Kindred Endeavor: With his daughter, created Inspire Me!, a book of inspirational quotes to benefit St. Jude Children’s Hospital co-founded by his father. Why? “We always have been passionate about quotations and the power they have ...
Ellen Krug ’82, the author of Getting to Ellen: A Memoir about Love, Honesty, and Gender Change, visited BC Law in September to talk about her transition from male to female, from husband, father, and ...
Stats: 1996: Debuted her Newton, Mass., TV talk show That’s the Law; has since taped 157 episodes and hosted 217 guests. Star Turns: Contestant on Wheel of Fortune and $20,000 Pyramid. For Fun: “I’ve done stand-up ...
The Art of Managing: The managing partner of Nixon Peabody’s San Francisco office says the key to managing lawyers is “knowing that you absolutely cannot manage lawyers. You can only allow, encourage, cajole, and inspire ...
Earl Adams ’02 was elected President of the Alumni Board in November, succeeding Thomas Burton ’96. The other executive officers are President-Elect Ingrid Schroffner ’95, Vice President Mark Warner ’89, Secretary Stephen Riden ’99, and ...
Vocation: Founder & CEO, Environmental Voter Project, a non-partisan non-profit mobilizing non-voting environmentalists. Conundrum: Polls show voters rank environmental issues among their lowest concerns, but that millions of Americans strongly prioritize environmental policies. Mission: To ...
John F. Dobbyn is the author of Fatal Odds, his fifth novel in the Knight and Devlin legal thriller series, published by Oceanview Publishing in August. The series’ first novel, Neon Dragon, is being produced as a movie. In addition to writing, he is a professor at Villanova University School of Law in Villanova, PA.
Seth H. Langson, a child advocate and attorney in Charlotte, NC, is co-recipient with his client of the 2016 Kellie Crabtree Award presented by the North Carolina Advocates for Justice in recognition of attorneys and clients in cases where the attorney’s representation and the client’s story have made a difference in protecting people’s rights. In the case, Robert Price v. Roman Catholic Diocese of Charlotte, he won a million-dollar settlement for his client, and is the first lawyer in the state to sue the Roman Catholic Diocese on claims that the diocese had prior knowledge of, and was complicit in covering up, sexual abuse.
Paul D. Moore was inducted as a fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy. He is a partner in the Boston office of Duane Morris LLP and focuses his practice on business reorganization, bankruptcy law, and litigation and loan workouts.
Hon. Gregory F. Kishel retired after thirty-two years as a bankruptcy judge for the US District Court of the District of Minnesota, having served as chief judge for twelve of those years, in two separate terms. Among the numerous cases during his term were those involving large labor issues for an airline, a company with mass tort liability for asbestos exposure, two companies in the iron mining industry, and the entities through which the third-largest Ponzi scheme in American history was carried out.
Glenn Wong, one of the nation’s top sports law educators, has been appointed director of the Sports Law & Business Program at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. Prior to joining ASU Law, Wong was a professor and department head at the Mark H. McCormack Department of Sport Management at the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.
Brian W. Blaesser was selected to join the Counselors of Real Estate. He is a partner in the Boston office of Robinson & Cole LLP and practices in the areas of commercial real estate development and redevelopment, leasing, land use and environmental law, condemnation law, and litigation.
Lauren Stiller Rikleen, president of the Rikleen Institute for Strategic Leadership in Wayland, MA, was selected as a 2016 “Top Women of Law” honoree by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly.
Robert E. Bostrom was named to the Advisory Board of the Georgetown Law Corporate Counsel Institute. He is the senior vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary at Abercrombie & Fitch, headquartered in New Albany, OH.
Marlene Gillette-Ibern is the executive assistant to the regional director of Latin America at Human Life International (HLI), and the legal advisor to HLI Puerto Rico (Guadalupe Center for Life and Family).
George W. Mykulak is a partner in the Boston office of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP and focuses his business litigation practice on franchise/distribution, contract/business tort, and real estate disputes. He was previously a litigation partner in the Boston office of WilmerHale.
Eric H. Weisblatt is a partner in the Washington, DC, office of Hunton & Williams LLP and a member of the firm’s intellectual property practice.
Jonathan M. Albano is vice president of the Boston Bar Association for 2016–2017. He is a partner in the Boston office of Morgan Lewis and focuses his practice on commercial, constitutional, and media-related litigation.
Jonathan W. Fitch is the managing partner at Fitch Law Partners LLP, formerly Sally & Fitch LLP, a litigation law firm with offices in Boston, Wellesley Hills, MA, and Providence, RI.
