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Oregon Air National Guard Brig. Gen. W. Dan Bunch has been selected as the Air National Guard assistant to the U.S. Air Force judge advocate general. He assumes the major general position in July and will serve part time in the Pentagon. In addition to giving counsel on projects of national significance, he will provide leadership, strategic planning and management of the Guard’s Judge Advocate General Corps., encompassing more than 440 judge advocates and paralegals at Air National Guard legal offices throughout the nation.
In his civilian career, Bunch has worked as a prosecuting attorney, a partner in a law firm and as county counsel of Klamath County, Ore. In 2010, Oregon’s governor appointed Bunch to the state court’s 13th Judicial District in Klamath County, where he is a judge and has general jurisdiction over all civil and criminal cases.
Catharina Min moved to Covington & Burling’s Silicon Valley office in May 2017. She writes, “Tom Repke is also here and it is great to practice with him.” Min’s practice involves corporate matters and mergers and acquisitions — with a focus on cross-border mergers and acquisitions with Asian clients. She encourages friends to visit her when in Silicon Valley.
Stan Perry writes that he and his wife, Stacy, survived Hurricane Harvey and subsequent flooding, as well as the “Great Snowfall of 2017” (two inches!). The couple is “still thrilled” the Houston Astros won the World Series.
Henry Su joined Constantine Cannon as partner in its Washington, D.C., and San Francisco offices. Su is a member of the firm’s antitrust litigation and counseling practice and represents clients in the health care, pharmaceutical, retail, and technology sectors in the courts and before agencies, legislators and other policymakers. Su previously spent six-plus years with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, where he was a senior trial lawyer in the agency’s Bureau of Competition and a senior competition advisor to Chairwoman Edith Ramirez and Commissioner J. Thomas Rosch. He writes that he cannot say enough good things about his tenure in public service and “wholeheartedly supports the Law School’s Program in Law and Public Service.”
Jeremiah “Jerry” Deberry, based in New York City, became a partner at Mayer Brown, a leading international law firm with 25 offices across the globe. Prior to this new role, DeBerry served as director of diversity and inclusion, where his full-time responsibility was to ensure that the firm fulfills its commitment to enhancing diversity in the legal profession. In this capacity and in his new role, DeBerry is responsible for the development and implementation of diversity and inclusion policies for all of the firm’s U.S. offices. DeBerry was previously a corporate partner at another international law firm, where he practiced in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments and sports/entertainment. He writes that this partnership is especially gratifying for him because it marks the first time that a law firm has elevated a full-time diversity professional to the position of partner. “Such an action indicates the importance of diversity and inclusion at Mayer Brown and the high value the firm places on the contributions he has made,” according to a press release.
In January of 2017, Andrew Glickman moved to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission chairman’s office, working as a senior advisor for then-acting Chairman Michael Piwowar. Glickman served as Piwowar’s enforcement counsel and was responsible for reviewing and advising on all recommendations from the SEC’s Division of Enforcement, as well as recommendations from the Office of the General Counsel. Glickman continued in this role for SEC Chairman Jay Clayton until October, when Glickman moved to the Division of Economic and Risk Analysis as counsel to Director Jeffrey Harris.
Michael P. Routch is an associate in Quatrini Rafferty’s new Altoona, Penn., office, where he is concentrating in workers’ compensation law. Prior to that, Routch was a shareholder/attorney in McQuaide Blasko’s Hollidaysburg office.
Shari (Robbins) Routch was named director of enrollment management at Penn State Altoona. She formerly served as director of university relations.
Brian Culnan was named to 2018 Best Lawyers in America for commercial litigation. Culnan practices with Rivkin Radler in Albany, N.Y.
Andrew K. Fletcher joined Blank Rome’s commercial litigation group in the Pittsburgh office. Fletcher will focus on advising clients on their most complex business and intellectual property disputes. He was previously with Pepper Hamilton and served as vice chair of the firm’s international and domestic arbitration practice group.
Jennifer Kirkland was named general counsel at Washington & Lee University in Lexington, Va. Kirkland joined W&L in 1997 and has been the acting general counsel since August. Kirkland has taught courses in education law for the graduate education programs of UVA and George Mason University. She’s been a panelist, presenter, session coordinator and moderator for numerous programs on legal issues in education and employment sponsored by the American Council on Education, the National Association of College and University Attorneys, United Educators, and the Virginia and National Associations of College Registrars and Admissions Officers, among others.
