Alumni In The News
Richard M. Graf '84 has joined the national Corporate Practice of Katten Muchin Zavis Rosenman as a partner
John P. Winn '86 was recently appointed as judge to the Sacramento Superior Court by Governor Gray Davis
Bingham McCutchen has elected Donald J. Savery '93 as partner to the firm, effective January 1, 2003. Mr. Savery is a member of the litigation areas where he represents individuals and business entities involved in a wide variety of commercial cases, including contract disputes, employment litigation, and consumer class actions. Savery has experience in federal and state courts, as well as in a variety of alternative dispute resolution settings. Savery was a Cambridge Overseas Scholar at the University of Cambridge, where he received his LL.M. in 1998. He received his B.S. from Fitchburg State College.
Richard M. Graf '84 has joined the national Corporate Practice of Katten Muchin Zavis Rosenman as a partner. Mr. Graf is the seventh Corporate Partner to join KMZ Rosenman in Washington, DC, during the past 12 months. "Our client's needs are increasing in the Corporate area, and our growth is keeping pace," said David Schwinger, Managing Partner of the Firm's Washington, D.C., office. "Rick's business insights and experience will serve our clients well, here in Washington and nationally." Most recently a partner with Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo in Washington, Mr. Graf has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and a broad range of corporate transactions. Prior to that experience, Mr. Graf served as the co-founder, Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel for SSE Capital, L.L.C., a hedge fund manager which conducts computerized day-trading in stocks. He was also a partner in the corporate and real estate practice groups of Arnold & Porter. Admitted to practice in New York and the District of Columbia, Mr. Graf received his B.A. and M.A. degrees from the University of Chicago. He earned his J.D. cum laude from Boston College Law School, where he served as both Articles Editor and contributor for the Boston College Law Review.
John P. Winn '86 was recently appointed as judge to the Sacramento Superior Court by Governor Gray Davis. Winn had been chief counsel for the Board of Prison Terms since 2000, where he managed the board's legal unit and provided legal support to the chairperson and the agency's staff members on hearings dealing with parole, parole revocation, mentally disordered offenders and sexually violent predators. As liaison to the Governor's Office he provided advice to the attorney general in litigation involving the Board of Prison Terms. From 1993 to 2000, Winn worked as a senior staff counsel in the state Department of Corrections. He worked as a deputy district attorney in Sacramento County from 1988 to 1990 and in Yolo County from 1990 to 1993. He was in private practice from 1986 to 1990. He earned a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Massachusetts and a law degree from Boston College of Law. Winn replaces Judge Morrison England who resigned to take a federal appointment. Winn lives in Folsom with his wife, Vicki, and their sons, Christopher, 10, and Kevin, 8.