2000s Class Notes
Eve Burton and her husband Jeremy are proud to announce the birth of their first child, Hailey Elyse Burton, in March. Eve is a senior associate in the litigation department in Denver at Holme Roberts & Owen.
Dan Domenico was appointed Solicitor General of Colorado.
Lt. Danielle Kamensky and Lt. Bill Rust had a reunion in Baghdad, Iraq in January when their six-month tours overlapped. Each serves as a Navy Judge Advocate with TF-134 Detainee Operations in Iraq.
Jason Kirkham and his wife, Donna, celebrated the birth of their son, Thomas Steven, on December 16, 2005.
Jeffrey Prowda and his wife, Lesley, welcomed their first child, Madison Belle, into the world on November 23, 2005. Jeffrey practices corporate law as an associate with the law firm Goodwin Procter in Boston, Mass.
Steven Tave and his wife Jessica (Aldock) Tave ’99 were thrilled to welcome their second daughter, Alyssa Hannah Tave, on February 11. Big sister Samantha (2 ½) is very excited to have a new baby in the house.
After serving for three years at the Department of Justice, most recently as Deputy Associate Attorney General, overseeing the work of the Civil Rights Division, the Tax Division, and the Office of Justice Programs, Gordon Todd is now serving as law clerk to Justice Samuel Alito on the Supreme Court. Todd lives in Alexandria, Va., with his wife, Kate, and their 1-year old son, Chase.
In 2003, Jud Turner and his wife, Courtney, moved back to Georgia where he took the position of General Counsel at the Georgia Department of Education. In March of 2005 they were blessed with their first child, Townsend, and were expecting a little girl in September. Last year Turner left the Department of Education to serve as Deputy Executive Counsel to Governor Sonny Perdue.
Matt Wilson recently resigned from litigation practice at Jones Day’s Columbus, Ohio office to switch to plaintiffs’ work. He now handles class and collective action cases, focusing on consumer and wage/hour claims, with the firm David P. Meyer and Associates in Columbus. Matt and his wife Holly welcomed their first child, a son, Caleb Marshall Wilson, on November 21, 2004.
Kate Buchanan has been appointed Interim Associate Dean for Alumni and Development at Duke Law School. She lives in Durham, N.C. with her husband, Phil, and her sons, Blake (6) and Holden (3).
Chris Chorba and his wife, Christine, announce the birth of their baby boy, Alex, on March 27.
Forrest Christian has accepted a position with the Criminal Section of the Civil Rights Division in the Department of Justice, where he will prosecute cases involving hate crimes, human trafficking, police brutality, and violence directed at health care providers.
Glen Guymon and Bob Grohowski ’94 recently traveled to India where they attended a series of meetings with the Indian Ministry of Finance to discuss the regulatory and tax issues facing foreign institutional investors in India.
Bich-Nga H. Nguyen is now practicing for Kaye Scholar’s New York office where she is focusing on trusts and estates.
Jeff Roberts has recently joined the business group at Baker & Hostetler of Columbus, Ohio. Before joining Baker & Hostetler, Roberts was an associate with Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease.
W. Lukas Berger (LL.M.) moved from Frankfurt and Vienna to his hometown, Salzburg, where he joined his father’s private law practice. He mainly works in the corporate fields for law, competition law, bankruptcy law, trust and estates, and civil litigation. He also earned his private pilot license and flies—when work lets him—all over Austria and the neighboring countries.
Norrinda Brown, along with her mother, Linda Hinton-Brown, was featured in an article on Philadelphia Inquirer.com regarding the success of their bakery, Brown Betty Dessert Boutique. While helping her mother, Norrinda continues to work with a Center City law firm in Philadelphia.
Matthew Burton returned from nine months in Iraq working as Deputy Legal Advisor, then Legal Advisor in the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad. He is now back at the Department of State, Office of the Legal Advisor, working on international environmental legal issues.
Paul H. DeLaney was promoted to Deputy Chief of Staff at USTR this past March. Just recently, when former U.S. Trade Representative Rob Portman was confirmed as the new Director of Office of Management and Budget, DeLaney was asked to stay on at USTR as Acting Chief of Staff by the U.S. Trade Representative nominee Susan Schwab.
After clerking for two federal judges and working on civil rights cases in Baltimore, Md. as the Murnaghan Appellate Advocacy Fellow at the Public Justice Center, Roscoe Jones, Jr. has been tapped to serve as counsel to Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) on the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee.
E. Joanna Nelson recently joined Cozen O’Connor’s Houston office as an associate, practicing in the insurance department. Prior to joining the firm, Nelson was an associate with Phelps Dunbar in Houston.
Burcak Unsal (LL.M.) and Umit Herguner (LL.M.) ’85 established the University of Virginia Turkish Association in Istanbul, where they are also serving on the board. The association promotes the University, guides applicants for undergraduate and graduate education, and actively recruits eligible candidates for the Law School.
William F. Abely II and Claire S. Bishop were married in Boston on June 3. The ceremony took place at St. Stephen’s Church, with a reception following at the Harvard Club of Boston. Among those in attendance were Jeffrey Yarbro, Tyler (Chance) Yarbro, Brian Barry, Mike Signer, Rob Johnston, Tom Getz, Jason Hazelwood, Chris Jarosh, Scott Thompson, Jon Altschul, Billy Wynne, Pete Simons, Heather Carlton, Thomas Windom ’05, Jen Crone ’05, and Jim Abely ’09. The couple resides in Boston where the groom is an associate with Ropes & Gray and the bride is an associate with Foley & Lardner.
