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Lucy Anderson, LLB 38, was honored by Rockport, Texas, Mayor Glenda Burdick, who declared April 4, 2002, the date of Andersons 90th birthday, to be Lucy Anderson Day. Anderson, who leaves this spring to be near family in Colorado, has lived in Rockport since 1981. She contributed to many projects and organizations, including Aransas County United Way, local fire departments, schools, Harbor Oaks Womens Club, and the Rockport Center for the Arts.
William C. Martin, SJD 39, announced his availability as a Certified Circuit Court Mediator in Coral Gables, Fla. A practicing attorney for more than 40 years, he is a former president of the Dade County Bar Association
Baylor University gave the Pillar of Baylor Award to Frank E. McAnear, BA 45, JD 49, and his wife, Elizabeth, for their work with international students as Missionaries-in-Residence for the past eight years.
The Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution registered George Jordan, LLB 50, as a neutral with the Supreme Court of Georgia. He will serve as a mediator serving in court programs in Georgia.
Louis F. Kreek Jr., JD 52, joined Hahn, Loeser & Parks LLP in its Akron, Ohio, office as of counsel. His practice focuses on intellectual property, patent, and technology law.
Kaplin Stewart Meloff Reiter & Stein announced that Arthur S. Keyser, JD 55, (pictured at left) joined the firm as partner and member of the firms business transactions, and taxes and estates departments.
William B. Smith, JD 55, a partner in the firm of Fine, Fine, Legum & Fine of Virginia Beach, Va., has been named treasurer of the newly formed Senior Lawyers Conference of the Virginia State Bar.
Clyde Willian, LLB 57, (pictured at right) was elected chairman of the board of trustees at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, a private college in Terre Haute, Ind. Willian has served on the Rose-Hulman Board since 1989. He is an intellectual property attorney and a retired partner from the Chicago-based firm Sidley, Austin, Brown and Wood.
Paul J. Mason, JD 58, joined the law firm of Dechert as special counsel and senior adviser in the financial services group in its Washington, D.C., office.
Dale Carlisle, JD 60, was elected president of the Washington State Bar Association. He is with the firm of Gordon, Thomas, Honeywell, Malanca, Peterson & Daheim.diaDexus, Inc., in Santa Clara, Calif., appointed Jon S. Saxe, JD 60, as a member of its board of directors.
Paul H. Welch, BA 57, LLB 60, is CEO/founder of Fiduciary Financial Services of the Southwest, a Dallas investment management firm with 10 full-time employees and $250 million assets under management.
Ernest S. Auerbach, BA 58, JD 61, was named senior vice president of The Strickland Group in its executive coaching and career transition practices in New York.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces recognized former GW Law Senior Associate Dean John S. Jenkins, JD 61, with the Judicial Award for Public Service. (For more award news on Jenkins, see page 38).
Washington malpractice lawyer Jack Olender, LLM 61, (pictured at left) presented the Peacemaker 2002 Award to U.S. Senator John Edwards at the 16th Annual Olender Foundation Awards at the Kennedy Center in December 2001. Also in March, he presented Mikhail Gorbachev, president of the former Soviet Union, with the Olender Foundations Peacemaker Award. With the plaque, Olender presented a contribution to Gorbachev for the Future of Russia Foundation program.
Dale M. Dorius, JD 64, was selected as a member of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys. He has extensive experience in handling adoption cases and is the second attorney from Utah to earn this distinction.
Sidney Alpert, BL 65, was appointed a member of the first executive advisory board at Data Direct Networks Inc. in Los Angeles.
Honoring his 38 years of service as the press box public address announcer and the stadium announcer, the Washington Redskins inducted Philip R. Hochberg, LLB 65, into its Hall of Fame/Ring of Stars at FedEx Field. Hochberg is the first non player/ coach/owner to be inducted. He joins fellow GW Law grad, former Redskins quarterback Eddie LeBaron, JD 59, in the Hall of Fame.
Stanley B. Green, JD 66, became partner at the law firm of Connolly, Bove, Lodge & Hutz in Delaware. His practice includes computer and communications technology and patent litigation.
Jack C. Goldstein, JD 68, was elected president of the AIPPI United States, formerly known as the International Intellectual Property Association. AIPPI is the national group of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (known by its French initials).
EPL Technologies Inc. of Philadelphia appointed Michael S. Leo, JD 68, to its board of directors.
D. Douglas Price, JD 68, joined Steptoe and Johnson as a special counsel in the technology group in the firms Washington, D.C., office.
Glenn F. Santmire, JD 68, joined CyberMark Inc., as president and chief executive officer. CyberMark, based in Tallahassee, Fla., provides organizations with smart card systems.
Harvey G. Sherzer, JD 68, joined the law firm Greenberg Traurig to develop the government contracts practice in its McLean, Va., Office.
Ira Sorkin, JD 68, joined as partner the Wall Street firm Carter, Ledyard & Milburn. Sorkin concentrates his national practice in white-collar criminal defense, securities litigation in federal and state courts, and SEC, NYSE, and NASD regulatory practice and arbitrations.
Owen W. Wells, JD 68, joined the board of Chittenden Corp. and Chittenden Bank in Vermont.
Lawrence G. Graev, JD 69, joined the New York office of King & Spalding as of counsel. He concentrates on private equity matters, and mergers and acquisitions.
The Clean Air Council of Philadelphia elected Jerome Kline, JD 69, to its board of directors.
David W. Rutstein, JD 69, was the recipient of the Joseph Wharton Award, honoring his distinguished legal career, extensive professional activities, and commitment to public service.
Former vice president of public affairs at Columbia University, Alan Stone, JD 69, was appointed vice president for government, community, and public affairs at Harvard University. An experienced professional in government relations and communications, Stone oversees Harvards relations with all levels of government, coordinates a wide range of activities involving the Universitys neighboring communities, and manages communications and media relations.
Cynthia H. Milligan, JD 70, was appointed a member of the board of directors of Raven Industries Inc., of Sioux Falls, S.D.
Olympia, Wash., lawyer Alexander Sandy Mackie, JD 70, brought his established land use practice to Perkins Coie LLPs Olympia office. Mackie has strong experience in growth management, shorelines, development, and related land use matters involving Washington state.
Jerold Schneider, JD 70, became a partner at Piper, Marbury, Rudnick & Wolfe in Washington, D.C.
The firm of Williams, Parker, Harrison, Dietz & Getzen in Sarasota, Fla., announced R. David Bustard,
JD 71, has been named a shareholder of the firm. He practices in the areas of corporate and business law, mergers and acquisitions, employment law, intellectual property, and communications law.
John McLaughlin, JD 71, is board certified as a trial advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.
Greggory B. Mendenhall, JD 71, became managing partner at the law firm of Schnader, Harrison, Segal & Lewis in its New York office.
The Brandeis School of Law selected Gregory H. Williams, JD 71, MPhil 77, PhD 82, as the 2001 John Marshall Harlan Lecturer.
Working for the National Soft Drink Association, Drew M. Davis, JD 72, is a lobbyist on behalf of the beverage industry.
