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Safeguarding Cyberspace Hemanshu Nigam (’90) Hurricane Katrina Cleanup BU Law Students Offer Legal Aid Godfrey (’79) Establishes Robert B. Kent (’49) Chair
Chicago’s Bright Lights Shine on BU Law Alumni
Deborah & Nigel Telman (’93)
Dear Alumni and Friends,
s you read through this new edition of The Record you may notice some changes have taken place. We’ve redesigned the look and feel of the magazine to make it consistent with our other publications. We’ve received very positive feedback on our new Web site, catalogue and brochures and hope you like the new format of the magazine. In this issue, we invite you to explore the steadily expanding BU Law community. A global marketplace has created strong interest in international law among students. With the addition of our new exchange program at the National University of Singapore, we now have 12 study abroad options. This summer, 24 of our students either worked abroad or worked on international issues in the United States. We also have a growing worldwide network of BU Law alumni as well as faculty members with international law expertise. In the following pages, we profile just some of our alumni and faculty members working internationally or with expertise in transnational practice. We also profile John Riccardi (’91), our assistant dean for Graduate and International Programs, who oversees our American Law program for foreign lawyers and our study abroad programs. Our cover story features Deborah Hardy Telman (’93) and Nigel Telman (’93), a couple who met at BU Law and built successful careers in Chicago. Deborah is an assistant corporate secretary and counsel for The Boeing Company, which employs 150,000 people across the U.S. and in 70 countries. Nigel is a partner at Sidley Austin LLP, one of the world’s largest law firms with 16 offices on four continents. Both are active in the Chicago community. BU Law is clearly recognized as a top tier school in legal circles, both nationally and internationally. This year the School moved up in the US News & World Report survey
to #20 out of 184 accredited law schools and placed in the top ten in health, tax and intellectual property law. Our reputation is attributable to a highly talented student body, accomplished alumni and a faculty that continues to receive accolades for teaching and scholarship. As you may know, over the years, we have substantially dropped our class size—from a high of 450 to 269 last fall and an average of 275 going forward. While that means the University has given up a significant amount of tuition income, our students benefit from a richer educational experience with more opportunity for interaction and attention from the faculty. The decrease in class size has also meant an increase in our entering students’ qualifications. The fall 2006 entering class had a median GPA of 3.68 and median LSAT score of 165 (93rd percentile). As we go to print, this year’s entering class looks very similar. Please keep BU Law students in mind when you’re interviewing for positions at your firms, agencies or corporations and share the good news about the high quality of BU Law with your colleagues in the legal profession. Your support for BU Law is critical to building and maintaining our national reputation. Many of the extraordinary faculty that you remember are still teaching with us. At the same time, we recognize the need to invigorate the faculty with new members who share our commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship. We are very pleased to announce the addition of four new faculty members who will join us in the fall: Professor James E. Fleming of Fordham University, Professor Linda C. McClain of Hofstra University; Associate Professor Kevin Outterson of West Virginia University College of Law; and Clinical Associate Professor Sean J. Kealy, former assistant to Massachusetts Senator Cynthia Creem (’66). We invite you to learn more about them later in this issue. We welcome your feedback and suggestions for stories to include in future editions of The Record and in the BU Law Alumni e-newsletter. You may contact us directly by phone at 617.353.3118 or by e-mail at email@example.com. Please also check our Web site at www.bu.edu/law for the latest information on events, the School and alumni gatherings. Thank you for your continued support; we look forward to hearing from you. Sincerely,
Maureen A. O’Rourke, Dean
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The Telmans: Chicagoâ€™s Rising Stars Golden Circle Fund: A Successful Beginning Godfrey Establishes Kent Chair
After the Cleanup: BU Law Students Offer Legal Counsel
MySpace.com: Protecting the Cyber Social World
Assistant Dean Brings International Flair to Law School
At Home in Two Cultures
Alumnus Sets Sights on Japan
Q&A with President Bob Brown
Recent Faculty Books
Silver Shingle Awards
’93’s Deb and Nigel Telman Are Chicago’s Rising Stars He’s the reserved one. She’s the talker. Together, they’re the complementary dynamic duo who made their mark on Boston University School of Law as dedicated officers in the Black Law Students’ Association (BLSA) in the early 1990’s. Since graduating in 1993, Deborah and Nigel Telman have continued to shine in the legal profession, earning a reputation as individuals committed to excellence, integrity and the advancement of women and minorities in the legal profession. Deborah Telman practices corporate law inhouse as counsel at The Boeing Company in Chicago, handling domestic and international legal issues related to the aerospace giant’s mergers and acquisitions. Her superiors love her for her ability to inspire genuine team spirit and solicit top-notch work from the attorneys she leads. Nigel serves as a partner at the venerable Sidley Austin international law firm. His practice involves, among other things, defending and counseling clients in employment-related disputes. His colleagues and clients are continually impressed by his strong litigation skills as well as his practical, business-oriented advice. At night, on weekends and during countless Blackberry and e-mail moments in between, the two hold down an even more important job: raising their eight-year-old twin sons Nigel II and Nicholas. No one who knew Deborah and Nigel while at Boston University is surprised by their success. “They exuded the kind of steady confidence that made me sure I’d see their names in lights someday,” says Fran Miller, (’65) a favorite former professor.
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As two of only a handful of black students at the school in the early 1990’s, they met at a law school party during their first year and soon discovered they had lived parallel lives. They grew up only one town away from each other on Long Island—Deborah in Uniondale, and Nigel in Hempstead. They later discovered that Deborah attended her high school prom with Nigel’s best friend, and at Penn, she pledged Alpha Kappa Alpha—the sister sorority to Nigel’s Alpha Phi Alpha at Cornell. Before coming to law school, they both worked on Wall Street as analysts, Deborah for Morgan Stanley and Nigel for J.P. Morgan. The two also benefited from supportive upbringings in which race was never seen as an obstacle. As a child, Nigel lived first in London, and then in his parents’ native Guyana, where it was routine for people of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds to hold positions of leadership and power. “As a result of that exposure, I placed a high value on diversity and understood that I could accomplish anything in life with hard work,” Nigel says. As for Deborah, having a family that stressed “the value of hard work, God, education and pride in being African American,” she felt free to run with her natural gifts.
“Their personalities,” says Donald Prophete (’92), “simply will not let them deviate from doing what is right.” It wasn’t until their second year in law school, however, that the two paired up—at first only as moot court partners for the Frederick Douglass competition that fall. A dynamic team, they won Best Respondent’s Brief and Best Overall Brief nationally. Nigel took best
oralist nationally, and Deborah did the same for the Northeast region. By the holidays, they were meeting over break on Long Island, talking about more than the finer points of the law. “Deborah was very smart,” says Nigel. “She had leadership skills I admired. She was fun. We could talk for hours.” Echoes Deborah: “Nigel was intelligent and thoughtful before he spoke. I loved that rigor. He was also charming and funny.” By their third year, they were revitalizing BLSA at the School, Deb serving as president, and Nigel serving as vice president. Deborah helped improve relationships between black students and alumni by resurrecting the annual BLSA dinner, inviting back black alumni to reconnect with the School. The pair also convinced the School to make the Frederick Douglass Competition an officially sanctioned Moot Court Team. Nigel sat on BU Law’s admissions committee, which gave him the opportunity to advise the admissions director on the significant value increased
diversity would have on the overall law school experience. Along the way, the pair became known as “Mr. and Mrs. BU.” To make it official, in their third year, Nigel proposed to Deborah in front of a table full of fellow BU Law students they were coaching as the School’s official team at that year’s Frederick Douglass Moot Court competition. A year-and-a-half later, they married. After graduating, the couple headed for Chicago, Nigel to Freeborn & Peters LLP, and Deborah at first to Hopkins & Sutter. Nigel gained experience in securities litigation and then employment litigation, and made partner in 2000. Deborah found her niche after moving to Winston & Strawn LLP in 1996, where she represented high-profile clients on mergers and acquisitions and other business transactions. She made partner in 2001. In 2002, both Telmans held hands and jumped, Nigel to Sidley Austin, and Deborah to Boeing. “I decided to go
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Redesigning BU Law Online in-house because it was an opportunity to work for a dynamic, interesting multinational with lots of complex issues,” Deborah says. Nigel’s practice at Sidley allows him not only to protect the firm’s Fortune 500 clients against claims of sexual harassment and race discrimination, but also to help clients institute proactive policies and procedures that can reduce the risk of litigation. “Nigel and Deb are well known for their integrity,” says Donald Prophete (’92), a friend since their BU days, managing partner of Ogletree Deakins’ Kansas City office and former in-house counsel for Sprint, where he hired Nigel to handle several high-profile law suits. “Their personalities,” he says admiringly, “simply will not let them deviate from doing what is right.” The couple sees their respective jobs as platforms not only for doing what is in the best interests of their clients, but also for making an impact on increasing diversity in the legal profession, a theme that has continued in their lives and work since BU. Nigel currently sits on the board of the Chicago Committee on Minorities in Large Law Firms, an organization which Deborah chaired a few years ago when she was with Winston & Strawn. Nigel mentors young lawyers of color both in and outside of his firm. For Deborah, diversity is a value that runs throughout her international legal work. “At Boeing, I ensure that we don’t overlook the cultural norms while working internationally. We always pay attention to cultural sensitivities, so that we’re considered a good company to have in any country,” Deb also adds. “As an in-house lawyer, I emphasize the need to bring women and minorities to Boeing’s deals. When we start a new project, my outside
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counsel finds me a diverse team and makes sure those attorneys of color have a meaningful role in the transaction.” Outside of work, Nigel was appointed by Chicago Mayor Richard Daley to serve on the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning’s Executive Committee, which gives him a hand in land and transportation planning for the greater Chicago region. “The mayor chose Nigel because of his reputation for creative thinking and his
“At Boeing, we always pay attention to cultural sensitivities, so that we’re considered a good company to have in any country.” desire to contribute to his community,” says Rita Athas, the mayor’s deputy chief of staff for external affairs. Deborah was recently named one of Chicago’s “40 Under 40” by a local publication, which identifies young leaders making a difference in Chicago business. The Telman household is understandably a busy one. Pillow talk sometimes revolves around Deborah’s “insider perspective” on how Nigel can better serve his clients’ needs, or Nigel’s suggestions on which new young lawyer Boeing should consider hiring. The two are also hands-on parents, with Nigel occasionally spending lunch breaks with his boys at their nearby school, and Deborah joining them for cello lessons. Deborah’s good friend Adrienne Pitts (’95), who is also one of Nigel’s partners at Sidley, says fondly of the Telmans, “They’re a power couple who will no doubt have increasingly visible roles. For Deb and Nigel, the sky’s the limit.”
Featuring a more “peoplefocused” design and incorporating elements of the new branding campaign, BU Law recently launched its redesigned Web site. Viewers familiar with the former site will notice the color theme has changed from purple to University red and white, which mirrors the School’s publications in design and tone. Additionally, pages now feature an audience-specific navigational structure, which gives alumni, faculty, current and prospective students access to sections of the Web site designed for them. Utilizing photographs, quotes and feature stories, the design has taken on a more personal approach, including “Take Note” features, updated weekly on the law school’s home pages, which highlight the newsworthy accomplishments of the School, faculty and alumni. Features include alumni achievements such as promotions and publications, student victories and accomplishments (for example, our Moot Court team’s winning the Sutherland Cup) and noteworthy school news. Technological advances on the site include a “multimedia” section, which features audio and video footage from past events; Flash elements, such as the study abroad page’s interactive map; and a “content management system” which feeds the School’s daily news and events to the site’s calendars. The site’s most recent addition is a fiveminute video featuring current students on the “Admitted Students” page. In the video, students describe why they chose BU Law, highlighting the strength of the School’s faculty, curriculum, community and the Boston environment. We invite you to explore your section of the new Web site at www.bu.edu/law/alumni/.
Golden Circle Fund
Jack Middleton ’56, Bill Tyler ’51
Continuing their support of BU Law 50 plus years after graduating, the members of the Golden Circle have remained an enthusiastic part of the law school community. These alumni are celebrating their half-century anniversaries by gathering for an event established two years ago: the annual Golden Circle Reunion Dinner. Last year, the Golden Circle Fund was proposed by alumnus Bill Tyler (’51), who coordinated the 55th anniversary dinner for his class. The Fund’s
FLASHBACK:1875 Arriving in Boston in 1875 via steamer, Takeo Kikuchi was the first Japanese graduate of Boston University School of Law. Returning to his native Japan five years later, Kikuchi went on to have a distinguished career at the Ministry of Justice in Tokyo, and was one of the 18 founders of Chuo University where he served as its first president. His ties to Boston University School of Law remained steadfast throughout his life.
initial appeal proved to be most gratifying, with generous classmates together contributing over $100,000 in gifts and pledges. The purpose of the Golden Circle Fund is to create a permanent law school endowment from which the Dean may make annual discretionary distributions for scholarship support and faculty enrichment. It is intended that the Fund will be augmented each year by gifts from each class as it reaches its 50 year mark. To qualify as a Golden Circle Funder, an alumnus will commit to an aggregate gift of $100 for each year since law school graduation. Because the Golden Circle is limited to alumni who graduated at least 50 years ago, the suggested contribution is $5,000. There is also a special class of “Superfunders” for gifts of $10,000 and above. According to Tyler, joining this special company of supporters is a way to recognize and reward BU Law’s distinguished leadership and academic excellence. “Those of us who have enjoyed long and satisfying careers in law or business have reason to be grateful to the School for the education we received,” said Tyler.