Kelvin H. Chin, executive director and founder of the Overcoming the Fear of Death Foundation and the Turning Within Foundation in Austin, TX, is the author of Overcoming the Fear of Death: Through Each of the 4 Main Belief Systems published by Aurelian Press LLC in August.
Rear Admiral Robert F. Duncan, retired from the US Coast Guard, is the recipient of the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award presented by the American Security Council Foundation for his distinguished leadership in national response and homeland security throughout his career.
Eric G. Woodbury is celebrating the one-year anniversary of his general practice, Woodbury Law LLC, in Bucksport, ME. He previously served in the US Peace Corps in Ethiopia.
Lyman G. Bullard Jr., was named a “Premier Power Player” by Sports Business Journal. A partner at Boston-based Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP, he represents financial institutions and teams in commercial financing transactions, including sports lending, stadium construction and investment banking transactions, merger and acquisitions transactions, and capital markets transactions.
Lynne Spigelmire Viti, senior lecturer in the Writing Program at Wellesley College, announces the publication of her first poetry collection, Baltimore Girls, by Finishing Line Press this February.
Hon. Steven N. Berk was sworn in as an associate judge of the Superior Court for the District of Columbia in September, following nomination by President Obama. He was previously a principal and founder of Berk Law PLLC in Washington, DC.
Hon. James G. McGiffin Jr. was appointed by Delaware Governor Jack Markell to a twelve-year term as a family court judge, serving Kent County, DE. Prior to this appointment, he worked with the Community Legal Aid Society and served as city councilman in his hometown of Dover, DE.
Julia K. O’Neill is a partner in the Framingham, MA, office of Bowditch & Dewey LLP and a member of the firm’s emerging companies, corporate, banking and finance, and intellectual property practices.
Eric D. Daniels was appointed to the Board of Ambassadors of the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. He is the partner-in-charge in the Hartford, CT, office of Robinson & Cole LLP and focuses his practice on employment law, with an emphasis on sensitive, high-risk personnel issues and investigations, as well as on compliance and training.
Mary T. Marshall was selected as a 2016 “Top Women of Law” honoree by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. She is a partner in the Boston office of Nutter, McClennen & Fish LLP and practices in the areas of real estate and finance, and land use, permitting, and development.
Matt Antonek, retired after fifteen years as executive director of labor relations at Verizon Wireless, is founder and managing partner of Employer Advisory Group, LLC, in Madeira Beach, FL, where he conducts leadership training and advises companies regarding labor relations and employee engagement.
Hon. Thomas A. Cox Jr. was elected to the Superior Court of Fulton County in Atlanta, GA. Formerly of counsel in the Atlanta, GA, office of Fisher & Philips LLP, he joined Hon. John J. Goger ’73 as the second BC Law alumnus on that court.
Garland H. Stillwell is spearheading project funding for developing countries in West Africa, Central America, and the Caribbean with a focus on Haiti.
Warren E. Agin, a partner at Boston-based Swiggert & Agin LLC, is the author of the Bankruptcy and Intellectual Property Deskbook published by the American Bar Association (ABA) in July, and was appointed chair of the ABA Business Law Section’s Legal Analytics Joint Working Group.
Christopher J. Devlin is co-author of The Maine Commercial Lending Handbook, and was selected by the American Bar Association to co-author the Maine State chapter in the second edition of Commercial Lending Law: A Jurisdiction-by-Jurisdiction Guide to US and Canadian Law published in June. He is a partner in the Portland, ME, office of Bernstein Shur and practices in the areas of real estate and commercial finance.
Hon. Mary E. Langer is a presiding judge on the Richmond (VA) Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court, following her appointment by the Virginia General Assembly. She was formerly the deputy commonwealth’s attorney and head of the Juvenile Court Division in the Richmond Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney. She is also a member of the adjunct faculty at the University of Richmond School of Law.
Kevin J. O’Connell, a partner in the Boston office of Verrill Dana LLP, was elected to the North America Regional Council of World Services Group. Of the six council members, he is the only one based in the Northeast.
Hon. Michael K. Callan was confirmed by the Governor’s Council as an associate justice of the Massachusetts Superior Court, following nomination by Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker. He was formerly a partner at Doherty, Wallace, Pillsbury & Murphy PC in Springfield, MA.
Maryann Civitello, a commercial real estate partner in the Boston office of Mintz Levin, was honored by the firm as the 2016 recipient of the Richard Mintz Pro Bono Award. For more than two decades, she has been a member of the board of the Elizabeth Stone House, a nonprofit agency in Roxbury, MA, that serves the homeless, at-risk families and individuals, and victims of domestic violence.