Donald K. Dankner, JD 73, co-head of Winston & Strawns 30-attorney energy practice, was appointed a member of the board of directors at EarthFirst Technologies in Tampa, Fla.
J. William Eshelman, LLM 73, joined the law firm of Wickwire Gavin as a shareholder in its Tysons Corner, Va. His practice focuses on government contracts law, particularly performance and cost accounting-related issues, and commercial litigation.
The first female managing partner at the firm of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo is Hope Foster, JD 73. She joined the firms Washington, D.C., office last year.
International banking and securities law attorney Winthrop N. Brown, JD 74, joined Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP in its Washington, D.C., office. He specializes in legal issues confronting U.S. operations of foreign banks and their affiliates.
Marcos Ronquillo, JD 74, joined Godwin White Gruber in Dallas as a shareholder and chairman of the public law section.
Richard A. Steinberg, JD 74, joined Pillsbury Winthrop as a senior attorney in its intellectual property group in McLean, Va.
Daniel S. Abrams, JD 75, was appointed executive vice president of investments at iStar Financial Inc. in New York.
Las Vegas attorney Peter C. Bernhard, JD 75, was named chairman of the Nevada Gaming Commission by Gov. Kenny Guinn.
Steven L. Cantor, JD 75, (pictured at left) has been awarded the FIABCI International Real Estate Certificate. To receive the real estate associations certificate, persons must complete two days of approved education, participate in FIABCI events, and submit a detailed case study of a specific international real estate job or transaction. Cantor is an international tax attorney in Florida who specializes in tax and estate planning for foreign investors and handling international real estate ventures.
Linda R. Horton, JD 75, (pictured at right) joined Hogan and Hartsons food, drug, medical device, and agriculture practice group as a partner in the Washington, D.C., area. She had served the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for 33 years in a variety of legislative, legal, and international policy decisions, most recently as adviser to the acting deputy commissioner. Upon her retirement from the agency, she was honored with the Commissioners Special Citation. At Hogan and Hartson, Horton will build the firms global regulatory practice.
Susan Bass Levin, JD 75, (pictured at left) was confirmed as commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs following 14 years as mayor of Cherry Hill, N.J. Levin was selected by Governor James E. McGreevey to lead the cabinet-level state agency whose mission includes assisting local governments, revitalizing New Jerseys cities, ensuring fire and building safety, and prompting smart growth.
Robert M. Conway, JD 76, joined the Philadelphia office of Duane, Morris and Heckscher as a partner. Conway practices in the area of intellectual property law with emphasis on software and technology licensing and information technology business transactions. He also practices in the areas of commercial contracting, antitrust, mergers, and international law.
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association in Virginia named Eric Erdheim, JD 76, senior manager for government affairs.
Thomas L. Giannetti, JD 76, joined Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue as partner in their intellectual property section in its New York office.
Environmental attorney Janine Landow-Esser, JD 76, was elected president of the midwest region of the American Jewish Congress. Her election comes on the heels of years of service to the organization, including serving on the board of directors and chairing its Commission on Womens Equality. She is a partner with the Chicago office of Quarles & Brady.
Scott MacKillop, JD 76, was appointed a member of the board of directors at RunMoney Corp. in San Diego.
Sierra Pacific Resources in Nevada named Dennis D. Schiffel, JD 76, senior vice president and chief financial officer. Formerly with ARCO, he will combine his experience with the energy industry, solar power, and financial planning in his new position. He and his wife, Dorothy, live in Las Vegas.
Jacob M. Weinstein, JD 76, joined the board of directors of CropTech Corp., a privately held biotech company located in Blacksburg, Va.
Gregory Keever, BA 71, LLM 77, was named executive vice president and general counsel at ICN Pharmaceuticals Inc., in Costa Mesa, Calif. Prior to this appointment he was an attorney with the global law firm Coudert Brothers, during which time he also served as long-time external legal counsel to ICN.
Michael E. Antalics, JD 78, joined as partner the law firm of OMelveny and Myers in its antitrust group at its Washington, D.C., office.
The board of directors of WGL Holdings Inc., elected Beverly J. Burke, JD 78, (pictured at left) vice president and general counsel. She supervises the companys attorney staff and the office of the corporate secretary. WGL Holdings is the parent company of Washington Gas.
Brian R. Gish, JD 78, joined the law firm of Davis Wright Tremaine, as counsel in its national energy practice in its Washington, D.C., office.
Lauren E. Handler, JD 78, was selected a fellow of the American Bar Foundation.
Stanley Jutkowitz, JD 78, joined the firm Buchanan Ingersoll as a partner in its corporate finance group in Washington, D.C.
Joining as counsel at the firm of Jackson & Campbell in its Washington, D.C., office is Roy L. Kaufmann, JD 78.
George Knapp, JD 78, joined the Washington, D.C., office of the international firm Squire, Sanders & Dempsey in its global energy practice.
The Maryland Daily Record awarded Susan Carol Elgin, JD 79, its first Leadership in Law Award. Elgin practices family law with Kaufman, Ries & Elgin in Towson, Md. She is involved in various committees and agencies to improve services delivered to litigants in family cases. She also has been involved in the creation of the family court system in Maryland by testifying on legislation, serving on bar committees, and volunteering time to programs run by the Womens Law Center in the family court.
Bernard J. DiMuro, JD 79, was named president-elect of the Virginia State Bar for the 2002-03 term. He is a partner in the Alexandria, Va., firm of DiMuro, Ginsberg & Mook.
Returning to the firm of Kirkpatrick & Lockhart is Barry M. Hartman, JD 79, as a partner and head of their environment and natural resources practice in the Washington, D.C., office.
The 2001-02 Irving D. and Florence Rosenberg Professor of Law at Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles is Robert C. Lind, JD 79, LLM 83. In making its selection, the board of trustees recognized his outstanding teaching, commitment to the law school, and service to the legal community.
James Mogle, LLM 79, joined the firm of Mayer, Brown & Platt in its Washington, D.C., office in the firms Tax Controversy Group.
Col. Charles W. Dorman, LLM 80, was selected as Assistant Judge Advocate General (Military Justice), Office of the Judge Advocate General. In this position, Dorman oversees trial counsel, defense counsel, supervising counsel, trial judges, appellate counsel, and appellate judges in court-martial and related proceedings at Navy and Marine Corps installations worldwide and on board U.S. naval vessels.
Robert Fleshner, JD 80, was appointed CEO of UnitedHealthcare of the Mid-Atlantic. As Mid-Atlantic CEO, Fleshner is responsible for UnitedHealthcares operations in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C.
Peter S. Glaser, JD 80, is a member of Shook, Hardy & Bacons energy section in Washington, D.C., where he focuses his practice on energy law and environmental law.
Thomas A. Julia, JD 80, was promoted to president and CEO of the Composite Panel Association in Rockville, Md.
Kraft Foods Inc. announced the election of Mary L. Schapiro, JD 80, as one of three new members to its board of directors. Schapiro is a member of the board of trustees of Franklin and Marshall College and a member of the board of directors of Cinergy Corp.
