The accomplishments, milestones, awards and news of UConn School of Law alumni:
In September 2016, Oxford University Press will release Richard Posner, a biography of the influential judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit by William Domnarski '83. The first full-length biography of Posner, it is Domnarski's fifth book. His earlier books include four others about federal judges and a collection of essays Swimming in Deep Water: Lawyers, Judges, and Our Troubled Legal Profession. He has practiced law for more than 30 years, and was an adjunct instructor at UConn School of Law from 1984 to 1992.
Jonathan B. Mills '85 has been elected to a sixth term as firm-wide chairman and managing director of Cummings & Lockwood LLC. He has held the position since 2003, overseeing the firm's administrative and financial operations. Mills, who is based in the firm's Stamford office, is also a principal in its Commercial Real Estate and Corporate & Finance groups. Cummings & Lockwood has 176 employees, including 56 attorneys, in six offices Connecticut and Florida.
Kathleen Murphy ‘87 has joined the Markle Foundation Board of Directors. The foundation promotes the use of information technology to address challenging public problems that affect the health and security of Americans. Murphy is president of personal investing at Fidelity Investments and a leader of the company's digital strategy, with a strong interest in developing the future workforce.
Anne Mahoney '87 has been named Windham State's Attorney. She joined the Connecticut Division of Criminal Justice in 1992 as a deputy assistant state’s attorney in Danielson and since 1993 has worked in the Hartford Judicial District, where she handles murder and other serious felony cases. She also served in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps, where she attained the rank of captain. In 2006, she was honored as Prosecutor of the Year by the Connecticut Criminal Justice Educational and Charitable Association. Mahoney will complete the final year in the term of Patricia M. Froehlich, who will retire effective August 1.
David Kennedy '89 has been appointed to the positions of executive vice president and general counsel at Infosys in Palo Alto, Calif. He also holds the position of chief compliance officer and is responsible for all legal and compliance matters at the company. Kennedy has offered legal guidance to international companies for more than 25 years. Before Infosys, he was chief legal officer at JDA Software Inc. and general counsel and corporate secretary at Better Place, Inc.
Christine A. Sullivan '88 has joined Berchem, Moses & Devlin, P.C. as Senior Counsel in the firm's education law department. She is the former director of education and training at the UConn Health Center, A.J. Pappanikou Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, Education, Research and Service. She holds a Ph.D. in educational psychology from the University of Connecticut. Before joining the firm, Sullivan worked in private practice for more than 26 years at Duffy & Fasano Attorneys.
The U.S. Senate confirmed the nomination of John E. Sparks '86 to the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces on April 5, 2016. The five-judge panel is the highest authority, save for the U.S. Supreme Court, in cases arising under the nation's military justice system. Sparks had served as the commissioner to the court's chief judge since 2000 and previously served as principal deputy general counsel of the Navy, special assistant to the secretary of agriculture, deputy legal adviser for the National Security Council, and military assistant to the general counsel at the Department of the Navy. He retired from the U.S. Marine Corps in 1998. President Barack Obama nominated him for the 15-year term.
William M Carello '89 has joined Stamford-based Wofsey, Rosen, Kweskin & Kuriansky LLP as a partner. His practice includes a broad range of business representation with a focus on commercial real estate leasing, business dispute resolution, mergers and acquisitions, commercial lending and corporate governance. Carello previously chaired the corporate department of Rucci, Burnham, Carta & Carello LLP.
Jacqueline Coyle Keeshan ’83 has been elected to the Greenwich Land Trust’s Board of Directors. Keeshan, who previously practiced business and estate planning law, also volunteers for the Greenwich Public Schools’ Reading Champions program.
Clifford J. Hendel '83, recently served as chairman of an arbitration panel in the high-profile appeal of Michel Platini, president of the Union of European Football Associations, seeking to overturn a provisional ban imposed by the ethics committee of FIFA, the Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Hendel was one of three arbitrators for the Court of Arbitration for Sport that partially upheld the 90-day provisional ban. Hendel, a dual U.S.-French citizen, is admitted to practice in New York, England and Wales, Paris and Madrid. He is a partner in the Madrid law firm of Araoz & Rueda.