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our energy on strengthening the quality and impact of our most important programs, increasing the resources for our faculty and fostering new, innovative teaching and research programs across our schools and colleges. Our goal for the law school, specifically, is to be regularly ranked in the
with President Bob Brown
top 20 law schools in the country. Q: What challenges do you see ahead? The biggest challenges facing Boston University are all related to attracting the best students and faculty to the University. There are many things we have to do to focus on these goals. For our undergraduate students our challenges hinge on keeping Boston University accessible to the very best students, regardless of economic background, and on creating a vibrant campus community. For the law school our biggest challenge revolves around renewing and expanding the facilities for the School in keeping with the stature of the law school today and in the future. Q: Youâ€™ve talked about uniting the schools of the University. How do you see this
Dr. Robert A. Brown, distinguished teacher, researcher, administrator and educational innovator, became the 10th president of Boston University on September 1, 2005. Dr. Brown was the provost of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering. The Record asked Dr. Brown about his experience at BU so far as well as his thoughts on the University and the School of Law.
Q: What is your assessment of the University and law school as you approach two full years in office?
Although the quality and reputation of our individual disciplines and faculties are
Boston University is one of the most
the foundation of the excellence of the
important private research universities
University, we have enormous potential for
in America. It has a great mission of
new, innovative collaborations. The Faculty
undergraduate, graduate and professional
and Administration Task Force on Strategic
education. Furthermore, both students
Planning identified collaboration across our
and faculty maintain a tradition of serious
schools and colleges as one of the most
knowledge creation and thoughtful
important assets of the University. The
engagement with the community and the
majority of todayâ€™s societal challenges require
world. The law school is one of the jewels
these interdisciplinary collaborations; Boston
of the University with a marvelous faculty, a
University is very well positioned to have
great tradition of excellence in education and
significant impact, through both education
an intelligent student body.
and research. I hope all our schools and colleges will look for these opportunities
Q: What goals do you have for both the University and the law school? My goal is to help make Boston University, as a whole, a truly great university by focusing
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wherever they arise.
M A S S A C H U S E T T S L AW Y E R S W E E K LY
Massachusetts Weekly H O N O R S B U LLawyers AW ALUM NI Q: What kind of international vision do you have for the University in our increasingly globalized world? Like all of our economy, higher education today is a global business. Although Boston
Chosen by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly as Lawyers of the Year for 2006, the following BU Law alumni were honored for their integrity, professionalism and drive while representing “what lawyering is all about.” We congratulate the following award recipients:
University has long been a major international institution, we must aggressively work to maintain this position of leadership. We must continue to prepare our students to live and work in the global economy, through both our
Daniel Manning (’73), litigation director of Greater Boston Legal Services, tackled the MBTA’s outdated system, which often prevented passengers with disabilities from using public transportation. By 2006, a $310 million settlement was reached and will be used to upgrade the MBTA’s system.
programs in Boston and through opportunities to intern and study abroad. We also must expand the University’s global presence to better serve our students and to educate new partners from other regions of the world. Q: As in any university, there is always the challenge of creating a sense of community
Samuel Perkins (’76), partner at Brody, Hardoon, Perkins & Keston, succeeded in convincing Wal-Mart to stock the emergency contraception pill in stores nation-wide. David A. Bunis (’87), partner at Dwyer & Collora LLP, practices complex commercial litigation. Throughout 2006, Bunis successfully secured rulings in two separate cases that could alter the business law landscape considerably.
amongst graduate school alumni. As part of an effort to unite these alumni, you’ve been
Ellyn Lazar-Moore (’93), who works in the Worcester County
meeting with them in various parts of the
District Attorney’s Office, argued a number of cases before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, including a motor-vehicle homicide appeal in which the defendant argued that the victim’s choice to be removed from a life-saving machine—not the car’s collision—was the cause of death. Lazar-Moore successfully convinced the court otherwise.
country to gain feedback. What have you heard? Much of our effort over the last two years has gone into improving the University’s communication with students on campus and with our almost 260,000 alumni. There is no magic bullet for accomplishing this goal, as the experiences of alumni at the University vary dramatically depending on when and how they attended BU. We constantly communicate to our alumni that Boston University remains one of the best private urban universities in America.
Wendell Taylor (’95) earned the “Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly Diversity Heroes” award, given to those diverse in race, ethnicity and sexual orientation, who are heroic in their efforts to overcome discrimination while advancing in their profession. Taylor, a corporate lawyer at WilmerHale, grew up in 1970’s Boston, when busing was used to achieve racial integration. Today, he gives back to the same community by annually recruiting attorneys of color, mentoring high school summer interns and serving as cochairman of WilmerHale’s Committee on Diversity.
sense is that our alumni are coming back, and
In addition, two BU Law alumni were named “In-House Leaders in the Law.” Honorees demonstrate innovative and practical business and legal skills, either as general counsels or as staff attorneys.
we have some positive signs. For example, this
Susan Alexander (’81), general counsel and corporate secretary at
winter we sent out a survey aimed at producing approximately 25,000 responses, similar to
Biogen Idec, also serves on BU Law’s Alumni Executive Committee, The Boston University School of Management Advisory Panel, and other organizations.
what we received in the last survey in 1999.
Edward Goddard (’90), national director of labor relations at
We closed off the survey in April with over
Kindred Healthcare, works for the nation’s second largest nursing home operator with 53,000 employees in 40 states. Goddard handles labor disputes, collective bargaining negotiations and employee training activities.
We ask them to reconnect, either to the University or to their school or college. My
a new alumni directory. We expected
95,000 responses! This is a very good sign of alumni interest in the University, and we expect it to only grow in the future.
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At the core of any law school is its faculty. BU Law professors are nationally acclaimed for their teaching skills as well as their scholarship and are frequently consulted for advice by both the public and private sectors. We are proud to welcome the following four members to our faculty: James E. Fleming, Linda C. McClain, Kevin Outterson and Sean J. Kealy.
James E. Fleming
Before joining BU Law’s faculty in Fall 2007, James E. Fleming was the Leonard F. Manning Distinguished Professor of Law at Fordham University School of Law. He writes on constitutional law and constitutional theory and teaches courses in Constitutional Law, Constitutional Theory, Torts and Remedies. He is the author of Securing Constitutional Democracy: The Case of Autonomy (University of Chicago Press, 2006), co-author of Constitutional Interpretation: The Basic Questions (Oxford University Press, 2007) (with Sotirios A. Barber of University of Notre Dame), and co-author of American Constitutional Interpretation (3d ed., Foundation Press, 2003) (with Walter F. Murphy and Stephen Macedo of Princeton University and Sotirios A. Barber). He is working on a new book, Rights and Irresponsibility (with Linda C. McClain), and completing the fourth edition of his co-authored casebook on constitutional law. He also has published numerous articles in law reviews and books, and he served for a number of years as the faculty moderator of Fordham Law Review.
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Professor Fleming received his J.D. magna cum laude from Harvard Law School and a Ph.D. in Politics from Princeton University. During the 1999-2000 year, he was a Faculty Fellow in Ethics at the Harvard University Center for Ethics and the Professions. He has organized or co-organized many conferences in constitutional theory, including Fidelity in Constitutional Theory, The Constitution and the Good Society, Rawls and the Law and A New Constitutional Order? as well as Theories of Constitutional Self-Government, Integrity in the Law and Theories of Taking the Constitution Seriously Outside the Courts, all published in Fordham Law Review. He also co-edited (with Linda C. McClain) a symposium on Legal and Constitutional Implications of the Calls to Revive Civil Society, published in Chicago-Kent Law Review. In May 2007, Fordham Law Review published a symposium on Minimalism versus Perfectionism in Constitutional Theory, focusing on Professor Fleming’s book, Securing Constitutional Democracy, along with Cass R. Sunstein’s book, Radicals in Robes.
Linda C. McClain
Before joining BU Law, Linda C. McClain was the Rivkin Radler Distinguished Professor of Law at Hofstra Law School, where she was also co-director of the Institute for the Study of Gender, Law, and Policy. Prior to entering academia, she practiced litigation at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP. A former faculty fellow at the Harvard University Center for Ethics and the Professions, she has been a visiting professor at Harvard Law School, the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Virginia. Professor McClain is on the executive committee of the Association of American Law Schools Section on Family Law and is a member of the Council on Contemporary Families. She is also on the advisory board of the Georgetown Journal of Gender and Law and the Feminist Sexual Ethics Project.
Known for her work in family law and feminist legal theory, Professor McClain’s recent book, The Place of Families: Fostering Capacity, Equality, and Responsibility (Harvard University Press, 2006), offers a liberal and feminist perspective on the relationship between family life and the polity and explores a number of contested issues including governmental promotion of marriage, same-sex marriage, welfare policy and constitutional rights to reproductive freedom. Professor McClain received her J.D. cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center and her LL.M. from New York University School of Law.
Prior to joining the faculty of BU Law, Kevin Outterson was associate professor at West Virginia University College of Law. His previous experience includes being an income partner in the Tax and International groups at McDermott Will & Emery and a capital partner in the Health Law Group at Baker Donelson. He is a graduate of the University of Cambridge (LL.M.) and Northwestern University (B.S. and J.D.). Professor Outterson teaches courses in health care, business law and globalization. His research work focuses on two areas: global pharmaceutical markets and health disparities. His research papers can be found at www.ssrn.com.
Sean J. Kealy Clinical Associate Professor, Sean J. Kealy graduated from Temple Law School in 1994. He was an assistant attorney general of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts from 1995-1999 where he worked on victim compensation claims and prosecuted insurance fraud. From 1999-2007 he worked as legal advisor to State Senator Cynthia Stone Creem (‘66) (D-Newton) and counsel to the General Court’s Joint Committee on Criminal Justice and the Joint Committee on Revenue. While working for the Legislature, Professor Kealy had the opportunity to work on many notable issues such as: the revised sex offender registry, the creation of “buffer zones” around reproductive health clinics, drunk driving legislation, modernizing corporate tax laws, creating new tax credits to encourage economic development, legalizing and encouraging stem cell research and ensuring equal marriage rights.
In 2005, Professor Outterson received the WVU College of Law Outstanding Research award for his article Pharmaceutical Arbitrage in the Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law & Ethics. He received the Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award from the WVU Law Review in 2006 and the Professor of the Year award at the College of Law in 2007. In 2004, he was appointed by West Virginia’s Governor Wise to the West Virginia Pharmaceutical Cost Management Council, where he has worked to reduce the cost of prescription drugs. He serves on the board of Prescription Policy Choices and consults with governments and NGOs concerning pharmaceutical pricing and access to medicines.
Professor Kealy has taught criminal justice at Massachusetts Bay Community College and Suffolk University and has written law review articles on a variety of topics dealing with statutory changes to protect victims’ rights. He also co-edits a bi-monthly newsletter on criminal law that is distributed to prosecutors, members of law enforcement, defense attorneys and academics. Professor Kealy is the new director of our Legislative Counsel Clinic.
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Richard Godfrey (’79) Establishes the Robert B. Kent Chaired Professorship in Civil Procedure at BU Law Richard Godfrey (‘79), BU Law graduate and partner at Chicago’s Kirkland & Ellis LLP, recently established the Robert B. Kent Professorship Fund, a permanently endowed chair which will provide salary and research support to a full-time BU Law faculty member. The chair, says Godfrey, seeks to recognize the “strength of the law school, which is its faculty.”
“He was a teacher’s teacher. We speak of lawyer’s lawyers— they don’t seek publicity, they get the job done and have a deft skill set,” Godfrey explains. “With Kent, I never sensed an ego or a publicity hound but rather someone interested in becoming a master of his craft: the teaching of law.”
Richard Godfrey ’79, President Robert A. Brown, Dean Maureen O’Rourke, Robert B. Kent ’49 (sitting)
“We’re at a critical crossroads for the School and Boston University, with respect to the change of leadership,” Godfrey explains. “Boston University has two terrific new leaders— Dean Maureen O’Rourke and President Robert Brown—who deserve the support of faculty and alumni.” When deciding upon the chair’s namesake, Godfrey says Professor
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Kent (’49) was “the obvious choice. He’s a wonderful professor and a terrific lawyer.” As a 1L, Godfrey took Civil Procedure with Kent. “He epitomizes what great professors can offer their students. They challenge, teach, educate and in the end they become models for how their students should act within the profession. Kent reflected the best the profession had to offer,” Godfrey says.
Godfrey identifies Professor Kent as one of many excellent educators he encountered at BU Law. “I had the experience of terrific professors with very different styles and approaches and very different analytical skill sets. I thought it was a strength of the faculty that there was not a set way of analyzing a legal problem,” he says. A recently elected member to the Boston University Board of Trustees, Godfrey has a longstanding involvement with the Boston University community. “I think it is important for alumni who have had some degree of success in their professional careers
to recognize the faculty who contributed to and enabled alumni to have such success,” he says. As a BU Law student, Godfrey served on the BU Law Review for two years, including 3L work as a note editor. He joined Kirkland & Ellis after graduation and began his active alumni involvement with the School nearly two decades ago, in 1989, when he helped organize BU Law’s Board of Visitors. In 1998, Godfrey received the prestigious Silver Shingle Award. Then, in 2005, Godfrey was asked to chair the Law Fund. Godfrey attributes his involvement to being raised in a family of lawyers and educators. “There was a focus growing up on the importance of education and teachers,” he says. “Education is the avenue toward a better understanding of society and the appropriate course you take within society.” Alumni involvement provides Godfrey an opportunity to interact with faculty and, through the Law Fund, “attract and retain faculty of the highest caliber,” he says. Godfrey hopes the Kent Chair encourages other alumni to endow chaired professorships for the School. His own gift was inspired by the chaired professorship recently endowed by Philip S. Beck (’76), who recruited Godfrey to Kirkland & Ellis in 1979. “[Endowed chairs] are good for faculty, for the school and for the relationship between the profession and professors,” Godfrey says.
