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Alumni in the News, 2002

Alumni in the News is drawn from the University news service Headline News. Links to websites external to the University of Virginia should not be considered endorsement of those websites or any information contained therein.

Dec. 30, 2002

JIM HINGELEY '76, who heads Charlottesville's public defender office (and oversees a program in which UVA law students work in his office, and supervises the clinical portion of a criminal law advocacy class), was featured in a Daily Progress article headlined: "Public Defender Exercises Education, Common Sense."

Dec. 16, 2002

John F. Merchant '58 spoke about his experiences as the first African-American to graduate from the Law School in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Dec. 11, 2002

DAVID LEITCH '85 has been named deputy counsel to President Bush, according to the Washington Post.

Dec. 9, 2002

GEORGE W. VIETH JR. '81 has been named interim president and CEO of AMF Bowling Worldwide Inc, according to a press release.

Dec. 2, 2002

Doug Kendall '92 of the Community Rights Counsel is quoted in an American Lawyer article, "IOLTA Fight Hits High Court."

NOV. 26, 2002

Mary Bauer '90, legal director for the Virginia Justice Center, was quoted in a New York Times article about the low wages Christmas tree workers receive: "Underside of Christmas Greenery: Low Wages."

NOV. 21, 2002

Timothy E. Flanigan '81 was appointed General Counsel, Corporate and International Law, for Tyco International Ltd., according to CNN. He was most recently Deputy Counsel and Deputy Assistant to President George W. Bush.

NOV. 14, 2002

SEN. GEORGE ALLEN '77 has been voted to head the National Republican Senatorial Committee, according to The Richmond Times-Dispatch: "Va. Senator Takes Charge of GOP Senate Campaign Panel."

ROSCOE C. HOWARD JR. '77, a U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, is profiled today in a Washington Post story headlined: "Prosecutor Moves at Own Pace/Howard Cautious in Criminal Cases, Many High Profile"

NOV. 8. 2002

JOHN CORNYN LL.M. '95 was elected to the U.S. Senate from Texas Tuesday: "Attorney General A Favorite of Bush/Election 2002: The New Senators" (USA Today).

NOV. 6, 2002

KEVIN MANNIX '74, who earned undergraduate and law degrees from the University, narrowly lost his bid for governor of Oregon: "Kulongoski Projected To Win Governor's Race." (The [Portland] Oregonian)

JANET NAPOLITANO '83 was apparently narrowly elected governor of Arizona Tuesday. She is profiled today in an Associated Press story headlined: "Napolitano's Path Takes Her to the Top in Arizona Politics."

OCT. 26, 2002

DOUGLAS GANSLER '89, who now serves at the Montgomery County, Md. state's attorney, was profiled in an Associated Press story for his role in the sniper prosecution: "MD. Prosecutor Likes Media Spotlight."

Oct. 17, 2002

LISA KINCHELOE '98, now executive director of Georgia Lawyers for the Arts, a nonprofit group representing more than 600 volunteer attorneys throughout the state, is profiled today in an Atlanta Journal-Constitution story headlined: "Nonprofit Helps Put Artists on Legal Ground"

Oct. 10, 2002

ROBERT S. VANCE JR. '85 has been appointed to an Alabama state circuit judgeship. Birmingham (Ala.) News: "Robert Vance Jr. Named Circuit Judge."

MAURICE JONES '92 has been appointed by Virginia Gov. Mark Warner as director of the state Department of Social Services, according to an Associated Press story headlined: "Governor Picks Deputy, Career Corrections Officer for Posts."

Oct. 5, 2002

KEVIN MANNIX '74, a double 'Hoo and a GOP candidate for governor of Oregon, was profiled in an Associated Press story headlined: "Kevin Mannix: A Turbocharged Politician Hoping This is His Year."

ROBERT RILEY '74, CEO and president of ResidenSea Ltd., a Bahamas-based company, owns The World, a floating apartment building of posh vacation homes and hotel suites that continuously circles through the globe's most glamorous ports. He was profiled in a Norfolk Virginian-Pilot story headlined: "Hampton Native Takes Charge of Luxurious Cruising Condos."

Sept. 14. 2002

Arthur J. Schwab '72 was confirmed 92-0 by the U.S. Senate for a federal judgeship on the U.S. District Court in Pittsburgh: "Butler Judge Gets U.S. Senate Approval for Federal Bench," Associated Press.

Sept. 12, 2002

Harvey Stone '72, a Law School grad with offices in Manhattan, recounted his Sept. 11th experiences in a New Orleans Times-Picayune column headlined: "Loss of Innocence/Growing Up in New Orleans in the 1950s Is a Far Cry From Living in the World Today."

Sept. 9, 2002

STEVE BAUM '66, CEO of Sempra Energy, was the subject of a USA Today Q & A interview Sept. 9: "Sempra Leader Sees No Excuse For Lack of Diversity/Wide Range of People Improves a Firm, He Says."

