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BC Law Generations: Margaret Middleton '93 and
Martin F. Kane II '92 with their father Paul M. Kane '70 (Inset, Paul's Father, Martin F. Kane '36)
Photo by: Charles Gauthier


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Ronald W. Del Sesto ’65 was elected to the Board of Trustees of the College of Law Practice Management in February. A lifetime commissioner of the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws, he was appointed to the commission’s committees on Regulation of Charities and Participation in International Negotiations. He practices at Del Sesto Law in Providence, Rhode Island.

Raymond Noble ’69, now Brother Thomas More Noble, C.F.R., at the Community of Franciscan Friars of the Renewal at St. Felix Friary in Yonkers, New York, gave an address in May about Pope John Paul II at a benefit for New Jersey’s Legal Center for the Defense of Life. Also a brother at the St. Felix Friary is Anielo Siniscalchi ’93, now Brother Giuseppe Maria Siniscalchi, C.F.R.

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Joseph R. Tafelski ’71 is the recipient of the 2004 Denis Murphy Award from the Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation for his leadership and legal services advocacy. The executive director of Advocates for Basic Legal Equality in Toledo, Ohio, he traveled to India with Rotary International to help immunize children against polio in February.

Jeffrey M. Weiner ’72 is a partner in the litigation practice at Fox Rothschild LLP in Wilmington, Delaware.

Steven J. J. Weisman ’73
is the author of Fifty Ways to Protect Your Identity and Your Credit: Everything You Need to Know about Identity Theft, Credit Cards, Credit Repair, and Credit Reports, published by Pearson/Prentice Hall in January.

John D. Hanify ’74, co-founder of Hanify & King, P.C., in Boston, was named chair of the Boston Bar Foundation 2005 John and Abigail Adams Benefit Ball.

Michael B. Isaacs ’74
was elected president of the East Greenwich (Rhode Island) Town Council in November.

Stephen K. Fogg ’75
is a partner in the business law department at Day, Berry & Howard LLP in Boston.

George P. Field ’78 is managing partner in the Boston office of Verrill Dana LLP and practices in the areas of business and intellectual property litigation, bankruptcy, family law, appellate practice, and mediation.

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Eric L. Stern ’8
1 was named leader in the real estate practice at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Kelvin H. Chin ’83 is the director of business development at Edwards & Angell LLP in Boston. He was formerly vice president of the American Arbitration Association.

Rear Admiral Robert F. Duncan ’83 was appointed by US Secretary of Homeland Security Ridge to serve as the federal coordinator of the Iraqi Overseas Voter Registration operation in Nashville, Tennessee.

Holly English ’83 is of counsel at Post, Polak, Goodsell, MacNeil & Strauchler, P.A., in Roseland, New Jersey, and practices in the areas of employment and general litigation.

Corinne P. Kevorkian ’83, senior vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary of F. Schumacher and Co. in New York, was featured in the “In-House Counsel” article in National Law Journal in February.

Daniel B. Winslow ’83 is a partner in the trial practice group at Duane Morris LLP in Boston. He was formerly chief legal counsel to Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney and served as a presiding justice and an appellate division justice in the Massachusetts Trial Court.

James B. Peloquin ’84 is managing partner of the Boston firm Conn, Kavanaugh, Rosenthal, Peisch & Ford LLP.

Linda B. Port ’88 has been promoted to partner at Boston’s Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky, and Popeo, P.C., where she practices in the public law section doing finance for not-for-profit institutions and government.

Rebecca S. Webber ’89
is a partner at Linnell, Choate & Webber LLP in Auburn, Maine. She is co-chair of the Maine State Bar Association (MSBA) Labor and Employment Section and past co-chair of the MSBA Women’s Law Section.

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Robert D. Fatovic ’90 was named executive vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary of Ryder System, Inc. in Miami, Florida.

Maryann Civitello ’91 has been made partner at the Boston office of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo, P.C., where she practices in the real estate section.

James J. Rooney ’91 is a partner at Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC in Buffalo, New York, and practices labor and employment law. He was previously at Morgan, Brown & Joy LLP in Boston.

