The accomplishments, milestones, awards and news of UConn School of Law alumni:
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.
Pamela H. Del Negro '03, an associate in Robinson & Cole's Hartford office, has been promoted to counsel in the Health Law Group. She will begin her new position in January 2017. She represents hospitals and other health care entities with health care issues, including, but not limited to, compliance plans, Medicaid or Medicare fraud, and acquisition and mergers of medical entities.
Peter A. Dagostine '02, counsel at Robinson & Cole LLP in Hartford, has been appointed to the board of directors of the Valley United Way, serving the towns of Ansonia, Derby, Oxford, Seymour, and Shelton. He represents private and public employers in labor relations, labor and employment law, and related litigation.
Allied World U.S. has hired Jason Glasgow '02 to head its U.S. cyber platform as vice president of its E&O Division and privacy and network security practice lead. The company is a global provider of property, casualty and specialty insurance and reinsurance. Glasgow previously worked at Travelers, where he was vice president and cyber risk product manager.
Andrew Kaufteil '04 has joined Cooper, a global user experience design and strategy consultancy, as its first director of engagement. The firm works with companies to create products and services, and Kaufteil identifies, manages and leads engagement campaigns across multiple channels to a wide set of audiences. He was previously the executive director of alumni relations at the University of California, San Francisco.
Erich Gaston LLM ’01, who practiced family law, civil litigation and appeals, died Jan. 17, 2016. Read his obituary.
David A. DeBassio has been appointed a partner at Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP. DeBassio works in the firm's Hartford office, focusing on litigation and representing clients in state and federal courts and through alternative dispute resolution in a variety of civil and criminal matters. He has been at the firm since 2013, having previously practiced at Levy & Droney P.C.
Courtney P. Spencer ’00 will give a presentation on Nov. 16, 2016, at the NEAT Center in Hartford during a workshop sponsored by the Hartford Chapter of Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities, Inc. Her topic will be Your LD Child’s Rights: What Every Parent Needs to Know. Her firm, Courtney P. Spencer LLC, focuses on special education law.
Meghana D. Shah '04 has been elected partner at the New York office of Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP. Shah's practice focuses on class action defense and white collar defense. As a member of the litigation practice group, she also defends businesses in complex commercial litigation. She was previously a senior associate with a large New England firm.