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What's new in the lives and careers of BC Law alumni.

Francis X. Bellotti ’52 

Francis X. Bellotti ’52 turned 100 on May 3 and, according to a story in the Quincy Patriot Ledger, the former state attorney general is still physically and mentally vigorous, exercising daily and spending time at Arbella Insurance Company, which he helped to found in the 1980s. Read a recent tribute by columnist Kevin Cullen in the Boston Globe .

Lewis Rosenberg ’63
Rosenberg was featured in an article entitled “Oars in the Water, a Law Journal in the Mailbox” in the March 8, 2023, issue of the New York Law Journal. Getting the mail and his copy of the journal involves a seven-mile row in his Adirondack guide boat across Spitfire Lake in upstate New York, where he spends his summers. Rosenberg, who is of counsel in the New York, NY, office of Ginarte, Gonzalez & Winograd LLP, plans on “attending the alumni reunion this fall to share reminiscence.”

Edward J. Markey ’72
Markey, a US senator for Massachusetts since 2013, was newly appointed to the US Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. A progressive politician, he has focused on the environment and climate change, clean energy, nuclear nonproliferation, and telecommunications and privacy issues.

Joan A. Lukey ’74
Lukey wrote about her 1,000-mile trip from Boston to Savannah, GA, in “My Road Trip Revealed That Electric Cars Still Have a Long Way to Go” in the January 15, 2023, issue of the Boston Globe. In May, she joined Mannatt in Boston doing investigations, compliance and white collar defense, as the firm expands its reach in Massachusetts. She was previously a partner at Choate Hall & Stewart LLP in Boston.

Lauren Stiller Rikleen ’79

Rikleen’s fifth book, Her Honor: Stories of Challenge and Triumph from Women Judges, was published by the American Bar Association in March. A nationally recognized expert on workplace culture, she is founder and president of the Rikleen Institute for Strategic Leadership and provides training, speaking, and consulting services with a focus on multigenerational teams, women’s advancement, and reducing implicit bias in the workplace.

Thomas A. Barnico ’80
Barnico invited William Lovett ’99 and Justin O’Brien ’03, partners at Boston-based Lovett O’Brien LLP, to speak to his students at a BC Law seminar on parallel civil and criminal proceedings. He is an adjunct faculty member at BC Law and teaches the Attorney General Civil Litigation Program and Seminar and the Administrative Law Externship Seminar.

Ellen Krug ’82
Krug is one of three recipients of the 2023 Stonewall Award presented by the American Bar Association Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity for her work to support LGBTQ causes and gender diversity in the legal profession. A transgender activist and founder and president of Human Inspiration Works LLC in Minneapolis, MN, Krug published Getting to Ellen: A Memoir about Love, Honesty and Gender Change in 2013 and currently hosts the Ellie 2.0 radio show and podcast.

Lynne Spigelmire Viti ’84
The town of Westwood, MA, appointed Viti to the honorary position of inaugural poet laureate in February. A dedicated community advocate for poetry, she believes that “at this time more than ever, we need poetry as a way to celebrate, to mourn, to express our innermost feelings, and to make sense of the world around us.” Viti is a lecturer emerita at Wellesley College, a poetry and fiction writer, serves on the board of the New England Poetry Club, and blogs at

Margie Palladino ’85
Palladino is co-founder and co-executive director of Mass Family Advocacy Coalition (MFAC), a grassroots nonprofit organization based in Massachusetts. Through advocacy, collaboration, and education, MFAC provides workable solutions to improve the family court system. She is principal author of “Equitable and Accessible Justice for All: A Working Report on the Massachusetts Family Court System” that includes recommendations on how to achieve a fair, safe, and streamlined family court system.

Jared W. Huffman ’90
Huffman, the US representative for California’s 2nd Congressional District and chair of the House Natural Resources subcommittee, was influential in the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to veto the long-disputed Pebble Mine project in Southwest Alaska. The proposed copper, gold, and molybdenum mining project threatened one of the world’s largest salmon spawning grounds and the tribes and residents whose livelihoods depended on the watershed and fisheries.

