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In Memoriam |

Joseph M. Fitzgerald was recognized on June 11, 2021, for his 50 years of service as a member of The Florida Bar.

Gary Mucci, a lawyer at Barclay Damon LLP, was listed in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America for his work in corporate law.

Robert A. Kasky
was recognized on June 11, 2021, for his 50 years of service as a member of The Florida Bar.

C. James Patti was elected the International Propeller Club of the United States’ new International President during its 95th Convention and Port President's meeting. In this role, Patti serves as the CEO and leads the business and affairs of the Club and its 70 port chapters worldwide.

Roberta “Bobbi” Liebenberg, a senior partner at Fine, Kaplan and Black in Philadelphia, has been appointed to the boards of the American Bar Endowment (ABE) and the American Bar Association’s Rule of Law Initiative (ROLI). ABE is a charitable organization that sponsorsinsurance plans exclusively for American Bar Association members and makes grants that fund law-related research, public service, and educational projects and programs. ROLI is chaired by former Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer and is an international development program that promotes the rule of law in more than 50 countries around the world.

Roberta “Bobbi” Liebenberg
received the 2022 Justice Sonia Sotomayor Award from the Philadelphia Bar Association. The Sotomayor Award recognizes an individual attorney, jurist, law firm, corporate legal department, or other organization, that has made substantial and lasting contributions to the Association's goal of promoting full and equal participation and inclusion by all attorneys in Philadelphia's legal community. The award was presented on June 21, 2022, at the Summer Quarterly Meeting which was held at the Franklin Institute.

Joseph J. Baniszewski
retired November 1, 2021, after proudly serving with the NLRB for 46 years, in Baltimore, Maryland, and in Washington D.C.

Stephen M. Silvestri
has been recognized in the 2021 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, a prestigious annual guide ranking the leading law firms and attorneys in the U.S. Silvestri is a principal in the Baltimore, Maryland, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He has nearly 30 years of experience representing companies, public sector employers, and institutions of higher learning in complex labor disputes, and has acted as their chief spokesperson and bargaining strategist in negotiations throughout the country.

Eric P. Bernard was nominated for the New Hampshire Workers' Compensation Appeals Board by Governor Christopher Sununu and confirmed by the Executive Council on February 3, 2021.

George E. Simms III ’82, Assistant State’s Attorney and Chief of the Community Outreach Team for the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office (SAO), was recognized by the SAO as the inaugural recipient of an award that will bare his name — The George Simms Award. The award recognizes Simms’ outstanding leadership and contributions to the community. Moving forward, the award will be given out annually to a member of the SAO who exhibits excellence in community outreach and engagement.

Joseph A. French was recognized as the recipient of Mater Dei Prep’s Frank Outwater Lifetime Achievement Award. The Frank Outwater Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes alumni that leverage their Mater Dei Prep experience in career success and charitable contribution enabling the challenged and less fortunate to achieve.

David L. Winstead, a member of Ballard Spahr’s Real Estate Department, was elected to the board of the National Federal Development Association (NFDA). NFDA is a national association of private property owners and service providers who lease or provide service to government tenants.

Andy Squire joined the U.S. Patent and Trade Mark Office’s (USPTO) Office of General Counsel (OGC) from the U.S. Coast Guard. Squire was recently named Department of Commerce OGC’s Employee of the Year for his program counsel and representation of the USPTO’s $2 Billion, ten- year Business Oriented Software Solutions (BOSS) software development contract award and litigation at the Government Accountability Office (GAO).

Leesa Weiss has joined Edell, Shapiro & Finnan, LLC, in Gaithersburg, Maryland, as Senior Counsel with its trademark practice. Weiss advises clients on legal issues concerning intellectual property, commercial relationships, and business strategies to protect intellectual property assets.

Sandra M. Casey has joined Bond, Schoeneck & King’s Albany office as senior counsel in its higher education practice. Casey will provide counsel to her clients on general legal issues, policy development, compliance issues, bond financing, capital projects, student conduct matters, faculty concerns, ethics, and current legislation facing institutions of higher education.

