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Class Notes Compiled and Edited by Deborah Wakefield
Gilbert L. Wells '58 is serving his twelfth year as an IRS volunteer at the US Embassy in Lisbon, Portugal, where he assists Portuguese clients who worked in the US and subsequently returned to Portugal to retire on social security pensions.
Philip J. Callan Jr. '64 was reappointed Massachusetts state chair of the American College of Trial Lawyers. He is a partner at Doherty, Wallace, Pillsbury & Murphy, P.C., in Springfield, Massachusetts. He and his wife, Doris, have three children and live in Longmeadow, Massachusetts.
Alan S. Goldberg '67 is a partner in business law at the Washington, DC, office of Goulston & Storrs. He was the event moderator and a lecturer for "HIPAA for Real People -- the Series," an American Bar Association audio conference; he directed a seminar entitled "HIPAA Track" at the LegalTech Show in New York City, in January; and he co-chaired the Sixth National HIPAA Summit in Washington, DC, in March. He is co-author of "Protecting Privacy When Using Telehealth Technology in Healthcare," a publication referenced at http://tdrt.aticorp.org.
1970s Charles R. Capace '70 was featured in a "Top Ten Jury Verdicts of 2002" article in the Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. He is a partner at Kurnos, Capace & Margolin LLP in Boston.
James H. Belanger '72 joined the Boston firm Burns & Levinson LLP as a partner and a member of the corporate and intellectual property groups. He was formerly a partner at Peabody & Arnold LLP in Boston.
Paul F. McDonough Jr. '73 was appointed to the Boston Finance Commission by Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney in February, and he was elected vice chair of the Boston Civic Design Commission. He is a partner and the director of Goulston & Storrs in Boston and practices in the areas of real estate financing and development.
Clyde D. Bergstresser '74 was featured in a "Top Ten Jury Verdicts of 2002" article in the Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. A partner at Campbell, Campbell, Edwards & Conroy, P.C., in Boston, he focuses on complex medical and professional malpractice and negligence matters.
Michael B. Isaacs '74 was named the first executive director of the Island Association of Defense Trial Counsel.
Joan A. Lukey '74 was featured in a "Top Ten Jury Verdicts of 2002" article in the Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. She is a partner at the Boston firm of Hale & Dorr and specializes in the areas of employment defense and plaintiffs' personal injury/wrongful death.
Richard G. Kent '75 was selected for inclusion in the 2003 - 2004 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. A partner and the head of the matrimonial department in the Bridgeport, Connecticut, firm Cohen & Wolf, P.C., he is the author of Fighting for Your Children: A Father's Guide to Custody; Inside Women's College Basketball: Anatomy of a Season; and Inside Women's College Basketball: Anatomy of Two Seasons. He lives with his wife and two daughters in Westport, Connecticut.
Terence A. McGinnis '75 was elected chair of the board of trustees of the North Shore Medical Center in Salem, Massachusetts. He is assistant general counsel with FleetBoston Financial Corporation in Boston.
Steven C. Nadeau '77 was selected for inclusion in the 2003 - 2004 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. He is a partner in the environmental department at Honigan, Miller, Schwartz & Cohn LLP in Detroit, Michigan.
Michael D. Roth '77 was elected to the board of directors of the Pacific Southwest Council of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations, the central body of the Reform Jewish Movement in North America. A practicing health care law attorney in Los Angeles, California, he is president of the California Department of Consumer Affairs Structural Pest Control Board and a member of the board of directors of the Stephen S. Wise Temple.
Glenn M. Wong '77 is the author of Essentials of Sports Law, published by the Greenwood Publishing Group. He is a professor of sports law and labor relations at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
James A. Aloisi '78 joined Goulston & Storrs in Boston as a partner in the firm's transportation practice.
Frances Allou Gershwin '79 joined the Boston firm Burns & Levinson LLP as of counsel. She is a member of the real estate group and practices real estate, business, and corporate law. She and her husband, Stan, live in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.
Joseph T. Hobson '81 heads the criminal law section of McFarland, Gould, Lyons, Sullivan & Hogan in Clearwater, Florida. He and his wife, Pam, have three children.
Paul J. Murphy '82 was featured in a"Top Ten Jury Verdicts of 2002" article in the Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. He is a founding partner of Menard, Murphy & Walsh LLP in Boston and practices in the areas of business litigation, labor relations, employment law, and construction.
