1980s Class Notes
John F. Brenner has joined Pepper Hamilton as a partner in the Princeton, N.J., office, where his practice concentrates on pharmaceutical and medical device litigation.
Mark Cook (LL.M.) has been named a partner at Baker Botts in the Washington, D.C., office, where he will practice with the global projects group. His concentration is in energy regulation, contracts, securities, and finance.
Former U.S. District Judge Sven Erik Holmes has joined the board of directors of Equal Justice Works, a non-profit organization founded by law students in 1986 to work on behalf of underserved causes and communities. Holmes is executive vice chair, legal and compliance with KPMG. He lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife Lois Romano, a reporter for the Washington Post. They have two daughters.
The Volunteer Lawyers Program named John N. Iurino as Outstanding Pro Bono Attorney of the Month in December. Iurino is a partner with Lewis and Roca in Tucson, Ariz., where he practices in the commercial litigation section. The award was presented at the VLP’s annual awards luncheon in November.
M. Mallory Mantiply has joined Spilman Thomas & Battle in the Roanoke, Va., office, where his practice includes trials and litigation of all types, including labor and employment law.
W. David Paxton was named in Best Lawyers in America 2008. He focuses on labor and employment law with Gentry Locke Rakes & Moore in Roanoke, Va.
F. Blair Wimbush has been named vice president for real estate and corporate sustainability officer at Norfolk Southern in Norfolk, Va. He will lead efforts to measure and minimize the railroad’s environmental impact, and will work to enhance relationships with environmental stakeholders. Wimbush joined Norfolk Southern in 1980 and has held key positions in the law department, including senior general counsel. He was named vice president, real estate in 2004 and in his new position keeps that responsibility.
Don Baer has been appointed to a senior-level role for two organizations: Penn, Schoen and Berland, a market research and strategic communications consultancy, and Burson-Marsteller, a leading global public relations and public affairs firm. Baer will serve as chairman of Penn, Schoen and Berland and vice chairman of Burson-Marsteller. He will be based in Washington, D.C., where the two companies share offices.
David P. Ferretti has been included in Best Lawyers in America 2008 in the categories of corporate law and mergers and acquisitions law. He is with Spilman Thomas & Battle in Charleston, W.Va.
William M. Herlihy has been included in Best Lawyers in America 2008 in the categories of corporate law and natural resources law. He is with Spilman Thomas & Battle in Charleston, W.Va.
Christine Hughes has been elected to the Boston Bar Association Council. She is Vice President and General Counsel of Emerson College, where she is responsible for the legal, human resources, and public safety departments.Shehas also served as co-chair of the BBA’s college and university law section.
Blaine A. Lucas was selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America 2008 in the land use and zoning law and municipal law sections. He is with Babst, Calland, Clements and Zomnir, where he is a shareholder in the public sector services and business services groups in the firm’s Pittsburgh office.
William H. Hines was named a Louisiana Super Lawyer for 2008 by Law & Politics. He is managing partner with Jones Walker in New Orleans, where he practices in the areas of business and corporate law.
Chip Horne has left private practice to become general counsel for ServiceStar Development Company, a commercial real estate developer in Colorado and four other states.
Philip Mulford was featured in a Duke Magazine profile about his weekly Internet radio talk show, “Divorce Mediation: Myths & Facts.” In 2006, VoiceAmerica approached Mulford about the concept of hosting a weekly Internet radio talk show about divorce mediation. Mulford, with 18 years of experience as a full-time professional mediator and background as an attorney, has brought the show to life and made it one of the fastest growing shows on the VoiceAmerica Network - more than tripling its audience in the first 10 months. The show recently received the endorsement of the Association of Attorney-Mediators, a national organization promoting the highest standards of training, ethics, and qualifications for attorney-mediators. “Divorce Mediation: Myths & Facts” airs live every Thursday at 2 pm (ET) on www.voice.voiceamerica.com. Mulford practices mediation full-time in his Warrenton and Fairfax (Virginia) offices. The article is available on the Duke Magazine website www.dukemagazine.duke.edu or at www.mulfordmediation.com under Articles.