Mark Holden
, board chairman of Americans for Prosperity, was quoted by Deseret News after participating in a Hatch Foundation webinar entitled, "Justice and Mercy: Bringing Greater Balance to America's Legal System."

John E. Littel was announced as the next Secretary of Health & Human Resources for the Commonwealth of Virginia in a press release made by Governor-Elect Glenn Youngkin on January 10, 2022. Littel brings 30 years of public policy experience to the administration and has served as the President of Magellan of Virginia and Chief External Affairs Officer for Magellan Health.

Timothy J. Robenhymer, a sole practitioner in Warwick, was honored with the 2022 Volunteer Lawyer Program Continuing Service Award. His civil litigation practice includes domestic relations, personal injury, commercial litigation, contractual disputes, land use/environmental law, banking, construction, and subrogation. Established in 1991, this award recognizes those distinguished attorneys who are past Pro Bono Publico Award recipients who have made a steadfast commitment to the administration of justice to the poor through a Rhode Island Bar Association pro bono program.

Minnie Baylor-Henry
was appointed to the Board of Directors of Paratek Pharmaceuticals, Inc. The company announced the appointment on June 14, 2021.

Julie Bowen was featured in a “Women Who Mean Business 2021” profile published by the Washington Business Journal.

Jeffrey S. Chiesa, Criminal Defense at Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi, recently featured as one of 25 CSG attorneys in Morris/Essex Health & Life Magazine’s "Top Lawyers" in its June/July 2021 issue. More than 5,500 attorneys throughout New Jersey's Morris and Essex counties were asked to select colleagues who they consider the best within their practice area and whom they would seek out for legal needs.

Jesselyn McCurdy has been named managing director of government affairs by The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and its sister organization, The Leadership Conference Education Fund.

Amy L. Fracassini was recognized by 2021 Massachusetts Super Lawyers (Mergers & Acquisitions). Fracassini is an executive committee member and president at Davis Malm Attorneys where she is a corporate and real estate attorney with a focus on general business and transactions.

Michael A. Refolo
, of Shrewsbury, MA, was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America (2023 Edition) for Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships). He was first recognized in Best Lawyers in 2021. Refolo is a partner in Mirick O’Connell’s Business Group. His practice focuses on business law, including securities, mergers and acquisitions, banking, and in the drafting and review of business contracts.

Michael A. Refolo
, of Shrewsbury, a partner at Mirick O'Connell, was named the Best Lawyers® 2022 Business Organizations "Lawyer of the Year" in Worcester. Additionally, he was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© (2022 Edition) in the same field. Refolo’s practice focuses on business law, including securities, mergers and acquisitions, banking, and the drafting and review of business contracts. He represents companies in all stages, from emerging and developing companies to family-owned businesses to publicly held companies, both as general counsel and in specialized transactions.

Amy Conway-Hatcher was profiled by the Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia in their #MeetAMemberWednesday series on July 28, 2021. A partner at Schertler & Onorato, LLP, and founding member of Chief—a private network built to drive more women into leadership positions and keep them there—Conway-Hatcher is also the author of the upcoming book, Turning Point.

Terria Jenkins has joined Bond, Schoeneck & King in the firm’s Rochester office. Jenkins is senior counsel and part of its intellectual property practice.

John Aquino
is in the process of having two books published. The second edition of his 2005 book, Truth and Lives on Film: The Legal Issues in Depicting Real Persons and Events in a Fictional Medium, was released on June 20. The second book, The Radio Burglar: Thief Turned Cop Killer in 1920s Queens, is set to be released in September 2022.

The Honorable Cheryl Nora Moss received the 2021 Don Hulen National Award for Advocacy from the National Council on Problem Gambling for her historic achievement in establishing and presiding over Nevada's first Gambling Treatment Diversion Court, the only active gambling court in the U.S. Judge Moss also retired in 2021 after serving 20 years as a District Court Judge in the State of Nevada's 8th Judicial District Court, Family Court Division.

