The accomplishments, milestones, awards and news of UConn School of Law alumni:
Barbara Green ’85 will be recognized by the Kennedy Center in Trumbull, which offers services to individuals with disabilities, at its 51st annual Four Seasons Ball on Saturday, Nov. 7 for her many leadership roles in the community. Over the years, Green’s work with the center has included helping families to establish special needs trusts for their relatives with disabilities. She is a partner at Green and Gross, P.C., in Bridgeport, focusing on estate planning and settlement, elder law and family law.
Sarah Stark Oldham ’88 is the only Connecticut lawyer to be featured in the 2015 “Women Leaders in the Law” list recently published by Fortune Magazine. The list identifies a select group of top lawyers in the country, as peer-rated by Martindale-Hubbell. Oldham was also identified as a “New England Best Lawyer” by The Wall Street Journal in 2015. She is a partner at Rutkin, Oldham & Griffin LLC and represents clients in the negotiation and litigation of high-asset family law matters.
Judith C. Bares '87, who had been a patent attorney for the Xerox Corporation and a volunteer mediator for teenagers in need, died on Oct. 21, 2015. Read her obituary here.
Ross A. Rhodes ’81, chief of the civil division of the Stark County Prosecutor’s office in Ohio, was recently profiled in The Repository of Canton, Ohio. The article focused on Rhodes' acting in community theaters, a pursuit he took up in 2004,.
Azekah Jennings ’83, who was an executive assistant U.S. attorney for the Justice Department and the founder of community outreach programs for young people, died on Oct. 4, 2015. Read his obituary.
Nicholas C Misenti ’83 has been appointed the position of assistant teaching professor of Business Law at Quinnipiac University. He previously taught accounting and business law at the University of Connecticut.
Kathleen Murphy '87, president of personal investing for Fidelity Investments, was listed at number 32 in the 2015 list of the “The 50 Most Powerful Women” by Fortune magazine. Fortune also published an analysis of which colleges and universities high-achieving women in business attended. Murphy graduated from Fairfield University before earning her J.D. at UConn School of Law. In 2013, American Banker included her in a list of “The 25 Most Powerful Women in Banking.”
John F. Buckley Jr. '84 is a part owner through the Donegal Racing syndicate of Keen Ice, the colt that beat Triple Crown winner American Pharoah in the Travers Stakes at Saratoga Race Course on Aug. 29, 2015. Keen Ice finished third at the Belmont Stakes in June, when American Pharoah won the race and the Triple Crown. Buckley is a partner in Buckley & Wynne in New Haven.
Ann Merriam Feinberg'89 was appointed to the Pomperaug River Watershed Coalition board of directors. Feinberg, counsel at the Connecticut Community Foundation, has worked in development for more than 20 years and was an elementary school teacher for 17 years.
Barbara Green '85 was elected chair of the board of directors at the International Institute of Connecticut. She has served on the institute's board of directors since 2009. She has worked at Bridgeport-based law firm Green & Gross since 1990 and has held positions and membership with the Bridgeport Bar Association and the Connecticut Bar Association.