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In Memoriam: John K. Vincent, ’76 BBA, ’79 J.D.

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It is with a heavy heart that the law school announces the passing of John Vincent on March 30, 2018 in Sacramento, California. Following his graduation from law school, Vincent clerked for two federal judges and then spent time in private practice. In 1986 he joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of California where he worked until his illness. To read more about Vincent’s life view the obituary.

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Terrence R. Brady, ’85 J.D.

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Terrence Brady has been elected President of Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. (UL), the Not-For-Profit operations of UL in Northbrook, Illinois. Brady previously served as UL’s Senior Vice President, Chief Commercial and Legal Officer and Secretary. UL fosters safe living and working conditions for people everywhere through the application of science to solve safety, security and sustainability challenges.

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Jill Vorobiev, ’96 J.D.

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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. Vorobiev has extensive and significant experience representing clients with a wide array of employment matters, including trade secret misappropriations, non-compete cases, and with a variety of federal regulations. She has advised companies on issues involving the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the False Claims Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the National Labor Relations Act, as well as various state and local discrimination and employment laws. She also regularly counsels employers on restrictive covenant agreements, and labor contracts and retiree benefits issues.

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Daniel J. Gallegos, ‘00 B.B.A., ’05 J.D.

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Daniel Gallegos has been appointed by Governor Susana Martinez as a judge on the New Mexico Court of Appeals, the state’s second-highest court. Immediately prior to his appointment to the bench, Judge Gallegos was a staff attorney with the New Mexico Court of Appeals. He previously served as a felony prosecutor, handling domestic violence cases and crimes against children. Judge Gallegos currently serves as a Lieutenant Commander in the US Navy Reserve JAG Corps.

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

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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 with Krieg DeVault as an associate in 1993. During his time at Krieg DeVault, Messaglia has served in several leadership roles, most notable a long-time leader of the firm’s Financial Institutions practice and most recently as a member of the firm’s Executive Committee, the committee he will now lead. Messaglia focuses his practice in the corporate and banking area where he has been involved in many of the firm’s largest and most notable merger and acquisition transactions.

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Tyler Atkinson, ’08 J.D.

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Tyler Atkinson 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 Court in Smith v. San Jose was recognized as one of the year’s “Top Five Appellate Reversals.” To read more about the case and its road to the California Supreme Court click here.

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Matthew Schechter, ’96 J.D.

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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 Court in Smith v. San Jose was recognized as one of the year’s “Top Five Appellate Reversals.” To read more about the case and its road to the California Supreme Court click here.

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Christine E. Mayle, ’01 J.D.

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Christine Mayle was elected to serve as Presiding Judge of the Ohio Court of Appeals for the Sixth District, which sits in Toledo and hears appeals from all trial courts in an eight-county region of Northwest Ohio. Mayle was elected to the bench in November 2016 and is currently the youngest elected appellate judge in the state of Ohio.

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David J. Butler, ’94 BA, ’97 J.D.

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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 practices as a business trial lawyer with extensive experience in complex civil litigation, mass tort class actions and multi-district litigations.

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Eric J. Wu, ’08 J.D.

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Eric Wu has joined Leech Tishman Fuscaldo & Lampl as an associate in its newly opened office in El Segundo, California. Wu will focus his practice on California business, labor and employment matters. Wu has extensive experience providing advice and counsel to employers on all aspects of labor and employment law. Wu also regularly advises companies on business and corporate transactional matters.

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Chase M. Hundman, ’17 J.D.

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Howard & Howard is pleased to announce that Chase Hundman has joined the firm and will be practicing out of its Chicago office. Hundman will concentrate his practice in commercial litigation. Hundman began his career with Howard & Howard as a Summer Associate in 2016. Prior to joining as a full-time associate, Hundman was a Judicial Extern for Judge Jon DeGuilio at the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana.

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Robert W. Savoie, ’10 J.D.

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Robert Savoie has been named Member of the firm McGlinchey Stafford PLLC in the New Orleans office where he joined the firm in 2010. Savoie focuses his practice on the representation of financial institutions with respect to banking and consumer financial services regulatory compliance. Savoie has also been recognized in the 2018 edition of Louisiana Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star” in the banking practice area.