The Legal Analyst: A Toolkit for Thinking About the Law University of Chicago Press (2007)
“This is one of those rare books that will actually raise the level of analysis at every law school in the country. A must-read not only for students just beginning law school, but indeed for anyone who could use a reminder of how diverse and powerful the legal toolkit really is.” —Douglas Lichtman, Professor of Law, University of Chicago Law School
James E. Fleming (co-author with Sotirios A. Barber) Constitutional Interpretation: The Basic Questions Oxford University Press (2007)
“Quite simply superb. Fleming and Barber have produced a book that is a carefully argued, thorough, and eloquent introduction to the most important foundational questions about constitutional meaning. Their book is both widely accessible and intellectually sophisticated.” —Lawrence Solum, John E. Cribbet Professor of Law & Professor of Philosophy, University of Illinois College of Law
Recent Faculty Books
Tamar Frankel Securitization: Structured Financing, Financial Asset Pools, and Asset-Backed Securities 2d edition, Fathom Publishing Company (2006)
“Securitization has swept the world of finance over the past several decades. There is no better guide to the legal intracicies of this revolution than the second edition of Tamar Frankel’s Securitization. It is essential reading not only for those wanting to get up to speed on the subject, but should be at the side of every legal and business practictioner in this burgeoning field.” —Robert Litan, Senior Fellow, Economic Studies Program, The Brookings Institution and Vice President for Research and Policy, The Kauffman Foundation
Linda C. McClain The Place of Families: Fostering Capacity, Equality, and Responsibility Harvard University Press (2006)
“A most compelling and novel study of the rights and responsibilities of the family, the community of which it is a constitutive part, and the government. A joy for legal scholars and social scientists and many others.” —Amitai Etzioni, author of The New Golden Rule: Community and Morality in a Democratic Society
William W. Park Arbitration of International Business Disputes: Studies in Law and Practice Oxford University Press (2006)
“Once in every few years, there comes along in most disciplines a book which is quite special. In our discipline of dispute resolution, only one or two fine minds have attempted to collect, digest, analyse and expound the whole body of knowledge about a subject as large as international commercial arbitraton. Professor Park has done that and more: he has given every topic his own new twist.” —Arbitration International
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After the Storm…
BU Students Aid in Legal Cleanup While some students spent spring break sunning themselves on the beaches of Mexico, one group of BU Law students chose to travel to a different Gulf Coast destination: New Orleans. The group of 25 spent their break doing pro bono work for Hurricane Katrina victims through the Student Hurricane Network (SHN), a national law school association created to fill gaps in the justice systems in communities affected by Katrina. During their stay, the SHN BU Law chapter—led by Kendra Kinscherf (’07) and Jon Anderman (’08)— addressed legal issues including housing discrimination and environmental issues. “It is impossible to even begin to describe the amount of work that still needs to be done in New Orleans,” said Anderman. Kinscherf added, “Law students have the skills to help people not only with legal work, but also to help bring more awareness to the current situation.” Anderman and Kinscherf surveyed residents of FEMA trailers in the worst hit areas of New Orleans, including the Ninth Ward, to understand their pressing legal needs. The students said residents were grateful they had not been forgotten. “I think it was incredibly important to show the victims of the storm that we still have them in our hearts and minds, we are willing to listen to all their concerns and we are actively pursuing their issues in order to enact some sort of change,” said Anderman.
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After seeing the destruction still present in New Orleans after 19 months, the students realized how much help was truly needed. “Many people are still waiting to receive the funds promised to them in order to rebuild their homes,” said Kinscherf. Most issues facing residents have been unaddressed because so few lawyers remain. “Since the storm, many attorneys have not moved back to the city. There is such a backlog of cases that the attorneys still in the city have little hope of resolving many of them,” she added.
residents of New Orleans to continue trying now, after countless failures, is nothing short of amazing and a testament to human will.”
Despite hearing negative accounts of the aftermath, the students felt empowered by the indomitable spirits of those affected by the disaster. Kinscherf recalled a woman she met who was living in a trailer in unhealthy conditions with 11 people. Although she worked full-time, she was unable to afford an apartment, which is the case for many renters in the area. “Landlords either are no longer rebuilding or have raised rents to levels at least three times more than before the hurricane,” said Kinscherf. The woman also suffered health issues but was unable to find her doctor. In spite of her hardships, she remained hopeful that the spirit of New Orleans would be restored.
The students believe that efforts to reach out to victims are more relevant than ever; and several planned to return this summer to continue helping. “[This experience] was life-changing for many of the students. And I am certain that all of these terrifically talented students will incorporate public service into their legal careers, ensuring that compassion and justice remain central tenets of our profession,” said Maura Kelly, the director of the Career Development Office who helped organize the BU Law chapter of SHN and accompanied the students to New Orleans.
“People can only hit so many walls before they finally give up,” added Anderman. “The resiliency of the
The philanthropic students of SHN did not stop their efforts after returning to Boston. One segment of their program is Matchmakers for Justice (M4J), which pairs hurricane victims with law students across the country. The four students at BU Law involved in M4J met with their clients in New Orleans and continue to address their legal issues.
Although Anderman does not underestimate the scope of the Katrina crisis, he thinks student efforts are a good way to start: “I have high expectations for what BU Law can accomplish,” he said.
Conceived over 25 years ago at BU Law, the NHLP Conference is intended for professionals who teach law or bioethics and law, medicine, public health, health care administration, pharmacy, nursing and dentistry. Co-sponsored each year by a host law school and the American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics, the conference draws professors from around the country to listen to presentations, report on works-in-progress and exchange ideas about medical and legal issues. This year’s conference, held on May 31stJune 2nd, co-sponsored by BU Law, included sessions on: Health Care Reform, Teaching Health Law, Global Health Law and Innovation Meets Patient Rights. The forum included breakout sessions such as Patient Safety, Quality of Care, Malpractice, Regulating the Health Care Industry and Technology Development and Regulation.
Pike Conference In March, the annual Pike Conference was held, titled “The Nuremberg Doctors’ Trial: 60 Years Later.” The conference examined the impact of the Nuremberg Code on international and U.S. law regarding human experimentation and the role of physicians in euthanasia of people with disabilities. The role of military physicians in the “global war on terror,” particularly in prison settings, was also examined. Edmund Pellegrino, Chairman of the President’s Council on Bioethics, delivered the keynote speech, “On Human Dignity.”
For more information on BU Law’s upcoming lectures, conferences and events, visit www.bu.edu/law/events/
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PROTECTING the Cyber Social Scene
Hemanshu Nigam (’90) is Keeping Watch Over MySpace It’s no secret we’re living in a digital world. With over 185 million registered users and a current ranking as the most visited Web site on the Internet, MySpace is far and away the largest global online community on the planet. BU Law alumnus Hemanshu Nigam (’90) has the responsibility of making this Internet world a safe one. “When something explodes the way MySpace has, whatever happens in the real world will eventually happen in the online one,” Nigam says. “Our responsibility is to find a way to make that world as secure as the one we walk around in.” Appointed chief security officer in 2006 of MySpace.com, Nigam heads a 200 person task force that oversees safety, education and privacy programs for the Web site, and also handles all law enforcement affairs. And the duty of safeguarding young users is no simple task, considering the sheer size of MySpace. “There’s no precedent for policing the Internet; we’re building one,” admits Nigam. Nigam came to the position with years of experience protecting minors from exploitation and abuse, not only in the virtual world, but also in the physical
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one. From his first internship with Boston’s District Attorney’s Office where he was assigned to the special case unit, handling rape cases, Nigam realized his future would involve helping those most in need. “It was touching, empowering. All I could think was that this is exactly the kind of work I want to be doing,” said Nigam. “Now, I get to come to work everyday and feel that I’m doing exactly the right thing.” Cutting his teeth in Los Angeles County as a prosecutor who busted gangs and sexual predators, Nigam also worked as a federal prosecutor in Washington, D.C., specializing in child-pornography, childpredator and child-trafficking cases. One of the first to focus on Internet cases, Nigam had a front row seat on how society was adapting to the growing cyber world. “Technology was changing at lightning speed but the government could move only so fast, and so it was an interesting dichotomy to experience,” said Nigam. “I realized I wanted to focus on Internet and child crime cases, to show people that the world we live in now may be a different one, but the worries and lessons are exactly the same.”
LECTURES Edward Lane-Reticker Speaker Series
Nigam is eager to talk about those lessons. After joining Microsoft in 2002 to lead many of the company’s child safety and security efforts, Nigam was more focused than ever on educating youth who have come of age in the Internet world. He is a strong advocate of legislation that would require all young people to take an “Online Etiquette and Safety” class in their schools, as the state of Virginia now requires its students to do. “We have to make sure our legal system grows with technology,” Nigam points out. In the past nine months alone, Nigam and his team have employed over 75 new security measures, including partnering with Sentinel Tech to create a program that will identify and delete profiles of registered sex offenders that are currently on the Web site. Another recent step towards protecting young users is making all profiles of members under the age of 16 private so that they cannot be contacted by people they don’t already know or potential predators. “This is the real world now,” says Nigam, who is quick to point out where his commitment to policing the world began. “During my time at BU Law, and particularly working in the Criminal Clinic, I was shown a strong focus on “real world” issues. We learned common sense dealing with real cases. That’s more important than anything else.” Nigam recalls Professor Bill Ryckman as one of the toughest professors he encountered. “One thing he did was present you with a case, but he would give you only parts of the case to read. There would be a scurry by the students to find all the information,” Nigam said. “Instead of just thinking about what the facts were for this particular case, Professor Ryckman wanted you to think about the larger question: how does this case affect our society?” Nigam, if anyone, understands where the facts fall in today’s society. “More than ever people want to know what’s going on in the world. When I was younger, we had pen pals. Nowadays you have MySpace. It’s an instantaneous world of connection, and we want to give people all the tools possible to help them navigate it.”
In November 2006, Lewis B. Kaden, vice chairman and chief administrative officer of Citigroup, presented a lecture entitled “Rethinking Corporate Governance and Controls” as part of the Edward Lane-Reticker Speaker Series, which is sponsored by the Morin Center for Banking and Financial Law. The series was established to bring together prominent personalities in banking, finance and public policy to debate and discuss timely topics in these fields. Leading figures in government, politics and law are invited to deliver lectures, and their presentations are published in the Annual Review of Banking and Financial Law. The October 2007 Edward Lane-Reticker Speaker series lecturer will be Congressman Barney Frank (D-Massachusetts), Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee. See www.bu.edu/ law/events for more details.
Lansing Crane (’70), Chairman and CEO, Crane Paper Co. In January 2007, Lansing Crane, chief executive officer of Crane & Company, spoke about careers for lawyers and about his company. A 200+ year old family-owned and run company, Crane & Co. produces the paper on which U.S. currency is printed and has been a leader in developing paper-based counterfeit deterrents such as advanced security threads, watermarks, planchettes and security fibers.
Annual Max M. Shapiro Lecture The annual Shapiro Lecture was delivered by Samantha Power, whose book, A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide, was awarded the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for general non-fiction. Her lecture was entitled “Human Rights After the Fall of the Superpower.”
William Groner (’80), “The Hazardous Impact of Cleaning Up After September 11—Who Is At Fault?” William Groner, senior partner, Worby Groner Edelman LLP, discussed the lawsuit filed against the City of New York and over 150 contractors hired to clean up Ground Zero post-9/11. The suit involves over 9,000 rescue workers who had catastrophic health effects from the cleanup.
For more information on BU Law’s upcoming lectures, conferences and events, visit www.bu.edu/law/events/
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Assistant Dean Brings
International Flair to Law School
hen John Riccardi (‘91) returned to BU Law to become acting director of the Office of Foreign Programs (OFP) in 1997, he saw many familiar faces—and a new direction in the law tower. “Returning was fun because many of the professors I had were still here,” says Riccardi, now the assistant dean for Graduate and International Programs. “But what was most exciting xciting was witnessing the School’s response onse to the globalization of law practice ce and helping the School make its mark in international legal education.” When he joined the OFP, the globalization of law was not part of his world. He had been working for several years as a health care lawyer at the Boston firm, Ropes & Gray. Suddenly, his main charge was to build the School’s LL.M. in American Law Program for foreign lawyers and create study abroad opportunities for J.D.’s. “The challenge was to build an international two-way street at BU Law and to prepare both domestic J.D. and foreign LL.M. students for global careers.” Today, the School welcomes between 65 and 70 foreign lawyers each year to attend J.D. classes through the American Law Program; and J.D. students can study abroad at 12 foreign destinations throughout Europe, South America, the Middle East and Asia, more venues than but a handful of other law schools.
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Riccardi, whose pre-law career was in marketing and communications, is constantly looking at new opportunities that will help prepare J.D.’s for practice in today’s global economy. Most recently, BU Law added a new semester exchange program at the National University of Singapore, to complement its growing presence in Asia. “Law firms and American businesses are increasingly ta taking note of opportunities in Asia and setting up a presence o graduates are going to there, so our be heavily iinvolved in Asia-related activities,” he said. BU Law also offers programs at the University of Hong Kong and at Tsinghua Law School in Beijing. Future programs may include India, Eastern Europe and additional opportunities on mainland China. “There are very few areas of legal work these days that don’t somehow implicate international issues,” says Riccardi. “The additional perspective J.D. students gain from being fully immersed in a foreign law school and educational culture is invaluable,” he says. “In the history of these programs, every single student who has participated has said they would recommend the experience and, if given the opportunity, would do it all over again.” Riccardi is quick to note that J.D. students don’t need to leave Boston to gain a global perspective. In addition to the school’s expansive international course offerings, the presence of foreign-trained LL.M. students in the
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J.D. classroom makes it impossible to avoid the global dimension of law. “Today at BU Law, a typical first year student could have a Russian lawyer on his or her right side and a German lawyer on his or her left. All J.D.’s can now learn how the issues discussed might be dealt with in other countries. I never received that perspective when I was in law school, and quite frankly, I’m not sure I even knew that perspective existed!” says Riccardi. As the academic advisor to the American Law LL.M. and visiting foreign exchange students, Riccardi spends considerable time supporting the foreign students’ adjustment to their new academic and cultural surroundings at BU Law. “Many of the students have never been to America before, and certainly none have experienced the Socratic method,” he notes. During their LL.M. year, the students take J.D. courses to learn about the American perspective on issues relevant to their overseas work. Corporate, business and commercial law topics, and intellectual property are the most popular fields. “It’s a mind-boggling adjustment for them but they often tell me their year was the best year of their lives,” says Riccardi. “They truly love their professors and they make friendships and connections that last well beyond their year in Boston.”