Virginia “Ginny” F. Shevlin joined Blankingship & Keith in Fairfax, Va. Shevlin’s practice concentrates primarily in the area of family law.
Mark Brazeal is the chief legal officer at Broadcom Ltd., a Fortune 500 company. Brazeal is responsible for the legal, governance and compliance functions across the company. He lives with his wife, Susan, and their two kids, Hudson, 8, and Harper, 6, in Menlo Park, Calif.
C. Dean Furman Jr. was elected president of the Louisville Bar Association for 2018. The LBA is a 3,000-member voluntary bar association in Kentucky. Furman practices commercial litigation, personal injury, whistleblower and federal criminal health care defense.
Rich Gross joined Janus Global Operations as general counsel. Janus is an integrated stability operations company with thousands of employees serving clients in North America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Janus’ services include munitions response, de-mining, intelligence support, logistics, life support, risk management, communications and other services in some of the world’s most challenging and hostile environments. Gross previously served as chief legal counsel to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Anil Adyanthaya was elected president of the New England Corporate Counsel Association. The association, a nonprofit membership and educational organization for in-house counsel, was founded in 1985 and serves lawyers in Massachusetts and throughout New England.
Zebulon D. Anderson, a partner with Smith Anderson in Raleigh, N.C., was recognized in 2018 North Carolina Super Lawyers. Anderson was also listed in the 2018 Best Lawyers in America.
Lisa Foeman Boatwright was promoted to executive director of human resources for Stafford County (Va.) Public Schools. Previously, she was director of employee relations and workforce compliance for Stafford Schools.
Patrick Johnson was named in the 2018 Best Lawyers in America for corporate law and mergers and acquisitions law. Johnson practices with Brooks Pierce in Raleigh, N.C.
James B. Morse Jr. was appointed to the Arizona Court of Appeals by Gov. Douglas Ducey and began service on the court in November. Prior to his appointment, Morse spent nearly 10 years with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Arizona, where he served as an assistant U.S. attorney in the Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force, a deputy section chief and section chief in the Southwest Border Crimes Unit, and as the government ethics adviser. Morse also worked in the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office, where he served as a deputy county attorney and as an assistant bureau chief.
Shannon Nash is the new chief financial officer and chief operating officer of InsideSource, a premier Bay Area Allsteel furniture dealership with more than 200 employees in seven offices across the country. In addition to her combined role, she will also serve on the company’s executive management team and will be an officer of the board of directors. Nash, an attorney and CPA, started as a tax attorney with several large firms, including KPMG, K&L Gates, and Cooley. She then transitioned to the corporate world, where she worked as a senior attorney with Amgen in Thousand Oaks, Calif., and as an expat in Lucerne, Switzerland. She pivoted into management, becoming executive director of the Debbie Allen Dance Academy, where she led the organization’s expansion to a premier national performing arts company. Later, she became CFO of Sunseeker Media and later COO of Aspire University. Recently, Nash was vice president of finance for the San Francisco market of Cumulus Media.
Peter Vincent was on MSNBC’s “Media Matters for America” in August, speaking out against the current administration’s approach to fighting radical Islamic terrorism at the expense of countering all violent extremism. On the 16th anniversary of 9/11, Vincent was a guest on “The Heat,” featured on China Global Television Network, discussing the progress in the U.S. fight against terrorism. On Sept. 29, Vincent penned an opinion column, “Opioid Epidemic a National Security Issue,” published in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. In it he asks, “If opioids are a national security problem, then what is the national security solution? A new war on drugs will not succeed any more than a war on loneliness. Complex societal and economic problems are not resolved with a militant response.”
Mark Knueve, a partner in the Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease office in Columbus, Ohio, has been included in the 2018 Ohio Super Lawyers in employment and labor law. He has also been recognized in 2018 Best Lawyers in America. Knueve represents employers in litigation matters, focusing on complex employment litigation such as wage and hour class actions and collective actions.
