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compiled and edited by deborah j.wakefield

        1930s
        1950s
        1960s
        1970s
        1980s
        1990s
        2000s





1950s

Robert T. Abrams ’54 and his friend Margot Einstein dedicated an Xcelera work station and an echocardiography scanner at the Barzilai Hospital in Ashkelon, Israel. The scanner is named in honor of Ms. Einstein and the work station bears Abrams’s name.

Martin L. Aronson ’58 is senior counsel at Parker Scheer LLP in Boston. He was formerly managing partner at Boston-based White, Inker, Aronson PC.

1960s

R.Robert Popeo ’61 is included in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2008. He is chairman and president of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo PC and practices in the firm’s Boston office.

Paul J. McNamara ’65 was named a “Legal 100” honoree in Irish America Magazine’s inaugural feature naming the top 100 Irish American lawyers and lawmakers in the US. He is a partner at Boston-based Masterman, Culbert & Tully LLP and specializes in property and probate law.

Alan S. Goldberg ’67 was appointed to the adjunct faculty of George Mason University School of Law in Arlington, VA. He continues as a member of the adjunct faculty in the Department of Health Administration and Policy of George Mason University College of Health and Human Services in Fairfax, VA.

Michael E. Mone ’67 was included in the 2008 “Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America” guide published in Lawdragon Magazine. He is a partner at Esdaile, Barrett & Esdaile in Boston.

Ruby R. Wharton ’69 is the recipient of the 2008 Marion Griffin-Frances Loring Award presented by the Association for Women Attorneys in Memphis for her services and contributions to the legal profession. She is managing partner at the Wharton Law Firm in Memphis, TN, where she practices with her son André C. Wharton

1970s

Paul M. Kane ’70 was named a “Legal 100” honoree in Irish America Magazine’s inaugural feature naming the top 100 Irish American lawyers and lawmakers in the US. He is a partner at McGrath & Kane in Boston and specializes in family law

Leo V. Boyle ’71 is included in the 2008 “Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America” guide published in Lawdragon Magazine. He is a trial attorney at Boston-based Meehan, Boyle, Black & Bogdanow PC.

Hon. James J. Brown ’71 retired as a US administrative law judge in October following a thirty-seven-year legal career, including thirteen years on the bench, seventeen years with the Department of Justice in Washington, DC, and seven years in private practice. He was presented with an award for distinguished service by the North Carolina Advocates for Justice in Nov. An author and editor who continues to write and do legal consulting, he published an article entitled “Discovery of Electronically Stored Information” in the July/August 2008 issue of Debt3 Magazine.

Frank J. Connell ’73 was appointed associate attorney general with the Oregon Department of Justice.

James M. Micali ’73 is of counsel in the Greenville, SC, office of Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart PC following retirement from his position as chairman and president of Michelin North America.

Neal C. Tully ’73 was named a “Legal 100” honoree in Irish America Magazine’s inaugural feature naming the top 100 Irish American lawyers and lawmakers in the US. He is a partner at Masterman, Culbert & Tully LLP in Boston and practices in the field of eminent domain law.

Steven Weisman ’73 is the author of The Truth about Avoiding Scams, published by Financial Times Press in 2008. He has a general law practice specializing in estate planning in Cambridge, MA.

John D. Hanify ’74 was named a “Legal 100” honoree in Irish America Magazine’s inaugural feature naming the top 100 Irish American lawyers and lawmakers in the US. He is co-founder of Boston-based Hanify & King PC, and recipient of the 2008 Best Law Firm Profile Award presented by the Burton Foundation in association with the Law Library of Congress and the Association of Legal Administrators. Hanify attended the awards program at The Library of Congress in Washington, DC, in June.

Michael B. Katz ’74 was named a 2008 Massachusetts “Super Lawyer.” He is a partner and co-chair of the bankruptcy department at Bacon Wilson PC in Springfield, MA.

Joan A. Lukey ’74 was named president-elect of the American College of Trial Lawyers. She is a partner in the litigation department in the Boston office of Ropes & Gray LLP.

