1970s Class Notes
Kenneth M. Greene of the Greensboro firm of Carruthers & Roth has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers of America for 2007 in the practice areas of banking law, bankruptcy and creditor-debtor rights, and finance law. He is one of a group of attorneys who have been listed in Best Lawyers for ten years or longer.
Tom Boyd, a partner in Alston & Bird’s Washington, D.C. office and head of its legislative and public policy group, has been appointed by Secretary Michael Chertoff to serve on the data privacy and integrity advisory committee for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. In the February/March 2006 issue of the Virginia Bar Association’s News Journal, John A. McVickar co-authored an article with Christopher T. Albert entitled “Conservation Easements: Overview for Virginians.” The article focuses on conservation easements and land trusts, specifically in relation to Virginia lawyers. Earlier in January, McVickar spoke to a group on the same general subject at the winter meeting of the VBA.
Christopher J. Murphy III was reappointed to a second term on the Indiana Commission for Higher Education by Governor Mitch Daniels. He is also the chairman, president, and CEO of 1st Source Corporation and chairman and CEO of 1st Source Bank in South Bend.
Mark Sullivan, a retired Army Reserve Judge Advocate General colonel, is the chair of the ABA family law section’s military committee. His book, The Military Divorce Handbook, was published in April by the American Bar Association. He practices in Raleigh, N.C. where he lives with his wife, Teri, and daughter, Anne.
George W. House of Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard in Greensboro, N.C. was ranked #2 in Environment in the North Carolina rankings of the legal guide, Chambers USA, America’s Leading Business Lawyers.
Eric Adamson retired after his company, Service Title of Virginia, was acquired by MBH Settlements Group, the largest title agency grouping in Virginia. He now spends his time visiting six grandchildren!
Alan Moore was recently featured in an article on redorbit.com, a space, science, and technology news website. Moore works for Baker Donelson where his work deals primarily with transportation. He serves as general counsel for the Jackson Municipal Airport Authority, the Mississippi Airports Association, and the Mississippi Intermodal Council.
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency selected Richard C. Stearns to be its Director for Enforcement and Compliance. Stearns will report to OCC’s Deputy Chief Counsel and will oversee the OCC’s Law Department Division that conducts investigations, recommends administrative actions, and litigates those enforcement actions on behalf of the agency. Since 1993, Stearns has served as the Deputy Chief Counsel for Enforcement at the Office of Thrift Supervision. Prior to that he was the Deputy Chief Counsel for Regional Enforcement, and Assistant Chief Counsel for Enforcement for OTS. From 1985 to 1991, Stearns was an Assistant Director and a Senior Trial Attorney with the Civil Division at the Department of Justice. During his career, Mr. Stearns also served as a Senior Trial Attorney with the Office of Housing and Urban Development, an Associate with the law firm of Kirkpatrick and Lockhart, and as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General Corps.
After 31 years at Reed Smith and its Northern Virginia predecessors, Mark Dare has joined a five-lawyer labor and employment boutique firm, Isler Dare Ray & Radcliffe, located in Tysons Corner.
James C. Sargent was named a “Pennsylvania Super Lawyer” for 2006 by Law and Politics magazine. Sargent acts as chairman for Lamb McErlane’s litigation department, provides counsel on commercial contracts, real estate and banking law, construction litigation, restrictive covenants, and employment contracts. Sargent also serves on the Pennsylvania Appellate Procedural Rules Committee and as co-chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Appellate Advocacy Committee. He joins five of his other colleagues at Lamb McErlane in accepting this honor.
Glenn R. Croshaw of Willcox & Savage was selected by his peers for inclusion in the publication, The Best Lawyers in America, in the area of Government Relations Law. Glenn is currently a member of the Virginia State Crime Commission, and he served as a Member of the Virginia House of Delegates between 1986 and 2000. He also chairs the firm’s Government Relations practice, which specializes in state and local government issues.
Mark Fox Evens has joined Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox in Washington, D.C. as a director. Evens will focus on intellectual property litigation including patent infringement, copyright, and trademark cases. Evens was previously on the Executive Committee of the Commercial Litigation and ADR Department of Thelen Reid & Priest. He also spent five years at the Department of Justice litigating complex cases.
Drew Hatcher and his wife, Maureen happy to announce that their oldest daughter, Elizabeth, is attending the Law School this fall after completing two years teaching Spanish in Charlotte, N.C. Teach for America. She is a Williams College graduate and excited about studying law.
Fred D. Hutchison of the Hutchison Law Group in Raleigh, N.C. has recently been honored and recognized by his peers in The Best Lawyers in America list for 2007.
After evacuating New Orleans for Hurricane Katrina, Clyde H. Jacob III temporarily moved to Houston. Jacob later returned to New Orleans where he is practicing labor and employment law with Jones Walker. The Jacobs family is back their home which, while not flooded, suffered roof damage that led to internal damage. Thankfully for Clyde and his family, “every day is better than the one before.”
