The accomplishments, milestones, awards and news of UConn School of Law alumni:
Brian Tims '08 has been promoted to partner at Halloran & Sage LLP. Tims is a member of the firm's Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Labor & Employment, Commercial Litigation, and Criminal Defense Practice Groups. In 2016 he was one of three Halloran & Sage lawyers named “New Leaders in the Law” by the Connecticut Law Tribune.
Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has nominated five UConn Law alumni to serve as judges of the state Superior Court: Suzanne E. Caron '88, a partner with Caron & Parris LLC; Robert W. Clark '97, special counsel to the Connecticut Attorney General; Maureen Price-Boreland '92, executive director of Community Partners in Action; Joseph B. Schwartz '07, a partner with Murtha Cullina LLP; and James Field Spallone '92, the chief legal counsel in the Connecticut General Assembly’s House Democratic Caucus.
Misti Munster '09 has been elected a partner at Verrill Dana. She works in the firm's Portland, Maine, office and is a member of its Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Group. Her practice involves all aspects of counseling employers on benefits and executive compensation matters.
The Hartford City Council approved the appointment of David Rosado '07 as the city's police chief on Jan. 22, 2018. He will begin work Feb. 8. Rosado has served with the Connecticut State Police for 20 years. In 2016 he was named head of the Office of Administrative Services and promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel. He previously commanded the Bureau of Criminal Investigations, the Office of Field Operations, the Internal Affairs Unit,Troop W at Bradley Airport and Troop H in Hartford. In addition to his JD from UConn School of Law, he holds a BA from UConn and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy.
Mark Dendinger '07 has been named partner at Bracewell LLP. Dendinger's practice focuses on financial restructurings across company capital structures in various fields. Before coming to Bracewell, Dendinger worked at an investment firm for seven years specializing in secondary market transactions. He works in the firm's Hartford office.
Eric Baron '07 has been named partner at Cantor Colburn. Baron has been an attorney with Cantor Colburn in the firm's Hartford office since 2007. Baron focuses his practice on patents, and guides his clients through the entirety of the patent process in various technical fields. Before joining Cantor Colburn, Baron was an engineer at Hamilton Sundstrand.
Alex Horn '05 has been named Partner at Smith Anderson. Horn, who joined Smith Anderson in 2014, practices in mezzanine finance, debt finance and private equity. Prior to joining Smith Anderson, Horn was a global finance associate at Nixon Peabody.
Jason Weida '05 and Kyley Weida of Hingham, Massachusetts, happily announce the birth of their daughter, Sailor Marian, on December 12, 2017. Sailor is the third child in the Weida family. The oldest, Bowen, is six and Alden is three.
Robinson & Cole has announced the election of seven new partners, including UConn School of Law alumni Stephen O. Clancy '05 and Keisha S. Palmer '09, effective Jan. 1, 2018. Clancy, a member of the firm's Litigation Section and its Insurance and Reinsurance Practice Group, focuses his practice on insurance coverage and extra-contractual litigation, as well as professional liability and other complex litigation. Palmer, a member of the firm's Public Finance Group, represents state, municipal, and Indian tribal governments in the issuance of tax-exempt and taxable general obligation bonds and other debt obligations. They work in Robinson & Cole's Hartford office.