The accomplishments, milestones, awards and news of UConn School of Law alumni:
Colin Leonard '01 was named deputy managing member of the Syracuse office of Bond Schoeneck & King on Oct. 7, 2019. Leonard is a management-side labor and employment law attorney whose practice includes traditional labor-related work, including collective bargaining, labor arbitrations and agency matters before the National Labor Relations Board and Public Employment Relations Board.
Luke Tashjian ‘06 will address the New Canaan Men’s Club in New Canaan, Connecticut on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. Tashjian, a partner in the Trusts & Estates, Business Law, and Tax departments at Whitman Breed Abbott & Morgan LLC, will discuss selected 2019 Connecticut legislative session tax changes.
Kelly Wall '14 has joined Halloran Sage at the firm’s Hartford office. Wall practices insurance defense, and focuses primarily on personal injury, motor vehicle accidents and premises matters.
Karen DeMeola '96, the assistant dean for finance, administration and enrollment at UConn School of Law, will be the keynote speaker at the Equity Symposium at Goodwin College in East Hartford on Oct. 19, 2019. The event, organized by community leaders and educators from across Connecticut, promotes the advancement of equity work.
Peter Knight '96 was recognized by Lawyers for Children America for providing bro bono legal services to Connecticut children who are victims of abuse and neglect. He was honored at the organization’s awards event in Hartford on September 23, 2019.
Laurence H. Freiheit '74 has published his second book, a biography of Gen. Joseph Mansfield titled, "Major General Joseph King Fenno Mansfield: A Soldier from Beginning To End." His first book was "Boots and Saddles: Calvary During the Maryland Campaign of September 1862."
Aaron D. Rosenberg '12 has joined Sheehan Phinney in the firm’s Business Litigation Department. Rosenberg handles complex business and commercial disputes, and works with clients to ensure that their organizations’ intellectual property is protected. He works in the firm's Boston office.
Five UConn Law alumni are among a group of 20 former LeClairRyan attorneys hired by Barclay Damon LLP: Charles Andres '84, Deke Bowerman '75, Nic Ferland '92, Jake Pylman '11, and Shaleem Yaqoob LLM '14, JD '16. They will work in the firm's New Haven office. LeClairRyan announced in August 2019 that it was dissolving.
Beverly K. Streit-Kefalas '90 has been appointed probate court administrator in Connecticut, effective Sept. 3, 2019. As leader of the Office of the Probate Court Administrator, she will provide oversight and administrative support for the state's probate courts. Streit-Kefalas was elected probate judge for the town of Milford, Connecticut, in 1998 and was re-elected through the probate court's consolidation into the Milford-Orange Probate Court in 2010. She is a past president of the Connecticut Probate Assembly and is active in state and regional initiatives related to the probate courts.
Kevin Kane '68 will retire as Connecticut's chief state's attorney. He will step down in November, after serving for 13 years, the longest tenure of a Connecticut chief state's attorney since the position was established in 1973. Kane worked as a legal aid lawyer before becoming a prosecutor in 1972. He was appointed state's attorney in New London in 1995 and chief state's attorney in 2006.