The annual auction is instrumental in helping raise money for grants for students taking unpaid public-service summer internships. In 2007, over 80 grants (up from 50 in 2006), were awarded to students, and nearly half of the funding came from the auction. This year, PIP also awarded three grants to cover the cost of bar exam preparation courses for graduating students going into public service work. Among the items at this year’s auction were: a Caribbean vacation, dinners with law professors and a football signed by New England Patriots running back Laurence Maroney. Several BU Law professors served as auctioneers and blackjack dealers at the event.
“Meet the Women” Awards Ceremony & Cocktail Reception Sponsored by the BU Law Women’s Law Association on April 5th, the “Meet the Women” ceremony and cocktail reception honored the following attorneys: Danielle de Benedictis (’71), a civil litigator specializing in family law; Nancy Shilepsky (’78), an influential employment lawyer; and Sandy Steele (’77) a prominent community activist. The BU Law Women’s Law Association is a student-run organization that promotes recognition and understanding of women’s unique contributions in academia, practice and the community at large.
For more information on BU Law’s upcoming lectures, conferences and events, visit www.bu.edu/law/events/
Today, more than ever, and for an increasing number of J.D. and LL.M. students alike, BU Law is the launching pad of choice for the practice of law in a global economy. ■
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“WHY” OF I N T E R N AT I O N A L DISPUTE RESOLUTION Swiss bank accounts and Nazi persecution. Allegations of foreign expropriation. Oil exploration. Price adjustments for natural gas imports. Power plant construction. International loans. Multinational joint ventures. Cross-border tax liability. Insurance coverage for mass tort claims. What links such diverse topics? First, the use of arbitration to resolve controversies in each of these areas. Second, Professor William W. Park who has served as arbitrator in cases arising from disputes touching all of these matters. 20 | The Record | Fall 2007
In a world lacking any neutral supranational courts of mandatory jurisdiction, arbitration provides a dispute resolution mechanism that can enhance predictability and neutrality, thereby promoting transnational economic cooperation. Professor Park has spent much of his career exploring the “how” and the “why” of international dispute resolution. His most recent book, Arbitration of International Business Disputes, has just been published by Oxford University Press. He is also the author of a casebook on commercial arbitration, as well as treatises on forum selection, income tax conventions and the International Chamber of Commerce. After beginning his career in Paris with a practice related to international tax and finance, Park returned to Boston to teach and to direct the law school’s Center for Banking and Financial Law. His work has focused increasingly on arbitration. He has chaired arbitrations in French and English in England, France, Switzerland and Finland, as well as in the United States and Canada. Park has held visiting academic appointments at Cambridge University, Université de Dijon, University of Hong Kong, the Institut Universitaire de Hautes Etudes Internationales in Geneva and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. He is general editor of the Londonbased journal Arbitration International, a vice president of the London Court of International Arbitration and a member of the NAFTA Financial Services Roster. Park has sat on the Appeals Tribunal for the International Commission on Holocaust Era Insurance Claims, and served as Arbitrator on the Claims Resolution Tribunal for Dormant Accounts in Switzerland. He was recently elected to membership in the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA), and is a past chair of the ABA Committee on International Commercial Dispute Resolution.
Adapting the Law of War to Twenty-First Century Conflicts Since 9/11, international lawyers have debated whether the post-WWII law of war, also known as international humanitarian law (IHL), is anachronistic in the twenty-first century. In an article forthcoming in the Michigan Law Review, “Prologue to a Voluntarist War Convention,” Professor Robert D. Sloane considers how the so-called “Global War on Terror” differs from past wars as a prologue to designing appropriate, effective and humane principles of IHL for twenty-first century armed conflicts, in particular, those waged against modern transnational terrorist organizations such as al-Qaeda. He identifies two characteristics—the absence of a shared conception of non-combatant immunity and the network structure of these organizations—that vastly complicate efforts to adapt the inherited laws of war, a periodic ritual that has historically followed major wars and crises. While recognizing the need for change, Professor Sloane urges caution and deliberation in modifying IHL given the manifest potential for abuse. His current research focuses on how a core axiom of the laws of war—the separation of the laws that govern resort to force, jus ad bellum, from those that govern the conduct of hostilities, jus in bello—has been compromised recently: for example, in the application of proportionality in the 2006 war between Israel and Hezbollah in Lebanon, the contemporary politics of nuclear diplomacy, and the resurrection of rationalized torture.
School. He also continued to practice international law as a consultant, working on arbitrations conducted under the auspices of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes, the International Chamber of Commerce, and specialized tribunals, as well as assisting with the preparation of expert opinions for foreign sovereigns and multinational corporations. Professor Sloane has published in the fields of public international law, human rights, international criminal law, asylum law and international arbitration. His current research focuses on the laws of war and the use and limits of criminal law concepts in international law. He teaches international law, criminal law, international human rights and transnational criminal law. Professor Sloane also continues to work pro bono for Tibet Justice Center and presently serves as chairman of its board of directors.
Before joining BU Law, Professor Sloane served as a visiting lecturer-in-law and Schell Fellow at Yale Law School, where he taught international human rights and international arbitration, and as an associate-in-law at Columbia Law
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At Home in Two Cultures
fter a six-year stint at the United Nations in the 1980’s and a degree from Shanghai International Studies University, Howard Zhang knew he wanted to attend law school in the United States. Beyond that, the details of his plan were a little fuzzy. Unfamiliar with law schools in the U.S., Zhang happened upon a brochure for Boston University School of Law, researched the School and decided it would be a good place to explore his interest in American law. “At the time, I didn’t know much about law schools in the States. I thought I wanted to go to Harvard,” said Zhang, the son of two peasants in China’s Henan province. “I went to a law school fair, picked up a brochure for BU, applied and was admitted.” The decision has worked out well for Zhang, and for BU Law. Now the head of the Beijing office of O’Melveny and Myers LLC, Zhang was recognized in 2004 as an AsiaLaw leading lawyer in corporate finance and in 2005 as a leading lawyer in private equity/venture capital, mergers and acquisitions and capital markets. A recipient of the American Jurisprudence Award, Zhang recently bestowed a $100,000 faculty research grant upon his alma mater, a decision that doesn’t surprise those around him. “As a person, he’s an incredibly warm guy,” said Scott Silverman, a 36-year-old senior associate who works in the Beijing office with Zhang. “He’s very easygoing with an even keel and a great sense of humor.” When Zhang came to BU Law in 1990, he brought not only his disposition, but also his interest in other cultures after growing up under a repressive Chinese government. Zhang was one of the first members of his province to attend university in China after the Cultural Revolution. Zhang said once he began at BU Law — after spending a year at
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the City University of New York studying political science — it didn’t take long for him to realize business law was his calling. “I didn’t know anything about the study of law in the United States or about legal practice,” he said. “I had no clue at all. After my second year, I quickly realized that given my background and language skills, I wouldn’t be able to do litigation. That left business law.” “He has excellent cross-cultural skills,” said Silverman ,who has seen the calm that Zhang exhibits during intense situations. Silverman attributes Zhang’s skills to his pre-law school experience at the United Nations. There he learned how to communicate effectively in any situation and transition through cultural boundaries. “It’s amazing how he can switch between a
Conducting Western Business in the East
Assistant Dean John Riccardi, Dean Maureen O’Rourke, Howard Zhang and Professor Jack M. Beermann
group of Americans and a group of Chinese,” Silverman said. After graduating from BU Law in 1993, Zhang and his wife, Jane, whom he met in an English class in China, stayed in Boston where Zhang worked at Testa, Hurwitz and Thibeault LLC. While in America, the couple had two daughters, Ashley, now in her first year at Georgetown University Law School, and Emily, 12. Emily lives in Beijing with Zhang and his wife but Zhang says that he has taken steps to ensure his youngest daughter receives an education similar to her older sister’s experience in America. “Emily goes to an American school because we want to make sure our kids grow up in a similar environment,” said Zhang. “So it’s not a situation where the eldest is American and the youngest is Chinese.” While Zhang’s ties to the U.S. have remained steadfast, he admits his connection to the School had loosened in the decade after he returned to his native China. “A few years ago, I saw a list of missing law school alumni, and I was on it,” he said. “I felt bad. I always felt I should do something for the law school.” After reconnecting with BU Law, Zhang chose to support the School with a faculty research grant. BU Law Professor Jack Beermann said Zhang’s grant will be instrumental in helping current faculty and in attracting other renowned teachers and lawyers to the University. “Research is a very important mission of the law school,” said Beermann. “Every professor at the School is expected to provide research at a higher level. There’s a certain amount of prestige that comes with having a fund like this.” For Zhang, the donation is more than just giving back to his University — it’s also his way of honoring a mysterious American benefactor who paid for his education at B.U. To this day, Zhang declines to name the benefactor. “After I got my first job, I tried to repay her, but she wouldn’t take it,” said Zhang. In addition to the faculty research grant, Zhang has a longstanding offer to assist his extended family in their educational endeavors. It is known that if any of his nieces or nephews attends college, Zhang will support them financially. “Education has done a lot for me. To the extent that I can help someone, I will.”
s president of General Motors Southeast Asia Operations and president of General Motors Thailand, Bill Botwick (‘71) oversees operations of the world’s largest auto manufacturer throughout the Southeast Asia region, which includes Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Indonesia, Pakistan, Cambodia, Laos, Brunei, Myanmar and South Pacific Islands. His responsibilities within one of GM’s highest worldwide growth regions include overseeing GM’s manufacturing and sales operations in Thailand and Indonesia, as well as supervising the distribution of sales subsidiaries in the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia and other markets. GM’s $1 billion manufacturing facility in Thailand produces medium pickups for Thailand and global markets, along with small passenger cars for Southeast Asian markets. A smaller plant in Indonesia has produced passenger cars and utility vehicles for the local market. In Southeast Asia, GM’s Chevrolet brand has been the fastestgrowing in the automotive industry since 2000 with sales growing over 600%. Botwick has worked for General Motors for 35 years, including 19 years on the General Motors Legal Staff, where he was assistant general counsel for International Law from 1984-90. Since 1990, Bill has lived and worked in Asia where he started GM operations in Taiwan and Indonesia before moving to his current position in Bangkok in 1999. “There’s no doubt that my BU Law education contributed immensely to both my career in law and in business. At the law school I learned how to think-how to identify issues and develop well thought out and creative solutions. This obviously was a skill that I used in my legal career, but it is also something I use virtually every day in my Asian ‘business career’. The law school also helped me refine and develop my communications ability. This has been particularly important in Asia where I am often dealing in cross cultural contexts where good communications are key to developing strong relationships, which in turn are critical for business success.”
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BU Law Alumnus Sets Sights on Japan Robert Grondine (’80) has come a long way from the small town of Oxford, Mass., where he grew up. “Nobody around there does or even imagines doing this kind of work,” says Grondine, a senior partner at White & Case LLP’s Tokyo office. “It seems normal to those of us in international legal practice, but in the greater realm of people out there, they’re surprised. They ask, ‘How did you get there?’”
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How he got there is a topic Grondine warms to quickly when mentoring young attorneys and, as he did last October at BU Law, addressing students interested in pursuing international law. Grondine says he knew from an early age both that he wanted to be an attorney and that he wanted to travel. “My siblings always accuse me of being the one with the plan,” he laughs.
time only about 3,000 Americans were fluent in Japanese, so Grondine studied the language at Cornell, then spent two years in Tokyo working as a “salaryman,” or white-collar worker, before returning to the United States to attend BU Law. Grondine tells young lawyers to “look for opportunities and plan five years out. There are many variables, and the markets and opportunities vary over time.”
As an undergraduate at Dartmouth, he set his sights on Japan after an advisor cautioned him to avoid competition by searching out the unusual. At the
Taking his own advice has made Grondine himself incredibly successful in his 26 years of foreign practice, having represented clients from General Motors to Fuji Heavy Industries to Sony Corpora-
tion. He has also been heavily involved in the American Chamber of Commerce, acting as both chairman and president since 2000. “As president you are the chief spokesperson for the U.S. business community in Japan,” he says. “We have about 3,000 members. It’s a critical source of on-the-ground information for the U.S. government and for the Japanese government on the problems, inconveniences and discriminations encountered by foreign investors in Japan.” Though there are only 40,000 to 50,000 Americans in Japan (not including the military), the commercial relationship between the two countries is crucial and growing. Many of the most interesting problems in the new millennium involve the transfer of data and personal information across borders, issues related to intellectual property and enforcement of regulations abroad. Grondine has had no problem keeping up with the fast pace of change in a country as dynamic as Japan, and he does so by living every day the advice he gives to young lawyers.
one or two areas. If you get dragged into places you don’t know, you will not be able to provide a high level of value for your clients.” Another edge he has had over many competitors is that he has honed his evidentiary skills, a practice that has not traditionally been emphasized in Japanese law. “Understanding how you prove something to someone,” he says, “and convincing the people on the other side of the table, is helpful in any country. Knowing how to find the facts to build your case is absolutely crucial.” But perhaps most important to his success has been his desire to learn and to see the world. This, he maintains, is critical to anyone interested in a career in international law. “You must know something about the world going in,” he says, “but you also must have a real desire to find out more. You have to love to study, and love the idea of learning something new every day.”
