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Law School Alumni Association
Recent Alumni Notes

The University of Connecticut Law School Alumni Association cultivates the spirit of community and pride among those who have attended the law school and contributes to the advancement of the law school and the legal profession. Everyone who has attended UConn School of Law automatically is a member of The University of Connecticut Law School Alumni Association.

Officers
Christine Jean-Louis
President Christine Jean-Louis '08

Christine Jean-Louis is an assistant attorney general in the Transportation Department of the Connecticut Office of the Attorney General. She was previously an associate in Wiggin and Dana's Litigation Department. She has been a director since 2012.

As the president of the association, I aim to build and strengthen our work over the past years to connect alumni to law students and to expand our reach by providing new opportunities for alumni to give back to the law school and access valuable resources from the law school to further their legal careers. In 2017-2018, you will receive more communication from the association and law school to keep you aware of what we are doing and the opportunities available to you.

The association comprises a committed group of alumni who are constantly available to represent your interests and provide you with activities and services that meet the needs of our diverse alumni body. I look forward to working with them, and I hope you do, too! Because we can’t remain successful without your involvement, we also hope you will stay connected by following us on social media, volunteering your time, attending our events and making a financial donation when you can.

Richard J. Twilley
President-Elect Richard J. Twilley '04

Richard J. Twilley is a partner with Athorus PLLC. He practices in the area of patent law, preparing and prosecuting patent applications and litigating complex intellectual property disputes in before multiple federal district courts. He has been a director since 2011.

Cecil J. Thomas
Vice President: Cecil J. Thomas ‘06

Cecil J. Thomas is a staff attorney with Greater Hartford Legal Aid. He practices predominantly in housing matters and his experiences have included state and federal class action lawsuits, as well as appellate litigation. He has been a director since 2010.

Elisabeth A. Pimentel
Secretary: Elisabeth A. Pimentel ’11

Elisabeth A. Pimentel is an associate in Wiggin and Dana's Health Care Practice in New Haven. Her practice involves advising a wide range of health care providers on corporate and regulatory issues and providing day-to-day risk management advice. She has been a director since 2016.

Christina Gianopulos
Treasurer: Christiana Gianopulos '94

Christiana "Tiana" Gianopulos is a partner with Day Pitney LLP in Hartford. She practices extensively in the areas of estate and tax planning, contested probate matters and the representation of individual and professional fiduciaries. She has been a director since 2015.

David S. Hardy
Past President: David S. Hardy ‘99

David S. Hardy is a partner and a co-leader of the litigation group at Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey in New Haven. His practice focuses on business and commercial disputes, including trials in state and federal courts, administrative proceedings, and appeals. He has been a director since 2012.

Directors

P.J. Cimini ’95
Barbara J. Collins ’78
Michelle Smith Cotto ’10
Robert C. Hinton ‘95
Nisha Kapur ’14
Jeffrey C. Kestenband ’97
Joseph A. MacDougald ‘96
Kate MacLeman ’12
Christopher M. Mattei '05
Neil F. Murphy ‘70
Jillian R. Orticelli '10
Vincent P. Pace ’98, LL.M. ’09
James M. Ruel ’99
Daniel T. Saltus ’08
Lindsay A. Sheehy ’02
Alexandra B. Stevens ’98
Tara L. Trifon ‘09
Joseph C. Zemetis ‘80

 

2016-17 Board of Directors

President
David S. Hardy ‘99

President-elect
Christine Jean-Louis ‘08

Vice-President
Mark K. Ostrowski ‘88

Secretary
Jean E. Tomasco ‘91

Treasurer
Richard J. Twilley ’04

Past President
Vincent P. Pace ’98, LL.M. ‘09

P.J. Cimini ’95
Barbara J. Collins ’78
Michelle Smith Cotto ’10
Robert C. Hinton ‘95
Nisha Kapur ’14
Jeffrey C. Kestenband ’97
Joseph A. MacDougald ‘96
Kate MacLeman ’12
Christopher M. Mattei '05
Neil F. Murphy ‘70
Jillian R. Orticelli '10
Vincent P. Pace ’98, LL.M. ’09
James M. Ruel ’99
Daniel T. Saltus ’08
Lindsay A. Sheehy ’02
Alexandra B. Stevens ’98
Tara L. Trifon ‘09
Joseph C. Zemetis ‘80

 

Past Presidents
1932  J. Agnes Burns ’24
1934  Charles E. McCarthy ’32
1935  Joseph M. Cunningham ’33
1936  Robert J. Peyton ’32
1938  Morris Apter ’37
1939  Thomas F. Shea ’38
1941  Thomas J. Hagarty ’39
1942  Fannie Himmelstein ’39
1959  Emilio Q. Daddario ’42
1960  Douglass B. Wright ’37
1960  Douglass B. Wright ’37
1961  John J. McGuiness, Jr. ’50
1962  Walter M. Pickett, Jr. ’52
1963  Arthur W. Feinstein ’43
1964  Carmine R. Lavieri ’48
1965  Thomas C. McKone ’49
1966  Anthony V. DeMayo ’51
1967  William R. Moller ’49
1968  James J. Kennelly ’59
1969  Robert C. Leuba ’60
1969  Robert C. Leuba ’60
1970  Milton Sorokin ’50
1971  William B. Rush ’59
1972  Myron Friedman ’51
1973  John E. Fay ’62
1974  George F. Sherwood ’66
1975  Hugh F. Keefe ’67
1976  Richard A. Sugarmann ’62
1977  Dorrance Sexton, Jr. ’68
1978  William P. Murray ’67
1979  Edward Maum Sheehy ’67
1980  Joseph C. Lee ’67
1981  Sandra P. Gersten ’60
1982  David W. Collins ’58

 

1983  Thomas B. Wilson ’67
1984  Frederick M. Tobin ’64
1985  Fred A. Hitt ’58
1986  George E. O’Brien, Jr. ’75
1987  Angelo L. dos Santos ’73
1988  Lisa B. Bingham ’79
1989  James D. Bartolini ’75
1990  James T. Shearin ’86
1991  Hyacinth V. Douglas-Bailey ’86
1992  Debra C. Ruel ’84
1993  James Wu ’75
1994  John W. Hamlin ’88
1995  Mark A. Milano ’85
1996  Kevin J. Hecht ’85
1997  Gregory M. Harris ’76
1998  Thomas J. Welch ’90
1999  James F. Sullivan ’92
2000  Janis C. Jerman ’93
2001  Joseph C. Zemetis ’80
2002  S. Dave Vatti ’92
2003  Neil F. Murphy, Jr. ’70
2004  Karen T. Staib ’98
2005  Rowena A. Moffett ’97
2006  Jose A. Suarez ’93
2007  James Sicilian ’81
2008  Barbara J. Collins ’78
2009  Matthew R. Peterson ’98
2010  Mimi L. Lines ’80
2011  Alexandra B. Stevens ’98
2012  Matthew D. Gordon '87
2013  Hon. Ingrid L. Moll '99
2014  Jeffrey C. Kestenband '97
2015  Vincent P. Pace '98, LL.M. '09
2016  David S. Hardy ‘99