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Paul H. Titus, ’60 J.D.

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Paul Titus, of Counsel at Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP, received the “Drum Major for Justice Award” on January 15 at the 19th Annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast, held by the Allegheny County Bar Association. Titus was honored for the “extraordinary community work he has done with the Catholic Diocese in Pittsburgh to ensure that diverse students attending predominately African American Catholic Schools have an opportunity to gain hands on experience in the legal field.” For over 20 years, Titus has led a Mock Trial Program and Constitution and Legal System Training for 8th grade students at Sister Thea Bowman Catholic Academy.

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Jared des Rosiers, ’89 BS, ’92 J.D.

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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 long-time former partner, Fred Scribner, whose legacy endures through the firm’s commitment to the community, its employees, and the law. From 2013-2017 des Rosiers, helmed Pierce Atwood’s Pro Bono and Community Service program. The firm leadership stated, “Jared’s steady leadership and unwavering commitment led the firm to a newly flourishing firm wide level of engagement with pro bono and community service. Our program wouldn’t be what it is today without Jared’s dedication and leadership.” Concurrently, des Rosiers served as president of the Notre Dame Law Association from 2013-2015.

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Rebecca R. A. Smith, ’10 J.D.

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Downey Brand is pleased to announce that Rebecca Smith has been promoted to counsel in its Sacramento, California office. Rebecca partners with clients to help them navigate the unique challenges and opportunities of California water law. Both public and private sector clients benefit from Rebecca’s unique expertise in water rights, agricultural law, water supply, environmental compliance, and groundwater issues.

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In Memoriam: Joseph F. Gargan, ’52 BA, ‘55 J.D.

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It is with a heavy heart that the law school announces the passing of Joseph Gargan on December 12, 2017 in Lansdowne, Virginia. Gargan was formerly of Hyannis Port, Massachusetts. After graduating from Notre Dame with his law degree, Gargan worked as trial lawyer at Badger, Pratt, Doyle & Badger. Following his years in practice, Gargan spent time working on John Kennedy’s 1960 presidential campaign as well as campaigns for both Ted and Bobby Kennedy. Gargan later returned to private practice and eventually became a founding partner at Gargan, Harrington, Markham & Wall. Gargan retired from practice in 2013. To read more about Gargan’s life see the obituary.

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In Memoriam: John Grant Zajas, ’70 J.D.

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It is with sadness that the law school announces the passing of John Grant Zajas on January 30, 2018 in Angola, New York. Zajas practiced for many years at Zajas & Zajas in Angola, New York. To read more visit his obituary.

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Rosemary Kenyon, ’79 J.D.

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Smith Anderson is pleased to announce that Rosemary Kenyon has been named one of the 2018 North Carolina Super Lawyers. Kenyon practices in the area of employment and labor law counseling and litigation, across a wide variety of industries and companies, both public and private. Kenyon also serves as Chair of the Firm’s Pro Bono Committee.

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Jaime McLemore, ’07 J.D.

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Withersworldwide is pleased to announce that Jaime McLemore has been promoted to partner in the firm’s London office. McLemore is a member of the private client and tax team. McLemore advises US and international tax and estate planning for individuals, trusts and estates. McLemore advises clients with regard to US tax compliance and assists them through the US voluntary disclosure programs. McLemore also advises on charitable giving and structuring both for individuals and non-profit organizations (US and non-US).

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Duy Duc “Dewey” Nguyen, ’11 J.D.

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Duy Duc “Dewey” Nguyen has joined Fox Rothschild LLP as an associate in the firm’s Real Estate Department at its headquarters in Philadelphia. As a real estate finance attorney, Nguyen will focus his practice on agency lending.

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Joshua D. Dunlap, ’08 J.D.