First, he maintains, perhaps almost as useful as speaking the language of your clients is the ability to listen. “You actually listen more than you talk as a lawyer,” he says. Second, concentrate on one area; for Grondine, that area has been commercial law — particularly mergers and acquisitions, asset-backed structured finance, and tax-effective finance transactions. Though he is currently working on a few transactions in China and has had Peru as a client as well, he tells young people to “be really good in
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BU Law Honors 2007 Silver Shingle Award Winners This year marks the 40th anniversary of the “Silver Shingle” awards, presented each year to outstanding alumni and friends of Boston University School of Law. Recognizing remarkable members of our community, awards are given in the categories of: “Distinguished Service to the Profession;” “Distinguished Service to the School of Law;” “Distinguished Service to the Community;” and “The Young Lawyer’s Chair.” A separate honor is presented to a Boston University School of Law administrative staff member, the “Gerard H. Cohen Award for Distinguished Service to the School.” On our 40th anniversary of celebrating these accomplished individuals, Boston University School of Law is proud to announce the 2007 recipients of the Silver Shingle and Gerard H. Cohen Awards.
Alan Miller (‘65) For Distinguished Service to the Profession Managing a career as a professional football player for the New England Patriots while also attending BU Law, Alan Miller has combined his passion for sports and his dedication to law for the past 40 years. Mr. Miller served as general counsel to the American Football League Players Association from 1965 to 1970 and was subsequently elected general counsel to the National Football League Players Association. Afterward, Mr. Miller began a career in motor sports and opened the Law Office of Alan R. Miller PC in 1979, which is considered by many to be the preeminent motor sports law firm in the United States. Mr. Miller served as editor for the BU Law Review and graduated cum laude while playing for the New England Patriots and later for the Oakland Raiders.
Edward McCarthy (‘62) For Distinguished Service to the School A founding partner of McCarthy, Bouley & Barry PC, Ed McCarthy has been practicing law for four decades as a specialist in medical malpractice defense, product liability, general health and hospital law as well as serving as a long-standing supporter of the BU Law community. As the permanent class president for his graduation year, he has been actively involved in fundraising, organizing reunions and bringing together classmates over the past
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Leiha Macauley ’01, Edward McCarthy ’62, Dean Maureen O’Rourke, Tim Hall, Attorney General Martha Coakley ’79, Alan Miller ’65
40 years. He has also served as a member of the Alumni Association Executive Committee for decades. Mr. McCarthy served as an adjunct professor of Health and Hospital Law at the New England School of Law and was named to the Super Lawyers of Massachusetts by Boston Magazine and as one of the Best Lawyers in America in 2007.
Martha Coakley (’79) For Distinguished Service to the Community The first woman elected attorney general for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in 2006, Martha Coakley began her legal career practicing civil litigation with the firm of Parker, Coulter, Daley & White and later with Goodwin Procter in Boston. She joined the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office in 1986 and was invited by the U.S. Justice Department to join the Boston Organized Crime Strike Force as a special attorney in 1987. Attorney General Coakley returned to the District Attorney’s Office in 1989 and was appointed the chief of the Child Abuse Prosecution Unit in 1991. Throughout her career, Attorney General Coakley has been committed to improving the well-being of her community, having served as president of the Massachusetts District Attorney’s Association, president of the Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts and as a Board member of the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. She also served
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as the Board Chair for the Directors of Middlesex Partnership for Youth, a non-profit organization committed to providing prevention and intervention resources and training to Middlesex school districts and communities.
Leiha Macauley (’01) Young Lawyer’s Chair An associate at Day Pitney LLP, Ms. Macauley was honored early in her career as one of only ten young lawyers in Boston selected to participate in the Boston Bar Association’s Public Interest Leadership Program. As a Public Interest leader, she spent more than 250 hours serving the Boston community and developing opportunities for new lawyers to participate in public service. Ms. Macauley later developed and directed Boston’s first pro bono partnership between Day Pitney and a community health center, East Boston Community Health Center. Attorneys work at the clinic two hours each week, providing legal counsel and advocacy for families who encounter legal obstacles in accessing basic needs such as food, housing, education and health care. Due to Ms. Macauley’s dedication to pro bono work, 85 percent of attorneys at Day Pitney now participate in this program. Ms. Macauley also serves as chair of the Junior Fellows of the Boston Bar Foundation and is a member of the Boston Bar Association’s Public Interest committee and Day Pitney’s Diversity and Women Working Together Committees.
Tim Hall The Gerard H. Cohen Award for Distinguished Service to the School of Law A member of the Facilities Management Department for 30 years, Tim Hall has shown a remarkable dedication to the BU community, and specifically the law tower, where he has been based for 25 years. A former member of the military and a familiar face around Boston University School of Law, Mr. Hall is known for his sense of humor as well as his willingness to help faculty and students, to whom he has grown close over his many years of service at the University.
Allan Stone In 1960, now-legendary art collector Allan Stone (’58) abandoned a legal career on Wall Street to open a Manhattan gallery showcasing the works of Abstract Expressionists and then-emerging artists. After graduating from BU Law and moving to New York, Stone gave much of his time (as well as free legal advice) to artists such as Robert S. Neuman and Elaine de Kooning. Over the years, Stone used his expertise to influence the rise of New York City as the center of the international art world. While Stone passed away in December 2000, his memory lives on in a documentary based on his life. In the film, “The Collector,” Olympia Stone, his daughter, sets out to understand her father’s obsessive passion for art.
Faye Gloria Stone BU Law alumna Faye Gloria Stone (’47), who died of cancer in November 2006, devoted herself to making the arts a priority on the BU campus. A 1994 recipient of BU’s Alumni Award, Stone recently pledged $500,000 to renovate the Boston University Art Gallery, renamed the Faye G., Jo and James Stone Gallery. In 2006, she established a permanent scholarship, the Faye G., Jo and James Stone Scholarship to provide full scholarships to one or more undergraduate students in BU’s College of Fine Arts.
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From the Director Dear Alumni and Friends,
he BU Law community is expanding rapidly, covering every corner of the globe. In this issue of The Record, we’ve highlighted some of our alumni, faculty and staff whose careers are focused on international issues and practice and who are spread not only from coast to coast, but also abroad. We also featured Assistant Dean John Riccardi’s work to create programs which help students prepare for today’s global marketplace. From Boston to Beijing, our alumni are characterized by their strong ability and achievements across a broad spectrum of practice areas including public interest, private practice, government, business and technology. We’re proud to share their success stories with you and urge you to tell your colleagues in the legal profession about the strength of BU Law and its alumni and to consider hiring BU Law graduates when opportunities arise. As successful practitioners, you are role models for our students. We hope that you will also consider being mentors and advisors to them. Internet technology makes it easier than ever to connect with students. With new online tools that connect willing alumni with students seeking career advice, our communication networks are growing stronger. If you’d like to offer your assistance to our current students you may contact Viveca Aghassi (firstname.lastname@example.org), who works with alumni at the Career Development Office.
We also want to help you connect—or reconnect—with follow alumni around the world. We’ve initiated an alumni electronic quarterly newsletter to keep you informed and we continually update the BU Law website with information about alumni, students and faculty. We also want to invite you to participate in some of the programs that knit together many of our alumni—the Law Firm Challenge, Reunion, the Young Alumni Council, the Public Interest Auction or any of the many opportunities for involvement that exist at the School. Finally, we want to thank you for your support of BU Law. Our Law Fund has exceeded the $1M mark for the second year in a row. We’re thrilled to report that this year’s 3L gift also reached a new record! More than 75 percent of the class of 2007 donated to the Legacy Gift Program. Alumni Gerry Cohen (’62) and Oscar Wasserman (’59) matched their gift along with members of the Class of 2006. If you would like to receive the alumni electronic newsletter or if you would like more information about how to get involved in any of our activities, please call the alumni office at 617.353.3118 or e-mail us at email@example.com. I encourage you to visit us on the Web for the most up to date information and events at www.bu.edu/law/alumni. I look forward to our continued communication throughout the year. Sincerely,
Anthony Barbuto Director of Development and Alumni Relations
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involved in the Boston University School of Law Community: ■
Executive Committee of the Alumni Association
Public Interest Project (PIP) Auction and Friends of PIP
The Law Firm Challenge
Young Alumni Council
Owen Young Society (for leadership donors)
Clafflin Society (for bequest intentions)
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Fall Reunion Alumni Panels
The Scholarship Donor and Recipient Luncheon
The Silver Shingle Alumni Awards and Barristers Dinner
The Public Interest Auction
Young Alumni Council Events
Annual Pro Bono Kickoff
Record The Alumni Magazine of Boston University School of Law
Maureen A. O’Rourke Dean OFFICE OF DEVELOPMENT AND ALUMNI RELATIONS Anthony Barbuto, Director OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS Mary K. Gallagher, Director Sara Gelston, Publications Specialist Luke Gibson, Brand and Marketing Specialist CONTRIBUTORS Jane Coulter Elizabeth Gehrman Matthew J. Lynch Elizabeth Ress Marguerite Rigoglioso Tami Schwartz Jen Vest PHOTOGRAPHY Carmen L. de Jesús Michael Girard, Girard Photography Mark Ostow, Ostow Photography Dale Sparks, ALL-PRO Photography DESIGN Chris Satek, i2i Graphics PRINTING Cranberry Printing and Graphics
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CLASS NOTES Because of limited space, class notes are edited to include as many as possible. For the complete listing, please visit the Boston University School of Law Web site at www.bu.edu/law/alumni.
JD Program 1951: Edward J. Bander was the recipient of a lifetime achievement award from the New England Law Librarians in 2007. 1955: Barbara Evans has a trusts and estates practice in McLean, VA, and recently celebrated her 50th anniversary with Larry Evans (’54). John N. Samaha retired in 1990. 1956: Charles E. Bennett has been retired for over 11 years and lives in Florida. 1957: Raymond L. King retired but remains active in public service. He looks forward to his 50th Reunion. 1959: Lewis L. Whitman took early retirement and is in Osterville, MA, most of the year and Naples, FL for the winter. He is also teaching one course at BU Law. 1961: Armand Arabian retired from the California Supreme Court in 1996 and became an active participant in alternative dispute resolution, as well as the practice of law. Ray Brearey continues to serve as president of Cambridge Appleton Trust, N.A. Sam Faulise retired in 2004 from his private criminal practice. 1964: Burt Peltz is working part-time and spending as much time as he can at his house on the Cape. 1966: Martin Kantrovitz maintains an active practice and has five children, one of whom is in law school. Sherwood R. Spelke is still practicing law in his hometown of Stamford, CT. 1967: Lee Berk retired in 2004 as president of Boston’s Berklee College of Music and moved to Santa Fe, NM, with his wife, Susan. Joel S. Cohen closed his practice after 30 years and now spends summers in Germany and winters in Seattle. Harley Smith retired in 2006 from Emerson Electric in St. Louis, MO, after 22 years. Jeffrey R. Whieldon retired from federal government service and joined Fish & Richardson’s office in Washington, DC. 1969: Michael Wheeler continues to teach and write in Gloucester, MA. 1971: Gary W. Holmes has practiced law in the same small town since graduation but expanded his second career as an estate-planning attorney with a state-wide practice. James A. Neuberger left the law in 1980 and is now working on a dissertation in mathematics education at Rutgers. Erica Levine Powers is a counsel at Tarshis, Catania, Liberth, Mahon & Milligram PLLC in New York. 1976: Jeffrey M. Aresty started a bar association on the internet. Nancy Barton retired in 2002 and spends most of her time volunteering for local charities and traveling. Elaine Friedman is married to Barry Bassik, also a lawyer in general practice in Great Neck, NY. Mark S. Granger practices in product liability and toxic tort defense work at Morrison Mahoney LLP in Boston. Larry Hyman is practicing in the San Francisco office of a 175-lawyer firm specializing in IP. Larry Magid is a partner at Allens Arthur Robinson
