Class Notes -- Spring 2000
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Robert Goldsten spends the summers in Washington, D.C., and the winters in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
John Chowning has retired from Shutts & Bowen LLP in Miami, FL. His wife, Fritzi Chowning, is busy as a reading specialist and is not at all retired.
Randolph-Macon College awarded honorary degrees of Doctor of Humane Letters to Shelton Short III and Jean Short in February in a ceremony at the Mecklenburg Court House in Boydton, VA. Shelton has served as Virginia's ambassador to the United Nations since 1984. Jean served four terms as a director of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation and as a trustee of the Jamestown-Yorktown Education Foundation. In 1997 the Shorts created an endowment at Randolph-Macon to support a scholarship for students from Boydton, Mecklenburg County, and adjacent counties in Virginia and North Carolina.
The Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce honored Richard Nunley and Julia Nunley with its Paul Goodloe McIntire Citizenship Award in November 1999. The award is given to residents who have devoted significant time and effort to business and civic activities in the Charlottesville, VA, area. Richard is a past president of the Retail Merchants Association of Charlottesville. The couple owns a local lumber and furniture business, Better Living, Inc.
Mike Burry took a 200-mile trip down the coast of Canada last summer. See him on live video at www.islandcam.com. He and his wife, Helga Burry, are headed to South Africa next to take a cruise up the East African Coast, over to the Seychelles, and up the Red Sea to the upper Nile, winding up in Athens.
Ted Chapin retired nearly two years ago from BMI, Inc., and is serving as a volunteer arbitrator in employment law matters. He rides his bicycle around Manhattan as often as possible.
George Darden, Jr. is an active tree farmer in North Carolina, planting longleaf and loblolly pines and hardwoods. He is also in the pine straw business. He spends the summers at home in Virginia Beach, VA.
Shenandoah University awarded William "Pete" Johnston III an honorary Doctor of Laws degree at its December 17 convocation. The honor recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the enhancement of the quality of life for other people. A resident of Winchester, VA, Johnston has been chairman of the Winchester Hospital for 20 years and has served as president of the Virginia Lawyers Association. Johnston also reported that he recently spent a month in Kazakhstan.
T. Maxfield Bahner became a member of the American Bar Association board of governors at the 1999 ABA annual meeting in Atlanta. He is representing Tennessee, Louisiana, and Georgia in a three-year term on the 37-member board. A principal shareholder in Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel PC in Chattanooga, TN, Bahner is a past president of the Chattanooga and Tennessee bar associations.
William Dorsey III currently serves as first vice president of the Maritime Law Association of the United States.
Joseph Huddleston was recently elected an American Bar Foundation fellow. He lives in Bowling Green, KY, and serves as a judge for the Court of Appeals of Kentucky.
Since August David Lindskog has been senior vice president-general counsel and secretary of Leach Holding Corporation. "After 34 years (27 years as a partner) with Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP in New York City, three of which I spent in Paris, the lure of equity in a private company was too great," Lindskog wrote. He now drives 20 minutes to work in Westport, CT, instead of commuting one hour and 20 minutes by train into New York City. Leach Holding, which has facilities in California, France, Germany, Mexico, and Indiana, has just entered into a joint venture agreement with a Chinese company to establish a manufacturing plant in China. His daughter, Stefanie, graduates this year from Yale, and would like to study translating in Munich.
Arland "Art" Stein joined Barnes & Thornburg in Indianapolis, IN, as a partner in November. He previously was a partner at Reed Smith Shaw & McClay in Pittsburgh, PA, where he practiced for 25 years. A founder of his previous firm's intellectual property practice group, Stein has litigated trademark, trade secret, and unfair competition claims for clients such as PPG Industries and Carnegie Mellon University.
Howard Pyle recently took a trip to Beijing, China, and Lhasa, Tibet. To see photos of his trip on the Web, check out www.hpyle.net/china99.
Gordon Schreck continues to serve on the board of trustees of Hampden-Sydney College. He was appointed organizing chair of the Maritime Law Section of the South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys Association.
Thomas Bottini has been elected to the executive committee of the board of directors of Lex Mundi, the world's leading association of independent law firms. The Higher People's Court in Guangdong Province, China, appointed him to the chairman's committee of Guangdong International Trust and Investment Corporation creditors committee to work on the largest bankruptcy ever filed in China, involving the equivalent of $4 billion, including $2 billion in foreign investment.
William Nelson is heading a new Washington, D.C., law firm financed by Ernst & Young LLP, along with William McKee, a former Law School professor. One of the Big Five accounting firms, Ernst & Young is backing and housing the new firm, McKee Nelson, Ernst & Young LLP. The Wall Street Journal called the arrangement "an unusual development that underscores how the traditional walls are crumbling between U.S. law firms and accounting firms."
Jim Rubright joined Rock-Tenn Company as chief executive officer in October. Rock-Tenn is a leading manufacturer of recycled paperboard and packaging products with manufacturing plants in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Chile. Rubright was previously executive vice president of Sonat, Inc., a diversified energy company, where he was responsible for Sonat's interstate natural gas pipeline, natural gas and electric power marketing, and merchant electric power plant development businesses. He lives in Atlanta with his wife, Mary Rubright, and the two youngest of their six children.
Robert Sugarman has been named to the State of Israel Bonds labor advisory board. He joins nearly two dozen other national labor leaders committed to strengthening ties between American labor and Israel through Israel Bonds, an international organization offering securities issued by the Government of Israel. Sugarman is a partner with Sugarman & Susskind in Miami, FL.
Ronald Thomason retired from law practice in September 1998, but is still available for arbitration and general mediation. He was formerly president of Mullins, Thomason & Harris in Norton, VA.??
Mary Louise Moore Doherty and James Doherty report that their son will enter Virginia Military Institute in the fall and may be a candidate for the Law School in 2007.
William Ferguson served as a visiting professor at the University of Memphis Law School this spring. He is a professor at the Emory University School of Law.
Roland Vaughan, Jr. served a one-year term as president of the Federal Administrative Law Judge Conference in Washington, D.C., ending in May 1999. An administrative law judge for the Social Security Administration, Vaughan celebrates 30 years of federal government service in May.
Michael Caplin directs the eastern operations of Childhelp USA, an organization dedicated to the prevention and treatment of child abuse. "One in three children will encounter abuse before they're 18. One in three girls and one in five boys will encounter sexual abuse," Caplin told the Fauqiuer Times Democrat in Warrenton, VA, in December. "The message that is so important to get out is that all our children are at risk. Three million kids a year are abused, and it's right in everybody's neighborhood." He said in the interview that any stressed parent may be pushed to the breaking point where child abuse begins, so neighbors should help neighbors raise their kids. "In that way we can help our neighbors reduce their stress and hopefully avoid the breaking point," he said. Caplin and his wife, Kristina Caplin, live in McLean, VA. They have three children, Conrad, 19, Ella, 4, and Bennett, 3.
The Virginia General Assembly elected Donald Lemons to the Supreme Court of Virginia on March 8. Lemons, a former assistant dean of the Law School, had been a Virginia Appeals Court judge since 1998. He formerly served as a Richmond circuit judge.
The U.S. Sentencing Commission in Washington, D.C, appointed Donald "Andy" Purdy, Jr. acting general counsel in November. Formerly a federal prosecutor in Philadelphia, Purdy has served as the commission's chief deputy general counsel for the past 10 years. He previously worked in the CBS News Washington, D.C., bureau. The commission, an independent agency in the federal judicial branch, was organized in 1985 to ensure that similar offenders receive similar sentences in the federal court system.
Navigant Consulting, Inc. of Chicago appointed Philip Steptoe vice president and general counsel in February. Steptoe previously was a partner in Sidley & Austin's Chicago office. He has over 20 years of experience in commercial litigation, rate-making, professional malpractice, and corporate contracting. Navigant, a global management consulting firm that focuses on industries undergoing structural change, provides financial, management, and expert service to Fortune 100 companies, government agencies, and regulated and network industries.
Ann Gordon and her husband both work with the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State. Last summer they were transferred to the U.S. Embassy in Dakar, Senegal, where her husband serves as warehouse, shipping, and motor pool manager, and Ann serves as the regional consular officer. She supervises a section of 10 American and Senegalese employees and mentors new officers in five other countries in the region. Before embarking on their new jobs, the couple received six months of French language training. Learning languages "sure gets harder as we get older," Gordon commented. In January the two vacationed in Botswana and Zimbabwe for "bird-watching, game-viewing, and a general good time."
Weider Publications, Inc. named A. Douglas Peabody its president and chief executive officer in February. The founder of Saveur and Garden Design magazines in the United States, Peabody was previously a partner in Meigher Communications. He was also a founding investor in Hippocrates and Health magazines and an initial investor in OneSoft Corporation. Peabody currently serves on OneSoft's board of directors and as vice chairman of America Online's board of directors.
Fred Vogel is a senior vice president and associate general counsel at Marriott International in Bethesda, MD. He is responsible for the development of international hotels.
Walter Brookhart joined the Houston office of Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP as a partner in the firm's intellectual property section in February. He was previously a shareholder with Browning Bushman PC, also in Houston, where he served as treasurer and managing shareholder. He has litigated cases involving patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets in federal and state courts, and has represented clients before U.S. and foreign patent and trademark offices, obtaining more than 100 domestic and foreign patents and trademarks.
G. Daniel Newland joined Seyfarth, Shaw, Fairweather & Geraldson as a partner in its San Francisco office in January. Previously managing partner of the San Francisco office of Kauff, McClain & McGuire, Newland will work in Seyfarth, Shaw's labor and employment practice. Newland has extensive trial experience in federal and state court, and has negotiated collective bargaining agreements for a variety of clients and industries. He lives in Piedmont, CA, with his wife, Janice Newland, and their two sons, Eddie and Brendan.
Steven Rotman reports that his family is thriving. His wife, Susan Rotman, sold her Martha's Vineyard pearl jewelry business in December and is now writing a book on Einstein's theories. As for his four children, Sarah, 20, is a sophomore at Harvard. Tara, also 20, is a sophomore at Wellesley College. Mathew, 17, graduates from high school in June and is applying to college. Caitlin, 12, "is a star in seventh grade." The entire family gathered for a Christmas celebration in Switzerland in December.
Henry "Hank" Flint recently became a co-managing partner at Kennedy Covington Lobdell & Hickman LLP in Charlotte, NC. Flint, a partner in the firm's business law department, graduated from U.Va.'s joint law and business program.
A partner with Mayer, Brown & Platt, C. Mark Nicolaides was a key legal advisor in the late-1999 push by Deutsche Telekom AG to acquire most of MediaOne's International, Inc.'s Central European and Russian mobile telecommunications businesses. As of March the $2-billion transaction, which required approval in Germany, Poland, Hungary, Russia, and the United States, was the largest merger and acquisition deal to take place in Eastern Europe, according to the March issue of Business Without Borders. "The deal involved assets in three countries and a buyer and seller in two others," Nicolaides told the magazine. "We decided to keep it simple and make it a cash sale." The head of Mayer Brown's Cologne, Germany, office predicted the chief benefit for customers will be Deutsche Telekom's ability to invest in research and development. "The technology is going to be eye-popping," he said.
Brenda Cubbage recently became a partner with Patton Boggs LLP in the firm's Dallas office. She previously practiced with Butler & Binion LLP.
Chris Roux was elected managing partner of Weston, Benshoof, Rochefort, Rubalcava & MacCuish LLP in January. The 60-member Los Angeles firm focuses on litigation, land use and real estate, environmental issues, and intellectual property.
Richard Boskey has been appointed general counsel for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. He lives in Newton, MA, with his wife, Cathy Boskey, and three children, Molly, 13, Peter, 10, and Noah, 5.
Brian Crowe became a partner in the Chicago firm of Shefsky & Froelich Ltd. in 1999.
The National Law Journal reported that Rhode Island Attorney General Sheldon Whitehouse and the Charleston, SC, firm of Ness Motley Loadholt Richardson & Poole PA filed a suit in October against eight makers of lead paint for allegedly conspiring to sell a product that poisons children.
Fred Byers, Jr. has a new son, James Bryson Byers, born June 13, 1999. James joins older sister, Grace Margaret Byers, born August 1, 1997.
In December U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno appointed Robert Conrad, Jr. chief prosecutor of the U.S. Department of Justice's campaign financing task force. Since 1989 Conrad had served as a prosecutor and then as criminal chief of the U.S. Attorney's Office in Charlotte, NC, where he handled a wide variety of cases, including public corruption, white collar fraud, money laundering, organized crime, and drug trafficking.
In 1999 Mark Davidson, a partner with Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard LLP in Greensboro, NC, chaired a North Carolina Bar Association committee that drafted legislation amending North Carolina statutes governing business corporations, nonprofit corporations, limited liability companies, limited partnerships, and general partnerships. The amended statutes, which became effective in December, authorize these different entities to merge with one another. Davidson is currently chairing the Business Organizations Committee of the Business Law Section of the bar association.
Lee Bradford Guerry conducts legal search work with Page-Wheatcroft & Co., Ltd., a senior-level executive search firm in Alexandria, VA. She recruits partners for law firms and handles law firm mergers.
Greg Musil is running for U.S. Congress in the Third District of Kansas. He has served on the Overland Park City Council since 1993 and is currently council president. He previously served on the staff of U.S. Senator Nancy Kassebaum Baker. He and his wife, Kathleen Musil, live in Overland Park with their two daughters.
Terry Ross and Brooke Ross welcomed their second child, Anne Hadley Ross, on May 1, 1999. She joins older brother, Clark, 4. Terry continues to practice intellectual property law at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP in Washington, D.C.
PG&E Energy Trading-Gas Corporation in Houston, TX, named JoAnn Russell its assistant general counsel for transactional, regulatory, and other legal assistance to the company's commercial endeavors in November 1999. Russell was previously vice president and general counsel of Southern Company Energy Marketing. She formerly served as legal counsel for Vastar Resources, Inc., Sohio Petroleum Company, and Standard Oil Production Company.
Lisa Eldridge, a shareholder with Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman and Goggin in Philadelphia, served as a speaker at two recent events. In November she spoke at a professional development program of the Philadelphia Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division called "The Nuts and Bolts of Workers' Compensation." The same month she spoke at the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association CLE seminar for workers' compensation practitioners, "Workers' Comp: How to Handle Difficult Issues." Eldridge practices in her firm's workers' compensation practice group.
The Law School's Public Service News November issue spotlighted Michael Allen, senior staff attorney and director of housing programs at the Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law in Washington, D.C. Allen served as a Law School lecturer for the Housing Law Clinic this year. The Bazelon Center works to ensure that individuals suffering from a mental disability have access to decent and affordable housing and other necessary social services.
Jeffrey Blumenthal reports that he served as a loaned executive to the 1999 United Way/Combined Health Appeal Campaign. The campaign's goal was to raise $25 million for services to those in need in the greater Hartford, CT, area.
Barbara Giuffre and Rick Raushenbush '86 announce the birth of their daughter, Genevieve Elizabeth, born January 22.
Melissa Hayden Weaver joined Kilpatrick Stockton LLP in March as counsel in the firm's employee benefits practice group in Raleigh, NC. She previously served as senior counsel with PCS Phosphate Company, Inc., where she provided counsel on employee benefits and employment law matters and advised management in the implementation of a consolidated benefits program.
Ann Peldo Cargile and Sykes Cargile announce the birth of their second child, Sykes Young Cargile, Jr., on May 22, 1999. Ann is a member of the Nashville, TN, firm of Boult, Cummings, Conners & Berry PLC, where she practices on the firm's real estate and commercial finance team.
John Hagefstration, Jr. has been elected chairman of the real property, probate, and trust section of the Alabama State Bar. A partner with Bradley Arant Rose & White LLP, Hagefstration focuses his practice on commercial real estate development, leasing, and financing transactions.
Nixon Peabody LLP named James Hatem a partner in its Manchester, NH, office in February. He continues to focus his practice on insurance regulation and general business matters.
Susan Liemer is serving as president of the Association of Legal Writing Directors. She is overseeing the publication of a new legal citation manual, which will compete with The Bluebook.
Rick Raushenbush and Barbara Giuffre '85 announce the birth of their daughter, Genevieve Elizabeth, born January 22.
B. Harrison Turnbull was named managing director of the Charlotte, NC, and Research Triangle Park offices of StratfordGroup, a leading retained executive search firm headquartered in Cleveland, OH. Turnbull brings 20 years of business experience in banking, law, finance, and strategic consulting. He formerly served as chief financial officer of Amvest Corporation, a diversified energy and finance corporation; a principal with Norelli & Company, a strategic consulting firm; and a commercial loan officer with NationsBank.
Jennifer Weiss was appointed to serve in the North Carolina General Assembly in December as the representative for House District 63 in the Raleigh area. She is running for re-election this year. Her husband, Bruce Hamilton, a partner with Teague, Campbell, Dennis & Gorham LLP, is serving as her campaign manager.
Jeffrey Breeser recently became a member of Willcox & Savage PC in Norfolk, VA. He has practiced in the firm's business group since 1987, focusing on secured lending, acquisitions, corporate governance, and new ventures.
David Keesler received the 1999 Director's Award for Superior Performance as an assistant U.S. attorney in an October 1, 1999, ceremony in Washington, D.C., hosted by U.S Attorney General Janet Reno. The award honored Keesler for his work on the $17 million Loomis Fargo heist case, in which 21 defendants, including one practicing lawyer, were convicted of federal felonies ranging from bank larceny and money laundering to conspiracy and committing murder for hire. Keesler is now the deputy criminal chief in the U.S. Attorney's Office in Charlotte, NC, where he lives with his wife, Susan Keesler, and their daughter, Amelia, 2.
