The accomplishments, milestones, awards and news of UConn School of Law alumni:
The Honorable Paul Vasington '52, a retired Connecticut Superior Court Judge, died on August 8, 2017. Read his obituary.
Enid Ray '94 has been appointed CEO of Our Piece of The Pie's, effective August 15, 2017. Our Piece of the Pie is a youth-based nonprofit organization that aims to "help urban youth because economically independent adults" through academic, job skills training and outreach initiatives. Previously, Ray served as the executive director of the Hartford School System's school choice office and also as Hartford's youth services director.
Salvatore DiGiorgio '54, who became a professor of business law at Naugatuck Community College after 20 years in private practice, died July 26, 2017. Read his obituary
Brittany L. Christensen '12 has joined the Business Law Practice Area at the Hartford office of Reid and Riege. Her practice focuses on general corporate and nonprofit governance, contracts, business formation and business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions. Prior to joining Reid and Riege, Christensen spent four years at a Big Four accounting firm where she provided tax consulting services to Fortune 500 companies throughout the United States.
Dan Brody '15, a member of the Business Litigation Group at Robinson+Cole in Hartford, has been elected to the Board of Directors of The Children’s Law Center. Brody's practice is focused on complex business litigation matters, government and internal investigations, and corporate compliance. The center works to protect poor children in family court cases and to advocates for the well-being of children involved in family transitions.
Melissa Malone '05 has been appointed chief operating officer of the city of Providence, Rhode Island by Mayor Jorge Elorza. Previously, Malone served on the Providence School Board and also acted as the liaison to the Division of Municipal Finance under Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo. Most recently, Malone founded M2 Consulting, which handles contract analysis, project management, planning and policy issues.
Christopher Kriesen '93, a West Hartford resident, has established a new law firm in the Colt building in Hartford. The Kalon Law Firm, which practices exclusively in the area of insurance defense, allows lawyers and staff to work remotely and securely wherever they have an internet connection. Kriesen taught advocacy at UConn School of Law as an adjunct professor in 2000.
Matthew Hart ’97 has been named town manager of West Hartford. He previously served as town manager of Mansfield, where he supervised such projects as the construction of the Storrs Center, a community center, a skate park and a playground. He started work in his new position on Aug. 31, 2017.
Susan Seidler Chambers '80, a lawyer at Carmody & Torrance LLP for 27 years, died July 18, 2017. Read her obituary.
Two UConn Law alumni, Jessica Ritter ’06 and Christian Sager '13, have been named to the Hartford Business Journal's 2017 40 Under Forty list of up-and-coming young professionals. Ritter is an attorney with Shipman & Goodwin in Hartford. Sager is a senior project director at Travelers Insurance in Hartford.