B. Dane Dudley ’92 was elected a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. He is a partner in the West Hartford, Connecticut, office of Day, Berry & Howard LLP.

Gina M. Signorello ’92 and her husband, Chuck Katz ’93, announce the birth of their son, Mathew, in May 2004. She is senior counsel for Hewlett-Packard Company and he is intellectual property counsel for Thermo Electron Corporation. The family lives in Palo Alto, California.

Joseph J. Centeno ’93
is a partner in the labor relations and employment law practice group at Obermayer, Rebmann, Maxwell & Hippel LLP in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Scott Louis Weber ’93 is a partner in the Newark, New Jersey, office of Latham & Watkins LL in the litigation department.

Harold Berman ’94 was appointed executive director of the Jewish Federation of Greater Springfield. He and his wife, Gayle, and their two children live in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Thomas W. Aylesworth ’95 is partner of the Boston firm Nutter, McClennen & Fish LLP. He and his wife, Lynne, and their son live in Scituate, Massachusetts.

Howard E. Berkenblit ’95 is a partner in the corporate practice group at Sullivan & Worcester LLP in Boston.

Susan Soltesz Ellison ’95 and her husband, Scott, announce the birth of their first child, Maggie Bartlett Ellison, in October. She is an associate at Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, P.C., in Boston.

Keith C. Ryan ’95, as a senior special agent and national program manager in the National Security Investigations Division of the Department of Homeland Security US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, works in counterterrorism and supervises agents assigned to the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force in Maryland, Virginia, Washington, DC, Pennsylvania, and Hawaii. He is also a lieutenant and a judge advocate in the Coast Guard Reserve and is currently assigned to Naval Coastal Warfare Squadron 21 in Newport, Rhode Island.

Deirdre E. Sanders ’95 is a partner at Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C., in Concord, Massachusetts, and practices intellectual property law.

Ingrid C. Schroffner ’95 organized and moderated “Massachusetts Probate and Family Law: Responding to the Needs of the Asian American Community,” a program of the Boston Bar Association and the Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts in March.

Mathieu J. Shapiro ’95 is a partner at Obermayer, Rebmann, Maxwell & Hippel LLP in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and concentrates in business and commercial litigation.

Thomas R. Burton III ’96 is a partner in the Boston office of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo, P.C., where he represents emerging growth high technology and life sciences companies as well as established public companies.

Douglas J. Nash ’96 is a partner at the Syracuse, New York, office of Hiscock & Barclay LLP and practices in commercial litigation, intellectual property, and technology.

Christine R. Fitzgerald ’97 joined David M. Belcher ’97 and Michael J. Starr ’97 as a partner at Belcher, Kerwin & Starr LLP in Boston. She was previously with Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP in New York and Boston.

Douglas B. McLaughlin ’97 is a partner in the Boston office of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo, P.C., where he specializes in real estate.

Fernando M. Pinguelo ’97 is an associate with Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., in Somerville, New Jersey. In representing a disabled gay veteran, he helped secure a ruling in New Jersey Tax Court that allows the veteran and his domestic partner to receive full property tax exemption on their jointly owned home, a benefit previously provided only to disabled veterans and their spouses.

Daniel L. Rosenthal ’97 is a partner at Verrill & Dana LLP in Portland, Maine, and concentrates on commercial, constitutional, regulatory, and administrative litigation.

Geaneen M. Arends ’98 is an associate in the real estate practice at Clark Hill PLC in Detroit, Michigan.

Renee E. Hackett ’98 is a partner at Bowditch & Dewey in Worcester, Massachusetts, and concentrates in employment law.

Andrea Barnes ’99 is the editor of the Handbook of Women, Psychology, and the Law, published by Jossey-Bass in February.

Patrick O’Malley ’99 and his wife, Francesca, announce the birth of their first child, Lorenzo Francesco. He is a US attorney and English solicitor at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Milan, Italy, specializing in international capital markets and securities transactions. The family lives in Monza, Italy.

Scott W. Rostock ’99 is an associate in the business litigation practice group at Shutts & Bowen LLP in Miami, Florida. He and his wife, Jennifer, live in Miami Beach, Florida.

