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Elizabeth Murphy, '85 J.D.

Elizabeth Murphy has been named an associate director in its Division of Corporation Finance of The Securities and Exchange Commission.

For the past five years, Ms. Murphy has served as the Secretary of the Commission, heading the office that prepares, reviews, and maintains records of Commission action and advises the Commission and the SEC

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Richard G. Harbinger, '69 J.D.

Beloved Richard G. Harbinger passed away January 17, 2014 in Santa Monica California. He was 90. He had a distinguished career as a CA Deputy Attorney General and a CA Deputy District Attorney. One of his many notable cases was the People v. William and Emily Harris and Patricia Hearst. He was special assistant to the president of The American Bar Assn. He served on the Board of the International Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists and the Beverly Hills Bar Foundation. Richard taught at many law schools in China. He has written many legal articles. He will be missed.

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Joseph P. Reid, '00 J.D.

Joseph P. Reid has joined Perkins Coie, San Diego office, as partner in the firm’s Patent Litigation practice. Reid has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in district courts nationwide, as well as the ITC and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He has extensive experience in multi-defendant cases and cases involving industry standards. Reid has worked on dozens of cases, including ten that culminated in a jury or bench trial. Of particular note, he had a significant role in defending Microsoft Corporation against Lucent Technologies and the Multimedia Patent Trust in a series of trials that forged new damages law and were named among the “Top 10 Litigation Wins of 2008” by IP Law and Business.

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Luke E. Debevec, '04 J.D.

Luke E. Debevec has been promoted to partner at Reed Smith LLP in the firm’s Philadelphia office. Luke is a member of the Insurance Recovery Group and has experience litigating, arbitrating, and settling numerous types of insurance, captive insurance, and reinsurance disputes. This includes coverage for environmental pollution and contamination claims; products liability litigation; liabilities faced by pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, and healthcare organizations; claims against churches and other religious organizations; civil rights cases and other municipal or governmental liabilities; fidelity and crime losses; claims arising from complex financial and real estate transactions; and first-party property losses.

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Jamie Billotte Moses, '94 J.D.

Jamie Billotte Moses, has been appointed by The Florida Bar Board of Governors to serve on the Florida Realtor-Attorney Joint Committee. Moses focuses her practice on professional malpractice litigation, including a wide range of legal matters involving real estate brokers and salespersons, appraisers and title companies. She is a Florida Bar Board Certified Specialist in Appellate Practice and a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator.

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Patrick A. Salvi, II, '07 J.D.

Illinois Super Lawyers has named Patrick A. Salvi II ‘07 to its Illinois Super Lawyers list for 2014. Patrick Salvi II is a partner at Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. in Chicago and concentrates his practice on personal injury, medical malpractice and wrongful death.

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Patrick A. Salvi, '78 J.D.

Illinois Super Lawyers has named Patrick A. Salvi ‘78 one of the Top 10 Illinois Super Lawyers for 2014, out of more than 90,000 lawyers in the state. Mr. Salvi is the managing partner at Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. in Chicago and concentrates his practice on personal injury, medical malpractice and wrongful death.

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Jane S. Hahn, '06 J.D.

Jane S. Hahn have been named to Illinois Rising Stars and Illinois Super Lawyers 2014. Jane S. Hahn works in Business/Corporate for Howard & Howard Chicago Office.…

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Timothy J. Howard, ’76 J.D.

Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC announcing that Timothy J. Howard has been named to Illinois Rising Stars and Illinois Super Lawyers 2014.

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Melissa L. Nuñez, '07 J.D.

Melissa L. Nuñez has joined Pepper Hamilton LLP, Orange County office, as a new associate in the Corporate and Securities Practice Group.

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Katie Triska, '06 J.D.

Katie D. Triska is a shareholder in the Reinhart firm’s Labor and Employment Practice. She routinely advises employers on a wide range of employment issues, including successful hiring, employee performance management and termination strategies; development and implementation of anti-harassment and other personnel policies; evaluating reasonable accommodation obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and state disability laws; and achieving compliance with the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and state leave laws.

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Grace Donovan '10 BA, '13 JD and Max Gaston '13 JD

grace_donovan_max_gaston_web Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez (center) congratulates Notre Dame Law School graduates Grace Donovan (left) and Max Gaston (right), who were recently sworn in as newly appointed Cook County Assistant State’s Attorneys at a recent ceremony held in downtown Chicago.

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Daniel R. Salemi, '06 J.D.

