1970s Class Notes
Alan H. Goodman, a partner in Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson’s New Orleans office, was named to the 2014 list of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business for Louisiana. He was recognized in the areas of bankruptcy/restructuring and litigation/general commercial.
Charles J. Muller (LL.M.) was recently named to the 2013 Texas “Super Lawyers” list in the areas of tax and litigation. He is an attorney at Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry.
Gregory S. Shumaker of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick was included in the 2014 edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the area of real estate law.
Robert J. Hallock (LL.M.’78) performed at his own cabaret show, “Baby It’s You,” at Germano’s in Baltimore’s Little Italy in November. “I will team up with Adele Russell, a talented cabaret artist and musical theatre performer,” he wrote in September. “We will be singing about the roller coaster world of love, with its ups and downs, twists and turns.”
Eleanor Roberts Lewis retired in 2006 after 32 years of practicing law in the fields of real estate finance and international trade. Her last position was chief counsel for International Commerce at the U.S. Department of Commerce. Since retiring, Ms. Lewis has been volunteering at Thurgood Marshall Academy, a Washington, D.C., public charter high school with a law theme. She assists with law-related activities and curriculum development as well as coaching the debate team. The school was established in 2001 by law students and faculty from the Law Center’s Street Law program, which Lewis helped set up in the early 1970s.
Robert D. Piliero has joined Michelman & Robinson as a partner in the commercial and business litigation department.
Last December, New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo appointed Barry F. Schwartz to serve on the board of trustees of the City University of New York (CUNY). Schwartz has served as executive vice chairman at MacAndrews and Forbes Holdings since 2007. He joined the company in 1989 and became general counsel in 1993.
The Boy Scouts of America, National Capital Area Council, honored Joanne W. Young, managing partner of Kirstein & Young, at its Attorney of the Year Good Scout Award luncheon. The event recognizes legal professionals who have made an impact in their community and who adhere to the highest ethics and standards in their practice.
Richard S. Fernan (C’72) announces the formation of Fernan & Fischette (www.fernan-fischette.com). The firm is located in Southampton, N.Y., and is engaged in the general practice of law including real estate transactions and land use matters in the Hamptons and eastern Long Island.
Lawrence E. Sternberg has been appointed president of Talent Plus, where he has worked since 1999. A native of upstate New York, Sternberg and his wife, Salli, have called Lincoln, Neb., home since 2006.
Neil A.G. McPhie has been named a 2013 “Leader in the Law” by Virginia Lawyers Weekly. He is the Virginia managing partner of Tully Rinckey, based in Arlington.
Best Lawyers named Linda J. Morgan Washington, D.C.’s 2014 Lawyer of the Year for railroad law. A member of Georgetown Law’s Board of Visitors, Morgan is a partner at Nossaman and has practiced transportation law for 35 years. She is a former chair of the Interstate Commerce Commission and its successor agency, the Surface Transportation Board.
Caleb L. Nichols (LL.M.) was selected as one of the 2014 recipients of the NAACP’s Erie, Pa., branch Community Service Award for his work in the Erie community. He practices at his own firm, the Law Offices of Caleb L. Nichols.
Alan M. Di Sciullo (C’72) was profiled in the May/June 2013 edition of the American Bar Association’s Probate & Property Magazine.
Daniel A. Masur has been named partner-in-charge of Mayer Brown’s Washington, D.C., office. He is a member of the firm’s corporate and securities practice and a leader of its business and technology sourcing group.
Sports Business Journal listed Maidie E. Oliveau (C’74), a Los-Angeles based attorney with Arent Fox, as a “Game Changer” in its third annual listing of successful women in sports.
Mark J. Riedy, counsel at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, has been named to two committee leadership positions with the American Bar Association. He will serve as 2013-2014 vice chair of both Programs and Finance of the ABA Section of Environment, Energy and Resources’s Energy and Environmental Markets and Finance Committee.
Susan Smith Blakely was nominated for the Ms. J.D. “Sharing Her Passion” award for the Best Friends at the Bar project she founded in 2006. “My mission of helping young women meet the challenges of their careers and balance the demands of their professional and personal lives is a key component of the project, and being recognized by peers for that work is so gratifying,” Blakely said in a press release.