Hon. Elizabeth Butler ’75 joined JAMS, the Resolution Experts, in Boston and will serve as a mediator and arbitrator in the areas of business commercial, contracts, employment, insurance, medical malpractice, personal injury, and real estate.

Richard G. Kent ’75 is a partner at Meyers, Breiner & Kent LLP in Fairfield, CT, and practices matrimonial law with an emphasis on custody cases. He has published six books and is currently working on a book about the US Tennis Open. He has been name a Best Lawyer in America, and a Connecticut Super Lawyer.

Mark N. Berman ’76is included in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2008 for his practice in financial restructuring and bankruptcy. He is a partner in the Boston office of Nixon Peabody LLP.

Michael D. Jones ’76 is chief operating officer at the Public Broadcasting Service in Arlington, VA.

Regina S. Rockefeller ’76 is included in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2008 for her practice in health care. She is a partner in the Boston office of Nixon Peabody LLP.

Charles M. Meyer ’77 is president and managing partner of Santen & Hughes in Cincinnati, OH, and specializes in business law and commercial litigation. He is chair of the Board of Directors of the Corporation for Findlay Market, the nonprofit that operates historic Findlay Market.

Edward J. Notis-McConarty '77 is one of five recipients of the 2008 Adams Pro Bono Publico Award presented by Supreme Judicial Court Justice Francis X. Spina on behalf of the Supreme Judicial Court Standing Committee on Pro Bono Legal Services. He is a partner at Hemenway & Barnes LLP in Boston.

Jeffrey S. Sabin ’77 is a partner and co-head of the global financial restructuring practice group in the New York, NY, office of Bingham McCutchen LLP. He was formerly a partner at Schulte, Roth & Zabel LLP in New York, NY.

Mercedes S. Evans ’78 is the recipient of the 2008 Bishop James Augustine Healy Award presented by the Office of Cultural Diversity of the Archdiocese of Boston.

Daniel W. Sklar ’78 is included in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2008 for his practice in financial restructuring and bankruptcy. He is senior counsel in the Manchester, NH, office of Nixon Peabody LLP.

Rudy J. Cerone ’79, a partner in the New Orleans, LA, office of McGlinchey Stafford PLLC, was included in Best Lawyers in America 2009 for his practice in bankruptcy and creditor-debtor rights law.

Marian T. Ryan ’79 is the recipient of the Middlesex County (MA) Bar Association Lifetime Achievement Award. She is chief of the Elder/Disabled Abuse Division of the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office.

Sandra L. Tedlock ’79 was named a 2008 “Southwest Super Lawyer” in the category of family law by Law and Politics magazine. She is in private practice in Tucson, AZ.

Rebecca J. Wilson ’79 was elected to the International Association of Defense Counsel Board of Directors. She is a partner at Boston-based Peabody & Arnold LLP and concentrates her practice in the areas of employment law and professional liability.

1980s

Robert J. Ambrogi ’80 was elected to the Board of Trustees of the Massachusetts Bar Association. He is in private practice in Rockport, MA, and focuses on media and new media law, arbitration, and mediation.

Jesse A. Finkelstein ’80 is listed in the International Who’s Who of Merger and Acquisition Lawyers 2008. He is a partner in the corporate department at Richards, Layton & Finger PA in Wilmington, DE.

Juliane M. Balliro ’81, a partner in the Boston office of Wolf, Block, Schorr & Solis-Cohen LLP, is included in the 2008 “Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America” guide published in Lawdragon Magazine.

Mark C. Perlberg ’81 was elected to the Board of Directors of the National Association of Professional Employer Organizations. He is president and chief executive officer of Oasis Outsourcing in West Palm Beach, FL.

John A. Tarantino ’81 a partner in the Providence, RI, office of Adler Pollock & Sheehan PC, is included in the 2008 “Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America” guide published in Lawdragon Magazine.

Steven H. Wright ’81 is managing partner of the Boston office of Holland & Knight LLP.

Jonathan M. Albano ’82 was elected co-chair of the Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Section of the Boston Bar Association. He is a partner in the Boston office of Bingham McCutchen LLP and focuses his practice on constitutional and commercial litigation.

Bobby B. Gillenwater ’83 is the managing partner of the Fort Wayne, IN, office of Barnes & Thornburg LLP and practices in the firm’s intellectual department.

