The accomplishments, milestones, awards and news of UConn School of Law alumni:
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 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.
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.
Connecticut Appleseed honored Leonard Rodriguez '94, general counsel for UIL Holdings, with its Good Apple Award on April 4, 2018. The organization, which mobilizes volunteer lawyers and other professionals to further economic and social justice in Connecticut, presented the award at a dinner at The Quinnipiac Club in New Haven.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has nominated Judge Ingrid L. Moll '99 to the Connecticut Appellate Court. Moll has served on the Superior Court bench for the past four years. She was previously a member of the Hartford law firm Motley Rice LLC and had served as a law clerk for Justice David M. Borden of the Connecticut Supreme Court from 1999 to 2001. She is a past president of the University of Connecticut Law School Alumni Association. Five of the eight judges now serving on the Connecticut Appellate Court are UConn Law alumni.
Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has nominated five UConn Law alumni to serve as judges of the state Superior Court: Suzanne E. Caron '88, a partner with Caron & Parris LLC; Robert W. Clark '97, special counsel to the Connecticut Attorney General; Maureen Price-Boreland '92, executive director of Community Partners in Action; Joseph B. Schwartz '07, a partner with Murtha Cullina LLP; and James Field Spallone '92, the chief legal counsel in the Connecticut General Assembly’s House Democratic Caucus.
Richard Gifford '84 was an expert panelist at a discussion of the history of Dartmouth, Massachusetts, through its land records on March 18, 2018, in the Russells Mills Schoolhouse in Dartmouth. The event was hosted by the Dartmouth Historical & Arts Society. Gifford is known for his expertise in the history and genealogy of the area.