WPXI (Pittsburgh) announced that Kevin Acklin (L’01) is now chief of staff to Pittsburgh mayor Bill Peduto.
An article featuring Donald B. Ambrose (L’65) appeared in The News-Press (Ft. Myers, Fla.) on November 22, 2013. In the article Ambrose recalled the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963, when Ambrose was attending Georgetown Law as an evening student.
Victoria A. Arroyo (L’94), executive director of the Georgetown Climate Center, discussed state recommendations on emissions standards on E&E TV in December, along with Center Associate Gabriel Pacyniak (L’10).
Douglas Bregman (L’74) appeared in a December Washington Post article, “Report: Sandy Spring development near Farm Road was not improperly approved.” Bregman, an adjunct professor at Georgetown Law, recently served as independent counsel for a Maryland land-use agency, conducting a five-month investigation into claims that the agency improperly approved a subdivision development and later acted to suppress the allegations. Bregman found no wrongdoing, but made recommendations for the future. Bregman practices at Bregman, Berbert, Schwartz & Gilday.
In November, the Los Angeles Times reported Louis J. Briskman’s (L’73) retirement from his role as general counsel of CBS Corp.
Luis F. Calderon (L’04) was featured in a June 2013 New York Times article, “6 Female Jurors Are Expected for Zimmerman Trial.”
“David Catania, watching and waiting in D.C. mayoral race,” a profile of David A. Catania (F’90, L’94), appeared in the Washington Post in February.
Rhode Island Public Radio reported that U.S. Rep. David Cicilline (L’86), D-R.I., has been appointed to the House Judiciary Committee.
The New York Times and The American Lawyer reported in November of John P. “Sean” Coffey’s (L’87) move to Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel as chairman of the firm’s complex litigation group.
An article in Minnesota Lawyer entitled “From the Bench: Catching up with new bankruptcy judges” featured U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Katherine A. Constantine (F’77, L’80).
The Washington Post reported in February on the upcoming retirement of U.S. Rep. John Dingell (C’49, L’52), D-Mich.
Christopher B. Dolan (L’92), who represents the family of Jahi McMath, was quoted in a January 2014 Associated Press story, “Girl declared brain dead moved from hospital.”
The North Dallas Gazette announced in January that Marshawn Evans (L’05) would be a keynote speaker for the Powerful Journey conference in Plano, Texas, in February. Evans appeared on Season 3 of NBC’s “The Apprentice.”
The Hollywood Reporter noted that Steven Fabrizio (B’85, L’88) is the top lawyer at the Motion Pictures Association of America (MPAA).
In February, news outlets including the Washington Post, the National Journal, CNN and Time announced the plans of Sandra Fluke (L’12) to run for the California State Senate.
“Human trafficking campaign designed to raise awareness comes to Hemming Plaza,” an article in the Florida Times-Union, reported on Crystal Freed’s (L’03) fight against human trafficking “since her days as a student at Georgetown Law.”
The Salem News in January reported on the nomination of Eitan Goldberg (L’05) for the position of assistant city solicitor in Beverly, Mass.
Kevin Hamilton (L’85), an attorney at Perkins Coie, was featured in a December Washington Post article and in other media outlets concerning his representation of Democrat Mark R. Herring in the Virginia Attorney General recount. He was also recently elected a member of the American Law Institute.
The Rafu Shimpo (Los Angeles Japanese Daily News) reported that Mark K. Hanasono (L’99) was appointed to a judgeship with the Los Angeles County Superior Court.
The Milwaukee Business Journal reported that Paul J. Jones (L’97), vice president and general counsel of Harley-Davidson, was named Best Corporate Counsel for Publicly-Held Companies in the publication’s 2013 Corporate Counsel Awards.
Joseph Laplante (C’87, L’90), a judge on the U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire, was featured in an article in The Telegraph (Nashua, N.H.) called “Nashua 20/20 Emerging: Judge Joseph Laplante, a strong dedication to public service, youth groups.”
