Catholic Law’s Class Notes feature provides alumni with a place to share information about personal and professional developments and achievements. This information is published online. At the end of each fiscal year (May 1–April 30) Class Notes are published in the CUA Lawyer magazine. 
  • C. James Patti

    Catholic Law Alumnus C. James Patti ’74 Named President of the International Propeller Club

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  • Blair Decker '11

    Catholic Law Alumna Blair Decker ’11 Featured in Washington Council of Lawyers’ DC Pro Bono Week 2021 Profiles

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  • Angelica Żołnierowicz ’15

    Catholic Law Alumna Angelica Żołnierowicz ’15 Joins Conrad & Scherer

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  • Dania Matos' 08

    Catholic Law Alumna Dania Matos ’08 Featured in ‘The Skimm’ Profile Ahead DEI Advocate Award Recognition

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  • Julie Bowen

    Catholic Law Alumna Julie Bowen ’90 Featured in “Women Who Mean Business 2021” Profile

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  • Jermaine Cruz '05

    Catholic Law Alumnus Jermaine Cruz ’05 Named Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion of Albany Law School

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  • The Honorable Cheryl Nora Moss

    Catholic Law Alumna The Honorable Cheryl Nora Moss ’94 Honored with Don Hulen National Award for Advocacy

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  • Renée-Lauren Ellis

    Catholic Law Alumna Renée-Lauren Ellis ’10 To Be Recognized By The Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia

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  • Kathy Hochul

    Path to Governor: A Look at the Career of Catholic Law Alumna Kathy Hochul ’83 As She Becomes Governor of New York

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  • Paige Markley '20 & John Morgan '13

    Meeting in Mock Trials: Catholic Law Alumni Meet During Air Force JAG School

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  • The late Karen Hastie Williams '73

    Groundbreaking Career of the Late Karen Hastie Williams ’73 Celebrated on the Today Show

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  • Brian McKeon '10

    Catholic Law Alumnus Brian McKeon ’10 Appointed SVP of Public Policy by the National Confectioners Association

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  • Kathy Hochul '83

    Catholic Law Alumna Kathy Hochul ’83 To Be the First Female Governor of New York

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    Catholic Law Alumna Nicole Angarella ’06 Nominated for Inspector General of the United States Agency for International Development

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  • Amy Conway-Hatcher '93

    Ahead of Upcoming Book, Catholic Law Alumna Amy Conway-Hatcher ’93 is Featured by the Women’s Bar Association of D.C.

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  • Karen Hastie Williams

    The Catholic Law Community Mourns the Passing of Prominent Alumna, Karen Hastie Williams '73

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  • Megan Stull

    Catholic Law Alumna Megan Stull ’03 Named President of the Federal Communications Bar Association

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  • Dania Matos

    Catholic Law Alumna Dania Matos ’08 Named UC Berkeley’s Vice Chancellor for Equity and Inclusion

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  • Hope Jarkowski

    Catholic Law Alumna Hope Jarkowski ’02 Will be the Keynote Speaker at Upcoming ‘NextGen Washington, D.C.’ Launch

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  • Patricia Zermeño

    Meet Patricia Zermeño ’15, the Inaugural Recipient of the LALSA “Public Service” Award

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  • Linda Estrada

    Meet Linda M. Estrada ’94, the Inaugural Recipient of the LALSA “Helped Us Find Our Way” Award

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  • Mauricio Claver-Carone

    Meet Mauricio Claver-Carone ’00, the Inaugural Recipient of the LALSA “Professional Achievement” Award

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  • Madeline Taylor Diaz

    Catholic Law Alumna Madeline Taylor Diaz ’13 Co-Authors Article About U.S. Immigration System

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  • Todd H. Gazda

    Catholic Law Alumnus Named the New Executive Director for the Collaborative for Educational Services

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    Catholic Law Alumni Participate in CatholicU Alumni Live Law Panel

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  • Minnie Baylor-Henry

    Catholic Law Alumna Minnie Baylor-Henry ’90 Appointed to Paratek’s Board of Directors

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  • Denise Whisenhunt

    Catholic Law Alumna Denise Whisenhunt ’97 Named President of Grossmont College

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  • Dean Payne gives Stanley Woodward an award

    Catholic Law Alumnus Stanley Woodward ’08 Recognized at the 132nd Law School Commencement

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  • Mark Holden

    Catholic Law Alumnus Mark Holden ’88 Quoted on Bringing Greater Balance to America’s Legal System

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    Catholic Law Alumni Association Hosted A Bipartisan Discussion of “100 Days of President Joseph R. Biden’s Administration”

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  • Kate Almen

    Catholic Law Alumna Katherine Almen ’18 Included in ABA Member Spotlight

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    Catholic Law Alumnus William H. McDermott ’11 Sworn in as Immigration Judge

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    Catholic Law Announces New Board of Visitors and Alumni Council Leadership

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  • Justin and Steve

    A Story of Two Catholic Law Alumni Meeting in the Strangest of Places

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    2021 District of Columbia Judicial & Bar Conference Panel Organized and Moderated by Two Catholic Law Alumnae