Maureen E. Curran received the 2016 Massachusetts Bar Association Public Service Award for her work spearheading the Fiduciary Law Probate Session Working Group, which works to implement reforms within the probate court. Founder and sole practitioner at the Law Office of Maureen E. Curran LLC in Boston, she practices in the areas of probate litigation, trust litigation, contested wills, guardianship, and fiduciary law.
John F. Malitzis is chief surveillance officer and managing director in the New York, NY, office of Citadel LLC. He was previously an executive vice president in the Market Regulation Department of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.
Deborah M. Silva is executive director of the Massachusetts Appleseed Center for Law and Justice in Boston. She formerly served as director of the Equal Justice Coalition in Boston.
Christine Griffin, the executive director of the Disability Law Center in Boston and an outspoken advocate for people with disabilities in Massachusetts, was featured in a Boston Globe article by Dan Adams entitled “Five Things You Should Know about Christine Griffin.”
Richard D. Lara is executive vice president and general counsel for Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc., the largest publicly traded Hispanic-controlled media and entertainment company in the US. He was formerly a partner at Mase Lara PA in Miami, FL.
Brian P. Lenihan was named to the 2016 list of “Mergers and Acquisitions Trailblazers” by the National Law Journal. He is a partner at Boston-based Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP and co-chair of the firm’s private equity practice group.
Steven A. Adelman was interviewed in national periodicals, including Rolling Stone and Billboard, in the aftermath of recent tragedies at live events, and has written about safety and security in entertainment venues in the NFPA Journal and Protocol magazine. Founder of Adelman Law Group PLLC in Scottsdale, AZ, he focuses on risk management, litigation, and standard-of-care testimony regarding premises liability, crowd management, and event safety and security in the US and Canada. In addition, he is president of the Event Safety Alliance.
Jeffrey N. Catalano was elected president of the Massachusetts Bar Association for 2016–2017. He is a partner at Todd & Weld LLP in Boston, where he represents victims of catastrophic injuries in the areas of medical negligence, product liability, auto accident, class action, and other personal injury cases.
Annabella L. Gualdoni is a Joshua A. Guberman Teaching Fellow and Lecturer in Legal Studies at Brandeis University in Waltham, MA. One state away from her goal of “50 by 50 by 50,” to visit 50 countries and all 50 states before her 50th birthday, she has documented her travel adventures with her husband on their blog, MyWifeTakesMePlaces.
Robert T. Wilson was appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Cranbrook Educational Community in Bloomfield Hills, MI.
Maura K. McKelvey, a partner in the Boston office of Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, was appointed to the firm’s Management Committee. Her practice focuses primarily on mortgage servicing and lender litigation.
Ingrid C. Schroffner, assistant general counsel in the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS), is the author of “Continuing the Journey of Seeking to Ensure Inclusivity” in the Summer 2016 issue of Dimensions, a Massachusetts EOHHS newsletter; is a faculty member of the Massachusetts EOHSS 2015–2016 Mentoring, Aspiring Supervisors, Succession Planning program; co-presented “Unintended and Unconscious Bias” to EOHHS trainers and diversity officers of EOHHS agencies in July; and moderated a Boston Bar Association panel, “Cross-Cultural Competency: Stop Bumping into Boundaries and Start Building Bridges,” in October.
Francesco A. DeVito was appointed co-chair of the Real Estate Section of the Boston Bar Association. He is a partner in the Boston office of Rackemann, Sawyer & Brewster and practices in the areas of real estate and finance law.
Beth M. Nussbaum announces the launching of Nussbaum Family Law in Sharon, MA, where she is a mediator and collaborative lawyer focusing on alternative dispute resolution. Previously, she was an attorney with Smith Lee Nebenzahl LLP in Sharon, MA.
Eric Schulman is a partner in the Silicon Valley office of Fish & Richardson in Redwood City, CA, and a member of the firm’s patent group. He was formerly the head of intellectual property for Uber Technologies, Inc., following more than nine years as in-house legal director at Google Inc.
Tracy Sendor Woodrow is a senior vice president at M&T Bank Corporation in Buffalo, NY, where she leads the bank’s Anti-Money Laundering and OFAC Sanctions Compliance Department.
Barbara W. Trachtenberg was selected as a 2016 “Top Women of Law” honoree by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. She is a partner and head of the real estate practice in the Boston office of DLA Piper.
