The accomplishments, milestones, awards and news of UConn School of Law alumni:
Betsy Conway '91 has been appointed to the Chelsea Groton bank's Board of Trustees. Conway, who is General Counsel of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, became a Corporator of the bank in 2011. In addition to being an attorney, Conway has also been an adjunct professor at UConn School of Law since 2009 and serves on the Board of Trustees at Norwich Free Academy. Before becoming General Counsel of the Tribal Nation in 2016, Conway was a director at Brown Jacobson P.C. and was instrumental in establishing the Indian Law Committee of the Connecticut Bar Association in 1998.
Alice Gale '77, an author and lifelong public servant, died on January 9, 2018. Read her obituary.
Kailee Wilson '17 has been promoted to associate attorney at Robinson Donovan, P.C, after serving as a law clerk at the firm since 2016. Previously, Wilson interned at the UConn School of Law Tax Clinic. Wilson specializes in business and corporate counseling, commercial real estate and estate planning.
Brendan Owens '12 has been named partner at Stafford Owens Law Firm. Owens, who joined the firm in 2012, practices mainly in business law, litigation, tax, estate planning and healthcare law.
John Leary '67, a professor of Legal Studies at Quinnipiac University for more than 20 years, died in January 2018. Read his obituary.
Mark Dendinger '07 has been named partner at Bracewell LLP. Dendinger's practice focuses on financial restructurings across company capital structures in various fields. Before coming to Bracewell, Dendinger worked at an investment firm for seven years specializing in secondary market transactions. He works in the firm's Hartford office.
Steven Caley '81, a partner at New York's Kelley Drye law firm, died on January 4, 2018. Read his obituary.
Eric Baron '07 has been named partner at Cantor Colburn. Baron has been an attorney with Cantor Colburn in the firm's Hartford office since 2007. Baron focuses his practice on patents, and guides his clients through the entirety of the patent process in various technical fields. Before joining Cantor Colburn, Baron was an engineer at Hamilton Sundstrand.
Shelagh H. O'Neill '79, co-founder of the first all-women law firm in Connecticut, died January 3, 2018. Read her obituary.
Franckline Casimir-Benoit '89 began a four-year long term on the American Bankers Association’s Certified Trust and Financial Advisor Advisory Board on January 1, 2018. Casimir-Benoit is the managing director and trust counsel at Fiduciary Trust Company International, a subsidiary of Franklin Templeton Investments. In her new position, Casimir-Benoit will use her 25 years of experience to advise on educational programming and industry events.