Class Notes Fall 2001
Herbert B. Chermside, Jr., reports that he has spent part of the past two summers attending wedding celebrations. Last year he traveled from Richmond, VA, to New York, Massachusetts, and Florida to attend the weddings of three of his grandchildren, and this summer he journeyed to Provence, France, for the wedding of a son of an exchange student who lived with his family in the 1950s.
B. Purnell Eggleston has a grandson, Carrington Eggleston Coulter, who is a member of the Universitys Class of 2004. Eggleston lives in Roanoke, VA.
Felix J. Zaniewski reports that
his wife, Dorothy, a nurse, died in March and is buried
in Arlington National Cemetery. A retired brigadier general
in the U.S. Air Force, Zaniewski lives in Bellevue, NE.
Jacob B. Berkson celebrated recently when the Environmental Protection Agency banned most uses of the pesticide chlorpyrifos. Berkson was exposed to this chemical when it was used in his Maryland home as a termite treatment in 1988. Since then, afflicted with multiple chemical sensitivities, he has lobbied for the ban. His efforts include writing a book, A Canarys Tale, about his illness, and serving on the board of the Rachel Carson Council. This group continues the work of the biologist who first warned of the dangers of pesticides in her 1962 book, Silent Spring.
William H. Erickson chaired a task force convened to review how law enforcement responded to events leading up to the 1999 attack by two teenagers on Columbine High School in Colorado. Released in May, the report states that authorities failed to recognize and act on numerous signs that the boys were planning their attack and recommends steps that schools and law enforcement agencies should take to prevent such incidents in the future. Erickson is a former chief justice of the Colorado Supreme Court.
Wilkes C. Robinson continues to
serve as a federal judge, senior status, on the U.S. Court
of Federal Claims in Washington, D.C. His assigned duty
station is his home in Destin, FL.
Shelton H. Short III has been reelected to another term on the United Nations Association-U.S.A. National Council. His responsibilities include helping to build support for the United Nations and global engagement. Short lives in Clarksville, VA.
William J. Linkous, Jr., received
the 2001 Verner F. Chaffin Career Service Award in recognition
of a distinguished career of outstanding, unselfish, and
dedicated service to the fiduciary law section of the state
bar of Georgia, its members, and the citizens of Georgia.
Linkous is a partner in the Atlanta law firm, Powell, Goldstein,
Frazer & Murphy LLP.
John Corse and his wife, Muffet,
celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary in August
in London, where they welcomed the arrival of their sixth
grandchild courtesy of their daughter, Margaret, and son-in-law,
Jeb Howard writes that he has been
reliving in his dreams that perilous twelve months
of law school when he took Procedure and Income Tax. The
memories must be painful, for he says that the dreams have
been causing him to fall out of bed.
Leigh B. Middleditch, Jr., has
joined the Charlottesville office of McGuireWoods Consulting
as a vice president in the state government relations group.
He is also of counsel to McGuireWoods LLP, where he was
formerly a partner and is a member of the firms executive
committee. McGuireWoods Consulting is a full-service public
affairs firm specializing in state and federal government
relations, public relations, business expansion, and grassroots
Charles Peters, founder of The
Washington Monthly, was inducted into the American Magazine
Society Hall of Fame in May. His magazine has been considered
a proving ground for certain politically minded and ambitious
young journalists. Former Washington Post publisher
Katharine Graham described it as a scrabby little
magazine that exists from hand to mouth that has nevertheless
become a force to be reckoned with in the nations
capital. Peters has been the magazines editor
Richard E. Dixon is on the board
of the Charlottesville, VA-based Thomas Jefferson Heritage
Society. Earlier this year, he and the other board members
released a book, The Jefferson-Hemings Myth: An American
Travesty, which rebuts a January 2000 report by the Thomas
Jefferson Memorial Foundation (TJMF), owners and managers
of Jeffersons home, Monticello. The TJMF report determines
there is a high probability that Thomas Jefferson
fathered six children with one of his slaves, Sally Hemings.
Dixon contributed a chapter to the book, which challenges
the conclusions reached in the TJMF report.
Rust E. Reid has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, 20012002. He is a partner in the trusts and estates area of the Dallas office of Thompson & Knight LLP.
Paul D. Hardy has been selected
by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America,
20012002, as a maritime law specialist. He is
a shareholder in the Tampa office of the firm, Akerman Senterfitt
& Eidson, PA.
Barry Kantor, a partner in the firm, Christie & Kantor PC, Virginia Beach, VA, was again selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, 20012002, in the family law area. He has also been named one of Virginias Legal Elite, the 300 most effective lawyers in the state as identified by their peers and published in Virginia Business.
Robert L. Montague III, writes
to announce the marriages of his children. His son, Robert
L. Montague IV, or Latane, a 1997 Law School graduate, married
Patricia Matlingly on June 30, and his daughter, Anne Steele
Mason Montague, will marry Clark Bavin on October 20. The
senior Montague practices law in Alexandria, VA.
Clark G. Redick is retired from
the Wackenhut Corporation in Miami and is living in Shawnee
Mission, KS. He writes, It would be fun to catch up
on our classmates lives and careers and one way might
be to share our résumés with each other and
perhaps a note about our families.
Paul B. Underkofler was recognized
as one of the best lawyers in Dallas in a survey conducted
by James E. Coleman 52 and published in the May issue
of D Magazine. According to Underkofler, Virginia
and Harvard each produced more lawyers recognized in the
survey than any other out-of-state law school. Underkofler
practices in the firm, Goins, Underkofler, Crawford, &
David A. Gibson was reelected secretary
of the Vermont State Senate in January. He succeeded his
late brother, Robert H. Gibson.
Russell H. Roberts has joined The
McCammon Group, a mediation and arbitration firm based in
Virginia. He is a partner in the Fredericksburg, VA, law
firm, Roberts, Ashby & Parrish PLC, where his general
practice includes litigation, business law, and estate planning
and probate. He will continue his private practice while
mediating and arbitrating cases.
Michael T. Crimmins writes that his daughter, Jennifer Keeley 99, and her husband, Stephen Keeley 99, became parents in September. Jennifer is an associate with Foley & Lardner in Chicago. Stephen is clerking for a federal district court judge in Chicago. Crimmins and his wife, Rosemary, are enjoying their new role as grandparents.
William Shore Robertson retired
in May after serving on the bench of the twentieth judicial
circuit in Virginia for twenty-one years. In addition to
working part time as a judge designate, he also works as
a mediator with The McCammon Group in Richmond, VA.
Charles P. Baker was recently elected
chair of the American Bar Associations section on
intellectual property law. A partner in the New York City
office of the firm, Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto,
he is a past chair of the National Council of Intellectual
Property Law Association and served for five years on the
board of the American Intellectual Property Law Association.
He concentrates his practice in patent litigation.
John Jack Hannon reports
that he is general counsel of American Rivers, Inc., a national
river conservation organization based in Washington, D.C.
David M. Hayes has joined the Syracuse,
NY, law firm, Bond, Schoeneck & King, LLP, and is counsel
to the firms business law department. His practice
includes corporate law and focuses on agricultural cooperatives,
antitrust, corporate governance, finance, securities, and
strategic planning. Hayes is past president of the Onondaga
County Bar Association and an adjunct professor at the Syracuse
University College of Law.
Frederick A. Hodnett, Jr., writes
that, as of July 1, he has been associated with the Supreme
Court of Virginia for twenty-eight years. He is currently
assistant executive secretary.
Samuel Manly is serving a three-year
term as vice president to the Kentucky Association of Criminal
Defense Lawyers (KACDL), an organization committed to making
Kentuckians aware of their constitutional rights and the
importance of protecting those rights. The KACDL also supports
defense attorneys in the state through filing amicus curiae
briefs in legal actions concerning citizens rights
and by providing educational programs and resources to keep
criminal defense lawyers updated on the status of the law.
A member of the KACDL board since 1988, Manly practices
law in his own firm in Louisville, KY.
Thomas Tad Decker delivered
a talk entitled Successful Partnering Between Inside
and Outside Counsel at the annual meeting of the American
Bar Associations Section of Business Law. The program
addressed the ways outside counsel can work together more
effectively. Decker is chair of the administrative leaders
committee at Cozen and OConnor, A Professional Corporation,
Jeanne Franklin is president of The Virginia Bar Association. A sole practitioner in Alexandria, VA, she has been practicing health care law since 1989. She also serves as a consultant to clients, particularly health care providers, participating in organization development efforts such as strategic planning and practice assessment.