Julie A. Petruzzelli is listed in Best Lawyers in America 2008. She is a partner with Venable in Washington, D.C., and her practice is focused in the area of intellectual property.
James S. Ryan III was named to the Texas Super Lawyer list for 2007. He is also among Best Lawyers in America 2008 in the area of corporate law. He is a partner with Jackson Walker in the Dallas office, and practices in the areas of transactions, corporate and securities, health care, life sciences, and medical technology.
After 23 years of private and in-house practice, Debbie Sink “retired,” returned to school, and obtained a B.S. in secondary mathematics education. She has set out on her second career, teaching high school math.
Richard M. Campanelli has been appointed Counselor for Science and Public Health to U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, Mike Leavitt. He is senior policy and program advisor for the Food and Drug Administration, the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Last year, following the Virginia Tech shootings, he led the Secretary’s review of policy and practice on school violence.
David Carr is a senior attorney at Southern Environmental Law Center in Charlottesville and teaches Federal Lands and Natural Resources Law at the Law School.
Doug Chapman has worked for several years as an independent contract attorney doing business litigation for four small law firms in Los Angeles. In April 2006 he moved to Bangkok and telecommutes.
Mark Davidson was named one of Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite for 2008 in the area of business law and tax/estate planning. He is a partner with Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard in Greensboro, N.C.
Amelia Fawcett is chair of recently established Pensions First, which aims to help faltering, defined-benefit pension plans in the United Kingdom. The new company will use capital markets to deal with longevity risks.
Thomas N. Griffin III has been named among the Legal Elite in environmental law in 2008 by Business North Carolina. Griffin was also recognized as a North Carolina Super Lawyer for 2008 by Law & Politics magazine. He is in the Charlotte office of Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein.
James R. Hart was reappointed in January to a second four-year term as an at-large member of the Fairfax County Planning Commission. He is also beginning his ninth year as a member of the Fairfax County Board of Zoning Appeals. Hart is a partner with Hart & Horan in Fairfax, Va., and former chairman of the construction law and public contracts section of the Virginia State Bar. Hispractice emphasizes construction and real property litigation.
Don Haycraft was named among the 2008 Louisiana Super Lawyersin transportation/maritime law and was recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2008 in maritime law. He is a partner withLiskow & Lewis inNew Orleans.
Jeff Horner is with Bracewell & Giuliani in Houston – 24 years and counting, he writes. Horner was selected for recognition in The Best Lawyers in America in education law. Also, he was elected to the board of directors for the Council of School Attorneys of the National School Board Association (a national school law group). He’s married, has three kids, and “hopes to survive the teenage years!”
Edwin J. Hull is a founding member of Betts, Hull & Klodowski, which opened two offices in the Pittsburgh, Pa., area in January. The firm is primarily engaged incommercial practice, including business representation, transactional work, employment matters,real estate, litigation, securities, and environmental law. Hull was recently engaged and plans to be married this spring.
Jules Kaufman has been named general counsel, senior vice president, and secretary of the board of directors at Coty, Inc. Kaufman will oversee Coty’s legal affairs worldwide from the company’s New York headquarters.
Robert Latham has been named to the Texas Super Lawyers list for 2007. He is a partner with Jackson Walker in the Dallas office, where he focuses on intellectual property litigation and media law. He chairs both practice areas at the firm.
Paula (Campbell) Millian continues her career as a legal search consultant with Finn and Associates in McLean, Va. She and her husband, John Millian, reside in McLean with their three children, Courtney (17), Andrew (15), and Matt (13).
