1980s Class Notes
Andrea L. Bridgeman was recently elected to the Bar Council from Virginia's 19th Judicial Circuit. She also was selected for the boards of directors of both Legal Services of Northern Virginia and the Potomac Legal Aid Society. She has been practicing in Freddie Mac's legal division since 1988.
Glenn A. Gundersen has been elected to the board of directors of Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (PVLA). Founded in 1978, PVLA is a nonprofit legal services organization that provides pro bono legal assistance and basic business counseling to local artists and cultural organizations. PVLA's volunteer lawyers negotiate performing contracts for actors, dancers, and musicians; prepare by-laws for newly formed nonprofits; negotiate short- and long-term workspace leases and exhibition agreements; secure protection of artwork; and set up new community-wide arts initiatives. A partner with Dechert LLP, Gundersen co-chairs the intellectual property practice and focuses on trademark, copyright, and licensing law. A nationally known authority in his field, he has been named repeatedly in professional surveys as a leading member of the trademark bar. The second edition of his book Trademark Searching was published in 2000, and he is a co-author of the book Intellectual Property Assets in Mergers and Acquisitions published by John Wiley in 2002.
Virginia Governor Mark Warner has appointed Bill Nusbaum chair of the Virginia College Building Authority. This body issues tax-exempt bonds to fund facilities for public and private college and universities in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
John B. Boatwright III has been named capital defender for Central Virginia by the Public Defender Commission of Virginia. Boatwright's office will handle trial-level representation of indigent capital defendants in 35 counties and eight cities.
Tyco International Ltd. appointed Timothy E. Flanigan general counsel, corporate and international law, in November. He directs corporate and international legal functions for Tyco, including corporate governance and compliance programs. A former law clerk to the late Chief Justice Warren Burger, Flanigan previously served as deputy counsel and deputy assistant to President George W. Bush. Prior to that appointment, he was a partner with White & Case LLP.
Mark Hudak currently chairs the Burlingame, CA, Chamber of Commerce. He practices with Carr, McClellan, Ingersoll, Thompson & Horn PC, one of the oldest firms on the San Francisco Peninsula, where he is a director in the civil litigation and dispute resolution practice group.
Terence Murphy currently chairs the board of governors of the Virginia State Bar construction and public contracts law section. He practices with Kaufman & Canoles PC in Norfolk, where he is a partner in the litigation section and chairs the construction and government contracts law practice group.
Fairfax County, VA, Circuit Court Judge Jane Marum Roush will oversee the capital murder trial of Lee Boyd Malvo (formerly known as John Lee Malvo), the 17-year-old accused of last fall's sniper shootings that left 10 people dead in the Washington, D.C. metro area. A circuit court judge since 1993, Roush previously was a commercial lawyer in Hogan & Hartson's D.C. office. The Washington Post reports that Roush "could face a variety of new legal issues because Malvo is charged in part under an anti-terrorism law passed after September 11, 2001."
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Wendell Fleming just returned to the United States after a year of living in Paris. "It's tough to re-enter!" she writes. She quit practicing law five years ago and has been spending time writing. She writes that life with husband Stephen Cunninghan and three sons is "never dull!"
Keith Hemmerling has created and serves as president of The Hemmerling Foundation, which finances films and organizations supporting the mentally ill, the homeless, the physically disabled, and children rescued from street prostitution. Last year, films underwritten by the foundation opened in London, New York, Chicago, India, and the Philippines and appeared in international film festivals from Paris to New York. The films will also air on PBS in 2003. Hemmerling wrote, directed, produced and acted in A Computeristic Fairy Tale, which is the sixth most watched film out of 2,500 films on Hollywood.com Indie Films. His book, Manic Impression, self-published in July 2002, detailed his multi-decade triumph over manic depression, including hospitalizations and homelessness. It has appeared in book festivals worldwide from Frankfurt, Germany, to Philadelphia. A film about his experiences, Manic Depression Interview: Dr. Baker, is being used at the Medical University of South Carolina and debuted on Hollywood.com Indie Films last fall. Hemmerling, who is also a musician, has appeared on MTV's "Blind" with The Talking Heads, on Saturday Night Live's "Handsome Man" sketch with Mike Myers, starred in a national Minolta ad, and appeared Off-Broadway in his one-man show, "Law School Suicide." His avant-garde acoustic CD, Fairies and Figurines, is available at www.cdbaby.com. He can be reached at email@example.com.
Kenneth R. Lee has moved from Mexico City to Milan to become an executive partner at the newly opened offices of White & Case in Milan and Rome.
