prosecutor of Labor Violations.”
Adriana Estevez has joined Yao Law Firm, PC as an Associate Attorney.

Mike Faucette has joined Mark Barnes & Associates as an attorney specializing in arms regulatory compliance.
Shai Fierst has joined the Montgomery County Circuit Court as a judicial law clerk.

Peter Rector Fise has joined Alston & Bird in their Washington, D.C. office as an associate.
Kaitlin Flynn is a law clerk for Judge Richard E. Jordan, Class of 1977, on the Circuit Court for Montgomery County, MD.

Richard Fox has joined the United States Department of Justice, Office of the United States Trustee, Region 2 in New York, NY as a trial attorney.

Rich Gallena has been named an associate at Dickstein Shapiro LLP.
Vanessa Georgeson has been named an associate attorney at Berry & Berry, Reston, VA.
Leslie Gibbons is a law clerk for Judge Joseph M. Quirk in Montgomery County. 
Nicole Given has joined Secure Horizon Settlements, LLC as an attorney.
Julian Gonzalez has been named a clean water policy scholar at Association of Clean Water Administrators.  
Jay Goossen has joined the Houston office of King & Spalding as an associate.
Patrick Halpin was named a legislative correspondent in the office of U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (IL).
Alex Harisiadis is clerking for Judge Michael W. Reed on the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland.
Veronica Harsley-Dean is a contract attorney at Sullivan & Worcester LLP. 
Michael Hirsch was named a staff attorney at Baker & Hostetler LLP.
Katherine Johnson has joined FINRA's enforcement department as an attorney-investigator.
Mallory Johnson has joined the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as a regulatory counsel.
Sean Joyner was named an attorney-advisor at the Department of the Interior.
Lauren King is an associate attorney with Marashlian & Donahue, LLC.
Brendan Koeth has been named an associate at Cooley LLP.
Lauren Kollecas is an attorney with the Rockville, MD office of Simmons & Associates.
Sam Kronthal has joined Axelson, Williamowsky, Bender & Fishman, P.C., as a law clerk.

Iryna Kurbatava has been named a Title VI and Title VII Specialist with the Montana Department of Transportation.
Megan La Tronica was named a tax consultant at Deloitte Tax, LLP.

Elisabeth Lawrence
has been named a research and proposal coordinator at Wiley Rein LLP.
Jane Libert is a law clerk for Judge John W. Debelius III, an administrative judge of the Montgomery County Circuit Court.
Patrick Lightfoot has joined the D.C. Court of Appeals as a law clerk to the Senior Judges.

Stephanie Martin is an associate attorney at Farber Brocks & Zane LLP.
Whitney McGuire has joined So Harlem Creative Outlet as a legal advisor and community ambassador.

Geraldine McIntyre has joined the Federal Affairs Office of the City of New York.
Adam McMahon has joined ICMA-RC as associate counsel.
Lindsey Melody is a law clerk for Judge Maureen Lamasney of the Prince George’s County Circuit Court, 7th Judicial Circuit.
Giovanna Miller is a law clerk for Judge Nicholas E. Rattal of the Prince George's County Circuit Court for the 2013-2014 term.

Kate Morga was named an associate attorney with Hogan Lovells.

Luke Moses was named an Assistant Public Defender at the Office of the Public Defender of Georgia, Atlantic Judicial Circuit.
Ashley Norton is now a law clerk with Judge Richard Jordan on the Montgomery County Circuit Court.

Timothy K. O’Brien has joined Normandin, Cheney & O’Neil, PLLC, based in Laconia, NH. His family has lived in the area since 1997. While in law school, Tim served as the senior articles editor on the Journal of Law, Philosophy, and Culture.

Reuben Oswald has joined Middlebury Interactive Languages as a business analyst/associate counsel.
Charise Pastor was named a Magistrate with the Commonwealth of Virginia, 10th Judicial District.

Maria Perrone is a law clerk for Judge Michael J. Algeo of the Montgomery County Circuit Court.  

Paul Peterson is deputy magistrate and law clerk to the Hon. Michael I. Jeffery at the Alaska Court System.
Luis Prieto has joined Slocumb Law Firm LLC as an associate attorney in Washington, D.C.
Michael Francis Proctor has joined Sidley Austin LLP in Washington, D.C.

Sarah Robinson is a law clerk for Judge Mary Ellen Coster Williams on the Court of Federal Claims.
Jamie Bence Rose has been named sanctions compliance officer with the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control.
Emily Teresa Rubino has joined Bingham in Washington, D.C.

Dennis Ryan is a district attorney law assistant (assistant district attorney, pending NY Bar admission) with the Nassau County District Attorney, District Court Trial Bureau.
Eric Schramm has joined the legal department of Ascom Network Testing, Inc. as a contract administrator and will be named counsel pending bar results. 
Abigail Scott is a law clerk with the Montgomery County Circuit Court.
Jasmine Shergill has formed The Kaur Law Firm, LLC in Silver Spring, MD, focusing on business, domestic and immigration law.
Christopher Shipley and his wife Kayt Gauvin Shipley welcomed a daughter, Eleni Shipley, born on Dec. 30, 2013.
Kathleen Slattery is an intellectual property law clerk with the American Continental Group.
Allison Somers has joined Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP as an associate.
Samuel Kemp Thomas has joined FINRA in Rockville, Md. 
James Tinley has joined the Texas Ethics Commission as a staff attorney.
Jose Vega has joined the Peace Corps as an attorney advisor.
Henry Wendel has been named an associate at Cooley LLP.
Elyssa Wenzel was named an attorney at the Federal Trade Commission.
Amanda White married Abed Rasheed on August 18, 2013.

Sam Widdoes is special assistant and digital coordinator at Kanuth for Congress. The candidate is running for California's 33rd Congressional District. Earlier, Widdoes secured a judicial clerkship with the Hon. William P. Barry, CUA Law class of 1978, serving on the Los Angeles County Superior Court. The connection was made at a law school alumni chapter gathering in Los Angeles.
Erin Wong has joined Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox as an associate.
Jessica Kleinman
has been awarded a prestigious Equal Justice Works Fellowship for her proposal to address asthma problems among the children of low-income families in Washington, D.C.

In Memoriam

Charles A. Ragan passed away on Sept. 2, 2013. Born in 1916, Ragan joined the Commerce Department after law school. During World War II, he specialized in economic warfare by preemptively buying specialty metals and war materials on international markets to prevent the Axis powers from obtaining them. The experience translated into a long later career in international business and import/export. Ragan founded two companies that served as international sales representative and negotiated for major international clients. A resident of Chevy Chase, MD, he was an active member of the Knights of Columbus. Ragan is survived by a daughter, three granddaughters, and seven great-grandchildren.

James S. “Jim” Kane
passed away at the age of 91 on Sept. 9, 2013, in Rockville, Maryland. He was a long-time Washingtonian and native son of Woonsocket, RI. Kane worked as an attorney with the Department of Justice for 35 years where he served in the Criminal and Internal Security Divisions as well as on the Board of Immigration Appeals. Kane was past president of the Rhode Island State Society. He sang in the choirs of Patrick's Church and St. Matthew's Cathedral in Washington, DC. Kane leaves behind his loving wife of 63 years, Gerry, five children, and 13 grandchildren.

Joseph L. Tobin Jr.
passed away peacefully at the age of 89 on January 13, 2014, surrounded by loved ones. He was a resident of Garden City, NY. Mr. Tobin was a proud World War II Navy Veteran, having served in Normandy during the D-Day invasion. He was a partner in the Mineola, NY law firm of Sprague, Stem, Aspland, Dwyer and Tobin; former President of the Nassau County Bar Association and acting village justice of the Village of Hempstead. Mr. Tobin was the devoted husband of sixty years of the late Helen (nee McMahon), the loving father of seven children, and the cherished grandfather of five. 

Dean Pace
, a former member of the Columbus School of Law’s Board of Visitors, died on Jan. 21, 2014. A native of Maryland, Pace was educated at the Catholic University of America, Mount Saint Mary's College, and Harvard Law School. He was passionate about his faith, his knighthood in the Order of Malta, and his wife, with whom he spent many wonderful times in France. Dean Francis Pace was equally passionate about his life's work. He was one of the original attorneys who practiced nationwide under the 1986 Amendment to the False Claims Act, combating fraud against the U. S. federal government. Among his many hobbies, Pace especially enjoyed golf with his friends at the Bel Air Country Club. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Jocelyne, his daughter, Marilyce, and his brother, William Pace.

Natalie Yeager St. Denis passed away on January 23, 2014.

Martin A. Farrell passed away on Jan. 25, 2013, in Portland, OR. Farrell served as a U.S. Marine during the Korean War. He moved to Alaska in 1959 to practice law. He served one term in the state House of Representatives from 1971 to 1972, and chaired the Alaska House Resources Committee when the legislature took up the first major overhaul of state regulatory and right-of-way laws following the announcement that the Trans-Alaska Pipeline would be built. Gov. Sean Parnell ordered state flags lowered to half-staff in honor of Farrell’s passing. 
James Joseph McGillan, 71, of Pinehurst, N.C., formerly of McLean, VA., died June 8, 2013, in Carthage, N.C. He began his legal career as a lieutenant in the United States Navy, Judge Advocate General Corps, and was awarded the Navy Commendation medal for valor for his service in Vietnam. McGillan enjoyed a long and varied career in law and business. Most notably, he was a partner at Pepper and Corrazzini (1976-1983); Of Counsel to Finley, Kumble, Wagner, Heine, Underberg, Manley & Casey law firm (1983-1987); and vice chairman, secretary and general counsel at Private Transatlantic Telecommunications System, Inc., among other positions. McGillan is survived by his wife, Kathleen Kenny McGillan, their daughters Jennifer and Maureen, three sisters, and numerous nieces and nephews.