Steve Smith is the founder and chief executive officer of OneMain.com, Inc., one of the 10 largest Internet service providers in the United States. The company provides service to half a million individuals and businesses, mostly in smaller metropolitan areas and rural communities. Smith started the company in early 1998.
Kim Keenan Solomon was re-elected member-at-large of the National Bar Association's (NBA) board of governors in 1999 for a term ending in 2001. She was also elected to the executive committee. Founded in 1925, the National Bar Association is the nation's oldest and largest association of predominately African American lawyers and judges. The NBA will celebrate its 75th anniversary at its annual convention in Washington, D.C., August 5-12. On August 9 at approximately 6 p.m the Law School will host its first reception at the convention. Solomon married Stacey Solomon on November 14, 1998. Her practice at Jack H. Oleander & Associates PC in Washington, D.C., focuses on catastrophic medical malpractice cases. She also serves as an adjunct professor at George Washington University Law Center and as first vice president of the Equal Rights Center, a nonprofit organization which seeks to eradicate discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations.
Thomas Burack reports that he attended the August wedding of John Storella to Lisa Aliferis in California's Napa Valley, along with John Farmer and Doug Gall. "Mr. Storella is now a happily married patent attorney," Burack wrote. Storella works with biotechnology patents for Townsend and Townsend and Crew LLP in San Francisco. Burack chairs the New Hampshire Audubon Society board and the New Hampshire Land and Community Heritage Commission. He continues his storytelling avocation with a portrayal of John James Audubon.
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Baker & Hostetler LLP elected Peder Garske a partner in its Washington, D.C., office in January. Garske concentrates his practice in international and commercial litigation.
Shaw Pittman recently named Edmund Graff a partner in its Washington, D.C., office, where he advises companies on securities and general corporate law issues.
Howrey & Simon has named Christopher Olsen a partner in its Washington, D.C., office. Olsen, who practices in both the commercial trial and intellectual property groups, specializes in patent infringement, trade secrets, antitrust, insurance coverage, and contract matters.
Andrea Scott is a consultant in bioethics, regulatory affairs, and the development of new biomedical technologies. Her clients include the Federal Drug Administration, General Electric, and the Jonas Salk Foundation, which developed the new AIDS vaccine. She married Warren Grundfest in November 1995 in a wedding with more than 550 guests, "my two horses and dogs in a sunset ceremony at the San Marino Ritz Carlton." A life-long equestrienne, she has competed in the National Dressage Championship and participated in a 300-mile endurance ride through the Masai Mara, a wildlife reserve in Kenya, in 1998.
B. Scott Tilley recently accepted the position of general counsel with Stihl, Inc. in Virginia Beach, VA. A manufacturer of power tools and equipment, Stihl is the world's largest selling brand of chain saws.
Dawn Booth was recently promoted to senior counsel in Marriott International's law department where she works as an international lodging operations attorney. She is responsible for southern Europe and the Middle East.
Clint Broden left the Dallas Federal Public Defender's Office in 1998 and took a two-month sabbatical in Costa Rica and Mexico studying Spanish. In December 1998 he formed the firm of Broden & Mickelson with a former Public Defender's Office colleague, practicing exclusively criminal defense. "We made it through the first year, and so far so good," he wrote. He was also appointed part-time municipal judge for the city of Dallas ("Believe me, it is not that exciting when you get assigned to the occasional Saturday night or Sunday morning, arraigning defendants," he wrote.) and bought a house, "since I guess I am in Dallas to stay."
USA Group of Indianapolis, IN, named Cherry Cox vice president and associate general counsel in February. She provides legal support on human resource issues and manages corporate litigation for the company, the nation's largest student loan guarantor and administrator. She also played an instrumental role on the company's diversity task force.
Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue recently made Edwin Fountain, formerly a litigation associate, a partner in its Washington, D.C., office.
Nina Pickett Graves and Jonathan Graves live in Vienna, VA, with their two children, Christopher, 6, and Megan, 4. In January Jonathan was named a partner at Cooley Godward LLP in Reston, VA, specializing in intellectual property law, particularly patent infringements. He was previously a partner at Howrey & Simon in Washington, D.C. Nina works at home with contract legal work in corporate law.
Shaw Pittman recently made Robert Hasty a partner in its Washington, D.C., office. Hasty specializes in technology and international transactions.