Jennifer M. Ball has joined Hutchison Law Group in Raleigh, N.C. as an associate in the corporate practice group, advising and assisting clients in all legal aspects of general business matters. Prior to joining the firm, Ball was an associate with Richards, Layton & Finger, in Wilmington, Del.
Catherine Cauoette and her husband Cory ’94 have relocated from the Washington, D.C. area to San Diego.
Daryl Hecht (LL.M.) has been appointed to serve as a justice on the Iowa Supreme Court after serving on the Iowa Court of Appeals since 1999. Before joining the court of appeals, he worked in the private practice of law in Sioux City for 22 years.
Karen (Pape) Luftglass joined the litigation department of Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York in April. Luftglass was formerly in the litigation department at Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe.
J. Corey Reeder has joined McNees Wallace & Nurick’s office in State College, Penn. Reeder has been with McNees Wallace & Nurick since 2004 in the Harrisburg office, practicing in the Asset Planning and Federal Taxation Group. His focus is on estate planning, charitable planning, special needs planning, and estate administration.
Sean S. Suder, an attorney at Keating Muething & Klekamp recently was appointed to serve a five-year term on the City of Cincinnati’s Board of Building Appeals. The City of Cincinnati’s Board of Building Appeals reviews and decides appeals from orders of the City of Cincinnati Director of Buildings and Inspections. The Board is instrumental in helping to ensure the safety of all buildings in the City. Suder practices all aspects of real estate, land use and zoning law. He has assisted clients in the development process from concept to buildout and in the negotiation of retail, office and industrial leases. He also practices zoning related litigation, including prosecuting and defending administrative appeals at the trial and appellate court level.
Will Tysse married Jill Elizabeth McCarthy on August 1, 2005 in Cork, Ireland. They are expecting their first child in December.
Martha Susan Van Hoy is a new associate at Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs in their Columbus, Ohio office. She previously worked as a business litigation associate at Thompson Hine.
David Greene and Caroline Barber were married on October 1, 2005. David is currently a corporate associate at Latham & Watkins in Washington, D.C. After spending just under a year at Covington & Burling, Caroline has accepted a position as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney in Alexandria, Va.
Myles Roberts completed his clerkship with Justice Henry duPont Ridgely at the Delaware Supreme Court this August and is now working as an associate at the Charleston, W.Va. office of Steptoe & Johnson. He is in the banking and commercial transactions section of the business department.
Stephanie Shemin works as a litigation associate at Simpson Thatcher & Bartlett in New York. She recently published a note, “The Political Constitutionality of Intelligent Design,” in the George Mason Law Review. Stephanie also spoke at a symposium at the University of Richmond on intelligent design. She became “engaged to Koby Feingold when he surprised me with a weekend trip to Paris!”
On January 10, Christopher Terhune welcomed son Gabriel Christopher Samuel, in Charlottesville, Va. He joins big sister, Isabella. Chris has also accepted an associate’s position within the energy department of Vinson & Elkins in Washington, D.C.
Samson Vermont (LL.M.) just started as an Assistant Professor of Law at George Mason University School of Law, in Arlington, Va.
Rich Wetzel has moved to Hunton & Williams in Richmond, Va.
In the June/July edition of Virginia Lawyer, Ryan T. Almstead was cited as the recipient of the Oliver White Hill Law Student Pro Bono Award for his work with low-income clients. His work included assisting patients through a Legal Aid Justice Center program at Western State Hospital. Almstead plans to continue to work for legal aid in upstate New York.
Soohye Cho (LL.M.) has entered into the J.S.D. program at University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, IL.
Roshida A. Dowe has joined the law firm of Bricker & Eckler as an associate in their Columbus, Ohio office. Before joining Bricker & Eckler, Dowe was a personal financial analyst for Primerica Financial Services and managing partner of Pis-Aller Marketing and Promotional Consulting.
Jill M. Fleming has recently joined Thomas Coburn as an associate in the firm’s St. Louis office.
Leslie Kendrick won the Law School’s Judge John R. Brown Scholarship award for legal writing. She won for her paper, published as a note, on criminally instructional speech. Professors Vince Blasi and Lillian BeVier wrote letters supporting the nomination.
Won Seok Kwak (LL.M.) has joined Susman & Associates in Chicago, Ill. as an intern.
Birch O.M. McMullin has recently joined Thomas Coburn as an associate in the firm’s St. Louis office.
Hiroki Moriyama (LL.M.) has enrolled in the two year MBA program at Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Lars Rueve (LL.M.) has joined Sullivan & Cromwell as an associate in their New York office.
Ignacio Salvarredi (LL.M.) joined Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton in New York as an international lawyer in the Latin America department. He is concentrating his practice in corporate law and securities.
Robert Schwartz was recently featured in inter alia, a new creative journal for UVA Law students, for his photograph entitled “Down a Country Lane.” Schwartz, his wife, Amy, and their two daughters moved to London in October, where Schwartz is working for Allen & Overy.
Nimer Sultany (LL.M.) is pursuing his academic studies in the S.J.D. program at Harvard Law School.