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1960s Class Notes

Having sold their Brooklyn Heights house in 2006, Mimi and Bill Mead now reside in bucolic Sussex County, New Jersey. The couple sends their best wishes to the Law Class of 1960.

Barry Kantor, a partner in the Virginia Beach law firm of Christie, Kantor, Griffin & Smith, has been listed in Best Lawyers in America for family law continuously since 1984. He was again selected as a Virginia Super Lawyer for 2007.

G. Marshall Mundy has been listed in the Best Lawyers in America for more than 20 years. Also, he was appointed to the Virginia Military Institute Board of Visitors.

William R. Rakes1963  Reunion Year William R. Rakes was named to Best Lawyers in America list for 2008. He was also recognized as a “Leader in the Law” for 2007 by Virginia Lawyers Weekly. He is a partner with Gentry Locke Rakes & Moore in the firm’s Roanoke, Va., office, where his practice areas include commercial litigation, business, estate, probate and trust litigation, and professional liability.

William T. Wilson has received two honors in the past year. He was named in Virginia Super Lawyers 2007 by Law & Politics magazine in the personal injury plaintiff category. Wilson was also named as a “Leader in the Law” for 2007 by Virginia Lawyers Weekly. A partner with the Covington, Va., firm of Wilson, Updike & Nicely, Wilson concluded his term as past chairman of the Virginia State Bar’s Senior Lawyers Conference.

Edward Handler retired from Kenyon & Kenyon after 40 years (35 as partner) but found his retirement to be short-lived. In January 2006, Handler became president, chief operating officer, and board member of bio-tech development company, BioStorm, Inc. Handler writes that BioStorm is making progress on a therapeutic agent against highly pathogenic avian influenza (H5N1), also known as “bird flu.” “The work is very, very challenging,” says Handler.

Theodore Margolis was a featured speaker at a seminar hosted by his firm, Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, entitled “Tax Fraud: Protecting Against Criminal Tax Liability in Today’s Expanding Criminal Enforcement Environment.” Margolis is a member of the litigation and criminal white collar groups in the firm’s Somerville, N.J., office.

C. Ronald Ellington has received the University of Georgia’s highest award for teaching excellence, The Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professorship. Ellington, Cleveland Distinguished Chair of Legal Ethics and Professionalism, joined the University of Georgia School of Law faculty in 1969.

J. Rudy AustinJ. Rudy Austin was named to Best Lawyers in America list for 2008. He focuses on personal injury litigation with Gentry Locke Rakes & Moore in Roanoke, Va.

Irv Brand was selected by the Cambridge Biographical Centre of Cambridge, England, for inclusion in the Cambridge Blue Book.

Stuart Falk has been appointed sales manager of Cruise Critic ( and Independent Traveler (, a division of Expedia, Inc.

1968  Reunion Year
Edward Levin has just completed a year in practice with Saul Ewing in Washington, D.C., with whom he merged his practice. Levin writes, “It has renewed my enthusiasm for practice at a time when many of my contemporaries are phasing out. I always was a contrarian.”

W. Taylor Reveley, III, Dean and John Stewart Bryan Professorship of Jurisprudence at the William & Mary Law School, was named interim president of the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Va., following the resignation of President Gene Nichol. Reveley joined the W&M Law faculty and has served as dean since 1998, prior to which he practiced law at Hunton & Williams for 28 years, including nine years as managing partner.

Garland Allen moved from Chicago to Santa Monica in 2002 and continues to conduct a state and local tax consulting practice, write for State Tax Notes magazine, work on ABA projects (co-authoring the Model State Administrative Tax Tribunal Act endorsed by the ABA in 2006 and moderating a 2006 Georgetown/ABA seminar on state tax shelters), and actively support the work of Death Penalty Focus, a San Francisco-based abolitionist organization. He was admitted to the California bar in 2007 and writes that he never wants to take another bar exam. “Farrokh and I also enjoy L.A.’s cultural attractions, travel a good bit, visit our children and grandchildren, and try to express our gratitude for a truly wonderful life.”

Nancy L. Buc has been elected chair of the board of directors of the Food and Drug Law Institute, the leading non-profit association of food and drug attorneys and manufacturers. Buc, a partner in the Washington, D.C. firm Buc & Beardsley, is also an adjunct professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center and serves as a director of the National Partnership for Women and Families.

Stephen E. HerrmannStephen E. Herrmann was selected as a charter member of the American College of Environmental Lawyers, a new professional association whose purpose is to bring together lawyers distinguished by their high standards and experience in the practice of environmental law. In addition to holding annual meetings, ACOEL will sponsor educational programs designed to support the quality of environmental practice. Herrmann is with Richards, Layton & Finger in the Wilmington, Del., office.


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