Daniel B. Winslow ’83 was elected to a one-year term as the national delegate for the Massachusetts chapter of the Federal Bar Association. He is a partner in the trial practice group in the Boston office of Duane Morris LLP.

Douglas K. Sheff ’84 was elected secretary of the Massachusetts Bar Association for 2008–2009. He is the senior partner at Sheff Law Offices PC in Boston and specializes in all aspects of personal injury law.

Charla B. Stevens ’84 was elected to the New Hampshire Women’s Bar Association Board as the representative for Hillsborough County, North. She is an associate in the Manchester, NH, office of McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton PA.

David L. Arons ’85 is president of the South Area Solomon Schechter Day School in Norwood, MA. In practice at Issadore & Arons LLP in Norwell, MA, he resides with his wife, Dr. Lynn Brandes, and their son in Sharon, MA.

Marguerite M. Dorn ’85 is co-founder with Carol O’Day ’87 of a business entitled The New Having It All, online at www.thenewhavingitall.com. They lecture, consult, and coach on issues related to work/life balance, and conduct seminars and workshops. Dorn has three children and teaches in the Women’s Studies Department at Merrimack College in North Andover, MA.

David R. Lira ’86 is included in the 2008 “Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America” guide published in Lawdragon Magazine. He is a partner at Girardi & Keese in Los Angeles, CA.

William L. Norine ’86 was appointed Burnett County district attorney by Wisconsin Governor James Doyle.

Randal V. Stephenson ’86 is senior managing director and head of mergers, acquisitions and corporate advisory at Pali Capital in New York, NY.

Kerry Kennedy ’87 was featured in a Boston Globe article, “A Kennedy Plumbs Life as a Catholic,” by Michael Paulson about her new book, Being Catholic Now, published by Random House in Sept.

Carol O’Day ’87 is co-founder with Marguerite M. Dorn ’85 of a business entitled The New Having It All, online at www.thenewhavingitall.com. They lecture, consult, and coach on issues related to work/life balance, and conduct seminars and workshops. O’Day is a published writer and lives with her husband and two children in Los Angeles, CA.

Frederick S. Lane ’88, author of The Court and the Cross: The Religious Right’s Crusade to Reshape the Supreme Court, presented a lecture on the Religious Right’s assault on the Supreme Court as part of the Center for Inquiry “Voices of Reason” lecture series in New York, NY, in Nov.

Maria E. Recalde ’88, a partner in the Boston office of Sheehan, Phinney, Bass & Green PA, was named one of the “20 on the Move: Hispanic Executives Making an Impact in Boston” by Boston Business Journal and El Planeta, a regional Hispanic newspaper based in Boston.

Gary J. Oberstein ’89 is included in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2008 for his practice in labor and employment. He is a partner in the Boston office of Nixon Peabody LLP.

Mark A. Spitz ’89 is a senior attorney with the US Chamber of Commerce in Washington, DC. He was formerly general counsel of Pomeroy IT Solutions in Cincinnati, OH.

1990s

Walter E. Judge Jr. ’90 is listed in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2008 for his practice in commercial litigation. He is a partner at Downs, Rachlin & Martin PLLC in Burlington, VT, and a member of the adjunct faculty at Vermont Law School in South Royalton, VT.

Hon. Erik P. Kimball ’90 was appointed a bankruptcy judge for the Southern District of Florida, West Palm Beach Division, by the US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in June.

Lisa M. Harris ’91 married Kenneth Robinson in Greenville, SC, in Aug.

Steven S. Locke ’91 is co-chair of the College and University Law Section of the Boston Bar Association. He is an associate general counsel at Brandeis University in Waltham, MA.

Jeffrey S. Bagnell ’92 won a multimillion dollar verdict for the plaintiff in an employment law case in July. He is in private practice in Westport, CT.

Glenn E. Deegan ’92 is vice-president, general counsel, and secretary of Altra Holdings in Quincy, MA.