Geoffrey G. Why is the 2016 recipient of the Community Service Award presented by the Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts. He is counsel and the first telecommunication attorney in the Boston office of Verrill Dana LLP, and serves as vice treasurer on the Board of Directors of the Asian Community Development Corporation.
Lee Harrington was appointed co-chair of the Bankruptcy Law Section of the Boston Bar Association. He is a partner in the Boston office of Nixon Peabody LLP and a member of the firm’s financial restructuring and bankruptcy practice.
Christopher A. Jarvinen was one of thirty inducted into the 28th Class of Fellows of the American College of Bankruptcy. He is a corporate restructuring partner with Berger Singerman LLP in Miami, FL.
Matthew J. Lawlor, a partner in the Boston office of Robinson & Cole LLP, is a recipient of the firm’s Pro Bono Award in recognition of his commitment to their pro bono initiative, specifically in applying his real estate and development background to foster sustainable growth and smart urban planning in the Boston area.
Brian Sheppard, a professor at Seton Hall University School of Law, wrote an op-ed in the Boston Globe December 19. In it he noted that Brigadier General Mark Martins, the chief prosecutor at Guantanamo Bay, is also a member of the Massachusetts Bar and therefore subject to the Massachusetts Rules of Professional Conduct, which could obligate him to accord detainees long-overdue procedural justice for his failure to prosecute them.
Kara M. DelTufo, general counsel at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, was selected to the 2016 list of “Top Women of Law” by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly.
Peter F. Durning was appointed co-chair of the Environmental Law Section of the Boston Bar Association. He is a partner at Mackie Shea PC in Boston and focuses his practice in the areas of environmental litigation, enforcement defense, and land use and permitting.
Stephanie W. Berdik is a partner in the Boston office of Proskauer Rose LLP, where she has a general corporate practice with an emphasis on private investment fund structuring.
Jeffrey M. Crusha is a partner in the San Francisco, CA, office of Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy LLP and practices US employment-based immigration law.
Louis M. Tavares, as one of the highest scorers on the Florida bar exam in July, was invited to speak at the Florida Supreme Court official induction ceremony. He works at SCM Associates as a political consultant and lives in Windermere, FL, with his wife, Erika, and their two children, Kyla and Nick.
Caroline Hubbell Yingling was honored as the 2016 recipient of the Charlotte Athena Corporate Leadership Award by Athena International, a non-profit organization that strives to support and develop leadership among women. She is general counsel in the Charlotte, NC, office of Moore & Van Allen.
Ellen E. Ernst has been named a shareholder at Howard and Howard Attorneys PPLC in Royal Oak, MI. She concentrates her practice in a variety of corporate tax matters.
Charles E. Lyon, a partner in the intellectual property group at Boston-based Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP, was named to the 2016 list of “Intellectual Property (IP) Trailblazers” by the National Law Journal.
Victoria E. Thavaseelan is litigation counsel at Alere Inc., a rapid point-of-care diagnostics company in Waltham, MA. She and her husband, Simon Thavaseelan ’12 have two children, Leela and Emet, and live in Wayland, MA.
John J. Bauters is the director of government relations at Californians for Safety and Justice, a statewide nonprofit legislative advocacy organization based in Oakland, CA. He was elected to the city council of neighboring Emeryville, where he serves as the city’s vice mayor.
Jeffrey Crudup is a partner in the Charleston, SC, office of Carlock, Copeland & Stair, LLP. He focuses his practice on complex civil cases involving medical malpractice, automobile and motor carrier accidents, and commercial litigation. Prior to joining the firm, he worked at Adler Pollock & Sheehan PC in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
Michael S. Smith , a native of Maine, is a partner at Preti Flaherty. He practices in the firm’s litigation and health law groups and is based in the Portland, ME, office. Prior to joining the firm, Smith was a senior associate in the New York and Boston offices of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, an international law firm.
Kate E. Walker is a staff attorney at the Fourteenth Court of Appeals in Houston, TX, following almost seven years with the Attorney General’s Office in Austin, TX. She is enjoying her new city and the opportunity to reconnect with classmate Carrie Bill Riley.
Julie A. Dahlstrom was included in the 2016 list of “Top Women of Law” by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. She is a clinical instructor at Boston University School of Law, where she oversees the Human Trafficking Clinic; and is a senior staff attorney at Casa Myrna in Boston, representing survivors of commercial sexual exploitation.
Michael K. Avery was elected a shareholder with McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma’s largest law firm. He joined the firm in 2010 after serving as a law clerk to the Hon. Mary Beck Briscoe, chief judge of the US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, for one year.