Sanford S. Williams, a member of the school board of the city of Manassas, was presented with the Virginia School Boards Association Advocate for Education Award at the closing session of the association’s annual convention in November. The award recognizes members who demonstrated significant and outstanding leadership, commitment and contribution to public education that has had an impact on their region and the commonwealth. Williams, pictured with his wife, Dr. Anastasia Williams (Medicine ’98), serves as a mentor for students, guest speaker in schools, and actively participates in community and civic organizations in Manassas. He has served on the Manassas City Public Schools Gifted and Talented Advisory Board and as chairman of the board’s academic committee. Williams was a strong advocate for revised school start times and was instrumental in establishing the change for the school system’s lone high school.
As an attorney, Williams has worked in various roles at the Federal Communications Commission. He currently serves as the director of the FCC’s Office of Business Communications Opportunities. “Education is essential to maintain an equitable and thriving society,” Williams said. “I have a passion to try and help ensure that all children have access to a quality education that helps them fulfill their potential, pursue their dreams and make positive and impactful contributions to society.”
Simon Bloom, founder of and partner with Bloom Parham, was appointed to the Teach For America Metro-Atlanta Advisory Board. The organization was founded in 2000 and has been committed to pursuing educational equity and excellence since it began. Bloom focuses his law practice on real estate, where he provides advice, counsel and litigation support for complex matters to clients, including developers, builders, property owners and brokers throughout the United States. The appointment continues Bloom’s commitment to service in the Atlanta community. He has served in a number of high-ranking roles for the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Atlanta, on the governing board for the Great Promise Partnership, on the advisory council board for the Marcus Autism Center and on the board of directors for Project Open Hand.
Justin Savage joined Sidley Austin’s Washington, D.C., office as a partner in the environmental group, focusing on environmental litigation defense, internal investigations and strategic counseling. Savage is “happy to be joining other UVA Law alumni, including former D.C. Bar President Tim Webster ’91.”
Dasha Smith Dwin was named executive vice president and global chief human resources officer for Sony Music Entertainment on Feb. 5. Dwin, based in New York, will lead Sony Music’s global human resources function, including talent acquisition, talent management, total rewards and organizational development to support global operations at Sony Music.
Cecelia Philipps Horner was appointed as the firm-wide head of the tax & ERISA group at Hunton & Williams. Her practice focuses primarily on structured finance, securitization and private equity investment taxation. She lives in Richmond, Va., with her husband, Sherman, and her three daughters.
Mitchell Taraschi and his wife, Kimberly Pecoraro, are happy to announce the Aug. 21 birth of their son, Wyatt Emmett Samuel. Taraschi, a partner with Connell Foley in Roseland, N.J., is also celebrating his 19th work anniversary with the firm. He was recently named chair of the firm’s product liability and tort law practice group. The family resides in Watchung, N.J., but Taraschi said he still roots for the Eagles.
Lucinda “Cindy” T. Yeh died peacefully in San Francisco on Oct. 5, with her family close by. According to an obituary, Yeh “fought with courage, grace and resilience” against an aggressive recurrence of cancer. Yeh, born in Pennsylvania, was married to Mark Chien for nearly 15 years. The couple have two sons, Maxwell and Kyle. Yeh received a bachelor’s degree in history from Yale University before attending the Law School. After graduating, she completed a federal judicial clerkship with Judge Stanley S. Harris ’53 in the U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia. In 2001, she joined Hogan & Hartson (now Hogan Lovells) as an associate in the international trade and investment practice area, using her proficiency in English, Chinese and Taiwanese to handle immigration and trade cases for international clients. Yeh helped found the Intercollegiate Taiwanese American Students Association, a group dedicated to exploring Taiwanese-American heritage. She volunteered for the nonprofit Asian/Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Resource Project in Washington, D.C., where she worked to improve the lives of domestic abuse survivors, and received the D.C. Mayor’s Outstanding Community Service Award in 2003. In recent years, she often volunteered at Ocean View Elementary School in Albany, Calif., and at numerous sports and scouting events for her sons.
Johanna W. Schneider was listed in Super Lawyers for her land use and zoning practice with Rackemann, Sawyer & Brewster in Boston. Schneider was also named to the 2017 women’s edition of Massachusetts Super Lawyers.