Col. Mark Romaneski '82 graduated from the US Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, in June 2002 with a master's degree in strategic studies. He is the commander of the US Army Claims Service in Fort Meade, Maryland.
Holly English '83 is the author of Gender on Trial: Sexual Stereotypes and Work/Life Balance in Legal Workplaces. She is the founder of Values at Work, a law firm consulting practice focusing on law office management issues and the alignment of values and ethics within organizations. She and her husband, Fred Smagorinsky, and their two daughters live in Montclair, New Jersey.
Richard M. Graf '84 joined the national corporate practice of Katten, Muchin, Zavis & Rosenman as a partner in the firm's Washington, DC, office. He was formerly with Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo, P.C., in Washington, DC.
James M. Kennedy '84 was named senior vice president of business and legal affairs at THQ, Inc., a worldwide developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software based in Calabasas, California.
Mark C. Michalowski '85 was appointed executive partner in the Boston office of Holland & Knight LLP, where he practices in the area of commercial litigation.
David J. Perkins '85 is president of Perkins Olson in Portland, Maine, and focuses his practice on business transactions, bankruptcy, and complex litigation involving commercial and security law and maritime and environmental issues. His article on "Section 363 Sales" was published in the Portland Press Herald in March.
David E. Surprenant '85 was elected managing partner in the business department at Mirick O'Connell in Worcester, Massachusetts. He is chair of the board of the United Way of Central Massachusetts and a member of the board and the executive committee of Catholic Charities Worcester County.
Marta D. Masferrer '86 continues her practice as a labor and employment lawyer representing employers. She and her husband, Manuel Fernandez, have two children and live in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Anthony R. Zelle '86 was featured in a"Top Ten Jury Verdicts of 2002" article in the Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. He is a partner in the Boston firm Robinson & Cole LLP and concentrates his practice on complex litigation, primarily in the representation of insurance company clients.
William J. Hanlon '87 was appointed co-chair of the Boston Bar Association Bankruptcy Law Section. He is a member of Schnader, Harrison, Goldstein & Manello in Boston.
Rebecca S. Webber '89 was selected co-chair of the Women's Law Section of the Maine State Bar Association. A frequent lecturer on issues of employment law and litigation practice, she also teaches an adult education class on employment law issues for small businesses. She is a partner at Linnell, Choate & Webber LLP in Auburn, Maine.
James J. Rooney '91 joined the Buffalo, New York, office of Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC as senior counsel in the firm's labor and employment law practice. He was formerly a partner at Lucash, Gesmer & Updegrove LLP in Boston.
Kristine E. George '92 opened her own firm, providing legal research and writing services for attorneys in litigation and appellate matters. She and her husband, Pietro Andres, have two children and live in San Francisco, California.
Anthony D. Rizzotti '92 and Jill Huban Rizzotti'95 announce the December birth of a son, Luke Anthony, whose arrival was also welcomed by his big brother, Peter David.
Brigida Benitez '93 is president-elect of the Hispanic Bar Association of the District of Columbia. She is a partner at Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering in Washington, DC, where she has an appellate and trial litigation practice.
Mark J. Hoover '93 is a volunteer docent on art, architecture, and federal law in the public education outreach program,"Discovering Justice: The James D. St. Clair Court Education Project," at the John Joseph Moakley US Courthouse in Boston. He is a partner at Campbell, Campbell, Edwards & Conroy, P.C., in Boston.
Donald J. Savery '93 was elected partner in the litigation section of the Boston firm Bingham McCutchen LLP.
Barbara H. Pope '94 is an administrative attorney at the Massachusetts Superior Court. She and her husband, Tom Morse, have two children.
Christa von der Luft '94 was elected partner of the Boston firm Nutter, McClennen & Fish LLP and practices in the areas of employment and product liability litigation. She lives with her husband, Matthew Poppel, in Boston.
Scott C. Ford '95 was promoted to partner in the litigation section at Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo, P.C., in Boston.
Brian P. Keane '95 was promoted to partner in the business and finance section at Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo, P.C., in Boston.
Andrea Lomita Levine '95 and her husband, Larry, announce the birth of their first child, David Solomon Levine, in December. She is a real estate attorney in Westchester, New York.
Ingrid C. Schroffner '95, an associate in the Boston firm Burns & Levinson LLP, was program materials co-author and a speaker at "Strategies and Tactics in Guardianship and Conservatorship," a Massachusetts Bar Association Continuing Legal Education seminar in February. She organized and moderated "Cultural Considerations in Divorce and Child Custody Matters," a panel discussion sponsored by the Boston Bar Association Family Law Section and the Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts in April.
