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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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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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Paul Harris, '05 J.D,

Paul R. Harris is a new partner with Ulmer & Berne, Cleveland. Paul R. Harris of the firm’s Cleveland office has litigated a wide range of business and employment matters, and has extensive experience in both state and federal courts in and outside of Ohio. He also has significant appellate experience, including successful oral arguments before the Ohio Courts of Appeals. He represents various types and sizes of businesses in litigation, but also counsels businesses on practices to avoid litigation. Mr. Harris is named to the Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars list and has received the highest ranking (AV Preeminent) from Martindale-Hubbell.

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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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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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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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Steven Judge, ’07 J.D.

Steven Judge has joined Faegre Baker Daniels as an associate in the firm’s litigation and advocacy practice. Judge is based in South Bend, Indiana.

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Ryan Bednarczuk, ’05 J.D.

Ryan Bednarczuk has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2014. Bednarczuk is an attorney at Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP.

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Justin Crawford, ’00 J.D.

Justin Crawford has joined Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP as a partner in the firm’s Corporate Department. He is located in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

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Qiana D. Lillard, ’98 BA, ’01 J.D.

Qiana D. Lillard, a current assistant Wayne County prosecuting attorney has been appointed to the Wayne County Circuit Court by Governor Rick Snyder of Michigan.

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John Murphy, ’02 J.D.

John Murphy has launched his own litigation practice, John Murphy & Associates, after more than twelve years at White & Case, Linklaters, and UBS Investment Bank. Murphy’s practice is based in New York, New York.

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Jeffrey R. Caffee, ‘09 J.D.

Jeffrey R. Caffee has been selected as one of 100 trial lawyers in the State of Washington for membership in to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 organization. Caffee is an associate as Van Siclen, Stocks & Firkins and is based in Auburn, Washington.

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David L. Guevara, ’06 J.D.

David L. Guevara, PhD. has co-authored a book titled The Bona Fide Prospective Purchaser Defense: A Guide for Lawyers. Guevara is an attorney with Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP and is based in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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Gauri Patil Punjabi, ’09 J.D.

Gauri Patil Punjabi has been named to the Lawyers of Color Inaugural Hot List. Punjabi is an attorney at Nixon Peabody LLP based in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Anthony R. Gonzales, ’00 J.D.

Anthony R. Gonzales was recently appointed a Partner at Carman Beauchamp Sang & Gonzales, PA. Gonzales is a civil trial lawyer based in Baca Raton, Florida.

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Patrick J. Kilbane, ’05 J.D.

Patrick J. Kilbane has been recognized by Super Lawyers as a 2013 Rising Star. Kilbane is an attorney with Gray Robinson and is based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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Susan Brichler Trujillo, ’04 J.D.

Susan Brichler Trujillo has been reappointed to Community Legal Services’ board of directors by the State Bar of Arizona’s board of governors. Brichler Trujillo practices in the areas of health law and litigation and is an associate at Quarles & Brady LLP in Phoenix, Arizona.

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Ryan L. Van Den Elzen, ‘02 J.D.

Ryan L. Van Den Elzen has received a Certificate in Executive Management from the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame. Van Den Elzen is a partner at Quarles & Brady LLP and is based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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James M. Paulino II, ‘07 J.D.

James M. Paulino has been recognized as the 2013 Outstanding Young Lawyer by the New York State Bar Association. Paulino is an associate at Faraci Lange LLP in Rochester, New York

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Adam B. Brandon, ’07 J.D.

Adam B. Brandon recently joined Rogers Towers as an associate in its Litigation Department. He will practice in the firm’s office located in Ponte Vedra, Florida.

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