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The accomplishments, milestones, awards and news of UConn School of Law alumni: 

William Trachsel '71 Appointed to Cape Cod Foundation Board
Jan 16, 2019 -

The Cape Cod Foundation announced the election of William Trachsel '71 to its board of directors on January 15, 2019. Before his retirement in 2007, Trachsel worked at Pratt and Whitney for over 20 years. 

Joette Katz '77 Joins Shipman & Goodwin LLP
Joette Katz '77
Jan 14, 2019 -

Shipman & Goodwin LLP announced that Joette Katz '77 has joined the firm as a partner in the Business Litigation Practice Group. Prior to joining the firm, Katz served as the commissioner of the Connecticut State Department of Children and Families for eight years. Prior to that, she was an associate justice on the Connecticut Supreme Court for over 18 years. Katz will work out of Shipman & Goodwin's Hartford and Stamford offices. 

In Memoriam: Thomas H. Dooley '64
Jan 14, 2019 -

Thomas H. Dooley '64, a former longtime Connecticut attorney and two-term Connecticut House of Representatives member, died on January 6, 2019. Read his obituary. 

Michael Pepe '08 Promoted to Partner at Saxe Doernberger & Vita
Michael Pepe '08
Jan 10, 2019 -

Saxe Doernberger & Vita, P.C. announced the promotion of Michael Pepe '08 to partner. Pepe's practice focuses on representing contractors and real estate developers in insurance coverage litigation. Pepe works at the firm's Northeast headquarters in Trumbull, Connecticut. 

Brian Doherty ‘13 Promoted to Shareholder at Boyle Shaughnessy
Brian Doherty '13
Jan 10, 2019 -

Boyle Shaughnessy Law announced the promotion of Brian Doherty '13 to shareholder on January 7, 2019. Doherty, who works out of the firm's Worecester, Massachusettes office, focuses on commercial and business litigation. Previously, Doherty served as a graduate judicial intern for . Judge Timothy Hillman of the United States District Court, District of Massachusetts.

Kara Kuchar '06 Promoted to Partner at Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP
Kara Kuchar '06
Jan 9, 2019 -

Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP announced the promotion of Kara Kuchar '06 to partner on January 7, 2019. Kuchar, whose practice focuses on regulating financial service providers, has been with the New York firm since 2006. 

Kathryn Foley '09 Promoted to Director at Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC
Jan 9, 2019 -

Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC promoted Kathryn Foley '09 to director on January 1, 2019. Foley assumed her new position after being elected at a general meeting in December, 2018. Foley, who specializes in Intellectual Property law, works in the Burlington, Vermont location of the New England-based firm. 

Thomas Welsh '80 Appointed General Counsel at Nippon Steel
Jan 9, 2019 -

Nippon Steel & Sumikin Bussan Americas, Inc. announced the appointment of Thomas Welsh '80 as general counsel, effective January 1, 2019. Welsh previously worked as principle attorney at Updike, Kelly & Spellacy, P.C.

Harold Haldeman ‘74 Promoted to Partner at Family Law Firm
Harold Haldeman '74
Jan 8, 2019 -

The Law Offices of Edward Nusbaum announced the promotion of Harold Haldeman '74 to partner on January 7, 2019. Haldeman has worked as an attorney for the Westport, Connecticut-based family law firm since in 1999. Before starting his legal career, Haldeman served in the United States Navy for 27 years, eventually serving as a member of the Judge Advocate General’s Corps after graduating law school.