Lorelie Masters has been elected president of the American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel (ACCEC). Masters is a partner in Perkins Coie’s Insurance Recovery Group. Masters will serve as ACCEC’s second president after being one of the founding members of the College established in 2012. Masters practices as an insurance litigator and counselor and has more than 30 years of experience representing policyholders.
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Domenique Camacho Moran was recently inducted into the “Women in Business” Hall of Fame at the 12th Annual “Top Women in Business” event hosted by The Queens Courier. Ms. Moran is an employment law partner in the firm of Farrell Fritz, P.C. in New York.
Richard A. Nussbaum II ’74, ’77 J.D. received the Rev. Edward Frederick Sorin, C.S.C., Award from the Notre Dame Alumni Association at Reunion. The award is presented annually to a Notre Dame graduate who has rendered distinguished service to the University.
Kate E. Maternowski, ’12 J.D., was named Pro Bono Attorney of the Year for 2013 by Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.C. in Milwaukee.
Daniel Hyzak has joined the firm of Reminger Co., LPA in its Columbus, Ohio office. Daniel focuses his legal practice on a wide variety of areas including business and commercial litigation as well as matters involving oil and natural gas, land use and energy.
Diane Haller, a partner with Quarles & Brady, LLP, has been named among the Top 25 Female attorneys in Arizona by Southwest Super Lawyers.
Cordell Carter was recently appointed Chief of Staff & Director of the Office of the President – United States Programs, for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Matthew Nelson, a partner with Warner Norcross & Judd LLP, is a contributor to the new Michigan Appellate Handbook. As co-chair of the firm’s Appellate Practice Group, Matthew contributed to a chapter entitled “Appellate Briefs”.
John Huang has been recognized as an “Up and Coming” lawyer by Indiana Lawyer in its 2014 Leadership in Law program. John is an associate in the Litigation Group of Bose McKinney & Evans, LLP where he represents clients in commercial, education and Constitutional litigation matters.
Timothy Howard has been reappointed to the Construction Law Section Council and appointed to the Senior Lawyers Section Council within the Illinois Bar Association for the 2014-2015 term.
Washington state Governor Jay Inslee appointed Judge Mary Yu to the Washington state Supreme Court.
The law school is sad to announce the death of Stan Cardenas who passed away on April 20, 2014 in San Francisco. Stan was a dedicated alumnus of Notre Dame who served as a Member of the Hesburgh Libraries Advisory Council since 1989. Stan was devoted to helping maintain state of the art library resources on the campus of Notre Dame. A link to the obituary, which further details Stan’s life-long commitment to the legal community can be found at http://jaychapel.com/online-obituary/2014-04-mr-stanley-michael-cardenas/10081785#.U1-klL7J7Dw.email.
It is with deep sadness that the Law School announces the death of Ray Brown who passed away on April 3, 2014 in Prescott, Arizona. The link to the obituary, a beautiful tribute to Ray’s life and his many contributions to the legal profession, can be found at http://www.dcourier.com/main.asp?SectionID=167&SubSectionID=468&ArticleID=130398.
Peter Breen successfully defeated a six-term incumbent state representative in the 2014 Republican primary for Illinois’ 48th House District, which covers parts of the western suburbs of Chicago. Breen won the election by 14 percentage points, 57-43, with almost one million dollars being spent on the race between the candidates and outside groups. Breen is currently unopposed in the general election.
Lesley J. Nash has joined Modrall Sperling as an Associate in the Abuquerque, New Mexico office. She focuses her practice in the areas of real estate, commercial transactions and business matters.
For the second consecutive year, Melinda J. Caterine is the only Maine attorney to receive the Client Choice Award for outstanding client service in the Employment & Labor Law category.
Jerome M. Janser, CEO of Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.C., in Milwaukee, is pleased to announce that Kate E. Maternowski was named the Reinhart Pro Bono Attorney of the Year for 2013. Maternowski was selected as Pro Bono Attorney of the Year for her work on a federal jury trial where she represented a prisoner bringing a claim for sexual abuse against a correctional officer. After the first trial resulted in a mistrial, Maternowski successfully mediated the case to resolution before a federal magistrate judge. The award recognizes exceptional efforts of attorneys within the firm who demonstrate a long-standing and devoted commitment to pro bono work.
The 2014 Notre Dame Black Law Students Association alumni weekend will open Friday, March 21, with a reception at the South Bend home of the Hon. Roland Chamblee Jr. and conclude on Sunday with a prayer service in memory of the Hon. Judge Willie Lipscomb, J.D. ’75.
Chris Mugica was selected to the “Super Lawyers – Rising Stars” list by Thomson Reuters.
Patrick Flynn has joined the Tucker Ellis LLP firm as Counsel in the Business Department.
Joshua M. Munro has joined Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP as an attorney in its Corporate Department and is located in the firm’s Detroit office.
Justin O. Kay has been named partner at law firm Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP. Kay is a litigator in the firm’s Chicago office. Justin’s practice focuses primarily on defending corporations and individuals in state and federal court and before federal agencies in cases involving consumer protection statutes, securities laws, and corporate governance statutes. Justin also has a broad array of experience involving general litigation and client counseling, including antitrust compliance; appellate litigation; general business and contract disputes; qui tam defense; insurance coverage defense; personal injury defense; and mediations, arbitrations, and administrative actions before the Federal Communications Commission.
Kristen E. Polovoy has been selected as the 2014 Outstanding Woman of the Year in Law by the Burlington County, NJ Advisory Council on Women.
The award honors women who have made a difference within the Burlington County, NJ community and significant contributions in their field, as well as those who have demonstrated their support for women.
Perkins Coie is pleased to announce that Lorelie (“Lorie”) S. Masters has joined the firm’s Washington, D.C. office as partner in the firm’s Insurance Recovery Group.
Masters’ clients include companies and individuals seeking counsel in enforcing insurance coverage under general liability, directors and officers, fiduciary liability, first-party property, business-interruption, cyber liability and damage, and other types of insurance. She has extensive experience representing clients in state and federal trial and appellate courts and in arbitrations, both domestic and abroad, and has won significant trials and arbitrations enforcing insurance coverage for policyholder clients.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.