A. Heath Abshure (LL.M.’02), the new president of the North American Securities Administrators Association, was profiled in Arkansas Business in November.
The National Law Journal and several other outlets reported in November that Daniel F. Attridge (L’79), managing partner of Kirkland & Ellis’s Washington, D.C., office, has been named dean of Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law.
An article on Mahari Bailey (L’07) and his crêperie and espresso bar, Café Rue 52, in West Philadelphia, appeared in Next American City.
The Detroit Free Press reported on December 7 that Terrence Berg (F’81, L’86) has been confirmed as a judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.
The National Law Journal interviewed Thomas Boggs Jr. (C’61, L’64) in November on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Patton Boggs.
“A Messenger Who Does the Shooting,” a profile of Stephanie Cutter (L’97), a deputy campaign manager for President Obama’s reelection, appeared in the New York Times on October 12.
Sandra Fluke (L’12) was a candidate for Time magazine’s Person of the Year 2012.
Reuters reported in January that former federal judge Arthur J. Gajarsa (L’67), who retired from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in June, joined the Boston office of WilmerHale as senior counsel in the firm’s intellectual property litigation practice.
Bloomberg Businessweek and Blog of Legal Times featured Ben Ginsberg (L’82), a Patton Boggs partner who represented the Romney campaign and played a role in negotiating the rules for the presidential debates.
The Tennessean and several other outlets reported in November that Glenda Baskin Glover (L’94) has been named president of Tennessee State University.
The (Massachusetts) News Telegram reported that John Griffin (C’67, L’70) received the St. Thomas More Society of Worcester County’s Distinguished Attorney Award during the Diocese of Worcester’s Red Mass on October 21.
The (Pittsburgh) Tribune-Review reported that David A. Harris (LL.M.’88) was selected by the YWCA of Greater Pittsburgh as a winner of a 2012 Racial Justice Award in the legal category.
An article on Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii (L’78), the first Asian-American woman to serve in the U.S. Senate, appeared in the Huffington Post in January.
The Washington Post reported in October that U.S. Senior District Judge Thomas F. Hogan (C’60, L’66) was scheduled to receive the 30th annual Edward J. Devitt Distinguished Service to Justice Award, recognizing exemplary careers on the bench.
Professor and Associate Dean Nan Hunter (L’75) and her blog were cited in a November 12 Time magazine story about support for same-sex marriage.
Former U.S. Deputy Treasury Secretary Robert Kimmitt (L’77) discussed the “fiscal cliff” on Bloomberg TV’s “Street Smart” on November 8.
U.S. District Court Judge Joseph N. Laplante (C’87, L’90) was honored by the Catholic Lawyers Guild with the seventh St. Thomas More Award, according to the Union Leader (New Hampshire).
The Korea Herald reported in January that Dong-heub Lee (LL.M.’86) has been nominated chief justice of the Republic of Korea’s Constitutional Court.
Timothy G. Lynch (L’95) has been named general counsel at the University of Michigan; a profile appeared in Corporate Counsel in January.
Nancy Hogshead-Makar (L’97) was featured in a November Inside Higher Ed article on Title IX.
A Q&A with Tara Plimpton (L’94), general counsel of GE Energy Management, appeared in the Daily Report in October.
An “Op-Doc” (a short, opinionated documentary) by Dawn Porter (L’93), appeared on the New York Times website in January. As the site reports, Porter’s film, “True Believers in Justice,” follows Travis Williams, “a young public defender in the Deep South, who struggles against long hours, low pay and staggering caseloads to bring justice to all.”
The New York Law Journal reported in December that Family Court Judge Jeanette Ruiz (L’86) has been appointed supervising judge of the Brooklyn Family Court.
The University of Rochester reported that Sue S. Stewart (L’67), a former senior vice president and general counsel at the university, was awarded the Susan B. Anthony Lifetime Achievement Award, given by the university’s Susan B. Anthony Center for Women’s Leadership. The award recognizes Stewart’s “dedication to women’s issues and commitment to the local community.”
San Diego County Superior Court Judge Tim Taylor (L’84) was featured in a story in an October Los Angeles Times article called “Hiker Thrilled After Note He Left on Peak in 1972 Is Found.” As reported by the Times, a 13-year-old Taylor left a note in a film canister on a mountaintop in the Sierra Nevada mountains on August 17, 1972, asking the finder to contact him at his home address. The note went unrecovered for 40 years until a 69-year-old hiker named Larry Wright discovered it in September 2012. Unable to locate Taylor through the address on the note, Wright reached out to the media and succeeded in finding the former Boy Scout, now a judge (and Georgetown Law alum).
The Tennessean and several other outlets reported in December that H. James Williams (L’88, LL.M.’90) is the new president of Fisk University.
Maui Now reported in December that Joshua Wisch (L’02) has been appointed deputy director of Hawaii’s Department of Taxation.