Patrick A. Rogers has been named Managing Partner of Hinkley Allen effective September 1, 2022. Rogers was elected by the unanimous vote of the firm’s equity partners.

The Honorable Gregory T. Douds was promoted on December 5, 2021, to the position of Deputy Staff Judge Advocate of the Georgia State Defense Force. Major Douds has served as an Assistant Staff Judge Advocate since December 2014, primarily in support of the Georgia Army National Guard’s Legal Assistance program.

Todd H. Gazda
has been named the new executive director for the Collaborative for Educational Services in Northampton, Massachusetts. He will begin in the position effective July 1, 2021.

Sean C. Staples, a Magistrate Judge assigned to the Criminal and Domestic Violence Divisions on the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, was nominated to the Superior Court of District of Columbia. President Biden’s fifth round of judicial nominees was named on June 30, 2021.

Charniele Herring, who represents House District 46 in Virginia, was featured in Blue Virginia’s “Flip-A-District Friday: Volume XV,” on October 22, 2021. The series helps Virginia voters learn more about leaders in the state’s House of Delegates prior to the upcoming election on November 2.

Joycelyn Tate was appointed to the Federal Communications Commission’s Communications Equity and Diversity Council (CEDC). Her role on the CEDC is to make recommendations to the Commission on how to advance equity and diversity in access to digital communication services and products, remove regulatory barriers to broadband infrastructure investment and development, and accelerate the entry of small businesses, including those owned by women and minorities, into the media and digital technology industries as owners, suppliers, and employees.

Denise Whisenhunt
has been appointed President of Grossmont College in El Cajon, California, effective July 1, 2021.

Stacy Douglas joined Everett Dorey LLP as a Partner and Director of Diversity & Inclusion. Douglas will lead the firm's Los Angeles office.

Robert “Bob” Hollingshead joined Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton’s Tokyo and Washington, D.C., offices as a partner on the Patent Litigation Team in its internationally recognized Intellectual Property Department.

Rebecca Murphy Thompson has joined UScellular, which is the fourth-largest full-service wireless carrier in the United States, as vice president of government affairs. In this role, she is responsible for UScellular’s federal regulatory and policy efforts that support the company’s strategic business positions and is the principal representative for the company on federal legislative and regulatory matters. The announcement was made on August 29, 2022.

Michael Murphy received a Band 1 ranking from Chambers and Partners in the Litigation: Mainly Plaintiffs practice area.

Michael Murphy
was elected to the Board of Trustees for Two Rivers Public Charter School in Washington, D.C., in June 2022.

Philip Culpepper was named Supervising County Attorney for Litigation for Anne Arundel County, Maryland.

Jennifer Rasile Everitt was promoted to Vice President & Associate General Counsel at ICON plc, a clinical research organization. Everitt is the company’s senior attorney in the United States and is responsible for litigation and employment law matters globally.

Michael E. Holzapfel joined the national employment law firm, Jackson Lewis, as Of Counsel in Monmouth County. He joins Jackson Lewis as a member of the firm’s ERISA Complex Litigation and Employee Benefits practice groups. Holzapfel has almost 20 years of litigation experience, with a primary focus on ERISA and employee benefits litigation. He also has significant commercial litigation experience in various industries, including healthcare and construction.

Hope Jarkowski was named the new general counsel for Intercontinental Exchange Inc. (ICE), the Atlanta-based company that owns the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), on December 6.

Hope Jarkowski
, Head of Equities at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), was the keynote speaker at an event held to celebrate the launch of 100 Women in Finance NextGen Washington, D.C., a peer network of 100WF members in the first decade of their finance careers. 

Jennifer Cortes, a partner at Verma Cortes LLC, was recognized as Pro Bono Attorney of the Month for June 2022 by Kids in Need of Defense (KIND).

Megan Stull
has been named to a one-year term as President of the Federal Communications Bar Association effective July 1, 2021.

Robert Magovern has been promoted from member to shareholder at Cozen O'Connor effective September 2022.