Matthew Iwicki was recently elected secretary and member of the board of governors of the Virginia State Bar's Environmental Law Section. He concentrates on air, water, and waste permitting; compliance; enforcement; cleanup cost recovery; and property damages in his environmental law practice as a partner with Gentry, Locke, Rakes & Moore in Roanoke, VA.
John Matthews VI recently became a partner with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP in Washington, D.C. As a member of the firm's energy practice group, he focuses his practice on nuclear licensing and regulatory matters, inspection, enforcement activities, and a variety of litigation matters before the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the federal courts.
Patricia Ross McCubbin has accepted a faculty position at the Southern Illinois University School of Law in Carbondale, IL, where she will teach environmental and administrative law. She reports that she and her husband, Eric McCubbin, are very excited about her new career and their new locale.
Catharina Min lives in San Francisco, where she is an associate with Graham & James LLP. She represents domestic and international clients in mergers and acquisitions, private placements, public offerings, joint ventures, strategic alliances, and other corporate transactions. She previously represented both Korean conglomerates and international companies for Shin & Kim, the second largest firm in Seoul, Korea. While in Korea, she served as co-chair for the Legal Services Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in Korea and also lectured at various Korean conglomerates on international business transactions.
Stan Perry and Stacy Perry live in the Houston Heights neighborhood of Houston, TX, with their two children, Anna, 8, and John, 4. Stan recently joined Abrams Scott & Bickley LLP as a partner. He defends petrochemical companies in toxic tort litigation.
Dan Renberg started a new job last fall as a member of the board of directors of the Export-Import Bank of the United States, a federal agency devoted to increasing exports of U.S. goods and services. He was nominated by President Clinton to a Republican seat on the board and confirmed by the U.S. Senate in November. "I'm learning the ins and outs of international business, and exports in particular," he wrote. "Should have listened in Corporate Governance class, now that I think of it."
Habitat for Humanity of Greater New Haven awarded Jennifer Slye Aniskovich its Master Builder Award at a luncheon April 11 in New Haven, CT. The award honored her leadership in the first two Women's Build projects and the Men's Auxiliary Bake Sale. She has served as a member of the group's board of directors and currently serves on its advisory board. She lives in Branford, CT, with her husband, State Senator Bill Aniskovich '89, and daughter, Celia, 7.
Jonathan Cole was recently promoted to senior counsel at Marriott International. He lives in England, developing resorts for Marriott Vacation Club International.
Eric Emerson was recently named a partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Steptoe & Johnson LLP. He practices in the firm's international group, specializing in anti-dumping and countervailing duty investigations before the U.S. Department of Commerce and the International Trade Commission.
Alston & Bird LLP named Darren Hauck a partner in its corporate health care practice group in Atlanta in January. He concentrates his practice on mergers and acquisitions and securities matters in the health care industry.
James Lovely is a principal and senior structurer at Bank of America. His work involves designing complex derivatives, asset-backed conduits, and other transactions involving securities and special-purpose vehicles. He and his wife, Suzanne Lovely, reside in Berkeley, CA, with their son, Connor.
Alexander Macaulay married Ann Quillen, a 1989 University of Virginia College of Arts and Sciences graduate, on December 18. Ann is an elementary school teacher with Hanover County Public Schools. Alexander continues to focus on commercial litigation and state-level lobbying with his Richmond, VA, firm, formerly Macaulay Lee Powell PC, now renamed Virginia Law & Government Affairs.
Hogan & Hartson LLP recently named Jonathan Rees a partner in its Washington, D.C., office. Rees practices in the firm's labor and employment group.
William Carbaugh was recently promoted to senior counsel at Marriott International in Bethesda, MD, where he works as an international lodging operations attorney. He is responsible for legal support of the Marriott-managed hotels in Australia, India, Pakistan, Canada, and the Caribbean. He also serves on the casino oversight committee that handles legal matters for Marriott's casino operations around the world.
Jennifer Nelsen Colao and Andrew Colao report a busy and exciting past year. They welcomed their second child, Caroline Elizabeth, who joined big brother, Christopher Nelsen, 3, in September. Jennifer has worked as a litigation associate at Simpson Thacher & Barlett for the past seven years. She returned to the firm in April from her maternity leave. She also serves as a class mother at Christopher's preschool. Andrew took a leave of absence from his job as a corporate lawyer, also at Simpson Thacher, to work on Bill Bradley's presidential campaign.
