Daniel F. Polsenberg ’82, a partner in the Las Vegas and Reno, NV, offices of Lewis Roca, was elected president of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers. His focus for the organization includes implementing initiatives to diversify and expand the appellate law practice in the US and establishing reforms to improve court rules.
Alan I. Saltman ’73
Saltman is the author of No Peace with Hitler: Why Churchill Chose to Fight WWII Alone Rather Than Negotiate with Germany, to be published by WG Hobart Publishers in August. He is semi-retired, following a long-time career in federal contract and appropriations law and, most recently, as managing partner in the Washington, DC, office of Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP. A consistent supporter of BC Law, he commuted from DC for several years to teach a government contract law seminar as a member of the school’s adjunct faculty.
Thomas A. Barnico ’80
Barnico is the author of an op-ed, “Ukrainian Sanctions by Mass. Walk a Fine Legal Line,” in the March 2022 issue of CommonWealth, a nonprofit journal of politics, ideas, and civil life published by the Massachusetts Institute for a New Commonwealth. He is an adjunct faculty member at BC Law and teaches the Attorney General Civil Litigation Program and the Administrative Law Externship seminars.
Margaret “Meg” E. Sheehan ’83
Sheehan was honored with the Land Stewardship Award presented by the Massachusetts Association of Conservation Commissions for her “lifelong commitment to land and water protection, social justice, and indigenous people.” She has practiced public interest environmental law since graduating and was one of BC Law’s first students to study under the esteemed Professor Zygmunt Plater. She has founded and led environmental campaigns and is currently coordinator for the nonprofit Save the Pine Barrens, based in Plymouth, MA.
William F. Brady ’84
Brady is a partner and coach at CEO Coaching International, a firm providing executive training to boards of directors, C-level executives, and senior leaders. He was previously the principal at Brady Advisory Group and before that, the founder and chief executive officer of AmeriFee LLC, a specialty finance company in health care.
Hon. Wilbur J. Edwards ’84
Hon. Wilbur J. Edwards ”84 was featured in an article by Stephen Seckler entitled “The Honorable Wilbur Edwards: Public Service and Giving Back Later in His Career” in the February 2022 Voice of Experience e-newsletter published by the American Bar Association Senior Lawyers Section. He is retired as an associate justice of the Southeast Division of the Massachusetts Housing Court and remains active in the legal community.
Hon. Ramona G. See ’85
We are saddened to learn that See recently lost her husband, Robert F. Miller Jr., from injuries sustained in an avalanche. She is a mediator, arbitrator, and private judge with ADR Services in Los Angeles, CA, following retirement as a judge of the Superior Court of Los Angeles County in California. She was recognized throughout her career of more than two decades for her enduring commitment and service to the legal community
Joan O. Vorster ’87
Vorster was named a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. A partner in the Worcester, MA, office of Mirick O’Connell and a member of the firm’s Management Committee, she focuses her practice on medical malpractice litigation and business and insurance disputes.
Garland H. Stillwell ’88
Stillwell, managing principal at Emerald Global LLC in Washington, DC, was selected to participate in the Senior Executives in National and International Security program at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
Anjali Jesseramsing ’89
Jesseramsing was featured in the Winter 2022 edition of Vanguard Law Magazine for her work to promote access to justice and the constitutional right to trial by jury. She is general counsel for the American Association for Justice, a nonprofit advocacy and lobbying organization for plaintiff’s lawyers based in Washington, DC. She advises the organization on all legal and governance matters and leads the association’s amicus curiae program.
Douglas H. Inouye ’91
Inouye was featured in a news story on a Hawaii News Now segment in November 2021. An endurance athlete who competes in triathlons and marathons, he was in top physical condition when he was unexpectedly sidelined by COVID 19 and endured a long, arduous recovery. He is running again and writes, “The same determination that got me through law school has seen me through this ordeal and the support, care, and compassion I received at the hospital reminds me of the support, care, and compassion I received from BC Law.” He is corporate counsel and director of contract services at Queen’s Health Systems in Honolulu, HI.
Colleen Curtin Gable ’92
Gable was featured in a season eight episode, “The White Cellphone,” of the discovery+ crime documentary See No Evil, regarding the 2014 stabbing death of a Buffalo, NY, graduate student. She is the first female chief of the Homicide Bureau of the Erie County (NY) District Attorney’s Office and is currently in charge of grand juries, following a successful career as a New York prosecutor. She also handled the 2021 Harvey Weinstein extradition case for the State of New York and was extensively quoted in the news media.
Anthony E. Varona ’92
Varona, an award-winning scholar, teacher, author, and legal commentator, was named dean of Seattle University School of Law in July. He previously served as dean and M. Minnette Massey Chair in Law at the University of Miami School of Law and now holds the Massey Chair as a tenured professor and dean emeritus.