Robert  J. Salzer, a partner at Williams Family Law, P.C., recently took part in Hockey Helps, a 24-hour annual hockey marathon on Long Island, NY, to raise money for charity. Held over Labor Day Weekend, the event raised over $500,000 for nonprofits that support the Hockey Helps mission to help individuals struggling with addiction or health issues and provide support for children and youth facing economic disadvantages, illness, and related hardships. Since its inception, the event has raised more than $4 million.

Jermaine Cruz has been appointed the new Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion of Albany Law School in Albany, New York, effective October 20.

Jessica A. Springsteen
made partner at the firm Clifford Chance US LLP. Springsteen is a member of the Americas Energy and Infrastructure Group.

Craig Trainor, a member of the Catholic Law Alumni Council, has been appointed the Director of Judicial Education at the Law & Economics Center (“LEC”) of the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University. In this role, Trainor will lead LEC’s flagship Judicial Education Program, which educates and trains American federal and state court judges in basic economics, accounting, statistics, regulatory analysis, and the principles necessary to maintain the rule of law, economic freedom, and constitutional limits on governmental authority.

Craig Trainor, a member of the Catholic Law Alumni Council, had his law journal article, "In the Rush to Reform, Prudence Is Among the Highest Duties: How to Responsibly Reform Cash Bail," published by The Federalist Society Review. The article contends that we can address the growing demand for criminal justice reform on pretrial detention by eliminating cash bail but must do so prudently—that is, with the elimination of cash bail, we must also permit judges to detain criminal defendants pretrial who threaten public safety.

Craig Trainor, a member of the Catholic Law Alumni Council, submitted written testimony at the request of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights on the subject of responsible reform of cash bail for the Commission's February 26, 2021, public hearing entitled, "The Civil Rights Implications of Cash Bail."

Nicole Angarella was among six individuals nominated by President Biden on July 30, 2021, to fill key roles. Angarella is nominated for Inspector General of the United States Agency for International Development.

R. Andrew “Andy” Arculin joined the Blank Rome Washington, D.C., office as a partner in the Financial Institutions Litigation and Regulatory Compliance (FILARC) practice group. At Blank Rome, he advises clients on a wide range of state and federal consumer protection laws relating to mortgages and consumer credit. Arculin joins Blank Rome from Venable LLP where he was chair of the firm’s financial services practice.

Will Jawando is set to publish his deeply personal memoir, My Seven Black Fathers: A Young Activist's Memoir of Race, Family, and the Mentors Who Made Him Whole. Available May 3, 2022, the memoir chronicles his life from childhood growing up outside of Washington, D.C., to adulthood as a civil rights and education policy attorney, public servant, husband, and father.

Jeremy Moss released a new book, Colonial Virginia's War Against Piracy: The Governor & the Buccaneer, on June 27, 2022. The book, Moss's second, tells the stories of brash Virginia Governor Francis Nicholson and French-born buccaneer Louis Guittar through their fateful battle on the Lynnhaven Bay.

Summer Mersinger was named as one of two nominees for Commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. The announcement was made on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, along with the names of several other nominees that President Joe Biden announced to serve in key roles.

Michael Saperstein joined Lumos and NorthState as general counsel. In addition to leading the legal and regulatory functions, Saperstein will oversee Lumos’ public/private partnership activities across their expanding footprint as head of government affairs.

Meredith Swartz Dante, a partner in Ballard Spahr’s national Labor and Employment Group, has been named to the Philadelphia Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 list of rising business, professional, and civic leaders.

Dania Matos
was featured in a profile published by The Skimm. “Skimm Her Career” profiles highlight a variety of jobs, one working woman at a time. Matos discussed her career and what it's like working in the diversity, equity, and inclusion space.

Dania Matos was selected as a recipient of the 2021 DEI Advocate Award presented by the California Diversity & Inclusion Conference for her work as the Vice Chancellor of Equity & Inclusion at UC Berkeley. The award, which will be presented at the November 3-4 conference, honors those who are responsible for taking leadership on matters of equity, diversity, and inclusion within their institutions, corporations, divisions, and universities assisting deans and/or vice presidents in meeting their DEI goals.