Patricia A. Markus ’92 was appointed vice-chair of the Health Information and Technology Practice Group of the American Health Lawyers Association in June. A partner in the Raleigh, NC, office of Smith, Moore & Leatherwood LLP, she is included in Best Lawyers in America 2009 for her practice in health care law.

Sharon A. Hwang ’93 was elected to a three-year term on the Board of Directors of the Coalition of Women’s Initiatives in Law Firms. She is a partner at McAndrews, Held & Malloy in Chicago, IL.

Andres L. Navarrete ’93 is senior vice-president and chief counsel for national lending and regulatory matters at Capital One Financial Corporation.

Nicholas W. Targ ’93 was instrumental in the establishment of the Georgia Diversity Fellowship in Environmental Law for 2009, co-sponsored by Holland & Knight and the American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources. He is senior counsel in the San Francisco, CA, office of Holland & Knight LLP and practices environmental, land use, and natural resources law.

Donald J. J. Cordell ’94 is a partner in the Framingham, MA, office of Bowditch & Dewey LLP and concentrates his practice in the areas of estate planning and business and corporate law. He was formerly a partner at Seegel, Lipshutz & Wilchins LLP in Wellesley, MA.

John T. Morrier ’95 is included in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2008 for his practice in bankruptcy and restructuring. He is of counsel in the Boston office of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo PC

Deirdre R. Wheatley-Liss ’95, a partner at Fein, Such, Kahn & Shepard PC in Parsippany, NJ, was honored as a 2008 “40 Under 40” business leader in New Jersey by NJBIZ magazine. She was featured in a Sept./Oct. 2008 Consumer Digest article, “Survival Guide: Keys to Successful Estate Planning,” as an authority on estate planning and elder law issues.

R. Daniel O’Connor ’96, counsel in the litigation department at Ropes & Gray LLP in Boston, was appointed co-chair of the Securities Fraud Subcommittee of the American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section’s White-Collar Crime Committee.

William C. Acevedo ’97 was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Regional Parks Foundation, an organization dedicated to supporting the East Bay Regional Park District in California’s Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. He is a partner at Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP in Oakland, CA.

Kelly A. Leighton ’97 was named co-chair of Policy of the Family Law Section Steering Committee of the Boston Bar Association. She is senior attorney at Greater Boston Legal Services.

Fernando M. Pinguelo ’97, an attorney in the Somerville, NJ, office of Norris, McLaughlin & Marcus PA, was selected by New Jersey Law Journal as one of the state’s “40 Under 40” promising attorneys. In November, he spoke at a Mercer County Bar Association e-Discovery Seminar.

Gary J. Creem ’98 was named a 2008 “Up and Coming Lawyer” by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. He is an associate in the corporate department of the Boston office of Proskauer Rose LLP.

Peter V. Hogan ’98 is a partner at Richardson & Patel LLP in Los Angeles, CA, and focuses his practice in corporate and securities law.

Tanya Greene Wallace ’98 is a partner at Shackelford, Melton & McKinley LLP in Dallas, TX, and focuses her practice on corporate transaction and commercial litigation.

Damon P. Hart ’99 was elected president of the Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association in April, named a “40 Under 40” business leader by Boston Business Journal in Aug., and featured in an article entitled “Damon P. Hart: Building Community” published in the Boston Business Journal in Aug. He is a partner in the Boston office of Holland & Knight LLP.

William J. Lovett ’99 was named a 2008 “Up and Coming Lawyer” by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. He is an associate at Dwyer & Collora LLP in Boston and specializes in complex business litigation and white-collar criminal defense.

Frederick Van Magness Jr. ’99 founded Lyric Consulting, a public relations firm focused on political and business consulting. He and his wife, Amy, and their three children live in Reading, PA.

2000s

James B. Eldridge ’00 was elected to the Massachusetts State Senate, representing the District of Middlesex and Worcester.

Matthew J. Lawlor ’00, counsel in the Boston office of Robinson & Cole LLP, was named co-chair of the Land Use and Development Committee of the Boston Bar Association Real Estate Section.

Theodore W. Connolly ’02 was named a 2008 “Up and Coming Lawyer” by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. He is an associate in the Boston office of Edwards, Angell, Palmer & Dodge LLP and practices in the area of restructuring and insolvency.

