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In Memoriam



1950s

Gilbert L. Wells ’58 was elected chair of Democrats Abroad, the official organization of the Democratic Party outside the US, in Portugal. He is adjutant of the American Legion Portugal Post #1 in Colares, Portugal.

1960s

Robert J. Martin '62 was named a 2006 Massachusetts "Super Lawyer" by Law and Politics and Boston Magazine.  He is of counsel and a member of the business department at Mirick O'Connell in Worcester, MA.

Anthony A. McAdams ’63 was selected as the 2007 Honorary Fellow by New Hampshire Bar Foundation Board of Directors.

Wayne M. Connor '68 retired in September after thirty-eight years of general practice in Nashua, NH.

1970s

Hon. James J. Brown ’71. a federal administrative law judge in Raleigh, NC, is the managing editor of Proving and Defending Damage Claims: A Fifty State Guide published by Wolters Kluwer Law and Business in February.  He maintains a website at www.jamesjbrown.com

Robert D. Keefe '72, John F. Bronzo '74, Jeffrey S. Sabin '77, and Kitt Sawitsky '77 joined the BC Law Board of Overseers.

Thomas C. Johnston '73  was elected president if the New England School of Communications in Bangor, ME. Previously a senior partner at Eaton Peabody in Bangor, he will remain with the firm as of counsel.

Steven L. Paul '73 a partner in the corporate department of Edwards, Angell, Palmer & Dodge LLP in Boston, was elected to the firm's executive.

Michael B. Issacs '74 was reelected president of the East Greenwich (RI) town Council.

Hon. Ellen S. Huvelle ’75 was featured in a September 2006 article, "Judge Tosses Confessions as Products of Torture in Rwandan Murder of US Terrorist," in New York Lawyer, the online publication of the New York Law Journal.

Kathryn Cochrane Murphy '75 was elected to the Board of Governors of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers. She is a partner at Krokidas & Bluestein LLP in Boston. 

Calum B. Anderson '76 was named a 2006 Massachusetts "Super Lawyer" by Law and Politics and Boston Magazine.  He is a partner and a member of the buisness department at Mirick O'Connell in Worcester, MA.

Gilda Tuoni Russell '76 is the author of te book, Massachusetts Hearsay Evidence, and a revised first chapter, "Sources of Ethical Authority" in Ethical Lawyering.  She is a partner and ethics and conflicts counsel at Holland & Knight LLP in Boston.

Edward C. Bassett Jr. '77 was named 2006 Massachusetts "Super Lawyer" by Law and Politics and Boston Magazine. He is a partner in the Westborough, MA, office of Mirick O'Connell and practices in the area of civil litigation.

Maureen E. Brennan '77 was included in the 2007 lists for Ohio "Super Lawyers," Best Lawyers in America 2007, and Chambers USA: A Guide to America's Leading Busines Lawyers for her practice in environmental law. She is an equity partner at Baker & Hostetler LLP in Cleveland, OH.

Hon. Carmen Messano '77 was named to the Appellate Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey in November.

Glenn M. Wong '77 was the recipient of the Academic Achievement in Sport and Entertainment Award presented by the University of South Carolina Department of Sport and Entertainment Managment.  He is a professor in the Sport Management Program of the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

R. Jack Cinquegrana '78 was featured in a February Boston Globe interview entitled "Tackling Diversity at Top Law Firms" regarding his role as president of the Boston Bar Association.

Hon. Kathleen E. Coffey '78 first justice of the West Roxbury division of the Boston Municipal Court, was appointed to the Jury Management Advisory Committee of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts by Chief Justice Margaret H. Marshall.

E. Gail Suchman '79 is special counsel at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP in New York, NY.


1980s

Constance S. Huttner '80 joined Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC in New York, NY, as chair of the firm's intellectual property litigation practice. She was formerly a partner in the New York City office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.

Janet Wilson Moore ’80 was named a 2006 "Super Lawyer" by Law and Politics and Boston Magazine.  She is a partner in the Worcester. MA, office of Mirick O'Connell.

Maralne Gillette-Ibern '81 is enrolled in an online Catholic bioethics diploma program of the Universidad Libre Interntional de las Americas, a program of the Inter-American Foundation for Life and Science in Spain. Her essay, "The Recognition of the Personhood of the Hyman Embryo," was included in the collections of the Bioethics Center of the Catholic University and Spanish Bioethics Association.  As a member of a panel on pro-life legal guidelines, she attended a Human Life International confrence in Mexico last March.

