Classes 1990-1999

Gretchen Swanz Herault, ’93 J.D.

Gretchen Herault, Senior Privacy Counsel and HIPAA Privacy Officer at GE Healthcare, recently received the International Association of Privacy Professionals’ (IAPP) new Privacy Law Specialist designation. Herault is responsible for...

Elizabeth F. Tavitas, ’85 BA, ’90 J.D.

Governor Eric Holcomb appointed Judge Elizabeth Tavitas to the Indiana Court of Appeals. Previously Tavitas served as a Lake Superior Court judge where she had primarily presided over domestic relations...

Catherine “Casey” Ryan, ’93 BA, ’96 J.D.

Catherine “Casey” Ryan, a partner in Reed Smith LLP’s Pittsburgh office, has been elected as a Fellow in The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. According to The College, election...

Stephen Boettinger, ’90 BS, ’99 J.D.

Rev Group Inc. has named Stephen Boettinger, as its general counsel at its corporate headquarters in Milwaukee. Boettinger joins Rev Group from Milwaukee-based Harley-Davidson Inc. where he most recently served...

Arthur C. Hall, ’93 J.D.

Arthur Hall, Partner-in-Charge of Calfee, Halter & Griswold’s Cleveland Office, was recently selected for inclusion as a “Leader in Their Field” for Corporate/M&A work in the 2018 edition of Chambers...

Elaine Zacharakis, ’94 J.D.

Garfunkel Wild, P.C. in New York is pleased to announce that Elaine Zacharakis has joined the firm as a partner in its Health Care Information and Technology Group. Zacharakis brings...

Michael N. Chesney, ’92 J.D.

Michael Chesney of Frantz Ward in Cleveland has been recognized in the 2018 Edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. Chesney represents management in all aspects of labor...

Michael D. Rechtin, Jr., ’92 J.D.

Seyfarth Shaw LLP recently announced the arrival of partner Michael D. Rechtin, Jr. to the firm’s Real Estate department in Chicago, where he will chair the firm’s Data Center practice...

Jill Vorobiev, ’96 J.D.

Reed Smith LLP announces the addition of Jill Vorobiev as a partner in the firm’s Labor & Employment Practice Group in Chicago. Vorobiev was formerly a partner at Shepard Mullin....

David J. Butler, ’94 BA, ’97 J.D.

Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP is pleased to announce that David Butler has been named to the firm’s 2018 Executive Committee. Butler is a partner in the Columbus office and...

Michael J. Messaglia, ’90 BA, ’93 J.D.

Krieg DeVault is pleased to announce that long-time partner, Michael Messaglia has been elected as Krieg DeVault’s new Managing Partner. Messaglia, who practices in the Indianapolis office, began his career...

Matthew Schechter, ’96 J.D.

Matthew Schechter was part of the trial team at McManis Faulkner that was honored by the Daily Journal in its “Top Verdicts” supplement. The firm’s victory in the California Supreme...

Jared des Rosiers, ’89 BS, ’92 J.D.

Jared des Rosiers, a partner at Pierce Atwood in the Energy Practice Group in Portland, Maine, was recently recognized with the Scribner Firm Impact Award. The award was named after...

Patrick G. Cooke, ’89 BA, ’95 J.D.

Swanson, Martin & Bell LLP is pleased to announce that Patrick Cooke has joined the firm as a partner in its Chicago office. Cooke focuses his practice on Commercial and...

Deborah Kunselman, ’92 J.D.

Judge Deborah Kunselman has been elected to the Pennsylvania Superior Court. In 2005, Kunselman became the first woman to be elected to the Court of Common Pleas of Beaver County....

James Sweeney II, ’96 J.D.

President Donald J. Trump has nominated Barnes & Thornburg partner James R. Sweeney II to fill a judicial vacancy on the United States District Court for the Southern District of...

Traci L. Griffith, ’99 J.D.

Traci Griffith is a professor at St. Michaels College, a Catholic and liberal arts college, in Vermont. Griffith was awarded the college’s outstanding teaching award for 2017/2018. The recipient of...

Edward J. Heath, ’99 J.D.

Edward Heath was one of three lawyers at Robinson+Cole who was presented with Robinson+Cole Mentor of the Year Award that recognizes and honors lawyers throughout the firm for their outstanding...

Frank T. Pimentel, ’87 BA, ’94 J.D.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently appointed Frank T. Pimentel as an Immigration Judge in the Port Isabel Immigration Court in Texas. Prior to this appointment, Pimentel served from 2012 to...

Edward J. Heath, ’99 J.D.

The Connecticut Bar Foundation (CBF) has appointed Edward J. Heath to its Board of Directors. Heath is chair of Robinson & Cole’s Business Litigation Group and leads its Government Investigations...

James Joseph Rossi, ’88 BA, ’95 J.D.

The Michigan Supreme Court appointed Judge Joseph J. Rossi to the business court in the 17th Circuit Court in Kent County. The court hears complicated business law cases, including business...

Michael N. Chesney, ’92 J.D.

Frantz Ward is proud to announce that partner, Michael N. Chesney, has joined the Board of Directors of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland. Mike will also serve on...

Brad Wiskirchen, ’96 J.D.

Brad Wiskirchen, founding CEO at leading fraud prevention solution, Kount, has been named by EY as a 2017 finalist for Entrepreneur of the Year, Utah Region. “Entrepreneur of the Year”,...

Stacy C. Gerber Ward, ’93 J.D.

Stacy C. Gerber Ward has joined von Briesen & Roper, s.c. as a Shareholder. Gerber Ward served as an Assistant United States Attorney for more than fourteen years and was...

Kristen E. Polovy, ’98 J.D.

Kristen Polovy has been appointed by the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey as a Pro Se Law Clerk in the Trenton vicinage where she serves...

Michael Kettle, ’93 J.D.

It is with great sadness that the law school announces the passing of Michael Kettle on October 27, 2016 in Atlanta after a yearlong battle with cancer. After graduating from...