Multiple news outlets reported that Jerry Abramson (L’73), the former lieutenant governor of Kentucky, is deputy assistant to the president and director of intergovernmental affairs at the White House.
“In major shift, Obama Administration will plan for rising seas in all federal projects,” coverage in the Washington Post in January, quoted Vicki Arroyo (L’94), executive director of the Georgetown Climate Center.
“New judges chosen for Palm Beach County’s 15th Judicial Circuit,” coverage in Florida’s Sun Sentinel, featured Edward Artau (L’88).
“Pete’s Place,” coverage in Sports Illustrated in February, featured Peter Bevacqua (L’97), chief executive officer of the PGA of America.
The Chicago Tribune reported in January that Richard J. Burke (L’90, MSFS’90) is the new president and CEO of Chicago-based online immigration service provider VisaNow.
“Meet the Judges: Eastern District Judge Pamela K. Chen,” coverage in the New York Law Journal in September, featured Pamela K. Chen (L’86).
“An ‘out-of-the-box idea’ to fund transportation projects gains traction,” coverage in the Washington Post in February, featured Rep. John Delaney (L’88).
“Kindred Healthcare Names New CEO,” coverage in the American Journal of Managed Care in October, featured Paul J. Diaz (L’88).
“It’s the culmination of a career,” coverage in American Builders Quarterly in October, featured Alan Di Sciullo (C’72, L’77).
“Living out Knicks Dream, complete with nightmares,” coverage in the New York Times in November, featured Dennis Doyle (L’10).
Jessica Grannis (LL.M.’13), adaptation program manager for the Georgetown Climate Center, was interviewed on E&E TV in October in a piece entitled “U.S. adaptation plans show varied success in states.” Grannis was also mentioned in “‘Nobody Is Truly Ready’ for Rise of Seas,” coverage in the Huffington Post, in November.
“Greenstein takes over as chair of Senate Law and Public Safety Committee,” coverage in PolitickerNJ featured New Jersey State Senator Linda Greenstein (L’84).
“CIA’s No. 2 tapped to be deputy national security adviser,” coverage in the Washington Post, featured Avril Haines (L’01).
“See How Judge Milton Hirsch’s Career Came By Happenstance,” a profile in the Daily Business Review in January, featured Milton C. Hirsch (L’82).
“The energy behind the Department of Energy,” coverage on Federal News Radio in October, featured David M. Klaus (L’83), deputy under secretary for management and performance at the Department of Energy.
“Boomer Women Hit the Glass Ceiling; Four Tips to Crack it Now,” an opinion piece by Beverly Jones (L’78), appeared in Forbes last October.
“Andy Luger at a glance,” featuring Andy Luger (L’85), the U.S. attorney for Minnesota, appeared in the Washington Times in October.
“New Rules for Law Students’ Legal Work in D.C.,” coverage in the National Law Journal in October, featured Wallace Mlyniec (L’70), who “helped lead the push for revised rules.” Another article on this topic quoting Mlyniec appeared in Corporate Counsel in December.
“Report: White House Adviser John Podesta will join Clinton team,” coverage by CBS News in January, featured John D. Podesta (L’76). Other coverage included “White House Adviser John Podesta to Join Emerging Hillary Clinton campaign” in the Wall Street Journal and “For Hillary Clinton, John Podesta Is a Right Hand With a Punch,” in the New York Times.
The Indianapolis Business Journal named Erin Roth (L’01) to its 2015 “Forty under 40” list. Roth is general counsel of Wabash National Corporation.
“NFLPA assembles group for domestic violence advice,” coverage in USA Today in October, notes that the National Football League Players Association Commission on Violence Prevention includes Kathryn Ruemmler (L’96) and Georgetown Law Professor Deborah Epstein.
“Pakistani attorney honored,” coverage in Gulfnews.com, noted that Zarrar Sehgal (L’97) was named “Lawyer of the Year for Team of the Year 2014” in the asset finance and leasing category by Legal 500.
A profile of Barbara Underwood (L’69), New York’s solicitor general, appeared in the New York Law Journal in October.
Mark Vlasic (B’96, L’00) penned “Islamic State sells ‘blood antiquities’ from Iraq and Syria to raise money,” an op-ed in the Washington Post, on September 14. He also co-authored “Congressional Monuments Men: The Role of Congress in Fighting Terrorist Financing, While Preserving Our Cultural Heritage,” a piece in the World Post (a partnership of the Huffington Post and the Berggruen Institute), in December.
Ali Zaidi (L’16) was named to the Forbes 2015 “30 Under 30: Law and Policy” for his work as associate director of natural resources, energy and science at the White House.
“Why California is both liberal utopia and tech boom central,” coverage on MSNBC.com, featured Kathryn Zyla (L’14), managing director of the Georgetown Climate Center.
The New York Law Journal reported in September that the New York City law department hired 35 attorneys and 16 post-graduate fellows from the graduating class of 2014 including Richard Bahrenburg (L’14), assistant corporation counsel, special federal litigation, and Andrew Nadel (L’14), legal counsel.
“Best Legal Departments: The Finalists,” coverage in Corporate Counsel magazine in September, featured Louise Parent (L’75), Adam Ciongoli (L’95) and Leslie Turner (L’85). Parent was noted for her work as general counsel for American Express before her retirement in 2013, Ciongoli for his work as general counsel of Lincoln Financial Group, and Turner for her role as general counsel of Hershey.
“How to Get Away with Murder,’ Meet Law Students for the Defense,” coverage by WJLA ABC7 News in November, quoted Professor Abbe Smith and her students Nayantara Bhushan (L’15), Benjamin M. Schiffelbein (L’15), Cynthia Frezzo (L’15), Karri Ridgeway Egerton (L’15) and Steven Woodward (L’15).
“Governor Cuomo announces new administration appointments,” coverage by WROC New York, noted that Julia Pinover Kupiec (L’07) and Angela Dougan Sherrer (L’04) have been appointed assistant counsels to the governor.