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Kristen M. Fletcher, ’96 J.D., Named Distinguished Environmental Law Graduate of Lewis & Clark

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Kristen Fletcher was named a Distinguished Environmental Law Graduate of Lewis & Clark Law School where she received a Masters of Environmental and Natural Resources Law (LL.M.) in 1998. The award recognizes significant contributions to the environmental and natural resources law field. Fletcher has worked in environmental law and policy, specifically ocean and coastal law, for more than seventeen years. Fletcher has directed grant programs, taught law and graduate students in the areas of Ocean and Coastal Law, Natural Resources Law, and Fisheries Law. From 2007-2012, Fletcher was the Executive Director of Coastal States Organization (CSO) which represents governors of the nation’s 35 coastal states and territories regarding ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes issues. Currently Fletcher is the Principal of Fletcher Coastal Consulting in Pacific Grove, California where her work includes advancing coastal management at the state, regional, and national levels.

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Kristen E. Polovoy, ’98 J.D.

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Kristen Polovoy, a partner in Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP, has been reappointed Chair of the Class Action Practice Committee of the Camden County Bar Association. Polovoy’s practice includes complex commercial litigation with a focus on class action defense of product manufacturers in consumer fraud and household product advertising lawsuits, including food labeling litigation.

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Eileen M. Martin, ’91 J.D.

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Eileen Martin has joined the firm of Hiscock & Barclay as a partner in the Buffalo and Toronto offices. Martin brings much knowledge and experience to the firm’s Immigration Practice Area as she has practiced immigration law since 1995, most recently at Hodgson Russ LLP.

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Julia B. Meister, ’95 J.D.

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Julia Meister, a partner with Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP, in Cincinnati, has been selected for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America for 2015 for her work in the areas of Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Banking & Finance, Litigation – ERISA, Litigation – Trusts & Estates, and Trusts and Estates. Additionally, Meister has been designated as Cincinnati “Lawyer of the Year” within the Litigation – ERISA practice area.

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Elizabeth Hughes Latchana, ’98 J.D.

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Elizabeth Latchana has been named Best Lawyers 2015 Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Lansing, Michigan. Latchana is a partner at Fraser Trebilcock, specializing in employee health and welfare benefits. Latchana’s areas of expertise include Affordable Care Act Compliance, ERISA, COBRA, Cafeteria Plans, Wrap Plans, Health Savings Accounts (HSAs), Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs), and other federal law compliance involving group health plans.

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Ralph A. Caruso II, ’94 J.D.

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Ralph Caruso, a partner at Taft Stettinius & Hollister, LLP, in Indianapolis, has been selected for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America for 2015 in the area of Corporate Law.

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David J. Butler, ’97 J.D.

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David Butler, a partner at Taft Stettinius & Hollister, LLP, in Cincinnati, has been selected for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America for 2015 in the area of Commercial Litigation.

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Edward J. Leader, ’97 J.D.

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Edward Leader, a partner at Taft Stettinius & Hollister, LLP, in Cleveland, has been selected for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America for 2015 in the area of Real Estate Law.

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George D. Molinsky, ’94 J.D.

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George Molinsky, a partner at Taft Stettinius & Hollister, LLP, in Cincinnati, has been selected for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America for 2015 in the area Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law and Venture Capital Law. Additionally, Molinsky has been designated as Cincinnati “Lawyer of the Year” for his work within the Venture Capital Law practice area.

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Anthony P. Patti, ’90 J.D.

Anthony Patti, currently a partner with Hooper, Hathaway, Price, Beuche & Wallace, P.C., has been selected for appointment as a United States Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan.

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Domenique Camacho Moran, ’93 J.D.

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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. Moran is a partner in the employment section in the firm of Farrell Fritz, P.C. in New York. Additionally Moran was named to The Best Lawyers in America for 2015.

Moran was also selected to the 2014 New York Super Lawyers list for her work in the areas of Labor and Employment.

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Marsha Foulks Griggs, ’96 J.D.

Marsha Foulks Griggs joined Thurgood Marshall School of Law as the Assistant Dean for Academic Support and Bar Readiness in Houston, Texas.

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Casey Ryan, ’93 BA, ’96 J.D.

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Casey Ryan has been named as the Global Head of Legal Personnel of Reed Smith LLP’s Senior Management Team and will assume this position on March 1, 2015. Ryan is a partner in the firm’s Pittsburgh office and a member of the Labor & Employment practice group. Casey is currently the Vice Chair of the Litigation Department.

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Ralph Caruso, II, ’94 J.D.

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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Edward Leader, ’97 J.D.

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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Christine Azar, ’91 J.D.

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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David J. Butler, ’94 BA, ’97 J.D.

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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Domenique Camacho Moran, ’93 J.D.

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.

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Melinda J. Caterine, '90 J.D.

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.

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Kristen E. Polovoy, '98 J.D.

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.

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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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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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