Class Notes: Winter 2015

Arthur E. Gozzi

Arthur E. Gozzi celebrated his 100th birthday in August. A probate attorney who practiced in Boston and Boca Raton, FL, he retired in 2005 at the age of 91.

Michael E. Mone Sr.

Michael E. Mone Sr., a partner at Boston-based Esdaile Barrett Jacobs & Mone, is the 2014 recipient of the Great Friend of Justice Award presented by the Massachusetts Bar Foundation. In connection with this award, he was featured in an article, “A Great Friend, and More,” by Linda Goodspeed in the Massachusetts Lawyers Journal.

Jeffrey Siger

Jeffrey Siger is the author of Sons of Sparta, the sixth book in the Chief Inspector Andreas Kaldis mystery series, published by Poisoned Pen Press in October.

John K. Markey

John K. Markey is a partner at Boston-based Prince Lobel Tye LLP and focuses his practice on white collar criminal litigation and complex business litigation.

Steven J. J. Weisman

Steven J. J. Weisman is the author of Identity Theft Alert: 10 Rules You Must Follow to Protect Yourself from America’s #1 Crime published by FT Press in July, and founder of the Scamicide blog. He has an elder law practice in Cambridge, MA, and is a senior lecturer of law, taxation, and financial planning at Bentley University in Waltham, MA.

Joan A. Lukey

Joan A. Lukey is a partner at Boston-based Choate Hall & Stewart LLP and chair of the firm’s complex trial and appellate litigation group. She was previously a trial partner at Ropes & Gray in Boston.

Regina Snow Mandl

Regina Snow Mandl was named to the 2014 list of “Top Women of Law” by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. She is a partner at Smith Duggan Buell & Rufo LLP in Boston and specializes in family law, estate planning and probate administration, and probate litigation.

James P. Laughlin

James P. Laughlin traveled to Kenya in July as a member of a delegation from the Church of Saint Boniface in Brooklyn, NY, visiting a twin parish in the Diocese of Lodwar to view joint projects and assess current needs. He is the founder of the Friends of Turkana, a US-based nonprofit established in 2002 to support underdeveloped communities in the world.

Christopher G. Mehne

Christopher G. Mehne is one of four recipients of the 2013–14 Scholar-Mentor Award presented by Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE). He is a member of the MCLE Estate Planning and Administration Curriculum Advisory Committee and has been a panelist on more than sixty MCLE programs since 1990. A partner in the Worcester, MA, office of Bowditch & Dewey LLP, he concentrates his practice in estate and trust planning and administration, guardianship and conservatorship law, taxation, and business succession planning.

Peter A. Pavarini

Peter A. Pavarini, a partner in the Columbus, OH, and Washington, DC, offices of Squire Patton Boggs, was appointed co-leader of the firm’s global health care practice group. He is president of the American Health Lawyers Association, a member of the association’s board of directors and executive and finance committees, and chair of its membership committee.

Hon. Kathleen E. Coffey

Hon. Kathleen E. Coffey, first justice of Boston Municipal Court–West Roxbury Division, was featured in a Boston Herald article entitled “Court of Second Chances” by Bob McGovern regarding Boston’s Homeless Court Program, which she co-founded in 2010.

Hon. Thomas Drechsler

Hon. Thomas Drechsler was appointed a judge of the Massachusetts Superior Court following nomination by Governor Deval Patrick and unanimous approval by the Governor’s Council. He was previously a partner at Boston-based Byrne & Drechsler LLP.

LB Guthrie

LB Guthrie is the recipient of the 2013 Second Judicial District Pro Bono Award presented by the Ramsey County (MN) Bar Association. He is a partner in the Minneapolis, MN, and Denver, CO, offices of Lindquist & Vennum LLP and serves as chair of the firm’s real estate practice group.

Michael F. Aylward

Michael F. Aylward, a partner in the Boston office of Morrison Mahoney LLP, was elected to the American Law Institute.

Jonathan M. Albano

Jonathan M. Albano was named treasurer of the Boston Bar Association and a member of its governing council for 2014–2015. He is a partner in the Boston office of Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP and focuses his practice on commercial, constitutional, and appellate litigation.

Cindy A. Laquidara

Cindy A. Laquidara is a partner in the Jacksonville, FL, office of Akerman LLP and focuses her practice on representing public and private companies in the areas of complex federal and state litigation and local government law issues. She was previously general counsel for the Consolidated City of Jacksonville, FL.

Thomas M. Letizia

Thomas M. Letizia was elected to the Board of Directors of the New Jersey State Bar Association Land Use Law Section for a three-year term. He is a partner in the Princeton, NJ, office of Pepper Hamilton LLP and a member of the firm’s real estate practice group and sustainability, cleantech, and climate change team.

