The accomplishments, milestones, awards and news of UConn School of Law alumni:
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.
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.
Saxe Doernberger & Vita, P.C. announced the promotion of Michael Pepe '08 to partner. Pepe's practice focuses on representing contractors and real estate developers in insurance coverage litigation. Pepe works at the firm's Northeast headquarters in Trumbull, Connecticut.
Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP announced the promotion of Kara Kuchar '06 to partner on January 7, 2019. Kuchar, whose practice focuses on regulating financial service providers, has been with the New York firm since 2006.
Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC promoted Kathryn Foley '09 to director on January 1, 2019. Foley assumed her new position after being elected at a general meeting in December, 2018. Foley, who specializes in Intellectual Property law, works in the Burlington, Vermont location of the New England-based firm.
Day Pitney LLP announced the promotion of three UConn Law alumni to partner on January 2, 2019. The new partners are: Sebastian Lombardi '11, who works in the Energy and Utilities practice group in the firm's Hartford office; Robert Rahilly '05, who works in commercial real estate transactions and financing in the Stamford, Connecticut, office; and Jennifer Soldberg '05, who works in the Parsippany, New Jersey, office, in commercial real estate transactions.
Robinson & Cole LLP announced the promotion of two UConn Law graduates to partner on December 17, 2018. Ian T. Clarke-Fisher ‘10, a member of the firm's Business Litigation and Labor and Employment groups, focuses on commercial and employment litigation. He works in the firm's New York office. Benjamin C. Jensen ‘05, a member of the firm's Business Litigation and Intellectual Property and Technology groups and its Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Team, represents clients in litigation and regulatory compliance matters involving technology, data privacy and cybersecurity. He works in the firm's Hartford office.
Murtha Cullina LLP has announced that Benjamin C. White ‘06 has joined the firm as counsel. White, who previously worked at St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens LLC for more than 12 years, will be part of Murtha Cullina's Intellectual Property Practice Group.