1950-60s Class Notes
George Luberda (C’51) recently retired from the Monsanto Company.
Richard N. Winfield recently served in Yangon, Myanmar, as a consulting expert and speaker for the U.S. State Department. His work involved combating hate speech and interreligious violence. His book, Exporting the Matrix: The Campaign to Reform Media Laws Abroad, was published last year. Winfield regularly teaches media law at Columbia and Fordham Law Schools. Previously, he served for more than three decades as general counsel for the Associated Press.
James R. Zazzali (C’58), who retired as chief justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court in 2007, writes that his daughter Mara Zazzali-Hogan (C’91) was nominated by Gov. Chris Christie to the New Jersey Superior Court, confirmed by the state senate and sworn in by her father on February 28. “The ceremony was in the same room where I administered the oath over the years to Dennis O’Brien (B’81, L’86), Jack Tassini (C’71) and Dan Waldman (L’71), all Hoyas,” he writes. Mara, who is also the granddaughter of the late Andrew F. Zazzali (C’22, L’25), was previously an attorney at Gibbons and also a former director of alumni relations at Georgetown Law.
Thomas Hale Boggs Jr. (C’61) was named to the American Lawyer’s list of the “Top 50 Innovators.” He is a partner at Patton Boggs.
Harry Payton was recognized at the 2013 Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education celebration honoring 221 Florida Bar members for maintaining 30 years of board certification. Payton, a commercial litigation attorney, has been board certified in civil trial since 1983 and in business litigation since 1997. He is one of 92 attorneys in the state of Florida certified in both civil trial and business litigation. His firm, Payton & Associates, is located in Miami.
David W. Lewis Jr. has joined Nutter McClennen & Fish in Boston in the trust and estates department as counsel. He was previously with the Boston office of K&L Gates.