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In Memoriam

Class Notes Compiled and Edited by Deborah Coakley.

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1950s
Gilbert Wells '58
is director of the IRS volunteer group at the US Embassy in Lisbon, Portugal.

1960s
Jerry Fitzgerald English '63
was appointed to the Board of Visitors of New Jersey Institute of Technology's College of Science and Liberal Arts in Newark, New Jersey. A partner of Cooper, Rose & English LLP in Summit, New Jersey, she concentrates in environmental law. She is a member of the Harvard Law School Alumni Leadership Council, and serves as a member of the Committee on Chemical Events of the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC. Wilson D. Rogers Jr. '66,as general counsel to the Archbishop of Boston, having been appointed to that position in 1984 by His Eminence Bernard Cardinal Law, plays a key role in the criminal molestation trials facing the archdiocese. He is a partner of Rogers Law Firm, P.C., in Boston, which provides comprehensive legal services to the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston and its related entities. Kevin B. Callanan '67 received the Reverend Francis J. Nicholas, S.J. Award at the BC Law Alumni Distinguished Volunteer Tribute Dinner in April, for his work on the Law School Leadership Gifts Committee of the Law School Fund. He has a private practice in labor and employment law in Norwell, Massachusetts.

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1970s
Hon. James J. Brown '71 presented "Judgment Enforcement and Tracing Assets," as keynote speaker at the annual conference of the California Association of Judgment Professionals in Sacramento, California, in May. His books Judgment Enforcement and Scientific Evidence and Experts Handbook are available on-line under Loislaw's Treatise Evidence Library. Calum B. Anderson '76 co-authored an article entitled "Debunking the Arson Triangle" published in For the Defense. He is a principal at Danaher, Tedford, Lagnese & Neal, P.C., in Hartford, Connecticut, and lives with his wife, Jan, and two daughters in Simsbury, Connecticut. Hon. Denis P. Cohen '76 was sworn in as judge of the Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) Court of Common Pleas in November. Marion K. Littman '76 presented"What's New in New Jersey Health Law" at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute's 8th Annual Health Law Institute in Philadelphia, in March. A partner with Norris, McLaughlin & Marcus in Somerville, New Jersey, she focuses her practice on health care issues. Joanne E. Mattiace '76 was appointed to the advisory board of the Bureau of National Affairs. Formerly legislative counsel and registered lobbyist for Sears, Roebuck and Co., she now practices in Washington, DC, and Kennebunk, Maine, where she serves as vice chair of the Kennebunk Zoning Board of Appeals. She specializes in product regulation, product recalls, risk assessment, and corporate management crisis mechanisms. John J. Ryan '76 joined the Westport, Connecticut, office of Halloran & Sage LLP as counsel in the business and commercial law group. He is serving his fourth term as state representative for the 141st District (Darien-Norwalk) of Connecticut. Jerold L. Zaro '76 was appointed chairman of the New Jersey Highway Authority. He is president and managing partner of Ansell, Zaro, Grimm & Aaron in Ocean, New Jersey. Leonard E. Sienko Jr. '77 received the first annual Honorable Lewis R. Friedman Award to the Outstanding and Innovative Lawyer of the Year, presented by the General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm Section of the New York State Bar Association, for his efforts in improving the legal system through technological advancements. In private practice in Hancock, New York, he focuses on education law, public sector collective bargaining, administrative litigation, and family law. Douglas L. Patch '78 joined Orr & Reno in Concord, New Hampshire, as a director, shareholder, and member of the health, insurance, and regulated industries practice group. He previously served as chairman of the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission. He and his wife, Donna, have three children and live in Bow, New Hampshire. Frederic L. Klein '79, assistant general counsel for Northeast Utilities in Hartford, Connecticut, was elected to a three-year term to the board of directors of the Connecticut Better Business Bureau. He lives in Glastonbury, Connecticut, with his wife and two children.

