1970s Class Notes
Alan Goodman, a partner in the New Orleans office of Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, was named in the 2013 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business for Louisiana in the areas of bankruptcy and restructuring and general commercial litigation.
Robert Krakow, executive director of the documentary “Complicit: The Untold Story of Why the Roosevelt Administration Denied Safe Haven to Refugees,” participated in a film screening and discussion in south Florida in May. The film documents the story of the SS St. Louis, a ship carrying Jewish refugees that was denied permission to dock in the United States. The ship returned to Europe, where many of the passengers perished in the Holocaust. “We had two SS St. Louis surviving passengers join us for the discussion,” writes Krakow, who plans to bring the film to Washington, D.C.
William C. Turner (LL.M.) has been selected by “Super Lawyers” as an outstanding mediator/arbitrator for Nevada. He also received an award by a section of the Nevada State Bar for outstanding contributions to alternative dispute resolution.
Margaret Winter of the National Prison Project of the ACLU and her colleagues have been named one of five finalist teams for Public Justice’s 2013 Trial Lawyer of the Year Award, recognizing the attorney(s) who made the greatest contribution to the public interest by trying or settling a precedent-setting case. The team was nominated for its work in Henderson v. Thomas, a case holding the Alabama Department of Corrections accountable for its long-standing policy of segregating and discriminating against HIV-positive prisoners, who were excluded from rehabilitative services, jobs, vocational training and mental health care, and made to live apart from other prisoners.
Jeffrey M. Bower, senior partner of Bower Law Associates in State College, Pa., has been elected to a three-year term on the Board of Governors of the Pennsylvania Bar Association.
Joseph L. Fink III received an honorary doctor of science degree from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia for “leadership in pharmacy law and public policy and for continued dedication to innovation and excellence.”
Womble Carlyle attorney John Hagner has been recognized in the 2013 edition of Chambers USA for his work in real estate law.
Mark Rothstein received the Louis D. Brandeis Privacy Award from Patient Privacy Rights, the nation’s leading health privacy advocacy organization. The award was established in 2012 to recognize significant intellectual, cultural, legal, scholarly and technical contributions to the field of health information privacy. The award was given in June at the Third International Summit on the Future of Health Privacy at Georgetown Law.
Paul McGinley, a founding partner of Gross McGinley, has been named managing partner of the firm (as reported by The Morning Call, Lehigh Valley’s newspaper). He practices business and commercial law.
James N. Broder, a shareholder at Bernstein Shur, has been included in the 2013 Chambers USA directory for energy and natural resources–Maine.
Michael Rubin was named The American Lawyer’s “Litigator of the Week” in May for a case he handled in the 3rd Circuit on behalf of student athletes whose digital avatars were used in Electronic Arts’ “NCAA Football” games. “Thanks to Michael Rubin of Altshuler Berzon, EA’s days of earning royalty-free profits on college players’ likenesses could be numbered,” the AmLaw article reads. The case, Hart v. Electronic Arts, was decided May 21.
James M. Addams has joined the Dallas office of Shackelford, Melton & McKinley, a business and entertainment law firm. His practice focuses on counseling clients on a broad range of matters including the acquisition and disposition of businesses and major assets and the creation of joint ventures and strategic alliances.
C. Akin Blitz (LL.M.) was honored by the Oregon Association Chiefs of Police with the Karlyn Campbell Award in April. The award recognizes individuals that exemplify compassionate mentoring, guidance and encouragement of Oregon’s law enforcement professionals. Blitz is a shareholder and attorney at Bullard Law in Portland, Ore.