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Joshua D.K. Figueira, ’13 J.D.

Author: Tammye Raster

Joshua Figueira recently joined the firm of Kirton McConkie in Salt Lake City as an associate. Figueira will practice in the firm’s First Amendment section.

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Frederic X. (Fritz) Shadley, ’78 EG, ’81 J.D.

Author: Tammye Raster

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Frederic Shadley, a partner at Ulmer & Berne, is named to 2015 Best Lawyers in America. Shadley is Chair of Ulmer & Berne’s Construction Litigation Group and brings thirty years litigation experience with knowledge gained from his Notre Dame engineering degree as he represents parties to construction, environmental, product-liability, and toxic-tort litigation.

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Juan Castaneda, '05 J.D.

Author: Susan Good

Juan Castaneda, ’05 J.D. has been selected to the “2015 San Diego Super Lawyers Rising Stars” list.

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Michael P. Seng, ’64 BA, ’67 J.D.

Author: Tammye Raster

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Michael Seng, a professor for nearly 40 years at The John Marshall Law School, was awarded The Leonard Jay Schrager Award of Excellence for his outstanding work in public service. For almost 40 years, Professor Seng has been inspiring countless students to devote their careers to public service and become leaders in a multitude of good causes. Beyond training students in fair housing law, in 1992 he founded the John Marshall Fair Housing Legal Clinic, the first law school clinic in the country to solely handle issues involving housing discrimination. Read more

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ND Lawyer and ND Football Player Becomes Chairman of the Cotton Bowl Athletic Association

Author: Tammye Raster

Dallas attorney, Daniel P. Novakov, ’72 BA, ’76 J.D., a Greenberg Traurig shareholder, is named chairman of the Cotton Bowl Athletic Association in the first season of the new college football playoff system. Novakov was part of the Notre Dame football team that played in the Cotton Bowl against the Longhorns in both 1970 and 1971. Read more (subscription required)

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Dale S. Recinella, '77 J.D.

Author: Tammye Raster

Dale Recinella devotes his life to practicing as “a different kind of lawyer”. Dale is a lay minister who serves on behalf of the Catholic bishops of Florida as Catholic Correctional Chaplain to Florida’s Death Row and Solitary Confinement population. Recinella also serves as a lay minister to the families of executed prisoners and murder victims. Recinella discusses his work and the current issues facing death row pastoral ministry in America Magazine, Finding God on Death Row: 10 Questions for Chaplain Dale Recinella.

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Business Logic Holding Corp, Represented by Peter Skiko, ’92 J.D., Obtains a $61 Million Settlement in a Trade-secret and Breach of Contract Suit

Author: Tammye Raster

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The publicly reported settlement ranks as one of the largest reported settlements involving trade secret misappropriation in the nation. The lawsuit alleged the misappropriation of confidential information and trade secrets to the design and development of software to manage retirement plans. Read more

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Rosemary Gill Kenyon, ’79 J.D.

Author: Tammye Raster

Rosemary Kenyon, a partner with Smith Anderson, has been named by Chambers USA one of America’s Leading Business Lawyers in North Carolina in the area of Labor and Employment Law for 2014.

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David Guevara, ’06 J.D.

Author: Tammye Raster

David Guevara, a partner with Taft Stettinius & Hollister, L.L.P., has been recognized as a leader in the area of “Environmental Law” by Chambers USA for 2014.

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Ralph Caruso, II, ’94 J.D.

Author: Tammye Raster

Ralph Caruso, a partner with Taft Stettinius & Hollister, L.L.P., has been recognized as a leader in the area of “Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions” by Chambers USA for 2014.

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Arthur A. Vogel, Jr., ’79 J.D.

Author: Tammye Raster

Arthur Vogel, a partner with Quarles & Brady, L.L.P., has been recognized as a leader in the area of “Natural Resources and Environment” by Chambers USA for 2014.

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Diane Haller, ’86 J.D.

