1980s Class Notes
Porter Wright has named Richard McHugh (C’77) partner-in-charge of the firm’s Washington, D.C., office. He is listed in Best Lawyers in America 2013 in the area of employee benefits (ERISA) law.
Lawrence Segal and Wayne Skigen are law firm partners at Segal Skigen, a litigation boutique in Beverly Hills, Calif. The firm handles civil litigation on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of civil matters, including entertainment, corporate/partnership, real estate and employment disputes. The partners were recently featured in numerous national publications following their obtaining a $3.9 million verdict in Los Angeles Superior Court in an invasion of privacy case arising out of the illegal wiretapping of jailed private investigator Anthony Pellicano.
Gary A. Zwick (LL.M.) was admitted as a fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel. He is a partner and head of the tax and wealth management section at Walter Haverfield in Cleveland, Ohio.
Richard Blau was named in the 2013 Best Lawyers in America in the area of food and beverage law. He practices in the Tampa office of GrayRobinson.
Ilise Feitshans published an article entitled “Forecasting Nano Law: Defining Nano” in Nanotechnology Perceptions 8 (2012). She currently serves as a faculty member and a doctoral candidate in International Relations at the Geneva School of Diplomacy. “Forecasting Nano Law,” also the topic of Feitshans’s doctoral thesis, was featured in the March 2011 issue of UN Special.
John Murad received the President’s Award for Distinguished Service from SUNY Upstate Medical University. He is a partner at Hancock Estabrook.
Whitney M. Skala published “Flexible Purpose Corporations and Benefits Corporations: California’s Two New Forms of Corporate Entity” in the Summer 2012 issue of California Business Law Practitioner. He is a partner at his own firm, Whitney M. Skala, in San Diego.
Chris Whitney has been named the 2013 Best Lawyers’ “Providence Litigation-Construction Lawyer of the Year.” Whitney is a partner at Little Medeiros Kinder Bulman & Whitney in Providence, R.I.
Keith C. Jones was included in the 2013 Best Lawyers in America in the areas of corporate, mergers & acquisitions, securities/capital markets and securities regulation law. He practices in the Portland, Maine, office of Verrill Dana.
Michael D. Jones, a partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Kirkland & Ellis, was installed as co-chair of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law’s board of directors in September. As co-chair with Jane C. Sherburne (L’83), senior executive vice president of BNY Mellon and the company’s general counsel and corporate secretary, he leads a board of more than 200 members.
James S. Rosenfeld was named a “Top Lawyer” in Metro Detroit 2013 by DBusiness magazine. Rosenfeld, who practices in the Detroit office of Butzel Long, was recognized in the field of labor and employment law.
Mark Michels (F’79) has joined Deloitte Financial Advisory Services as a director.
Robert E. Slota was recognized as one of the Philadelphia area’s top attorneys when the December Suburban Life Magazine named him an “Awesome Attorney” for 2012 in the area of medical malpractice law. He practices at Hamburg, Rubin, Mullin, Maxwell & Lupin.
Renee Chube Washington has been named chief operating officer of USA Track & Field, overseeing the organization’s daily operations. She was previously with Northrop Grumman.
Tracey E. Aronson has been promoted to special counsel at WilmerHale. She works in the firm’s securities department and is a member of the securities litigation and enforcement practice group.
Paul Jorgensen was honored with the 2012 Mayor’s Arts Award in September at the Historic Lincoln Theatre in Washington, D.C. The award is the highest honor conferred by the District of Columbia in recognition of artistic excellence and service among artists, arts organizations and arts patrons in the city. Jorgensen, of the Jorgensen Law Firm, has provided more than a decade of pro bono legal counsel to artists and arts organizations in the District.
Bennet Kelley was part of the U.S. delegation for the 17th U.S.-China Legal Exchange in China in August 2012, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Commerce and China’s Ministry of Commerce. As founder of the Internet Law Center, Kelley gave a presentation on recent updates in e-commerce law.
Mary V. Murphy, deputy state’s attorney for Howard County, was named one of the 2012 “Leadership in Law” honorees by The Daily Record, Maryland’s business and legal newspaper. The award recognizes outstanding professional achievement, community service and mentoring within Maryland’s legal community.
Matthew Taylor was honored by Chambers USA in the area of litigation and general commercial law. He is a partner in the Philadelphia office of Duane Morris.
Sami Toutounji (B’86) is now head of the corporate group of the Paris office of Shearman & Sterling. This group includes the office’s M&A, capital markets, finance, tax and benefits practices.