David E. Surprenant '82 was named a 2006 Massachusetts "Super Lawyer" by Law and Politics and Boston Magazine.  He is a managing partner in the Worcester, MA, office of Mirick O'Connell. 

Richard M. Graf ’84 is a partner in the Washington, DC, office of Duane Morris LLP and specializes in domestic and international mergers and acquisitions.

Peter C. Schechter '84 is a partner in the litigation department of the New York, NY, office of Edwards, Angell, Palmer & Dodge LLP.

Scott P. Brown '85  Massachusetts state senator, was promoted o the rank of lieutenant colonel in the Massachusetts Army National Guard and will serve as the staff judge advocate general at the Devens (MA) Reserve Forces Training Area.

David T. Miele '85 was promoted to senior vice president at Citizens Bank in Providence, RI.

Joseph H. Baldiga '87 was named a 2006 Massachusetts "Super Lawyer" by Law and Politics and Boston Magazine. He is a partner at the Westborough, MA, office of Mirick O'Connell.

Pete S. Michaels '88  was named a 2006 Massachusetts "Super Lawyer" by Law and Politics and Boston Magazine.  He is a partner at Michaels & Ward LLP in Boston.

Hon. Eleanor Coe Sinnott '89 was appointed an associate justice of the Boston Municipal Court by Governor Mitt Romney. Former chief legal counsel for the  Massachusetts State Police, she lives with her husband, Rick, in Boston and Wareham, MA.

1990s

Jared W. Huffman ’90 was elected to the California State Assembly in December.  He is a senior attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council in San Francisco, CA, and lives with his wife, Susan, and their two children in San Rafael, CA.

Ileta A. Summer '90 is a partner in the Cypress, California, office of KPMG LLP. Previously, she was a partner at Chapin, Shea, McNitt & Carter, based in San Diego and Los Angeles, California.

Daniel J. Hammond '91, assistant attorney general in the Administrative Law Division of the Massachusetts Attorney General's office, was awarded the Edward W. Brooke Award in December.

Susan M. Finegan '91 is a member of the litigation department and head of the pro bono program at Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky, & Popeo PC in Boston. She was previously the legal director of the Victim Rights Law Center in Boston.

Jeffrey S. Bagnell '92 was named a 2007 Connecticut "Super Lawyer" by Law and Politics and Connecticut Magazine.

Stephen V. Falanga '92 was honored as one of the "Forty under 40" business leaders in New Jersey by NJBIZ magazine.  He is a partner in the corporate department at Connell Foley LLP in Roseland, New Jersey.

John N. Affuso Jr. '93 was promoted to senior transactions counsel at the Massachusetts Port Authority in Boston.

Jonathan W. Hugg '94 was named a 2006 Pennsylvania "Rising Star" by Law and Politics and Philadelphia magazine.  he is a partner in the litigation department at Obermayer, Rebmann, Maxwell & Hippel LLP in Philadephia, PA.

H. Lockwood Miller III '94 is of counsel at Coughlin Duffy LLP in Morristown, NJ, and focuses his practice on pharmaceutical and product liability litigation.

Marc Rothenberg '94 is a partner in the New York, NY, office of Blank Rome LLP and focuses his practice on white collar criminal defense and internal corporate investigations.

Andrew E. Skroback '94 is special counsel in the environmental law practice at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP in New York, NY.  He was formerly with Hunton & Williams LLP in New York, NY.

Denise Choquette '95 is senior legal counsel at Gilbane Building Company in Providence, RI.  She was formerly with Edwards, Angell, Palmer, & Dodge LLP in Boston.

Michele Goodwin '95, a visiting professor at the University of Chicago Law School, will assume a new post in July at the University of Minnesota, where she is jointly appointed professor in the law and medical schools, and will hold the Everett Fraser Chair at the law school.  She is the author of Black Markets: The Supply and Demand of Body Parts published by Cambridge University Press in 2006.

Daniel E. Will '95 was appointed to a three-year term on the Advisory Board of Bishop Brady High School in Concord, NH.  He is a partner in the Manchester, NH, office of Devine, Millimet & Branch PA.

Christine E. Baur '96 is a partner and member of the corporate restructuring practice in the San Diego, CA, office of Baker & McKenzie LLP.

Craig J. Coffey '96 is vice president of the Coyle Company in Waltham, MA, and focuses his practice on designing and implementing complex estate plans and wealth transfer strategies.  He and his wife, Kristina, and their son live in Cohasset, MA.

Frank A. De Vito '96 is a partner in the Boston office of DLA Piper and focuses his practice on real estate development, finance, and leasing.