Dania Matos
has been appointed UC Berkeley’s vice chancellor for equity and inclusion, effective August 16, 2021. 

John Stephens, Lt. Col., returned to active duty Marine Corps service as a Judge Advocate in 2010—following a clerkship for the Senior Judges at the D.C. Court of Appeals and a year in private practice. In the 11 years since his return, Stephens has served as a prosecutor, defense counsel, appellate defense counsel, and legal advisor to the Commanding General of Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island. In 2019, he was appointed to be a judge on the Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals and was made a Senior Judge on that court in 2020. In 2021, his Presidential appointment to the U.S. Court of Military Commission Review was finalized and he now resides on that court, too.

Julia Whitelock joined Hudson Cook as a partner in the firm's litigation and government enforcements practice groups, working with business clients on individual and class action arbitration. The announcement was made in Law360 on February 23, 2022.

Steven Steward was elected to the position of California Superior Court judge for Humboldt County in June 2022. This was only Humboldt County's second contested judicial election in the last 20 years. Humboldt County Superior Court judges serve six-year terms. Steward will take office in January 2023.

Kristin Eliason
was a featured guest on an episode of TraumaTies on June 23, 2022. TraumaTies is a podcast from the Network for Victim Recovery of DC (NVRDC) hosted by Bridgette Stumpf and Lindsey Silverberg. Eliason, the Legal Director of NVRCD, discussed how her personal lived experiences influenced her interest in law and victims’ rights issues, lessons she learned both as a law school student and as a lawyer, and the trauma-informed courtroom.

Meredith DeMent
rejoined Baker McKenzie's North America International Commercial Practice Group as a partner in the Washington, D.C., office. She will counsel U.S. and multinational companies on all aspects of U.S. customs and related trade laws, including current and rapidly evolving trade policy, compliance, and duty mitigation strategies.

T. Luis “Luigi” de Guzman walked away a five-day Winner on Jeopardy! After closing out Season 38 of Jeopardy! with his first win, de Guzman returned to the game show on Monday, September 12, to kick off Season 39. De Guzman became a five-day champion before being beaten out on September 16.

Patrick Halley
has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of the Wireless Infrastructure Association, effective August 1, 2022.

James Tyrrell
has joined Dickinson Wright PLL in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office and will focus on political law. Following the announcement, Tyrrell spoke with Law360 about the move.

Alfred D. Carry
was included in the 2021 edition of the Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers list. Carry is Of Counsel in the Commercial Litigation group in McGlinchey Stafford PLLC’s Washington, D.C. office. Carry was recognized for his work in business litigation and has earned the distinction of a “Super Lawyers Rising Star.” He has defended financial institutions, credit card issuers, lenders, and servicers against a variety of consumer finance-based claims. His clients have included owners and general contractors in construction defect cases and white collar/government investigations clients in cases brought by federal enforcement agencies.

Renée-Lauren Ellis
was amongst those celebrated at this year’s 2021 Stars of the Bar for the Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia (WBA). Ellis, along with Lauren Brown, will be honored with The Mussey-Gillett Shining Star Award, which recognizes women who go above and beyond through their volunteer activities within the WBA. In the 2020-2021 year, Ellis and Brown developed the WBA’s Discussing Racism & Being Anti-Racist Toolkit—a comprehensive repository of resources and accompanying programming.

Jonathan A. Havens, co-chair of both Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP’s Cannabis Law Practice and its Food, Beverage & Agribusiness Practice, was selected as one of the Baltimore Business Journal’s 2021 "Under 40" honorees. The award recognizes 40 outstanding young professionals under the age of 40 who are making noteworthy contributions to Greater Baltimore.

Carmine G. Iaccarino has been appointed Chief of Staff for the Office of the Kentucky Attorney General. Iaccarino currently serves as General Counsel in the Attorney General’s Office and will continue with those duties while also filling the Chief of Staff role.

