1980s Class Notes
Martha Ellett has recently moved from the Department of Treasury to the legislative and consumer area of the FDIC’s legal division.
Glenn A. Gundersen was honored by the International Trademark Association at the association’s annual leadership meeting in Miami, Fla., in November, where he shared the Award for the Advancement of Committee or Subcommittee Objectives, which recognizes creative thinking and initiative that leads to significant developments in intellectual property policy developments. Gundersen is a partner in the Philadelphia, Pa., office of Dechert, where he focuses his practice on intellectual property transactions and counseling and privacy law.
Patricia R. Hatler was elected chair of the board of directors of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) at the annual meeting in Boston, Mass., in October. The ACC is the world’s largest community of in-house counsel, serving the professional and business interests of attorneys who practice in the legal departments of corporations, associations, and other private-sector organizations around the globe. Hatler has served on the ACC Board since 2005. She is executive vice president and chief legal and governance officer at Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company in Columbus, Ohio.
Edward R. Koch has published his first novel, Relay, a story for young readers about high school track and field. He is a partner in the CPA firm Paul Scherer & Company in Manhattan and lives in northern New Jersey with his wife Cora, and sons Eddie and Billy. (See In Print.)After nearly six years, Kathy Pauli is still living in Shanghai, China. Classmates visiting Expo 2010 are welcome to call her. Rt. Rev. Stacy F. Sauls, the Episcopal Bishop of the Diocese of Lexington, Ky., has been awarded an LL.M. with distinction in canon law from Cardiff University in Wales. His dissertation was on the Anglican Covenant. Sauls chaired the House of Bishops Task Force on Property Disputes and is on the Presiding Bishop’s Advisory Committee on Litigation.
Brenda T. Cubbage has been named in Texas Super Lawyers for business litigation. She is a founding shareholder with Spencer Crain Cubbage Healy & McNamara in the firm’s Dallas office.
David M. Foster was appointed to the Virginia State Board of Education by Gov. Bob McDonnell. His swearing-in ceremony took place on February 15 at Pavilion I on the UVA Lawn. Foster previously served as a two-term chairman of the Arlington County School Board, where he worked toward reducing class sizes and improving school safety. He is a partner with Fulbright & Jaworski in Washington, D.C., where he focuses on antitrust and trade regulation, consumer protection, and other matters.
Douglas A. Hastings has been named Washington, D.C. Health Care Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers in America 2010. Hastings is chair of the board of directors of Epstein Becker Green. He focuses his practice on providing health care organizations with strategic and transactional guidance in the changing U.S. health care system.
Blaine Lucas was included in Best Lawyers in America 2010 in the areas of land use and zoning law. He is with Babst, Calland, Clements and Zomnir in the firm’s Pittsburgh, Pa., office, where he is a shareholder in the business services and public sector groups.
Joseph F. Savage, Jr., has been inducted as a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers. He is with Goodwin Procter in the Boston, Mass., office, where he is a partner in the firm’s litigation group. Savage focuses his practice on white-collar criminal defense, governmental investigations work, and complex civil litigation.
Daniel Bernard was recently named among the Top Lawyers in Metro Detroit in DBusiness magazine in the business litigation category. He is a shareholder with Vercruysse, Murray & Calzone in the firm’s Bingham Farms, Mich., office, where he focuses his practice on commercial litigation, labor and employment litigation on behalf of public and private sector employees, ERISA litigation, and higher education law.
Thomas C. Frongillo was named co-chair of the investigations and criminal defense practice at Weil, Gotshal & Manges in Boston, Mass. He is a partner and head of the litigation practice, where he concentrates on white-collar criminal investigations and prosecutions, regulatory investigations and proceedings, and business litigation. He was selected for Best Lawyers in America 2010 in the area of white-collar criminal defense and was named leading lawyer for trade secrets in the U.S. and leading lawyer for white-collar criminal defense in The Legal 500 USA 2009.