Matthew H. Parker is a partner at Whelan, Corrente, Flanders, Kinder & Siket LLP in Providence, RI, and specializes in employment, labor, and business litigation.
Michael P. Visconti III was elected as partner in the Intellectual Property Department at the Boston office of Nutter, McClennen & Fish LLP.
Michael D. Brier is an associate at Arrowood Peters LLP in Boston, where his litigation practice encompasses business disputes, employment litigation, and professional malpractice.
Tobias W. Crawford married the former Whitney A. Young in Bonita Springs, FL, in April. Classmates R. Brandon Rios and Alex Berrio Matamoros served as groomsmen. Other BC Law attendees include classmates Naveen Ganesh, Lauren A. Graber, Jessica E. Koningisor, Adam M. Leamon, Kelly McClure Masley, Caitlin M. Mulligan, Jay Myers, Louis V. Sorgi III, and Kaley (Cullen) Sorgi ’12. The couple resides in Boston, where Tobias is an associate at Hirsch Roberts Weinstein LLP and focuses his practice on higher education law, employment law, and complex litigation.
Kristen A. Fiore is an assistant US attorney at the United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida.
David Koha is associate at Boston-based Casner & Edwards LLP and focuses his practice on business and consumer bankruptcy law. In addition to his law practice, he teaches consumer bankruptcy as an adjunct professor at New England School of Law in Boston.
Marie J. Mueller is a 2016 honoree of the Katahdin Counsel Recognition Program established by the Maine SJC to acknowledge and promote the pro bono efforts of Maine lawyers. She is a general litigation associate in the Portland, ME, office of Verrill Dana LLP.
Kate C. Billman-Golemme was named the funniest lawyer in the state at the Women’s Bar Foundation’s annual Comedy Night in Boston. She is an associate in the Boston office of Fitch Law Partners LLP, and an adjunct professor at BC Law.
Seth S. Coburn, an associate in the Portland, ME, office of Verrill Dana LLP, is a 2016 honoree of the Katahdin Counsel Recognition Program established by the Maine SJC to acknowledge and promote the pro bono efforts of Maine lawyers.
Melanie Riccobene Jarboe is an associate at Kotin, Crabtree & Strong LLP in Boston and practices in the area of special education and disability rights. She and her husband have two children, Maren and Phineas, and live in Jamaica Plain, MA.
Elizabeth L. Kinsman is a senior associate in the trusts and gifts group at Harvard Management Company in Boston.
Sarah Olesiuk Parker and her husband, Jacob Parker, welcomed their first child, Charles Ellis Parker, in July. She is an assistant public defender at the Knox County Public Defender’s Community Law Office in Knoxville, TN, practicing in the felony trial and appellate divisions.
Christopher K. Post is a staff attorney for the Massachusetts Committee for Public Counsel Services Drug Lab Crisis Litigation Unit in Roxbury, MA, representing defendants wrongfully convicted in cases related to the misconduct of former state chemists at the Hinton State Laboratory Institute in Boston.
Laura K. Newsom is an associate in the Dallas, TX, office of Thompson & Knight LLP and a member of the firm’s finance practice group.
Vincent Chiappini, a law clerk at the First Circuit Court of Appeals in Providence, RI, was a contestant on Jeopardy last December 23. He made it to second place and won $2,000 for his efforts.
Michael G. Kebede is an associate in the Portland, ME, office of Verrill Dana LLP. Prior to joining the firm, he attended the University of Oxford to pursue a master’s degree in socio-legal research.
Matthew J. Todaro is a 2016 honoree of the Katahdin Counsel Recognition Program established by the Maine Supreme Judicial Court to recognize and promote the pro bono efforts of Maine lawyers. He is an associate in the Portland, ME, office of Verrill Dana LLP and practices in the areas of energy, land-use, clean technology, and environmental law.
Brett D. Walker was named to the 2016 list of “On the Rise–Top 40 Young Lawyers” by the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division. He is a prosecutor in the Juvenile Unit of the Suffolk County (MA) District Attorney’s Office and the Boston Veterans Treatment Court, he was honored for his leadership, professionalism, and commitment to service in the courtroom and the community.
Michael Mahoney is an associate at Gennari Aronson LLP in Needham, MA. He previously served as a legal intern at Wayfair and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts.
Janelle Peiczarka is an associate at Gennari Aronson LLP in Needham, MA. She was previously a corporate legal intern at EMC Corporation.
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