The accomplishments, milestones, awards and news of UConn School of Law alumni:
Javier Flores '06 has been selected to receive one of the HBNA Top Lawyers Under 40 awards from the Hispanic National Bar Association. Flores is a partner in Manion Gaynor & Manning’s Boston office, and also serves in the firm's Complex Litigation Group. Flores has defended a wide variety of civil cases, including product liability, food-borne illness, class action and premises liability claims. Flores is also a Fellow of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity for the 2017-18 year.
Aaron Levy '06 has been appointed to the Leadership Greater Hartford Board of Directors. Leadership Greater Hartford is a nonprofit organization that trains aspiring leaders by connecting them to established leaders. Levy, who is also partner at Shipman & Goodwin LLP, completed the Leadership Greater Hartford program in 2016.
Adam Dworkin '06 has been promoted to vice president of operations for the Integrated Medical Group at Griffin Hospital in Derby, Connecticut. Dworkin joined the hospital in 2011 as the Executive Director of Griffin Faculty Physicians. Previously he served as the director of marketing for a Connecticut law firm, a position that followed his service in the U.S. Navy as a surface warfare officer, mission planner and instructor.
Kenneth Kelly '60, the retired senior vice president and general counsel of the Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection & Insurance Company, died Feb. 7, 2017. Read his obituary.
Al Terzi '92 spoke to 66 retired or semi-retired members of the Y's Men of Meriden on Jan. 31, 2017. Terzi discussed various current events including General Electric's move to Boston, the proposed Connecticut highway tolls and upcoming Supreme Court nomination. Terzi, best known as a television host at Fox61, also gave a presentation about his career path and answered questions from the audience.
Jem Sponzo '06 was sworn in Feb. 6, 2017, as a U.S. Immigration judge for the New York City Immigration Court. For the past 10 years, Sponzo served as trial attorney in the civil division of the Office of Immigration Litigation in Washington D.C. During her time in Washington, she also worked as the clearance counsel for the Office of Presidential Personnel at the White House. Sponzo will begin hearing cases in February 2017.
Elizabeth Amandus '09 has been named a member at Jackson Kelly PLLC in Charleston, West Virginia. Amandus practices in the Commercial Law Practice Group, mostly in the areas of commercial and administrative litigation and debtor representation in commercial bankruptcy proceedings.
Lauren Laushman '12 has joined Fisher, Patterson, Sayler & Smith LLP as an associate attorney based in Topeka, Kansas. Laushman's practice focuses primarily on civil litigation defense. Previously, Laushman served as a research attorney for Judge Stephen D. Hill at the Kansas Court of Appeals and as a research attorney for Judge Kathryn Gardner.
Linda Morkan '87 has been appointed chair of Robinson+Cole's Appellate Group. During her time at Robinson+Cole, Morkan has been involved in more than 175 appeals at a variety of courts, including the Connecticut Supreme and Appellate Courts, The Rhode Island Supreme Court, The New York Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. Morkan is also a fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, which extends memberships only to those who have been appellate advocates for at least 15 years. Currently, Morkan serves as co-chair of the Appellate Advocacy Section of the Connecticut Bar Association.
George H. Pain '77 will join Jenner & Block as a partner in the firm's Chicago office in March 2017. Previously, Pain served as general counsel at the Olin Corporation, where he was heavily involved in business acquisitions and divestment. He also oversaw all legal, regulatory, public policy, compliance and media functions, as well as advising Olin's senior management and board of directors. At Jenner & Block, Pain will support practices firm-wide and advise on client engagements.