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BC Law Generations: John J.. Curtin Jr. '57 is flanked by sons Kevin J. Curtin '88(left) and Joseph P. Curtin '90. Photograph by Charles Gauthier.

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In Memoriam

William J. Reynolds ’51 is the recipient of a 2004 WSA Hockey National Award for his work as a referee.

James T. Grady ’59 was appointed by Governor Mitt Romney to a five-year term on the Board of Trustees of Bristol Community College in Fall River/New Bedford, Massachusetts.


Hon. James J. Brown ’71 presented a seminar, “Piercing the Corporate Veil,” at the California Association of Judgment Professionals Annual Conference aboard the Royal Caribbean Cruise ship, Monarch of the Seas, sailing from Los Angeles, California, to Ensenada, Mexico, in September. He is a US administrative law judge in Raleigh, North Carolina.

David T. Flanagan ’73 was appointed by Senator Susan Collins, chair of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, as general counsel for the committee’s investigation into federal, state, and local government response to Hurricane Katrina. He is the former president and CEO of Central Maine Power Company in Augusta, Maine.

Paul F. McDonough Jr. ’73 was elected to the USS Constitution Museum Board of Trustees. He is a partner at Goulston & Storrs in Boston.

Philip D. O’Neill Jr. ’77, a partner at Edwards & Angell LLP in Boston, was elected a fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

Marjorie Suisman ’77 was named co-chair of the Boston Bar Association Elder Law and Disability Planning Committee. She practices in the trust and estates group at Davis, Malm & D’Agostine, P.C., in Boston. Ralph J. Cinquegrana ’78 was named president-elect of the Boston Bar Association in September.

Hon. Joyce A. Wheeler ’78 was sworn is as justice of the Maine Superior Court in June. She is the author of “Witness for the Client: A Judge’s Role in Increasing Awareness in the Defendant,” published in the summer 2005 issue of the Maine Law Review.

Michael L. Henry ’79 is counsel in the business law group at Verrill Dana LLP in Boston.

Frederic Lee Klein ’79 joined the Hartford, Connecticut, office of Pullman & Comley LLC as chair of the energy section of the firm’s business enterprises department.


Phillip L. Weiner ’80 was promoted to deputy counsel on the case of Slobodan Milosevic in the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in The Hague, Netherlands.

Juliane Balliro ’81 is a partner in the business litigation practice group at Wolf, Block, Schorr & Solis-Cohen LLP in Boston.

John A. Tarantino ’81 was elected president of the Rhode Island Bar Foundation. He is a partner in the litigation group and president of Adler Pollock & Sheehan, P.C., in Providence, Rhode Island.

Jeffrey A. Newman ’82 is a partner in the litigation and media and intellectual property practice groups at Boston-based Prince, Lobel, Glovsky & Tye LLP. He was previously with Greenberg Traurig LLP in Boston.

David A. Grossbaum ’85 is a partner in the Providence, Rhode Island, and Boston offices of Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP and concentrates his practice in professional liability defense, insurance coverage, and fidelity.

Frederic G. Hammond ’86 was named senior vice president, general counsel, and secretary of Aspen Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

David R. AvRutick ’87, president of the American College of the Building Arts in Charleston, South Carolina, welcomed the inaugural class of students in August.

Xiomara Corral ’87 is vice president and associate counsel at LPL Financial Services in Boston. She was previously a director of communications at
Fidelity Investments.

Eleanor William Dahar ’87 was elected vice president of the New Hampshire Bar Association. She is an attorney at Victor W. Dahar, P.A., in Manchester, New Hampshire, and practices with her father, Victor W. Dahar ’58, and her brothers, S. William Dahar II ’92 and Victor W. Dahar Jr.

Scott J. Jordan ’87 is an assistant general counsel with the Office of General Counsel at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Washington, DC. Formerly, he was a senior attorney at the US Department of Justice Environmental Defense Section.

Joseph A. DiBrigida ’88 is president and managing partner of Sheehan, Phinney, Bass & Green, P.A., in Manchester, New Hampshire.

Carlos J. Deupi ’88 is special counsel in the corporate and finance group at the Miami, Florida, office of Hogan & Hartson LLP.

Warren E. Agin ’89 has published the third edition of Bankruptcy and Secured Lending in Bankruptcy. He is a founding member of Swiggert & Agin LLC in Boston.


Maureen Mulligan ’90 was named co-chair of the Professional Liability Committee of the Boston Bar Association Litigation Section. She is a partner at Ruberto, Israel & Weiner, P.C., in Boston.

Ileta A. Sumner ’90 was elected a fellow of the American Bar Association. She is general counsel for Family Violence Prevention Services, d/b/a the Battered Women’s Shelter of San Antonio (Texas).

Douglas B. Rosner ’91 was named co-chair of the Public Policy Committee of the Boston Bar Association Bankruptcy Law Section. He is a partner in the Boston office of Goulston & Storrs.

Kathie Beirne Guckenberger ’92 has moved to the Denver, Colorado, area, where her husband, Ken, practices municipal finance at Kutak Rock LLP. She is not currently practicing but is busy with their two children.

Andrea R. Tebbets ’92 is a reviewer in the US Department of Justice Appellate Section in Washington, DC.

John N. Affuso ’93 is senior legal counsel/real estate with the Massachusetts Port Authority. His practice consists of commercial real estate development, leasing, and related aviation and maritime matters. Previously, he served as counsel to the Economic Development and Industrial
Corporation of Boston.