John Hays Mershon retired January
1 from the firm, King & Spalding in Atlanta.
Wendall L. Winn, Jr., writes that
Julie and I thoroughly enjoyed our thirtieth reunion
dinner at the Greencroft Club. We were thrilled by the size
of the class gift and the designation of a chair in the
name of Dave Ibbeken. Winn and his law partner, Rick
Richmond, are among a group of nine or ten members of the
Class of 1971 who live in Charlottesville.
Douglas P. Rucker, Jr., has been
elected a fellow of the American Bar Foundation. A former
president of the Virginia Bar Association, he is a director
of the firm, Sands Anderson Marks & Miller, A Professional
Corporation, in Richmond, VA, where he practices on the
business and professional litigation team.
Edward N. Stoner has been named
president of the National Association of College and University
Attorneys (NACUA) and chair of its board of directors. The
NACUA is an international bar association whose more than
3,000 lawyer members in the U.S. and Canada provide legal
advice to the presidents, boards of trustees, and faculty
leaders of colleges and universities. Stoner is the first
president in the past ten years who comes from a law firm
rather than from a college or university. He is a partner
in the Pittsburgh office of Reed Smith LLP, where he heads
the firms higher education group.
Ross C. Reeves has been named a
fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy. He is one
of thirty-six nominees from the United States and abroad
nominated this year for professional excellence and exceptional
contributions to the fields of bankruptcy and insolvency.
There are currently about 500 fellows in the college. Reeves
is a partner in the law firm, Willcox & Savage, PC,
in Norfolk, VA.
Peter Kyle was recently reelected
chairman of the board of directors of Outward Bound International,
Inc. He works for the World Bank in Washington, D.C.
William C. Cleveland, who was recently
named a principal in the firm, Buist, Moore, Smythe &
McGee, PA, in Charleston, SC, and chair of the firms
business litigation section, was inducted as president of
the International Association of Defense Counsel, the oldest
and most prestigious association of lawyers representing
corporations and insurers. A member of Lawyers for Civil
Justice and the Defense Research Institute, Cleveland concentrates
his practice in business consulting and business, commercial,
securities, and intellectual property litigation.
Joseph P. Rapisarda, Jr., has been
inducted as a fellow of the Virginia Law Foundation, where
he joins other Virginia lawyers, law professors, and retired
judges deemed outstanding in their profession and community.
He has been county attorney for Henrico County, VA, since
Patricia Thomas Bittel spoke at a conference, Resolution of Conflict in the United States and Africa: a Comparative Approach, held April 911 in Dakar, Senegal. Her talks were entitled Mediation as a Method of Conflict Resolution in the U.S.A. and Evaluation of Methods of Alternative Dispute Resolution in the U.S.A. The conference was organized by the American Cultural Center, a department of the U.S. embassy in Senegal, in cooperation with the University of Cheikh Anta Diop. Bittel participated in the conference as a guest of the U.S. Department of State. Other speakers included professors, lawyers, and government officials from twelve countries in French-speaking Africa.
Robert F. Cochran, Jr., developed
the Judicial Clerkship Institute, held at Pepperdine University
School of Law for the first time in January. Led by seven
distinguished judges from across the nationincluding
Law School graduates Carol Bagley Amon 71 of the U.S.
District Court for the Eastern District of New York, Thomas
M. Reavley 84 LL.M. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for
the Fifth Circuit, and Kenneth Ripple 68 of the U.S.
Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuitthe institute
trains third-year law students who are entering federal
judicial clerkships. Cochran reports that 130 third-year
law students from across the nation attended, one-third
of whom were preparing to clerk for federal circuit judges
and two-thirds of whom were scheduled to clerk for federal
district judges. In addition to directing the institute,
Cochran is Louis D. Brandeis Professor of Law at Pepperdine,
where he has taught since 1983.
Robert H. Downer, Jr., was named
judge of the General District Court in Charlottesville,
VA, (16th Judicial District) in June.
T. Clark Fitzgerald III writes
that he and his wife, Diana, are enjoying their children,
Tommy (7) and Natalie (5), more than ever. He regrets that
he was unable to attend his twenty-fifth Law School reunion
in May. Fitzgerald works in the firm, Arnall Golden &
Gregory, LLP, in Atlanta.
Charles C. Lee has been appointed
to serve on the appellate division of the Los Angeles County
Supreme Court by the chief justice of the California Supreme
John V. Little is editor of the
recently published Virginia CLE handbook, Contract Law
in Virginia. He works in the Charlottesville, VA, firm,
Michie, Hamlett, Lowry, Rasmussen & Tweel, PC.
Phillip A. Pahigian has retired
from the law firm, Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, A Professional
Corporation, in Woodbridge, NJ.
Edward DeHope is a partner in the
firm, Riker, Danzig, Scherer, Hyland & Perretti LLP,
with offices in Morristown and Trenton, NJ. His practice
focuses in the areas of regulated industries and public
authorities, including the New Jersey Turnpike Authority.
DeHope lives in Madison, NJ, with his wife, Leanne, and
daughters Emily and Aimee.
Mark Duvall writes that he feels
like a survivor since he joined Dow Chemical
Companys legal department in Midland, MI, after eighteen
months of waiting for Dow to take over his previous employer,
Union Carbide Corporation. Duvall says that he is one of
only thirty-five Union Carbide lawyers who got jobs with
Mitchell J. Kassoffs article, Complex of Federal and State Laws Regulates Franchise Operations As Their Popularity Grows, appeared in the New York State Bar Association Journal. He practices franchise law in South Orange, NJ, and New York, NY.
Geoffrey S. Yarema has been recognized
by California Lawyer magazine as one of its Top 25
Lawyers of the Year. A partner in the Los Angeles firm,
Nossaman Guthner Knox and Elliott, LLP, where he chairs
the infrastructure practice, Yarema helps develop, finance,
and operate large transportation projects throughout the
U.S. and abroad. According to California Lawyer,
his recent projects include a $650 million deal bringing
a new monorail system to Las Vegas; the rebuilding of Route
3 North in Massachusetts, the commonwealths second-most-congested
corridor; and the approximately $800 million construction
of a new suspension bridge in Washington state, the first
to be built in the United States in at least thirty-five
years to ease traffic on the span that currently traverses
the Tacoma Narrows.
John C. McLemore recently joined
with J. Jeffrey Tinkham 87 to form the firm, Tinkham
& McLemore, PC, in Norfolk, VA, where McLemores
practice includes business, bankruptcy, and commercial litigation.
Daniel A. Rowley is general counsel
of GE Energy Products, a GE Power Systems Business, in Schenectady,
NY. He and his wife, Judy, and children, Jim and Katy, reside
in Delmar, NY.
Dick Walsh, a captain in the U.S.
Navy JAG Corps, retired July 1 from active duty after a
thirty-year career of surface line and JAG Corps service.
He currently is a member of the professional staff of the
U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services.
Martha Ellet accepted a position
earlier this year in the U.S. Treasury Departments
Office of General Counsel (Banking and Finance). She lives
with her husband, Will Ragland, in Alexandria, VA, where
she has a large garden, small terriers, and a short commute
William R. Lucas, Jr., is CEO of
Vantage Fabrication, LLC, a metal fabrication company with
more than 450 employees in Birmingham, AL.
Timothy E. Flanigan is currently
working in the White House as deputy counsel to the president.
Douglas A. Hastings was recently
named president of the American Health Lawyers Association,
the largest association of lawyers representing clients
in the health care industry. He is a partner in the firm,
Epstein Becker & Green, PC, in Washington, D.C.
Michael S. Hooker is included in
the current edition of The Best Lawyers in America, 20012002,
in the area of business litigation. He is president of the
Glenn Rasmussen Fogarty & Hooker, PA, law firm in Tampa,
David Colker was appointed president
and CEO of The Cincinnati Stock Exchange, an all-electronic
stock exchange located in Chicago, IL.
Craig Fravel, executive vice-president
of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club in Del Mar, CA, was elected
in early February to the newly created west regional slot
on the National Thoroughbred Race Association board of directors.
He has been at Del Mar since 1996.
C. Allen Gibson, Jr., a principal
in the firm, Buist, Moore, Smythe & McGee, PA, in Charleston,
SC, was elected chair of the American Bar Association Forum
on the Construction Industry at its annual meeting in New
Orleans. The largest organization of construction lawyers
in the United States, the forum provides educational programs
and publications to lawyers serving the construction industry.
Jacqueline M. Gordon has joined the firm, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, in Washington, D.C. She previously practiced with the firm, McGuireWoods LLP.
Jeanette A. Hantke reports that
she and her family have moved from their latest Foreign
Service post in Colombia, where they have served for the
past two years, to Springfield, VA.
Keith Hemmerling is president of
the Los Angeles-based Hemmerling Foundation, which underwrites
films, radio programs, and organizations dealing with the
mentally ill, physically disabled, and homeless, as well
as children rescued from street prostitution. Directors
supported by the foundation include Emmy nominees, recipients
of awards at the Cannes and Sundance film festivals, and
members of Academy Awards committees. A film underwritten
by the foundation, West 47th Street, has recently
opened to rave reviews in Paris, and is now being distributed
around the world. Hemmerling is also a performer and a musical
composer; he has appeared off-Broadway, and on Saturday
Night Live and MTV. His compositions will be featured
in the upcoming movie, Marbles.
George P. Manson, Jr., joined Albemarle
Corporation in Baton Rouge, LA, as vice-president and general
counsel. A global leader of specialty and fine chemicals
that enhance consumer products, Albemarle Corporation serves
markets for polymers, surfactants and biocides, pharmaceuticals,
agricultural chemicals, photographic chemicals, and water
treatment and petroleum products.
Trevor Potter has joined the law firm, Caplin & Drysdale, of Washington, D.C., where he advises clients on the technical issues and policy considerations they face when engaged in political and government relations activity. He is a former commissioner and chairman of the Federal Election Commission.
Christopher J. Powers is in his
fourth and final year as a medical resident at Texas Tech
University Health Sciences Center in El Paso, TX. He left
a partnership in a large El Paso law firm in 1994 to go
to medical school, launching a residency in obstetrics and
gynecology at the University of Connecticut before returning
to Texas to continue his education there.
Owen Shean, his wife, Susan, and
their son, Thomas, announce the birth of twin daughters,
Elizabeth and Mary, on January 17. Shean lives in Arlington,
VA, and is employed by the firm, Wickwire Gavin PC.
Dennis L. Zakas has joined the
law firm, Hunton & Williams, as a partner in the Atlanta
office, where he will continue his corporate practice with
a focus on telecommunications and technology companies.
Anne D. Bolling has joined the
firm, Seyfarth Shaw, in Washington, D.C., and is of counsel
to its employee benefits practice group. She was previously
of counsel to Smith & Downey, A Professional Corporation.
Robert J. Conrad, Jr., has been
named interim U.S. attorney for the western district of
North Carolina. He has served as criminal chief of the U.S.
attorneys office since 1992 and as the head of the
departments campaign financing task force since January
Julie Green is the co-founder of the Sacramento, CA, firm, Salem & Green, where she is currently managing shareholder. The firm specializes in securities, mergers and acquisitions, and healthcare regulatory work. In February, Green had twins with her partner, Shelly. The couples other three children include Nicholas (3 1/2), Katherine (1 month), and Joseph (1 month).
Jeffrey Horner continues to work
in the Houston, TX, law firm, Bracewell & Patterson,
LLP, where he serves as hiring partner and his practice
focuses on representing school districts, colleges, and
private schools. He was recently appointed to the board
of directors of the South Texas College of Law. Horner and
his wife, Laurie, have three children.
Classmates Bill Hughes, Steve
Holt, and Jeff Horner recently appeared together
on a panel presentation at the annual conference of the
Education Law Association. Hughes practices construction
law with Alston & Bird in Atlanta, Holt is general counsel,
Clark Construction Group, in Bethesda, MD, and Horner practices
education law with Bracewell & Patterson in Houston.
The last time they appeared together was in the Law School
Libel Show in May 1983. Miraculously, Hughes
writes, the audience took us more seriously this time.
Robert Latham was elected to the
board of directors of the United States Olympic Committee,
where he will serve a four-year term through the 2004 Olympics
in Athens, Greece.
JoAnn P. Russell is vice-president
and general counsel of Duke Energy Trading and Marketing
and vice-president and general counsel of Duke Energy Merchants
in Houston, TX.
Steven W. Sloan is included in The Best Lawyers in America, 20012002, in the labor and employment law section. Sloan is a partner in the firm, Thompson & Knight LLP, in Dallas, TX.
Frank C. Vecella has accepted an
in-house counsel position with Ericsson, a Swedish telecommunications
company, where he is responsible for managing the companys
major U.S. litigation. He was previously with the law firm,
Jackson Walker, in Dallas, TX.
Bruce Brumberg prepares for subscribers
an e-mail newsletter on stock options called myStockOptions.com.
In addition to serving as editor-in-chief of this electronic
publication, he is planning to launch a Web-based, multimedia
eLearning tool on stock options called Understanding Your
Stock Options. Brumberg lives in Brookline, MA.
Lisa D. Eldridge spoke at the Pennsylvania
Bar Institutes CLE program, Tough Problems in Workers
Compensation, in three Pennsylvania cities during March.
She is a shareholder in the Philadelphia office of Marshall,
Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin.
C. Sanders McNew is of counsel
to Weitz & Luxenberg, a mass tort plaintiffs practice
in New York City, where he heads the firms bankruptcy
and complex litigation practice and serves on the creditors
committees of many Chapter 11 reorganizations of former
makers of products containing asbestos. It is a happy
thing, he reports, to be doing well by doing
Elizabeth Scheffee was elected
president of the Maine State Bar Association. She is a shareholder
in the Portland, ME, law firm, Givertz, Lunt, Hambley, Scheffee
& Lavoie PA.
Keith Langley wants to take a big
trip. He writes that he has not been able to travel lately
due to his responsibilities, which include three great
boys, baseball, school, band, tennis, projects, street hockey,
WWF, and soccer, along with a terrific, long-suffering but
much-appreciated wife. Langley, who works in the firm,
Winstead Sechrest & Minick PC in Dallas, wants suggestions
from classmates and other alumni regarding a vacation destination.
David Baldaccis essay, The
Little Workshop of Dreams, was published in the October
2729, 2000, issue of USA Weekend, a Sunday
newspaper magazine supplement. In the essay, he describes
how he tries to make a difference in the lives of others
by teaching a writing workshop to a group of high school
kids. Words are the greatest creative tool we have,
he writes. You can do anything with them. No books,
magazines, newspapers, films, musical lyrics, plays or poems
can exist without them. They not only can change the world,
they have changed the world. Baldacci is the author
of two best-selling thrillers, Absolute Power and
Saving Faith, as well as what he describes as a
very personal story, his latest novel, Wish You
Ann Peldo Cargile has been elected
to the American College of Real Estate Lawyers. She chairs
the real estate section of the Nashville, TN, law firm,
Boult, Cummings, Conners & Berry, PLC, where she is
Mary Koelbel Engle was recently
named assistant director of the advertising practices division
of the Federal Trade Commissions (FTC) Bureau of Consumer
Protection. Since 1999, she has been heading a project studying
the marketing of violent entertainment to children. Commissioned
by former President Clinton, the study resulted in a report
issued by the FTC this past September which revealed how
movie studios, music recording companies, and video games
aggressively target children as the audience for violent
R-rated movies, explicit-content CDs, and mature-rated video
games. Engle lives in Alexandria, VA, with her husband,
Tom, and her three-year-old daughter, Hannah.
Thomas J. Kenney writes that he
missed his fifteen-year class reunion in May because he
was attending the birth of his second son, Eric Andrew.
His wife, Andi, and the couples first son, Samuel,
are well, and Kenney reports that Samuel is very excited
to be a big brother.
William F. Lummus, Jr., is assistant
general counsel for Coca-Cola North America. He resides
in Atlanta, GA.
William M. Ragland, Jr., has been
elected secretary of the Atlanta Bar Association. He practices
with the firm, Powell, Goldstein, Frazer & Murphy LLP,
where he heads the firms technology and intellectual
property litigation group.
Cindy Teele is delighted to announce
her adoption of Caroline Lambert Teele, born March 21, 2000,
in Sanshui, Peoples Republic of China, and adopted
December 25, 2000.
Kim M. Boyle was elected a partner
in the New Orleans office of Phelps Dunbar LLP, where her
practice focuses on labor and employment law and commercial
Scott D. Pattison is executive
director of the National Association of State Budget Officers
in Washington, D.C. He previously directed Virginias
Department of Planning and Budget.
John Rogovin and his wife, Jaye, announce the birth of a daughter, Hattie June, on March 15, 2001. Rogovin is a partner in the Washington, D.C. firm, OMelveny & Myers LLP, where he heads the firms telecom practice.
