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Ryan Clinton has been board certified in civil appellate law. He was recognized as a rising star in Texas Super Lawyers 2013, the ninth time he has been so honored, and was selected by Texas Lawyer as one of the top 25 most promising attorneys in Texas under 40. He is with Hankinson in Austin, where he represents clients in the Texas Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, Texas intermediate courts, and the U.S. Supreme Court. In recent years he has handled appeals in groundbreaking oil-and-gas litigation.

Chris Converse has been named a rising star in Texas Super Lawyers 2013 in the area of business/corporate law. He is a partner with Gardere Wynne Sewell in Dallas.

DejacoLisa C. DeJaco has been selected to participate in the Bingham Fellows class of 2013. The Bingham Fellows provides leaders with opportunities to develop solutions for key community problems in Louisville, Ky. DeJaco is an alumna of the Leadership Louisville program. She is a partner with Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, where she is a member of the litigation & dispute resolution service team. She focuses her practice on intellectual property litigation, and was listed in Best Lawyers 2013 in this area.

ElkonMichael P. Elkon is listed in Georgia Super Lawyers 2013 for litigation on behalf of employers. He is of counsel with Fisher & Phillips in Atlanta, where he represents management in all areas of employment law.

Jacqueline Ferrell
and her husband, Chris, welcomed their second son, Elliott Dolan Ferrell, on June 21, 2012.

Kandice Kerwin Hull was selected as a recipient of the YWCA Tribute to Women of Excellence Award for 2013. The award recognizes women for their leadership as professionals and as community volunteers in central Pennsylvania. Hull is co-chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Legal Service to the Public Committee and a member of the Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, and Lebanon County Bar Associations. She has made significant contributions to pro bono legal work as pro bono coordinator for her law firm. Hull is a member of McNees Wallace & Nurick in Harrisburg, Pa., where she practices in the litigation, appellate and post-trial, and transportation, distribution, and logistics practice groups.

Daniel Ravicher was named Appellate Lawyer of the Week by the National Law Journal in November. He teaches at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and is executive director of the Public Patent Foundation, a nonprofit legal services organization that fights bad patents and bad patent policy.

Saheen Sheik-Sadhal welcomed her second child on December 30. Shamsher Aashiq joins her happy big sister, Samiyah Rumi.

Andrew McCanse Wright is an associate professor at Savannah Law School, where he teaches criminal law, criminal procedure, and courses on separation of powers, criminal theory, and national security law. He recently served in the Office of White House Counsel with a focus on congressional oversight and national security.


Stephen Galoob is finishing his Ph.D. in the jurisprudence and social policy program at University of California, Berkeley. In the fall he will join the faculty at the University of Tulsa College of Law, where he will teach criminal law, torts, professional responsibility, and law & philosophy.

HartmannBernd J. Hartmann LL.M. has been appointed full professor at Osnabrueck University. He teaches constitutional law, administrative law, European Union law and law & economics. Even though it is yet to be published, his latest book on public tort law has already won two academic prizes. Osnabrueck University is famous forits European Legal Studies Institutes, which rank among the most important research institutions on comparative law in Europe.Hartmann notes that the University’s location is no surprise, as the Westphalian Peace Treaty ending the ThirtyYears’ War was signed in beautiful Osnabrueck in 1648.


LeGowerDonald C. LeGower has been promoted to partner at Dechert in Philadelphia, Pa., where he is a member of the litigation practice and focuses on consolidated and class action litigation.


In February 2011 Paul H. DeLaney III joined the Senate Committee on Finance as international trade counsel, where he advises ranking member Orrin G. Hatch, the Republican Finance Committee Senators, Republican leadership, and other Republican Senators and their staff on trade, investment, and international economic issues. He married Meghan E. Giulino on April 14, 2012, in Washington, D.C.

AndreSarah Erickson Andre was recently elected to partnership with Nixon Peabody in Los Angeles, Calif., where she is a member of the commercial litigation and international disputes groups. She concentrates her practice on commercial litigation involving intellectual property, sovereign immunity, contracts, labor disputes, civil rights, and international property claims.

MurrayNicole M. Murray was recognized as a 2013 rising star in Illinois Super Lawyers. She is a partner in the intellectual property group with Quarles & Brady in Chicago, where she focuses her practice on branding, advertising, and promotions issues.

ReevesAmanda P. Reeves has been elected to partnership with Latham & Watkins in Washington, D.C. She is a member of the antitrust & competition practice group within the litigation department. Her specialties are the application of the antitrust laws to high-technology industries and the health care industry.


BeshearAndrew G. Beshear has been appointed to the Louisville Arena Authority Board of Directors by the mayor of Louisville, Ky. Beshear is a member with Stites & Harbison, where his litigation practice includes general litigation, administrative law, antitrust defense, environmental law, and professional liability defense.

Jason Heep is partner at Gardere Wynne Sewell in Dallas. Heep represents clients in complex commercial litigation, with a specific focus on environmental litigation and insurance coverage litigation.