Brian McKeon
has been appointed SVP of Public Policy for the National Confectioners Association (NCA) effective August 30, 2021. In his new role, McKeon will lead the trade association’s government affairs strategy, oversee grass-roots activities, manage the CandyPAC and focus on proactive efforts to shape public policy affecting the confectionery industry.

Jenna Shapiro has joined Fox Rothschild LLP in Princeton, New Jersey as a Partner in the Family Law Practice.

Mythili Markowski joined Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney as Counsel in the firm’s Intellectual Property (IP) section and is based in Washington, D.C. Dr. Markowski rejoins the firm from a global pharmaceutical company where she was a senior patent attorney.

Blair Decker
was featured in the Washington Council of DC Lawyers’ DC Pro Bono Week 2021 Profiles. The profile discussed Hogan Lovell, LLP’s pro bono initiative that helps to break down systemic barriers combating discrimination in criminal justice and how individuals like Decker, a Senior Pro Bono Attorney at the firm, have worked on a wide range of pro bono opportunities at Network for Victim Recovery of DC (NVRDC).

William H. McDermott
was sworn in as an Immigration Judge for the Executive Office for Immigration Review on May 6, 2021. In this role, he will preside in formal judicial proceedings and make decisions that are final unless formally appealed.

Patrick Darno has been named principal at the global intellectual property law firm Fish & Richardson. Darno focuses his practice on U.S. and foreign patent prosecution and counseling in the technology areas of bioinformatics, mobile communications, e-commerce, database, and data processing. The promotion went into effect on January 1, 2022.

Philo D. Hall was promoted to Member of the Firm at Epstein Becker Green.

William Haun
has joined American Enterprise Institute (AEI) as a nonresident fellow studying constitutionalism, religious liberty, First Amendment issues, and self government. Haun will be part of a new AEI initiative, the Center for American Constitutional Governance.

Zach Swartz has been promoted to counsel at Vinson & Elkins, effective January 1, 2022. Swartz represents issuers and underwriters, placement agents, and initial purchasers in public and private offerings of equity and debt securities, with particular experience advising equity and mortgage real estate investment trusts (REITs) and special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs).

John P. Teresinski joined the Alexandria, Virginia, office of Stites & Harbison, PLLC, as a Member (Partner) with the firm. Teresinski is a patent attorney in the firm’s Intellectual Property & Technology Service Group.

Stephanie M. Brochert, a lawyer at Plunkett Cooney’s Bloomfield Hills office, was listed in the 2023 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America for her work in insurance law.

Stephanie M. Brochert
has been elected President of the Women's Bar Association, Oakland Region of the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan (WBA | Oakland). Brochert, who was sworn in during the WBA | Oakland annual dinner on May 26, 2022, will serve a one-year term as president. Brochert, who is a member of Plunkett Cooney’s Bloomfield Hills office, practices primarily in the area of insurance coverage.

Stephanie M. Brochert was chosen by Michigan Lawyers Weekly as a 2021 Up & Coming Lawyer. Brochert is a member of Plunkett Cooney’s Insurance Law Practice Group and a Catholic Law Alumni Council member. 

Madeline Taylor Diaz
and Katherine Soltis co-authored an article, “Ganged Up On: How the US immigration system penalises and fails to protect Central American minors who are trafficked for criminal activity by gangs,” which was published in Anti-Trafficking Review on April 29, 2021.

Michael Ellement was named a partner at James and Hoffman, PC in Washington, D.C., where he practices labor and employment law. His work in recent years has involved protecting the rights of workers during the pandemic. He represented a teachers’ union in litigation and collective bargaining, which led to increased safety protections for teachers and students returning to in-person learning. He also represented fast-food employees in securing a novel injunction against a major chain that was alleged to have created a public nuisance by operating without appropriate safety measures in place.

Vanna Milligan joined Stites & Harbison in the firm’s Frankfort, Kentucky, office. Milligan will work in the Business Litigation Service Group as Counsel to the firm. The announcement was made on September 21, 2022.

Ashley A. Norton joined Lerch, Early & Brewer, Chtd. as a Litigation attorney.

