The accomplishments, milestones, awards and news of UConn School of Law alumni:
Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has nominated two more UConn Law alumni to serve as judges of the state Superior Court: Claudia A. Baio '89, a partner at Howard, Kohn, Sprague & Fitzgerald LLP in Hartford, and Assistant Public Defender Tejas Bhatt '03.
Meghan O. Serrano, a partner with Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick LLP, has been named Board Member of the Year by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County. Serrano was recognized at the organization's annual celebration on October 5, 2017. Her practice is focused on real property litigation, and she is certified in business litigation by the Florida Board of Legal Specialization and Education.
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.
Jill Lebow '00 has been named an Outstanding Woman in Business by the Worcester Business Journal. Lebow is senior vice president and chief human resources officer at Fallon Health, where she is responsible for talent acquisition, talent management and total rewards. The Outstanding Woman in Business award is given annually to “strong, talented and remarkable women who are making their mark on the Central Massachusetts business community.”
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.