1990s Class Notes
Variety magazine selected Darrell D. Miller, chair of Fox Rothschild’s national entertainment law department and managing partner of the firm’s Los Angeles office, as one of 2013’s major dealmakers and featured him in its annual “Dealmaker Impact Report.”
Paul O. Hirose, senior counsel in Perkins Coie’s Los Angeles office and a member of the firm’s corporate social responsibility and supply chain compliance practice, was honored with the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association’s 2013 President’s Award. He received the award for his continued dedication to NAPABA and the broader Asian-Pacific American community, as well as for his work in counseling various organizations in fighting and correcting forced labor.
Victor A. Walton Jr. (F’87), a partner in the Cincinnati office of Vorys, has been included in the 2014 Ohio Super Lawyers List.
Christa A. D’Alimonte has joined the advisory board of Georgetown Law’s Corporate Counsel Institute, part of the Continuing Legal Education program. D’Alimonte is a senior vice president and deputy general counsel at Viacom.
Edward L. Weiner (LL.M.) is the new president-elect designee of the Virginia State Bar and will serve as president during 2015-2016. He is a founder and senior partner at Weiner Spivey Miller in Fairfax, Va., and is also the president of the Fairfax Bar Association.
Richard J. Erickson (LL.M.) was named Commander of VFW Post 96 in Montgomery, Ala.
R. David Harden was sworn in as USAID mission director for the West Bank and Gaza in September 2013. He was previously the deputy mission director for USAID in Iraq, where he managed a multi-year, $1.3 billion portfolio focused on governance (including capacity development in the health and education sectors), democracy and economic growth.
Ross L. Yustein has been named a 2013 New York Metro Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters. He chairs the real estate department at Kleinberg, Kaplan, Wolff & Cohen.
Jason T. Wagner has formed Wagner Saenz Dority, a full-service law firm representing individuals and businesses throughout the state of Texas.
John D. Buretta has been named a partner at Cravath, Swaine & Moore. He works in the firm’s litigation department, focusing on investigations and white-collar criminal defense.
Gregg J. Felton (G’96) has been appointed president and co-chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors at Full Circle Capital.
George A. Willman has moved to Reed Smith as a partner in its corporate and securities group after many years at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. Willman, a former software and telecommunications engineer, continues to focus on technology transactions, patents and intellectual property counseling.
Adam J. Rosser was promoted to counsel at Hunton & Williams in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office. His practice focuses on business immigration and nationality law.
Robert D. Benton was promoted to partner at Wiley Rein. He is a member of the corporate, election law and government ethics, and satellite practices. He represents for-profit and nonprofit entities in compliance, governance and transactional matters.
Scot A. Hinshaw is a partner at Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn in Detroit, Mich.
Jesse Kanach has joined Perkins Coie as a partner in the firm’s business practice. He works in the Washington, D.C., office.
Michael J. Parini (C’96) is head of litigation at Pfizer, leading an in-house team that was named to Financial Times’ “Most Innovative U.S. Lawyers/Law Firms” list for 2013.
Rachael Rollins (LL.M.) is the Massachusetts Port Authority’s chief legal counsel, overseeing legal activity in all functional areas including real estate, construction, litigation, employment and ethics, maritime, aviation, security and public finance. She comes to Massport from MassDOT where she was the general counsel responsible for all legal affairs for MassDOT and the MBTA.