1970s Class Notes
Timothy E. Hoberg is listed among “Leaders in Their Field” in corporate mergers & acquisitions in Chambers USA 2012. He was also recognized in Ohio Super Lawyers 2012 in securities and corporate finance. He is of counsel with Taft Stettinius & Hollister in Cincinnati, where he concentrates his practice on corporate and securities matters.
Thomas Bottini will lead Armstrong Teasdale’s expansion of its intellectual property, dispute resolution, and transactional and franchising services in Asia. A partner in the firm, Bottini is the chief representative of Armstrong Teasdale’s office in Shanghai, China, and continues to serve his U.S.-based clients. He led the creation of the firm’s China practice in 1994 and was chief representative in the Shanghai office from 2001-03.
Carol Duane Olson has been elected chair of the board of directors of Dress for Success in Cincinnati, Ohio. She will serve a two-year term. Dress for Success provides business clothing to disadvantaged women entering the workforce, as well as other related services, including career counseling, financial literacy education, assistance with job searches, and help with resume writing and interview preparation. Olson is a partner with Peck Shaffer, where she chairs the tax and financial analysis department. She focuses her practice on tax law and municipal bonds.
Mark E. Sullivan recently completed a two-year term on the Uniform Law Commission, sitting on a committee that drafted the Uniform Deployed Parent Custody and Visitation Act. He spoke on military divorce issues in March at George Mason Law School, and in April at the Naval Justice School.
Robert C. Gang is listed in Best Lawyers 2013 in the area of public finance law and was recognized as Miami’s “Lawyer of the Year” for 2013 in public finance law. He was also listed in Chambers USA 2012. He is a shareholder with Greenberg Traurig, where his areas of concentration are public finance, education, special taxing districts, general municipal, and utilities.
Franklin L. Carroll III retired in 2005 after 30 years practicing law, almost all of those as a prosecutor. From 1973-79 he practiced in New York City and from 1980 to 2005 in Orange County, Calif.
C. Timothy Corcoran III was ordained a Roman Catholic priest for the Diocese of St. Petersburg, Fla., on May 19. Father Tim is presently serving as the parochial vicar at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, in Dunedin, Fla. He retired as a United States bankruptcy judge for the Middle District of Florida in 2003 and received his masters of divinity degree at Blessed John XXIII National Seminary in Weston, Mass., just before his ordination.
G. Frank Flippen is listed in Virginia Super Lawyers 2012 in the area of business and corporate law. He is a partner with Gentry Locke Rakes & Moore in Roanoke.
Marschall Smith was appointed senior vice president, general counsel, and secretary of Archer Daniels Midland in July. ADM, headquartered in Decatur, Ill., is one of the largest agricultural processors in the world. Smith was previously with 3M Company, where he was senior vice president, legal affairs, and general counsel. He led the legal affairs team and was responsible for government affairs and ethics and environmental matters.
Fredrick R. Tulley is listed in Best Lawyers 2013 in the area of commercial litigation; litigation–banking & finance; and litigation–bankruptcy and was designated “Lawyer of the Year 2012” in litigation and bankruptcy in Best Lawyers. He was listed in Chambers USA 2012 in litigation: securities. He is a partner with Taylor Porter in Baton Rouge, La., where he focuses his practice in the areas of commercial litigation, securities litigation, professional malpractice, construction, antitrust, RICO, commercial bankruptcy, and insurance insolvency.
Douglas M. Branson is the W. Edward Sell Chair in Law at the University of Pittsburgh, where he teaches business organizations, corporate finance, corporate governance, and securities regulation. He recently published a book, Three Tastes of Nuoc Mam, about his combat experience in the Vietnam war and trips he’s taken there since then as a tourist and consultant (see In Print).
John E. Quinn was recently elected a fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. He was installed at the American Bar Association’s labor and employment section’s CLE conference on November 3 in Atlanta, Ga. He is a member in the labor and practice group with Eckert Seamans in Philadelphia, Pa., where he represents employers in all aspects of employee relations.
Tina Swent Byrd is a trial court judge in Los Angeles, Calif. Her daughter will be graduating from the Law School as a member of the Class of 2013. Mark Evens’ son is in the same class. “It has been fun to re-live law school but without any exams or other stress!,” writes Tina.