Congratulations to Susan Alexander, JD 81, and John Kraus, who were married Nov. 11, 2001, in San Francisco. She is a vice president and communications specialist on environmental matters at the Public Media Center.
Ed Byrne, JD 81, (pictured at left) is president of Regional Planning Services, a consulting firm in Boulder, Colo., that facilitates regional planning projects for private-and public-sector clients. Byrne also maintains land use and zoning law practice, and he serves on several planning committees in Colorado.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo promoted Susan Neuberger Weller, JD 81, to partner of the firm in the intellectual property section. She will manage the firms trademark practice in Washington. Weller also is an active IP mentor for GW Law students.
Scott Arnold, JD 82, joined the firm of Greenberg Traurig in the McLean, Va., offices government contracts practice.
Jonathan A. Ballan, JD 82, joined Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo as a partner to head its public finance group in New York.
Steven A. Lancellotta, JD 82, joined Manatt, Phelps & Phillips as partner in the business, finance and real estate unit of the firms Washington, D.C., office.
The National Board of Trial Advocacy certified Steven Pontell, JD 82, as a trial advocate.
Eileen E. Powers, JD 82, was named zoning counsel for Howard County, Md.
Jeffrey D. Wedekind, JD 82, was appointed solicitor for the National Labor Relations Board.
Howard J. Cohen, JD 83, joined Verner, Liipfert, Bernhard, McPherson & Hand as a partner in its Washington, D.C., office.
Susan Vogel Saladoff, JD 83, of Davis, Gilstrap, Hearn, Saladoff & Smith, was elected president of the Trial Lawyers for Public Justice Foundation at the organizations annual meeting in July. She also serves on the Judicial Selection Committee of the Womens Bar Association.
Erich Schwartz, JD 83, joined Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in its Washington, D.C., office.
ScoreBoard, Inc., in Herndon, Va., named Mary E. Seravalli, JD 83, as senior vice president and general counsel.
Barbara J. Bouchard, JD 84, was appointed assistant director of the supervisory and risk policy function at the Federal Reserve Board.
Scott J. Fields, JD 84, is a partner at Obermayer, Rebmann, Maxwell & Hippel in Philadelphia, where he serves as chairman of the intellectual property practice group. He has designed Web sites that provide links to IP-related questions and to legal, government, education, funding, and business information.
Frank J. Glinsky, JD 84, joined the trusts and estates department of the newly combined firms of Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis and Feltman, Karesh, Major & Farbman.
Jan Majewski, JD 84, (pictured at left) was appointed assistant dean of Stetson University College of Laws new part-time program. He has been at Stetson since 1990, when he became the first continuing legal education director.
The South Palm Beach County Bar Association in Florida named Kenneth N. Metnick, JD 84, as secretary. He is a partner of Metnick & Levy in Delray Beach.
Boca Raton, Fla., Mayor Steven L. Abrams, JD 85, joined Blank Romes government relations department as of counsel in the Boca Raton office. After only six months as mayor, Abrams was dubbed the Rudy Giuliani of the tropics last fall for his leadership during the Boca Raton anthrax scare. Abrams will continue to serve as mayor while practicing part-time at Blank Rome.
Cherie B. Artz, MA 73, JD 85, was appointed vice president and general counsel at Resource Consultants Inc., in Vienna, Va.
Nancy R. Kuhn, JD 85, was named a partner at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius in its labor and employment law section in Washington, D.C.
Amy R. Sabrin, JD 85, joined Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom as partner in its Washington, D.C., office.
Anthony Targan, JD 85, announced the opening of the Law Offices of Anthony Targan, in Bloomfield, Mich. His practice concentrates on Internet-related legal issues, including advertising and privacy, commercial transactions, and contracts.
Ian Ballon, JD 86, a partner in the Palo Alto, Calif., office of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, was elected to the membership of the American Law Institute.
Retired Army general Daniel W. Christman, JD 86, was elected to the boards of directors of Mykrolis Corp. in Bedford, Mass., and Ultralife Batteries, Inc. Christmans 36-year military career included positions in the U.S. Army and the federal government, most recently as the commanding general and superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.
George F. Indest III, LLM 86, (pictured at left) presented a seminar, Confidentiality of Medical Records in Florida, for Lorman Education Services in Jacksonville, Fla. He is board certified by the Florida Bar in health law.
Thomas R. Mounteer, JD 86, LLM 94, is head of an environmental practice group that joined the law firm of Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker.
Lisa Tane, JD 86, participates in the Fresh Air Fund program of New York City by hosting a child to share her home with her and her family during the summer.
The Boston firm of Hill & Barlow named Jennifer C. Tucker, JD 86, (picture at right) as counsel to the firm within its employment law and major business litigation practice groups.
Bernard Lesavoy, JD 87, was appointed the administrative head of the Lehigh Valley office of Blank, Rome, Comisky & McCauley in Philadelphia.
J. Barton Seitz, JD 87, became partner at Kelley, Drye & Warren in its Washington, D.C., office.
Nancy J. Thompson, BA 80, JD 87, is the new assistant dean for career services at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago.
Ken Brothers, JD 88, joined Dickstein, Shapiro, Morin and Oshinsky as a partner in its technology and litigation groups in Washington.
Isaacson, Rosenbaum, Woods & Levy named Timothy P. Daly, JD 88, as of counsel in the firms Denver office. As a member of the public law and policy practice group, he focuses on legislative strategy, regulatory law, and election and campaign matters.
Stephen J. Darmody, MBA 84, JD 88, LLM 93, joined the Miami office of Shook, Hardy & Bacon as of counsel in the Environmental Law Section. A former commander in the U.S. Coast Guard, he is a recognized expert in maritime environmental law and in legislative development in the areas of clean water and air pollution.
Dennis Herrera, JD 88, is the new city attorney for San Francisco. He has been in private practice with Kelly, Gill, Sherburne & Herrara since 1996. He also has been on the citys transportation committee since 1996 and its police commission since 1997.
Real Alternatives of Harrisburg, Pa., a nonprofit corporation that provides pregnancy support services, appointed Michael D. Pipa, JD 88, as director of operations.
CeCelia Ibson Wagner, JD 88, is a name partner in the Des Moines, Iowa, law firm of Wandro, Lyons, Wagner & Baer, where she heads the groups defense practice. Wagner and her husband, Jay, are the proud parents of Zoey, 3, and Kiernan, 6 months.
Pamela K. Elkow, JD 89, joined Robinson and Cole in Stamford, Conn., as a partner. Elkows environmental practice focuses on the voluntary remediation and redevelopment of brownfields for municipal and private sector clients, transactional environmental issues, compliance counseling, and enforcement.
John Luce, JD 89, joined the firm of Dickstein, Shapiro, Morin & Oshinsky as counsel in its technology group in Washington.
Blank Rome Comisky & McCauley partner Cathy L. Reese, JD 89, spoke at the National Institute for Women Corporate Counsel in San Francisco in October, as well as a joint conference of the National Institute for Women Corporate Counsel and The National Institute for Women in Law Firms in April. She concentrates her practice in the areas of corporate law and corporate and commercial litigation.
