The accomplishments, milestones, awards and news of UConn School of Law alumni:
Mikhail Murshak '03 has joined Loomis, Ewert, Parsley, Davis & Gotting. Murshak specializes in intellectual property law, as well as patent and trademark acquisition. Previously, Murshak worked in private practice and as the sole intellectual property attorney for a global technology company.
Bessy Reyna '82 read her poetry at the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center in Hartford on June 25, 2017. Reyna's reading, entitled A Day in the Life of an Immigrant Latino Poet, is part of the Riverwood Poetry Social Justice Reading program. Reyna has received many awards over the course of her career, including Latina Citizen of the Year from the State of Connecticut Latino and Puerto Rican Affairs Commission, Lifetime Achievement in Service to the Literary Community from the Connecticut Center for the Book and induction into the Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame.
George Chaclas '99 has been named a partner in the Intellectual Property Group at Burns & Levinson in Providence, Rhode Island. Chaclas specializes in helping clients acquire and use intellectual property assets for strategic purposes as well as in preparing patents for a wide range of technologies. Previously, Chaclas was with Adler Pollock & Sheehan.
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker has nominated Karen L. Goodwin '84 to the post of associate justice on the Massachusetts Superior Court, the statewide court of general jurisdiction for criminal and civil actions. Goodwin has served as an assistant U.S. attorney since 1991, and has worked in both civil and criminal litigation.
Christopher Paul '94 has been named senior managing director and general counsel at Global Jet Capital. Previously, he served as general counsel at CIT Aerospace. Paul specializes in commercial transactions, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions. and corporate finance.
Cantor Colburn Partner Grant M. Ehrlich '08 was installed on June 14, 2017, as the 72nd president of the Connecticut Intellectual Property Law Association. Fellow Cantor Colburn Partner Leslie-Anne Maxwell'05 joined him on the association's executive committee as the 2017-2018 program chair.
John Fitzpatrick '93 joined Nardello & Co. LLC in the firm's London office on June 12, 2017, as a managing director and general counsel for the Europe, Middle East and Africa division. Fitzpatrick has worked in international legal, compliance and regulatory law for more than 22 years. His expertise lies in multi-jurisdictional transactions, litigation and arbitration, as well as advising corporations on issues including civil and criminal matters.
Richard S. Johnson '78, a lawyer who specialized in real estate title work for more than 45 years, died on May 26, 2017. Read his obituary.
David B. Boyd '64, a lawyer who served as an assistant state’s attorney, died on June 4, 2017. Read his obituary.
Retired Connecticut Supreme Court Justice Lubbie Harper Jr. '75 has had a scholarship endowed in his name at his alma mater, the University of New Haven. The scholarship is meant to support students from New Haven "regardless of race, ethnic background, gender, major or academic year." Harper now serves as the chairman of the Commission on Racial and Ethnic Disparity in the Criminal Justice System and Connecticut’s representative to the National Consortium on Racial and Ethnic Fairness in the Courts.