The accomplishments, milestones, awards and news of UConn School of Law alumni:
Matthew Gowell '11, a project manager at Antea Group, died on August 9, 2019. Read his obituary.
Three UConn Law alumni are included in the Hartford Business Journal's 2019 class of 40 Under Forty young professionals. They are Benjamin C. Jensen '05, attorney at Robinson and Cole and leader of the firm's Financial Services Cyber-Compliance Team and the Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Technology initiative; Collin J. Seguin '10, second vice president and regional director of the Subrogation Major Case Organization at Travelers; and Edward B. Spinella '08, partner at Murtha Cullina LLP.
Michael Chase '11 has published a book titled "How to Become a Federal Criminal." The book lists and discusses bizarre and outdated federal laws, most of them rarely or never enforced. The New York Times called it "an excellent book for people who like to start sentences with 'Did you know that …'” Chase is an associate at Shipman & Goodwin LLP in Hartford and owner of the @CrimeADay Twitter account.
The Glastonbury Education Foundation announced it has selected Agnes R. Larson '12 to its Board of Directors. Larson is currently an associate at the Connecticut-based law firm Reid and Riege, P.C., where she represents clients in complex litigation, including insurance and employment disputes.
Edward Elgar Publishing has released a book by Qihao He, the first SJD graduate of UConn School of Law, "Climate Change and Catastrophe Management in a Changing China: Government, Insurance and Alternatives." The book, published as part of the Elgar Studies in Climate Law series, explores how private insurance could protect China from climate change, which was the topic of He's SJD thesis. Now an associate professor at the College of Comparative Law at China University of Political Science and Law in Beijing, He also earned an LLM in insurance law from UConn School of Law.
Five UConn Law alumni were recognized for their legal work by the Connecticut Law Tribune on March 7, 2019. Kenneth J. Krayeske '10 was recognized in the "Game Changer" category; Chad A. McDaniel '01 in the "GC Impact" category; Antonio Robaina '79 as an "Officiator"; Juri E. Taalman '99 in the "Unsung Hero" category; and Sarah Stark Oldham '88 as a mentor.
Nine UConn Law alumni were honored as New Leaders in the Law by the Connecticut Law Tribune on March 7, 2019. The alumni are: Cindy Cieslak '12; Daniel D. Kagan '14; Daniel Lage '15; Hailey Rice '12; Benjamin C. Jensen '15; Dorothy Lila Foster '04; DeVaughn L. Ward '11; Latonia C. Williams '09; Tara A. Sheldon '13; Laura Ann Keller '15.
UniBank announced that Cherie Lisee '12 has joined the bank as vice president, compliance and risk manager and privacy officer. Lisee previously worked at Santander Bank.
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.