Candida Wolff, JD 89, joined the White House staff as a liaison between the White House and the Senate.
Charles D. Lake II, JD 90, was promoted to deputy president and general counsel at AFLAC in Japan.
John Lewis Jr., JD 90, joined Macey, Wilensky, Cohen, Wittner & Kessler in its Atlanta office.
Sheryl L. Robinson, JD 90, (pictured at left) was appointed managing director of global risk consulting company Kroll Inc., as well as head of its Washington, D.C., office. Robinson assists clients with Krolls global investigative services, specializing in internal investigations, domestic and international investigative due diligence, litigation support, and compliance monitoring for corporate entities and government agencies.
PRIMUS Telecommunications in Virginia appointed Danielle Saunders, BA 87, JD 90, as general counsel.
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe announced that Robert S. Shwarts, JD 90, was made a partner in the firms Silicon Valley office. He is an employment attorney with general commercial litigation experience.
Mary C. Zinsner, JD 90, received special honors during the 112th annual meeting of The Virginia Bar Associa-tion. Zinsner, a partner in the firm of Troutman, Sanders Mays & Valentine, received the VBA Young Lawyers Division Fellows Award, which recognizes outstanding work and long-term service to the Young Lawyers Division.
Abbie G. Baynes, JD 91, MBA 94, joined Salans, Hertzfeld, Heilbronn, Christy & Viener as counsel in the firms technology, media, and telecommunications group in New York.
A new partner at Dickstein, Shapiro, Morin & Oshinsky in Washington, D.C., is Matthew S. Bergman, JD 91.
Jennifer M. Bott, JD 91, partnered with Kevin F. Long in the formation of Long and Bott, a law firm located in Boston. Long and Bott provides legal services to businesses and individuals including tax and estate planning, business succession planning, representation before the IRS and MA DOR, and business entry selection, formation, and reorganization.
The Crime Prevention Association of Philadelphia elected Marsha I. Cohen, JD 91, (pictured at left) corporate secretary to the 2001-02 board of directors.
Baker & Hostetler in Columbus, Ohio, announced that Joseph C. Devine, JD 91, was elected to the partnership. He concentrates his practice in the area of employment and labor.
In 2001, Pillsbury Winthrops McLean, Va., named patent prosecutor Jeffrey Karceski, JD 91, a partner.
Edward H. Kim, JD 91, joined the firm of Whiteford, Taylor & Preston in its litigation group in Washington, D.C.
John B. Mesirow and Eric N. Stravitz, both JD 91, joined forces to form Mesirow & Stravitz, PLLC. The Washington, D.C., firm engages in the general practice of law, concentrating on personal injury and civil litigation, and handles cases in the District, Maryland, and Virginia.
John C. Monica, Jr. JD 91, is a senior associate to Porter, Wright, Morris & Arthurs Cleveland office. Monica has extensive experience defending multibillion-dollar individual, class-action, and foreign sovereign reimbursement litigation.
In August 2000, Vipal J. Patel, JD 91, joined the U.S. Attorneys Office for the Central District of California as an assistant U.S. attorney. He is assigned to the civil fraud section, prosecuting fraud matters and other affirmative civil enforcement actions.
Michael J. Scheer, JD 91, joined the law firm of Dickstein, Shapiro, Morin & Oshinsky as a partner in its intellectual property practices in Washington, D.C.
Stacey L. Sobel, JD 91, was named executive director of the Center for Lesbian and Gay Civil Rights in Philadelphia.
Edward L. Barocas, JD 92, is legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey.
Senior vice president, general counsel, and secretary at Expedia Inc., in Bellevue, Wash., is Mark S. Britton, JD 92.
Greg Brower, JD 92, (pictured at left) is a share-holder in the law firm of Jones Vargas in Reno, Nev. Browers practice focuses on litigation, administrative law, government affairs and election law. He also serves as a Minority Whip in the Nevada State Assembly.
Rejoining the law firm of Harmon & Davies as a shareholder, Corrie Fischel, JD 92, will continue her practice in employment law while managing the firms new Arlington, Va., office.
Tod Cohen, JD 92, joined Ebay Inc. as associate general counsel for global policy in San Jose, Calif.
Craig Kaufman, JD 92, an intellectual property litigator, was elevated to partner at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe in its Silicon Valley office.
Quarles & Brady announced that David G. Ryser, JD 92, was promoted to partner. He focuses on intellectual property, including licensing, counseling, and patent prosecution.
Yoichiro Yamaguchi, LLM 92, (pictured at right) was elected an equity partner of the intellectual property law firm of Rader, Fishman & Grauer in its Washington, D.C., office.
Congratulations to Ronald L. Abramson, JD 93, and wife Tina on the birth of their second child, Carter Salas, born May 19, 2001. Abramson is the managing partner of Abramson, Bailinson and OLeary in Manchester, N.H., and adjunct professor of law at the Franklin Pierce Law Center in Concord.
Robert A. Auchter, BS 89, JD 93, joined Robins, Kaplan, Miller and Ciresi as a partner in its intellectual property practice in Washington, D.C.
Promoted to partner at the firm of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson in Washington, D.C., is Lawrence Bard, JD 93.
Daniel D. Bartfeld, JD 93, has been named partner in Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloys Global Project Finance Group in New York.
Darin R. Bartram, JD 93, is a member of Baker and Hostetlers Washington, D.C., litigation group, where he concentrates his practice in the areas of international and environmental law.
Samir A. Gandhi, JD 93, was appointed partner at New York international law firm of Sidley, Austin, Brown & Wood. Gandhis practice focuses on securities offerings, with an emphasis on structured, government, and corporate finance.
Robert W. Hahl, JD 93, joined Pillsbury Winthrop as a senior attorney in its biotechnology, life sciences, and intellectual property groups in McLean, Va.
Dirk D. Haire, JD 93, is senior counsel in the construction litigation group of Holland & Knight in its Washington, D.C., office.
The Student Bar Association at the Roger Williams University, Ralph R. Papitto School of Law, bestowed the distinguished Professor of the Year Award on John C. Kunich, LLM 93.
Michael E. Lackey Jr., JD 93, became partner at the law firm of Mayer, Brown & Platt in its Washington, D.C., office.
Michael G. Milstein, BAccy 90, JD 93, who has been practicing law in Denver since 1994, was recently made a shareholder in his firm, Bloom Murr & Accomazzo. He was married on March 17, 2001, to Nicole Rene Kelley.
Alan I. Model, JD 93, (pictured at left) was promoted to partner at Grotta, Glassman & Hoffman, one of the nations preeminent labor, employment, immigration and employee benefits law firms, which exclusively represents management.
The firm of Schnader, Harrison, Segal & Lewis promoted Jonathan M. Rome, BA 90, JD 93, to partner in its Philadelphia office.
Barbara R. Rudolph, JD 93, joined Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett and Dunner as a partner in its bio/pharmaceutical practice in Washington, D.C.