Author: Tammye Raster

Diane Haller, a partner with Quarles & Brady, L.L.P., has been recognized as a leader in the area of “Real Estate” by Chambers USA for 2014.

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Wayne Malecha, ’86 J.D.

Author: Tammye Raster

Wayne Malecha, a partner with Jackson Walker L.L.P., has been named to D Magazine’s “Best Lawyers in Dallas” for 2014.

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Edward Leader, ’97 J.D.

Author: Tammye Raster

Edward Leader, a partner with Taft Stettinius & Hollister, L.L.P., has been recognized as a leader in the area of “Natural Resources and Environment” by Chambers USA for 2014.

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Jeffrey S. Schloemer, ’80 BA

Author: Tammye Raster

Jeffery Schloemer, a partner with Taft Stettinius & Hollister, L.L.P., has been recognized as a leader in the area of “Banking and Finance” by Chambers USA for 2014. Schloemer is a graduate of Duke Law School.…

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Christine Azar, ’91 J.D.

Author: Tammye Raster

Christine Azar, a partner with Labaton Sucharow, L.L.P., has been recognized as being an “A-team lawyer on the plaintiff’s side” by Chambers & Partners USA for 2014.

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Jacqueline Pimentel-Gannon, '05 B.A., '07 M.Ed, '11 M.B.A., ’11 J.D.

Author: Tammye Raster

Jacqueline Pimentel-Gannon, an associate with Faegre Baker Daniels, was presented with a Rising Star Award from the National Immigrant Justice Center at its annual awards luncheon. The award recognizes extraordinary commitment to ensuring access to justice and generosity in providing high quality pro bono services to clients with complex immigration cases.

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In memoriam: Paul E. Heltzel, '82 J.D.

Author: Tammye Raster

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The law school is sad to announce the death of alumnus Paul E. Heltzel who passed away on June 30, 2014 at his home in Ohio. Heltzel was serving as Trumbull County Commissioner at the time of his death. Read the obituary which gives more detail about his dedication as a public servant and a tribute article.

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Dennis G. Collins, ’68 J.D.

Author: Susan Good

Dennis G. Collins has been recognized by Chambers USA 2014: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business as a top attorney in the practice area of labor and employment law. Collins is a partner in the law firm Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C. in St. Louis, Missouri.

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John R. Linzer ’01 BSME, ’04 J.D.

Author: Susan Good

John R. Linzer has joined the firm of Quarles & Brady LLP, as an associate in the Intellectual Property Practice Group of its Chicago office. Prior to joining Quarles & Brady, Linzer was an attorney at Beem Patent Law Firm in Chicago. His practice focuses on patent counseling, prosecution, litigation, and post-grant proceedings. Linzer’s counseling and prosecution experience involves working with inventors and corporate counsel, beginning at the earliest stages of the patent process. Linzer has tried cases at both the Federal district and appellate levels as well as participated in proceedings before the International Trade Commission.

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David J. Butler, ’94 BA, ’97 J.D.

Author: Susan Good

David J. Butler had been named managing partner of Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP in its Columbus, Ohio office, becoming one of its youngest leaders at age 42. Butler, a litigator, joined Chester Willcox & Saxbe in 1997 and served on its executive committee and as chair of the litigation practice. In 2012, Chester Willcox & Saxbe merged with Taft. Butler will continue in his role as co-chair of the litigation department. Butler serves as president of the Federal Bar Association’s Columbus Chapter. See press release

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David Linden Barber, ’89 J.D.

Author: Susan Good

D. Linden Barber is moving with Quarles & Brady, LLP, from its Washington, D.C. location to its new office recently opened in Indianapolis, Indiana. Barber, Quarles Director of DEA Compliance and Litigation Practice Group, will serve as the office managing partner in Indianapolis. Barber advises manufacturers and distributors of pharmaceutical controlled substances as well as pharmacies, hospitals and other DEA registrants. Prior to joining Quarles & Brady, Barber served for 12 years in a variety of positions at the DEA.

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Lorelie S. Masters, ’81 J.D.

Author: Susan Good

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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