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Pierce Atwood LLP is pleased to announce that Joshua Dunlap has been elevated to partner in its Portland, Maine office. Dunlap is a member of Pierce Atwood’s Litigation Group and Appellate & Amici team where he has a robust complex civil litigation practice. Dunlap regularly defends financial institutions, retailers, and other clients in commercial matters, including consumer class actions involving issues such as bank overdrafts, products liability, and electronic data breaches. Prior to joining Pierce Atwood, Dunlap clerked for the Honorable Paul J. Kelly, Jr. on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.

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Brian E. Hammell, ’03 BA, ’06 J.D.

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The firm of Sullivan & Worcester is pleased to announce that Brian Hammell has been named a partner in the firm’s Tax Department in Boston. Hammell has experience advising publicly traded and closely held business entities, including real estate investment trusts, in multiple areas including issues related to mergers and acquisitions, business reorganizations, secured lending, debtor and creditor rights, and other commercial transactions and disputes. In addition to his J.D. from NDLS, Hammell earned his Master of Laws degree in Taxation from Boston University School of Law. He is an Executive Advisory Board Member of the Notre Dame Law Association and a member of the Notre Dame Club of Boston.

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In Memoriam: R. Michael “Mike” Brady, ’59 BS, ’62 J.D.

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It is with a heavy heart that the law school announces the passing of Mike Brady, who died peacefully on January 13th, 2018 in Cincinnati, Ohio. After graduating from Notre Dame Law School, Brady spent 37 years at Procter and Gamble in various roles in the Tax Division, including Manager of European Taxes in Brussels, Belgium from 1982 to 1985 and culminating as Tax Director and Tax Counsel. To read more about his accomplishments and arrangement details please view the obituary.

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Stacy D. Fredrich, ’07 BS, ’10 J.D.

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Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP is pleased to announce the promotion of Stacy Fredrich to partner from its Intellectual Property Practice Group. Fredrich resides in the firm’s Atlanta office where she counsels clients on a wide variety of intellectual property issues. Fredrich prepares and prosecutes domestic and international utility and design patent applications, primarily for clients in the chemical, mechanical, energy, consumer products and life sciences (biotech and medical device) industries. Fredrich also counsels clients on patent portfolio management and prepares patentability, validity, infringement and product clearance opinions.

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Jeffrey D. Linton, ’88 J.D.

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Jeffrey Linton has been appointed Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary of Quality Systems, Inc., known as NextGen Healthcare. Linton brings extensive healthcare experience and will oversee all legal-related matters of NextGen Healthcare. NextGen Healthcare provides a range of software, services, and analytics solutions to medical and dental group practices. Most recently, Linton served as General Counsel and Secretary of Applied Proteomics, Inc., where he was responsible for all legal, intellectual property, compliance, and human resource activities.

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In Memoriam: Matthew C. Nielsen, ’96 BS, ’99 J.D.

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It is with great sadness that the Law School announces the passing of Matthew Nielsen on October 30, 2017 in Scottsdale, Arizona after a strong fight against pancreatic cancer. Prior to his death Nielsen was a partner at Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP. For more information please view the obituary.

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Stacy A. Schauvliege, ’14 J.D.

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Stacy Schauvliege, an attorney at Crowe & Dunlevy, was honored as a 2017 NextGen Under 30 Award winner by Ion Oklahoma Magazine which awards professionals younger than 30 years old who demonstrate talent, drive and service to their organizations and communities. Schauvliege serves in the Aviation & Commercial Space, Banking & Financial Institutions and Real Estate practice groups in the Tulsa office.

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Johanna Oh, ’17 J.D.

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Johanna Oh has joined McManis Faulkner, a leading Northern California trial firm, as an associate. Oh will represent both plaintiffs and defendants in civil cases, ranging from individuals in need of counsel to high profile Silicon Valley companies. Oh previously served as a law clerk for the EPA Office of Civil Enforcement, Air Enforcement Division and the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office.

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Patrick G. Cooke, ’89 BA, ’95 J.D.

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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 Business Litigation, as well as Appeals in federal and state courts around the country.

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Robert S. Driscoll, ’07 J.D.

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Robert Driscoll, an attorney at Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.C. in its Milwaukee office, has been recognized as a 2017 “Super Lawyer-Rising Star” in the area of Employment Litigation: Defense.

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