The accomplishments, milestones, awards and news of UConn School of Law alumni:
Ann Merriam Feinberg ’89 has been appointed to the board of directors for Woodbury’s Pomperaug River Watershed Coalition. The coalition works to improve the quality and quantity of water in the watershed and is recognized for its use of science and research. Feinberg is also counsel at the Connecticut Community Foundation and has worked in development for over 20 years.
Paul Thomas ’81 has joined Duffy Law LLC, a criminal defense firm based in New Haven. For the past 18 years, Thomas has served as an assistant federal defender, representing clients throughout Connecticut. He was previously a partner of Zeldes, Needle & Cooper, PC in Bridgeport.
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.
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.
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.