Elizabeth A. Talia ’93
Talia was named a 2022 Women of Excellence Award honoree by the Rochester Business Journal in recognition of her professional accomplishments, community leadership, and mentoring. She is general counsel and vice president of legal and regulatory affairs as well as chief compliance officer and privacy officer at Thompson Health in Canandaigua, NY. Talia lives in Penfield, NY, with her husband and two children.

Matthew L. Connelly ’94
Connelly is chief financial officer of YLAW PC in Albuquerque, NM, and focuses his practice on medical malpractice defense, public entity defense, liquor liability, insurance law, personal injury, residential treatment care, and workers’ compensation. In November 2022 he completed the 140.6-mile Ironman Arizona triathlon in 13:14:47.

Megan N. Gates ’94
Gates is the managing partner in the securities and capital markets practice in the newly opened Boston office of Covington & Burling LLP and represents clients in the life sciences and technology industries in all aspects of public company compliance, capital-raising, and corporate governance. She was previously a partner and chair of the corporate practice in the Boston office of Mintz.

Deirdre E. Sanders ’95
Sanders was elected to the Advisory Board of the Northeastern University Chapter of the National Academy of Inventors. She is a partner in the Concord, MA, office of Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds PC and focuses her practice on strategic biotechnology and life sciences patent prosecution counseling.

Michael D. Thomas ’97
Thomas was named a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility Visionary by the Los Angeles Times. He is a partner in the Orange County, CA, office of Jackson Lewis PC and focuses his practice on employment law and corporate diversity matters. He regularly speaks and publishes on diversity matters, is a certified yoga instructor, and has studied and written about the role of yoga, mindfulness, and meditation in understanding trauma in the workplace.

Vincent W. Lau ’97 and Geoffrey G. Why ’98
Lau and Why were named among Boston’s Fifty Most Influential Asian American Pacific Islanders in 2023 by Get Konnected, an inclusive networking group based in Boston. Lau is the managing partner at Boston-based Clark Lau LLC. Why is a partner in the Boston office of Verrill Dana LLP and co-chair of its telecommunications law practice group.

Tara A. Twomey ’98
Twomey was appointed director of the Executive Office for US Trustees at the US Department of Justice. She was previously executive director of the National Consumer Bankruptcy Rights Center in San Jose, CA, of counsel at the National Consumer Law Center, and a member of the Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules. Twomey has published extensively on bankruptcy law and practice and formerly served as a clinical instructor and fellow at the Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School and a lecturer at Stanford Law School and BC Law.

John M. Stephan ’99
Stephan is counsel and co-chair of the government and election law practice at Boston-based Hemenway & Barnes LLP. He previously served as general counsel of the Massachusetts Executive Office for Administration and Finance and, before that, as deputy legal counsel for Governor Charlie Baker.

Rebecca O’Brien Radford ’00
Radford is executive vice president and general counsel at Loomis, Sayles & Company LLP in Boston, where she leads the legal and compliance practice and serves on the firm’s Board of Directors. She was previously a partner in the Boston office of K&L Gates LLP and a member of the investment management practice group.

Earl S. Adams Jr. ’01
Adams is deputy administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, having previously served as the agency’s chief counsel. Prior to joining the firm, he was the managing partner in the Washington, DC, office of Saul Ewing LLP.

Yolanda Lyle ’01
Lyle was named a 2022 David Rockefeller Fellow by the Partnership for New York City. She describes the year-long immersive program, designed to promote collaboration between business and government and build civic leadership, as “a true highlight of my professional career.” Lyle is vice president of executive operations and chief of staff to the chairman and chief executive officer at Pfizer in New York, NY.

Dianna G. El Hioum ’02
El Hioum was appointed chief growth strategist at Fox Rothschild LLP. She is a partner and chair of the intellectual property practice in the firm’s New York, NY, office and oversees the newly created Strategic Growth Committee of six senior partners.

Douglas Sondgeroth ’02 is vice president and general counsel for Trustmark Health Benefits in Lake Forest, IL, and manages the company’s compliance and privacy teams. He was previously managing counsel at Health Care Service Corporation in Chicago.

Eric M. Tamarkin ’03
Tamarkin is senior director and public policy counsel at Samsung Electronics America in Washington, DC, where he leads the company’s cybersecurity and privacy public policy formulation and engagement with government and industry. Prior to joining Samsung in 2017, he served in all three branches of the federal government, most recently as director of legislative affairs in the US Department of Homeland Security.