The law firm of Franczek Radelet is pleased to announce that Daniel R. Salemi has been named partner. Dan represents clients in all areas of employee benefits. He counsels employers and plan sponsors on the design, administration and funding of retirement, health, fringe benefit and deferred and stock-based compensation arrangements. He advises clients on issues related to the management and investment of benefit plan assets, and has broad experience with the benefits and compensation issues that arise in litigation, collective bargaining, and mergers and acquisitions. Dan also has significant experience drafting and negotiating executive employment agreements.

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Gauri P. Punjabi, '09 J.D.

Gauri P. Punjabi, an attorney in the Employment, Labor & Benefits Section of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C., has been elected President of the South Asian Bar Association of Greater Boston. She previously served as Vice President of the organization.

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Toni Newell, '05 J.D.

Varnum is pleased to announce that Toni L. Newell has been elected to the partnership.

Newell focuses her practice on matters involving energy and oil & gas law, providing a variety of services for clients, including the areas of litigation, regulatory and transactional. Additionally, Newell provides non-energy specific legal services for clients in various commercial sectors.

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Bradley J. Wiskirchen, '96 J.D.

Bradley J. Wiskirchen has been named Chairman of the Salt Lake City Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Board of Directors for 2014. Mr. Wiskirchen is currently Chief Executive Officer of Keynetics Inc. and its subsidiary Kount Inc. and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Click Sales Inc. dba ClickBank, in Boise, Idaho.

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Brian E Roof, '99 J.D.

Sutter O’Connell is pleased to announce that Brian Roof has joined the Cleveland law firm as a shareholder. He chairs the firm’s Insurance Coverage Practice Group.

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Brian P. Lennon, '92 J.D.

Brian P. Lennon has been named partner at Warner Norcross & Judd LLP. His whose practice focuses on criminal defense, particularly health care fraud and other white collar and drug offenses, corporate internal investigations and compliance matters. Lennon also serves as chair of the firm’s Higher Education Practice Group and is a member of the board of trustees of the Michigan Colleges Foundation. Before joining the firm, he served as a federal prosecutor in Michigan and Virginia for 15 years, as a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Division, and as a judge advocate in the U.S. Marine Corps. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, State Bar of Michigan, Grand Rapids Bar Association and the American Health Lawyers Association.

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James P. Burke, '01 J.D.

James P. Burkehas been named a 2014 Ohio Rising Star by Ohio Super Lawyers Magazine.
Mr. Burke is an associate at Roetzel & Andress, LPA in Akron, Ohio.

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Meghan McMahon. '10 J.D.

Meghan K. McMahon has joined Glankler Brown, PLLC. She concentrates her practice in commercial litigation and intellectual property.

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Julie Ravis, '06 J.D.

Julie E. Ravis has been named a Shareholder of the firm Stevens & Lee effective January 1, 2014. She concentrates her practice in complex commercial litigation with a particular focus on litigation involving financial products and services. Her clients include financial services companies, broker-dealers, insurance companies, publicly traded corporations and private companies. She also represents clients in a variety of commercial disputes at the trial and appellate levels, including contractual disputes, fraud, shareholder derivative claims and breach of fiduciary duty. As part of Stevens & Lee’s electronic discovery team, she regularly counsels clients on e-discovery matters.

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Cynthia Cordes, '04 J.D.

Missouri Lawyers Weekly has named Husch Blackwell Partner Cynthia L. Cordes as its 2014 “Lawyer of the Year.”

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Kenlyn Kolleen, '97 J.D.

What goes around comes around: After college, I worked at The Huntington Library in San Marino, CA. I loved that job but left to go to Notre Dame. Who knew that 25 years later my former boss would invite me to work at her and her husband’s company, eHarmony! I’m helping people connect to love through selling a personal matchmaking service. I am thrilled as my mission is to facilitate personal growth and self awareness, radiate Divine love, and live in harmony with Nature. Very happy to find a company in alignment with my mission.…

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Nikole Canute, '05 J.D.

Nikole L. Canute, a member of the law firm of Mika Meyers Beckett & Jones PLC, was selected as a member of the Michigan Lawyers Weekly 2013 Up & Coming Lawyers. Nikole practices labor and employment law, civil litigation, fraud investigation, fraud litigation and securities litigation. Nikole is also very skilled in handling electronic discovery and matters involving computer forensic investigation.

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Mauri Miller, J.D. '13

Mauri Miller joins Faegre Baker Daniels as an Associat. He counsels public and private companies in corporate and securities law from Indianapolis.

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