Nathan Finch was recently elected a member of Caplin & Drysdale, a Washington, D.C.,-based tax and litigation firm founded in 1965 by Mortimer Caplin '40 and Douglas Drysdale '53. Since joining the firm's commercial litigation team in 1993, Finch has represented individuals and companies in disputes ranging from financial fraud to intellectual property litigation. He also represents clients involved in white-collar criminal investigations.
John Foster and Katherine Ross Foster are happy to announce the birth of their first child, Benjamin Ross Foster, on May 20, 1999. John works as an assistant county attorney in the land use division of the Fairfax County Attorney's Office in Virginia.
Jennifer Parker recently left her position as vice president of business development at MTVN Networks and joined an Internet start-up company, Scour.net, in Beverly Hills, CA. Scour.net is a search and destination site for broadband media. Parker is in charge of business development for the new venture. She recently became engaged to Rudy van Zyl, a Hollywood-based assistant director of films and commercials from South Africa.
Paul Rebein recently became a partner in Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP in Overland Park, KS. He practices business, personal injury, and employment litigation.
Christopher Bowen is finishing his third year on the felony trial team in the Contra Costa County, CA, Public Defender's Office Richmond branch. He recently spent three weeks in France visiting relatives and friends and adding an inch to his waistline.
Brian Carr and Scott Robinson-Carr had their second child, Andrew Winston Carr, on March 25, 1999.
The U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York recently honored J. Nelson Thomas with its Special Service Award "in recognition of his willingness to accept assignments as pro bono counsel and for his excellence in the vigorous representation of his clients." Thomas has handled six different federal pro bono assignments on both the trial and appellate level for prisoners alleging brutality violations during incarceration. The court complimented Thomas on "always demonstrating an extraordinary commitment to his clients," and noted that he recently settled a case for an amount which was the highest pre-trial settlement ever achieved in the district.
H. Robert Yates III was elected to the board of directors of the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys at the association's annual convention in Roanoke, VA, in October 1999. A member of Taylor, Zunka, Milnor & Carter, Ltd., Yates focuses his practice on products liability, automobile, and premises liability defense. His wife, Anne Yates, works part-time in a commercial real estate office. The couple lives in Charlottesville, VA, with their children, Harry, 9, and Emily, 6.
Anil Adyanthaya joined Burns & Levinson LLP in Boston as an associate in the tort and insurance group.
Chris Dong is now working in the Office of the Associate General Counsel, National Security Agency, in Ft. Meade, MD. He is practicing primarily employment litigation.
Edward Froelich and Stephanie Froelich have a year-old son, Edwin Wellington Froelich. Edward recently took a position as an associate with Steptoe & Johnson LLP in Washington, D.C., after four years as a trial attorney with the tax division of the U.S. Department of Justice.
Benjamin Plaut recently left King & Spalding to become an on-air reporter for ABC affiliate KBMT-TV Channel 12 in Beaumont, TX.
Douglas Varley recently became a member of Caplin & Drysdale in Washington, D.C. Varley, who joined the firm in 1994, advises exempt organizations, particularly private foundations and other nonprofit organizations. He guides the design of major grant-making programs and participates in the development of national public education campaigns.
Gayle Shafer Trotter and Joel Trotter welcomed their second daughter, Eleanor Hale Trotter, to the family on February 4, 1999. "Her big sister, Grace, is teaching the ropes!" Gayle wrote. Gayle practices with her father at Shafer & Trotter PLC, while Joel works with Latham & Watkins in Washington, D.C.
Jennifer Short of Holland & Knight LLP received the Virginia State Bar's Young Lawyers Conference Outstanding Service Award at the organization's annual meeting in June 1999. The award recognized Short for "invaluable service to the Young Lawyers Conference, the profession, and the community" through her work as co-chair of the conference's committee on women and minorities in the profession.
E. Jackson Boggs, Jr. currently serves as an assistant U.S. attorney in San Jose, CA. He and his wife, Honorine Boggs, had their fourth child in April 1998 in Summit, NJ, where Jackson was an assistant district counsel with the Immigration and Naturalization Service in Manhattan.
Robert Howard, Jr. married Susan Wiedeman in Charlottesville, VA, on May 8, 1999. Wiedeman earned both her B.S. and M.S from the University of Virginia. The couple lives in Arlington, VA.
First Lt. Alice Wilson Parham became the first female fighter pilot in the South Carolina Air National Guard in early 1999. The Greenville native was accepted as the first female pilot candidate in 1995. Her training, which began in 1997, concluded with a six-month course in F-16 fighters.