Patricia K. Schlegel and her husband,
Anthony J. Bosco, announce the birth of a son, Timothy John
Schlegel Bosco, on March 1, 2001. Timothy joins big sister
Anna (5). Schlegel is assistant general counsel for Applied
Graphics Technologies, Inc., in New York City.
David K. Spiro was recently certified
in business bankruptcy law by the American Board of Certification.
He heads the bankruptcy practice group at Cantor, Arkema
& Edmonds, PC, in Richmond, VA.
Burton Spivak reports that his
son, Ben, is nine years old and very much enjoys seeing
his name in print.
J. Jeffrey Tinkham recently joined
John C. McLemore 79 to establish the firm, Tinkham
& McLemore, PC, in Norfolk, VA, where Tinkhams
practice includes business and commercial real estate.
Howard A. Burde is deputy general
counsel to Governor Tom Ridge of Pennsylvania, where he
is responsible for legal matters involving managed care
and health insurance; health facilities, programs, and professions;
and aging, medical assistance, medical malpractice, and
public welfare issues. Editor and principal author of The
Health Laws of Pennsylvania, a recently published reference
book and CD, he serves on the board of the Journal of Health
Law and speaks on health law topics to industry groups across
the nation. Burde and his wife, Evelyn, live in Harrisburg,
PA, with their daughters, Ariel and Simone, and their newborn
Tyrone Ty Childress and
his entire complex litigation and insurance recovery group
of approximately thirty lawyers recently joined the Los
Angeles office of Washington, D.C.-based Howrey Simon Arnold
& White, LLP. Childress, his wife, Kristin, and the
couples two-year-old daughter, Monique, live in Manhattan
Richard A. Goldman recently joined
the firm, Nutter, McClennen & Fish, in Boston, MA, where
he is a partner in the firms business department and
practices corporate securities law, focusing on hedge funds,
finance, and mergers and acquisitions. Goldman previously
served as general counsel and COO of Kobrick Capital Management
LP and Kobrick Funds, LLC, both Boston-based investment
management firms offering mutual funds and private limited
partnerships to investors.
Debra Sabatini Hennelly is corporate
counsel, regulatory & compliance, for Avaya, Inc., a
recent spin-off of Lucent Technologies, where she has developed
a Web-based ethics and compliance program for the companys
27,000 employees worldwide. She also was recently named
to the board of trustees of the Electronic Industries Foundation,
which supports the philanthropic programs of electronics
companies in math and science education. She and her husband,
Robert Hennelly, and their three daughters, Emily, Abigail,
and Rebecca, have moved to Mendham Township, NJ.
Gina Henry earned her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in August 2000 after defending her dissertation, Implementing Michigans State Endorsed Diploma: Legal, Educational and Policy Perspectives. She celebrated by traveling to London, Paris, and Portugal before returning to San Jose, CA, where she lives and works.
David Killalea writes that his new Washington, D.C., firm, Gilbert Heintz & Randolph, LLP, is taking off. Weve grown from twenty attorneys to thirty-five, and we are still hiring. Our emphasis is representing corporate policyholders in a wide variety of insurance disputes, most often in the mass torts/products liability context, and counseling clients with regard to settlement strategies. Putting a firm together is a lot of work and tremendously gratifying.
Wesley G. Marshall opened his solo
law practice in 1997 in Fredericksburg, VA, where he specializes
in workers compensation. He and his wife, Dana, have
two sons, John (11) and Spencer (3).
David E. Stutzman has joined the
firm, Seward & Kissel LLP, in New York City, where he
is currently counsel. He was previously with Dunnington,
Bartholow & Miller LLP.
William Harris has been honored
with a 40 Under 40 Award from the Charlotte
Business Journal. Candidates were judged on their business
leadership roles and voluntary efforts toward the betterment
of the community. A partner in the real estate department
of Kennedy Covington Lobdell & Hickman, LLP, Harris
is co-founder of the Charlotte Hopebuilders 5-K Race, through
which he has helped raise more than $1 million for the Margaret
Harris and David Silverman Memorial Brain Tumor Research
Endowment Fund at Duke University.
Kim Reed has returned to Hogan
& Hartson in Warsaw, Poland, where her practice focuses
on project finance, real estate, investment, and corporate
transactions throughout central and eastern Europe and the
former Soviet Union. Reed was formerly an assistant dean
at the University of North Carolina Law School.
DeMaurice De Smith
has joined Latham & Watkins as a partner in the firms
Washington, D.C., office. A career prosecutor and the winner
of numerous awards, including the Executive Office of U.S.
Attorneys Directors Award, the U.S. Attorneys Team
Award, and the Assistant United States Attorneys Associations
John F. Evans Trial Advocacy Award, he most recently served
as special counsel to U.S. Attorney Wilma Lewis in the District
of Columbia, where he advised her on criminal cases.
Mary C. Bauer is this years
recipient of the Virginia Legal Aid Award, which was presented
June 15 during the Virginia State Bar annual meeting in
Virginia Beach, VA. Bauer, who is legal director of the
Virginia Justice Center for Farm & Immigrant Workers,
a project of the Charlottesville- Albemarle Legal Aid Society,
was selected for the award in light of her national reputation
for fervent advocacy on behalf of indigent clients employed
in the states seafood, forestry, and agriculture industries.
She was also recognized as an inspiring example of professionalism
for young lawyers, a number of whom supported her selection
as an honoree.
Shelly A. Dean recently became
counsel to Christian & Barton, LLP, in Richmond, VA,
where she practices employment law on a reduced schedule
so she can spend time with her husband, Doug Bader, and
her children, Rachel (3) and Danny (4).
Teresa Diaz married Matt Ellenberg
on April 14, 2001, in Chevy Chase, MD. The couple met while
swing dancing and had a swing-themed wedding. The new Mrs.
Ellenberg is a lawyer in the corporate department of Sodexho
Marriott Services, Inc., in Gaithersburg, MD.
Catharina Min recently married
John Charles Fish, Jr., a fellow lawyer, in San Francisco.
She also was voted to the partnership of Squire, Sanders
& Dempsey LLP in January.
Ronald V. Minionis is working for Legal Services of Northern Virginia in Fairfax, VA. He writes that his job is definitely fun, and it keeps him in court a great deal. He and his wife, Felicita, are raising a yellow lab mix puppy. The couple traveled in France on the Mediterranean coast and in Provence for two weeks at the end of May.
Joshua Prober and his wife, Melissa
B. Croman, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter,
Eliana Rose Prober, on December 11, 2000. Prober works in
the Chicago law firm, McCullough, Campbell & Lane.
George P. Braxton II is currently
vice president for client relations and marketing at Brightline
Media, an edu-media firm specializing in creating
integrated marketing plans and tools for educational institutions.
He previously served as assistant dean for admissions at
the Catholic University of Americas Columbus School
Laura Ingraham launched a nationally
syndicated radio program with the Westwood One Radio Network
in April. Classmate Lee Habeeb is her on-air co-producer.
The show focuses on politics, the media, and pop culture.
Ingraham serves on the board of contributors for USA Today.
She lives in Washington, D.C.
Chrystal Neal Lifson and her husband,
Roman Lifson 92, welcomed the arrival of twins, Christian
Weller and Marie Morgan, in November, 2000. The twins join
brother Connor Alexander (4). In December, Roman was named
partner at the firm, Christian & Barton, in Richmond,
VA, where he practices in the litigation department and
chairs the recruiting committee.
Andrew Mauck was elected a partner
at Troutman Sanders Mays Valentine LLP in Richmond, VA,
where he practices commercial litigation with a focus on
environmental issues. Mauck reports his familys home
on the Chesapeake Bay was used in June by Steven Spielberg
for the shooting of his new movie, Minority Report,
starring Tom Cruise. When not busy name-dropping, Mauck
is having fun raising his twins, Isabel and Graham.
Nichole Nikki Mushkin
and her husband, Matthew Winter, announce the birth of their
first child, Charles Hayden Winter, on October 19, 2000.
The family lives in San Francisco, CA.
Christopher Payne was one of fifty-eight
emerging American leaders selected to receive Marshall Memorial
Fellowships this year from The German Marshall Fund of the
United States for intensive study tours of Europe. As a
Marshall fellow, Payne spent three weeks in Europe gaining
a greater understanding of European institutions and societies
and exploring in depth a host of European and transatlantic
economic, political, and social issues and challenges confronting
Europe and the United States. Payne, his wife, Nina, and
son, Cary, live in Phoenix, AZ, where he practices law with
Beshears Muchmore Wallwork, Chartered.
