The accomplishments, milestones, awards and news of UConn School of Law alumni:
Misti Munster '09 has been elected a partner at Verrill Dana. She works in the firm's Portland, Maine, office and is a member of its Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Group. Her practice involves all aspects of counseling employers on benefits and executive compensation matters.
The Hartford City Council approved the appointment of David Rosado '07 as the city's police chief on Jan. 22, 2018. He will begin work Feb. 8. Rosado has served with the Connecticut State Police for 20 years. In 2016 he was named head of the Office of Administrative Services and promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel. He previously commanded the Bureau of Criminal Investigations, the Office of Field Operations, the Internal Affairs Unit,Troop W at Bradley Airport and Troop H in Hartford. In addition to his JD from UConn School of Law, he holds a BA from UConn and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy.
Richard Hogan '89 has been appointed to the Massachusetts Mortgage Bankers Association (MMBA) Board of Directors for a two-year term. Hogan has been a member of the MMBA for more than 10 years, and has presented on legal and regulatory matters in the mortgage banking industry a number of times. Hogan is currently Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer at Connecticut Attorneys Title Insurance Company. Previously, Hogan worked in the United States Congress and the Connecticut General Assembly.
Sperry DeCew '75, has been named the Chairman of the New Canaan Police Commission. DeCew has been a general practice attorney in New Canaan for 25 years, and has served the community in a number of roles. DeCew served as selectman from 1997 to 1999 and Town Councilman from 1977 to 1989. DeCew currently is involved with the New Canaan Historical Society, New Canaan Public Library Building and Grounds Committee, Kiwanis Club and the Silver Hill Hospital board of directors
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.