Lydia Pardini was promoted to partner at Adduci Mastriani & Schaumberg, LLP, in Washington D.C. Pardini counsels manufacturers and importers on the multitude of legal complexities at the intersection of unfair trade and trade remedies proceedings, U.S. customs and other import regulatory compliance, and international trade policy.

Brian J. Farnkoff was selected as a political appointee to the U.S. Department of Justice in the Office of Legal Policy to serve as Senior Counsel on the Nominations Unit, assisting with the vetting of Article III judges and other federal judicial nominations by the Biden Administration, in February 2021.

Brian J. Farnkoff married Jordan Ashley Brooks on October 2, 2021, in Cazenovia, New York.

Angel Hernandez was appointed as Stavvy’s new Head of Industry and Regulatory Affairs on December 8, 2021.

Adilene Nunez Huang now leads the legal department of the Tahirih Justice Center, a national nonprofit dedicated to serving immigrant survivors of violence. She began her formal role as the Co-Director of Client Advocacy, Legal Services, in April 2021.

Adilene Nunez Huang and her husband, Eric Huang, welcomed their second child, Bowen, on August 21, 2021.

Jonathan Tabacoff and his wife, Kimberly Ulan ’16, are happy to announce the birth of their son, Benjamin Seymour Tabacoff, on June 18, 2021.

Angelica Żołnierowicz, whose areas of specialty include blockchain technologies and criminal securities fraud, has joined the commercial litigation practice group of Conrad & Scherer’s Fort Lauderdale office.

Carl “CJ” Hobbs appeared on Fox 5 on Monday, June 21, 2021. Hobbs spoke with Kevin McCarthy about one of his biggest passions—boating.

Daniel Lyons joined the Fox Rothschild LLP in Warrington, Pennsylvania, as an Associate in the Real Estate Department. Lyons focuses his practice on real estate, business, and associated litigation matters, representing clients in real estate acquisition and development from the ground up.

Kimberly Ulan and her husband, Jonathan Tabacoff ’14, are happy to announce the birth of their son, Benjamin Seymour Tabacoff, on June 18, 2021.

Anthony Jones and his wife, Ambika Natesh, are happy to announce the birth of their son, Ashwin, on August 9, 2021.

Chima Okoli
was featured in Penn State’s student-published paper the Daily Collegian. Chima, Founder of Marathon Mentors, L.L.C., and the Penn State Representative on the Big Ten Advisory Committee, discussed changes made to the NCAA’s NIL policy.

Katherine “Kate” Almen was profiled in the American Bar Association (ABA) Member Spotlight released on May 18, 2021. An associate attorney at Eisenstein Malanchuk LLP, Almen focuses on issues related to state and environmental law—with a particular focus on environmental insurance recovery. Previously, Almen clerked at the Environmental Council of the States and at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Civil Enforcement, Water Enforcement Division. During her time at Catholic Law, Almen served as President of the Law School’s Environmental Law Society.

Sydny Bryan joined WhitbeckBennett as an Associate Attorney in May 2021.

Vania Smith
participated in a panel discussion, “The New Normal in Legal Education: What We Learned from Part-Time Programs During the Pandemic,” presented as part of the American Association of Law Schools (AALS) 2022 Annual Meeting.
W. Hunter Daley was recently hired as a litigation attorney at Lerch Early & Brewer.

In Memoriam

Beverly Jennison passed away on July 14, 2022, after a prolonged struggle with cancer. Jennison taught in the Lawyering Skills Program from 1992 until her retirement in 2017. She also directed LSP for many years. Jennison was a triple Cardinal — receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science (1974) and a Master of Arts in Political Science (1978) before earning her Juris Doctor degree (1984). She was also the proud parent of Catholic Law alum Meaghan Jennison (2020).

Katherine A. Worthington, of Bowie, Maryland, passed away Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022. Worthington retired as an Assistant U.S. Attorney after 25 years of service for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Washington D.C.

William Bean passed away February 13, 2022, at the age of 67, due to complications of Multiple Sclerosis.

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