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in Sydney, Australia. Hugh Mo runs his own firm in New York City. Carol E. Nesson started her own practice in Boston and spends free time volunteering for Rosie’s Place. David W. Slaby lives in Napa Valley and owns Slaughterhouse Cellars Vineyard. 1977: Cheryl Fay Coon lives in Portland, OR, and works to conserve and protect oceans, fish and wildlife. Maurice Alan Libner is a member of the board of Congregation Beth Israel, Bath, ME, and a member of the Brunswick, ME, 3.0 U.S.T.A. men’s and seniors tennis teams. Joanne M. Neale started a landscape design business, Garden Mentor, serving the Metrowest area of Boston, MA. 1981: Jay Fialkov is deputy general counsel and an executive producer at WGBH in Boston. Elizabeth Palmer Higgins works for the IRS in its large case (LMSB) group. Robert M. Lippman was elected president of the Defense Trial Lawyers Association of Western New York. 1982: Matthew D. Baxter practices immigration law in Huntingdon Valley, PA. Mark T. Broth is chair of his firm’s labor and employment law department and was elected to the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. Daniel Donovan founded Donovan & Rainie, LLC in 2002, with BU Law ‘83 grad Denny Rainie. Edward M. Kilbane is currently in charge of the disease surveillance program at the Navy’s research unit in Cairo, Egypt. Brant Maller recently joined the international law firm of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP as a partner and the Chair of both its New York Real Estate Department and its firm-wide Alternative Investments Team. 1983: Carol L. O’Riordan is based in Washington, DC, and provides consulting services to governmental and non-governmental entities. 1986: William Henry Cook teaches 7th & 8th grade orchestra in South Orange and Maplewood, NJ. Alan Fanger has a solo practice in Needham, MA. Joe D. Jacobson is partner at Green, Jacobson & Butsch in St. Louis. Margaret C. (Peggy) Jenkins works at home, writing briefs for attorneys in the Northwest and far West and lives in Moscow, Idaho. Gay Rineberg Schreiber cofounded McCormack Schreiber Legal Search and lives in Chicago. Paul H. Spitz bought a franchise called The Great Frame Up. 1987: Melencio S.Sta.Maria is a full-time professor at the Ateneo de Manila University School of Law. 1988: Thomas Rechen was appointed to the Public Defender Services Commission of the State of Connecticut. Howard S. Weinberg is the Vice Mayor of Surfside, FL. 1989: Bryan Neft was elected partner at the law firm of Pietragallo Bosick & Gordon LLP in Pittsburgh, PA. 1991: Richard C. Conley teaches more and more and recently became a dad. Celina Gerbic is a fulltime mom in Washington, DC. Debra Grossbaum and her husband live in Dover with their four children. Foren L. Korr co-founded Katzman & Korr in south Florida. Larry Pliskin is director of compliance and in-house counsel for American Health Holding Inc. in Ohio. Michele (Miller) Silver resides in Glen Rock, NJ, with her husband and family. Donna (Ruberman) Shahrabani is a partner at Buckalew Frizzell & Crevina in Glen Rock, NJ. 1992: Jill (Beck) Gould and Steven Gould live in Maryland where Steve is a founding partner at Brown & Gould LLP, and Jill is a headhunter for National Partner Search, LLC. Rebeca C. Martinez moved permanently to San Antonio, TX, after 13 years of private practice. Hilary (Henkind) Plattus works at Mound Cotton Wollan & Greengrass in New York City. 1994: Robert Anania rejoined the family business and lives in the Finger Lakes region of NY. Kelly Bates celebrated the fifth anniversary of Bates Consulting. Nicolas Jansen Calamita does research and teaches at Mansfield College in Oxford. Nicole Lawrence Ezer practices Immigration Law in the private sector in Texas. Julie E. Steiner joined the faculty of St. John’s
University School of Law. 1996: Gregory T. Casamento is a partner at Lord, Bissell & Brook in New York. Paul R. Cohen is a shareholder in the law firm of Baldi & Jenei PC in New Hope, PA. William J. Connolly was hired as State Street’s first in-house litigator. Dana Zartner Falstrom is an adjunct professor at USF Law School in San Francisco. Elizabeth A. Frohlich and Joe Salama live in Marin County, CA. Elizabeth is with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius and Joe is with Birnberg & Associates. Mario Greco leads The Mario Greco Group in Chicago. Katherine Ho works at Stanford University as associate director of the Office of Sponsored Research. Stephen A. Kaufman is the vice president of business planning of Lennar Homes, Inc. Steve Krause has a solo practice in Silicon Valley and is working on material for his second CD. Nina M. Sas works at the Criminal Prosecutions Bureau of the Attorney General’s Office in New York. Ashley Stanley is a partner at Hartman, Simons, Spielman & Wood LLP in Atlanta. 1997: Joshua Goldstein has an immigration practice in Boston, MA. 1998: Alison Fee Crane was elected to partnership at Bledsoe, Cathcart, Diestel and Pedersen LLP. Dan Rhein works for the Port Authority of NY and NJ. Kenneth E. Rubinstein works with a 30-lawyer New Hampshire-based firm. Raisha Vaidya started her own law practice in Saugus, MA. Stephen D. Wilson was elected a partner at Preti, Flaherty, Beliveau & Pachios LLP in Portland, ME. 1999: Douglas Marrano was named a 2007 “Rising Star” by Massachusetts Super Lawyers magazine. 2000: Leonard Herschberg joined Jones Day in New York. Monica Rodriquez practices in Akin Gump’s litigation section in San Antonio, TX. Sara K. Thompson is at Greenberg Traurig in Atlanta, GA. 2001: Pat Costello supervises two in-house clinics at the University of Idaho College of Law. Vanessa Moreno Franklin works at Shearman and Sterling LLP. Sarah E. Hancur is an associate in the trial department at McDermott Will & Emery in Washington, DC. Kelly Koyama joined the McGraw-Hill Companies’ Corporate Legal Department as associate general counsel. Melissa Tonor Lozner and Josh Lozner live in Mendham, NJ. Alexander Lycoyannis is an associate with Rosenberg & Estis PC in New York. Timothy McIntyre is general counsel for Terracotta, a Java software company headquartered in San Francisco. Ernesto Pacheco is a deputy public defender in Palms Springs, CA. Michael Primo has joined the New York office of Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham LLP. Jennifer Yen and Peyton Worley were married in Boston. Jennifer practices business litigation at Greenberg Traurig LLP and Peyton has a corporate practice at Sullivan and Worcester. 2002: Jonathan Israel Bakalarz practices commercial litigation in Miami, FL. Monica Cuan recently moved to Zurich, Switzerland, where she accepted an inhouse position at ALSTOM. Todd Alan McGee was elected to the city council for the city of Holyoke, MA. 2003: Gregory N. Blase relocated to Boston and is an associate at Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham. Katherine C. Gehringer is an associate with Thompson Coburn LLP in Washington, DC. 2004: Orlando Cordero is a staff attorney at New Haven Legal Assistance Association, Inc. AJ Picchione is working in the tax department at the Boston office of WilmerHale. Jason Pollak has joined the Chicago Office of Deloitte Tax LLP. Margaret L. Weir began her own practice. Kang Tai (Kevin) Weng is a Global Equities Compliance associate at Goldman, Sachs & Co. Marc S. Wilson joined Stinson Morrison Hecker as an associate in the Financial Services Division in Kansas City. 2005: F. Jackson Stoddard is working as legal counsel to the California Public Utilites Commission.
American Law Program 1998: Keith Rodda and his wife, Tina, announced the arrival of Helena Priscille Rodda on August 30, 2006. Lorena Vazquez is an associate at Clifford Chance in Madrid. 1999: Mathieu Guillaumond is working for Linklaters in Brussels. Pascal Marmier is an advisor for innovation and entrepreneurship at SHARE, Consulate of Switzerland, based in Cambridge, MA. Antonio Rocha Mendez works for Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira, Castelo Branco in London. 2000: Sabine Glutsh and Andreas Wilhelm welcomed their second daughter, Sophie, born on September 24, 2006 in Zürich. Nele Gorny is an associate at Clifford Chance in Frankfurt. Roberto Grane is with Baker & McKenzie in Buenos Aires. Alan Kato is senior associate at Del Rosario Hechanova Bagamasbad & Raboca. Tomas Leonard is living in Washington, DC, working as an associate at Winston & Strawn. Matthias Orthwein joined Luther at the Munich office. Ludger Schult has returned to Germany as an associate in Munich with Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy. Felix Skala works in Hamburg for a mid-size law firm, Raupach & Wollert-Elmendorff. 2001: Gabriela Roitburd Brant de Carvalho is in house counsel with Philips de Brasil Ltda in Sao Paolo and is now the proud mother of two children, Rafael and Carolina. Hubert Eisenack recently completed his tax advisor examinations (Steuerberater) and is with the Financial Serivces/Tax division of KPMG in Frankfurt. Stefanie Fleischman is an associate in the NY office of Paul Weiss. Alex Gilardini is a member of the law firm Studio Legale Gilardini in Torino. Daniel Kaut has joined the Nürnberg office of the German firm Beiten Burkhardt where he works in the corporate group, specializing in M&A. Kanchan Ketkar has moved back to the U.S. to work at the Princeton, NJ, headquarters of Bristol Meyers as in-house counsel. Tomoko Ogi and Ulrich Kirschoff are engaged. Andrea Parra is working as staff attorney at the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project in Seattle, WA. Marco Rechenberg is working in Berlin as in-house counsel for a Hamburg-based media company. Malte Reiss is in Dubai, U.A.E., where he is working for MeyerReumann Legal Consultancy. Tobias Wintermantel is at Allen and Overy in Frankfurt, where he is a member of the corporate department. 2002: Teeshna Bahadur is in India, working for a Michigan-based law firm, Lexadigm Solutions LLC. Vera Caimo has joined the firm Claeys and Engels in Brussels. Juliana Lara Calil is working in Torrance, CA, as the Legal Coordinator for Keenan & Associates. Rudy Coram has returned to the U.S. from Lebanon and has been admitted to the J.D. program at Indiana University School of Law in Indianapolis. Beatriz Escudero has been working in Madrid at Indra Sistemas, S.A. as an in-house legal counsel for international defence affairs. Jose Sanchez Gil Hernandez Urtiz has been promoted to Partner at Robles, Tostado, Corona & Sanchez Gil. Kai Graf von der Recke is working at Haver & Mailänder in Stuttgart. Leila Hubeaut is the proud mother of a baby girl named Morgane. Gulzada Korkmaz lives in Cambridge, MA, and works at Oxigene, Inc. Lisandra Melzer and her husband, Eduardo, announced the birth of their son, Felipe Goulart Sirotsky Melzer, who arrived July 7, 2006, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Francisco Ossa runs his own firm in Santiago. Julio S. Quiroga has launched his own sports management company in Buenos Aries, called TMC. Kozo Watabe is working in the legal department of Procter and Gamble in Kobe, Japan. 2003: Ichiro Ashihara is in-house counsel for Aflac in Tokyo. Jennifer Carrel is now working in Paris for UGGC & Associés. Henri-Pierre Dupraz is an associate in Schellenberg Wittmer’s corporate and M&A group in Geneva. Unni Fredheim has moved to Geneva, where she works at MCT Asset Management. Jan Giedenhagen has joined Flick Gocke Schaumburg in Bonn. Yeon Kab Lee retired from the judiciary in August 2006 to become a law professor at Yonsei University. Daniela Lessa is in the Sao Paolo office of Demarest e Almeida.
Kyrill Makoski is completing his doctoral thesis in Düsseldorf, while working at a law firm specializing in health law. Luca Melchionna is now the Director of Transnational Programs at St. John’s University School of Law in New York. Louis Pailles is at Basham, Ringe & Correa in Mexico. Francois Plassoux is an associate at the Paris firm, Shubert Collin. David Quinke completed his Referendariat and has joined Baker & McKenzie in Düsseldorf. Sangeeta Sindwani and her husband, Raj, welcomed their new baby girl, Sienna Vidya Sindwani, on Mother’s Day, 2006. Jens Steinmuller has joined the Berlin office of Poellath and Partners. 2004: Maria Costantini is setting up her own law firm and will soon be teaching in two Universities. Marcel Enz is in-house counsel in the corporate legal services department of Schindler Management Ltd. in Ebikon, Switzerland. Yuanyi (Richard) Fang is now attending Penn State University Dickinson School of Law’s J.D. program. He and his wife, Yvonne, are the proud parents of their new baby daughter, Mia. Julia Fidenzio is working as an international lawyer for the American Pets Products Manufacturers Association in Greenwich, CT. Olivier Fruehwirth (Pack) works as in-house lawyer for Immoconsult Leasinggesellschaft m.b.H., in Austria. Taro Kaiho has returned to Hitachi, Japan where he is now in charge of securities issues between Japan and the United States. Shigeru Kaneda has resumed his work as an attorney at Mori Hamada & Matsumoto in Tokyo. Joachim Knoll moved to Geneva, where he is an associate at LALIVE, the boutique arbitration firm. Caroline Ming is working as international legal counsel for SGS Group Management in Geneva. Lauracelis Roques is working for the Governor of Puerto Rico as deputy legal counsel. Matthias Staedeli is an attorney with Rentsch & Partner, in Zurich. Gosia Torzecka and her husband, Gabriele, happily announced the birth of their daughter, Amelia, in August 2005. Christiane Wolff is an associate in the Frankfurt office of Fritze Paul Seelig, working on intellectual property matters. Jason Yao joined Acushnet Company and is based in Hong Kong. 2005: Rajiv Amlani works in Florida for LegalEase Solutions. Satoru Ariwaka and Daisuke Takei are working in the Singapore office of Shimizu Corporation. Eiji Hagio has returned to the Corporate Affairs Department at Tokyo Electric Power Company. Koh Hinokawa and Hirofumi “George” Yamamoto were married this fall in Hawaii. Yasuto Imai has returned to Tokyo and to his previous position in the Legal Department of Sumitomo Metal Industries, Ltd. Alexander Israel has begun work as an associate with Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP in Cologne. Atsushi Isokawa is in charge of contract review and other legal issues at the legal department of Alps Electronic. Georg Jacobs is working at an intellectual property law boutique, Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, in Düsseldorf. Pauline Loiseleur des Longchamps completed her Masters at Paris II, and will begin an internship at Dechert LLP in Paris. Marta Ortiz is working at the Puerto Rico Court of Appeals. Hisahito Osuka is a member of the Legal Department of Astellas Pharma Inc. in Tokyo. Kai Rueting is at Taylor Wessing in Düsseldorf, where he specializes in Intellectual Property. Rafael Sanz is working in the International Fixed Income Group of Pail Capital in New York. Aditi Shah got married this December in India. Sarah Zafrani Sidi and husband, Sam, are the proud parents of baby Rebecca. 2006: Chika Araki (Igarashi) returned to Tokyo to assume a position as a corporate associate at Asahi Koma Law Offices. Bjoern Grund has moved to Berlin to start a Referendariat clerkship. Takuhiro Homma is now in Singapore, working for Kelvin Chia Partnership. Also in Singapore is Daisuke Takei, who is working as in-house counsel for Shimizu Corporation. Deborah Journo has begun working for August & Debouzy in Paris. Kazuo Kubo is stationed in Düsseldorf, Germany, where he is working as the Chief Legal Officer for ALPS Electric Europa, a subsidiary of ALPS Electric Co. Santiago Lynch is in NY at Fox, Horan & Camerini LLP. Jesus Perez is the new chief of regulation in
the Colombian agency that oversees and regulates industry and commerce. Maricarmen Valls is now working in Mexico at América Móvil, Latin America’s largest wireless company, and recently got engaged.
