The accomplishments, milestones, awards and news of UConn School of Law alumni:
Athena Capital Advisors announced the promotion of Dana K. O'Brien '04 to general counsel on February 13, 2019. O'Brien joined the firm in 2014, and has worked as chief compliance officer and deputy general counsel. She will continue her chief compliance officer duties going forward.
Robert M. Panisch '78, a longtime Connecticut lawyer, died on February 8, 2019. Read his obituary.
Alex Thacher '00 has joined Armanino LLP as a partner, the firm announced on February 5, 2019. Thacher, who will lead the firm's State and Local Tax practice, was previously an attorney at Ernst & Young.
Kenneth Fernino '65, a longtime Hartford attorney, died on January 26, 2019. Read his obituary.
Shipman & Goodwin LLP announced the hiring of Perry Zinn Rowthorn '97 as partner on February 4, 2019. He will be a member of the firm's new State Attorneys General Practice Group. Rowthorn was previously Connecticut's chief deputy attorney general.
Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. announced the election of Camille Sauer '14 to shareholder on January 31, 2019. Sauer, who is currently an attorney at the firm's Washington, DC location, specializes in technology protection and commercialization. Previously, she was an engineer at Pratt & Whitney.
Smith Anderson, LLP announced the hiring of Jordan Fieldstein '12 as an associate in its Raleigh location. Fieldstein, who specializes in tax, corporate and business law matters, previously worked at Finn Dixon & Herling LLP, a Connecticut-based firm.
Cantor Colburn, LLP, one of the largest patent law firms in the U.S., announced the promotion of Alicia Hayter '11 to counsel. Hayter, who is experienced in several areas of intellectual property law, has been an associate at the firm since 2011. Before law school, she worked as an engineer for Otis Elevator.
First Horizon National Corp. announced the election of Kenneth A. Burdick '85 to its board of directors on January 29, 2019. Burdick has served as chief executive officer ar WellCare Health Plans, Inc. since 2015.
Harvey Hoberman '60, a founding partner of the firm Hoberman and Pollack and a former member of the UConn Law School Foundation Board of Trustees, died on January 23, 2019. Read his obituary.