Larry Goanos

Larry Goanos, founder of Andros Risk Services LLC, is the author of D&O 101: Understanding Directors and Officers Liability Insurance—A Holistic Approach published by Wells Media Group in July.

Steven J. De Luca

Steven J. De Luca is a partner at Sullivan Whitehead & De Luca LLP in Providence, RI. He and his wife, Kim Gans-De Luca, have two daughters, Cara and Talia, and recently celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary.

Carlos J. Deupi

Carlos J. Deupi is general counsel, executive vice president, and corporate secretary at the Brilla Group in Miami, FL. He was previously a corporate securities and real estate finance lawyer for twenty-five years at several US law firms, including Squire Sanders and Hogan Lovells in Miami, FL, and Kelley Drye & Warren LLP in Los Angeles, CA.

Jonathan Lee

Jonathan Lee, China director of Shanxi Evergreen Service, presented a paper entitled “China and Evergreen, Transitioning in Step Together: The Experience of Evergreen in Establishing a Foreign NGO in China” at a July symposium in Hong Kong.

Kevin J. O’Connor

Kevin J. O’Connor was appointed to the Boston Bar Association Council for 2014–2015. He is a partner in the Boston office of Hinckley Allen and focuses his practice on complex business, securities, and intellectual property litigation.

Penny M. Venetis

Penny M. Venetis, former clinical professor of law, director of the international human rights clinic, and Judge Dickinson R. Debevoise Scholar at Rutgers University, joined Legal Momentum as Executive Vice President and Legal Director in January. Legal Momentum is a leading national legal organization that advances the rights of women and girls through effective policy advocacy, judicial education, and impact litigation.

Jared W. Huffman

Jared W. Huffman, US Representative for California’s 2nd Congressional District, held his own against Stephen Colbert last September 23 when he appeared on Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report as part of the Better Know a District series. View the clip at

Manuel Crespo

Manuel Crespo was installed as the 42nd president of the Cuban American Bar Association in January. A partner at the Miami firm Sanchez-Medina Gonzalez Quesada Lage Crespo Gomez & Machado, he focuses his practice in the areas of real property transactions and civil litigation.

Susan M. Finegan

Susan M. Finegan, a litigation partner in the Boston office of Mintz Levin, was elected chair of the Massachusetts Commission on Judicial Conduct. She also serves as chair of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Standing Committee on Pro Bono Legal Services, and is a member of the Access to Justice Commission and the Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education Board of Directors.

Erin K. Higgins

Erin K. Higgins is the 2014 recipient of the Edmund S. Muskie Pro Bono Service Award presented by the American Bar Association Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section for her work with the Victim Rights Law Center and the Women’s Bar Foundation. She is a partner at Conn Kavanaugh Rosenthal Peisch & Ford LLP in Boston.

Megan E. Carroll

Megan E. Carroll was named executive director of the Irish Pastoral Center of the Archdiocese of Boston in April. She was previously director of Intern Placements at the Irish International Immigrant Center. She also serves as board member and treasurer of the Charitable Irish Society, and as a member of Irish Network Boston, the Boston Irish Business Association, and the Coalition of Irish Immigration Centres.

Richard D. Lara

Richard D. Lara is managing partner of Mase Lara PA in Miami, FL, and focuses his practice on complex civil and commercial litigation.

Jeffrey N. Catalano

Jeffrey N. Catalano, a partner at Todd & Weld LLP in Boston, was elected treasurer of the Massachusetts Bar Association.

Susan H. Farina

Susan H. Farina was named a 2014 “Top Women of Law” honoree by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. She is senior vice president and general counsel at Proveris Scientific Corporation in Marlborough, MA.

Hon. Janet Autherine James Mahon

Hon. Janet Autherine James Mahon is the author of Growing into Greatness with God: 7 Paths to Greatness for Our Sons and Daughters, a children’s book published by Diaspora Vibes Publishing in June. She is an administrative law judge for the US Social Security Administration in Orlando, FL.

Leslie M. Tector

Leslie M. Tector is a partner in the Milwaukee, WI, office of Quarles & Brady LLP and focuses her practice on research compliance, regulatory health care, and general corporate matters. Previously, she was of counsel at Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP in Milwaukee.

Malinda Lawrence

Malinda Lawrence was featured in an article entitled “Your Story: Schmoopy Is as Schmoopy Does” in the Retired Racehorse Project (RRP) newsletter about her first horse, a retired thoroughbred and her inspiration to become a volunteer and founding board member of RRP. She is a trial attorney with the US Department of Justice, Civil Division.

