Class Notes: Summer 2017


Kathryn Cochrane Murphy

Kathryn Cochrane Murphy, a partner at Boston-based Krokidas & Bluestein LLP, was honored with the 2017 Networking Achievement Award presented by CREW Boston for her role in the development of One Greenway, a mixed-income residential project in Boston’s Chinatown.

Robert M. Steeg

Robert M. Steeg, managing partner at the real estate firm of Steeg Law Firm LLC in New Orleans, LA, was appointed by the mayor to the New Orleans City Planning Commission.

Rudy J. Cerone

Rudy J. Cerone is one of fifteen members appointed by the American Bankruptcy Institute to its new Commission on Consumer Bankruptcy. He is a partner in the New Orleans, LA, office of McGlinchey Stafford PLLC and co-chair of the firm’s bankruptcy, reorganization, and creditor’s rights team.

Hon. William H. Orrick III

Hon. William H. Orrick III, a district judge of the US District Court for the Northern District of California, issued an injunction that blocked the Trump administration plan to withhold federal funds from municipalities that harbor illegal immigrants as sanctuary cities.

Linda C. Hadley

Linda C. Hadley is a partner in the West Hartford, CT, office of Seiger Gfeller Laurie LLP and focuses her practice on commercial and consumer litigation. She is a member of the Connecticut Community Bankers Association, the Connecticut Mortgage Bankers Association, and the Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section of the Connecticut Bar Association.

Stephen G. Dambruch

Stephen G. Dambruch was appointed acting US attorney in the US Attorney’s Office for the District of Rhode Island, and serves as the district’s chief federal law enforcement officer. He has been with the office since 2004, previously as first assistant US attorney and as chief of the criminal division.

Eric D. Daniels

Eric D. Daniels served as chair of the Ninetieth Annual Anniversary Human Relations Awards Banquet hosted by the National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ) in April. He is the partner in charge of the Hartford, CT, office of Robinson & Cole LLP and chair of the firm’s product liability practice group.

Michael T. Fatale

Michael T. Fatale, deputy general counsel at the Massachusetts Department of Revenue in Boston and adjunct professor at BC Law, was named an Administrator of the Year by State Tax Notes, a publication of Tax Analysts. His law review article, “State Tax Jurisdiction and the Mythical ‘Physical Presence’ Constitutional Standard,” was cited in the 2016 Ohio Supreme Court decision in Crutchfield Corp. v. Testa.

Josephine McNeil

Josephine McNeil is retired after nearly twenty years as founder and executive director of the nonprofit Citizens for Affordable Housing in Newton Development Organization (CAN-DO) in Newton, MA. As a tribute to her vision, initiative, and ongoing commitment in the areas of social justice and housing, CAN-DO has established the Josephine McNeil Legacy Fund.

Martin J. Pasqualini

Martin J. Pasqualini, managing director at Commonwealth Capital Advisors in Boston, was guest speaker at a Lunch and Learn event at BC Law in April.

Susan M. Finegan

Susan M. Finegan was named the 2017 Woman of the Year by the Women’s Law Center at BC Law for her extensive pro bono work, and selected as a 2017 Pinnacle Award winner for outstanding achievement in the profession by the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce. She is a partner in the Boston office of Mintz Levin.

Marc S. Lampkin

Marc S. Lampkin is managing partner in the Washington, DC, office of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck LLP and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee.

James J. Rooney

James J. Rooney is managing partner in the Buffalo, NY, office of Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC and focuses in labor and employment law.

Anthony D. Rizzotti

Anthony D. Rizzotti, a partner and co-chair of the health care industry practice group in the Boston office of Littler Mendelson PC, was named to the firm’s board of directors.

Mary Elizabeth Basile Chopas

Mary Elizabeth Basile Chopas is the author of Searching for Subversives: The Story of Italian Internment in Wartime America published by the University of North Carolina (UNC) Press in November. She is an adjunct professor at UNC School of Law in Chapel Hill, NC, and a senior lecturing fellow at Duke University School of Law in Durham, NC.

Debra Moss Curtis

Debra Moss Curtis, associate dean for academic affairs and professor at Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law in Fort Lauderdale, FL, was honored with the 2017 Law Faculty Professionalism Award in April.

Michael J. Amoruso

Michael J. Amoruso is founder and principal of Amoruso & Amoruso LLP, which specializes in estate, tax, elder law, and special needs cases, in Rye Brook, NY. An advocate for those with disabilities, he played an important role in the recent passage of US Special Needs Trust Fairness Act.

Deirdre E. Sanders

Deirdre E. Sanders is vice president of the Boston Patent Law Association. A partner in the Concord, MA, office of Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds PC, she focuses her practice on biotechnology patent prosecution counseling and intellectual property litigation and enforcement.

Hon. Brian W. Jacobs

Hon. Brian W. Jacobs was appointed associate judge of the Circuit Court of the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit of the State of Illinois. He was previously a deputy chief for the DuPage County (IL) Public Defender’s Office.

Hazel U. Poei

Hazel U. Poei is a partner in the Los Angeles, CA, office of Jackson Lewis PC and focuses her practice on single and multiple plaintiff and class action employment litigation in state and federal courts.

