The accomplishments, milestones, awards and news of UConn School of Law alumni:
Javier Flores '06 has joined Dinsmore as a partner as the firm expands operations to Boston. His areas of focus include commercial litigation, product liability, class action, and general liability, as well as risk management issues.
Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont has named four UConn Law alumnae to the Council on Women and Girls Steering Committee. They are Karen DeMeola '96, an associate dean at UConn School of Law and past president of the Connecticut Bar Association; Michelle Duprey '93, director of the Department of Services for Persons with Disabilities for the city of New Haven; Aigné Goldsby '16, an associate with Neubert, Pepe & Monteith P.C. and founder of Black Esquire; and Ndidi Moses '05, an assistant United States attorney and civil rights coordinator in the District of Connecticut.
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.
William A. Powers '06 has joined Nossaman LLP in Washington, D.C., as a partner in the firm's Public Policy Practice Group. His practice focuses on political law and campaign finance issues.
Natalie Wagner '06 has been named the interim director of the Connecticut Bar Foundation. Wagner previously worked as counsel to Gov. Dannel Malloy and as counsel at Shipman & Goodwin. The Connecticut Bar Foundation is a non-profit which provides grants to legal agencies to provide legal work for communities who could not otherwise afford it.
Ndidi Moses '05 was installed June 10, 2019, as president of the Connecticut Bar Association. Moses is an assistant United States attorney and civil rights coordinator in the District of Connecticut. She worked previously at Robinson and Cole LLP and as a clerk for the Connecticut Appellate Court. She is a past president of the George W. Crawford Black Bar Association and a member of the adjunct faculty at UConn School of Law.
The Connecticut law firm Shipman & Goodwin LLP today announced that Matthew Fitzsimmons '05 is joining the firm's Hartford office as a partner. Fitzsimmons will be a part of the firm's State Attorneys General and Data Privacy and Protection Practice Groups. Prior to joining Shipman & Goodwin, Fitzsimmons served as U.S. Privacy Officer and Lead Cybersecurity Counsel at Cigna Corporations.
Hartford Police Chief David Rosado '07 announced he is resigning at the end of the month to take a position at Pratt & Whitney. Rosado, who has been chief for 14 months, will join Pratt & Whitney's security department next month.
Burns & Levinson LLP announced the promotion of Tal M. Unrad '08 to partner, effective April 1, 2019. Unrad, who has worked in the firm's Boston office since 2008, specializes in corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, startup structuring and financing, e-commerce, and distressed transactions. He is also active in the firm's restructuring practice and has represented numerous clients in Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings.