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focuses on commercial real estate transactions. Michael Sweeney was selected to serve as chief campus counsel for UC Davis. Gonzalo “Sal” Torres, who

recently joined the USF School of Law Board of Governors, retired from the City Council of Daly City, where he spent 20 years as councilman and served fve terms as mayor. He continues leading the Americas commercial transactions legal team at Equinix, Inc.


Thomas Burke contrib-

uted to the July 2018 update of Internet Law and Practice. Tom Tafoll was named a 20182019 Lemelson Center Fellow, providing him with a grant to study at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C., where he will research artifacts and documents related to the contributions of American Latinos to the advancement of science and technology in America from 1848 to the present.


Jessica Armstrong was profled in The Morning Call for her advocacy work to prevent sexual assault in sports. Laura Cohen, director of Southwestern Law School’s Street Law Clinic and Public Service Programs and clinical professor of law, was featured in the Southwestern Law Blog for her contributions to starting the Los Angeles Incubator Consortium, which provides training to new attorneys to launch solo practices. Cohen was also a 2018 National Lawyers Guild — Los Angeles honoree at its gala. Scott Cole published his book, Fallout, a true story of Cole’s

frst class action in 1994, uncovering Unocal’s intentional release of harmful toxins. Patricia DeAngelis joined

Murtha Cullina LLP as counsel in its business and fnance department. Michael Reedy, a partner at

McManis Faulkner, was named a 2018 Northern California Super Lawyer. Anne-Marie Taylor was named

executive director of the Iowa Broadcast News Association.


Thomas Brown was inducted as president of the Marin County Bar Association. Brown is a litigation attorney with Foley and Lardner LLP.

Michael Sandgren joined the Oakland ofce of Dentons as a partner in its litigation and dispute resolution practice.


Eric Newsom joined Sheppard Mullin in its San Francisco ofce. Previously, he was at Manatt Phelps, where he was co-chair of the corporate and fnance group and chair of the private equity and venture capital group.


Elise Sanguinetti, a founding partner at Arias Sanguinetti Wang & Torrijos LLP, was sworn in as president of the American Association for Justice.


Thomas Asimou was featured by AZCentral in the article “From missing to legally dead: The search for Sherif's Ofce posse member Sam Grider” for his work on a missing persons case.


Kevin Sin was appointed senior vice president and head of worldwide business development for pharmaceuticals research and development at GlaxoSmithKline. Britt Strottman joined the frm Baron & Budd as a shareholder and member of its environmental litigation group.


Shannon Bettis Nakabayashi has joined Jackson

Lewis P.C. in its San Francisco ofce as a principal. She was previously at Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP.

Seven Alumni Join Board of Governors USF School of Law is proud to welcome seven new members to the Board of Governors, a group of committed alumni who provide guidance to law school leadership and help sustain an active alumni community. Christine Gregorak ’93 stepped into her new role as president, and Gonzalo “Sal” Torres ’88 is now the president-elect. EMPLOYMENT COMMITTEE MEMBER:

Elizabeth Bohannon ’92, Associate General Counsel, Labor and Employment at Airbnb

Hon. Russell Moore was appointed to the California Superior Court in Riverside County by Gov. Jerry Brown. Kristin Wiebe was the keynote

speaker at the John C. Marienau Morality of Capitalism Symposium, “Human Trafcking: Can Free Markets Free People?”, at the University of Nebraska College of Business and Technology.


Judge Lupe Garcia ’95, Judge of the Alameda County Superior Court Simron Gill ’12, Lead Counsel, Video Content and Production at Facebook Raphael Gutierrez ’01, Legal Director and Head of Trademarks at Uber

Hekani Jakhalu LLM

was profled in YourStory India for her work as founder of YouthNet, an organization that provides employment and entrepreneurial opportunities to youth in Nagaland, India. Jeremiah Johnson was appointed

a judge on the San Francisco Immigration Court.



Merritt Anderson was selected for the inaugural list of Top Moms of Color in Tech by Reach Mama Network. Anderson is vice president of employee experience and engagement at Github.


Barbara Quinn ’96, Vice President, Intellectual Property at Sony Pictures Entertainment David Sutton ’08, Supervising Deputy Federal Public Defender for the Central District of California Jenn Wall ’07, Senior Corporate Counsel at Google X



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USF Lawyer Fall 2018  

All Rise - From the NFL to the federal bench, California Court of Appeal Justice Martin J. Jenkins ’80 has made a career of helping others g...

USF Lawyer Fall 2018  

All Rise - From the NFL to the federal bench, California Court of Appeal Justice Martin J. Jenkins ’80 has made a career of helping others g...