The accomplishments, milestones, awards and news of UConn School of Law alumni:
Brynn Rail '04 has been named partner at Ropes and Gray, working in the firm's New York office. Rail is a member of the asset management group, representing broker-dealers on various regulatory and securities law issues.
Jeffery J. White '03 was named a New England Trailblazer by the Connecticut Law Tribune and Law.com in a special supplement that compiles a list of legal professionals in New England who have affected change in the legal industry. White was named for his work in manufacturing law, which includes the Manufacturing Law Blog as well as efforts that helped Robinson and Cole receive the President's "E" Award for Export Service.
Colin Leonard '01 was named deputy managing member of the Syracuse office of Bond Schoeneck & King on Oct. 7, 2019. Leonard is a management-side labor and employment law attorney whose practice includes traditional labor-related work, including collective bargaining, labor arbitrations and agency matters before the National Labor Relations Board and Public Employment Relations Board.
United Technologies has announced the promotion of Christopher T. Calio '00 to president of its Pratt & Whitney division, effective in early 2020. Calio has served as president of Pratt & Whitney's commercial engines business since 2017. He joined United Technologies in 2005 and had previously served as chief of staff to Chairman and CEO Greg Hayes. In addition to a JD from the UConn School of Law, he holds an MBA from the UConn School of Business.
Mark J. Cowan '04, professor of accountancy at Boise State University in Idaho, has been awarded the inaugural College of Business and Economics Distinguished Teaching Professorship. The professorship, given for outstanding effectiveness in teaching, is funded by an endowment established by a gift from Idaho Central Credit Union. Cowan, who teaches courses on tax law, will hold the professorship for the next two academic years.
Kozyak Minority Mentoring Foundation announced the appointment of James C. Moon '00 to its board of directors. The foundation works to diversify the legal community by providing mentoring, networking programs and other opportunities. Moon, who is a partner at the Miami-based firm Meland Russin & Budwick, will primarily assist in recruiting mentors.
Jeffrey J. White '03 was invited to participate in a roundtable discussion on manufacturing at the White House on March 14, 2019. White, who is a partner at Robinson & Cole, was one of 14 attorneys invited to the conversation.
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.
Five UConn Law alumni were recognized for their legal work by the Connecticut Law Tribune on March 7, 2019. Kenneth J. Krayeske '10 was recognized in the "Game Changer" category; Chad A. McDaniel '01 in the "GC Impact" category; Antonio Robaina '79 as an "Officiator"; Juri E. Taalman '99 in the "Unsung Hero" category; and Sarah Stark Oldham '88 as a mentor.
James C. Moon '00 has been elected vice chair of the board of directors of A Wider Bridge, the group announced on February 27, 2019. A Wider Bridge is an advocacy group working toward equality for the LGBTQ community in Israel. Moon is currently a partner at the Miami-based firm Meland Russin & Budwick.