Philip J. Privitera

Philip J. Privitera was honored in November by the Middlesex County Bar Association in appreciation of two terms of service as its president (2012–2014).

Howard L. Brown

Howard L. Brown is the author of “Applying Navajo Employment Laws to State Public School Districts on the Navajo Nation,” a chapter in the 2014 edition of Inside the Minds: Emerging Issues in Tribal-State Relations published by Thomson Reuters in June. He is a partner in the Flagstaff, AZ, office of Shorall McGoldrick Brinkmann.

Geaneen M. Arends

Geaneen M. Arends was named a 2014 “Women in the Law” honoree by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. She is a partner in the Detroit, MI, office of Butzel Long and concentrates her practice on general business law and commercial real estate.

Peter I. Dunn

Peter I. Dunn is a partner in the Boston office of Casner & Edwards LLP and practices in the areas of corporate and securities law, commercial finance, and mergers and acquisitions.

Kimberly A. Lowe

Kimberly A. Lowe, partner in the Minneapolis, MN, office of Fredrikson & Byron PA, was appointed Business Law Section liaison to the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service for a one-year term. She was also named a 2014 Attorney of the Year by Minnesota Lawyer.

Scott D. Anderson

Scott D. Anderson was named a “Local Litigation Star” in Maine by Benchmark Litigation for his work in the areas of energy and natural resources, environmental, and telecommunications law. He is a partner in the Portland, ME, office of Verrill Dana LLP.

Christopher A. Jarvinen

Christopher A. Jarvinen, a partner in the Miami, FL, office of Berger Singerman LLP, was elected to the American Law Institute.

Liz Lopez

Liz Lopez is executive vice president of Public Policy at Opportunity Finance Network and is based in the organization’s Washington, DC, office. She was previously of counsel in the Washington, DC, office of Barnes & Thornburg LLP.

Vanessa E. Tollis

Vanessa E. Tollis is a partner in the New York, NY, office of Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP, a member of the firm’s corporate tax team, and chair of its international tax practice.

Kristen Noto

Kristen Noto, assistant district attorney in the Middlesex (MA) District Attorney’s Office, is the 2014 recipient of the Thomas F. Reilly Trial Team Award presented to a member of the office’s trial teams for exemplary service.

Laurel M. Millette

Laurel M. Millette has joined the Boston firm Davis Malm & D’Agostine PC as a shareholder. She will focus on the area of trusts and estates.

Kenneth Sanchez

Kenneth Sanchez, first vice president of the LGBT Bar Association of Greater New York, was selected as one of the “Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40–Class of 2014” by the National LGBT Bar Association.

Kate M. Andersson

Kate M. Andersson became of counsel in the wealth management group of Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP in Boston. Previously, she was a member of the trusts and estates group at Lane Powell PC in Seattle, WA.

Dominic A. Gomez

Dominic A. Gomez, a staff attorney in the Legal Services Office of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community in Scottsdale, AZ, is one of sixteen attorneys selected to participate in the 2014–15 class of the State Bar of Arizona Bar Leadership Institute.

John Hobgood

John Hobgoodbecame a partner at WilmerHale in Boston on January 1. He focuses his practice on patent prosecution and client counseling in the fields of chemical engineering, electronics, and medical devices.

Sean P. D. Berry

Sean P. D. Berry is a senior associate at Martin LLP in Stamford, CT, and concentrates his practice on corporate law. Previously, he worked at the New York, NY, firms of Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP and Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP.

Brian P. Bialas

Brian P. Bialas is a partner at Boston-based Beck Reed Riden LLP and focuses his practice in the areas of business litigation, including copyright and trademark litigation, employment law, and privacy law. He was previously a partner at Foley Hoag LLP in Boston.

David J. Grimaldi

David J. Grimaldi opened his own law practice in Cambridge, MA, where he specializes in criminal defense. He was previously an attorney in the Public Defender Office of the Massachusetts Committee for Public Counsel Services.

Jermaine L. Kidd

Jermaine L. Kidd, an associate at Morgan, Brown & Joy LLP in Boston, was honored with the Trailblazers Under 40 Award by the National Bar Association in July.

Seth B. Orkand

Seth B. Orkand is one of four recipients of the 2014 Adams Pro Bono Publico Award presented by the Standing Committee on Pro Bono Legal Services of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. He is a counsel in the Boston office of WilmerHale LLP and a member of the firm’s business trial group and investigations and criminal litigation practice group.

Neil F. Petersen Jr.

Neil F. Petersen Jr. is a partner at Pojani Hurley & Ritter LLP in Worcester, MA, and works extensively with clients on banking and commercial matters. In addition, he is assistant coach to the Moot Court program at the College of the Holy Cross, a corporator and member of the Professional Advisory Board of the Greater Worcester Community Foundation, and a member of the Worcester Young Businessmen’s Association.