Rachel Wilson joined the intellectual property practice group of Ober, Kaler, Grimes & Shriver PC in Baltimore, MD, in October. Wilson previously worked as in-house counsel with Metropolitan Life Insurance Company in New York City, where she served as senior contracts analyst.
In December Jeffrey Bartos joined the litigation department of Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads LLP in Philadelphia. Bartos previously served as an associate with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP and as a clerk to A. Richard Caputo of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.
Eric Kadel, Jr. recently finished a clerkship with Justice Clarence Thomas of the Supreme Court of the United States and is now working with Sullivan & Cromwell as an associate in its general practice group in Washington, D.C.
Scott Townsend has joined Kilpatrick Stockton LLP as an associate in the firm's Charlotte, NC, office. His practice concentrates on business transactions, technology, and corporate law. He previously practiced for two years with Goodwin, Procter & Hoar LLP in Boston.
Ted Wang reports that Eric Easley is living in London, where he is preparing a book contrasting the communitarian values of the rural South with the egalitarianism of the urban elite.
Stephen Camp joined the Atlanta office of Hunton & Williams in November as an associate on the labor and employment practice team. He practices in all aspects of labor and employment matters, including employment discrimination and harassment, wrongful discharge, and wage-and-hour questions under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Darren Dragovich and A. Parker Whitfield were married on August 14, 1999, in Englewood, CO. The wedding party including Scott "Griff"Aldrich, Scott Brown, and Margaret Lin. Parker practices with Holland & Hart LLP in Greenwood Village, CO.
Bart Epstein serves as a clerk to J. Clifford Wallace of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Epstein originally accepted the clerkship in his second year at the Law School, only to find out in his third year that the judge had decided to take a three-year leave of absence from the bench. Wallace returned to the bench earlier than scheduled, however, and a delighted Epstein "got my clerkship back" and headed for California in November.
Marissa Henderson has joined the Richmond, VA, office of Williams, Mullen, Clark & Dobbins PC as an associate in the firm's litigation department. She concentrates on commercial litigation and insurance.
Robert Hughes joined Mays & Valentine LLP in September 1999. He practices in the firm's real estate practice group in Richmond, VA.
Karl Laskas has joined Thompson Hine & Flory LLP in Cleveland, OH, as an associate rotating through the firm's various practice groups.
Angela Mastandrea-Miller was sworn in as a new assistant district attorney for the Manhattan District Attorney's Office in New York City on September 9, 1999.
Aaron Walters joined the Richmond office of William, Mullen, Clark & Dobbins PC as an associate in the firm's labor and employment section. He handles labor management relations issues, defense of employment claims, and proactive programs designed to prevent employee actions.
The Bangor Daily News in Bangor, ME, featured Donald Mackay in a July 1999 article when he came to speak at the George Stevens Academy in Blue Hill. Mackay, who serves in the British House of Lords, was appointed a life member from Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1995. His correct title is The Right Honorable The Lord Donald Mackay of Drumadoon, Queen's Counsel. A Conservative, Mackay is now the opposition spokesman under the Labor government in constitutional and Scottish matters. He also maintains an active law practice. Mackay has served as lord advocate for Scotland, a position similar to the U.S. attorney post, during which he oversaw or personally conducted public prosecution.
Richard Mills reports that he sat by designation with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit in Miami in April and June 1999. It was the fourth time he had sat with that court.
Juan Mortarotti serves as an associate with Perez Alati, Grondona, Benites, Arntsen & Martinez de Hoz, Jr. in Argentina. He leads an office in his hometown of Mendoza in western Argentina with a general corporate practice. Mortarotti reports that he is happy to be back in his home city after nearly four years working in New York, London, and Buenos Aires. He wrote, "I have great memories of the year I spent in Charlottesville, and I am very grateful because of all the opportunities I had after that."
Lynn Hughes, a federal trial judge in Houston, was appointed to the judicial advisory board of the Law and Economics Center at George Mason University in Alexandria, VA. He has also been elected co-chairman of the Houston World Affairs Council. In January Hughes was a Frankel Lecture commentator on legal scholarship at the University of Houston Law Center. He also spoke recently at a conference of the American Geological Society on ethics in forensic geo-science in Denver.
John Baker taught with classmate Betty Barteau in Irkutz, Russia, with the Russian Judicial Partnership last summer.
Joseph Huddleston was recently elected an American Bar Foundation fellow. He lives in Bowling Green, KY, and serves as a judge for the Court of Appeals of Kentucky. ?