Aaron S. Hullman has been promoted to counsel with Latham & Watkins in Washington, D.C., where he represents private equity firms and companies in transactional and corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and private equity financings.

Roscoe Jones Jr. is moving to Seattle to be an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the criminal division of the Western District of Washington.Previously, he worked in the U.S. Department of Justice, as an Appellate Attorney, Special Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General in the Civil Rights Division, and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia. He also served as counsel and then senior counsel to the Chairman of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee.

Andreas Stargard left Washington, D.C. for Brussels, Belgium, to join Paul Hastings as partner in the antitrust and competition group. He reports that UVA Law is well represented in the “heart” of Europe; Andrea Hamilton ’03 is also practicing competition law there. He writes that the thing that was the most painful to give up in the move was his black, big-block V-8. “They tax those things out of existence here.” Now he drives a tiny 4-cylinder Peugeot. “Please look me up when you’re nearby in Brussels, Paris, Amsterdam, or London, or shoot me a line and say how you’re doing.”

Brendan Stuhan has moved to Washington, D.C., to become senior associate counsel with the BlueCross BlueShield Association.

Christopher S. Turner has been promoted to counsel with Latham & Watkins in Washington, D.C., where he focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation, particularly on securities fraud investigations and litigation.


Corban Addison discussed his recent book, A Walk Across the Sun, which delves into the crisis in international human trafficking, at the Virginia Festival of the Book in Charlottesville in March.

Jonathan Altschul joined Fox Rothschild as a partner in the Los Angeles office. Altschul represents a range of high-profile clients in a variety of complex transactions. He serves as a steadfast advocate to some of the industry’s major recording artists, actors, writers, and producers, negotiating deals and agreements, including talent, development, sponsorship, advertising, content license, distribution, film finance, publishing, management, and composer agreements. Altschul also guides his clients to resolution in a range of highly contentious disputes.

DroneyNuala E. Droney was recently elected partner with Robinson & Cole in Hartford, Conn., where she is a member of the litigation section. She focuses her practice on complex litigation in federal courts, including antitrust, patent, trade secret, trademark, unfair trade practices, fraud, and contract disputes. Droney is recognized as a rising star in Connecticut Super Lawyers 2013 in business litigation.

Duncan Joseph Moore has been promoted to partner at Latham & Watkins in Los Angeles, Calif., where he focuses his practice on obtaining and defending project-siting and environmental approvals for major infrastructure, energy, and development projects.

Sarah K. Morgan has been made partner at Vinson & Elkins in Houston, where she focuses her practice on capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, and advising public and private companies on governance and general corporate and securities matters. She was recognized in Texas Monthly as a Texas rising star for 2012.

LarsenAllison Orr Larsen was honored with a 2012 William & Mary Alumni Association Fellowship Award, which is given to younger members of the faculty who are particularly outstanding as teachers. She teaches constitutional law, administrative law, and statutory interpretation courses at the William & Mary Law School. She completed her undergraduate degree at William & Mary.


LisagorJamie L. Lisagor has joined Pacifica Law Group in Seattle, Wash., as an associate in the appellate and trial litigation group.

MatsoukasKathleen L. Matsoukas was elected partner with Barnes & Thornburg in Chicago, Ill., where she is a member of the litigation department and the New York law practice group. She concentrates her practice on commercial litigation, internal and governmental investigations, securities, and white-collar defense matters.

J. Leonard Teti II has been made partner in the tax department at Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York City. He focuses his practice on advising clients on the tax aspects of complex mergers and acquisitions, spin-offs, private equity transactions, and bank financing.


CarilloAfter almost five years at Ritch Mueller, Diego Blanco Carrillo LL.M. started his own law firm, Blanco Carrillo. The firm’s main practices are mergers & acquisitions, securities, real estate, and general corporate law. Mexico is a hot market for many international investors, and Diego offers his clients high-quality services at reasonable rates. On the personal front, his second baby boy, Patricio, was born on November 20, in perfect health.

John Doyle and his wife, Joan Flint, are expecting their fifth child in October.


O'RearHowell O’Rear has started the law firm McInteer & O’Rear in Nashville, Tenn., where his practice will focus on the music industry and health care litigation.He will continue to assist clients in developing enforcement procedures to protect their intellectual property rights.


Erik Raven-Hansen reports that all is well as a fifth-year associate at Baker Hostetler in Washington, D.C., where he focuses his practice on antitrust, international, and government contracts litigation.

Jillian Owens has joined Loeb & Loeb as an associate in the trusts and estates department in New York.

WongAlan Wong recently joined the Young Professional Advisory Board of the Bethesda Project, an organization that serves homeless and needy men and women throughout Philadelphia, Pa. He is an associate in the business and finance department of Kleinbard Bell & Brecker, where he focuses on corporate and transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financings, venture capital transactions, joint ventures, commercial contracts, employment agreements, corporate restructurings, entity formation, and general corporate counseling.