In September, Wayne Moore was presented an award for excellence in career advising for 2006-07 by Virginia Tech Career Services in Blacksburg, Va. Moore advises pre-law students, prospective students, and alumni interested in pursuing a legal career. He is the faculty advisor for Virginia Tech’s pre-law chapter of Phi Alpha Delta.
Greg Musil was recognized in Best Lawyers in America 2008 in the “Bet-the-Company Litigation” category, and for his work in commercial litigation and land use and zoning law.
Janet Napolitano is in her second term as Governor of Arizona and just completed her term as chair of the National Governors Association.
Jeffrey E. Oleynik was named one of Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite for 2008 in the area of antitrust and bankruptcy. He is a partner with Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard in Greensboro, N.C.
John E. Osborn resigned his position as executive vice president, general counsel, and secretary of Cephalon, Inc., an international biopharmaceuticals company. Effective March 31, Osborn will serve as advisor on legal and policy matters. Osborn joined Cephalon in 1997 and was promoted to general counsel in 1998. He has accepted an appointment as a visiting fellow with the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies at the University of Oxford for the spring 2008 term, and will be associated with Wadham College Oxford. He will also serve as an advisor on life sciences regulatory and compliance matters to the international consulting firm McKinsey & Company, Inc. In 2007, Osborn was nominated by President George W. Bush to the U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy, pending confirmation by the U.S. Senate.
Thomas Byrne was recently recognized as a co-inventor of the underlying technology of Amgen Pharmaceuticals’ blockbuster drug Aranesp (darbepoietin alpha), an erythropoiesis stimulating agent (US Patent No. 7,217,689). Amgen is an international biotechnology corporation based in Ventura County, California. Aranesp is a treatment for kidney disease-related and chemotherapy-induced anemia that helps patients regain their energy.
Byrne is also an officer of Diffusion Pharmaceuticals, based in Charlottesville, a clinical stage drug-development company commercializing first-in-class drugs utilizing a novel mechanism of action that enhances oxygen diffusion. Byrne also serves on Diffusion’s board of directors and has directed the worldwide intellectual property strategy of the company since its inception in February 2001. His experience includes in-house counsel positions within both Genentech and Amgen.
Tom resides in Alexandria with his wife, Amanda, and son, Conrad, and daughter, Rosemarie.
Bill Chapman’s daughter, Ellie, is a sophomore at Dartmouth, and son, Ben, is a junior. Father and son started the new year by climbing in Ecuador before Ben went to teach in the Dominican Republic. Bill’s law firm merged to form K&L Gates, which has 1,400 lawyers on three continents. Bill writes that he and Frankie are good!
Kerry “K.C.” Green has been named among Best Lawyers in America 2008 in product liability litigation. Green is a partner in the product liability practice group with Dinsmore & Shohl in the Cincinnati office.
Mike Hubbard has earned his Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) certification, going through a rigorous training program on information security policies and practices. The program covers topics including access control systems, telecommunications, cryptography, and security management practices. Hubbard is with Womble Carlyle in the firm’s Raleigh, N.C., office, where he leads the privacy and data protection team.
The International Bar Association named Michael J. Lockerby in the International Who’s Who of Franchise Lawyers for 2008. A partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Foley & Lardner, Lockerby was also recently named as one of the top franchising lawyers in the nation by Chambers USA.
John Scheb (LL.M.) and his son, Professor John Scheb, have published the sixth edition of Criminal Law & Procedure with Thomson Learning.
Wendy Wysong recently left her position as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Export Enforcement at the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security. She is now a partner in the Washington office of the London-based law firm Clifford Chance, where she specializes in export controls and economic sanctions litigation. She is still married to Tracy Rickett. Their daughter, Hadyn, who was born the day before graduation, is now married and in the Latin American Studies Program at the University of Texas. Their daughter, Chadae, is a chef in D.C., and their son, Max, is spending his junior year of high school in Argentina.