Christopher M. Cerrito '96 joined the Stamford, Connecticut, office of Edwards & Angell LLP as an associate in the firm's private equity and corporate practice groups.
C. Quinn Lopez '96 was named general counsel to the superintendent of the State of New Mexico Division of Insurance in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
David M. Belcher '97 and Michael J. Starr'97 founded the firm of Belcher, Kerwin & Starr LLP in Boston. Belcher, formerly with Goodwin Procter LLP in Boston, practices corporate law. Starr, formerly with Taylor, Ganson & Perrin LLP in Boston, practices in the areas of estate planning and real estate.
Laurie Hauber '97 and her husband, Ed, announce the birth of a son, Aiden, in November. She manages the Economic Justice Project of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights under Law of the Boston Bar Association in Boston. Formerly, she was an associate at Cooley Godward LLP in San Francisco, California.
Annica H. Jin '97 joined the Manhattan firm of Weg & Myers, P.C., as an associate. She and Kelly Hendel are the proud parents of a daughter, Annabelle, born in January 2002.
Fernando Ramos '97 and his wife, Andy Diaz-Ramos, announce the birth of their daughter, Inelda Marlenis, in August 2001. He is a special agent with the US Department of Housing and Development in the Office of the Inspector General. He is also a reserve special agent and a member of the joint terrorism task force of the US Coast Guard.
Joseph M. Barich '98 was elected partner at McAndrews, Held & Malloy in Chicago, Illinois, where he focuses on the development of patent portfolios for revenue generation and cross-licensing.
David Colleran '98 joined the legal team at Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc., in Lakeville-Middleboro, Massachusetts. He and his wife, Rose, have a daughter, Madison, born in April 2002.
Philip F. Coppinger '98 and Larissa E. Murphy'98 welcomed their first child, Owen Murphy Coppinger, in July 2002.
Jennifer L. Nye '98 joined the Arizona Center for Disability Law in Tucson, Arizona, as a staff attorney on the mental health team. Formerly, she taught in the Department of Women's Studies at the University of Arizona and practiced family law at Southern Arizona Legal Aid in Tucson.
Deirdre Griffin '99 entered the Sisters of St. Joseph Federation Canonical Novitiate in August. In addition to participation in the novitiate program, she is one of four Boston-area women involved in initial formation with the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston. The process takes several years and leads to a lifelong vowed commitment. She was a former assistant to the executive director of the Irish Immigration Center in Boston and practiced immigration law at Pampanin Law Offices in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Jessica P. Lamiero '00 joined Carroll, Burdick & McDonough LLP in San Francisco, California, as an associate in the firm's product liability group.
Shelagh C. Newton Michaud '00 is an associate in the litigation department of Devine, Millimet & Branch P.A., in Manchester, New Hampshire. Previously, she was a litigation associate in the Boston firm of Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault LLP. She and her husband, Michael, live in Manchester.
Craig F. Kowalski '02 is an assistant district attorney in the Norfolk County (Massachusetts) District Attorney's Office. He and Rebecca Stronach married in September and live in Woburn, Massachusetts.
- Herbert D. Flynn'40
- Neil A. Clark'85
J. Owen Todd 60, Louis P. Aloise 75, and John A. Tarantino 81, named Lawyers of the Year 2002 by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly.
Andrew L. McElaney Jr. 70 and Robert B. Remar 74, elected fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers.
Harold Damelin 72, confirmed by the US Senate as inspector general of the US Small Business Administration.
William D. Metzger 72, new associate dean of admissions, alumni affairs, and career services at Western New England College School of Law in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Paul B. Smyth 74 received the Presidential Rank of Meritorious Executive Award as acting associate solicitor for the Division of Land and Water Resources in the US Department of the Interior during the first year of the Bush administration.
Daniel F. Polsenberg 82, elected fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers.
John P. Winn 86, appointed judge of the Sacramento (California) Superior Court.
Meg Mahoney 88, appointed judge of the Maricopa County (Arizona) Superior Court.
Anne Robbins 92 and Christine M. OConnor 00, honored by Boston Bar Associations Volunteer Lawyers Project for contributions to pro bono civil legal services.
James B. Eldridge 00, only 2002 Clean Elections candidate to win seat in the Massachusetts House of Representatives.