Jennifer Jordan McCall is chairman of the estates, trusts, and tax planning group at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman. She is based in Palo Alto, Calif., and also maintains an office in New York City. She loves Pillsbury and she is very proud of their ETTP team. Her two daughters, Caroline and Hillary, both attend Princeton University.
James Pfander’s book, One Supreme Court: Supremacy, Inferiority, and the Judicial Power of the United States, was recently published by Oxford University Press. (See In Print.)After five years in Hong Kong, David N. Powers is relocating to Houston, Tex., to continue his corporate and energy projects at Baker Botts. His family moved to Hong Kong from Washington in 2005 to open the firm’s first Asian office. It’s been a great experience, but they’re looking forward to coming home.
Cammie Robinson Hauptfuhrer was recently named a board member of the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit organization and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Through grants and public programs, the council supports the culture and heritage of the state of North Carolina.
Thomas Snow delivered the keynote speech and administered the oath of citizenship to approximately 60 candidates during a naturalization ceremony in Fairfax, Va., in September. Snow is the acting director of the Executive Office for Immigration Review, a position he has held since his appointment in February 2009.
Thatcher A. Stone and his aviation-focused practice were honored with ACQ Finance magazine’s Aviation Law Firm of the Year-North America award in October. ACQ Finance magazine is published in the United Kingdom, where it circulates among decision makers at investment and merchant banks, the U.K. Legal 500, and business leaders in Western Europe.
Stone is regularly involved in the legal aspects of export credit finance for a variety of foreign carriers. He has also established a plaintiff’s contingency fee practice to enforce passenger rights against U.S. carriers. Stone v. Continental helped clarify New York law on the issue and stir support for an airline passenger bill of rights. Stone’s office is in New York City. He has taken several cases with Todd M. Sloan ’72, whom he met as adjunct faculty in the Law School’s Law & Business Program.
Stone is also chairman of Xavian Group AG, a venture stage company that raised several million dollars in funding to develop an insurance product to replace the export credit agencies’ guarantee for new Boeing purchases. Xavian’s capital model received an investment-grade financial strength rating and enhancement rating from S & P in August. Xavian is now working on acquiring long-term insurance capital and reinsurance.
Richard M. Campanelli joined Baker & Daniels as counsel in the firm’s health care and life sciences practices in Washington, D.C. He will also serve as a senior advisor with B&D Consulting, a division of Baker & Daniels. Campanelli worked in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services from 2002 to 2009 as director of the Office for Civil Rights and as counselor to the Secretary on the HHS senior management team. As director of the Office for Civil Rights, he led nationwide medical privacy and civil rights compliance efforts. In his position as counselor he worked closely with senior officials in executive branch agencies, including the Office of Management and Budget and the White House.
William S. Fish, Jr., is a partner with Hinckley Allen & Snyder in the firm’s Hartford, Conn., office, where he focuses his practice on general corporate advice and transactions, bankruptcy, First Amendment, and complex commercial litigation. Hinckley Allen & Snyder is a regional New England law firm with offices in Boston, Providence, Hartford, and Concord, New Hampshire.
Jeffrey Horner was re-elected to the board of directors of the South Texas College of Law in Houston, for his fourth three-year term, which will expire in December 2012. He is a partner in the Houston law firm of Bracewell & Giuliani and is head of the firm’s public law section. He has been at the same firm for 26 years, a distinction he believes is only shared by class members Paul Mourning and Bob Latham. He also writes that he’s “trying to maintain a shred of sanity in dealing with three kids—two of them teenagers—at three different schools.”
Thomas R. Kraemer has been selected for inclusion in Ohio Super Lawyers 2010. He is a partner with Faruki Ireland & Cox in the firm’s Dayton office, where his practice areas include business and commercial litigation and intellectual property litigation.U.S. Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano was honored at the National Italian American Foundation’s 34th Anniversary Awards Gala in Washington, D.C., in October, where she received the NIAF Special Achievement Award for Public Service. Napolitano was serving her second term as Governor of Arizona when she joined the Obama administration to become the first woman to serve as Secretary of Homeland Security. For more on Napolitano and her work as Secretary, see the feature in this issue of UVA Lawyer.
