The accomplishments, milestones, awards and news of UConn School of Law alumni:
Jean D’Aquila '84 will be presented with Middlesex United Way's Community Service Award. This award honors volunteer service to the agency, considering length and continuity of service and it is the highest and most prestigious honor for a United Way volunteer. D'Aquila will be presented with the award on January 28, 2020.
Justice Andrew McDonald '91 has been approved for another eight-year term as an Associate Supreme Court Justice. In January of 2013, Governor Dannel Malloy nominated Justice McDonald to be an associate justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court, and he was confirmed by the Connecticut General Assembly later that month. His reappointment was approved on January 14, 2021.
Scott Karsten '82, retired founding partner of the Karsten & Tallberg law firm, died January 6, 2021. Read his obituary.
Wyatt R. Jansen '12 has been named Partner at Whitman Breed Abbott & Morgan LLC. Jansen frequently handles cases involving foreign law and first-impression legal issues and has trial experience in some of the largest corporate and trust disputes in Connecticut.
Trevor J. Larrubia '19 has joined Whitman Breed Abbott & Morgan LLC as an Associate. Larrubia joined the Firm’s Litigation Department, where he will represent clients in a broad range of complex commercial and business litigation matters as well as general civil litigation matters.
Jomarie T. Andrews ’79 has been announced as one of Boston Real Estate Times’ 10 Outstanding Women. Andrews is a partner in Hinckley Allen’s Real Estate Group where her practice currently concentrates on industrial and commercial real estate development projects. The women honored are regarded as key leaders in their fields from architecture to construction and from development to law, brokerage and all other aspects of commercial real estate.
Laurie P. Havanec '94 will join CVS Health's executive team as Chief People Office. Havanec is an HR industry veteran known for developing people-first strategies that champion growth, innovation and collaboration. She will assume the role on February 8 and she will be responsible for aligning talent strategy and culture initiatives to CVS Health's business strategy and fostering an inclusive culture.
Caroline Park '11 has been promoted to Partner at Wiggin and Dana. She is a Partner for the firm's Labor, Employment and Benefits Department and Education Practice Group.
Alexander Judd '12 was elected Partner at Day Pitney LLP. Judd counsels energy clients on regulatory, compliance, and transactional matters and assists energy clients with the development and financing of renewable power and fossil fuel facilities.
Radha Mohan '12 has been promoted to Senior Policy Advisor and Counsel at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck. Mohan is a member of the firm’s Government Relations Department. She designs legislative and regulatory strategies in areas related to tax, worker training and education, and labor issues for a diverse set of clients that includes public and private corporations, trade associations, coalitions, health insurers and nonprofits.