The accomplishments, milestones, awards and news of UConn School of Law alumni:
Kevin Dubay '79, a Connecticut Superior Court judge and former Hartford city attorney, died March 6, 2020. Read his obituary.
The Connecticut Law Tribune recognized Graham Moller '16 as a 2020 New Leader in the Law. Moller is an associate at Cramer & Anderson and a member of the firm's Workers' Compensation and Civil Litigation practice areas. He was recognized with the award for his willingness to take on leadership roles in his local County Bar Association.
Thomas J. Caruso '88, a 34 year state employee and avid marathon runner, died Feb. 28, 2020. Read his obituary here.
President Trump has named Rear Admiral Peter J. Brown '95 as his special representative for Puerto Rico's disaster recovery, the White House announced February 7, 2020. Brown will coordinate efforts to rebuild infrastructure in Puerto Rico in the wake of two natural disasters, Hurrican Maria in 2017, and a magnitude 6.4 earthquake in January, 2020. Before being appointed to his new role, Brown commanded the Seventh Coast Guard District, headquartered in Miami, Florida.
Mary-Ellen Barrett '88 is one of nine prosecutors from across the country named to the National Human Trafficking Advisory Board with the National District Attorney's Association. Barrett is deputy district attorney of the Sex Crimes and Human Trafficking Division of the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office. She will be assisting prosecutors in Tanzania, working to achieve justice for human trafficking victims and survivors.
DeVaughn Ward '11 has been hired as senior legislative counsel by the Marijuana Policy Project, a national organization focused on the legalization and regulation of cannabis. Ward will work closely with legislators, the Connecticut Coalition to Regulate Marijuana, and other allies to push for an end to prohibition in 2020. He will also serve as co-director of the coalition. Ward has spent the past decade since receiving his JD from the UConn School of Law gaining experience in law and public policy, including working with clients at his own Hartford-based firm.
Jennifer Haddad '97 has been elevated to principal at the firm of Cohn Birnbaum and Shea in Hartford. Haddad is a member of the firm's Commercial Real Estate Group, handling all aspects of the sale and acquisition of real property, and negotiating on behalf of commercial landlords and tenants.
Daniel Lage '15, a partner at Ruane Attorneys in the firm's Shelton, Connecticut, office has been named to Connecticut Magazine's "40 Under 40: Class of 2020" list. Lage specializes in criminal defense law and represents those discriminated against by employers and the government.
John Durham '75, U.S. attorney for the District of Connecticut has appointed Sarah Kerwan '00 chief of the office's Criminal Division. Karwan most recently was chief of the district’s Major Crimes Unit, where she supervised prosecution of cases involving matters such as immigration, human trafficking, and hate crimes.
Moses Vargas '07, vice president and general counsel of Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, has been named an OnCon Icon award winner and member of the Top 50 Corporate Counsel list.