Edwin Ed Rogers has
launched a new company, Niche Recruiting Technologies (NRT),
LLC, which develops recruiting solutions for niche job markets.
NRTs flagship product is SummerClerk.com, a Web-based
recruiting tool created exclusively to aid law firms in
their recruitment efforts. SummerClerk.com creates for participating
law firms a place where applicants can send their résumés
electronically, and then helps the firms organize applications
and track recruits. Applicants create electronic résumés
that can include photo, audio, and video files, plus space
for writing samples, recommendation letters, text résumés,
and academic transcripts. SummerClerk.coalso facilitates
communication with law school career services personnel.
We drew upon our experiences as law student recruits,
and later as lawyers doing the recruiting, to create SummerClerk.com,
Rogers writes. Our Web-based recuiting software and
databases make for a better expeience on both sides of the
desk. NRT is based in Birmingham, AL.
Thomas W. Thagard III rejoined
Maynard, Cooper & Gale, PC, in Birmingham, AL, as a
shareholder in April. His practice focuses primarily on
general corporate litigation. Thagard and his wife, Katherine,
welcomed their third son, Christopher George, in December.
Karen Owen Dunlop was named a partner
in Sidley Austin Brown & Woods Chicago office.
Cliff Kinney and his wife, Sandy,
welcomed their second child, Clara Frances, on November
1, 2000. Clara joins brother, Jack, in Charleston, WV, where
their father practices law with Spilman Thomas & Battle,
Kevin Doyle ORear has been named a partner in the firm, Baker & Daniels, in Indianapolis, IN, where his practice focuses on employment law.
Jonathan E. Perkel has launched
his own legal practice in New York City as a member of the
i.path attorney network. He previously was an associate
in the New York office of Morrison & Foerster LLP, where
he counseled start-up and early-stage companies in connection
with angel and venture capital investments, debt financing,
joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate
and contractual matters. A member of the New York New Media
Association (NYNMA), Perkel has taught Formation of U.S.
Companies and Venture Capital Issues for NYNMAs Building
a Successful New Media Business series. He also serves
on the NYNMA programs committee.
Evan Smoak was elected a partner
in the New York office of the firm, Barger & Wolen,
where his practice focuses on commercial litigation and
arbitration, particularly of reinsurance disputes.
Matthew J. Tuttle has been made
a partner in the firm, Perkins, Smith & Cohen, LLP,
in Boston, MA, where he is a member of the litigation, criminal
defense, and securities groups.
Richard Paul Winegardner has joined
the law firm, Barnes & Thornburg, in Indianapolis, IN,
where his practice focuses on labor and employment law.
Christina K. Bristed has been named
a partner in the Atlanta office of Alston & Bird LLP.
Her practice focuses on commercial real estate transactions;
she represents institutional real estate investors, pension
fund advisors, and permanent and construction lenders.
DiCintio has been named senior counsel at General Dynamics
Corporation, where she will work on corporate and securities
matters. She was previously with the law firm, Dickstein
Shapiro Morin & Oshinsky LLP, in Washington, D.C.
Scott S. Evans
is now a partner in The Beatty Law Firm, PC, in Denver,
CO, where he specializes in energy and products liability
defense litigation. He was previously employed by McKenna
& Cuneo, LLP.
Hargrove and her husband, David, welcomed their first
child, Paul Michael, on September 18, 2000. She was elected
a partner in the law firm, Maynard, Cooper & Gale, PC,
in Birmingham, AL, in December 2000.
is a partner in the Boston law firm, Hutchins, Wheeler &
Ditmar, where she practices in the firms commercial
real estate group, focusing on development and permitting
projects, office and retail leasing, real estate finance,
and workouts. Platt and her husband, William Glover (Darden
92), have a son, William.
Sara K. Stadler
was married on February 17, 2001, to Bruce Nelson. She was
named assistant professor of law in August at the University
of Cincinnati College of Law, where she teaches intellectual
David and Stacy Cromley
live near Philadelphia with their two children, Halley (5
1/2) and Graham (3). David works as a regulatory and products
liability attorney for Merck & Company, Inc. The Cromleys
would love to hear from their Law School classmates.
D. Todd Flournoy has accepted a
position as counsel and director of state legislative affairs
at the Motion Picture Association of America. He was previously
employed by the U.S. Department of Justice.
David O. Higley and his wife, Bridget,
are delighted to announce the birth of a beautiful baby
girl, Bronwen Anne Higley. The family currently lives in
San Francisco, CA, where Higley is an executive director
and head of interactive entertainment & digital media
technologies for UBS Warburg, LLC.
A. Eric Kauders has joined Bank
of America as assistant general counsel in the banks
Charlotte, NC, headquarters, where he supports the asset
management group. He and his wife, Keane, welcomed their
first child, Virginia Todd, on January 26, 2001.
Andy Keyes married Cathleen Trail
in September, 2000, and the couple is currently living in
Arlington, VA. Keyes continues to work in the firm, Williams
& Connolly LLP, in Washington, D.C.
Mary Michelle Kile married Alan Rutenberg in Washington, D.C., on March 31, 2001, with several friends from Section E on hand to celebrate the occasion. The revelers included Rebecca Cole Moore and her husband, Randy, Lorie Almon Bompey and her husband, Mitch, new parents John and Nancy Anderson Robertson, and Elaine Petrossian and Ted Rauch (A&S 89). Kile is a patent lawyer at Foley & Lardner in Washington, D.C.
T. Maria Lam has been elected to
the council of the Boston Bar Association (BBA). The council
sets policy for the 9,000-member BBA. She practices in the
Boston firm, Foley, Hoag & Eliot LLP.
Marci B. Norton married Howard R. Phillips in April. The couple was joined in its celebration by the brides Law School classmates Anil Adyanthaya, Jennifer Davidson, Chris Dong, Larry Duncan, Stephanie Webster and her husband, Darrin Gilchrist, Bob Kramer, Lyn Lustig, Stephanie Mairs, Josh Rich and his wife, Allegra Rossotti Rich 95, Chris Schneider, Eric Tausner, and Carole Yeatts Tyler. Other alumni guests included Urvi Patel Desai 95, L. Mark Eichorn 92, Donna Katz 98, Bob Spiller 71, and Michael Tow 93. Norton works as associate chief counsel for enforcement for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in Rockville, MD.
Jon Marshall Oden was named a partner
in the firm, Fisher, Rushmer, Werrenrath, Dickson, Talley
& Dunlap, PA, in Orlando, FL, where he concentrates
his practice in the areas of commercial litigation, entertainment
litigation, and legal malpractice defense work.
Elaine Petrossian has joined Villanova
University School of Law as head of the career services
Erik Swanson writes that he has
not read, let alone written any books lately,
but that is because he is busy with other matters. In addition
to opening a new office in Frankfurt, Germany, for his law
firm, Davidson, Davidson & Kappel, LLC, of New York,
he and his wife, Shelley, have two children: Betrix (3)
and Eleanor (1).
Helgard C. Walker is associate
counsel to President George W. Bush. The counsels
office advises the president on the exercise of his constitutional
and statutory authority, including the nomination of federal
judges and the oversight of executive branch departments
and agencies. Walker was previously senior legal advisor
to Harold W. Furchtgott-Roth, commissioner of the Federal
Brigen L. Winters and his wife,
Jennifer, are proud to announce the birth of their son,
John Brigen. Jake was born on May 1, 2001, and
weighed eight pounds, four ounces.
Bill Wofford has joined the law
firm, Hutchison & Mason PLLC, in Raleigh, NC, where
he specializes in representing life science, software, and
other entrepreneurial technology companies. He resides in
Chapel Hill with his wife, Amy, and the couples children,
Will (6) and Caroline (1 1/2).
Clea D. Burns is a member of the
litigation department at Rider, Bennett, Egan & Arundel,
LLP, in Minneapolis, MN, where her practice focuses in the
area of family law. She previously worked for Yerigan Law
Office, PA, in Brooklyn Park, MN, which recently merged
with Rider, Bennett.
Shanti (Fishman) Ariker married
Matt Ariker on May 27 in Redding, CT, with several members
of the Class of 1995 in attendance. The couple has moved
to Milwaukee, WI, where both work for Strong Capital Management.
Beth Keane Little and her husband,
Bill Little 96, welcomed their second child, Connor,
who was born in February. Connor joins Kiera (2). The family
lives in New York City.
Philip Magri has joined Trump Hotels
& Casino Resorts, Inc., as a staff attorney. He and
his family live in Manhattan.