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported in January that Adam Laxalt (C’01, L’05) announced he has entered the Nevada race for attorney general.
The Washington Post and other news outlets in February reported that Ted Lieu (L’94) plans to run for Congress.
Patricia McGuire (L’77), president of Trinity Washington University, appeared in a Huffington Post business blog on September 16 in which she fondly recalls her time in Georgetown Law’s Street Law clinic.
The Blog of Legal Times reported that Erin Murphy (L’04) was promoted to partner at Bancroft and also noted her Supreme Court argument in McCutcheon v. FEC, in “Republicans Tap New Talent to Argue Key Campaign Case.”
Hillicon Valley, The Hill’s technology blog, reported that Nuala O’Connor (L’95) was named the new president and CEO of the Center for Democracy and Technology. She previously served as vice president of compliance and customer trust and associate general counsel at Amazon.com.
An article in the Nashua Telegraph in October, “Nashua attorney receives Sir Thomas More award,” featured Martha E. O’Neill (L’82). The award was given by the Catholic Lawyers’ Guild of New Hampshire.
A January article in The Bristol Press (Conn.), “Two file to challenge incumbents in 77th, 78th districts,” featured Cara Christine Pavalock (LL.M.’03).
Several news outlets reported that Clay Pell (L’08) is running for governor of Rhode Island.
Obama adviser John D. Podesta (L’76) was featured in a New York Times article, “Ex-Clinton Aide Expected to Join Obama”; in a Wall Street Journal article, “In West Wing, Strategist Gets Wide Portfolio”; and in other media outlets in December.
The Buffalo News reports that Dawn M. Porter (L’93), former director of news standards and practices at ABC News and vice president of standards and practices at A&E Networks, was the keynote speaker at the Hilbert College Annual Commemoration Celebration in memory of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.. Her presentation, “Public Defenders: The Keepers of Civil Rights,” was preceded by two screenings of her HBO documentary “Gideon’s Army,” which follows public defenders in the Deep South. “ ‘Gideon’s Army’ premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the award for best editing; the film debuted on HBO Documentary Films,” Porter explains. Her latest film “Spies of Mississippi,” premiered on PBS’s Independent Lens.
Michael K. Powell (L’93) and Todd A. Stottlemyer (L’91) were featured in a story called “From Roommates to Rectors: A story of friendship and passion for W&M.” Both have been elected rector, or chair, of the College of William and Mary’s Board of Visitors.
A November article in The Buffalo News, “Twitter IPO is Deal of Lifetime for Lockport Native Chris Sacca,” featured Chris Sacca (F’97, L’00). He also won one of Tech Crunch’s seventh annual Crunchie Awards for “Angel of the Year” in February.
The Associated Press reported in February that Daniel Shores (L’05) is running for Congress in Massachusetts’ 9th Congressional District.
In an article headlined “Judge Schofield Eyes Seat Held by Dewane,” The Herald-Palladium (St. Joseph, Mich.) reported in November that Stephen W. Smith (L’98) will seek a position on the Berrien County Trial Court.
Several news outlets reported that Angel Taveras (L’96) is running for governor of Rhode Island.
Timothy Taylor (L’ 84), civil supervising judge of the San Diego Superior Court, published a two-part article in the Los Angeles Daily Journal, “Standing naked: judges in Dylan’s lyrics.”
Pieces by Mark Vlasic (B’96, L’00) recently appeared in Foreign Policy (“Stolen History: Why we should care about saving Syria’s antiquities”) and Switzerland Today (“The ‘Evil’ Swiss Banker?”).
An article on Baystreet.ca entitled “Dallas Attorney Staci Williams Agrees That More Female Judges Are Needed in 21st Century” featured Staci Williams (L’84).
A January National Journal article, “Wolf Will Leave a Legacy on Human Rights,” featured Rep. Frank Wolf (L’65), R-Va.