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The accomplishments, milestones, awards and news of UConn School of Law alumni: 

Erik Lohr '02 Named Associate Attorney General
Erik Lohr '02
Jan 8, 2019 -

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. 

Bryan Cafferelli '03 Named Senate Legal Counsel
Jan 7, 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.

Charles F. Martin III ‘01 Joins Advisory Council
Charles F. Martin III ‘01
Jan 3, 2019 -

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. 

Three UConn Law Alumni Promoted to Partner at Day Pitney
Jan 3, 2019 -

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.

In Memoriam: William Dworski '53
Dec 31, 2018 -

William Dworski '53, a former longtime Connecticut attorney and World War II veteran, died on December 26, 2018. Read his obituary. 

Margaret Chapple '86 Appointed CT Deputy Attorney General
Dec 21, 2018 -

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 Publishes Children's Book
Adventure in Pico Bonito
Dec 19, 2018 -

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 Promotes Two UConn Law Alumni to Partner
Dec 18, 2018 -

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.

Benjamin C. White ‘06 Joins Murtha Cullina LLP
Benjamin C. White '06
Dec 13, 2018 -

Murtha Cullina LLP has announced that Benjamin C. White ‘06 has joined the firm as counsel. White, who previously worked at St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens LLC for more than 12 years, will be part of Murtha Cullina's Intellectual Property Practice Group.

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