The accomplishments, milestones, awards and news of UConn School of Law alumni:
Nancy J. Shestack ’81, an immigration lawyer who lived in Washington D.C., died Sept. 20, 2016. Read her obituary.
Linda Morkan '87 has been appointed chair of Robinson+Cole's Appellate Group. During her time at Robinson+Cole, Morkan has been involved in more than 175 appeals at a variety of courts, including the Connecticut Supreme and Appellate Courts, The Rhode Island Supreme Court, The New York Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. Morkan is also a fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, which extends memberships only to those who have been appellate advocates for at least 15 years. Currently, Morkan serves as co-chair of the Appellate Advocacy Section of the Connecticut Bar Association.
Duane Lovello '88 is set to retire from being the Darien Police Chief in February 2017 after 35 years with the police department. Lovello started his career at the Darien Police Department in 1981 before being named chief in 2005. He is credited with implementing many department expansions, including school resource and school liaison officers, the K9 division, the Domestic Violence Unit, the Accident Investigation Team and the Cops and Kids Adventures program. Lovello was appointed chairman of the Police Officer Standards and Training Council in 2016 and currently serves as president of the Fairfield County Chiefs of Police Association.
Judge Carl Taylor '81 will be inducted into the Connecticut Lacrosse Hall of Fame on Nov. 19, 2016 at Vazzano's Four Seasons in Stratford, Connecticut. As a teenager in Maryland, Taylor played on his high school's lacrosse team. He continued to play at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, and since the early 1980s has committed to be a coach and mentor to hundreds of young players in the West Hartford Youth Lacrosse League. Taylor was appointed to the Superior Court bench in 2001 after nearly two decades as a state prosecutor.
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.