Graduate Program in Banking and Financial Law 1986: William M. Scott IV is a partner in the finance and bankruptcy practice at the firm of Sheppard Mullin in Los Angeles, CA. 1989: Kevin Kane is president of Financial Regulatory Consulting in New York City, a firm specializing in bank compliance. Valerie J. McNevin is Senior International Legal Advisor for the remittances and payments project of the Bank of Bangladesh and is currently based in Dacca. 1990: John Maalouf has a private law practice in New York City and was recently ranked #5 in the United States in the area of International Trade and Finance in the United States Lawyer Rankings for the year 2006. 1992: Rene Roman is a presiding administrative law judge of the Office of Administrative Hearings (Sacramento Region) and teaches at the McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific. William W. Broadfoot III has a private law practice in Atlanta, GA. Hsu Jean Chiu is the director of the Banking Bureau of the Financial Supervisory Commission in Taiwan. 1993: Michael Atzwanger is managing director of Pension Plan Centrum, s.p.a., which provides administrative and financial services to pension funds. He lecures on the economics of pension funds at the Italian universities of Trento and Macerata. 1994: Franco Grilli is a partner of the capital markets and Structured Finance Division of Clifford Chance in Rome. Giuseppe Scagliarini has a private law practice in Newport, RI. 1996: Juan Berger is a partner at the firm of Berger, Pemueller & Asociados in Guatemala. 1999: Cedric Kinschots and Tesorina Chen reside in New York City where Cedric is an associate in the M&A department of Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom. 2000: Rose de Vries is an associate at the firm of Hunter Maclean in Savannah, GA. Alexander Stampf is a senior underwriter specializing in financial risks and profit center financial institutions at Munich Reinsurance Company in Munich. 2001: John A. Beccia has recently moved to Boston Private Wealth Management Group, where he is senior vice president and assistant general counsel. Mitchell Carroll is of counsel at Bingham McCutchen in Boston, specializing in project and structured finance, energy commercial and corporate finance. Piergiorgio Leofreddi is a Senior Associate at Clifford Chance in Rome, Italy. Pedro Velasco de la Pena is an associate at Creel, Garcia-Cuellar y Muggenberg in Mexico City. Valerie Voloj works for Banco Continental de Panama in Panama. 2002: Patrick Natale is a member of the House of Representatives of Massachusetts, representing the towns of Woburn, Reading and Stoneham. Kuan-Chun (Johnny) Chang has completed his JSD degree at the Georgetown University Law Center. Kathryn Colson is an associate at DLA Piper in New York City. Gabriela Romitti Rossi is an associate at Pires de Oliveira Dias Avogados in Sao Paolo, Brazil. Robin Sheedy Bunker is an associate at Hemenway & Barnes in Boston. Brandon Meadows is corporate counsel of Compass Bank in Birmingham, AL. 2003: Norman Knickle is attorney-adviser at the Boston District Office of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Cathy Li is vice president of the Legal & Compliance Department of AIG Investments in Taiwan. Diego Soto Solera is a partner at FBS Advisors in San Jose, Costa Rica. Elias Sayegh graduated with an M.A. in Law & Diplomacy from the Fletcher
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School at Tufts University. Hee Cheol Kim recently finished his Ph.D. and is head researcher at Korea University Legal Research Center. 2004: Eric Pinciss has moved to New York City and joined the firm of Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel. Farhad Alavi is an associate at Holland & Knight in Washington, DC. Josephine Mentakis Lyons is working in Boston at Investors Bank & Trust Company. Ricardo Haaker Yori recently joined Rebaza Alcazar & de las Casas in Lima, Peru. Oscar Eyzaguirre has joined the firm of Miranda y Amado in the same city. Hun Ko is a partner in the banking division of Lee & Ko in Seoul, Korea. Francisco Benegas Lynch has been promoted to partner at Estudio Fiorito in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Aldo Elli has moved to Morri Associati in Milan, Italy. Giacomo Beretta is director of International Affairs at Marco Polo Integrated Services (Shanghai) Co. Ltd. Pasquale Stricagnolo has moved firms and is now an associate at Freshfields in Milan. Saad Shervani is a partner at LexIcons in New Delhi, India. Petros Fatouros is an associate at Tsoutis Fatouros & Partners in Athens, Greece. Aliya Rakhimbekova is an associate at Salans’ office in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Paul Hegner has moved back to Switzerland and has recently joined Infront Sports & Media AG, a sport marketing and media company in Zug, Switzerland. Martin Lacdao was recently named associate director of the Morin Center in Banking and Financial Law and co-teaches the Thesis Seminar in the Graduate Program. 2005: Varoujan Avedikian is the head of the Legal Department at the Central Bank of the Republic of Armenia. Other classmates involved in central banking include Suapi Che Shaffai (Central Bank of Malaysia) and Tatsuki Murase (Bank of Japan). Tomoya Yamashita is currently connected with the Ministry of Finance in Japan. Marcel Tranchet has returned to Switzerland and is an associate at Lenz & Staehelin in Zurich where he works on banking and finance, M&A and corporate matters. Michal Amzallag is in New Zealand where she works at ASB Bank. Nicole Hermsdorf is based in Portland, ME, and works at Citigroup Corporate and Investment Banking. Katherine Sikora Nelson also works at Citigroup but in New York City. Natalie Wong-Brink Sawyer is an associate at Hanify & King P.C. and is still based in Boston. Lourdes Galan is an associate at De Castro & Robles in Panama. Sirirat Cheongvivatkit has resumed her duties as an associate at Allen & Overy in Bangkok, Thailand. Ali Al-Hashimi is back in the United Arab Emirates and is a partner at Global Advocates & Legal Consultants in Dubai. 2006: After a year in New York with Thacher Proffitt & Wood, Jimena Gonzalez de Cossio is back in Mexico City as an associate at Forastieri Abogados. Cassandra Huggins works with the Office of Thrift Supervision and is based in Seattle, WA. Samuel Mirkin is leaving Boston and heading to New York, where he will join the financial services firm of Katten Muchin Rosenman. Also in New York are Xiaoying (Crystal) Hu and Jesse Chen, who work for the Bank of China. Staying put in Boston are Candace Cavalier, who is an associate at Kirkpatrick & Lockhart, Andrew de Lorme, who is working at Fidelity, and Ryan Louvar, who is working at State Street. After a year in DC, Oliver Ciric has returned to Geneva, where he works at Hogan & Hartson. Mrinal (Ram) Chandran is now based in Mumbai, India, where he is an associate at Amarchand Mangaldas. Lucia Amiri Talesh is currently working as a coordinator at the Diplomatic Academy of Peru. Yann Shin Li has returned to Taiwan, where she is an associate at the Taipei office of Jones Day. Eduardo Corzo Ramos is an associate at the Mexico City office of Holland & Knight. Carlos Soler Vock is an associate at Freshfields in Madrid, Spain. Sarah Delgado works at the firm of Steel Hector and Davis in Puerto Rico. Ana Paola Morera has resumed her work as an associate at Baker & McKenzie in Monterey, Mexico. Sezen Ozcan is now an associate at Herguner Bilden Ozcke law firm in Istanbul, Turkey. Santha Sandaram and Ahmutha Chadayan have returned to the Central
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Bank of Malaysia. 2007: John Popeo is at the Supervision, Regulation & Credit Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. Maia Councheva will be joining the prestigious Honors Program of the Federal Deposit Insurance Commission. Adam Miller is a trial attorney at the Office of the U.S. Trustee at the Department of Justice in Kansas City, MO. Anabella Vegas has been named a Legal Fellow at the Inter-American Investment Corporation in Washington, DC. Felipe Diaz Toro has moved to join the New York office of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya. Joining him in New York is Marwan Azzi, who will split time between the New York and London offices of Chadbourne & Parke. Also in New York is Leanne McDougall, who is working for Australia’s Commonwealth Bank. Joselyn Chico has just completed an internship at Credit Suisse in New York. Staying put in Boston is Felipe Mendoza who is an intern at Bingham McCutchen. Also in Boston is Adriana Rojas, who is currently an associate at Sullivan & Worcester. Rene Vazquez is now an associate at Garriques & Anderson in Puerto Rico. Vitelio Mejia Armenteros has rejoined the firm of Mejia Armenteros & Abreu in the Dominican Republic, while Pedro Drummond has returned to Belo Horizonte, Brazil, to take over his family’s law firm. Anne Ziolo has returned to France to join Clifford Chance in Paris. Returning to the Philippines are Carol Lerma, who is currently an assistant director at the Philippine Securities and Exchange Commission, and Onofre (Bong) Tejada, who resumed his duties as legal counsel at the Philippine central bank. Liliana Yoshida has completed her Morin CenterIDLO Fellowship in Quito, Ecuador.
Graduate Tax Program 1958: Allan Landau is a partner at Holland & Knight LLP in Boston. 1963: Jerald Burwick is an attorney at Jager Smith PC in Boston. Frederick A. Griffen is an attorney at Hinman, Howard & Kattell in Binghamton, NY. 1965: Jason Cotton is a partner at Peabody & Arnold in Boston. 1966: Howard W. Dragutsky is self-employed in Encino, CA. Alan J. Grace is a partner at Bernkopf Goodman LLP in Boston. 1968: Hilton Bell is a managing partner at Milling, Benson, Woodward, Hillyer LLP in New Orleans. 1969: Anthony Catalano is an attorney with Bond Schoeneck & King PA in Naples, FL. Graham McSwiney practices at McSwiney, Semple, HankinBirke & Wood PC in New London, NH. 1970: Michael Brockelman continues to practice at Bowditch & Dewey in Worcester, MA. Michael M. Davis is a partner at Sullivan and Worcester in Boston. 1971: Larry Bishins is practicing at his own law firm in Fort Lauderdale, FL. John Colliander has joined Colliander, Field & Brown in Portsmouth, NH. 1972: Alexander Bove is the president of Bove & Langa, PC in Boston. Sanford Crane is a shareholder and attorney with Marshall, Crane and McAloon, PC in Burlington, MA. Edward Ginn has his own practice in Norwood, MA. 1973: John R. Hicinbothem is self-employed in Framingham, MA. 1974: Edward L. Colby is retired in Savannah, GA. Edward McIntyre is retired in Foxboro, MA. 1975: John D’Agostino is a partner at Edwards, Angell Palmer & Dodge in Hartford, CT. Bob Harb is a partner at Cirome & Harb LLP in Haverhill, MA. John Joyce is the in-house counsel at The Hanover Insurance Group in Worcester, MA. 1976: Christopher Curtis is a partner at Sullivan & Worcester in Boston. Peter Gerard is a partner at Gerard & Ghazey in Northampton, MA. Terry Jones is an attorney with Maselan & Jones PC in Boston. Richard Licht is a managing partner at Tillinghast
Licht & Semonoff in Providence, RI. Richard Lipsman has his own practice in New York City. 1977: John Cornish is a partner at Choate Hall & Stewart in Boston. Robert D. Horner is retired in Midlothian, VA. Douglas O. Kant is the senior vice-president and deputy chief counsel for Fidelity Investments in Boston. Frederick Kuhn is practicing at Winkokur, Serkey & Rosenberg PC in Plymouth, MA. 1978: Lawrence Blacker is self-employed and working in Boston. Carl A. Draucker is a partner at Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP in Cleveland, OH. Alan Gibbons is now the director of Tax Compliance at WR Grace and Company in Boca Raton, FL. Alan Goldberg has his own practice in McLean, VA. Joe Hegel is a district judge in Miles City, MT. 1979: Lawrence Athan continues his work as a Partner at Posternak, Blankstein & Lund in Boston. Katalin Brown is a tax manager at Ernst & Young in Boston. Mike Dennis is the vice president for Conservation Real Estate and Private Lands at the Nature Conservancy in Arlington, VA. Karl Grunewald is the CEO of the von Clausewitz Group in Milwaukee, WI. Charles Kamen is the Vice President of Human Resources at MediaNews Group in Denver, CO. Robert Marshall is a managing attorney at Marshall, Crane & McAloon PC in Burlington, MA. Judd Marten practices at LeSourd & Patten PS in Seattle, WA. 1980: Andrew Aloe is the president of Shenango Inc. of Pittsburgh, PA. Richard Birmingham is a member of Birmingham, Thorson & Barnett, P.C. in Seattle. Eleanor Baker works as a Managing Partner at Baker, Newman & Noyes of Portland, ME. Ellen Flanagan is the sole practitioner at Cope Law, LLC in Westwood, MA. John Gilbert is a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP in Boston. John Keegan is a partner at The Wagner Law Group in Boston. Gary Lee is the national director of Insurance for the Private Client Advisor group of Deloitte & Touche in Boston. 1981: Steven Cohen is a shareholder at Devine Millimet and Branch PA in Manchester, NH. George Collins maintains his own practice in Goffstown, NH. Peter Hall maintains his own practice in Miami. Elizabeth Higgins is a revenue agent at the IRS in Norwalk, CT. Philip Kerle is the CEO of Demica, Ltd. in London. Y.A. Korff is the Grand Rabbi at the Zvhil – Mezbuz Beis Medrash in Boston. Edward D. Kutchin is practicing at Kutchin & Rufo, PC in Boston. Steven B. Kutscheid practices at Gray Plant Mooty PA in St. Cloud, MN. Mark A. Lester is a partner at Jones & Lester LLP in Oxnard, CA. 1982: Patricia M. Annino, the chair of Prince, Lobel, Glovsky & Tye’s Estate Planning and Tax Group, was named the Estate Planner of the Year. Robert Berluti continues to practice as a member of Berluti & McLaughlin LLC in Boston. Bruce H. Cohen is self-employed in Dedham, MA. Jeffrey W. Curcio is practicing at Murphy Austin Adams Schoenfeld LLP in Sacramento, CA. Sally Dowling is a partner at Adler, Pollock & Sheehan PC in Providence, RI. Donald Kaiser practices at Reed, Adami and Kaiser, PC in Brockton, MA. Henry J. Lane is an attorney at Lane and Hamer in Whitinsville, MA. Jeff Lessoff has his own practice in New York City. 1983: Richard Breed is an attorney and shareholder at Tarlow, Breed, Hart & Rogers PC in Boston. Thomas Bird continues his work at Supervalu, Inc. in Minneapolis, MN. Roger Asch has his own business in Portland, ME. Stephen Cohen is the director of Partnership Taxes for Ernst & Young in Lyndhurst, NJ. Mary Collins is a partner at Fedele & Murray PC in Norwood, MA. Kevin Driskill is a partner at Driskill & Jones in Oklahoma City, OK. Peter F. Granoff is a partner at Riemer & Braunstein LLP in Boston. Stanley Douglas Levitt is the president of CalWind Resources, Inc. in Westlake Village, CA. Forrest Milder is a partner at Nixon Peabody LLP in Boston. 1984: Scott M. Grant is self-employed in Naples, FL. Lynn Thomas Johnson has her own practice in Medford, MA. James Kinney is the President and Chief Executive Officer at the USI Consulting