William Hague Jr. 70, of Wickford, RI, passed away peacefully on March 6, 2014 in Boston surrounded by his family and enjoying the music of Neil Diamond. He was born in Providence, RI on August 3, 1943. Following law school, Hague served in the U.S. Army Reserves. During his 33 year career as an attorney, Hague was an associate, partner, and later principle of Dick and Hague, Ltd. Over the years, he was devoted to charitable work, coaching Farm League baseball in Lincoln, preparing tax returns for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, and working with Big Brothers of Rhode Island, which named him Big Brother of the year in 2011. Hague is survived by his wife, Kathleen (Kianna) Rake Hague, three children and two stepchildren, and two grandchildren.

Gerard “Gerry” F. Treanor, Jr.
died on Oct. 30, 2013. Treanor clerked for the Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, Edward Curran. He served as a Lieutenant Commander in the Navy Judge Advocate General Corps, then became a well-respected prosecutor in the United States Attorney’s Office. Treanor continue his career in private practice specializing in white-collar crime, first at Dolan & Treanor, then with Cacheris & Treanor, and later at Venable LLP. He also ran Venable's pro bono program, and was honored with the Benjamin R. Civiletti Pro Bono Award for Excellence. His son, Christopher A. Treanor graduated from CUA Law in 2012.
Jeanette Gerber Vaughan passed away on November 3, 2013. She was the beloved wife of 41 years of the late James J. M. Vaughan (CUA Law Class of 1966) and mother of Jennifer Vaughan (CUA Law Class of 2006). Jeanette is survived by two other adult children, a grandchild, four siblings, and numerous nieces and nephews.


Richard P. Cody passed away on February 22, 2012, at age 69.
H. Claire Whitney
died on Feb. 5, 2014, at the age of 65 after a long illness. She had a long and successful career with the U.S. Justice Department, recently retiring as senior counsel in the Environmental Crimes Section.

Kenneth L. Lewis
passed away on July 27, 2013, after a long battle with cancer. He was a Partner at Plunkett Cooney.

Hon. Audrey W. Scott
passed away on February 23, 2013.


Kathleen Ellis Topelius passed away on Feb. 22, 2014. A resident of Chevy Chase, MD, she was the beloved wife of Warren Topelius; devoted mother of Matthew Topelius; loving sister of Mary Frances Ellis (Paul Carttar) and Stephen Ellis (Kathleen). Also survived by nieces and nephews, Katherine, Elizabeth and Patrick Carttar and Brian and Mary Beth Ellis. 
Linda Marie Samuel
passed away on September 13, 2013 after a two-year battle with cancer. She was a longtime Justice Department official. A native of Pennsylvania, Samuel began her career at the Department of Agriculture, later serving in the Department of Energy from 1981-84. She worked as a trial attorney in Department of Justice's Civil commercial litigation branch from 1984-90 and then transferred to the department's criminal division, where she rose to become deputy chief of the asset forfeiture and money laundering section's international unit. Samuel is survived by her husband, Jake Jakubos; their son, Oliver and two daughters, Kendall and Haley. Also surviving are her parents, five siblings, and nieces and nephews.
Jodi P. Dottori died on May 10, 2014 at the age of 50. A resident of Westport, Conn., Dottori practiced law at Schatz & Schatz and Cummings & Lockwood and later held senior positions at and In 2006, he joined the Financial Accounting Foundation in Norwalk, where he served as an officer, general counsel, and most recently as the chief of staff. He loved to play sports, especially wrestling, baseball, football, and triathlons. He enjoyed spending summers at the beach and winters skiing with his family. Dottori is survived by his wife, Paloma Bima, children Pia and Paul, parents, siblings, and numerous nephews and nieces.
Elizabeth Ann Smith Andrus passed away on June 1, 2013, after a battle against lung cancer. Born in 1967, Andrus lived in many different countries during her childhood, eventually setting in Texas. She worked as an independent defense attorney and later as an Assistant District Attorney in Travis County, Texas. As an Assistant D.A. she helped children have a voice in Child Protective Services related cases. An avid runner, Andrus was also a devoted member of Austin Ridge Bible Church and taught Sunday school there. Andrus is survived by her husband, David, daughter Eva and son Luke, among many other members of her extended family. 


Timothy Hudson passed away suddenly on Aug. 18, 2013, due to complications from surgery. He was employed at Ensemble Financial in New York.
Barbara Beach
passed away on December 16, 2013.

Brandon Crisp passed away on February 5, 2014. Crisp had been battling cancer for several years.  Despite this, he was able to complete the requirements of the J.D. program in December 2013, and was presented with his diploma in January. His story is one of phenomenal dedication, tremendous courage, and amazing persistence in achieving the goal of a CUA Law degree.