William C. Cleveland III is listed in South Carolina Super Lawyers 2012 in the area of business litigation. He is with Womble Carlyle in Charleston, where he concentrates his practice in the areas of business break-up, commercial, securities, and intellectual property litigation.
W. Stuart Dornette has been named among “Leaders in Their Field” in Chambers USA 2012 in litigation: general commercial. He was named Cincinnati Lawyer of the Year in litigation-municipal in Best Lawyers 2012 and was recognized in Ohio Super Lawyers 2012 in business litigation. He is a partner with Taft Stettinius & Hollister, where he is co-chair of the litigation department.
Don P. Martin was named in Chambers USA 2012 in the area of litigation: general commercial and was selected for inclusion in Southwest Super Lawyers 2012 in the area of business litigation. He is a partner with Quarles & Brady in Phoenix, Ariz., where he focuses on commercial litigation, including professional liability, real estate, and securities litigation and administrative hearings. He is the national chair of the firm’s lender liability task force.
Daniel J. Hoffheimer is chair of the board of Constella Festival of Music and Fine Arts (www.constellafestival.org). Constella produces a festival each October featuring more than a dozen performances of symphony, chamber, and choral music, ballet, jazz, and visual arts, in addition to promotional concerts and events throughout the year. The 2011 festival was book-ended by two of the world’s top violinists, Hilary Hahn and Joshua Bell. Dan has also joined the board of Concert: Nova (www.concertnova.com), which presents unusual classical music in offbeat venues, such as old movie theaters. A recent concert presented the classical compositions of Frank Zappa, and an upcoming performance will present the tango opera, Maria de Buenos Aires, by Astor Piazzolla.
Ann Margaret Pointer is listed in Georgia Super Lawyers 2012 in the area of employment litigation and Chambers USA 2012 in labor and employment. She is a partner with Fisher & Phillips in Atlanta.
Donald J. Shuller is listed in Best Lawyers 2013 in real estate law. He is a partner with Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease in Columbus, Ohio, where he is a member of the commercial and real estate group.
Henry B. Smythe Jr. is listed in South Carolina Super Lawyers 2012 in the area of business litigation. He practices with Womble Carlyle in Charleston.
Susan M. Smythe is listed in South Carolina Super Lawyers 2012 in the area of real estate. She practices with Womble Carlyle in Charleston.
John Paul Trouche is listed in Best Lawyers 2013 in public finance law. He was named Charleston Public Finance Law Lawyer of the Year in Best Lawyers 2012. He is a shareholder with Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd in Charleston, S.C., where he focuses his practice on bond issues, underwriting, and innovative financing alternatives.
Donald C. Wright is listed in Florida Super Lawyers 2012 in the area of estate planning & probate and Best Lawyers 2012 in trusts and estates. He is a shareholder with Rogers Towers in Jacksonville, where he heads the probate and estate planning section of the business and tax department.
Stephen W. Earp received recognition in Chambers USA 2012 in the area of environmental law. He was also listed in Best Lawyers 2013 in environmental law and environmental litigation. He is with Smith Moore Leatherwood in Greensboro, N.C., where he advises companies in mergers and acquisitions, contracts, and corporate governance. He also handles complex environmental litigation and regulatory matters.
Michael Miller writes that his son, Matt Miller, is the subject of a new book entitled The Road Back: A Journey of Grace and Grit. From the author’s website, “Matt had just pedaled up a mountain pass. He was 20, a member of the University of Virginia triathlon club, so fit his resting pulse was 42! He was on top of the world in so many ways, in love, with dreams of attending medical school. And then, cycling along the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia, tragedy struck. The real story is not what happened, but what happened after.” Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Michael Vitez delivers the incredible, humbling, miraculous story of Matt’s survival and recovery. You’ll find the book on Amazon, at Barnes and Noble, and at the author’s site: http://michaelvitez.com.After practicing law for 25 years in Washington, D.C., Carol Rhees has spent the past ten years teaching high school history part-time and running a small non-profit, Hope for Children U.S., that works with AIDS orphans in Ethiopia. To learn more, see www.hopeforchildrenus.org.