William H. Lindsey was recently appointed to the Roanoke City School Board for a three-year term as trustee. Lindsey is a sole practitioner in Salem, VA. He currently represents two death row inmates in habeas corpus proceedings, along with his general litigation practice.
J.B. Ruhl has been named the Joseph Story Professor of Law at Florida State University, where he has been on the faculty since 1999. (For more news, see Ruhl's entry in In Print.)
Raymond G. Truitt has been honored in The Best Lawyers in America 2003-2004 for his work in commercial real estate financing, leasing, and restructuring. Truitt serves as administrative partner in the Baltimore office of Ballard, Spahr, Andrews & Ingersoll LLP, and as a partner in the real estate department, the energy and project finance group, and the transactional finance group. He also serves as vice-chair and chair-elect of the real property, planning, and zoning section of the Maryland State Bar Association.
Jim Cauthen recently moved from Ridgewood, NJ, to Greensboro, NC. He teaches in the political science department at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro.
George Gerachis has been named one of the top five tax advisors in the central United States by the London-based International Tax Review in its annual survey of the "World's Leading Tax Advisors." A partner with Vinson & Elkins LLP in Houston, TX, Gerachis was the only law firm-based tax expert included in the top five individual advisors.
Steven P. Hollman reports that he made an unsuccessful bid for a state senate seat in Maryland with a platform that focused on "education funding and social justice, activities that have been at the core of my pro bono work for the past 20 years." Hollman writes that he was motivated to run for public office by the Jeffersonian maxim that "a man is judged not by what he is given but by what he gives" and by "the sense of obligation for public service that is so much a part of the Law School culture."
Jeff Horner has been named head of the public law section of Bracewell & Patterson LLP in Houston, TX. The section has 25 lawyers in three cities, and concentrates on the representation of school districts, colleges, cities, counties, and other public entities. Texas Lawyer magazine named Horner one of five "go to" lawyers in the area of school law. Only 135 Texas attorneys were accorded the designation of "go to" attorney by the magazine.
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Virginia Business magazine has named Neil L. Rose one of Virginia's "Legal Elite" for 2002 in the area of business law. The magazine polled thousands of Virginia lawyers for nominations in 10 practice categories and published the results in its December issue. Rose practices with Wolcott, Rivers, Wheary, Basnight & Kelly PC in Virginia Beach.
IP Worldwide magazine has selected Terry Ross as one of the seven best U.S. intellectual property trial lawyers under the age of 45. The article on the "The Magnificent Seven: IP's Best Young Trial Lawyers" appeared in the magazine's October issue. Ross continues to practice with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP in Washington, D.C.
Janet Napolitano, newly elected governor of Arizona (see related story), recently named classmate Mark Winkleman as State Land Commissioner of Arizona. As such, Winkleman will head the Arizona Land Department, which manages state Trust lands and resources. Experienced in commercial real estate, Winkleman was previously a managing partner at MGS Realty Partners, a firm he founded in 2000.
Warren Dance returned to Fairfax, VA, in July after a stint in Singapore. Dance still works with Exxon Mobil, but is now with Exxon Mobil Fuels Marketing Company.
Catherine Currin Hammond serves as chair of the board of directors of St. Andrew's School in Richmond, VA.
Joseph E. Lynch was elected to the partnership of the Vinson & Elkins LLP in December. Lynch practices in the health practice area of the firm's Washington, D.C., office. He has represented academic medical centers, hospitals, physician practices, healthcare e-commerce companies, managed care organizations, provider networks and other healthcare providers in structuring, negotiating and implementing a broad range of clinical and administrative transactions.
James A. Barker, Jr., is happy to announce his first baby, James McGowan Barker, was born on February 10, 2002.
Julie Ashworth Glover works as a privacy compliance manager for Intel Corporation in Portland, OR. She and her husband Jeff have two boys, Tyler, 11, and Henry, 9. She writes that she climbed Mt. Kilamanjaro in Tanzania in January 2002.
The American Lawyer recognized Joseph Leccese as one of 45 highest performing lawyers in the country under age 45 in its January cover story "45 Under 45." These 45 lawyers from 18 cities, "the ones we chose to single out as the profession's next generation of leaders," are "first-chairing the headline cases, controlling big books of business apart from their firms' institutional clients, and most importantly, marking themselves as unique in a business swarming with Type As," the magazine wrote. The magazine said Leccese, a partner with Proskauer Rose LLP in New York City, has "become known as a prime-time player in the world of sports business law." Leccese's corporate practice emphasizes professional sports leagues, teams, and companies. He represented Jeffrey Lurie in his acquisition of the Philadelphia Eagles, Robert Wood Johnson in his acquisition of the New York Jets, and the Eagles in the lease, development, and financing of their new $500 million stadium.