Group in Glastonbury, CT. Scott Mexic is the director of external affairs at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. 1985: Betty Auton-Beck has her own practice in Redlands, CA. Alden Bianchi is a partner at Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo. Michael Cooper works in Dallas, TX, as a partner at McElree, Savage Smith. Leo J. Cushing is the managing partner and an attorney at Cushing Dolan PC in Boston. Sharon Goldzweig serves as counsel in the benefits section at the Consolidated Edison Company of New York. Robert B. Labe is an equity shareholder at Williams, Williams, Rattner & Plunkett in Birmingham, MI. David Maslen is retired in Newburyport, MA. 1986: Neal Bobruff maintains his own practice, The Law Office of Neal M. Bobruff, in Mystic, CT. Yale Bohn is the vice-president and general counsel for the Princeton HealthCare System. Joan B. Di Cola has her own practice in Boston. James P. Lane is a partner at the Denver, CO, law firm of Sherman & Howard LLC. Tony Luppino is an associate professor at the University of Missouri School of Law in Kansas City. Erin Prouty is practicing with Hoffman, Sabban & Watenmaker in Los Angeles, CA. Peter W. Shrair is an attorney at Cooley Shrair PC in Springfield, MA. 1987: Joseph Amrhein is working at Amrhein & Amrhein in Hingham, MA. Timothy Benoit is a partner at Perkins Thompson in Portland, ME. Michael Betcher continues to practice in his own law firm in Lexington, MA. Joel Carpenter is a managing partner at Sullivan & Worcester in Boston. Thomas Condon is the chief of the Litigation Bureau at the Massachusetts Department of Revenue. Michael Contorno works in Houston, TX, as the senior corporate counsel at Stanford Financial Group. Edward Corbosiero is the director of Treasury/ Taxation at Pegasystems, Inc. in Cambridge. Richard Desharnais is the tax counsel for General Electric in Albany, NY. Deborah DiVerdi-Carlson is a partner at Posternak, Blankstein & Lund LLP of Boston. Peter Golemme has his own practice in Boston. John L. Hackett, Jr. is a member at Bartlett Hackett Feinberg PC in Boston. Lawrence G. Hoyle has his own practice in Canton, MA. 1988: Antonio Afonso continues his work as a partner at Moses Afonso Jackvony Ltd. in Providence. Ronald Aseltine has his own practice in Wilton, ME. Richard Buggy is a partner at Saslow, Lufkin & Buggy LLP in Avon, CT. Nelson Toner is a member at Bernstein, Shur, Sawyer & Nelson. He is also an adjunct professor at the University of Maine School of Law. 1989: Mark M. Christopher, a partner at Edwards, Angell, Palmer & Dodge in Boston, has been named Massachusetts state chair for the American College of Trusts and Estates Council. 1990: Kathleen Bornhorst continues to practice at Pepe & Hazard LLP in Hartford, CT. Steven Burke is a shareholder and the director and chair of the Tax Department at Mclane Graf Raulerson and Middleton PA in Manchester, NH. Anthony Delyani is practicing at McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton, PA in Portsmouth, NH. William Chadwick LaMar is the assistant U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Mississippi in Oxford, MS. Kenneth Light is a partner at Vacovec, Mayotte & Singer in Newton, MA. Roger Lipson is practicing at Goldenberg, Walters & Lipson in Brookline, MA, and will be the new president of the Brookline Chamber of Commerce for 20072008. Dante Lucas is the tax managing director at KPMG in New York City. Richard Marone is a partner at Murth Cullina LLP in Hartford, CT. 1991: John H. Driscoll is the senior vice president and senior financial planner for the United States Trust Company, N.A. in West Hartford, CT. Arthur Leonard is a partner at Salter McGowan Sylvia and Leonard in Providence, RI. Gregory McKenzie is a tax partner at Kelley Dry & Warren LLP in New York City. Anu R. Mullikin is practicing at Devine, Millimet, Stahl & Branch in Manchester, NH. 1992: Meredeth Beers is a partner in the Trusts & Estates section at Holland & Knight in Boston. Lawrence Lebowsky has his own practice specializing
in estate planning and trust and probate law in Los Angeles. 1993: Gabrielle Caggiano is the vice president of Wealth Management at Smith Barney in Boston. Al Kingan is the Assistant Vice President of the Estate and Business Planning Department at MassMutual Financial Group in Springfield, MA. Jim Klopper is the associate vice-president and tax counsel at Sun Life Assurance Co. of Canada in Wellesley Hills, MA. Fred F. Mashian has his own practice in Los Angeles, CA. 1994: Earl Beeman is a partner at Venable LLP in Washington, DC. Mark Butts is now a managing member of Boston Equity Advisors LLC of Canton, MA. Susan Dawson is the managing director at Highmount Capital LLC in Boston. Thomas Kinzler was recently named vice-president and counsel at John Hancock Funds. 1995: Susan Atlas remains at Atlas & Atlas PC in Bedford, MA. Brandon Buckingham is now the director of Qualified Plans at John Hancock in Boston. Steve McCready is the founder of Puritan Faust, LLC in Northborough, MA. McKay M. Pearson has been voted by his peers throughout the state as one of Utah’s “Legal Elite” in the category of Corporate Law (as published in Utah Business Magazine). 1996: Amelia Bormann serves as counsel at WilmerHale in Boston. Richard Briansky is at Prince, Lobel, Glovsky and Tye in Boston. Neil Cohen is an associate at Broude & Hochberg LLP in Boston. Bryan S. MacCormack has his own office (Law Office of Bryan S. MacCormack PC). 1997: Sandra Cardone is the assistant attorney general in Boston. Steven Giordano is of counsel at Bingham McCutchen LLP in Boston. Scott Schul is the acting director of the Tax Policy & Legislation Division of Maine Revenue Services. He is also an adjunct professor at the University of Maine School of Law. 1998: Richard M. Jones serves as senior vice-president and general tax counsel for CBS Corporation. 1999: Peter Campia recently opened his own practice in Osterville, MA, and is an adjunct faculty member at Fisher College teaching business law. Margaret Cross practices at Cushing & Dolan in Chestnut Hill, MA. Anthony Di Maria is practicing at Edward I. Sumber, PC in Carmel, NY. Suzanne Goldberg works at Granite Telecommunications in Quincy, MA. Todd Hedgpeth is the international tax manager at L-3 Communications Corporation in New York City. Julia Jacobson is an associate at Bingham McCutchen LLP in Boston, MA. Jonathan Korb is the general counsel for Loring, Wolcott & Coolidge in Boston. D. Sean McMahon has opened his own practice in Boston specializing in tax litigation and controversy. 2000: Donald Board is special counsel at Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham LLP in Boston. Angela Bynoe is a federal tax quality assurance analyst at Block Financial in Cambridge. John A. Donsbach is practicing at the Donsbach Law Firm LLC in Martinez, GA. Karen B. Johnson has her own practice in Groton, MA. N. Peter Laskey has his own practice in Stonington, CT. Tina Leung is practicing at Weston Patrick PA in Boston. Patrick McAvoy practices at McAvoy & McAvoy LLP in Melrose, MA, and at Trudeau & McAvoy LLP in Lexington, MA. David Nagle works in the Boston office of Sullivan & Worcester LLP as a partner. 2001: James Coyle practices at Stewart, Melvin & Frost LLP in Gainesville, GA. Pamela Fleming is an associate at Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky, and Popeo PC in Boston. Kimberley A. Howland has her own practice in Madison, CT. Kevin Kuczinski is a senior tax attorney at Exxon Mobil Corporation in Houston, TX. 2002: Blaire Bernard has joined the legal services team at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington, MA. Avi Lev is now an associate at Davis, Malm & D’Aogstine PC of Boston. Javier Salinas is now the senior advisor to the General Counsel at the United States Department
of the Treasury in Washington D.C. Karla (D’Alleva) Valas is the vice president and chief compliance officer at the Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift Fund in Boston. Jessica L. Lavely is a partner at Johnson, Browning & Clayton in Sarasota, FL. Todd A. McGee was elected to the city councilor for the city of Holyoke, MA. 2004: Ivan Bui is now an associate at the Paris office of Allen & Overy. Bill Crispin has recently been promoted to Head of Asia Sales at the Suntrust Robinson Humphrey in Atlanta, GA. He and YaPing Chen are expecting their first child later this year. June Deptulski accepted a position at a law firm in Stonington, CT. Diane E. Dorr is the tax manager for the Multistate Tax Services Group at Deloitte & Touche LLP in Boston. Marshall S. Grant is an associate at Burns & Levinson LLP in Boston. Jeremy Johnson was promoted to partner at the law firm of Ferris & Associates PC in Williamsburg, VA, in March. Jinghua Liu is an associate at Backer & McKenzie in Palo Alto, CA. Diana Melnyk practices at KPMG LLP in San Diego, CA. Jason Pollak has joined the Chicago Office of Deloitte & Touche LLP. 2005: Rafael Antun is an associate in the Transaction Advisory Services Section at Ernst & Young in Miami, FL. Sanaz Dasmah is working at the Radmand Professional Dental Group in Encino, CA. Nina Gomez is an associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLC, in Miami, FL. Felice N. Gray-Kemp is now practicing at Pratt & Kemp in CT. Sean Kanousis is working for Berdon LLP in New York City. Steve Kralik is the senior manager of State and Local Tax at KPMG LLP in Hartford, CT. Corain McGinn is an associate at Goodwin Procter in Boston. Jennifer Piasecki now works for Alliantgroup LP in Houston, TX, and was recently engaged. Elka T. Sachs is a partner in the Transactional Group of Boston’s Krokidas and Bluestein LLP. Sherri Thorne is an international tax manager at Bearing Point in Foxborough, MA. Athena Vakas is currently an attorney for the U.S. Department of the Treasury in the IRS Chief Counsel’s Office in Boston. Garrett Winslow is an associate at Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky, and Popeo PC in Boston. 2006: Kelly Aylward and Deborah B. Dong were recently hired as associates at Bove & Langa of Boston. John Barooshian is working for Cooley Manion Jones LLP in Boston. Lindsay Liu is practicing at Ernst & Young LLP in Boston. Carla Sibille is working for a judge in North Louisiana and has recently accepted a position as an associate at the David Lukinovich Law Firm’s Baton Rouge branch. 2007: Grant Butler is now an associate at Goodwin Procter in Boston.
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Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift Fund Ellen J. Flannery, Esq. Joanne S. Gill, Esq. Robert B. Goldfarb, Esq. Alan Winston Granwell, Esq. Robert F. Grondine, Esq. Arnold P. Hanson, Esq. Sidney Heimberg, Esq. Hudson Valley National Foundation Inc. Richard A. Karelitz, Esq. William F. Macauley, Esq. Peter McCausland, Esq. Irving E. Miller, Esq. S. L. Miller Charitable Foundation Kenneth P. Morrison, Esq. New Hampshire Charitable Foundation Palace Head Foundation Inc. Richard L. Pearlstone Peggy Meyerhoff Pearlstone Foundation Roger A. Putnam, Esq. J. Michael Schell, Esq. The Clinton H. & Wilma T. Shattuck Charitable Trust Paul R. Sugarman, Esq. Sullivan & Worcester LLP Craig S. Thompson, Esq. William B. Tyler, Esq. Oscar A. Wasserman, Esq. Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr Nina B. Zolt, Esq.
Patron Nancy E. Barton, Esq. Lisa G. Beckerman, Esq. Honorable Thaddeus Buczko Barbara B. Creed, Esq. Clark Evans Downs, Esq. David L. Feld, Esq. The Feld Law Firm P.C. John H. Fitzpatrick, Esq. Jay M. Forgotson, Esq. Dan J. Freehling, Esq. Michael D. Fricklas, Esq. Barbara Guss, Esq. High Meadow Foundation, Inc. Jackson Lewis LLP Martin Lobel, Esq. Edward D. McCarthy, Esq. Hugh R. McCombs, Esq. Richard E. Mikels, Esq. The Milford National Bank Trust Company Elliott I. Mishara, Esq. The Law Firm of Hugh H. Mo, P.C. Occidental Petroleum Corporation Dean Maureen Oâ€™Rourke & James Molloy Linda S. Peterson, Esq. James C. Pizzagalli, Esq. Roger M. Ritt, Esq. Wayne E. Smith, Esq. Aaron R. Sokol, Esq. Neil Sugarman, Esq. Kevin T. Van Wart, Esq. Ross M. Weisman, Esq. Harry J. Weiss, Esq.
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