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1980s

Steven D. Goldberg '80 is managing director of tax at Geller & Company, a finance and accounting outsourcing provider in New York City. Before joining the company, he was a principal in the New York City firm of KPMG LLP. Mark C. Perlberg '81 was named executive vice president and chief operating officer of PRG-Schultz International, a recovery audit firm in Atlanta, Georgia. Evelynne L. Swagerty '84 was a member of the panel "Women in the Law: Opportunities and Options," hosted by the Women's Bar Association Law Student Board, at Suffolk University Law School in Boston. Hon. Diana L. Warrington '84 is retired as district judge of the First Circuit Family Court in Honolulu, Hawaii. Ann F. Pauly '85 joined the Boston law firm Griesinger, Walsh & Maffei LLP as of counsel. She practices commercial, securities, intellectual property, and employment law. Tom Broadwater '86 has been named by Microsoft Corporation as general manager of the mid-Atlantic district. He came to Microsoft from TechTrend Group in Virginia, where has was a limited partner in the consuslting firm's communications and technology practice. Edward G. McAnaney '86 was elected a judge of the District of Suffield (Connecticut) Probate Court. As a captain in the US Naval Reserve, he recently concluded an extended period of active duty, during which he served at sea as the chief of staff and acting commander of the George Washington Carrier Battle Group, comprised of ten ships and submarines and seventy aircraft. Colin A. Coleman '87 was elected president of the board of the Needham (Massachusetts) Community Council. As president of Coleman & Associates, P.C., he practices business law and estate planning. He and his wife, Mary Elizabeth, and their two children live in Needham, Massachusetts. Xiomara Corral '87 is director of state government relations at Fidelity Investments in Boston. Frank A. Flynn '87 published "Terminating Commercial Tenancies" in Residential and Commercial Landlord-Tenant Practice in Massachusetts. He is managing partner of Downing & Flynn in Boston. Pamela J. Mills '87 received a Black Achievers Award from Black Opinion magazine for outstanding contributions on the job and in the community. She is executive director of policy and programs at Allegheny Energy in Hagerstown, Maryland. She is active in Big Brothers Big Sisters, and is a member of Women in Governmental Relations and the Washington Government Relations Group. Anthony D. Grande '88 is a partner and the director of litigation in the New York City office of Morgan, Melhuish, Monaghan, Arvidson, Abrutyn & Lisowski. He specializes in New York labor law, construction law, insurance defense, professional liability, and legal malpractice. He lives with his wife, Claudine, and their son in Ocean, New Jersey. Keith A. Gregory '88 is senior counsel in the Office of Investment Company Regulation in the Investment Management Division of the US Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, DC. Lori E. Grifa '88 was named chief of staff to New Jersey's recently appointed attorney general. Her previous private practice at Wolff & Samson in Roseland, New Jersey, was focused on employment discrimination, sexual harassment, and white-collar criminal defense.

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1990s

Jared W. Huffman '90 was elected President of the Marin Municipal Water District Board of Directors in Corte Madera, California, for 2002. A long-time advocate for water conservation and fishery restoration, he is an attorney and project manager for the Natural Resources Defense Council. Raul E. Martinez '90 was elected partner of Chamberlain, D'Amanda, Oppenheimer & Greenfield LLP in Rochester, New York. He is a trial attorney and concentrates his practice in product liability and personal injury law. His wife, Heidi Schenk Martinez '90, joined the marketing, antitrust, trademark, and litigation group in the legal department of Eastman Kodak in Rochester, New York. She previously worked as an attorney in the University of Rochester's Office of Counsel to the Medical Center. They live with their two children in Fairport, New York. ileta A. Sumner '90 was elected president of the Bexar County Women's Bar Association in San Antonio, Texas, becoming the group's first African American and first public interest president. She and her husband also welcomed the arrival of their second son, Jayson Joseph, in March 2001. David L. Batty '91 was a member of the panel, "Proceed with Caution: How to Maintain Control of Your Deposit Account Collateral under the Slippery Priority Rules of Revised Article 9," at the University of North Carolina School of Law 2002 Banking Institute in April. He co-authored "Deposit Accounts under the New World Order," published in North Carolina Banking Institute Journal. Batty is a partner at Kennedy, Covington, Lobdell & Hickman LLP in Charlotte, North Carolina. Kelly Wilkins MacHenry '91 married Earl MacHenry in Hawaii, in January. She is an attorney in the litigation department of Electric Insurance, a General Electric affiliate, in Beverly, Massachusetts. She and her husband live in Boxford, Massachusetts. Peter L. Tester '91 was named a partner in the St. Paul, Minnesota, office of Lindquist & Vennum PLLP, where he is a member of the environmental, land use, and energy group and the insurance law group. He was formerly assistant attorney general in the environmental protection and natural resources divisions of the Minnesota Attorney General's Office. B. Dane Dudley '92 was elected partner of Day, Berry & Howard LLP in Hartford, Connecticut. His practice is in estate planning and related issues. He is a member of the executive committees of the Estates and Probate Section and the Young Lawyers Section of the Connecticut Bar Association. He lives with his family in Wethersfield, Connecticut. Jordana B. Glasgow '92 is a partner of Boston-based Palmer & Dodge LLP. A member of the litigation department, she focuses on First Amendment and media law, representation of schools and colleges, and probate litigation. Andrew C. Oatway '92 and Catherine Lundregan Oatway '93 are the proud parents of Clare, born in June 1999, and Harry, born in February 2001. Joseph J. Centeno '93 was appointed to the council of the Pennsylvania Bar Association's Section on Labor and Employment Law, and chair of the Employment and Labor Relations Young Lawyers Subcommittee in the Litigation Section of the American Bar Association. He is an associate with Obermayer, Rebmann, Maxwell & Hippel LLP in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and practices labor relations and employment law. Scott C. Rankin '93 was promoted to head the European office of the Bond Market Association in London, England, from his previous position as president and associate general counsel in the association's New York City office. He is also executive director of the European Securitisation Forum. Joshua Thayer '93 is a partner of Palmer & Dodge LLP in Boston, where he is a member of the business law department. Stephen H. Faberman '94 was elected partner of Bingham Dana LLP. He is a member of the entrepreneurial services group and concentrates his practice in the general corporate and securities area. Jonathan W. Hugg '94 recently won his second Pennsylvania Supreme Court victory in the case Sphere Drake v. PGW. He married Lisa Tysen, a professor at Drexel University, in October 1999. Thia E. Longhi '96 is a public school teacher at Community Elementary School in Bronx, New York. Joyce C. Priveterre '96 joined Ohrenstein & Brown LLP in New York City, as an associate. Her areas of practice include insurance defense and professional liability. Tena Z. Robinson '96 rejoined the Boston firm Bromberg & Sunstein LLP and continues her practice in corporate law.