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips hired Sarah E. Stephens, JD 93, as an associate in its Washington business, finance, and real estate unit.
Ivan J. Wasserman, JD 93, joined the Washington, D.C., law firm of Venable, Baetjer, Howard & Civiletti as a partner in the food and drug and consumer product safety practices.
Congratulations go to Sheri Abrams, JD 94, on the birth of her son, Andrew Patrick Hogan Abrams, born June 15, 2001. Abrams is an attorney who specializes in social security disability law in the Washington, D.C., area.
SFX Basketball Group announced the promotion of David A. Bauman, JD 94, to senior vice president. He began his career as a basketball agent in 1992 and represents players from several NBA teams. Four of his clients were selected in the 2001 NBA draft.
David L. Bernhardt, JD 94, was appointed director of the U.S. Department of the Interiors Office of Congressional and Legislative Affairs, and counselor to the secretary in Washington, D.C.
Joseph Chan, JD 94, has been practicing corporate securities law as an associate with Pillsbury Winthrop in San Francisco. He focuses on corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions.
Tracy Davis, JD 94, has founded Wings for Joy Inc., an organization with a goal of meeting the social needs of those less fortunate in the Washington area.
Philip R. De Haas, JD 94, became counsel to the State Corpora-tion Commission in Virginia, focusing on business and the finance industry.
Michael J. Flibbert, JD 94, joined Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett and Dunner as a partner in its chemical/metallurgical practice in Washington, D.C.
On June 1, 2001, Michael J. Garawski, JD 94, was installed as chair of the Young Lawyers Section of the Bar Association of the District of Columbia for the 2001-02 bar year. He is a staff attorney at the commod-ity Futures Trading Commission, Office of General Counsel, in Washington.
Kilpatrick Stockton announced the addition of Laura Hoffman, JD 94, to its Washington, D.C., office. She practices in the areas of small business administration, bid protests, suspension and disbarment issues, and government contract claims preparation and litigation in all forums.
David J. Kulik, JD 94, joined Wiley, Rein & Fielding as of counsel in its intellectual property practice, specializing in patent prosecution.
Ragdoll, the English production company responsible for the hit childrens show Teletubbies, has hired David Levine, JD 94, (pictured at left) to head its new office in New York City. Levine will be responsible for Ragdolls legal, commercial, and operational affairs in North and South America.
Stephen B. Maebius, JD 94, was named partner at the Washington office of Foley & Lardner.
Curis, Inc., announced that its board of directors elected Daniel R. Passeri, JD 94, president and chief executive officer of the company and member of the board. He was most recently Curiss senior vice president of corporate development and strategic planning.
Philip B. Taub, JD 94, joined the law firm of Nixon Peabody as a partner in its business group in Manchester, N.H.
Brian Dutton, JD 95, (pictured at right) joined the intellectual property law firm of Rader, Fishman & Grauer as an associate in the Washington, D.C., office.
Paul C. Harris, JD 95, was appointed as a deputy assistant attorney general in charge of tort litigation at the U.S. Department of Justice.
The D.C. Bar elected Christina Guerola Sarchio, JD 95, as secretary. She is an associate at Howrey Simon Arnold & White in Washington.
David E. Sewell, JD 95, co-heads the Houston office of a business that is a job placement resource for attorneys in Texas.
The Brandeis School of Law recognized Olu A. Stevens, JD 95, as the inaugural recipient of its Deans Service Award. The award is presented to a non-alum who has provided extraordinary service to the law school.
Jeffrey A. Wolfson, JD 95, joined Winston & Strawn as an associate in its patent prosecution practice in Washington, D.C.
William P. Atkins, LLM 96, joined the Tysons Corner, Va., office of Pillsbury Winthrop as managing partner.
Alejandro Brito, JD 96, was named a partner in the Miami law firm of Zarco and Pardo. Brito practices commercial litigation with a focus on franchise, licensing, and distribution law.
Adrienne E. Clair, JD 96, joined Morrison and Hecker in Washington, D.C., as an associate in the firms litigation practice.
Richard S. Denning, JD 96, joined Cumulus Media Inc. as vice president and general counsel. Prior to joining Cumulus, Denning was a corporate practice attorney with Dow, Lohnes and Albertson in Atlanta, where he advised a number of media and communications companies on a variety of corporate and transactional matters.
Elizabeth Hammond, JD 96, joined Drinker, Biddle & Reath as an associate in its communication practices in Washington, D.C.
Michael H. Hinckle, JD 96, became an associate in the Food and Drug Practice at Kirkpatrick & Lockhart in Washington, D.C.
Best wishes go to Benjamin D. Levy, JD 97, and Orli Almog, who were married in Albany, N.Y., on Sept. 2, 2001. He is an associate in the New York office of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius.
Also recently wed is Christian C. Potter, LLM 97. Congratulations go to him and his wife.
Alex N. Vogel, JD 97, was appointed to the Virginia Board of Juvenile Justice.
Reid M. Wilson, JD 97, joined Vorys, Sater, Seymour & Pease in its Washington, D.C., office.
In May 2001, Leza Conliffe, JD 98, joined the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, as an attorney adviser. She is involved in the development of policies and guidance for the protection of students civil rights.
Leslie M. Gross, JD 98, was named the executive director and managing attorney for the Center for Children and Education. Prior to her appointment, Gross fought for equal educational opportunities as a staff attorney with the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. In her new position, Gross will continue her civil rights advocacy, helping students and parents to improve public schools in low income, rural, and minority Georgia communities.
Cheolkyu Hwang, LLM 98, became counselor of legal affairs at the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations in New York City.
David Shapiro, JD 98, joined The Brunswick Group in Washington, D.C., where he will establish a new office.
Richard A. Sterba, JD 98, is a shareholder of the Law Offices of Eugene M. Lee. The new name of the Alexandria, Va., firm is Lee & Sterba, PC.
A winner of the 2001 ABA Standing Committee on Legal Assistance for Military Personnel is Jerry A. Stevenson II, JD 98. Stevenson is a captain in the U.S. Marine Corps. at Air Station Miramar in San Diego. Stevenson provides legal services to those who otherwise cannot obtain representation. Other assistance offered by Stevenson and his office include a monthly lecture series, mobile tax preparation services, evening estate planning seminars for military spouses, and weekly base-wide e-mail newsletters from The Tax Man and the Law Dawg.
Joshua A. Ulman, JD 98, was appointed as labor and employment counsel in the National Chamber Litigation Center at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Michael Aigen, JD 99, left the Dallas-based litigation boutique firm Bickel & Brewer to become a partner at Lackey Hershman, a new law firm specializing in complex commercial litigation. Aigen is also engaged to Shelby Bobosky, an attorney at Sedgwick, Detert, Moran and Arnold. The couple is planning an August wedding in Chicago.
Tina Batra, JD 99, and Alex Hershey, JD 99, were married Oct. 7, 2000. The couple resides in Alexandria, Va. Batra is an associate at Epstein, Becker and Green, and Hershey is an associate at Patton Boggs.