President George W. Bush named David G. Leitch deputy counsel and deputy assistant to the President on December 10. Former chief counsel for the Federal Aviation Administration, Leitch most recently served as counsel to the Transition Planning Office of the Department of Homeland Security in the Office of Management and Budget. Before joining the Bush administration, Leitch was a partner with Hogan & Hartson LLP in Washington, D.C.
Finance industry veteran Kent Reynolds recently joined Midwest BankCentre as senior vice president-trust services. He previously worked for eight years with A.G. Edwards as an investment banker and stock research analyst.
Virginia Governor Mark Warner has named James Wheaton chairman of the Virginia Public School Authority.
Rosemary Daszkiewicz was appointed to the Group Health Cooperative's Board of Trustees January 1. Daszkiewicz is a partner and chair of the employment law group at Cairncross & Hempelmann PS in Seattle, WA. Founded in 1947, Group Health is the nation's largest consumer-governed health care organization, serving nearly 600,000 people in Washington and Idaho. The nonprofit organization consists of medical centers, hospitals, an associated physician group practice, a research center, and a charitable foundation.
John D. Fowler, Jr., was elected president and a director of Large Scale Biology Corporation, a publicly traded biotechnology company based in California's Bay Area, in November 2001. He previously served as a managing director in healthcare investment banking at J.P. Morgan & Co., and as managing director and head of Salomon Brothers' healthcare investment banking practice. In 2002 he also was elected a director of Beverly Enterprises, the largest publicly traded nursing home company. He continues to live in New York City.
In October former State of Michigan Commissioner of Revenue June Summers Haas joined Honigman, Miller, Schwartz and Cohn LLP as a partner in Lansing. She advises clients on a nationwide basis on multistate tax strategies, resolving tax disputes, and litigating state tax cases. Haas gained national recognition while serving as director of the Multistate Tax Commission National Nexus Program for three years. She designed and taught a Nexus School and has testified before Congress as a nexus expert.
John E. Hagefstration, Jr., recently was elected to the American College of Real Estate Lawyers. In addition, The Best Lawyers in America has named Hagefstration in its 2002-2003 edition. A partner with Bradley Arant Rose & White LLP, Hagefstration chairs the firm's real estate practice group in Birmingham, AL. The leader of the Law School's fundraising efforts in the Birmingham area, Hagefstration recently completed a four-year term as his firm's building committee chairman, an endeavor that culminated in a move into new headquarters.
As a senior partner with Hale and Dorr LLP in Washington, D.C., Louise Nicholson Howe represents medical device manufacturers and other clients who have products regulated by the Federal Drug Administration in hearings before the FDA. She and her husband Mark welcomed their third son, Nicholas, in October of 2001.
Marc E. Montalbine, his wife Melissa, and their two children, Mary Katherine, 9, and Elizabeth, 6, live in Sarreguemines, France. Montalbine works in the German office of deKieffer & Horgan. He can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Liz Espin Stern chairs the business immigration group at Shaw Pittman, which Washington Magazine recently recognized. She writes that she enjoys spending time with her husband Michael and two sonsAlex, 8, and David, 3.
IP Worldwide magazine named Bill Brewster one of the "The Magnificent Seven: IP's Best Young Trial Lawyers" in its October issue. The article highlights what it calls the seven top U.S. intellectual property trial lawyers under age 45. Brewster is the managing partner at Kilpatrick Stockton in Atlanta and former leader of its intellectual property practice group. He also is listed in The Best Lawyers in America. He teaches trademark law as an adjunct professor at Emory University School of Law and also has served as an adjunct professor at the Law School.
Paul Enzinna recently received the Kenneth R. Mundy 2002 Lawyer of the Year Award from the District of Columbia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. The award recognized Enzinna's successful efforts to found the Innocence Project of the National Capital Region and to secure a full pardon for Marvin Anderson of Hanover, VA. Anderson was convicted of rape and sentenced to more than 200 years in prison in 1982. He became the first person to obtain favorable test results and win a full pardon under Virginia's recently enacted legislation that allows individuals convicted of felonies to bring forward new DNA evidence more than 21 days after trial. Enzinna practices as a partner with Baker Botts LLP in Washington, D.C. His wife, Maureen Enright '88, serves of counsel to Collier Shannon Scott PLLC, also in Washington, D.C. The couple lives in Bethesda, MD, with their three children, Peter, 11, Clair, 6, and Lily, 3.