Michael Schiffer ’04
Schiffer launched S2 Advertising Law PLLC, a New York City firm specializing in advertising, marketing, and media law. He writes, “I get to work with talented, creative folks, and offer up my own creative solutions to make marketing happen (while mitigating risk). I’m so grateful to have been able to carve my own, unique legal path.” He most recently served as head of legal marketing at Twitter in San Francisco, CA, and, before that, was an attorney in the New York City office of Frankfurt Kurnit PC.

Nicole Daley ’05
Daley was selected as a 2023 Excellence in the Law honoree in the pro bono category by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. She is a partner in the Boston office of Goodwin Procter LLP and serves on the Leadership Advisory Committee of the National Women’s Law Center. Her pro bono work includes volunteering with the Southeast Immigrant Freedom Initiative and assisting veterans of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom applying for Combat-Related Special Compensation.

Heather A. Pierce ’05
Pierce is a partner in the Providence, RI, office of Littler and focuses her practice on representing management in labor and employment matters. In addition, she counsels clients on employment policies and procedures, provides training, and investigates workplace harassment.

Leila A. Amineddoleh ’06
Amineddoleh was featured in “The Case of the Looted Bust” article in the Winter 2023 edition of Boston College Magazine, regarding a $35 Texas thrift store purchase that was determined to be a 2000-year-old Roman marble bust originally looted from the Pompejanum museum in Germany during World War II. She is the founder and managing partner of Amineddoleh & Associates LLC in New York, NY, and specializes in art, cultural heritage, and intellectual property law.

Darcy E. Levy ’07
Levy is a partner in the Denver, CO, office of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck and a member of the firm’s corporate practice. She previously worked at Denver-based Rubicon Law Group.

Scott R. Wilson ’07
Wilson was elected to the Board of Directors of Miles & Stockbridge, where he is a partner in the Baltimore, MD, office and leads the firm’s corporate and securities practice group.

Adam M. Baker ’08
Baker is a partner in the New York, NY, office of King & Spalding LLP and a member of the firm’s special matters and government investigations team. His practice focuses on representing global financial institutions and healthcare and life sciences companies in government and internal investigations and regulatory matters. He is a former assistant US attorney in the US Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey.

Sarah E. McKenzie ’08
McKenzie is counsel for the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program within the Department of the Navy Office of the General Counsel, where she previously served as deputy counsel for Strategic Systems Programs. In her new role, she advises the organization and senior leadership on legal and business issues associated with nuclear energy and waste, government contract law, federal employment law, international law, environmental law, ethics, and associated litigation.

Mariana Korsunsky ’09
Korsunsky is a partner in the Boston office of Goulston & Storrs and focuses her litigation practice on complex commercial leasing, land use, real estate, shareholder, employment, and professional liability disputes.

Michael A. Brown ’10
Brown is vice president, assistant general counsel, and corporate secretary in the securities practice of the New York Times. Prior to joining the Times, he was deputy general counsel and corporate secretary at Cipher Mining in New York, NY.

Stephen I. Hansen ’10
Hansen is a partner in the Boston office of Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP and concentrates his practice on large-scale consumer class actions and complex environmental mass tort litigation. He is an active member and immediate past president of the Massachusetts Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. In the community, Hansen volunteers with Discovering Justice, a Boston-based nonprofit that offers civic and justice education programs for grades K–8.

Paul C. Wagoner ’10
Wagoner joined Segal Coaching LLC in Stamford, CT, and provides career and leadership coaching and related services to attorneys, executives, and entrepreneurs. He is a member of the International Coaching Federation and a candidate for certification in leadership and performance coaching, resume writing, and online branding. A former practicing attorney for twelve years, he has held law firm, in-house, military, and district attorney’s office roles.

Emily Grannon Fox ’11
Fox is a partner and a member of the labor, employment, and benefits practice group in the Boston office of Nutter. She was previously global employment counsel for MKS Instruments in Andover, MA.

Katherine A. McAllister ’12
McAllister is a partner in the Stamford, CT, office of Day Pitney LLP and a member of the firm’s trusts and estates practice.