Mark T. Benedict ’93 is certified in business bankruptcy law by the American Board of Certification. He is member of the insolvency practice group in the Kansas City, Missouri, office of Husch & Eppenberger LLC.

Stephen D. Browning ’93 received a President’s Award for Outstanding Committee Chairs for his work as chair of the Columbus Bar Association Real Property Section. He is a partner in the commercial and real estate practice group of Vorys, Sater, Seymour & Pease LLP in Columbus, Ohio.

Kathleen M. Quinn ’93 is inhouse counsel at Boston-based Liberty Mutual Group and specializes in insurance coverage analysis for the company’s insurance lines and markets.

Scott Louis Weber ’93 is senior counsel to the secretary of the US Department of Homeland Security. He was previously a partner in the Newark, New Jersey, office of Latham & Watkins LLP.

Laura Caltenco ’94 was appointed to the Latino-American Advisory Commission by Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney in July.

Jonathan W. Hugg ’94 was elected to the partnership effective January 2006 at Obermayer, Rebmann, Maxwell & Hippel LLP in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Kenneth D. Small ’94 is a partner in the Boston office of Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP and practices in the areas of commercial and professional liability

Ingrid C. Schroffner ’95 is the author of a Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly article entitled “Addressing the Cross-Cultural Needs of Probate and Family Court Litigants.” She was interviewed by the Massachusetts Association of Women Lawyers as their guest on Legal Line, a Boston Neighborhood Network Television program, in June.

Christopher M. Cerrito ’96 is a partner and member of the corporate department in the Stamford, Connecticut, office of Edwards & Angell LLP.

Katherine Tammelleo D’Arezzo ’96 and her husband, Arthur, announce the birth of their first child, Logan David, in June. She is the senior staff attorney for the Rhode Island Ethics Commission in Providence.

Diana M. Collazo ’97 has rejoined the Boston office of Fish & Richardson, P.C., as of counsel in the firm’s patent prosecution and strategic counseling group. Her practice focuses on biotechnology, chemistry, and medical sciences.

Geaneen M. Arends ’98 joined Leadership Detroit, a community leadership program of the Detroit (Michigan) Regional Chamber.

Christopher A. Jarvinen ’99 is an associate in the bankruptcy and corporate reorganization practice group at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP in New York, New York. He was a featured speaker at a seminar in June, hosted by the firm in association with the Brazilian American
Chamber of Commerce, on Brazil’s new bankruptcy law; has written several articles on the new law; and is founder of the New York chapter of the Instituto Brasileiro de Gestão e Turnaround. He was formerly an associate at Kronish, Lieb, Weiner & Hellman LLP in New York.


Matthew M. Graber ’01 is an associate in the corporate department at Boston-based Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP. He was previously an associate at Sullivan & Worcester in Boston. Rosemary E. Libera ’01 married Justin A. McCormack in the Trinity Chapel at Boston College Law School in June. The reception was held at the Boston College Club and the couple honeymooned in Maui and Kauai, Hawaii.

Michael J. Hickey Jr. ’02 is an associate in the real estate group at Boston-based Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP. He was previously an associate at Brown Rudnick in Boston.

Georgia J. Asimakopoulos ’03 was named co-chair of the Litigation Membership Committee of the Boston Bar Association Litigation Section. She
is a member of the litigation and bankruptcy groups at Looney & Grossman LLP in Boston.


Harold Damelin ’72, nominated by President Bush and confirmed by the US Senate as Inspector General of the US Department of the Treasury in March.

Jeffrey M. White ’75, included in the 2005 edition of Chambers USA: A Guide to America’s Leading Business Lawyers.

Marion K. Littman ’76, named a New Jersey “Super Lawyer” by Law and Politics and New Jersey Monthly.

David W. Bianchi ’79, listed among the top 2 percent of civil trial lawyers in Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite 2005.

Lauren Stiller Rikleen ’79, appointed to the American Bar Association Commission on Women in the Profession.

Joseph H. Baldiga ’87, named a Massachusetts “Super Lawyer” by Law and Politics and Boston Magazine and selected for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America 2006.

Theodore Naccarella ’87, named a Pennsylvania “Super Lawyer” by Law and Politics and Philadelphia Magazine.

Brigida Benitez ’93, named “Woman of the Year” by Hispanic Business magazine.

Renee Gargulinski Hackett ’98, selected as one of “Forty under Forty” award winners in the Worcester, Massachusetts, business community by
Worcester Business Journal and, with Brian K. French ’93, named a Massachusetts “Rising Star” by Law and Politics and Boston Magazine.

Hon. Mark D. Poindexter ’94, appointed deputy chief administrative law judge for the District of Columbia Office of Administrative Hearings in August.

In Memoriam

Russell E. Brennan ’34

James G. Woods ’38

Arthur L. Glynn ’39

Harry Grossman ’39

Thomas F. Meagher Jr. ’48

E. Leo Murphy ’49

Alfred L. Morin ’50

Timothy J. Davern ’53

William P. Doyle ’57

Robert A. Keezer ’58

Robert E. Neville ’58

Frank T. Barber III ’69

J. Christopher McGuirk ’69

Herbert Ludwig ’72

David E. Lieberman ’74

Richard Packenham ’78

Theresa Alventosa ’84

Kevin Michael Molloy ’90