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2000

Matthew T. Clark '00, an associate in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, office of Dechert, Price & Rhoads, was among a group of the firm's attorneys who contributed services to establish the Russell Byers Charter School in Philadelphia. Jack C. Schecter '01 joined Bromberg & Sunstein LLP in Boston as an associate. He concentrates in litigation with a particular interest in the licensing of intellectual property. Prior to joining the firm, he worked for the Appeals Bureau of the Manhattan District Attorney's Office.

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In Memoriam
Emil Slizewski '43
Thomas E. O'Connor '49
Frances G. Gill '53
Cornelius J. Scanlon '56
Barry W. Plunkett '58
Garrett Spillane Jr. '58
Hon. Nancy A. Holman '59
Otis Troupe '70
John P. Volk '82
Karen Swymer Shanahan '99

The Gift of Laughter - Spillane Moderated With Humor
Garrett Spillane Jr. '58, who died in February at age sixty-eight, practiced real estate law in his hometown of Foxborough, Massachusetts, but he made his mark as town moderator, an office he held from age twenty-five until his death. Spillane was known for the fairness and efficiency with which he ran town meetings. When controversial issues arose-notably the Patriots' stadium-building plans-Spillane "had pressure from both sides, but he played it down the middle," says his son Sean '93. "He never voted on issues unless there was a tie to break. What he was trying to do was let the points of view come out." Town clerk Marie Crimmins told the Boston Globe, "I was the envy of all my town clerk friends" because Foxborough's meetings usually lasted one night; other towns' meetings could last a week. By all accounts, Spillane used humor to move the agenda along. "You'd leave the auditorium laughing like hell," longtime school board member Vincent Igo told the Globe. Spillane met his wife and law partner, Frances (Clohessy) Spillane '58, in law school. He was working fifty-hour weeks as a clerk in a construction company, and "he had to find a person to get class notes from," Sean jokes. The couple was married by former Law School Dean Robert F. Drinan, S.J., and had four children.

A Fiscal Trouper - Alumnus Policed City Finances
When Otis Troupe '70 died last year at age fifty-five, the Washington Post not only ran an obituary, it also ran an editorial praising the DC native for his record as the city's auditor from 1981 to 1994. During two terms in office, Troupe bedeviled other city officials by issuing reports on things like shoddy financial oversight in the school department (he called the department "a financial dinosaur"); the exorbitant price the city paid for a downtown office building; and what the Post called the city's "expensive over-the-top towing contracts." In an unsuccessful run for mayor in 1994, Troupe took a poke at the financial management skills of two opponents, incumbent Mayor Sharon Pratt Kelly and former Mayor Marion Barry, saying, "Visions don't count when the numbers don't add up." From 1994 until his death, Troupe worked as a financial consultant to nonprofits. His BC Law classmate Robert Cohen remembers Troupe-one of two African Americans in the class of 1970-as an "earthy guy with a nice smile" who had "no airs" and "just kind of fit into the place." Troupe "was for social justice," Cohen says. "I didn't see him ending up on Wall Street." Troupe's "zeal for the [city auditor] job stemmed in large measure from his devotion to the city," editorialized the Post.

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