Julia K. B. Rosequist ’12
Rosequist is a real estate partner in the Boston office of Goulston & Storrs and focuses her practice on commercial real estate leasing, complex acquisitions and dispositions, and financing.

Emily Kelly ’13
Kelly is a partner in the Seattle, WA, office of Stoel Rives LLP, and a member of the firm’s real estate and development construction group. In addition, she is co-chair of the Real Estate Training Series and a member of the firm’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee. She was previously an associate at Seattle-based Foster Pepper PLLC.

Mathilda S. McGee-Tubb ’13
McGee-Tubb was named a 2023 “Up and Coming Lawyer” by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly through its annual Excellence in the Law program. She is an associate in the Boston office of Mintz and a member of the firm’s white-collar criminal defense practice.

Molly C. Mooney ’13
Mooney was named a 2023 “Up and Coming Lawyer” by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly through its annual Excellence in the Law program. She is an associate in the Boston office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP and a member of its labor and employment practice.

Laura Stoffel ’13
Stoffel is a partner in the Boston office of Gunderson Dettmer LLP and represents venture capital and growth equity investors, high-growth emerging companies, and formerly venture-backed public companies.

Michael A. DeIulis ’14
DeIulis was selected for the 2023 Boston’s Future Leaders Program by the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce. He is an associate in the Boston office of Burns & Levinson LLP and a member of the firm’s business litigation and dispute resolution practice group.

John M. Lerner ’14
Lerner is a partner in the Boston office of Nutter and represents clients in a broad range of transactions, including commercial real estate acquisitions and dispositions, real estate finance, and commercial leasing.

Paul B. Lewis ’14
Lewis was named a 2023 “Up and Coming Lawyer” by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly through its annual Excellence in the Law program. He is a senior litigation associate in the Boston office of DLA Piper and focuses on trial- and appellate-level defense of complex commercial actions, class actions, and False Claims Act actions; he also handles government-facing internal investigations and white-collar defense. Lewis previously served as an assistant district attorney in the Suffolk County (MA) District Attorney’s Office.

David A. Libardoni ’14
Libardoni is a real estate partner in the Boston office of Nutter and a member of the firm’s development, land use, and permitting practice group. His practice focuses on complex commercial acquisitions, dispositions, joint venture, leasing, and financing, as well as land use and permitting matters.

Kelly D. Noll ’14
Noll is a partner in the Cleveland, OH, office of Benesch and a member of the firm’s real estate and environmental practice group.

Thuy-Dien Bui ’15
Bui was named a 2023 “Up and Coming Lawyer” by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly through its annual Excellence in the Law program. She is a corporate associate in the Boston office of Goulston & Storrs and focuses her practice on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, corporate financing, and regulatory compliance.

Alexandra A. Mitropoulos ’15
Mitropoulos was named a 2023 “Up and Coming Lawyer” by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly through its annual Excellence in the Law program. An attorney at Boston-based Hirsch, Roberts, Weinstein LLP, she is president-elect of the Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts and was recently selected for its 2023 Women’s Leadership Initiative.

James Bor-Zale ’17
Bor-Zale was named a 2023 “Up and Coming Lawyer” by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly through its annual Excellence in the Law program. He is a senior associate in the Boston office of Wilmer Hale.

Stephen J. Choi ’20
Choi is an associate in the White Plains, NY, office of Wood, Smith, Henning & Berman and focuses his practice on professional liability, employment, and complex tort and casualty matters. He previously served as an assistant district attorney in the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office.

Nickolas I. Merrill ’20
Merrill is an associate in the Washington, DC, office of Faegre Drinker and a member of the firm’s business litigation practice group.

Alec N. Weinberg ’21
Weinberg is an associate in the Wilmington, DE, office of Faegre Drinker LLP and a member of the firm’s finance and restructuring practice group.

Matthew Victor ’22
Victor is the project leader behind the Massachusetts Platform for Legislative Engagement (MAPLE), a digital public space built and maintained by volunteer developers as a nonprofit project that allows constituents to “engage in state government, learn about proposed legislation that impacts our lives in the Commonwealth, and share their perspective, stories, and expertise.” MAPLE hosted a launch event at Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society in April. Victor is an associate at Boston-based Choate Hall & Stewart LLP and focuses his practice on private equity and mergers and acquisitions.