Amelia Bland Waller is an Assistant Attorney General representing the Division of Child Support Enforcement. She lives in Marion and Elk Creek, both in Virginia. Her oldest son, Ben Halsey, is a veterinarian in Lynchburg. Her youngest son, Will Beaty (18), is a senior in high school. She has one grandson, Mason David Halsey.
James E. Cumbie has been named in Best Lawyers in America 2008. He is a partner with Venable in the Baltimore office, and practices in the area of public finance law.
Martha N. Donovan spoke at a Rutgers University seminar entitled “Environmental Law and Regulation” in February on the Cook College campus in New Brunswick, N.J. She is co-chair of the environmental law group at Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, where she focuses on environmental law and complex litigation, with an emphasis on the defense of environmental property damage and toxic tort claims. She practices in the firm’s Sommerville, N.J., office.
Chip Grayson is executive managing director and head of investment banking at Morgan Keegan in Memphis, Tenn. He and his wife, Lisa, have three children: Shelley (20), Virginia (17), and John (14).
Christopher B. Hockett has joined Davis Polk & Wardwell as a partner in the firm’s Menlo Park, Calif., office. He will practice in the firm’s litigation group, to which he brings considerable experience in complex commercial litigation, including antitrust and unfair competition disputes, patent litigation, and consumer class actions.
Rebecca Lamberth has joined Duane Morris as a partner in the Atlanta office, where she will focus on securities litigation and commercial and business litigation in the trial practice group.
Keith Langley is a partner at Langley Weinstein Hamel in Dallas, where he practices in the areas of commercial litigation, commercial bankruptcy, construction, and surety. Keith and his wife, Tammy, have been married for 27 years and have three sons: Adam (21), Max (18), and Troy (14).
Alan J. Martin has joined Barnes & Thornburg as partner in the Chicago office. Martin was named a co-head for the firm’s offices in the Midwest and Washington, D.C. Martin, his wife, Dawne, and their four children reside in Naperville, Ill.
Michael Platt is chief investment officer of Aircastle Advisor, a commercial aircraft leasing company based in Stamford, Conn. Mike, his wife, Lisa, and daughters, Emily and Katie, live in Westport.
James H. Prior was named among the Best Lawyers in America 2008. He is with Porter Wright Morris & Arthur in the Columbus, Ohio, office, where he practices in the areas of commercial transactions and employee benefits.
Rosemary Daszkiewicz has been appointed senior director for law at Plum Creek Timber Company, Inc., the largest private landowner in the U.S., where she will manage employment and human resources law. She also serves on the board of Group Health Cooperative and chairs its strategic planning and finance committee. She is in Plum Creek’s Seattle office.
The San Diego Daily Transcript (www.sddt.com) selected Bill Eigner as an “influential,” one of San Diego’s most influential people in the business arena.
William Evans moved from his position as a principal attorney at Groom Law Group in Washington, D.C., to become an attorney-advisor in the Office of Benefits Tax Counsel at the U.S. Department of Treasury. At BTC, Evans will help create and review policies, legislation, and regulations relating to employee benefits taxation.
Jeffrey K. Gonya is listed in Best Lawyers in America 2008. He is a partner with Venable in Baltimore and practices in the area of non-profit/charities law and trusts and estates.
Bernard Goodwyn has been appointed to the Virginia Supreme Court by Governor Tim Kaine. He fills the position vacated when former Justice Elizabeth B. Lacy (LL.M. ’92) retired. Goodwyn became the first African-American judge in Chesapeake in 1995 when he joined the general district court and was elevated to the circuit court in 1997. He is married to Sharon Smith Goodwyn ’88, who practices in Norfolk. The couple has two children.
Ann Peldo Cargile has been elected to the board of governors of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers. She is with Boult Cummings in Nashville, Tenn., representing local and national lenders and developers in the acquisition, financing, and sale of real estate projects, including condominiums, planned developments, parks, office buildings, and retail centers. She was named in Best Lawyers in America 2008 and was named one of the “Forty Over 40” professionals in commercial real estate by Midwest Real Estate News, and was the only lawyer included from Tennessee.
