The accomplishments, milestones, awards and news of UConn School of Law alumni:
Gretchen Knauff '94 will serve as leader of New Haven's Disability Services. Knauff has had a 30-year career in disability work, and most recently served as executive director of Disability Rights Connecticut. She will take over as director from Michelle Duprey '93, who now works as the city’s deputy corporation counsel.
Meghan S. Burns '10 has been named Partner at Ruel Ruel Burns & Britt, LLC. Burns practices exclusively in the area of family and matrimonial law, representing clients throughout the State of Connecticut through the litigated, collaborative, and mediation processes. She assists her clients in navigating the sensitive and complex aspects of divorce and works to resolve family disputes
Jeffrey White '03 has been elected to the Women in Manufacturing (WiM) National Board of Directors. WiM is the only national association specifically dedicated to supporting, promoting and inspiring women who have chosen a career in the manufacturing sector. White is significantly involved with manufacturing industry issues on both a national and international level, and his three year term for this position will begin April 1, 2021.
Lahny Silva '07 has been appointed to serve on the newly-created, civilian-majority board that will oversee police policy in Indianapolis, Indiana. The new board will oversee the rules by which IMPD operates, and citizen members of the board outnumber police who serve on it. The new board replaces the General Orders Committee, which was comprised of police department appointees, and the new board will be subject to Indiana's Open Door Laws, requiring notices of meetings that will be open to the public.
Brian E. Tims '08 recently joined start up FLB Law of Westport, CT. FLB Law is invested in providing thoughtful, practical, and innovative solutions for their client’s legal challenges. Tims will be representing clients in the areas of civil and criminal law, as well as in general liability matters.
Dylan Shaw '19 has joined Halloran Sage's Litigation Practice Group. Shaw will be handling personal injury litigation cases as well as automobile and premises liability matters.
Ethan Ung, LLM '20 has been admitted as a partner at Halloran Sage. Ung is a patent attorney and former scientist who joined Halloran Sage in 2016 as an associate. He is a member of the firm’s Litigation and Intellectual Property Practice Groups. He represents insurers and corporate clients, helping them manage risks, mitigate damages, and resolve a range of complex disputes.
Bianca Slota Scherr '16 has been recognized in the LGBT Bar's list of Best LGBTQ+ Lawyers Under 40. The list recognizes legal professionals under the age of 40 who have distinguished themselves in their field and have demonstrated a profound commitment to LGBTQ+ equality. Scherr is a former assistant district attorney in the Manhattan District Attorney's Office.
Daniel Park '19 has joined Conway Stoughton as an Associate Attorney. Park’s practice focuses primarily on civil litigation and he is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association and the Connecticut Asian Pacific American Bar Association.
Rae Vann '93 has been named a faculty member of the Institute for Workplace Equality. The institute is a national nonprofit employer association that provides training and education to help federal contractors understand and comply with their non-discrimination and affirmative action obligations, and in developing and maintaining compliant and effective workplace policies and practices. Vann is a shareholder at Carlton Fields with more than 25 years of experience representing and advising corporate clients on workplace compliance matters.