In September JP Morgan Private Bank promoted Catherine Murphy Keating to global head of its wealth advisory and fiduciary services. Now based in New York City, Keating previously worked in Philadelphia as head of the bank's Mid-Atlantic region.
Sue Ressel Kumleben reports that she recently ran into fellow alumni Kevin Dent '88 and George Hagerty '88. Kumleben writes, "I just laughed when I walked on to Wormwood Scrubs playing fields in West London (that's right, the prison's fields) to have my very English boys try baseball" and saw Dent and Hagerty attempting the same with their children.
Richard L. Locke just completed his first year with his new firm, Locke & Partin PLC. After more than 14 years with a medium-sized Richmond, VA, firm, Locke co-founded Locke & Partin, which focuses its practice in the areas of personal injury, family law, and commercial litigation. In November Locke celebrated his eighth wedding anniversary with Julie. The couple has two daughters, Addie, 4, and Gracie, 2.
Neil V. McKittrick recently joined Goulston & Storrs in Boston as director of its employment law practice. A partner in both the employment and business litigation groups, McKittrick represents employers in state and federal courts on all types of discrimination claims and employment contracts. In 2001 he received both the American Bar Association Pro Bono Publico Award and the Massachusetts Bar Association Access to Justice Pro Bono Publico Award.
Yvonne Facchina Mizusawa and her husband, Bert, reported that they were expecting a third son to join older brothers Mark and Michael in November.
Maureen Enright serves of counsel to Collier Shannon Scott PLLC in Washington, D.C. Her husband, Paul Enzinna '87, practices as a partner with Baker Botts LLP, also in Washington, D.C. The couple lives in Bethesda, MD, with their three children, Peter, 11, Clair, 6, and Lily, 3.
Susan Stevens Mullen and Kevin P. Mullen are the proud parents of Haley Elizabeth, 6, and Hannah Marie, 4. Sue serves as special counsel in the commercial real estate group of Cooley Godward LLP. Kevin practices as a partner in the government contracts group of Piper Rudnick LLP. The Mullens reside in Arlington, VA.
Puget Sound Business Journal has named James F. Williams to its "40 Under 40" list for 2002. The newspaper describes the program as a way to celebrate rising young stars in the local business community and recognize young leaders "who havedespite the bumpy economydemonstrated that they have a vision for the region's business future, business savvy beyond their years and the passion to take risks and make their dreams happen." Williams serves as a partner in the Seattle office of Perkins Coie LLP.
The American Lawyer recognized Bruce R. Braun as one of 45 highest performing lawyers in the country under age 45 in its January cover story "45 Under 45." These 45 lawyers from 18 cities represent "our magazine's view of the next generation of legal superstars," said Aric Press, the magazine's editor-in-chief. "They're first-chairing the headline cases, controlling big books of business apart from their firms' institutional clients, and most importantly, marking themselves as unique in a business swarming with Type As," the magazine wrote. Braun, a partner with Winston & Strawn in Chicago, practices commercial, appellate, and white-collar litigation.
Cynthia Gibson has been elected to serve on the management and compensation committees of Katz Teller Brant & Hild in Cincinnati, OH. Gibson is the firm's first female partner and is the first woman to serve on these committees. She practices employment and health care law.
John Guynn practices as a shareholder with Workman Nydegger & Seeley in Salt Lake City. He was recently awarded a U.S. patent as a sole inventor for Patent 6,016,812.
Michael R. McAlevey was named chief corporate and securities counsel of General Electric Company in November. McAlevey was a partner with Alston & Bird, LLP in the Washington, D.C. office. From 1998-2001 he served as deputy director of the Security Exchange Commission's Division of Corporation Finance. McAlevey teaches a graduate course in mergers and acquisitions at the Georgetown University Law Center and has taught insider trading law, securities regulation, and corporate governance in the executive MBA program at Emory University in Atlanta.
Susan Camp Stocks reported that her older children Christopher and Sydney welcomed baby sister Allison on July 16, 2002. "She's sweet as can be!" Stocks writes.
J. Frank Williams recently took a position in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, as program director for World Vision International. Williams previously worked in New York City as vice president of finance for The Christian Herald. Williams lives in Port-au-Prince with his wife June, son Trevor, 13, and daughter Dawn, 6.
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