Peter D. Lindau '96 is of counsel in the Chicago, IL, office of Ross, Dixon & Bell LLP and practices in the areas of insurance coverage, professional liability, and commercial litigation.

William C. Acevedo '97 was elected vice chair of the Richmond (CA) Economic Development Commission.  He is a member of hte litigation practice at Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP in Oakland, CA.

J. Channing Bennet '97 is a partner at Garrett, Hermann, Robertson, Jennings, Comstock & Trethewy PC in Salem, OR, and focuses on employment law and litigation.

John J. Kavanagh '97 is of counsel at Steptoe & Johnson LLP in Washington, DC, and focuses his practice on commercial litigation, insurance, and international arbitration.

Michael K. Mahoney '97 is chief legal counsel to Maine Governor John E. Balducci.  He and his wife, Andie, and their four daughters live in Cape Elizabeth, ME.

Michael J. Mendelson '97 is assistant general counsel at Intelsat Corporation in Washington, DC, where he is responsible for the Asia-Pacific region.

Kristen J. Matthews '98 is a partner in the New York, NY, office of Thelen, Reid, Brown, Raysman & Steiner LLP, where she is a member of the firm's technology, media, and communications department.

Jason S. Rozes '98 is partner in the finance and real estate practice group at Dechert LLP in Philadephia, PA.

Barbara A. Trachtenberg '98 is a partner in the Boston office of DLA Piper and focuses her practice on real estate conveyancing, development, finance, and leasing.

Michael J. Bastian '99 is an associate in the intellectual property department at Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP in Boston.

Philip H. Graeter '99 is an associate in the litigation practice group at Boston-based Hanify & King PC.  He previously practiced at Todd & Weld LLP in Boston.

Gregory M. O'Shaughnessy '99 is a partner in the Boston office of Nixon Peabody LLP and concentrates his practice on corporate and business law.

Mark Reilly '99 joined the Massachusetts Office of Legal Counsel as deputy counsel to the governor, supporting the executive office of Energy and Environmental Affairs in the executive office of Transportation and Public Works.

Carmen-Lucia Rodriguez '99 is a partner at Navas & Rodriguez in San Juan, PR, and practices in the areas of general, employment, and labor law litigation and counseling.  She and her husband, Nestor, live with their daughter in Guaynabo, PR


2000s

Brian J. Carr '00 is a partner in the business and technology group at Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP in Boston.

Shelagh C. Newton Michaud '00 was elected to the executive committee of the University of New Hampshire Alumni Association Board of Directors.  She is an associate in the litigation department in the Manchester, NH, office of Devin Millimet.

Hollis E. Crowley '01 is a trooper with the Massachusetts State Police.  He was formerly an assistant district attorney in the Suffolk County (MA) District Attorney's Office.

Eric J. Days '01 married Laura Kudravetz in Gardner, MA, in October.  He is with O'Neill & Neylon in Weston, MA.

Yvette R. Missri '01 married Matt Pusateri in Bermuda in August.  She is an assistant attorney general in the Domestic Violence Section of the Office of the Attorney General in Washington, DC.

Philip J. Catanzano '02 was selected for the Boston Bar Association Public Interest Leadership Program for his pro bono experience and commitment to serving the youth in his community.

Brendan W. Piper-Smyer '03 is an associate in the family law practice at Conn, Kavanaugh, Rosenthal, Peisch & Ford LLP in Boston.

Courtney E. Cox '04 is an associate in the litigation section of Jackson Walker LLP in Fort Worth, TX.

Meredith L. Ainbinder '04 was appointed co-chair of the Media Committee of the Women's Bar Association of Massachusetts.  She is an associate at Bromberg & Sustein LLP in Boston.

J. Miguel Flores '04 won a million-dollar settlement against the City of Los Angeles to preserve and restore the Vladeck Center, a cultural and historic landmark, slated for demolition in violation of the California Environmental Quality Act.

Hanh N. Nguyen '04, an associate in the San Francisco, CA, office of Thelen, Reid, Brown, Raysman, & Steiner LLP, was granted a yearlong leave to work for the United Nations offices in The Hague, Netherlands, as an assistant prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.

Holly Carlson Kilibarda '04 was named to the Dress for Success New Hampshire Board of Directors.  She is a member of the litigation practice group at Devine Millimet & Branch PA in Machester, NH.

Rhana Ishimoto '05 was a recipient of the Legal Rookie of the Year Award presented by the City of New York Law Department, Office of the Corporation Counsel.  She is assistant corporation counsel in the family court division of the department.