Peldo Cargile was also named in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2007 and in Mid-South Super Lawyers 2007 for real estate and Best of the Bar 2007. In January, she was listed in 150 Best Lawyers by Business Tennessee magazine.
Elizabeth Stewart is a partner in the litigation department of Murtha Cullina, a New England law firm. She lives outside of New Haven with her husband, Joe Pignatello and her son, Connor Pignatello.
Kim M. Boyle has been elected as the first African-American woman president of the Louisiana State Bar Association. Her term begins in June. Boyle has previously served the LSBA as its treasurer, as a member of the Board of Governors, and as chair of several committees. She received the LSBA President’s Award in 2000. Boyle was also awarded the National Bar Association Presidential Award in 2006.
Boyle was president of the New Orleans Bar Association in 2003, where she was the first African-American to hold that position. Prior to her presidency, she served on the NOBA Board in various capacities. Most recently, Boyle received the 2007 NOBA’s Presidents’ Award which recognizes attorneys who, in addition to their professional excellence and integrity, have dedicated themselves to community service in the exercise of the highest ideals of citizenship.
She is a partner at Phelps Dunbar in New Orleans. Boyle practices in the areas of labor and employment law, civil rights, constitutional law, commercial litigation, and general litigation. Prior to joining the firm, Boyle served as Judge Pro Tempore, Division I, for the Civil District Court for Orleans Parish.
Jerry L. Falwell, Jr., was named chancellor of Liberty University following the death of his father in May. Jerry and his younger brother, Jonathan, have stepped forward to lead the Falwell ministries.
Stephen E. Fox was included in Best Lawyers in America 2008 in labor and employment law. He is in the Dallas office of Fish & Richardson.
Bob Long is now the president and chief executive officer of Conversus, the largest publicly traded portfolio of third-party private equity funds with over $2 billion in assets. Long is responsible for the overall strategic direction of Conversus and is a member of the Investment Committee and Board of Managers. Conversus delivers immediate access to a fully ramped, high-quality and seasoned portfolio of private equity funds.
Prior to founding Conversus in June, Long was the head of Banc of America Strategic Capital, a division of Bank of America managing approximately $7 billion in private equity funds and direct investments. Long was involved in private equity throughout his 14-year career at Bank of America, including as founder of the strategic investments group and co-founder of Bank of America’s real estate mezzanine group. Long began his career at Bank of America in the legal department where he was responsible for private equity, mergers and acquisitions advisory and other capital markets businesses.
Long sends this message to his classmates, “Hated to miss our 20 year reunion at the last minute, but had a good UVA excuse. Spent that weekend convincing another UVA grad, Tim Smith, Com ’90, to join Conversus as our CFO. Tim was referred by another alum, Arrington Mixon, Com ’83, who has since joined our board.”
Suzanne (“Suni”) Mackall Perka was elected for her third full term as Commonwealth’s Attorney for Clarke County, Va., on November 6. Suni has three children: Sorrel (13), Mimi (11), and Gunder (9).
Cathy Mansfield is a professor of law at Drake University and chair of the board of directors of Americans for Fairness in Lending. She recently composed an opera entitled, “The Sparks Fly Upward,” which premiered in Des Moines, Iowa, in November. She has twin daughters who are 13.
Neil V. McKittrick has been named co-chair of the Labor Law Committee of the Boston Bar Association’s labor and employment section. The Labor Law Committee is composed of lawyers for management, unions, and individuals, and focuses on traditional labor issues in the private and public sector, and is responsible for monitoring legal developments in labor law and presenting educational programs. McKittrick practices at Goulston & Storrs in Boston.
