The accomplishments, milestones, awards and news of UConn School of Law alumni:
Chad A. Dever '05, an attorney with Cantor & Colburn who taught patent law as an adjunct professor at UConn School of Law, died June 12, 2018. Read his obituary.
Leni D. Battaglia '05 has been elected a partner at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, effective Oct. 1, 2018. He is a member of the firm's Labor and Employment Practice in its New York office. His work primarily involves defending clients in employment litigation and arbitration.
Melissa Malone '05 has been named town administrator in Natick, Massachusetts. She previously served as chief operating officer of the city of Providence, Rhode Island, and founded M2 Consulting, which handles contract analysis, project management, planning and policy issues.
The Connecticut Law Tribune recognized Aigne Goldsby '16, Nisha Kapur '14, Aaron Levy '06, and Stephen Napier '09 as 2018 New Leaders in the Law at an awards dinner on May 24, 2018, in Hartford. The annual award recognizes Connecticut lawyers under the age of 40 who have demonstrated excellence in the courtroom and in client services.
Brian Farnen '03, general counsel and chief legal officer of the Connecticut Green Bank, and Moses Vargas '07, general counsel of the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, were honored as 2018 GC Impact of the Year award winners by the Connecticut Law Tribune. The award is given annually to recognize in-house attorneys who had a significant accomplishment. The Tribune's fourth annual awards dinner was held May 24, 2018 in Hartford.
Berchem Moses PC has announced that Edwin D. Colon '09 will join the firm's Milford, Connecticut office. Colon will serve as an associate attorney in the firm's Education Law Department. Colon previously served as dirctor of the Immigrant Children's Justice Project at the Center for Children's Advocacy.
The Connecticut legislature confirmed 11 UConn alumni as judges of the Superior Court in votes taken May 3, 2018. All 11 were nominated to the bench by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. The new judges are: Claudia A. Baio '89; Tejas Bhatt '03; Suzanne E. Caron '88; Robert W. Clark '97; Eric D. Coleman '77; Ann E. Lynch '90; Jennifer Macierowski '95; Maureen Price-Boreland '92; Joseph B. Schwartz '07; James Sicilian '81; and James Field Spallone '92.
Cristina B. Madry ’05 and Joaquin L. Madry ’05 have announced the birth of their third daughter, Carolina Star Madry, born April 20, 2018. Cristina Madry, a former director of the University of Connecticut Law School Alumni Association, is the director of legal affairs at United Rentals in Stamford, Connecticut. Joaquin Madry is a partner in the firm Ryan Ryan Deluca LLP in Fairfield County.
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.