Donal O'Donnell LL.M. '83 was appointed to the Supreme Court of Ireland by President Mary McAleese.
Terence P. Ross has joined Crowell & Moring as partner in the firm’s intellectual property group in Washington, D.C.. He concentrates his practice in the areas of intellectual property, new media, and technology. He was previously with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.
Madaline Herlong’s novel, The Great Wide Sea, has been selected as one of the 2010 Top Ten Best Books for Young Adults by YALSA, the young-adult arm of the American Library Association. The novel is both a sailing adventure and the story of a father and his three sons wrestling with grief, adolescence, and forgiveness. Madaline lives in New Orleans with her husband, Don Haycraft ’83, and their four sons. She is a doctoral candidate at Tulane University and currently makes use of her law degree in the first-year writing course she teaches, entitled “Argument, the First Amendment, and Legal Philosophy.” It is a great challenge, she reports, to take 18-year-olds through the mysteries of the First Amendment, comma splices, and parallel structure all at the same time.
John Nassikas joined Arnold & Porter’s Washington, D.C. office, as the responsible partner for the firm’s white collar practice.
John Ragosta’s first book, Wellspring of Liberty: How Virginia’s Religious Dissenters Helped Win the American Revolution and Secured Religious Liberty, was published in April by Oxford University Press. (See In Print.)
Martin Weinstein and his wife, Lori, welcomed their son, Joshua Michael, on July 18, 2009. Joshua joins big brothers Ethan and Max, both 8. The Weinsteins live in Chevy Chase, Md. Martin runs the compliance and enforcement group at Willkie Farr & Gallagher.
Martha Donovan was co-coordinator and moderator for a course entitled “Overview of Environmental Law and Regulatory Process” presented in February on the Rutgers University campus in Brunswick, N.J. The course explained governmental mandates and the legal tools for administering and enforcing environmental laws. Donovan is a member of Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, where she co-chairs the environmental law group in the Bridgewater, N.J., office.
Umit Herguner LL.M. continues to serve as managing partner of the Istanbul-based law firm of Herguner Bilgen Ozeke, which boasts global recognition as the largest firm in Turkey. The firm celebrated its 20th anniversary this year and was honored by the International Financial Law Review as the Turkish Law Firm of the Year for the second year running. Also for the second straight year, Herguner appeared as the only Turkish practice in the FT Law 50 Innovative Lawyers Index for 2009.
Thomas H. Miller’s firm, Frankl, Miller & Webb, recently celebrated its five-year anniversary. “Our five attorneys and eight staff,” he writes, “have achieved through dedication and loyalty a successful litigation practice with emphasis on auto, trucking, and transportation, personal injury and workers’ compensation.” The firm’s office is located in Roanoke, Va.
Daniel W.Sutherland has beennamed chief of the Global Engagement Group of the National Counterterrorism Center, where he coordinates U.S. government efforts to counter violent extremism in the United States and around the world.His work focuses on both near- and long-term efforts todenyterrorists the next generation of recruits.In spring2009 he completed six years serving as Officer for Civil Rights and Civil Libertiesat the Department of Homeland Security, where he advised three Secretaries on issues at the intersection ofliberty and security. In both positions, he has the privilege of working closely with Muslim community leaders, including some from the University of Virginia.Sutherland, his wife, andthreesons live in northernVirginia. For more on Sutherland and his work, see the feature in this issue of UVA Lawyer.
Judith I. Gleason has served as in-house counsel at the New Jersey Department of Agriculture since September 2007. Her work ranges from contracts to interstate commerce (e.g., milk pricing). She also serves as equal employment officer and ethics liaison. She hopes for an economic upswing for state budget needs in 2010.
Gregory Miller has joined Virtual Law Partners in Palo Alto, Calif. Founded in 2008, VLP is a virtually connected and geographically distributed law firm of 40 attorneys. VLP's practice reaches across multiple industry sectors, including high tech, financing and venture capital, life sciences, clean tech, tax and real estate, and represents clients that vary in size from early-stage startups to Fortune 500 companies.
In 2006 Miller joined Google as Dr. Larry Brilliant's first key hire when launching Google's philanthropic arm, Google.org. Miller was managing director at Google.org through late 2009, leading its philanthropic investments, grants and legal teams. He was also chair of Google's philanthropic investment and corporate giving committees, and was CFO, secretary and general counsel of the Google Foundation.
Richard Neel will serve as Virginia’s Deputy Attorney General for Technology, Real Estate, Environment, and Transportation. Neel has been an attorney in private practice and civic leader in Fairfax County. He recently completed eight years of service as president of the Southeast Fairfax Development Corporation, a nonprofit entity engaged in economic development and commercial revitalization initiatives. The Mount Vernon-Lee Chamber of Commerce named Neel its 2009 Chamber Citizen of the Year. He was previously an associate with Dewey Ballantine in Washington, D.C.
June Summers Haas has been named by State Tax Notes magazine to its “All-Decade State Tax Team.” Haas and the other honorees were singled out for being among the “most influential practitioners of the decade.” Haas litigates state tax cases, works to resolve tax disputes, represents clients in audits, and advises clients regarding Michigan and multistate tax strategies. Her practice also focuses on managing state income, value-added, sales, and use tax issues for business entities. She is a partner with Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn in the tax appeals department in the Lansing, Mich., office.
Cannon Allen has been named president of the Memphis World Trade Club, an organization of members representing industries involved in the import and export of goods. The club promotes growth in international trade and facilitates networking in the business community. Allen is a partner with Adams and Reese in the firm’s Memphis, Tenn., office, where he is leader of the litigation practice group. He focuses his work in the areas of commercial litigation, class and complex litigation, and business and health care litigation.
David L. Dallas, Jr., has been elected to the board of directors of Williams Mullen, where he is managing partner of the Charlottesville office. His practice concentrates on strategic planning, business structuring and financing, mergers and acquisitions, management incentive, succession planning, large commercial and real estate transactions, and business dispute resolution.In April 2009 Ben Webster joined the Sacramento, Calif., office of Littler Mendelson as office managing shareholder. The firm focuses solely on labor and employment law. Webster had been at Pillsbury 21 years, the last eight as managing partner of the Sacramento office. He and his wife, Joy, had a “second honeymoon” with sons Ethan and Grant (both 13) and Keith (11) in Santa Fe last summer to celebrate their 20th anniversary.
Laurence K. Williams writes that his daughter, Lea, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes two years ago and is now on an insulin pump. “Advances in treatment have been numerous in recent years,” he writes, “and a prospect of a cure is brighter than ever.” He urges his classmates and all UVA Law alumni to support research to cure the disease.
Carol J. Bernick has been named partner-in-charge at Davis Wright Tremaine in Portland, Ore. She was included in Oregon Super Lawyers. In addition, Bernick was included on the magazine’s list of the Top 25 Women Oregon Super Lawyers in 2009. Bernick represents employers in complex employment cases, including wage and hour class actions. She also trains and counsels employers in preventive employment practices, including Americans with Disabilities Act and wage compliance, leave, discipline and termination policy, and sexual harassment.
James D. Wall has been selected for Best Lawyers in America 2010 in the area of health care. He has also been listed as a “Legal Elite” in Business North Carolina magazine. He counsels corporate and health care clients in contractual relationships, including those with employees, vendors, and independent contractors. He is a founding member of Wall Esleeck Babcock in the Winston-Salem office.