The accomplishments, milestones, awards and news of UConn School of Law alumni:
Brendan Owens '12 has been named partner at Stafford Owens Law Firm. Owens, who joined the firm in 2012, practices mainly in business law, litigation, tax, estate planning and healthcare law.
Daren Daniels '10 has been promoted to senior attorney-adviser at the Social Security Administration's Office of Appellate Operations in Arlington, Virginia. He joined the Social Security Administration in 2014 as an attorney adviser.
Ashley R. Sauvé LLM '12 (Insurance Law) and Douglas S. Sauvé '10 of Coventry, Connecticut, happily announce the birth of their daughter, Petra Catherine Anne, on June 20, 2017.
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.
Dr. Karen M. Restifo ’11 has been appointed associate dean for student affairs at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. Previously Restifo worked at Texas Christian University and the University of North Texas Health Science School of Medicine, and was associate dean for student affairs at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix.
Lauren Laushman '12 has joined Fisher, Patterson, Sayler & Smith LLP as an associate attorney based in Topeka, Kansas. Laushman's practice focuses primarily on civil litigation defense. Previously, Laushman served as a research attorney for Judge Stephen D. Hill at the Kansas Court of Appeals and as a research attorney for Judge Kathryn Gardner.
Dominic Spinelli '11 married Lindsey Trachtenberg in July 2016. Both lawyers, Spinelli and Trachtenberg met in February 2013. The two planned their wedding from Chicago, where Trachtenberg was working and returned to Wethersfield, Connecticut, for the event at the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum.
Fifteen UConn School of Law alumni will be honored Nov. 10 among the 37 winners of the Connecticut Law Tribune's 2016 New Leaders in the Law contest. They are: John DiManno '09, an assistant attorney general in the Connecticut Office of the Attorney General; Marcia M. Escobedo '06, an associate with Cohen and Wolf; Vincent Farisello '06, a partner at Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey; Cody Guarnieri '12, of Brown Paindiris & Scott; Felicia Hunt '09 of Freed Marcroft; Christine Jean-Louis '08, an assistant attorney general in the Connecticut Office of the Attorney General; Jeffrey Matrullo '06, an associate with McCarter & English; David McGrath '09, an associate with Louden Caisse Hanney; Bryan Orticelli '10, an associate with Day Pitney; James Regan '06, a partner at McCarter & English; Lisa Rivas '11, an associate with Cramer & Anderson; Erick Russell '12, an associate with Pullman & Comley; Evan Seeman '09, an associate with Robinson+Cole; Brian Tims '08, an associate with Halloran & Sage; and Matthew Wax-Krell '05, a partner at Rogin Nassau.