1990s Class Notes
Darrell D. Miller, chair of Fox Rothschild’s national entertainment department, has been named to The Hollywood Reporter’s list of “Power Attorneys” for 2013.
Maura Griffith Moffatt (C’88) has joined Synergy Investments as managing director of investments. She was previously a director of asset management for Long Wharf Real Estate Partners.
Barry J. Pollack was sworn in as the second vice president of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers at the association’s 56th-annual meeting, held in San Francisco, Calif., on July 27. He practices at Miller & Chevalier in Washington, D.C., where he represents individuals and corporations in criminal investigations, trials and other government enforcement proceedings.
Juliette Pryor (G’91) was recognized in a National Law Journal article for her role as general counsel of US Foods. US Foods was named the overall winner in the Journal’s ranking of the Chicago metropolitan area’s top legal departments and their general counsel. “[Pryor] built the operation practically from scratch — just 20 percent of the department came along when it moved from Maryland,” the March 11 article notes. “For all that, Pryor has made tremendous strides in diversity, outside counsel management —across the board.” This news was reported to Georgetown Law by her husband, Walter Pryor (L’90).
Dominique Shelton has joined Alston & Bird as a partner in the firm’s Los Angeles office. Her practice is focused on privacy, unfair competition and intellectual property matters.
Keith Siver has joined the Atlanta family law firm Warner, Bates, McGough, McGinnis & Portnoy as an associate. The firm is one of the largest and most established family law firms in the state of Georgia.
Justin Brooks (LL.M.), the director of the California Innocence Project at the California Western School of Law, has been named by California Lawyer Magazine as an “Attorney of the Year” for his work in helping to exonerate Brian Banks. Banks, a former high school football star, was falsely accused of raping and kidnapping a classmate. Last year, California Innocence Project attorneys and students helped to clear his name, thanks to new evidence and comprehensive investigation work. Brooks was honored along with 60 other attorneys from around the state.
Whitney Cunningham became president of the State Bar of Arizona on June 20. He practices at Cunningham Mott in Flagstaff.
The Nassau County Bar Association has named Greg S. Lisi the pro bono attorney of the month. As reported by the Rockville Centre Patch website, “[f]or 17 years he has volunteered pro bono legal services to help countless low-income residents facing eviction in landlord/tenant cases through the Nassau Suffolk Law Services Volunteer Law Project’s Landlord/Tenant Attorney of the Day Program, the volunteer mediation program and the pro bono program in the courts.” Lisi is head of the employment and labor department at Forchelli, Curto, Deegan, Schwartz, Mineo & Terrana in Uniondale, N.Y.
Edwin Foulke (LL.M.) was named one of the 50 most influential occupational safety, health, environment and risk management leaders by EHS Today, a magazine for environment, health and safety professionals. Foulke is a partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Fisher & Phillips, where he co-chairs the firm’s workplace safety and catastrophe management practice group.
Julie Papa (F’88) has been named one of two legal counsel for the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. She was previously an associate at Cooley and at Andrews Kurth, as well as an intelligence research specialist at the CIA.
Thomas L. (Tom) Tyler is on a long-term assignment from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to the Environmental Council of the States (ECOS), where he is serving as senior counsel focusing on air and climate issues.
Francine Halushka Katz was named a finalist for the NJBIZ General Counsel of the Year Award for Nonprofits. She is general counsel of St. Joseph’s Healthcare System in Paterson, N.J.
Debbie A. Klis (LL.M.), an attorney at Ballard Spahr, was named to Maryland’s Top 100 Women by The Daily Record, Maryland’s business and legal newspaper. The award recognizes the accomplishments of women who have achieved professional success and are making a difference through their leadership, community service and mentoring. Klis is of counsel in the firm’s Bethesda office and concentrates on transactional matters in an array of business, securities and tax issues.
Shiraz Tangri joined the Los Angeles office of Meyers Nave as of counsel. He practices in the firm’s land use and environmental practice group.
David H. Angeli was named a 2013 “Oregon Super Lawyer” in the area of white-collar criminal defense and was also featured in an Oregon Super Lawyer magazine article called “That Knock on the Door Might Be The FBI.” He is the founder of the Angeli Law Group in Portland.
Kenzo Kawanabe was featured on the cover and in the cover story of the 2013 issue of Colorado Super Lawyers. He is a partner at Davis, Graham & Stubbs, focusing on civil litigation defense. According to the article, Kawanabe participated in “the five-week Lobato v. State of Colorado education trial that ended in a historic ruling that called the state’s funding for education not only ‘irrational and inadequate’ but ‘unconstitutional’ and ‘unconscionable.’” Kawanabe “helped recruit and manage a team of more than 20 pro bono lawyers … who took hundreds of depositions preparing to represent 21 school districts.”
Patrick O’Donnell, a partner at Wiltshire & Grannis, was recognized in the 2013 edition of Washington, D.C., Super Lawyers. His practice focuses on federal investigative matters, white-collar criminal defense, business litigation and business counseling.
PakTribune, Pakistan’s news service, reported that Zarrar Sehgal has been named among the top 10 aviation and transportation finance lawyers in the United States by Chambers and among the top 10 leading lawyers in the world in asset finance by The Legal 500. He is a co-head of Clifford Chance’s Americas’ asset finance practice.
Jeanne M. Cors has been included in the Top 250 Women in Litigation, published by Benchmark Litigation, for the second year in a row. She was also selected as a “Top Litigation Star.” Cors is a partner at Taft Stettinius & Hollister.
Michael King, a shareholder at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, was recently appointed to the Denver Public Library Commission. King previously served as president of the Denver Public Library Foundation and completed a six-year term on that board.
R. David Donoghue was named one of Chicago’s “40 under 40” by the National Law Journal in its July 1 issue. He is a partner at Holland & Knight, a trial attorney and the deputy practice group leader of the firm’s intellectual property team.