Megan M. Belcher

Megan M. Belcher is a partner in the Kansas City, MO, office of Husch Blackwell LLP. As a member of the firm’s food and agribusiness industry team, she focuses on labor and employment law, government compliance, investigations, and litigation. Previously, she was vice president and chief counsel at ConAgra Foods in Omaha, NE.

Lauren Greenberg-Chao

Laura Greenberg-Chao is a partner at Boston-based Henshon Klein LLP and a lecturer on law at New England School of Law in Boston.

Adam J. Gwaltney

Adam J. Gwaltney is a partner in the Boston and Providence, RI, offices of Nixon Peabody LLP and a member of the firm’s mergers and acquisitions and public finance practice areas.

Laura A. Otenti

Laura A. Otenti is now a partner in the Boston firm of Posternak Blankstein & Lund LLP’s logistics and transportation practice. She also maintains a general commercial litigation and bankruptcy practice.

James J. Plunkett

James J. Plunkett is senior government relations counsel at Ogletree Deakins in Washington, DC, and serves as co-chair of Ogletree Governmental Affairs, a subsidiary of the firm. He was previously the director for labor law policy at the US Chamber of Commerce.

Ellen E. Ernst

Ellen E. Ernst is a partner in the Chicago, IL, office of Howard & Howard PLLC and concentrates her practice in the areas of business, corporate, and tax law.

Sharon S. Fry

Sharon S. Fry is a partner at Boston-based Peabody & Arnold LLP and focuses her practice on directors, officers, professional, and corporate liability coverage.

Michael A. Fazio

Michael A. Fazio, a commander in the US Coast Guard, is the 2017 recipient of the Outstanding Career Judge Advocate Award presented by the Judge Advocates Association and the Judge Advocates Foundation for his career-long contributions to military law and the profession of arms.

Benjamin M. McGuire

Benjamin M. McGuire is a partner in the Boston office of Greenberg Traurig LLP and a member of the firm’s public finance practice group.

Peter G. Saber

Peter G. Saber is senior manager at Ernst & Young LLP in the Boston and Philadelphia, PA, offices, where he focuses on using new technologies in respect to taxation issues. He was previously senior manager in the firm’s Sydney, Australia, office.

Guillaume Buell

Guillaume Buell is a senior associate at Hicks Davis Wynn PC in Houston, TX, and focuses his practice on all aspects of complex commercial litigation.

Danielle E. Huntley

Danielle E. Huntley is founder and principal at Huntley Inc., a full-service immigration law firm in Boston. She works with investors, individuals, families, and businesses, and specializes in federal litigation for unfairly denied and delayed immigration cases.

Kathryn M. Sabatini

Kathryn M. Sabatini was named chief of policy and senior advisor to the mayor in Providence, RI, and oversees strategic direction and policy development for the city. She has been an attorney in the city’s law office since 2012.

In Memoriam

  • Isadore H. Rudnick ’35
  • Edmund J. Brennan ’47
  • Philip H. R. Cahill ’48
  • William G. Campbell ’48
  • Joseph W. Egan ’49
  • Joseph Francis Baffoni ’50
  • William R. Harrison ’51
  • George P. Khouri ’51
  • Hon. John P. Curley Jr. ’52
  • William F. Hennessey ’52
  • Edward P. Kirby ’52
  • Arthur C. Schubert ’53
  • Thomas P. Byrne ’55
  • Stephen A. Fanning ’55
  • Alfred C. Toegemann ’55
  • Paul A. Kelly ’56
  • John B. Clayton ’57
  • Hon. Ronald J. Fracasse ’57
  • Herbert A. Horgan ’58
  • Robert J. Maietta ’59
  • Thomas F. Monaghan ’59
  • Peter A. Donovan ’60
  • Paul Kelly ’60
  • George B. Vasko ’60
  • James H. Clark ’61
  • William P. Sullivan ’61
  • David R. Decker ’62
  • Edmund M. Hurley ’63
  • Ronald W. Keefe ’63
  • Robert P. Leslie ’64
  • John G. Ganick ’65
  • Kenneth D. Kerr ’65
  • Lightfoot B. Murray ’65
  • George W. Brown ’66
  • Janet B. Brydges ’66
  • Harold M. Drake ’66
  • John G. Gill ’66
  • Charles J. Humphreys ’66
  • William J. Gibbons ’67
  • Robert A. Lawler ’67
  • Ralph K. Mulford ’69
  • John J. Hoare ’70
  • Alan S. Bernstein ’71
  • Terrence J. Ahearn ’72
  • Thomas D. Carmel ’72
  • David D. Northrop ’72
  • Irvin Davey Palm Jr. ’72
  • Harry A. Pierce ’73
  • Cynthia C. Starkovsky ’73
  • James R. McGuirk ’75
  • Joseph M. Horrigan ’76
  • Christian Haufler Jr. ’77
  • Kathleen M. O’Day ’77
  • Neila J. Straub ’82
  • Mary H. McMillian ’83
  • Ricardo M. Barros ’84
  • Michael W. Clancy ’84
  • Rene Medina ’84
  • Phyllis M. Kolman ’86
  • Amy A. Northcutt ’87
  • Richard Elam ’88
  • Samantha Hankins ’93
  • Allen Benfield Koenig ’93
  • Vincent Lee ’98
  • Ignacia Evelyn Baez ’00
  • Sarah E. Moccaldi ’05