The accomplishments, milestones, awards and news of UConn School of Law alumni:
Jane R. Gottschalk ‘78, a former CBS journalist and family lawyer, died on December 2, 2018. Read her obituary.
The Law Offices of Edward Nusbaum announced the promotion of Harold Haldeman '74 to partner on January 7, 2019. Haldeman has worked as an attorney for the Westport, Connecticut-based family law firm since in 1999. Before starting his legal career, Haldeman served in the United States Navy for 27 years, eventually serving as a member of the Judge Advocate General’s Corps after graduating law school.
Attorney General-elect William Tong announced the appointment of Erik Lohr '02 as associate attorney general for legal counsel. Lohr previously worked as an assistant attorney general, leading the Employment Rights Department. He has also been an adjunct faculty member at the University of Connecticut School of Law since 2007. Lohr will assume his new duties when Tong is sworn in on January 9, 2019.
Connecticut Senate Republicans announced the hiring of Bryan Cafferelli '03 as legal counsel for the Connecticut Senate Republican Caucus. Cafferelli previously worked as lead attorney in the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection.
The New Covenant Center has appointed Charles F. Martin III ‘01 to its advisory council. The center, which opened in 1978, operates one of the largest soup kitchens in Connecticut. Martin is a partner at Robinson & Cole's Stamford office.
Day Pitney LLP announced the promotion of three UConn Law alumni to partner on January 2, 2019. The new partners are: Sebastian Lombardi '11, who works in the Energy and Utilities practice group in the firm's Hartford office; Robert Rahilly '05, who works in commercial real estate transactions and financing in the Stamford, Connecticut, office; and Jennifer Soldberg '05, who works in the Parsippany, New Jersey, office, in commercial real estate transactions.
William Dworski '53, a former longtime Connecticut attorney and World War II veteran, died on December 26, 2018. Read his obituary.
Connecticut Attorney General-elect William Tong announced the selection of Margaret Chapple '85 as his chief deputy attorney general. Before her recent retirement, Chapple worked in the Office of the Attorney General in various roles for more than 30 years. Chapple will assume her role when Tong is sworn in on January 9, 2019.
Mercedes G. Alonzo Cortes ’93 has published a children's book, "Adventure in Pico Bonito." The book, inspired by the author's visit to Pico Bonito National Park in Honduras, features her prose and artwork. It is available in English and Spanish. The story follows two siblings on an adventure through the rain forest and their encounters with the animals that live there. Cortes, who was born in Honduras, announced that part of the book's profits will benefit education and wildlife conservation in Honduras. Cortes has worked as an assistant attorney general in the Connecticut Attorney General's Office for more than 18 years.
Robinson & Cole LLP announced the promotion of two UConn Law graduates to partner on December 17, 2018. Ian T. Clarke-Fisher ‘10, a member of the firm's Business Litigation and Labor and Employment groups, focuses on commercial and employment litigation. He works in the firm's New York office. Benjamin C. Jensen ‘05, a member of the firm's Business Litigation and Intellectual Property and Technology groups and its Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Team, represents clients in litigation and regulatory compliance matters involving technology, data privacy and cybersecurity. He works in the firm's Hartford office.