The accomplishments, milestones, awards and news of UConn School of Law alumni:
Gary L. McGuirk '85, a private wealth advisor at Merrill Private Management, has been honored in 2019 with several high-profile industry honors. McGuirk has been named: one of Barron’s "Top 1,200 Advisors”, one of the The Financial Times' ”Top 400 Financial Advisors” and he was named to the Forbes “Best-in-state Wealth Advisors” list in 2019. McGuirk joined Merrill in 2002.
William W. Bouton III '80, a former attorney at Hinckley, Allen & Snyder, died April 22, 2019. Read his obituary.
The Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford announced David Waren '89 has been named its new president and chief executive officer. Waren is currently vice president of regional operations and advancement for the Anti-Defamation League. Waren will assume he duties at the Federation on July 1, 2019.
The law firm Robinson & Cole announced one of its partners, Stephen W. Aronson '87, was presented with the "Volunteer of the Year" award by the Pro Bono Partnership. Aronson is a partner at the firm, where he specializes in employment law.
Michael T. Bologna '81, a longtime lawyer, coach and mentor, died on March 31, 2019. Read his obituary.
Linda E. Christenson '83, an environmental attorney and the longtime director of Pride of Baltimore, Inc., died on February 25 2019. Read her obituary.
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.
Kenneth J. Bartschi '96 and Carolyn Kaas '83, were named 2019 Distinguished Leaders by the Connecticut Law Tribune. Bartschi is a partner at Horton, Dowd, Bartschi & Levesque, PC, and Kaas is a faculty member at Quinnipiac University School of Law.
First Horizon National Corp. announced the election of Kenneth A. Burdick '85 to its board of directors on January 29, 2019. Burdick has served as chief executive officer ar WellCare Health Plans, Inc. since 2015.
Nippon Steel & Sumikin Bussan Americas, Inc. announced the appointment of Thomas Welsh '80 as general counsel, effective January 1, 2019. Welsh previously worked as principle attorney at Updike, Kelly & Spellacy, P.C.