Caine O’Rear of Hand Arendall has been included in The Best Lawyers of America list for 2007 for his work in commercial litigation and construction law.
John Charles Thomas has been appointed to the College of William and Mary’s Board of Visitors. The youngest person and first African-American appointed to Virginia’s Supreme Court, Thomas is a partner with Hunton & Williams, an international firm headquartered in Richmond. He will remain on the board until the end of his term in 2009.
The Huntsville Times ran an article on Justice Tom Woodall’s re-election campaign as associate justice of the Alabama Supreme Court. In the past, Woodall has worked for Rives and Peterson, and Woodall and Maddox, both in Birmingham, where he concentrated on civil litigation in state and federal trial and appellate courts. He is married to Debbie Brogan and has three children: Scott, Matthew, and Claire.
Peter E. Broadbent, Jr. has been re-elected as chairman of the business law section of the Virginia State Bar. He has also been recognized in Virginia 2006 Super Lawyers magazine as one of the top 5% of lawyers in Virginia for his practice in utilities law. Broadbent practices business, intellectual property, governmental and communications law as a partner with Christian & Barton, in Richmond, Va.
William P. H. Cary of Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard in Greensboro, N.C. was ranked #2 in Employment: Mainly Defendant in the North Carolina rankings of the legal guide, Chambers USA, America’s Leading Business Lawyers.
Daniel J. Hoffheimer recently co-authored an article, “The Danish Cartoons: Refrain or Publish,” in AT ISSUE (National Conference for Community Justice), April 2006. The article was co-authored with Inayat K. Malik.
Steven Tabackman has been selected for the 2007 edition of The Best Lawyers in America among lawyers practicing white collar criminal defense in Washington, D.C. M. Hamilton Whitman of Ober/Kaler in Baltimore was recognized by The Best Lawyers in America for his leading role in Maryland maritime law. He has appeared in each edition of Best Lawyers. His daughter Miles is now a first-year medical student at UVA Medical School, working hard and feeling lucky to be in Charlottesville. Whitman and his wife Susan are glad to have such a good excuse to come back to Virginia often.
Barry Kogut of Bond, Schoeneck & King in Syracuse, N.Y., was selected by his peers to be included in the 2007 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Kogut has an extensive and varied environmental practice that deals with both federal and state regulatory compliance and enforcement matters.
At the beginning of August, President Bush announced that he plans to nominate Alex A. Beehler to be inspector general of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Beehler currently serves as Assistant Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Environment, Safety and Occupational Health. Earlier in his career, he has served as vice president for environmental programs for the Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation, and was a senior trial attorney at the Department of Justice.
Christopher Scott D’Angelo has been named to the 2006 The International Who’s Who of Commercial Litigators and the 2006 The International Who’s Who of Product Liability Lawyers.
The Honorable Anne Kenney Chaplin was reappointed to the Massachusetts Supreme Court as Southeast Housing Court First Justice. Prior to her appointment to the bench in 2000, Chaplin was a partner at Chaplin & Chaplin in Boston and has practiced law for over 20 years.
Joseph W. Ryan, Jr., a partner at PorterWright Morris & Arthur, in Columbus,Ohio, has been elected a Director of the International Association of Defense Counsel. Ryan specializes in civil litigation with an emphasis on complex professional liability, intellectual property, and commercial law. He has represented Columbus-based American Electric Power and its subsidiaries for more than 25 years. He represents corporate clients throughout the country on trademark, service mark, and trade dress claims.
Howard Shafferman was recently appointed co-partner-in-charge of the Energy and Project Finance Group of Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, Washington, D.C.
Gary Goldberger of Los Angeles, Calif., is the Executive Producer of two movies that premiered on Lifetime Television in July—The Last Trimester, starring Chandra West, and The Obsession, starring Daphne Zuniga.
Michael Kuhn was elected Secretary/ Treasurer of the Houston Bar Association – Real Estate Section. The Real Estate Section hosts monthly CLE luncheons and participates in Habitat for Humanity, LegalLines, and other HBA sponsored activities.
John F. Maddrey was named to the newly created position of Assistant Solicitor General for the State of North Carolina by Attorney General Roy Cooper. His duties include the representation of the state in major civil appeals including matters before the Supreme Court of the United States and the Fourth Circuit.
David B. McCormack, Buist Moore Smythe McGee Principal and Employment Practice Group Head, has been selected as Fellow in the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. This appointment is the highest recognition by one’s colleagues of sustained outstanding performance in the profession, exemplifying integrity, dedication and excellence. McCormack practices in the area of employment law, representing employer interests. His practice encompasses all aspects of state and federal employment law, including wrongful termination and employment discrimination. He also provides extensive advisory and counseling services in such areas as employment contracts, employee handbooks, restrictive covenants, family and medical leave, disability law requirements, and sexual harassment.
Ron Saxton was featured in an article in the Democrat-Herald that focused on his plan to run again for governor of Oregon. He continues to hold a seat on the Portland school board and is working on several projects to better the school system.