Michelle Goodwin ’95
Goodwin is one of four recipients of the 2022 Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award to be presented at the annual meeting of the American Bar Association’s annual meeting in August. The 2021–2022 Provost’s Distinguished Visiting Faculty Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania, she most recently delivered the opening address, “Amplifying Racial Justice Through Bioethics in the 21st Century,” and closing remarks at the Health Law and Anti-Racism Symposium at the university’s Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy. Goodwin, a pioneer in health law, is Chancellor’s Professor of Law and founding director of the Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy at the University of California at Irvine School of Law.
Ingrid C. Schroffner ’95
Schroffner is the recipient of the Excellence in Community Service Award presented by the Asian Community Development Corporation (ACDC) at its 2021 annual meeting, where she was one of the performing musicians. She is the author of Karma Bank to Following by Listening, a book of song lyrics and art published by BabyBooks in February; all proceeds benefit ACDC’s work to develop affordable housing in Chinatown and the Greater Boston area. Schroffner led a Diversity Campus Read in January featuring The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together by Heather McGhee and hosted by the Diversity and Inclusion Office at UMass Chan Medical School and the Commonwealth Medicine Cultural Diversity Committee, of which she is a member.
Hon. Daniel E. Will ’95
Will was confirmed as an associate justice on the New Hampshire Superior Court, following nomination by New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu. Prior to his judicial appointment, he served as the state’s first solicitor general. PHOTO CREDIT: Scott Merrill, NH Bar News
Kent Hughes ’96
Hughes was named general manager of the Montreal Canadiens in January. A Montreal native, he was involved in the world of hockey since childhood, played college hockey, and was inducted into the Middlebury College Athletic Hall of Fame. For the past twenty-five years, he was an agent for Quartexx Management, a global agency representing professional sports figures and their families, based in Canada.
Jennifer R. Delgado ’00
Delgado is a partner at Burch & Cracchiolo in Phoenix, AZ, and focuses her practice on representing entrepreneurial individuals and companies in all areas of transactional business and real estate law. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona and a charter member and on the Business Coalition Advisory Council of Local First Arizona, a nonprofit committed to state-wide community and economic development.
Louis P. Lehot ’00
Lehot is a partner with Foley & Lardner LLP, based in the firm’s Silicon Valley, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, CA, offices. He is a member of the private equity, venture capital, mergers and acquisitions, and transactions practices, as well as the Technology, Health Care, and Life Sciences and Energy Industry teams.
Patrick W. Manzo ’01
Manzo was appointed chief executive officer and a board member of Kazoo, an employee experience platform headquartered in Austin, TX. He previously served as chief revenue officer in the Boston office of Skillsoft, an educational technology company.
Cameron A. Myler ’01
Myler is one of seven artists selected for the Olympian Artist in Residence Program at the Olympic Agora Beijing 2022, where her paintings based on photographs of Lake Placid in winter and inspired by the principles of Olympism were exhibited. A member of the US National Luge Team from 1985 to 1998, she competed at four consecutive Winter Olympic Games. Myler is a clinical assistant professor of sports management at the Preston Robert Tisch Institute for Global Sport at New York University School of Professional Studies.
Tanisha M. Sullivan ’02
Sullivan is running for the Democratic nomination for Massachusetts secretary of state and will focus her campaign on public transparency and extended voter rights. If elected, she would be the first woman of color to hold statewide office in Massachusetts. She currently serves as president of the NAACP Boston Branch and associate general counsel of Legal Industrial Affairs for Sanofi NA and Sanofi Genzyme in Cambridge, MA.
Hon. J. C. Love III ’04
Love was appointed the seventeenth judge for the Montgomery County (AL) Probate Court in 2019. He previously practiced at the Montgomery, AL, firm of Rushton, Stakely, Johnston & Garrett PA.
Christina E. Nolan ’04
Nolan, former US attorney for Vermont, announced her candidacy as a Republican for the state’s US Senate seat. Her campaign is focused on improved public safety by addressing crime, inflation, and the state’s opioid crisis. She is a partner at Sheehey Furlong & Behm in Burlington, VT, and specializes in white collar defense, health care, and internal investigations.
Brigid A. Harrington ’05
Harrington is of counsel in the Boston and Worcester, MA, offices of Bowditch & Dewey LLP, where she is a member of the firm’s employment and labor practice and co-leader of its Higher Education Team. She was previously the director in the Office of Civil Rights and Title IX at the University of Massachusetts Boston and worked as an investigator for Harvard University’s Office of Dispute Resolution. Prior to her work in higher education, Brigid was an assistant district attorney in New York, NY.
Adam C. Supple ’08
Supple is a senior procurement attorney at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration in Washington, DC, and specializes in government procurement, bid protests, and acquisition policy. He was previously a senior assistant general counsel at the US General Services Administration in Washington, DC.
Julie L. Flygare ’09
Flygare presented a TEDx Talk on sleep and sleep disorders at the TEDxSDSU 2020 “What’s Your Why?” event in San Diego, CA, in March. President and chief executive officer of Project Sleep, a nonprofit organization in Los Angeles, CA, and the author of Wide Awake and Dreaming: A Memoir of Narcolepsy, she also co-founded the first scholarship for students with narcolepsy and created the NARCOLEPSY NOW: NOT ALONE international awareness campaign.