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  • Marie Sylla-Dixon

    Catholic Law Alumna Marie Sylla-Dixon ’02 Named to Top 100 Diversity Officers List

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  • Brendan Carr

    The Catholic Law Community Celebrates 2021 Virtual Dean’s Benefit For Student Scholarships

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  • Mark Holden

    Catholic Law Alumnus Mark Holden ’88 Joins 21 Experts to Comment on the Derek Chauvin Verdict

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  • Jon Nass '02

    Catholic Law Alumnus Jon Nass ’02 Named CEO and Executive Director of the Port of Gulfport

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  • Larry Grassini and Sharon Grassini

    Cheers to 50 Years: Larry Grassini ’70 on Law & Wine

    When Larry Grassini ’70 entered the Law School in the fall of 1967, his torts professor was the revered Dean Vernon X. Miller who, in addition to concluding his tenure as Dean, was also the author of a well-used textbook on torts. While Grassini has practiced tort trial law for the last 50 years, the foremost tenet he took from the Dean was that “the way you practice law and your reputation will always be your most treasured asset.” Under Dean Miller’s stewardship, students operated under a written honor code, one that valued truth and integrity in all areas of law practice. The Law School supported this system by having no professors or proctors during exams. Classmates were partners in learning, not competitors. Grassini took the Dean’s advice to heart and for the last 50 years has been committed to dealing with other lawyers, judges, and clients consistent with the philosophy he learned so many years ago.

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  • Cecilia (O'Connell) Miller '00

    Catholic Law Alumna Cecilia (O’Connell) Miller ’00 Named Shareholder at Buchalter

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  • Brendan Carr and Nathan Simington

    The Law and Technology Institute Alumni Association Hosts Annual State of the Institute Address

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  • Aliza Dominey '19

    Catholic Law Alumna Aliza Dominey ’19 Joins 100 Women in Finance’s D.C. Committee

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  • Angel Hernandez '14

    Catholic Law Alumnus Angel Hernandez ’14 Named Vice-President of Capital Markets of The Housing Policy Council

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  • Vania Smith

    Recent Alumna Vania Smith ’20 Lends Championship Level Experience to Catholic Law National Mock Trial Team

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  • Alfred Dewayne Brown and Brian Stolarz

    Catholic Law Alumni Association Presents “The Exoneration of Alfred Dewayne Brown”

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  • Marie Weiskopf '11

    Catholic Law Alumna Marie Weiskopf ’11 Published in Law360

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  • Jennifer Brooker '20

    Catholic Law Alumna Jennifer Brooker ’20 Named Monthly VIP by The Veterans Consortium

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  • Bart Lambergman '19

    Catholic Law Alumnus Bart Lambergman ’19 Publishes Op-Ed in ‘Sports Business Journal’

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  • Jennifer Pierotti Lim

    Meet a 2020 Distinguished Recent Alumni Award Recipient Jennifer Pierotti Lim ’10

    “I remember reading a bunch of books about all the different careers you could go into with a law degree and I think so many people assume, ‘Oh I need to do something in a law firm or in a judicial position.’ But there are so many amazing opportunities, especially in D.C., in the policy space.” For Distinguished Recent Alumni Award recipient Jennifer Pierotti Lim ’10 going to law school was never about getting the “right job” and taking the “right path” to get there. It was about pursuing her passions and finding the “right fit” for her; putting her JD to use in a less traditional way.

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  • Brendan T. Carr

    Meet a 2020 Distinguished Recent Alumni Award Recipient Commissioner Brendan T. Carr ’05

    “When opportunity knocks, most people don’t have their bags packed.” This is the advice Commissioner Brendan T. Carr ’05 heard during his time in law school, from then-Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Michael Powell. These words have shaped Carr’s career, and it is the advice he often shares with law students and young lawyers today. For Carr, who’s held a number of positions in both the public and private sectors—including his current role as a commissioner at the FCC—change can be daunting. “Every time I had the chance to move into a new role, I could come up with a number of reasons why it was not the exact right time to make a change. It was always tempting to just stay put—it was comfortable, I knew the people, I could do the work.” However, Carr’s willingness to leave his comfort zone has provided him with a stream of wonderful opportunities throughout his career.

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  • Patrick M. Regan

    Meet a 2020 Columbus School of Law Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient Patrick M. Regan ’80

    Four decades. That’s how long it has been since Patrick M. Regan ’80 began his relationship with Catholic Law. From student to active alumni to adjunct professor—he has shown his deep love and support for the Law School in an enumerate number of ways. As a recipient of the Columbus School of Law Distinguished Alumni Award, Regan—humbled by the celebration—reflected on his 40 years within the Law School community and the gifts they have shared with one another.

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  • J. Michael Hannon

    Meet a 2020 Columbus School of Law Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient J. Michael Hannon ’80

    Sometimes, the career you start out in isn’t quite what you expected. For J. Michael Hannon ’80, that’s exactly what he experienced in his first career as a high school English teacher and swimming coach in Montgomery County, Maryland. Hannon had enjoyed teaching and coaching high-caliber swimmers, but after returning to high school teaching post master’s degree, “he became restless with the education bureaucracy […and] concluded that the modern public school system was no longer in the business of education.” It was then that he decided that his next step would be to go to law school.

