The accomplishments, milestones, awards and news of UConn School of Law alumni:
Peter Knight '96 has joined the board of directors of Connecticut Legal Services, a non-profit agency that helps low-income families and individuals gain equal access to justice and opportunities. Knight is a member of the Energy, Environmental and Telecommunications Group at Robinson & Cole LLP, and serves as the chair of the firm's Pro Bono Committee.
Jill Lebow '00 has been named an Outstanding Woman in Business by the Worcester Business Journal. Lebow is senior vice president and chief human resources officer at Fallon Health, where she is responsible for talent acquisition, talent management and total rewards. The Outstanding Woman in Business award is given annually to “strong, talented and remarkable women who are making their mark on the Central Massachusetts business community.”
Charles d’Evegnee '74, an Army veteran and law degree holder, died on November 17, 2017. Read his obituary.
Anthony Guerrera '63, an attorney who practiced for over 53 years, died on November 18, 2017. Read his obituary.
The Idaho State Bar will present a Denise O’Donnell Day Pro Bono Award to Sean J. Coletti '05 at a dinner on November 13, 2017. Coletti, a partner in Hopkins Roden Crockett Hansen & Hoopes, PLLC, and a city councilman in Ammons City, Idaho, will be honored for his pro bono work helping a man get guardianship over his young nephew. He is also a regular volunteer at a wills clinic for veterans.
Odilon Castello Borges Neto, LLM '05, will speak at Fordham law School on Nov. 17, 2017, on a panel addressing the topic U.S. and Brazil – A Discussion of Issues in Compliance. Borges Neto is the legal manager for South America at TechnipFMC, an oil and gas company.
Eric E. Walker '06 has been named to the American Bankruptcy Institute's 40 Under 40 initiative. Walker, a partner at Perkins Coie, has focused his practice on all aspects of commercial litigation, financial restructuring and bankruptcy. Walker is also co-chair of the American Bankruptcy Institute's Real Estate Committee and sits on the advisory board for its Central States Conference.
Halloran & Sage LLP has hired three members of the UConn Law Class of 2017 as associates. Liam Bohonnon, Jake DelGreco and Shaun Loughlin have joined the firm's insurance defense and litigation practice groups. DelGreco, who brings experience at a general litigation firm assisting with personal injury litigation, will work at the Hartford office. Bohonnon, previously an analyst for a major global bank, and Loughlin, previously a legal intern to Senior U.S. District Judge Alfred V. Covello of the U.S. District Court of Connecticut, will work at the New Haven office.
President Trump has nominated John Durham '75 to be Connecticut's next U.S. Attorney. Durham began his career as a prosecutor in the New Haven State Attorney's office and then joined the U.S. Attorney's office, where he has served as acting U.S. attorney, deputy U. S. attorney and chief of the office’s criminal division. He is known for his prosecution of organized crime and corruption in Boston in the James “Whitey” Bulger case and for investigating the destruction of CIA videotapes amid allegations of torture. His appointment requires confirmation by the U.S. Senate.