Marie J. Mueller ’10
Mueller is a partner in the Portland, ME, office of Verrill Dana LLP and a member of the firm’s litigation and trial group. Her practice is focused on complex litigation matters, including medical malpractice defense and probate litigation. She is a member of the Pro Bono Panel of Maine’s Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project and the Foundation for Portland Public Schools Board.
Amy Lai ’11
Lai is the recipient of the 2020 Open Inquiry Exceptional Scholarship Award presented by Heterodox Academy for her book, The Right to Parody: Comparative Analysis of Copyright and Free Speech, published by Cambridge University Press in 2019 and a forthcoming book on freedom of expression in higher education. In 2021 she also received the Franklyn S. Haiman Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Freedom of Expression. She is a lawyer, legal scholar, and writer based at Freie Universität in Berlin, Germany.
Sarah H. Olesiuk ’11
Olesiuk is an assistant federal defender with the Federal Defender Services of Eastern Tennessee in Knoxville, TN. She was previously an assistant public defender in the Knox County Public Defender’s Community Law Office in Knoxville.
Benjamin F. Elliott ’12
Elliott is a partner in the Orlando, FL, office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, and a member of the business litigation practice group. He was previously an associate in the Hartford, CT, office of McCarter & English LLP and served as special assistant to the general counsel in the Office of the Governor of Connecticut. Elliott was recently named an officer in the Orlando Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, serving as chair of the Younger Lawyers Division.
Elizabeth A. Kayatta ’12
Kayatta is co-author of “Maine Practice: Big Advancements in Trauma-informed Lawyering and Sex Abuse Survivor Claims” published in Maine Lawyers Review. She is an associate in the Portland, ME, office of Berman & Simmons and a member of the firm’s sexual abuse practice.
Nicholas R. Miller ’12
Miller is a partner in the New York, NY, office of Seward & Kissell LLP. As a member of the firm’s investment management practice group, he represents sponsors and managers of private investment funds, including hedge funds and private equity funds.
Eric M. Balicky ’13
Balicky, a partner in the Concord, MA, office of Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds PC, was elected to the firm’s Management Committee. His practice is in the areas of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, chemistry, and medical devices, with an emphasis on preparation and prosecution of domestic and international patents and intellectual property law.
Taisha N. Sturdivant ’16
Sturdivant was featured in “District Court Gives Students Insider’s View of the Judiciary, Careers in Law,” an article published in the February 2022 Judiciary News section of the US Courts website. As a teenager, she participated in the Nelson and Lindsay fellowship summer programs offering interactive immersion in the justice system, and now passes on her experience as an instructor of legal research and writing for the Judge Reginald C. Lindsay Fellowship program at the Massachusetts US District Court. Sturdivant is an associate at Boston-based Nolan Sheehan Patten LLP and focuses her practice on real estate transactions in the areas of affordable housing and community development.
Mary Delsener ’17
Delsener married Conor Trujillo in December 2021 at St. Pete’s Roman Catholic Church in New York, NY. BC Law classmates Katherine Galloway, Jennifer Lang, Miguelina Mercedes, Brittany Morreale, Morgan Sellers, and Alex Porter were in attendance.
Daniel J. Sorger ’18
Sorger is an associate in the New Haven, CT, office of Murtha Cullina LLP focusing on all aspects of the litigation process. He was previously an associate at Boston-based Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP.
Elliott R. Hamilton ’19
Hamilton, assistant district attorney in the Organized Criminal Activity Bureau of the Bronx County (NY) District Attorney’s Office, was a key player in a joint investigation by the New York City Police Department and the DA’s office. The case, dubbed “Operation Overnight Express,” involved a college student indicted on multiple counts of criminal possession, trafficking, and the sale of weapons to an undercover officer.
Five alumni joined BC Law professors at the Innocence Network Conference in Phoenix, Arizona, April 7-9. L to R: BCIP Staff Attorneys Sarah Elkins ’20 and Lauren Jacobs ’19, BCIP Director Sharon Beckman, Stephanie Hartung ’94, BCIP Supervising Attorney Charlotte Whitmore, Maxwell Passas ’22, and Amy Belger ’93. Read the resulting article in the Boston Globe.
Anthony T. Varone ’54
Richard J. McCormick ’61
J. Ronald Fishbein ’62
Robert L. Caporale ’65
Arthur S. Rozes ’66
Rowland V. Lucid ’67
Robert E. McCarthy ’67
Frank J. Hershenson ’68
F. Anthony Maio ’68
Stephen Lyons Johnson ’69
Morris Samuel Shubow ’69
Gary L. Defoer ’70
Paul G. Gitlin ’71
William A. Ingram ’71
Audrey Freeman Jacobs ’72
James C. Stokes ’75
Hon. William J. Riley ’80
Camille K. Fong ’81
Kevin R. Moshier ’81
Imelda C. Ying Scholnick ’81
Emily S. Davis ’82
Patrick McNamara ’84
Michael Joseph Walsh ’91
Michael S. Pandolfi ’98