Lauren Bergida, JD 99, joined the firm of Kasowitz, Benson, Torres and Friedman, where she specializes in employment law.
Congratulations to Michael Bishop, JD 99, and wife Jenny, the proud parents of Emma Claire, born Nov. 28, 2001.
After clerking for Chief Judge Duross Fitzpatrick, Maria Bremis, JD 99, returned to Washington, D.C., and joined Fitzpatrick and Associates, where she specializes in employment law.
John Clopper, JD 99, finished clerking for U.S. District Judge Joyce Hens Green (D.D.C.) in August 2001. Clopper is now clerking for the Hon. Roger Gregory of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
Noam Fischman, JD 99, and Wendy Feiner, JD 98, were married Nov. 11, 2001. The couple resides in Gaithersburg, Md. Fischman is an associate with Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, and Feiner is an associate with Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver and Jacobson.
David Fishberg, JD 99, and Lisa Freiman, JD 97, were married Feb. 24, 2001. The couple resides in Washington, D.C., where Fishberg is an associate at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver and Jacobson, and Freiman is an associate at Coburn and Schurtler.
Sondra Goldschein, JD 99, relocated to New York, where she is working as the State Strategies Attorney for the ACLUs Reproductive Freedom Project.
Vivek Hatti, JD 99, is an associate in the law firm of Spriggs and Hollingsworth.
Owen Hill, JD 99, and Angelo Spinola, JD 99, joined the Atlanta office of Jackson, Lewis, Schnitzler and Krupman. Both are specializing in employment discrimination law.
Matthew A. Kaminer, JD 99, joined Fulbright & Jaworski in its Washington, D.C., office. An associate, he focuses on intellectual property, information technology and corporate matters.
David Kramer, JD 99, and Anessa Owen, JD 98, were married Sept. 3, 2000. The couple has relocated to Detroit, where Kramer is an associate with Bodman, Longley and Dahling, and Owen is an associate with Brooks and Kushman.
Andres Liivak, JD 99, a third year associate in the Princeton, N.J., office of Reed Smith, assisted in the negotiation and drafting of the groundbreaking commercial agreement between their client, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and ImClone Systems Inc.
Natasha R. Luddington, JD 99, joined Mckee Nelson in Washington, D.C., as an associate.
Congratulations go to Sasha A. Mason, JD 99, on her marriage to David Mark Berman. She is an associate at Miller & Chevalier in Washington, D.C.
Cormac McCarthy, JD 99, practices with Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan and Aronoff, in Cleveland, Ohio, where he focuses on mergers and acquisitions.
After finishing a clerkship with U. S. District Judge John Garrett Penn (D.D.C.), Scott Mory, BA 96, JD 99, moved to New York, where he is an associate with Cahill Gordon and Reindel.
John Nargiso, JD 99, joined McKee Nelson in Washington, D.C., as an associate.
Alan L. Nochumson, JD 99, (pictured at left) joined Spector Gadon & Rosen in Philadelphia. He focuses his practice on real estate related litigation as well as zoning and land use matters. In addition, he was appointed to the Philadelphia Commercial Development Corp.
Congratulations go to Mark Reynolds, JD 99, BA 96, and wife Jacci on the birth of their son Justin Michael, born Nov. 30, 2001.
Brett Schneider, JD 99, relocated to New York, where he joined Benetar Bernstein Schair and Stein. Schneider specializes in labor and employment law.
Lysa Selfon, JD 99, and Michael Puma, JD 99, were married Oct. 27, 2001. The couple resides in New York, where Seflon is a legal recruiter with WiseCounsel and Puma is an associate with Morgan, Lewis and Bockius.
Tiffany Tang, JD 99, and Matt Loncar, JD 99, were engaged in February 2001. Their wedding is set for November 2002. The couple currently resides in Clifton, N.J. Tang and her mother are partners in a consulting business venture, and Loncar is currently employed by Toys R Us as an in-house attorney.
Following a clerkship with the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, Michelle Zinman, JD 99, began work with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Office of Legal Counsel.
Christopher A. Brown, JD 00, joined Arent, Fox, Kintner, Plotkin & Kahn in its Washington, D.C., office.
Husch & Eppenberger of St. Louis has hired William J. Curtis, JD 00, (pictured at left) as an associate. Curtis practices in the firms environmental and regulatory practice area, concentrating on environmental and redevelopment matters.
Congratulations go to Megan Kimberly Maxson, JD 00, and Robert B. Garcia, JD 01, who met while at GW Law School and were married Aug. 12, 2001. Maxson is an assistant district attorney in Queens; Garcia is a staff lawyer in the Office of the Appellate Defender in Manhattan.
Akalemwa Ngenda, LLM 00, is a lecturer in intellectual property and competition law at the University of Zambia Law School. In late 2000 he founded the Zambia Intellectual Property Trust, for which he is a chairman. Ngenda is a licensed patent and trademark attorney as well as an advocate of the High Court of Zambia and Supreme Court of Zambia.
Joanna Citron, JD 01, joined Beveridge & Diamond as an associate in its environmental litigation and regulatory practice in Washington, D.C.
Andrews & Kurth in Washington, D.C., hired Gia Cribbs, JD 01, as an associate in its litigation practice.
Melissa Dulski, JD 01, joined Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld as an associate in the firms labor employment practice group in Washington.
Hans Haverstick, JD 01, joined Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld in the litigation group in Washington.
White and Williams LLP announced that Robyn D. Herman, JD 01, has joined the firm as an associate in the commercial litigation department.
Stephanie M. Himel-Nelson, JD 01, joined Wickwire Gavin as an associate in the firms Tysons Corner, Va., office, where she concentrates her practice in government contracts law.
Eric B. Meyer, JD 01, joined Schnader, Harrison, Segal & Lewis as an associate in the Philadelphia offices business services department.
Dickstein, Shapiro, Morin & Oshinsky recognized the accomplishments of Rodney Pratt, JD 01, by placing a prominent notice in the Legal Times. Pratt received two major GW Law School awards, the 2001 Jacob Burns Van Vleck Moot Court Competition and the Patricia Roberts Harris Award for dedication and service to the law school community. He is the first African-American in the schools history to win the 53-year-old moot court competition.
Bryan F. Schilling, JD 01, joined Porter, Wright, Morris & Arthur as an associate in the litigation department in Washington.
Alice Shanahan, JD 01, joined the law firm of Porzio, Bromberg & Newman as an associate in its Morristown, N.J., office.
Steven A. Shoumer, JD 01, joined Schnader, Harrison, Segal & Lewis as an associate in the Philadelphia offices business services department.
Brett P. Thornton, JD 01, joined Porter, Wright, Morris & Arthur in the business and tax department in the firms Columbus, Ohio, office.
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A Call To Serve
On Sept. 11, 2001, Katherine White, LLM 96, was only a week into her year as a White House fellow. She and her new colleagues in the highly prestigious program had arrived at Airlie House in the Virginia countryside that morning for a getting-to-know-you retreat, only to be shocked by the news about the terrorist attacks. Group members scrambled to find a television set, and watched as the first tower of the World Trade Center fell. We came back to the city as soon as we could, she recalled in a recent interview.
