The accomplishments, milestones, awards and news of UConn School of Law alumni:
Adam Blank '04 has been appointed to the Connecticut Task Force to Study Fully Autonomous Vehicles, which will study the potential for self-driving cars to be used by the public. Blank, who is a partner at Wofsey, Rosen, Kweskin & Kuriansky, will be one of 11 members of the task force. The task force will evaluate self-driving car programs against federal and state regulations and laws, make recommendations and submit a final report.
Tim Messner '02 has been appointed general counsel by the DISH Network, where he has been a senior vice president. Messner joined DISH in 2004 as a junior attorney, and has held positions of increasing responsibility in the legal department ever since. He starts his new role on Oct. 23, 2017.
Meghan O. Serrano '04 has been certified in Business Litigation by the Florida Bar’s Board of Legal Specialization and Education. Serrano, a partner at the Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick law firm, is one of 254 attorneys in the state of Florida to earn this certification.
Attorney Andrew Dean '01 has joined the law firm of Cooper Cargill Chant in Conway, New Hampshire. Previously, Dean practiced in Boston for 10 years with Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo. His focus was on real estate acquisition, disposition, leasing, development and financing.
Mikhail Murshak '03 has joined Loomis, Ewert, Parsley, Davis & Gotting. Murshak specializes in intellectual property law, as well as patent and trademark acquisition. Previously, Murshak worked in private practice and as the sole intellectual property attorney for a global technology company.
Della "Kathi" Steadman '04, a child advocacy and family law attorney, died on May 16, 2017. Read her obituary.
Timothy Reimers '01 has been elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the Southern California Leadership Network. Reimers, who is a principal at Polsinelli, works in both real estate and public finance practices in the firm's Los Angeles office. As a part of the Leadership Network, Reimers will help educate and connect Los Angeles area leaders.
Michael Hines '02 has been named partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. Hines represents publicly traded and privately held corporations, investment advisers, and individual officers, directors and trustees in a wide array of complex civil litigation, working in the firm's Boston office.
Meghana Shah ’04 has been selected to participate in the 2017 Fellows Program of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, which is designed to connect high-potential attorneys with leaders in the legal field. Shah, a partner at Eversheds Sutherland, specializes in domestic and international litigation and investigations in such areas as energy and environment, insurance and finance, toxic torts, and food and beverage.
LaTanya Langley '00 has been appointed to the Norwalk Hospital Board of Directors. Langley serves as vice president and general counsel for Group Stationery, in the Latin America and Caribbean, Middle East and Africa divisions at BIC International Corporation. She is also a commissioner for the City of Norwalk Redevelopment Agency and a member of the Norwalk Mayor's Business Advisory Council.