Aimee Meltzer married Michael Florin
in May, and classmates Mona Chandra Leveille, Shanti
Fishman, Cynthia Lynch, and Marc Persily,
along with Leah Medway 96, attended the ceremony.
Meltzer works in the employment law department of Orrick,
Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP in New York City.
Anthony Picarello reports that
he is employed by The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty
in Washington, D.C., where his work includes First Amendment
litigation. He recently spoke on a panel on religious expression
moderated by Law School Professor Robert M. ONeil
and sponsored by the National Coalition Against Censorship.
Picarello previously worked for the firm, Covington &
Burling, in Washington, D.C.
Chris Ray was elected a partner
in the firm, Thompson & Knight LLP, in Dallas, TX, where
his practice focuses on venture capital, mergers and acquisitions,
and securities law, and where he lives with his wife, Kathy.
Peter S. Vincent has joined Bechtel
Corporations legal department in San Francisco, CA.
Bechtel is the worlds largest engineering and construction
firm. Prior to joining Bechtel, he was an associate with
the litigation group in the San Francisco office of the
Chicago-based law firm, Seyfarth Shaw.
Laura Flippin has joined the Office
of White House Counsel as clearance counsel, where she is
assisting in processing potential presidential appointees.
Benjamin T. King has joined the
Manchester, NH, law firm, Nelson, Kinder, Mosseau &
Saturley, PC, where he practices in the firms employment
litigation and counseling and commercial litigation groups.
Shannon M. Arnold and Richard W.
Pysher were married in Tucson, AZ, in May. Guests at the
ceremony included her Law School classmates Erinn Kelly,
Debbie (Owen) Pell, and Emily Giffin.
Kathrine L. Calderazzi and her
husband, Anthony, announce the birth of their first child,
Zoe Jane, on May 9, 2001. Calderazzi works at the firm,
Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP, in Washington,
D.C., and she and her family live in Vienna, VA.
Jeffrey Evans has joined the firm,
Davis Polk & Wardwell, in Menlo Park, CA, after completing
a clerkship with the Honorable Barry Silverman of the U.S.
Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Gregory S. Feder is an associate
in the Washington, D.C. office of Mayer, Brown & Platt,
where he practices e-commerce, regulatory, and general corporate
law. He advises financial institutions on regulatory matters,
including old economy clients and start-ups
on issues surrounding goods and services that are bought,
sold, delivered, or paid for electronically, via the Internet
Kevin W. Holt and Susan F. Holmes
were married May 5, 2001, in Roanoke, VA. Participants in
the ceremony included the Honorable James H. Michael Jr.
42, Eric H. Monday 95, and Richard V. Evans.
Attendees included David and Cathy Curran Moore,
Tim and Elizabeth Betsey Jones Mooney 98,
and W. Bruce and Jen Morgan Del Monico. Holt
is an associate with Gentry, Locke, Rakes & Moore in
Riche T. McKnight sent a tribute
to the judge for whom he clerked in 1998 and 1999, the Honorable
William B. Traxler, Jr., of the U.S. Court of Appeals for
the Fourth Circuit. McKnight writes, I feel so grateful
to have had the opportunity to work with and learn from
one who holds such a lofty position within the federal court
system, yet maintains the humility to learn from his own
mistakes, to help others learn from them too, and to treat
everyone with whom he comes into contact respectfully and
as an equal. Judge Traxler is truly a close friend of mine
who embodies all the ideals that encouraged my attendance
at U.Va. and that were reinforced in me through my experience
Jeffrey Sherman has joined the
energy practice at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
LLP in Washington, D.C. He previously worked in the firm,
Powell, Goldstein, Frazer & Murphy LLP in Atlanta.
David Spohr was married in July
2001, and classmates Josh David and Mark Horn
served as groomsmen. After the wedding, Spohr and his wife,
Jenny, relocated to Seattle, where Spohr continues to litigate
environmental cases for the U.S. Department of Justice.
Mario Springer recently served
as an extern from his firm, White & Case LLP, to Lawyers
Alliance of New York, a nonprofit organization which provides
legal services to other nonprofit corporations in the city.
The four-month externship involved real estate development
and economic development work. Springer also competed in
the St. Croix (U.S. Virgin Islands) Half-Ironman competition
in May to raise funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
The competition included a 1.2-mile swim, a 56-mile bike
race, and a 13.1-mile run.
Tom Antisdel was featured in 20
Under 40, an article in California Law Business,
a supplement to the Los Angeles Daily Journal and
San Francisco Daily Journal in which the editors
identified up-and-coming lawyers making their mark on the
states legal profession. Antisdel is co-founder of
Infirmation, the Mountain View, CA-based Web company that
combines electronic bulletin boards with law firm job searches.
Described in the article as a passion player,
he challenges readers to demand the same level of
passion from your job as you do from life. If you find something
to feel passionate about, happiness and success will follow.
Antisdels website, accessed by more than 100,000
registered users, features the well-known Greedy Associates
message boards. It also posts salary comparison charts,
law firm workplace profiles, classified job ads, and information
from more than forty recruiters. Infirmation recently became
a subsidiary of West Group.
Donald L. Bowman is intellectual property division counsel for Westvaco Corporation in Covington, VA. He previously worked in the Washington, D.C. firm, Dickstein, Shapiro, Morin & Oshinsky.
Charles Tyler Cone is the recipient
of the 2001 Burton Awards for Legal Achievement. The awards,
which recognize excellence in legal writing, are presented
to fifteen partners at the nations 250 largest law
firms and to ten U.S. law school students. Cone, who is
an associate in the firm, Fowler, White, Gillen, Boggs,
Villareal and Banker, PA, of Tampa, FL, shared the award
with Tracy Raffles Gunnear, a partner in the firm, for their
article, The Two-Issue Rule and Itemized VerdictsWalking
the Tightrope, which was published in the July/August
2000 issue of the Florida Bar Journal.
Eric L. Fletcher has joined the
Washington, D.C., office of Kirkland & Ellis. He was
formerly employed by Schiff Hardin & Waite in Chicago.
Nina McAdoo has joined the corporate
department of Squadron Ellenoff Plesent & Sheinfeld
LLP in New York City. She was previously an associate in
the firm, LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae LLP.
Pierre Bergeron recently joined
the firm, Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP, in Cincinnati,
OH, after completing a clerkship with the Honorable David
A. Nelson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
Kyle Courtnall has been appointed
an assistant commonwealth attorney for Winchester, VA, after
serving in a similar position in Halifax County, VA.
Kristine Havlik married Frank Lenz
on September 9, 2000, in Warnakee, WI.
D. David Parr, Jr., joined the
real estate group of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft in
the firms Washington, D.C. office. He previously worked
at the firm, Bracewell & D. David Parr, Jr., joined
the real estate group of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft
in the firms Washington, D.C. office. He previously
worked at the firm, Bracewell & Patterson.
Charles C. Poché and his
wife, Renee, are delighted to announce the birth of their
first child, Madeleine Nichole. Shortly after his daughters
birth, Poché was deployed to Kosovo for six months
as one of the judge advocates serving with Task Force Falcon.
As a deployed JAG, he served as a military trial counsel
(prosecutor) and the deputy command judge advocate. In these
positions, he dealt with international organizations and
the local courts.
Carlos F. de la Cruz-Munoz reports
that, after a wonderful year spent as a law clerk in Colorado,
he and his wife, Hilary Abramson, are moving to New York
City, where he has accepted a position with the Attorney
Generals Honor Program as an INS trial lawyer. Ive
been told that I may want to learn some Mandarin Chinese,
he writes. Im really looking forward to what
seems like an amazing job.
John F. Furniss III has joined the firm, Bricker & Eckler LLP in Columbus, OH.
Christopher F. Jennings married
Lisa Geiszler in October 2000. He is a law clerk for the
Honorable Anthony Scirica, U.S. Court of Appeals for the
Rohit Kumar is deputy chief counsel
to the U.S. Senate Banking Committee.
James B. Robertson has been
appointed to a five-year term as president of the New Zealand
Law Commission based in Wellington. He will retain his status
as judge of the High Court of New Zealand. Robertson has
also been elected to the American Law Institute.
Alexander M. Sanders is chair-elect
to the board of trustees of The National Judicial College,
an organization which provides educational and development
opportunities to more than 58,000 judges nationwide. Currently
president of the College of Charleston, he has practiced
law, served in the South Carolina state legislature, and
taught at Harvard Law School and the University of South
Lynn N. Hughes taught a seminar on constitutional structure at the University of Texas School of Law last spring in Austin, TX. He lives in Houston, where he has been a judge of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas since 1985.
John M. Priestley has been appointed to the bench of the High Court of New Zealand, where he will serve primarily in Auckland, New Zealands largest High Court center.
When Albert V. Bryan, Jr. 50, retired
after thirty years on the federal bench, he left without
fanfare. Yet lawyers who appeared before him in the U.S.
District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia are
still singing his praises.
The son of an appellate court judge who
graduated from the Law School in 1921, Bryan attended Virginia
Military Institute and George Washington University before
earning an LL.B. from Virginia in 1950. He served in the
U.S. Marine Corps Reserve during World War II. A lifelong
resident of Alexandria, VA, he maintained a solo law practice
until he was named a judge on Virginias Sixteenth
Judicial Circuit in 1962. He was appointed to the federal
bench by President Richard Nixon in 1971.
Bryan is remembered fondly by his law
clerks, many of them Virginia graduates who have contributed
to a fund established in his honor at the Law School Foundation.
Jennifer Rockoff 00 served as one of Bryans
last clerks. Currently an associate in the firm Wilmer,
Cutler & Pickering, she calls Bryan a truly remarkable
man who is quiet and modest. As his clerk,
she was amazed at how quickly he would determine what was
most important about a civil case. He was very adept
at discerning the key issues and facts, she said.
One of the most important things she learned from Bryan
was the value of clear, concise writing. As I write
a brief, I find myself thinking Is that sentence really
necessary? What would Judge Bryan say?
Bryans colleagues on the bench also hold him in high esteem. He is an absolutely wonderful human being, said Thomas S. Ellis III, a fellow judge who worked with Bryan for fifteen years. I miss him every day. In my opinion, he is a champion of the judiciary.
In what was Robert Scotts last alumni event as dean of the Law School, 130 graduates from the Washington, D.C. area and summer associates from local law firms convened for lunch on June 7 at the Metropolitan Club. Sponsored by William Curtin III 96 and coordinated by the Washington, D.C. activities committee, including Andrea Bridgeman 80, Thomas Byrne 84, Mortimer Caplin 40, Robert Harding 67, Michael Lincoln 91, Owen Shean 82, Kim Keenan Solomon 87, and C. Stewart Verdery, Jr. 93, the luncheon featured speaker Hugh Sidey, presidential historian and contributing editor of Time magazine.
Thirty alumni and a group of Virginia summer associates working in the city gathered at the Bingham Dana law firm in Boston, MA, on August 1 for a cocktail reception organized by Dan Savrin 89, Laryn Ivy 97, and Richard Denhup 97.
Law School alumni attending the American Bar Association conference in Chicago, IL, gathered August 2 for a cocktail reception at the Standard Club. Thirty alumni attended the event, which was sponsored by Andy Gelman 70.
Alumni attending the National Bar Associations
(NBA) annual convention in Dallas, TX, met August
2 at the Adams Mark Hotel for a cocktail reception.
The event was co-hosted by Kim Keenan Solomon 87,
a member of the
LL.M. graduates were welcomed back to Charlottesville August 1215 for a reunion featuring a variety of events. Alumni from Austria, Belgium, England, Germany, and the United States enjoyed dinner in Washington, D.C. on Saturday night; a cruise down the Potomac River and a tour of Mount Vernon on Sunday; a picnic dinner with incoming LL.M. students on Monday night; and a tour of Monticello, a wine tasting, a picnic dinner, and a performance of Fiddler on the Roof at Ash Lawn-Highland on Tuesday.
Kansas City, MO, alumni gathered with Law School Professor Ken Abraham at the Carriage Club on September 20 for a cocktail reception sponsored by Margo Soule 79, and her husband, Thomas Schult 79.
Law School alumni joined Professor A. E. Dick Howard 61 and other University graduates in Atlanta, GA, on October 3 for a reception at the Carter Presidential Center. The event was sponsored by the Law School Alumni Association and the University. Howard spoke on The President and the Supreme Court.
Washington, D.C.-area alumni gathered October 4 on Capitol Hill at a young alumni event sponsored by U.S. Senator Bill Nelson 68.
When Boston lawyer Neil McKittrick decided
to play in a charity basketball tournament, he had no idea
that he would soon be representing the group the tournament
benefits in court. He certainly never imagined that winning
the case for his clients would bring national attention
to the challenges they face and important recognition to
him and his law firm.
A 1987 Law School graduate and a partner
in the firm Hill & Barlow, McKittrick was impressed
with the work of ARC Massachusetts, an organization supporting
individuals with mental retardation. He learned that many
of ARCs clients had been waiting for years for residential
placement or other services guaranteed under the federal
Medicaid Act. The services had not been provided because
sufficient funds were not allocated by the Commonwealth
of Massachusetts. Many of the clients were middle-aged adults
who were being cared for at home, often by elderly or infirm
It was a privilege to represent
these people, said McKittrick, who won the American
Bar Association Pro Bono Publico Award earlier this year.
This case is a tribute to the persistence and patience
of these families, who, by caring for their disabled loved
ones in their homes, saved Massachusetts taxpayers millions
McKittricks interest in representing
the disabled goes back to his Law School days, when he volunteered
in a ski program for the disabled held at nearby Massanutten
resort. A Dillard fellow who served on the editorial board
of the Virginia Law Review, chaired the selection committee
for the Student Funded Fellowships program, and earned Order
of the Coif honors, he decided to work for Hill & Barlow
after clerking for a judge in the U.S. Court of Appeals.
The firm counts as billable the hours its associates spend
doing pro bono work. Thats a big reason I ended
up where I did, commented the civil and criminal litigator.
Since McKittrick became involved in Boulet
v. Cellucci, he and Hill & Barlowrecipient of
the 1993 Massachusetts Bar Associations Law Firm Pro
Bono Awardhave taken on more disability cases. He
played a critical role in Olmstead v. L.C., a case argued
before the Supreme Court of the United States, by filing
an amicus curiae brief in support of two women with mental
retardation who had been institutionalized against their
will by the state of Georgia. He also served as co-counsel
on an amicus brief filed with the Supreme Court of the United
States on behalf of more than thirty national organizations
in PGA Tour, Inc. v. Casey Martin. The brief is in support
of Martin, a professional golfer who requires the use of
a golf cart due to his disability. McKittricks efforts
led to victory in both cases.
Even when Teri Noel Towe was introduced
to the music of Johann Sebastian Bach (16851750) as
a first grader, he was fascinated by a simple question:
What did Bach look like? His childhood fascination with
Bach, fueled by numerous biographies and records, nearly
each of which contained a markedly different image of the
composer, has led the 1973 Law School graduate on a lifelong
quest to prove which of the universally accepted portraits
of Bach are, in fact, accurate likenesses.
On July 31, 2000, Towe announced that
a fragment of a portrait purported to be of Bach is all
that remains of a painting that disappeared in 1809 and
turned up only recently in the possession of the descendants
of a Saxon émigré who brought it to the United
States more than 125 years ago. I am confident that
this priceless relic of the greatest composer of all time
at long last has been located and identified, Towe
said in a March 21 lecture at Queens College in Flushing,
Why did Towe believe he could make such
a bold pronouncement? A graduate of Princeton who earned
departmental honors in art history, he is of counsel to
the firm Ganz & Hollinger, PC, in New York City, with
a practice that includes trusts and estates and intellectual
property law. His method of analyzing portrait iconography,
informed by the rigors of a Virginia legal education, has
resulted in discoveries that have made Bach experts sit
up and take notice.
Before declaring the authenticity of the
portrait fragment, Towe did his homework. He compared the
fragment to the acknowledged images of Bach, noting the
presence of documented facial featuressuch as a protuberant
lower jaw and drooping eyelidsthat
he believes should appear in accurate images. Besides analyzing
written descriptions of the Bach portraits known to have
existed in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries
and photographs taken of the composers skull following
an 1894 exhumation, he also consulted a dentist to inquire
about Bachs underbite and the effects of tooth loss.
After completing this initial research, he subjected the
portrait fragment, which portrays Bach in his mid to late
forties, to a detailed forensic anatomical comparison with
the one undisputed portrait from life that is in original
condition, a portrait that shows him at age sixty-three.
In evaluating the accuracy of a particular
portrait when all the facts are not available and may never
be, Towe is not afraid to draw a few conclusions. This is
where he believes his legal training stands him in good
stead. I took Evidence and was taught the importance
of deductive reasoning, he said. Lawyers draw
conclusions every day.
Applying these standards, Towe determined
that the portrait fragment in question is part of the Bach
portrait, missing for nearly 200 years, which was previously
owned by one of the great composers former students.