White, an assistant professor of law at Wayne State University in Michigan, is one of 12 participants in the 2001-02 class of White House fellows. The nonpartisan program, which allows fellows to work with top government officials, boasts a high-profile list of alumni, including Secretary of State Colin Powell, MBA 71, and Labor Secretary Elaine Chao. While some fellows actually work in the White House, the program aims to scatter them through the federal government. White, an intellectual property expert who has focused on patent law, ended up at the Department of Agriculture, which she terms a really excellent fit. As special counsel to Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman, White has worked closely with her on international trade issues.
The events of Sept. 11 accelerated Whites responsibilities, she said. White House fellows are given top-secret security clearances, and can tackle assignments forbidden to other employees. Whites duties include a focus on homeland securitywork she cant discuss.
White first heard about the fellowship program from a friend 10 years agobut at the time, at 25 years old, she thought she wasnt qualified. They had done so many things, she recalled of the impressive list of fellows. I still read the resumes of my colleagues who are fellows and dont know how I got there.
Whites own resume also is filled with accomplishments. She graduated from Princeton Universitywhere she participated in ROTCin 1988 with an engineering degree, and received her law degree from the University of Washington in 1991. In 1992, she served as a captain in the Armys Judge Advocate Generals Corps, and has been a major in the reserves since 1995. She teaches government contracting at the JAG school.
White remembers the excitement she felt when seeing her fellow Army officers dedication to their work. They believe in serving the nation and doing things greater than themselves, she said. She recaptured that sensation during her fellowship year. I havent felt like that in a long time, she said. While she enjoys being a professor, she said, she likes the balance between the more narrow focus of academia and the broader reach involved in government work.
But shes committed to teaching, stating that she likes having the freedom to explore the ideas that you really think are important. She also relishes her work with students, hoping to convey her own desire to use the law to improve society.
During her time in the Army, White received her LLM from GW, attending classes at night and soaking up the experience. She grew intrigued with the idea of teaching, and won support from Federal Appeals Court Judge Randall Rader, JD 78, for whom she clerked from 1995 to 1996.
You can really understand law school a lot better once youre a lawyer, she said. White, who grew up in Ann Arbor, Mich., and uses the university town as her home base, says shes used to being in the minority of women and African-Americans in patent law. I often am in a situation where I dont think about it anymore. It had more impact when I was younger than it does now.
At USDA, White has plunged into issues ranging from genetically modified foods to the role of public research in agriculture, to intellectual property rights in treaties. She accompanied a government delegation to Rome for treaty negotiations, and will attend a meeting on biological diversity at The Hague in April. White and the other fellows also have taken an Oval Office tour with President Bush, and lunched with movers and shakers like National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice and Supreme Court Justices Sandra Day OConnor and Stephen Breyer. I really am hoping that my experience as a fellow will help me be a better professor, and a better mentor, and a better leader in my community, she said.
Gold Medal Mayor
Anderson holds the Olympic flag during the Winter Games. Photo by AP/Wide World photos
Salt Lake City mayor thought many people had the wrong idea about his city, thinking of it as a stereotypically conservative and a somewhat dull place.
So last fall, just before the worlds collective gaze turned to Utahs capital, host of the 2002 Winter Olympics, the outspoken Anderson took a group of visiting national reporters out for a night on the townan excursion featuring trendy restaurants, bars, and dance clubs, and highlighted by Andersons costumed appearance in black tights during a local performance of Carmen.
Dispelling peoples stereotypes can be a very interesting challenge, the mayor, a Democrat, said in a recent interview.
Throughout his life and career, Anderson, elected mayor in November 1999 and sworn in in January 2000, has dispelled a number of stereotypes about Salt Lake City. Born a Mormon, he moved away from the church as he grew up. Often described as a liberal, Anderson, a longtime civil litigation attorney in Salt Lake City before becoming mayor, was active in Utahs branch of the American Civil Liberties Union. The divorced father, a backer of joint custody agreements, ended up with shared custody of his son, now a 19-year-old college student.
Beyond the stereotypes, Anderson faced serious challenges as the mayor of an American city hosting the Olympics five months after the terrorist assaults of Sept. 11, 2001. In the wake of the attacks, the federal government uncovered security lapses at various airports around the country, including Salt Lake Citys. I lost sleep for many months over safety and security issues, even before September 11, Anderson said, adding that those concerns were his number one priority. Meanwhile, a bribery scandal surrounding Salt Lake Citys Olympic bidthe city was awarded the games back in the mid-1990shad been festering for years, souring some observers on the whole process.
We overcame those, Anderson said of the obstacles. He expressed satisfaction with the super-tight security surrounding Februarys events.
With the Olympics over, Anderson is turning his attention to other priorities, including building a new library for the city, fighting suburban sprawl, and reforming drug policies.
Urban revitalization is one of Andersons top concerns, and hes hoping to build on the energy sparked by the Olympics to keep the city busy. He is trying to enliven Salt Lake Citys downtown with retail and entertainment areas. And he hasnt hesitated to clash with other Utah politicians over sprawl-related issues, suing to stop construction of a Northern Utah highway backed by the legislature.
Anderson, who has emerged as a spokesman for reforming the nations approach to drug prevention, is especially critical of the DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program, under which police officers are brought into U.S. classrooms to talk about drug abuse. After becoming mayor, Anderson did away with DARE, which he terms ineffective, in the Salt Lake City schools. He supported a revamping of the citys approach to drug education, including a plan which focuses on high school athletes talking to their peers and coaches about drugs.
Anderson, who grew up in northern Utah, spent a great deal of his childhood in Salt Lake City, and is a University of Utah undergraduate. He opted to attend law school at GW because he wanted a change, and also because he found the schools clinical programs attractive. They exceeded my expectations once I got there, he recalled. After graduating, he returned to Utah to practice law, settling in Salt Lake City.
Does Anderson view himself as a liberal? Someone who feels very passionate about civil and human rights (and) our Constitution...could be said to be very conservative, he parried. But, he added, someone with a proclivity toward change and progress could be seen as extremely liberal. Whatever the definition, Andersonwhose current job is not term-limitedsaid he could not win statewide election in Utah and had no thoughts of trying. I would like to remain as mayor, he said. I love this job.
Looking for White House Lawyers...
You never know who youll meet at GW Law, as Kirsten Young, LLM 96, SJD 00, and a friend learned when they bumped into The West Wings Martin Sheen near campus recently.
L.A. Litigator Leads Alumni Association
When Rick Richmond, JD 86, the new president of The George Washington Law Alumni Association, arrived at GW, he was following ancestral footsteps.
His great-grandfather, David Robert Roberts, a Utah politician, received a law degree back in the early 20th century from National Universitywhich merged with GW in 1954and returned to Utah, where he became a judge. No one in my family was ever a lawyer [again], until me, said Richmond, who heard stories about his great-grandfather at family reunions over the years and was himself interested in politics and government. It was a very natural choice for me to apply to GW.
