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2011 Tomek Koszylko recently joined Hanson Bridgett LLP as an associate in the ﬁrm’s health section. He focuses his practice on transactional and litigation matters for the ﬁrm’s health and senior care clients. Peter McGraw earned a Texas Equal Justice Works Fellowship to work with Texas RioGrande Legal Aid in Corpus Christi. Those chosen as fellows have developed new and innovative legal projects that will impact lives and serve communities in desperate need of legal assistance. He will provide legal advocacy and conduct outreach to prevent and diminish the impact of civil collateral consequences of criminal justice involvement for South Texans with psychiatric disabilities.
Law Quadrangle • Spring 2014
Connor T. Gants has joined the Chicago law ﬁrm Butler Rubin Saltarelli & Boyd LLP as an associate, concentrating his practice in complex commercial litigation. Most recently, he was an associate at the Los Angeles law ﬁrm Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP, where he worked on a variety of commercial litigation matters. He also worked as a summer associate at the ﬁrm during law school.
Rongrong Zhou, LLM, decided to switch her career path from law ﬁrms to the judiciary. She currently is working as a judicial clerk in the Department of Human Resources of the Higher People’s Court of Shandong Province in China.
2013 James Boufides joined Miller Canﬁeld’s employment and labor group as an associate in the Kalamazoo ofﬁce. He assists with all aspects of advising and counseling employers on day-to-day employment-related matters, and aids in the defense of employers and businesses in both civil litigation and labor arbitrations.
Jeff Bradford joined Tonkon Torp LLP in the ﬁrm’s litigation department in Portland, Oregon. He served as a summer associate at Tonkon Torp in 2012, and was a student law clerk in the U.S. Attorney’s Ofﬁce in Portland in the summer of 2011. As an extern at the U-M Health System Legal Ofﬁce, he prepared liability analyses of potential implications of federal regulations. He is an active member of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society, an organization of lawyers and law school students throughout the world who are committed to public service. Jack J. Carver has joined Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek SC in its corporate and ﬁnance practice group as a member of the commercial ﬁnance team. Prior to joining WHD, he worked as a student attorney at the Washtenaw County Ofﬁce of Public Defender. He also served as an intern for Judge Richard Conlin of Michigan’s 14th District; as a staff researcher for the Center on Wisconsin Strategy; as a reporter for The Western Herald; and as a research intern for the Michigan League of Conservation Voters.
Daniel Lewin joins Quarles & Brady as an associate in the commercial litigation practice group in the Chicago ofﬁce. He recently was part of a team of attorneys from the ﬁrm who volunteered their legal services to obtain asylum for an Ethiopian woman who was detained and tortured while ﬁghting for democracy in Ethiopia. Liza M. Roe has joined Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman’s Troy, Michigan, ofﬁce as an associate. She practices in the health law practice group, where she focuses on supply chain structures and operations, mergers and acquisitions, and general business transactions and services.
Mark Franke has been awarded the Clarin M. Schwartz Memorial Award in the American College of Employee Beneﬁts Counsel 2013 Student Writing Competition for his paper on Detroit and public pensions in bankruptcy.
Thomas C.M. Turner joined Miller Canﬁeld’s ﬁnancial institutions and transactions group as an associate in the Detroit ofﬁce. While at Michigan Law, he was a contributing editor to the Michigan Journal of International Law.
Kate Getz has joined Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP in the ﬁrm’s corporate and securities practice. In addition to her legal internships, she spent two years as an English language instructor for the AEON Corp. in Nagoya, Japan.
Jamie L. Woolard Jr. joined Miller Canﬁeld’s international dispute resolution section of the ﬁrm’s commercial litigation group as an associate in the Detroit ofﬁce. He also sits on the Environmental Commission for the City of Ann Arbor.