Marissa Dungey

Marissa Dungey, an associate in the New Haven and Greenwich, CT, offices of Withers Bergman LLP, is one of five appointed to the American Bar Association Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law 2014–2016 Fellows Program.

Nicole J. Karlebach

Nicole J. Karlebach is senior legal counsel for the Yahoo Business and Human Rights Program in New York, NY. She was previously an attorney at Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP in New York, NY.

Timothy J. McLaughlin

Timothy J. McLaughlin was featured in a 2014 Veterans Day photo essay, “The Images That Moved Them Most: Photographers on America’s Veterans,” on Time magazine’s LightBox blog. He is an associate in the litigation and dispute resolution practice at the Boston office of Holland & Knight LLP and president of the Veterans Legal Services Board of Directors.

Michael A. Siedband

Michael A. Siedband is a partner at Bernstein Shur in Portland, ME, and a member of the firm’s business restructuring and insolvency practice group.

Stephen Spaulding

Stephen Spaulding, policy counsel at Common Cause in Washington, DC, was interviewed on NPR’s All Things Considered in September regarding the revolving door between Wall Street and Capitol Hill. He was also interviewed by Leslie Stahl on 60 Minutes on December 21 about Sen. Tom Coburn’s use of Senate rules to create gridlock. Search for the episode at

Lauren A. Graber

Lauren A. Graber is an associate at Collora LLP in Boston and focuses her practice on criminal defense and complex commercial and civil litigation.

Alexander N. Hood

Alexander N. Hood is the founder and director of litigation at Towards Justice, a nonprofit organization that provides direct legal services to low-wage workers in Denver, CO.

Natalie K. Prosin

Natalie K. Prosin, executive director of the Nonhuman Rights Project, is the author of “Corporations Have Legal Rights. Chimpanzees Should Have Them Too,” an op-ed published in the Washington Post in September.

Steven S. Chen

Steven S. Chen is the senior equity manager in the Boston Public Schools Office of Equity. He recently finished a year-long fellowship with Teach For America.

Harold T. Hinds

Harold T. Hinds, an advocate for access to quality education, is the legal director of Northeast Charter Schools Network in Albany, NY. He was previously a litigation associate at Phillips Lytle LLP in Buffalo, NY.

Michael K. Reer

Michael K. Reer is an associate in the Pittsburgh, PA, office of Babst Calland. He is counseling clients as a member of the firm’s energy and natural resources and environmental services groups.

Jillian Lenson

Jillian Lenson won first place in the LGBT Bar’s annual Michael Greenberg Writing Competition on cutting edge legal issues affecting the LGBT community. The article was published in the Tulane Journal of Law & Sexuality: A Review of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in the Law.


  • Edward Markey ’72
    US Senator, Massachusetts

  • Robert C. “Bobby” Scott ’73
    US Representative, Virginia

  • Michael Capuano ’77
    US Representative, Massachusetts

  • Stephen Lynch ’91
    US Representative, Massachusetts

  • Jared Huffman ’90
    US Representative, California

  • Dannel Malloy ’80
    Governor, Connecticut

  • Deborah Goldberg ’83
    Treasurer, Massachusetts

In Memoriam

  • Raymond W. Sisk ’48
  • Daniel P. Kiley ’49
  • Peter P. Mitrano ’50
  • Sull Slaine ’50
  • John Alan Conte ’52
  • Hon. John F. Murphy Jr. ’52
  • Lewis E. Jones ’52
  • Paul F. X. Moriarty ’53
  • Hon. John E. Fenton Jr. ’54
  • James Donald “Don” Gracey ’55
  • John W. Kane ’56
  • Hon. Gerald F. O’Neill ’56
  • William E. Hickey ’57
  • William E. O’Neil ’57
  • Lucille K. Kozlowski ’58
  • Donald D. Waters ’59
  • Hon. Kevin R. Doyle ’61
  • Timothy L. Horrigan ’61
  • John P. Kane ’63
  • Hon. Suzanne Lataif Powers ’63
  • Hon. Joseph R. Welch ’63
  • Edward F. Fischer ’65
  • Jerome K. Frost ’65
  • William A. Garrigle ’66
  • Jane Tobin Lundregan ’67
  • Joseph F. Flynn Jr. ’69
  • Thomas P. Coursey ’72
  • Edmund P. Daley ’74
  • Thomas E. Fleischer ’75
  • Andrew Ralph Gustafson ’78
  • Stewart H. Grimes ’81
  • Brian J. Leslie ’94