Lisa M. Gaulin ’02 is one of five recipients of the 2008 Adams Pro Bono Publico Award presented by Supreme Judicial Court Justice Francis X. Spina on behalf of the Supreme Judicial Court Standing Committee on Pro Bono Legal Services. She is an associate at Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP in Boston.

Joshua E. Menard ’02 is an associate in the Concord, NH, office of Preti, Flaherty, Beliveau & Pachios LLP. His practice concentrates on bankruptcy and commercial law.

Danielle Porcelli Bianchi ’03 married Nicholas Bianchi in Georgetown, Washington, DC, in June. She is the director of recruiting at George Washington University Law School in Washington, DC. The couple resides in Reston, VA.

Juan A. Concepción ’03 was named one of the “20 on the Move: Hispanic Executives Making an Impact in Boston” by Boston Business Journal and El Planeta. He is a business litigation associate in the Boston office of Nixon Peabody LLP.

Lauren E. Dwyer ’03 is an associate in the litigation department at Donoghue, Barrett & Singal PC in Boston.

Greta LaMountain ’03 is an associate in the Amherst, MA, office of Bacon Wilson PC.

Nicholas M. O’Donnell ’03 was named a 2008 “Up and Coming Lawyer” by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. He is a litigation associate in the Boston office of Sullivan & Worcester LLP.

Robert D. Bailey ’04 is an associate in the litigation practice group at Sterns & Weinroth PC in Trenton, NJ.

Sheila L. Bautista ’04 is an assistant district attorney in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office in New York, NY.

Michael J. O’Donnell ’04 is an associate in civil litigation at Robinson, Curley & Clayton PC in Chicago, IL.

Jessica Baumgarten Baggenstos ’05 married Martin Baggenstos in Aug. An associate and a member of the tax and wealth planning group at Venable LLP in Washington, DC, she completed her LL.M. in taxation at Georgetown University Law Center in May.

Cameron M. Luitjens ’05 is an associate in the Minneapolis, MN, office of Fish & Richardson PC and practices patent prosecution in the areas of biotechnology, molecular biology, and medical technology.

Rev. Darryl D. Roberts ’05 was the guest preacher at the 33rd Annual Observance of the Vera Hollis Blackshear Education Fund at Mother Easter Baptist Church in Moultrie, GA. He is a doctoral student in the Ethics and Society Program at Emory University in Atlanta, GA.

Christopher M. Gosselin ’06 is a litigation associate in the Boston office of Sullivan & Worcester LLP.

Timothy A. Landry ’07 is a litigation associate in the Boston office of Sullivan & Worcester LLP.

Rebecca A. Corcoran ’08 is an associate in the Philadelphia, PA, office of White & Williams LLP and focuses her practice on general litigation.

Rafael De Carvalho Munoz ’08 is an associate in the Boston office of Sullivan & Worcester LLP.

Rachael E. O’Beirne ’08 is an associate in the Boston office of Sullivan & Worcester LLP.

Jonathan Shapira ’08, an associate in the Boston office of Goodwin Procter LLP, organized the Boston Israel Cleantech Alliance to promote connections between cleantech investors, entrepreneurs, academic researchers, and government officials in Israel and Boston.

IN MEMORIAM

Selwyn A. Kudisch ’37
Hon. William J. McGair ’46
Gene V. Santeusanio ’46
Joseph C. Barry ’47
Vincent W. Johnson ’47
Charles K. Rush ’48
Robert J. Bernard ’49
Joseph F. Howard ’49
Hon. William A. Shue ’49
Thomas J. Kane ’50
Emile R. Bussiere ’54
Francisco G. Ermilio ’54
Stephen J. Sedensky Jr. ’54
James F. Callahan ’55
Robert E. Bellman ’59
K. John Dyer ’59
Hon. Kyran P. Molloy ’59
Robert M. Spector ’59
Paul J. Adams ’60
Angelo J. Cannizzaro ’63
John C. Creney ’65
Matthew K. Garvey ’69
Jerome S. Horvitz ’71
Mary F. Costello ’79
Susanna K. Burgett ’85
Roger French ’90
Tara L. Riedley ’04