In addition to announcing this discovery, Towe has questioned
the accuracy and authenticity of several other portraits
widely believed to depict his favorite composer, as well
as provided what he believes is convincing proof that at
least two more controversial portraits are genuine and accurate.
He says that his research, which can be found online at
www.npj.com/thefaceofbach may be causing some consternation
among Bach experts who are using disputed images in books
and on recordings.
Towe also served as classical music director
and president of WTJU, which was then one of two University
student radio stations, and as a member of the editorial
board of U.Va.s student newspaper, The Cavalier Daily,
for which he reviewed concerts and recordings and wrote
the occasional op-ed piece.
When not at Ganz & Hollinger, PC, in New York, Towe pursues his passion for gardening, growing rare antique varieties of spring bulbs and heirloom vegetables at his country retreat in Rhode Island. He continues to work on his study of the Bach portraits there, too. I am systematically examining all of the images that are alleged to be life portraits or direct copies of life portraits, he said. Within the next couple of years, Towe hopes to publish the results of his research as an interactive CD-ROM, which he said he considers an ideal medium for setting out the evidence and conclusions I derive. He then plans to turn his attention to the portraits of George Frideric Handel and Wolfgang Amadé Mozart. Ive discovered that my fascination with forensic portrait iconography extends well beyond the face of Johann Sebastian Bach, said Towe with a smile.
Zane Memeger 91 may have succeeded
in putting away eight of Philadelphias most notorious
mobsters, but dont ask him the inevitable question:
How does the real-life Mafia compare with the fictional
version in the HBO TV series, The Sopranos?
Memeger says he has never seen the show.
If Memeger is unfamiliar with Tony Soprano
and Paulie Walnuts, he knows more than he ever wanted to
know about the likes of Joseph Skinny Joey Merlino,
Marty Noodles Angelina, Angelo Buddha
Lutz, and numerous wise guys. As a member of the Organized
Crime Strike Force for the U.S. Attorneys Office for
the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Memeger recently completed
a grueling sixteen-week trial that ended in racketeering
convictions for the leaders of the Philadelphia La Cosa
Nostra, who face sentencing in December.
Memeger, 36, has now seen the criminal
justice system from both sides. While in the Law School,
he served as director of the Post-Conviction Assistance
Projects literacy program for inmates at the Albemarle
County jail and later directed PCAPs habeas corpus
program. That work earned him the Robert F. Kennedy Award
for Public Service at graduation.
The U.S. attorneys office is a frequent
stop for young lawyers who grow impatient with big-firm
practice, and in that sense Memegers career path is
typical. After graduating from Virginia, he joined the Philadelphia
office of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius as an associate in
the litigation department, handling commercial defense matters
but also working on a few white-collar criminal cases. Eric
Kraeutler 80, the firms recruiting partner at
the time, recalls Memeger as extremely detail-oriented
and second to none in commitment and dedication.
Like many young associates, Memeger craved
more courtroom exposure and applied to the U.S. Attorneys
office after three years in private practice. Told he needed
more experience, Memeger spent another year at Morgan, Lewis,
much of it in England on a long document production. Shortly
after he returned to the United States, he learned that
there was an opening and signed on with the Justice Department.
In his first years at the U.S. Attorneys
office, Memeger honed his advocacy skills prosecuting gun
possession and drug cases, but jumped at the opportunity
to join the Organized Crime Strike Force and an ongoing
investigation of the Philadelphia-area La Cosa Nostra. Previous
investigations had sent two former mob chieftains to prison.
Memegers group focused on Merlino, the young challenger
to the incumbent boss. When Merlino was indicted in April
2000, Memeger moved to the trial team.
One of the difficulties of preparing such a witness, Memeger said, was establishing the parameters of their relationship. While I may be willing to go to bat for you in terms of [seeking a reduction in] your sentence,
Memeger told Previte, Im not
going to be hanging out with you. Im using you. I
need information from you. Thats all I want.
However, Memeger recognized that some
believed the governments reliance on the testimony
of turncoats such as Previte weakened its case. He readily
acknowledged that the informants were bad men, but reminded
the jury that those were the type of men with whom the defendants
associated. While the jurors may not have been happy
that we made a deal [with Previte], we wouldnt have
gotten to where we did without it, he insisted.
Although he had tried almost a dozen small
cases before the Merlino trial, it was daunting to go head
to head against some of the premiere criminal defense attorneys
in the country, including Bruce Cutler, who successfully
defended former New York mob boss John Gotti in two trials
during the 1980s. Nonetheless, Memeger cut a confident figure
in court, smoothly taking Previte through his paces, making
extensive use of the numerous surveillance tapes and video
recordings, and all the while, he claimed, ignoring muttered
threats against himself and his family from the defendants
whenever he stepped within earshot.
For four months, Memeger and his co-counsel,
Barry Gross, maintained the grueling pace of full days in
court followed by late nights preparing for the next days
proceedings. Previte alone was on the witness stand for
almost two weeks. Although some jurors later criticized
both sides for the trials length, Memeger said it
was difficult trying to keep the case short enough to hold
the jurys attention without jeopardizing the governments
ability to prove the defendants guilt.
Gross, however, had no doubts about his
co-counsels performance. To work with someone
for so many years and under that pressure, Zane was perfect,
he said. It was the best experience working with someone
Ive ever had.
His three-year commitment to the Strike
Force drawing to an end, Memeger says he does not know what
he will do next. I had a feeling, sitting at the counsel
table during the closing arguments, that I could do this
for the rest of my life, he commented. On the other
hand, as he sees classmates and friends making partner,
the lure of private practice, if only from a financial standpoint,
is strong. Furthermore, Memeger, his wife, Laura, an urban
planner, and their two-and-a-half-year-old son, Max, are
expecting another child this winter.
Though some described the Merlino verdict
as a disappointment because the jury rejected the more serious
murder and drug trafficking counts while convicting the
defendants of bookmaking and racketeering, Memeger sees
The system worked, he said
philosophically. And at the end of the day, Im
going home to my family and theyre not.
About the author:
Andrew Glickman is a street photographer.
He carries his camera wherever he goes, anonymously documenting
what he sees on the street. He continues a century-long
tradition of street photography, exemplified by Eugène
Atgets turn-of-the- century Paris scenes; Henri Cartier-Bressons
Glickman describes maintaining these two
parts of his life as a challenging balance,
although he admits that his job as an advisor at the SEC
Glickmans interest in photography
dates back to his childhood. Throughout college at U.Va.,
he snapped landscapes, portraits, and assorted assignments
for The Cavalier Daily. When he returned to Charlottesville
in 1988 to attend law school, his interest in photography
did not wane. Glickman not only made Law Review, he also
made the time to make more pictures.
After joining the SEC in 1991, Glickman
continued to dedicate time and energy to his passion for
photography. A 1995 visit to Chicago opened his eyes to
a new world. Visiting an exhibit at the Art Institute, Glickman
came face-to-face with Joel Meyerowitzs street photography
from the 1960s and 1970s. I was stunned, he
recalled. Here were some of the most intriguing photographs
I had ever seen. When I learned a month later that Meyerowitz
offered a workshop on street and landscape photography in
Tuscany, I wanted to be part of it.
Two weeks in Meyerowitzs workshop
merely whetted Glickmans appetite for more. Over the
next three summers, he served as one of Meyerowitzs
assistants in Tuscany. In 1997, he took two years off to
focus on his art, studying twice with noted photographer
Mary Ellen Mark.
By the time he returned to the law, Glickman
had received important recognition for his art. Two of his
photographs were included in an exhibit of street photography
at U.Va.s Bayly Art Museum in 1999. One received first
prize in a competition held by the Santa Fe Center for the
Visual Arts. Eight were purchased by the Washington, D.C.
Commission on the Arts and Humanities for display in public
Recently, Glickman received more good
news. One of his photographs was published in the new edition
of Bystander: A History of Street Photography (Bulfinch
Press, Little Brown & Co., 2001) a book widely regarded
as the bible of street photography. Two others, one from
Tuscany and another from Mexico, will be part of an exhibit
of street photography this fall and winter atwhere
else?Chicagos Art Institute.
The artist remains focused on his work in the streets. My photography is about the recognition of beauty, dignity, and poetry in the ordinary, he explained. On the street, Im most interested in the moments of daily life that speak to the human condition. My images are about how a look, a gesture, or a relationship between people and objects can communicate with us. Spending time noticing the things around me helps me enjoy life more. Portfolios of Glickmans work can be seen at the Andrew Smith Gallery in Santa Fe, NM.
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