Four area New England Law grads meet up skiing in Alps
Four New England Law graduates recently met up and enjoyed skiing together in Val d'Isiere in the French Alps - (from left):
Jessica Crocker ('87)
Paul Hayes ('90)
Steve Woodworth ('81) and
Laura (Miller) Mann ('87)
Stephanie Simmons Chesney '08 was recently named Of Counsel at Bonner, Kiernan, Trebach & Crociata, LLP, a East Coast defense firm headquartered in Washington D.C. Her practice is based in Massachusetts and Maine, and she represents insureds in medical malpractice claims, employment claims, construction claims, and general liability claims.
Tara N. Cho '09 was recently elected as a Partner in the Privacy and Data Security practice at Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton in Raleigh, NC. Her practice focuses on privacy and cybersecurity issues across industry sectors and technology platforms.
Curtis B. Dooling '06 was recently promoted to counsel at Pierce & Mandell, P.C., a boutique litigation firm located in Boston. Curt has been practicing law for ten years and has been with the firm for over five years. Curt is a skilled litigator who has tried three cases to verdict in the last year and a half.
Curt has a robust litigation practice that encompasses a wide range of matters, including complex commercial and business litigation, construction, personal injury, zoning and land use disputes, health care, and insurance defense and coverage issues.
Joe Griffin '97 has co-authored the pocket part for the 2017 edition of the Massachusetts Trial Handbook.
Caryn Mitchell-Munevar '98 was recognized by the Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association for "Excellence in Academia," on November 16, 2017.
Joe Griffin '97 was selected as a Superlawyer for 2017.
Jennifer A. Sunderland is now a partner in the Boston office of Melick & Porter LLP where she focuses her practice on defending employers in claims involving discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination.
Christopher Swartz '11 was promoted to Associate Counsel and Team Leader for the Federal Office of Government Ethics (OGE), International Assistance and Outreach Program in Washington, D.C. He has been with the OGE since 2011.
Jessica Quincosa '03 was selected as a Maryland Daily Record 2016 Leading Woman. (Leading Women identifies women who are 40 years old or younger for the tremendous accomplishments they have made so far in their career. They will be judged on professional experience, community involvement and a commitment to inspiring change.)
Ms. Quincosa is currently the president to the Maryland Hispanic Bar Association. She is a supervising attorney at Maryland Legal Aid.
Robert Foley in his new offices
In 1996, Robert Foley became a Special Agent for the FBI. He retired from the FBI after 20 years of service in 2016. His assignments spanned multiple FBI field offices in legal, investigative and leadership roles, culminating with his appointment as the Special Agent in Charge of the Detroit Field Office. He also held a human resources executive position in FBI Headquarters and was an attorney in the FBI’s Office of General Counsel. Mr. Foley served as a designated legal advisor for the FBI for 16 years addressing administrative, transactional, criminal, statutory and contracting issues as needed. Mr. Foley’s investigative background includes public corruption, white-collar crime, counterterrorism, violent gangs, undercover operations and wire taps. He served on the FBI’s SWAT Team, was an FBI Firearms Instructor and Police Instructor, and was a pilot in the FBI’s helicopter and fixed-wing surveillance programs.
Upon retiring from the FBI, Mr. Foley became a prosecutor for the State Attorney’s Office (SAO) in the 20th Judicial Circuit in Florida where he litigated criminal matters. In September, of 2017, Mr. Foley left the SAO to open Robert Foley Law, P.A.
Felicia Lebewohl Rosen '85 has opened her own law practice in New York City dedicated to special education law.
Ana P. Moretto, class of 2016, has joined the the law firm of Ward, Damon, Posner, Pheterson & Bleau, PL.
Deborah Miller Tate '81 was recognized in the 2018 Best Lawyers "Lawyer of the Year " Award for Family Law.
Brian W. Murray was recently elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives. He serves the 10th Worcester District which consists of the towns of Hopedale, Mendon, Medway (Precinct 1) and Milford. His prior public service includes 16 years as a member of the Milford Board of Selectmen and 12 years as a school committee member.
Jennifer (Toth) Hannon (New England Law Class of 2000), Shareholder at Godfrey Kahn, S.C. was one of 29 female members of Wisconsin's legal community to be named a 2017 recipient of the Wisconsin Law Journal's elite Women in the Law award. The Women in the Law award honors extraordinary women attorneys, judges and legal educators in Wisconsin.
Amar Khoday '04, of the University of Manitoba's Faculty of Law, was recently promoted to the rank of Associate Professor. In late 2016, the McGill Law Journal published his article, "Resisting Criminal Organizations: Reconceptualizing the “Political” in International Refugee Law" 60:3 McGill LJ 461 (2016).
Philip Mantis, '10, Appointed to Legal Director of Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project, a legal aid organization in Portland, ME.
Courtney M. Brenner, Esquire, '03, president/owner of Reruns Consignment Shop in Wyoming, Pennsylvania, recently won "The Times Leader" Readers' Choice Awards for Best Clothing Store & Best Clothing Boutique. Brenner also won Best Local Antique Shop & Best Gift Shop for The Loft @ Reruns, a vintage/retro resale shop adjacent to Reruns. Reruns and The Loft opened in July 2016 and a website was launched in May 2017, www.theloftatreruns.com. Brenner remains CEO of C. Brenner Enterprises, LLC, a real estate investment and property management company, and president/photographer at Sensational Snapshots, LLC.
CPT Donahue pictured with his wife Ashley Ludovicy-Donahue (Class of '09) at the airport upon his return home.
Captain Timmy Donahue, U.S. Army ('10) recently returned home in March from a one-year tour of duty in Afghanistan. He served as an Operational Law attorney with the NATO Special Operations Component Command-Afghanistan / Special Operations Joint Task Force-Afghanistan in support of Operation Freedom's Sentinel and NATO's Resolute Support Mission.