Cesar Periera '05 was a recipient of the Legal Rookie of hte Year Award presented by the City of New York Law Department, Office of the Corporation Counsel.  He is an assistant corporation counsel in the commercial and real estate litigation division of the department.

Jennie Santos-Bourne '05 is an associate in the Metro Detroit, MI, office of Warner, Norcross & Judd LLP.

Heather L. Castillo '06 is an associate in the litigation department at Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP in Boston.

Jill L. Dalfior '06 established Dalfior Law Offices in Boston and practices US immigration and nationality law with a focus on family and deportation cases.

Andrew R. Dennington '06 is an associate at Conn, Kavanaugh, Rosenthal, Peisch & Ford LLP in Boston and practices in the area of civil litigation.

Catherine B. Eberl '06 was admitted to the New York Sate Bar in February.  She is an associate in the estates and trusts practice group at Hodgson Russ LLP in Buffalo, NY.

James R. Fagan '06 is an associate in the corporate department at Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP in Boston.

Matthew L. Fenselau '06 is an associate and a member of the patent prosecution group in the Boston office of Fish & Richardson PC.

Ginger Hsu '06 is an associate in the litigation and bankruptcy departments at Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP in Boston.

R. Victoria Lindo '06 is an associate in the litigation department at Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP in Boston.

Kathryn Griffin McArdle '06 is an associate in the real estate and litigation department at Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP in Boston.

Nicole L. Mondschein '06 is the creator of a fictionalized serial blog set in South Florida entitled "The Star Islanders: A Miami Journal by Francie Leighton" (www.starislanders.blogspot.com).  She is currently working on a print version of the story.

Benjamin K. Steffans '06 is an associate in the Detroit, MI, office of Butzel Long and concentrates his practice in the area of labor and employment law.



A Footnote
Following the sudden death of David M. Fitzgerald '84 in February, the Riverdale Trust was established to benefit the children of Dave and his wife, Nancy, who predeceased him in 2001.  Contributions may be made directly to Bank of America account 3810 0299 8842 or sent to the Riverdale Trust, c/o Eliot Powell, 19 Loft Drive, Martinsville, NJ 08836



Citations in the News

Robert J. Muldoon Jr. ’65, recipient of the Judge Learned Hand Award from the American Jewish Committee in March.

Frederic N. Halström ’70, included in the Best Lawyers in America 2006.

James S. Bolan ’73, recognized as one of the “top 100 lawyers in Massachusetts” in 2004, and named a “Super Lawyer” in 2004 and 2005 by Law and Politics and Boston Magazine.

Cathy Oliver Murphy ’79, recipient of the 2006 Philip Arnow Award from the US Department of Labor.

Lauren Stiller Rikleen ’79, received the 2005 Leila J. Robinson Award from the Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts, and named a “Top 10 Lawyer” by Boston Women’s Business in February.

Joanne E. Caruso ’86, named one of California’s “top 75 women litigators” by the California Daily Journal in September.

Maria E. Recalde ’88, named a “Super Lawyer” by Law and Politics and Boston Magazine.

ileta A. Sumner ’90, recognized as one of the “top 50 in-house attorneys” in the state of Texas by Texas Lawyer.

Kevin J. O’Leary ’91, named to the “2005 Legal Elite” list of top lawyers in Virginia in the field of immigration law by Virginia Business Magazine.

Jeffrey S. Bagnell ’92, named a Connecticut “Super Lawyer” by Law and Politics and Connecticut Magazine.

H. Lamar Willis ’99, named one of the “100 Most Influential Georgians” for 2006 by Georgia Trend Magazine.

 

IN MEMORIAM

Charles P. Paone ’35

Francis X. Ahearn ’43

Robert J. DeGiacomo ’48

Matthew L. McGrath ’49

Francis J. Dever ’50

Jeremiah M. Long ’52

John L. Murphy Jr. ’53

J. Norman O’Connor ’53

John J. Mahoney ’54

George L. Watt ’54

George B. Crane ’55

Herbert J. Bober ’57

Edward W. Day Jr. ’57

John J. Petrucelli ’58

John J. Moynihan ’59

Frank J. Traversi ’59

Anthony M. Fredella ’60

Richard B. Megley ’62

Paul C. Moore ’62

William A. Long ’67

Edward J. Collins Jr. ’68

Kenneth J. Russell ’69

John P. Birmingham ’70

Jeffrey A. Jacobs ’81

David M. Fitzgerald ’84

Meghan C. Cooney ’07

 

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