Timothy N. Schofield ’99 reopened Schofield & Associates in Boston following a sabbatical to run for state representative of the Eighteenth Suffolk (Massachusetts) District in March.

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James B. Eldridge ’00 was re-elected to a second term as state representative for the Thirty-seventh Middlesex (Massachusetts) District and serves on the joint committees on Community Development and Small Business, Election Laws, and Public Service in the House of Representatives.

Carol L. Kline ’00 is an associate in the leveraged finance group at Lehman Brothers in New York, New York. She was formerly with the New York City firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP.

John Connolly ’01 is running for Boston City Council. He has made improving Boston’s public schools a focus of his campaign. He also said, “I want this to be a livable, affordable city,” at a February fundraiser attended by many BC Law classmates.

Robert V. Donahoe ’01 is an associate at Lowrie, Lando & Anastasi LLP. He was previously at Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault LLP in Boston.

J. Robin Rohlicek ’01 is a partner in the patent group at Fish & Richardson, P.C., in Boston.

Dominic L. Blue ’02 is an associate at Edwards & Angell LLP in Boston and practices corporate law, private equity and venture capital, and fund formation. He was formerly with the Boston firm Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault LLP.

Matthew J. Fogelman ’02
is an associate at Sugarman, Rogers, Barshak & Cohen, P.C., in Boston, where he practices in the areas of business, employment, intellectual property litigation, and tort defense. He was formerly with Bingham McCutchell LLP in Boston.

Courtney E. Cox ’04 joined Jackson Walker LLP in Fort Worth, Texas, as an associate in the estate planning and probat section.

Mark D. Laidlaw ’04 is an associate in the Detroit, Michigan, office of Butzel Long and concentrates on business litigation.

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In Memoriam

Robert S. Fuchs ’38

Edmund V. Keville ’39

Joseph M. O’Connor ’39

Daniel I. Cronin ’40

William F. Finucane ’46

Harold D. Cunningham Jr. ’48

Edmond W. Cattan ’49

Frederick J. Hoar ’51

Frank J. Amabile ’52

Edward U. O’Donnell ’54

William H. Clancy ’56

Thomas E. Muldoon ’57

Joseph A. Jachimczyk ’58

Charles J. O’Connor ’58

Peter F. Brady Jr. ’59

Bernard J. Dwyer ’59

Philip A. Wharton ’59

Alfred E. Bollengier ’60

Desmond E. Sullivan ’61

Martin D. Boudreau ’67

James D. P. Farrell ’86

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Wilfred “Jack” L. Sanders Jr. ’62, appointed to the New Hampshire Supreme Court Committee on Judicial Conduct in January.

Nelson G. Ross ’64, Jeffrey M. White ’75, Steven C. Nadeau ’77, Kathleen M. McKenna ’78, John D. Donovan Jr. ’81, and James M. Wilton ’90, included in the Best Lawyers in America 2005–2006.

Frank C. Crowley ’73, recipient of the 2004 George L. Bousliman Professionalism Award for his work as volunteer and mentor with the State Bar of Montana’s Lawyers Helping Lawyers program.

Brian L. Taylor ’81, recipient of the 2004 Cornerstone Award from the Lawyers Alliance for New York in recognition of outstanding pro bono legal service to nonprofits in New York City.

James B. Peloquin ’84, Lisabeth Ryan Kundert ’86, and Deirdre E. Sanders ’95, named Massachusetts “Super Lawyers” by Law and Politics and Boston Magazine.

Leon Rodriguez ’87, included in the list of “Outstanding Healthcare Litigators 2004” published by Nightingale’s Healthcare News.

Andrew M. Apfelberg ’96, named a Southern California “Super Lawyer” by Law and Politics and Los Angeles Magazine.

James B. Eldridge ’00, awarded a 2005 Flemming Leadership Institute fellowship through the Center for Policy Alternatives in Washington, DC, and, with Kathleen A. Devlin ’02, honored by Greenberg Traurig LLP and the Florida Bar Association for advocacy work as an Equal Justice Works fellow.

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