Katherine Beury now works as an associate at Rhodes, Butler & Dellinger in Roanoke, Va.

Sarah Copeland is engaged to marry Ryan O. Dean, a graduate of UVA, on May 25.

CustalowElisabeth Custalow, Assistant Commonwealth Attorney for the city of Hopewell, Va., was recently named executive director of Four Feet Forward, an organization that coordinates with nonprofit animal advocacy organizations to provide pro bono assistance from professional consultants in various fields. As Assistant Commonwealth Attorney for the city of Hopewell, Va., she prosecutes misdemeanors and felonies, writes appeal briefs, and serves on juvenile justice, domestic violence, and sexual assault committees. (Individuals prosecuted for domestic violence are often investigated for animal abuse as well.) From an early age she has been a passionate animal advocate, escorting bugs out of the house and protecting animals from schoolyard bullies. She clerked with the Animal Legal Defense Fund following Law School.

StockmentAndrew B. Stockment received the Emerson G. Spies Award from the Virginia Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, which recognizes enthusiasm, loyalty, and dedication to the work of the VBA. He co-chairs the VBA Young Lawyers Division Communications/Publicity Committee and is editor-in-chief of Opening Statement, the VBA Young Lawyers Division newsletter. He also serves on the VBA Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law Section Council as the Young Lawyers Division Representative. Stockment is an associate at Lenhart Obenshain in Charlottesville, where he practices business and intellectual property law.


ChildressJessica Childress has been elected to the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Alumni Network board of directors as the chairman of the scholarship committee.She will serve a two-year term. The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy, research and educational institute that aims to help improve the socioeconomic circumstances of African Americans and other underserved communities.Childress is an associate in the litigation department of Morrison & Foerster in Northern Virginia. As a member of the employment and labor group, she focuses her practice on litigating employee mobility, trade secret, non-competition, whistleblower, and retaliatory discharge cases. Prior to joining Morrison & Foerster, she served as a law clerk for the Honorable Alexander Williams Jr. in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.

Zhuo “David” Huang received the Lawyers Alliance for New York’s 2012 Cornerstone Award honoring outstanding pro bono legal services to nonprofits on November 13. He provided extensive assistance to Exponents, Inc., a community-based nonprofit that provides training and services to underserved and difficult to reach populations who deal with addiction and health-related problems. Huang and his colleagues helped with the legal aspects involved in Exponents establishing a for-profit center that offers training for counselors and counseling services for substance abuse. He is an associate with Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison.

Sara Klayton was named a Rising Star in employment & labor law in Washington, D.C., Super Lawyers 2013. She practices at Bailey & Ehrenberg.

MartynSerge Martyn recently joined Snell & Wilmer in Tucson, Ariz., as an associate in the commercial litigation group, where he concentrates his practice in commercial litigation. He was previously with Davis Polk & Wardwell in London.

McKay and ShinJordan E. McKay and Crystal Shin were married on September 2, 2012, in Charlottesville.

Emily ’11
and Brian Wells had a son, Gray Foster, born March 28 at 6:18 am in New York City.


HarrisCharles Harris has joined Hunton & Williams in Richmond, Va., as a member of the health care group. He was previously with Christian & Barton.

Brian ’10
and Emily Wells had a son, Gray Foster, born March 28 at 6:18 am in New York City.


BairdKyle S. Baird has joined Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease in Cleveland, Ohio, where he is an associate in the litigation group.

Balazs Richard J. Balazs
has joined Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease in Columbus, Ohio, where he is an associate in the tax and probate group.

Shaun J. Bockert
has joined Blank Rome in Philadelphia, Pa., as an associate in the intellectual property group. He was previously with the Philadelphia Law Department, where he was a fellow in the intellectual property division.

McBrideMark McBride has joined Lane Powell in Seattle, Wash., as an attorney in the litigation practice group. He is secretary to the board of directors of the Washington State Bar Association’s sexual orientation and gender identification legal issues section, which supports understanding among WSBA members of the legal needs of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered residents of Washington State.

MendozaCassandra A. Mendoza has joined Porter Wright in Columbus, Ohio, as an associate in the corporate department, where she focuses her work on residential and commercial real estate and general business matters, including corporate formation, reorganization, and securities compliance. She is also a member of the health care group.

Joel Sanderson is working with Inherit Your Rights, a pilot project in northern Tanzania. According to the project’s Web site, in rural Tanzania, widows are extremely vulnerable to abuse; under customary law, when a man dies, his wife inherits nothing, unless she is childless and there are no other living relatives. The man’s children are his rightful heirs. However, if the children are too young to assert their rights, the man’s family often takes advantage of the situation, and expels the widow and her children from the family land. These women, alone and with no means of supporting themselves or their children, need both legal representation and practical assistance. Inherit Your Rights operates micro-enterprise projects to assist the women of the region with their immediate needs, and hopes to open a legal-aid clinic, focusing on probate and property law.

Daniel Watkins has joined Williams Mullen as an associate in the litigation department in Richmond, Va.

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