Sept. 6, 2002

ROBERT G. DOUMAR '53, 72, a Norfolk federal court judge, became a central figure in a constitutional drama this summer. He was featured Sept. 6 in a Washington Post story headlined: "An American Justice/Free-Spoken Judge Challenges the White House Over 'Combatant Rights."

August 30, 2002

Julia Gibbons '75 was sworn in Aug. 29 in Memphis as the newest member of the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals: "Gibbons, Mays Take Oaths as McCalla Turns Out to Join In," The [Memphis] Commercial Appeal.

August 5, 2002

JOHN B. BOATWRIGHT III '81, a criminal defense attorney in Richmond for 21 years, will be the first regional capital murder public defender in Virginia. The General Assembly directed the Public Defender Commission this year to form four regional offices. "Lawyer Joins Defense Team/Boatwright To Be Regional Defender." (The Richmond Times-Dispatch)

August 1, 2002

GEORGE T. YATES III '73 , a Paris-based partner in the law firm Coudert Brothers, has been awarded France's Legion d'Honneur award, "recognizing 27 years of professional services rendered to the French nation," according to the firm's press release.

July 31, 2002

JULIA GIBBONS '75 was confirmed 95-0 by the U.S. Senate Monday for a seat on the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals according to The Memphis Commercial Appeal: "Senate Confirms Gibbons 95-0 for Appeals Bench."

July 28, 2002

LOUIS AUCHINCLOSS '41, an author, was interviewed in the Newark (N.J.) Star-Ledger: "Mining a Rich Vein"

C. EDWARD GOOD '71, who teaches grammar and writing to lawyers, was the subject of a commentary in the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, headlined: "Laying Down the Law on Grammar"

July 25, 2002

MIKE SCHNEIDER LL.M. '01, a candidate for a seat on Texas' elected state Supreme Court, has been appointed to the court by Gov. Rick Perry to fill the unexpired term of a departing justice, according to an article in the Austin (Tex.) American-Statesman: "Court Hopeful Criticizes Rival's Move to Bench."

July 21, 2002

WILLIAM J. HOWELL '67 will be Virginia's new Speaker for the General Assembly, according to the Washington Post: "Va. Republicans Pick Howell as Speaker/ Stafford Delegate's Election Puts Region in Three Leading Positions."

July 18, 2002

The Virginia GOP caucus is expected to designate WILLIAM J. HOWELL '67 Speaker of the House on July 20. The Washington Post profiled Howell: "Poised to Be Va. Speaker/Quiet Conservatism Moved Howell to the Forefront of GOP."

July 14, 2002

JOSEPH A. SMITH JR. '74, the new banking commissioner of North Carolina, was profiled in the Raleigh (N.C.) News & Observer in an article headlined: "Banking Leader Favors Consumers."

June 29, 2002

WILLIAM J. HOWELL '67, likely the next Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates, was profiled in a Norfolk Virginian-Pilot story headlined: "Steady Prescence Expected at Helm/Low-Key Howell Has Steered Clear of Partisan Fighting."

June 22, 2002

MIKE SLIVE '65, a graduate of the University's School of Law, is one of three candidates for commissioner of the South Eastern Conference. Slive, 61, of Utica, N.Y., is a former judge in New Hampshire. He was named commissioner of Conference USA when it was founded in 1995 and has helped build the league into a strong player in Division I athletics. Slive has a strong NCAA background as well. He is the chairman of the NCAA Infractions Appeals Committee, which will hear Alabama's appeal of its sanctions on Aug. 16.
"Search Narrows For SEC Top Exec," Atlanta Journal - Constitution.

May 20, 2002

ALEXANDER WELLFORD '58, who earned undergraduate and law degrees at the University, will be the recipient of the the 2002 George Mason Award, the Virginia Professional Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists announced. Wellford, with the law firm of Christian Barton LLP in Richmond, will receive the award June 10 as recognition for the major role he has played in the development of the modern rules of press law in Virginia, the press organization said Sunday.

May 11, 2002

RALPH BAXTER '74 was featured in a Charleston (W.Va.) Gazette story headlined: "W.Va. Native Finds Success in His Roots/After 43-Year Absence, Lawyer Bringing Family, Business to Wheeling."

May 6, 2002

Joseph Baca LL.M. '92 and Gene Franchini LL.M. '95,justices on the New Mexico Supreme Court, have announced that they plan to retire, according to a story in the Albuquerque (N.M.) Journal, headlined "Two Seats Opening on High Court."

April 6, 2002

The remains of Confederate Capt. William Downs Farley, a law graduate who was killed 139 years ago in the Civil War Battle of Brandy Station, have been exhumed and transferred to his hometown in South Carolina, where he will be reinterred April 27, according to a story in Sunday's Washington Post, headlined: "Confederate Captain Is Finally Going Home/Group Honors Civil War Officer's Wish To Be Carried Back to South Carolina."