Mark Mellon is pleased to announce that his Western novel, The Pirooters, has been published by Treble Heart Books. Mark’s short fiction has previously appeared in a number of magazines, but this is his first full-length, published fiction. Those interested in learning more about the novel can find information at: www.trebleheartbooks.com/SDMellon.html. Despite this literary success, Mark still supports himself and his family by working as an attorney for the FDIC.
Keith D. Munson recently commissioned a painting of the South Carolina Governor’s inauguration for the Governor’s mansion from Laura Snyder (daughter of classmate Helen Snyder), who is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design. Keith spearheaded Governor Sanford’s election efforts in Greenville and served on the Governor’s eight-person transition team. He has also served on the Santee Cooper Power board of directors and the Research Universities Centers of Excellence review board. Keith is a partner with Womble Carlyle and invites everyone to South Carolina to visit him, Suzanne, and their three daughters.
Mike Andresino is a partner at Boston’s Posternak Blankstein & Lund, a 60-lawyer firm specializing in early stage through middle market business. He lives in Milton, Mass., with his wife, Patty, and their sons, Jack and Joe.
Julian A. Cook was presented with the Michigan State Bar Foundation’s 2007 Founders Award. The award is presented to a Michigan lawyer for exemplary contribution to the profession and the community. As chair of the Foundation’s Fellows Program, membership under Cook doubled to its current level of over 1,300 lawyers while financial contributions tripled to a cumulative total of nearly $1.3 million. Cook currently serves as a senior judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.
John M. Cooper of Hajek, Shapiro, Cooper, Lewis & Appleton in Virginia Beach has been elected to a one year term as chair-elect of the railroad law section of the American Association for Justice during AAJ’s 61st annual convention in Chicago, Ill. As an officer, Cooper is expected to become chair of the AAJ railroad section in 2008. The railroad law section of the AAJ promotes rail safety and protecting the rights of the public and railroad employees. Cooper’s practice is exclusively in plaintiff’s side railroad and general personal injury law. He is married with three children.
Michael S. Kun is a shareholderat Epstein, Becker & Green, where he is co-chair of the firm’s wage and hour practice group. He lives and works in Los Angeles, Calif. Kun and his wife, Amy, have a daughter, Paige (2), who “likes the Wiggles but does not like lawyers,” according to Michael. Michael’s short story collection, Corrections to My Memoirs, has recently been published in paperback, and his next book, The Football Uncyclopedia, will be published in July.
Kevin Mullen has been named head of the newly formed national security practice group at Cooley Godward Kronish. The group’s attorneys, who have extensive government service experience, represent clients in a range of industries, including defense, technology, and life science on matters related to national security. They also provide counsel on sensitive issues including compliance and legal liability. Mullen, who joined the firm in 2006, is a partner in the government contracts practice group and member of the litigation department in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office.
Marcia Voorhis Andrew is a partner at Taft Stettinius & Hollister in Cincinnati, Ohio, and the chair of the firm’s franchise and distribution practice group. Marcia lives in Middletown with her husband, Will Andrew, and their children, Alexander (13), Rachel (12), and Mark (10). She is serving a four-year term on the Middletown City Schools Board of Education.
Jeffrey Webb has joined McDermott Will & Emery as partner in the trial department in the firm’s Boston office. His practice focuses on class actions, internal investigations, complex employment litigation, and commercial litigation. He defends employers in multi-party cases, wage and hour class actions, employment discrimination class actions, and ERISA class actions, and serves as nationwide lead counsel providing a coordinated defense of copy-cat employment class actions filed against a client in a variety of jurisdictions. He also represents employers in arbitrations and lawsuits brought by highly compensated senior executives.
John Guynn is a partner at Workman Nydegger specializing in intellectual property, and a member of the firm’s managing board. He has been married to Jessica for ten years and they have four children.
Keith H. Johnson was selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America 2008 in environmental law. He is with Poyner & Spruill in the Raleigh, N.C., office.
Adam D. Mitzner joined Pavia & Harcourt in the firm’s New York office as partner in the litigation and arbitration practice group.