Now 42 and a partner at Kirkland & Ellis, Richmond grew up in Denver and graduated from Brigham Young University in 1983 before coming to GW. Richmond ended up staying in Washington for several years before he and his family moved to Los Angeles.
And over the years, he remained connected to the school, participating in young alumni events, serving as class reunion chair in 1996, joining the alumni associations board of directors, and working his way through the ranks to the presidencya two-year post which he attained this spring. I felt like Id had such a good productive experience at law school, I wanted to give back, Richmond said.
As president, Richmond hopes to involve more of the schools approximately 22,000 alumni in GW-related events by establishing local chapters in metropolitan areas around the country. He is seeking, through attrition, to diversify the alumni associations board of directors, which numbers several dozen. And he also hopes to work with new committees comprised of board memberspanels designed to mentor students and keep better track of alumni.
Richmonds experiences in law school have stayed with him over the years, he says, especially courses in contracts and constitutional law. Contracts has been a real interest of mine, a real meat-and-potatoes part of his practice, he said. A trial lawyer, Richmond has worked at Kirkland & Ellis since 1989, becoming a partner in 1993. He also has worked on fraud, employment and labor relations, and corporate acquisitions cases. Among the companies he has represented are Hughes Electronics, Morgan Stanley, and General Motors.
Richmond was involved in a high-profile case constitutional case, Hays v. Louisiana, that dealt with congressional redistricting after the 1990 census. In 1995, he represented citizens who argued that new district lines should not be drawn on the basis of race. Richmond recalls the experience as an amazing opportunity...It was very interesting to be involved in a real-life constitutional issue.
While Richmond, a Republican, never parlayed his youthful interest in politics into a political career, he volunteered on the Bush-Quayle campaign in 1992, working with other lawyers who supported the ticket. He also was a member of Quayles national finance committee during the former vice presidents 2000 presidential bid.
While working in Washington, Richmond traveled frequently, but since his move to the Los Angeles office, his efforts have been much more locally-based, centering on Los Angeles, San Francisco, and other Western locations.
Richmondwho is married, with two teenage daughters and a young sonalso has found time for teaching, undertaking guest lectures at Pepperdine, Georgetown, and George Mason law schools.
I feel blessed with all the opportunities Ive had, Richmond said.
Alumna Investigates Enron
The Department of Justice selected veteran prosecutor Leslie Caldwell, JD 82, of the San Francisco U.S. Attorneys Office, as the task force leader of the Enron investigation. A specialist in white collar and organized crime cases, Caldwell is credited with helping to make New York City areas like Chinatown much safer. She did the same for San Francisco when she moved there in 1999. She will be managing a task force of prosecutors from San Francisco, Washington, New York, and Houston. Caldwell so far has declined media interviews, but you can find out more about her career from our June 1998 GW Law School feature article, A Woman of Her Convictions.
Michael J. Davidson, LLM 98, is the author of A Guide to Military Criminal Law: A Practical Guide for All the Services (Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, Md., 1999). The book is a handy reference for members of all military branches and for civilians seeking information about military law, including arguments regarding jurisdiction, what constitutes a crime, and who sits in judgment.
Joseph Glantz, JD 77, has created an online literary legal magazine titled Creative Lawyer Review. Located at www.law5000.com/clr, the magazine publishes submitted essays and creative writing regarding the law, law and popular culture, and legal articles about creativity.
Springer Publishing Co. has issued two new books by Marshall B. Kapp, JD 74. Lessons in Law and Aging was published in July, and Ethics, Law, and Aging Review, Vol. 7 appeared in October.
R. Pierce Kelley Jr., JD 73, recently authored a textbook titled Civil Litigation: A Case Study, intended for students who are studying to become paralegals. He is of counsel to the Hinshaw & Culbertson law firm in its Tampa, Fla., office, and teaches at St. Petersburg College.
Dale Ledbetter, JD 67, knows more about bringing in the business than anyone else in the world, according to Michael C. Casey, Director of a White House Conference on Small Business. Ledbetter has three popular books in circulation: Bringing in the Business, The Ultimate Sales Professional, and From Mother with Love: Reflections on Achieving Success in Selling (all books: LEI Publishing, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., 1994). All three books provide practical advice for careers in professional sales.
Patent Strategy: The Managers Guide to Profiting from Patent Portfolios, by Anthony L. Miele, JD 93, hit the bookstores last May. He is a partner in Pillsbury Winthrops Washington, D.C., office, representing technology and emerging businesses on the east coast.
Two new contributions to the legal textbook field have been made by Charles P. Nemeth, LLM 87. A member of the New York, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina Bar Associations, Charles new works, Law and Evidence: A Primer for Undergraduates in Criminal Justice, Criminology, Law, and Legal Studies (Prentice Hall, New York, 2000) and Aquinas in the Courtroom: Lawyers, Judges, and Judicial Conduct (Greenwood Publishing Group, Westport, Conn., in hardcover; Praeger Press, New York, in paperback, 2001), will prove invaluable to law students.
Jonathan Robbins, BA 93, JD 97, has authored Advising eBusinesses (West Group, Eagan, Minn., 2000), a practical guide for companies entering and operating in the online world. The book provides a broad overview of the major legal and business issues facing a company operating online, such as site content, copyrights, privacy, advertising, marketing and the Internet, domain names, and unfair competition.
William B. Kerkam Jr.
Feb. 18, 2001
John B. Davis
Joseph S. Wright
March 11, 2002
Mary S. Coleman
Nov. 27, 2001
Sarah A. Perrin
March 20, 2002
Harry L. Askew Jr.
Bernard S. White
Chevy Chase, Md.
Isadore J. Gromfine
Aug. 5, 2001
Chevy Chase, Md.
Alfred L. Hantman
Silver Spring, Md.
Robert L. McGowen
Francis A. Cotter
March 11, 2002
Alfonso A. Guerra
Dec. 17, 2001
Silver Spring, Md.
Randolph F. Caldwell
Wilbur L. Fugate
Richard F. Broz
Jan. 14, 2002
Mercer Island, Wash.
Frederick G. Bremer
Sept. 2, 2001
Albert W. Scribner
Feb. 15, 2002
Ralphine R. Staring
Harry F. Wickline
Silver Spring, Md.
John H. Costello Jr.
Sun City, Ariz.
William A. Mann
Donald J. Hayes
Dec. 16, 2001
West Hartford, Conn.
Thomas H. Jones
Oct. 18, 2001
Raymond E. Johnson
Sept. 13, 2001
Bienvenido N. Cube
Nov. 17, 2001
Fort Washington, Md.
John W. Kerr Jr.
Virginia Beach, Va.
David A. Anderson
Roger B. Andewelt
Aug. 7, 2001
Alvin M. Burner
May 11, 2000
San Antonio, Texas
Robert F. Mace
Sept. 11, 2001
New York, NY
Todd H. Reuben
Sept. 11, 2001
Clifford F. Griggs
St. Petersburg, Fla.
Carol W. Brennan
Ronald J. McClain
Fort Washington, Md.
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