April 5, 2002

Laurie R. Jones '90 has been appointed president and CEO of Fort Worth, Texas-based Employment Practices Solutions, "the premier provider of nationwide employment practices consulting, training and investigation services."

April 3, 2002

John MacIlroy '74, who is president and CEO of the Michigan Manufacturers' Association, was recently elected chairman of the National Industrial Council/State Associations Group of the National Association of Manufacturers, based in Washington.

March 29, 2002:

Debra Hennelly '88, who has served the past 10 years on the Law School's alumni board, has joined Dedham, Mass.-based Integrity Interactive Corp., "an industry leader in delivering Web-based compliance training solutions," as its vice president and general counsel.

March 27, 2002:

Karl Dahlen '87 has been named vice president and senior legal officer for Dodgeville, Wisc.-based Land's End, "a global direct merchant of classically inspired clothing for men, women and children, soft luggage, and products for the home."

March 26 2002:

John Bridgeland ' 87, now the leader of President Bush's USA Freedom Corps volunteer program, is profiled in in the March 26 Washington Post. The article is headlined: "The Wings of an Idea/Bush's Volunteer Program Has an Earnest Champion in John Bridgeland."

March 21, 2002:

Patricia Spencer Favreau '92 has been named chief marketing officer for New York Life Insurance Company's Life and Annuity operations. New York Life Insurance Company, a Fortune 100 company, is the largest mutual life insurance company in the United States and one of the largest life insurers in the world.

March 19, 2002:

Kyle E. McSlarrow '85 is President George Bush's choice to become Deputy Secretary of the Department of Energy.

March 7, 2002:

Janet Napolitano '83, Arizona's attorney general, is seeking the Democratic nomination for governor of that state: "Napolitano Makes First Official Campaign Stop."

March 6, 2002:

Mike Schneider LL.M. '01, a chief justice of the First Court of Appeals in Houston, is seeking the Republican Party nomination for the Place 1 seat being vacated by Justice James Baker, who decided not to run for re-election. He was featured March 6 in a story headlined: "Texas Hospital Association Endorses Schneider for Supreme Court."

March 4, 2002:

Stephen Geoffrey Rademaker '84, who received a B.S., M.A. from the University as well, is President Bush's choice to be Assistant Secretary of State for Arms Control.

March 1, 2002:

Sheldon Whitehouse '82, who is currently Rhode Island's Democratic attorney general, announced a bid for the state's governorship: "Campaign 2002/ Whitehouse Touts Record, Announces for Governor."

Feb. 26, 2002:

Michael J. Schewel '79 was featured Feb. 25 in a Richmond Times-Dispatch profile headlined: "New Secretary of Commerce and Trade Is Old Hand at Closing Business Deals."

Robert G. Cabell, Jr. '57, who also holds an undergraduate degree from the University, was recognized by the criminal law section of the Virginia State Bar for "faithful and dedicated service." Cabell is a substitute judge in Powhatan County and has practiced law in the Richmond area since 1957: "City Lawyer Gets Carrico Award."

Feb. 5, 2002:

John Cornyn LL.M. '95, currently attorney general in Texas, is running for the Republican nomination to succeed U.S. Sen. Phil Gramm in Texas. On Friday, he picked up the Houston Chronicle's endorsement from the March 12 primary. A story on the primary field was headlined: "Cornyn, Four Political Novices Vie for GOP Bid."

Feb. 20, 2002:

Melvin "Butch" Hollowell '84, now an attorney in Detroit, announced his candidacy Tuesday for Michigan secretary of state: "Hollowell Running for Secretary of State."

Jan. 31, 2002:

John Bridgeland '87 has been chosen by President Bush to lead USA Freedom Corps, a new federal agency devoted to public service: "Volunteer Leader Has Tristate Roots/John Bridgeland To Lead Service Corps."

Jan. 28, 2002:

Whitt Clement '74, Virginia's transportation secretary, received both his undergraduate degree and his law degree from UVA He is the subject of a story in the Jan. 28 issue of the Richmond Times-Dispatch headlined: "Finding VDOT Boss Is Job One/Clement Seeks To Restore Faith in 6-Year Plan."

Jan. 25, 2002:

Art Schwab '72 has been nominated by President Bush to serve as a U.S. District Court judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania, according to a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette story headlined: "Bush Nominates 3 For U.S. District Court."

Jan. 24, 2002:

Bill Cummings '64, a former U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, has joined the defense team for John Walker Lindh, the "American Taliban," according to a statement released Jan. 23 by Walker's lead attorney, James J. Brosnahan.

Elaine R. Jones '70, a Norfolk native, president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc., was one of nine people recognized by Dominion Virginia Power as part of its 12th annual "Strong Men & Women: Excellence in Leadership" educational series. Jones is a 1970 graduate of the Law School and was the school's first black woman graduate. The story was headlined: "Nine 'Strong Men & Women' Recognized."