The accomplishments, milestones, awards and news of UConn School of Law alumni:
Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has nominated Jennifer Macierowski‘95 to serve as a judge on the state Superior Court. Macierowski has worked as the chief legal counsel for the Connecticut General Assembly's Senate Republican Caucus since 1999. She is a member of the Connecticut Health Information Technology Advisory Council and serves as chairwoman of the Windsor Board of Ethics.
Jason Ketchen ‘99 has been hired as general counsel for PanAgora Asset Management, the firm announced April 25, 2018. Ketchen, who was also invited to join the firm’s Operating Committee, will be based in Boston. He previously served as general counsel to Folger Hill Asset Management and Geode Capital Management.
The Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce will present its 2018 Community Achievement Award to Stephen Penny '73, a partner in Penny, Botticello & O’Brien, P.C, in Manchester, Connecticut, on April 26, 2018. The award recognizes Penny's service to the community. He has served as mayor of Manchester and a member of its Board of Directors and is currently a member of the Town Pension Board. He also was president of the Manchester Rotary Club and is the official announcer for the Manchester Road Race.
Brian Tims '08 has been promoted to partner at Halloran & Sage LLP. Tims is a member of the firm's Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Labor & Employment, Commercial Litigation, and Criminal Defense Practice Groups. In 2016 he was one of three Halloran & Sage lawyers named “New Leaders in the Law” by the Connecticut Law Tribune.
Jennifer Cona '96 was appointed to the Long Island Alzheimer's Foundation Board of Trustees effective January 1, 2018. Cona has served on the Foundation's Legal Advisory Board for the last 10 years. She is also managing partner of Genser Dubow Genser & Cona LLP in Melville, N.Y.
The Connecticut Bar Association presented Thomas J. Farrell '85 with The Honorable Anthony V. DeMayo Pro Bono Award at a ceremony on April 12, 2018. Farrell, an attorney with Hinckley Allen in Hartford, was honored for volunteering his legal services to help consumers facing bankruptcy and tenants facing eviction, including two veterans who were threatened with eviction and homelessness in 2017.
Thomas Ullmann '80, well-known public defender and death penalty abolitionist, died on April 14, 2018. Read his obituary.
Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has nominated two more UConn Law alumni to serve as judges of the state Superior Court: Claudia A. Baio '89, a partner at Howard, Kohn, Sprague & Fitzgerald LLP in Hartford, and Assistant Public Defender Tejas Bhatt '03.
Robert J. Lynn '75 was sworn in April 9, 2018, by Gov. Christopher Sununu as the 36th chief justice of the New Hampshire Supreme Court. Lynn served as an associate justice for seven years before Sununu nominated him in February to become chief justice. The New Hampshire Executive Council confirmed the nomination in March. Lynn previously served as a trial court judge, as chief justice of the New Hampshire Superior Court, as an assistant U.S. attorney and as chief of the New England Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force. He also spent several years in private practice.
Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has nominated three UConn Law alumni to serve as judges of the state Superior Court: former state Sen. Eric D. Coleman '77; Assistant Attorney General Ann E. Lynch '90, and James Sicilian '81, general counsel for Day Pitney LLP.