Mike Ross taught a two-week seminar in business ethics at Dubrovnik International University in April, a two-week seminar on legal ethics at Peking University’s School of Transnational Law in May, and another, “Managing Legal Risk in Business,” at the IE Law School in Madrid in June.
Mark Duvall notes that at his last class reunion he was considering leaving an in-house position for a law firm, the opposite direction that many in his class would like to head. “It has worked out well for me at Beveridge & Diamond in Washington, D.C.” he writes. Duvall is a principal, focusing his practice on occupational safety and health and product regulation at the federal, state, and international levels across a wide range of programs. He also co-chairs the chemicals, products, and nanotechnology practice group.
Michael Haggerty is listed in Best Lawyers 2013 in the area of real estate law. He is a partner and co-head of the Jackson Walker finance practice group in Dallas, Tex., where he represents financial institutions including banks, credit and insurance companies, and other entities in real estate, commercial, and corporate lending transactions.
Peter S. Kaufman was named Boutique Restructuring Investment Banker of the Year at the Global M & A Network’s Turnaround Atlas Awards in June. He is president and head of restructuring and distressed M & A with The Gordian Group, an investment bank in New York City that provides financial advisory services in distressed and complicated situations. Turnarounds & Workouts recently named The Gordian Group an outstanding investment banking firm for the fifth straight year.
Laura G. Kuykendall is listed in Best Lawyers 2013 in antitrust law. She also was named among the Top Lawyers in Columbus, Ohio, in 2012 by Columbus CEO. She is a partner with Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease and a member of the litigation practice group.
George L. Mahoney has been elected president and chief executive officer of Media General, Inc., effective January 1. In the interim he serves as vice president and chief operating officer. He joined Media General in 1993 as general counsel and corporate secretary and was elected a corporate vice president in 2006. His most recent position, held since October of last year, has been vice president–growth and performance. Media General’s corporate headquarters is in Richmond, Va.
George N. Meros Jr. is listed in Florida Super Lawyers 2012 in the area of civil litigation defense. He is with GrayRobinson in Tallahassee, where he focuses his practice on matters involving regulatory compliance, complex civil litigation, and government affairs.
James D. Smeallie took office as president of the Boston Bar Association for a one-year term on September 1. He is listed in Best Lawyers 2013 in education and commercial litigation. He is a partner with Holland & Knight, where he concentrates his practice in business litigation, with particular emphasis in matters involving education, employment, professional liability, intellectual property, and unfair competition.
Jerry W. Cox has been elected trustee of the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum in Staunton, Va. He is an attorney and public affairs advisor in Washington, D.C.
Michael Kuhn is listed in Best Lawyers 2013 in the area of real estate law. He is a partner with Jackson Walker in Houston, Tex., where he focuses his practice on commercial real estate with particular emphasis on office and retail leasing within the real estate group.
David L. Kyger is listed in Best Lawyers 2013 in non-profit and charities law and tax law. He is with Smith Moore Leatherwood in Greensboro, N.C., where he focuses his practice on non-profit and tax-exempt organizations and serves as counsel to numerous public charities and private foundations.
Ely A. Leichtling was recognized in Chambers USA 2012 in the area of labor & employment. He is a partner with Quarles & Brady in Milwaukee, Wisc., with an employment and labor law practice representing management.
David B. McCormack is listed among the Top 10 Attorneys in South Carolina Super Lawyers 2012 in the area of labor & employment. He was also honored in Chambers USA 2012 in this area. Best Lawyers 2012 named him Employment Law Management Lawyer of the Year. He is in the Charleston office of Womble Carlyle, where he focuses his practice on employment law, alternative dispute resolution, and business litigation.
Barbara Wartelle Wall was honored at the Reporter’s Committee for the Freedom of the Press Annual Dinner with a 2012 First Amendment Award. As vice president and senior associate general counsel for Gannett Company, Wall has “tirelessly led legal challenges that protect the First Amendment rights for all journalists.” She has been credited with helping “quash” more than 1,000 subpoenas of reporters, successfully defending more than 500 libel suits, and guiding hundreds of information access suits.