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  • Deborah Watson-Stokes

    Meet a 2020 Distinguished Public Service Award Recipient Assistant District Attorney Deborah Watson-Stokes ’90

    “I thought being a great homicide attorney was going to be my legacy. However, my legacy turned out to be mentorship. I have had the privilege to mentor so many young attorneys—African American attorneys, female attorneys, and others. Now, I’m like a proud mom. My attorneys are everywhere. They’re everywhere.” Deborah Watson-Stokes ’90 has been working in the public service sector for three decades. Now the Supervisor of the Municipal Court Unit and Assistant District Attorney for the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, Watson-Stokes spent 30 years as a prosecutor, 18 of those years serving in the Homicide Division. She has tried more homicide cases than any other female prosecutor in Philadelphia and all of Pennsylvania, earning herself the playful epithet, “The First Lady.” Watson-Stokes’ hard work and desire to serve each community of which she is a part has provided her with opportunities to build her impressive career.

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  • Diane Kiesel

    Meet a 2020 Distinguished Public Service Award Recipient The Honorable Diane Kiesel ’85

    “I attended law school for two reasons. First, while working as a newspaper reporter, I fell in love with covering the Supreme Court; it was interesting and intellectually challenging. Unfortunately, I was not knowledgeable enough to be able to do the kind of thorough analysis of pending legal issues necessary to do the job right [ …] The other reason I attended law school is because of Professor Harvey Zuckman.” This thirst for knowledge and high-level teaching is what set Distinguished Public Service Award Recipient the Honorable Diane Kiesel ’85 on her course from journalist to judge.

     

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  • Sister Thea Bowman

    The Catholic Law Community Joins Together to Hear About the Sister Thea Bowman Committee

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  • Yvette Banker and Carl “CJ” Hobbs

    Love and Law School: A Conversation with Catholic Law Alumni Yvette Banker ’16 and Carl Hobbs ’16

    If you worked or went to law school with Yvette Banker ’16 and Carl “CJ” Hobbs ’16 between 2012 and 2016, it might come as a surprise to you that the two Catholic Law alumni are married. Not because they do not make a great couple—they certainly do—but simply because they always emphasized the importance of keeping things professional during law school. Both Hobbs and Banker considered law school to be a professional environment.

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  • Michael F. Curtin

    Meet the 2020 William Callyhan Robinson Alumni Award Recipient Michael F. Curtin ’65

    Fifty-eight years ago, Michael F. Curtin ’65 made the decision to attend law school. From the moment he set foot in the 18th Street building (where Catholic Law was located until 1967) in the fall of 1962, he knew he had made the right decision in attending Catholic Law. “The Law School has been integral to my life as a lawyer and as a person.” Now, after receiving the William Callyhan Robinson Alumni Award, Curtin looked back on the lessons he took from his Catholic Law education and how they put him on the path to success.

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  • Alexandra Dapolito Dunn '94

    Catholic Law Alumna Alexandra Dapolito Dunn ’94 Joins Baker Botts L.L.P.

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  • Alumni Panel: Shifts & Transitions in Law Careers

    Catholic Law Presents Presents “Shifts and Transitions in Law Careers”

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  • Natalia Nataskin '94

    Interview with Catholic Law Alumna Natalia Nataskin ’94 Appears in Vanity Fair

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  • Catholic Law Alumnus Dev Jagadesan '94

    Catholic Law Alumnus Dev Jagadesan ’94 Appointed As Acting Head of U.S. International Development Finance Corporation

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    Catholic Law Alumna Nancy C. Andrade ’93 Named Commissioner of the Chicago Commission on Human Relations

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    Catholic Law Alumnus Kevin Kramp ’02 Appointed Director of the Office of Regulatory Policy for the Farm Credit Administration

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  • Keeshea Turner Roberts

    Catholic Law Alumna Keeshea Turner Roberts ’02 Closed Out 2020 with a Host of Accomplishments

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  • Marie R. Sylla-Dixon

    Catholic Law Alumna Marie R. Sylla-Dixon '02 Appointed Chief Diversity Officer of Raytheon Technologies

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    Catholic Law Alumna Laura Ripken ’89 Appointed to Maryland Court of Special Appeals

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  • Catholic Law Alumna Erin Luibrand '20

    Catholic Law Alumna Erin Luibrand ’20 Excited to Announce Recent Publication

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  • Fr. Ivan Camilleri '11

    Catholic Law Alumnus Fr. Ivan Camilleri ’11 Appointed New Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Toronto

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    Catholic Law Alumna Erin Lynch Prata ’00 Nominated for Rhode Island Supreme Court

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    Catholic Law Alumnus John A. Henderson, Jr. ’06 Announced As New Administrative Law Judge

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  • Catholic Law Alumnus Antonio Moore '14

    Catholic Law Alumnus Antonio Moore ’14 Joins Goodell DeVries

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