The accomplishments, milestones, awards and news of UConn School of Law alumni:
Salvatore DiGiorgio '54, who became a professor of business law at Naugatuck Community College after 20 years in private practice, died July 26, 2017. Read his obituary
Brittany L. Christensen '12 has joined the Business Law Practice Area at the Hartford office of Reid and Riege. Her practice focuses on general corporate and nonprofit governance, contracts, business formation and business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions. Prior to joining Reid and Riege, Christensen spent four years at a Big Four accounting firm where she provided tax consulting services to Fortune 500 companies throughout the United States.
Dan Brody '15, a member of the Business Litigation Group at Robinson+Cole in Hartford, has been elected to the Board of Directors of The Children’s Law Center. Brody's practice is focused on complex business litigation matters, government and internal investigations, and corporate compliance. The center works to protect poor children in family court cases and to advocates for the well-being of children involved in family transitions.
Melissa Malone '05 has been appointed chief operating officer of the city of Providence, Rhode Island by Mayor Jorge Elorza. Previously, Malone served on the Providence School Board and also acted as the liaison to the Division of Municipal Finance under Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo. Most recently, Malone founded M2 Consulting, which handles contract analysis, project management, planning and policy issues.
Christopher Kriesen '93, a West Hartford resident, has established a new law firm in the Colt building in Hartford. The Kalon Law Firm, which practices exclusively in the area of insurance defense, allows lawyers and staff to work remotely and securely wherever they have an internet connection. Kriesen taught advocacy at UConn School of Law as an adjunct professor in 2000.
Matthew Hart ’97 has been named town manager of West Hartford. He previously served as town manager of Mansfield, where he supervised such projects as the construction of the Storrs Center, a community center, a skate park and a playground. He started work in his new position on Aug. 31, 2017.
Two UConn Law alumni, Jessica Ritter ’06 and Christian Sager '13, have been named to the Hartford Business Journal's 2017 40 Under Forty list of up-and-coming young professionals. Ritter is an attorney with Shipman & Goodwin in Hartford. Sager is a senior project director at Travelers Insurance in Hartford.
Kiera McFadden-Roan ‘07 has been promoted from associate to counsel at the New Jersey law firm Parker McCay. McFadden-Roan has been with the firm since 2009 in the Creditors’ Rights area, where she mainly practices in foreclosure and title litigation as well as municipal violations. She works in the firm's Mount Laurel, New Jersey, office.
Jonathan Kaplan '05 has been named a member of the firm Pullman & Comley. Kaplan's practice is mainly in the field of complex commercial litigation, and he handles cases involving business torts, trade practice claims, real estate litigation and bankruptcy litigation. Kaplan has been with Pullman & Comley since 2012. He work's in the firm's Hartford office.
Mikhail Murshak '03 has joined Loomis, Ewert, Parsley, Davis & Gotting. Murshak specializes in intellectual property law, as well as patent and trademark acquisition. Previously, Murshak worked in private practice and as the sole intellectual property attorney for a global technology company.