Class Notes Winter 2016 / Spring 2017

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“We are happy to advise that our third grandchild has arrived,” notes Leonard Krulewich. “Sawyer Lexington Fuller Krulewich joined her brothers Maverock Casey, 5, and Hudson Wallace, 2.” Leonard is retiring at the end of 2016, and his wife, Helen Krulewich JD ’74, retired in 2014.


Wesley S. Chused has joined the Boston office of Preti Flaherty as a director focusing on transportation law.

Robert W. Carlson reports, “I am now Of Counsel to the law firm of James & Snider LLC in Jacksonville, Fla.”


David G. Sacks, a Probate and Family Court judge in Springfield, Mass., since 1986, has been named chair of the Trial Court’s Standing Committee on Dispute Resolution by Trial Court Chief Justice Paula M. Carey.


Katherine Triantafillou, a volunteer for Mediators Beyond Borders, presented a workshop on mediation and diversity, “Difficult Conversations: Looking Within,” in Boston. She also conducted training sessions on building community mediation centers and public policy dialogues in Cambodia and the Czech Republic.


Kenneth A. Graham, retired Assistant Attorney General for the State of Connecticut, has been reappointed by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Connecticut to his sixth term of office as Connecticut Superior Court Trial Referee.


Suffolk Law Practitioner in Residence Christine Butler has been selected as a 2016 recipient of the Leila J. Robinson award from the Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts. The award recognized Butler for “her outstanding work advocating for the rights of domestic violence survivors.”

Richard L. Few, Jr., an attorney for Smith Moore Leatherwood in Greenville, S.C., was included in the 2015 Chambers USA Guide as a leading lawyer in corporate mergers and acquisitions.


Lawrence D. Dietz, General Counsel for San Jose, Calif.-based TAL Global, moderated a very successful panel, “Ransomware in Healthcare,” at Cybertechia in Beverly Hills. He was admitted to the D.C. Bar on May 13, 2016, complementing his memberships to the bars of the U.S. Supreme Court and the State of California.

Thomas Madonna was appointed Chair of the Rhode Island Supreme Court’s Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee.

Carla W. Newton was named to the 2015 Massachusetts Top 50 Women Super Lawyers list.

Kathleen M. O’Donnell, of the O’Donnell Law Firm in Lowell, Mass., was recognized as a “Distinguished Lawyer” by the Expert Network.


Nancy F. Bern has been named a board member of the School for Advanced Research in Sante Fe, NM. Bern recently retired from IBM, where she worked as a Client Executive for American Express and AXA Financial. She currently serves on the board of New Mexico Women in the Arts.

David E. Cherny, a partner in the Boston law firm Atwood & Cherny PC, was included in The Best Lawyers in America, 2016 for family and appellate law.


“I continue to enjoy tutoring lawyers and law students in writing,” writes Joan Bohl. “My newest client hails from Texas, so I now have clients in all parts of the country.”

James E. Carroll was elected a shareholder in the Boston office of LeClairRyan LLC, a national law firm. Jim specializes in trial and appellate work, specifically, complex, multiparty litigation involving catastrophic losses and insurance coverage matters.

The Hon. William M. Fitzpatrick, Associate Justice for the Lynn, Mass., District Court, announces that his daughter, Kaleigh C. Fitzpatrick, has joined the ranks of Suffolk Law alumni. She received a juris doctor degree cum laude in May 2016.

S. Catherine "Katy" Longley joined the Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine, as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer following a 14-year career at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, and a legal career at Verrill & Dana LLP.


Anthony M. Cerreto is a graduate fellow for the 2015-2016 program of the Hudson Valley (N.Y.) Pattern for Progress. The Fellows Program identifies Hudson Valley leaders and enhances their ability to address issues facing nine New York counties.

Mario Iglesias joins the Fort Lauderdale, Fla., office of Burr & Forman LLP as a partner in the firm’s Banking and Real Estate Group.

Daniel J. Lemire is pleased to announce that his son, Daniel P.A. Lemire, received his BSBA from the Sawyer Business School in June 2016.

Virginia A. (Ginny) McCarthy recently joined the Workers’ Compensation Rating and Inspection Bureau of Massachusetts as General Counsel.

Laurie Santorio-McNabb writes, “For the past five-plus years I have served as the Registrar of the Dispute Tribunal for the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees, in Amman, Jordan, where I manage the operations of an administrative labor tribunal for 30,000 UN staff members.”


Tony C. Clawson is currently employed in roles including Co-Custodian of Records-Expert Witness for Redflex Traffic Systems and a closing manager at Kings Super Markets.

John Farina, a partner at Boyes, Farina & Matwiczyk PA in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., was selected a Top 100 Trust and Estates Lawyer for 2016 by the American Society of Legal Advocates.

Robert Ferrieri was named Chief Judge of the Rhode Island Workers’ Compensation Court.


Ray Campbell was appointed Executive Director of the Massachusetts Center for Health Information and Analysis.

The Hon. Michael DiChiro is the Chief Judge of the Municipal Court in Johnston, R.I. He is a member of the board of commissioners for the Narragansett Bay Commission and serves on the Rhode Island Blue Cross Blue Shield board of directors.

Donald R. Pinto joined the Boston office of Pierce Atwood LLP as a partner.


Michael J. Donlan, an attorney in the Portland, Maine, office of Verrill Dana LLP, was included in the 2016 edition of The Best Lawyers in America for litigation and real estate law.

John F. Milton, Vice President and General Counsel for Imprivata, Inc., in Lexington, Mass., was named an In-House Leader for 2016 by Lawyers Weekly.


Walter J. Ramos was named president of Carney Hospital in Dorchester, Mass.

Stephen G. Roche was recently re-elected as a constable for the Town of Natick, Mass.


Felice Glennon Kerr was appointed a Family Court judge in Delaware.

Steven Minicucci, Rhode Island Probate Judge for Warren, R.I., and a practicing attorney, was recently honored by the R.I. Institute for Labor Studies and Research with a prestigious Eagle Award for community service and outreach to the immigrant worker community.


Hon. James Caruolo has been named Associate Justice of the Rhode Island District Court.

After serving in a number of roles in Massachusetts state government, most recently as General Counsel for State Auditor Suzanne Bump JD ’88, Gerry McDonough has opened up his own legal practice in Cambridge.

Robert Rivers was named Family Law Lawyer of the Year for 2015 by Best Lawyers. He practices family law at Lee & Rivers LLP in Boston.

John Valente was appointed a Vermont Superior Court judge.

Doreen Zankowski has joined the Boston office of Duane Morris LLP as a partner focusing on litigation and construction law.


Sarah N.A. Camougis has joined the Boston law firm Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP as a partner in the firm’s Private Equity Group.

Robert J. Howley, president of the Law School Alumni Board of Directors, served as the Alumni Marshal at the 2016 Law School Commencement ceremony at the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion on the Boston waterfront. Howley said it was “the biggest honor in [my] professional life.”


Bruce Lipsey, of Epstein, Lipsey & Clifford PC, was named a 2015 Super Lawyer for his expertise in workers’ compensation issues.


Jane E. Freedman, Vice President and General Counsel for TechTarget, Inc. in Newton, Mass., was named an In-House Leader for 2016 by Lawyers Weekly.


Mark J. Casey was appointed Senior Vice President, General Counsel and secretary of the board of directors for Idera Pharmaceuticals in Cambridge, Mass.


Joyce Anagnos was selected as an Ohio State Bar Foundation fellow for 2016-17. She was appointed to the Toledo Bar Association Board of Directors.

“I left the practice of law in 2008 to live more creatively,” notes Esther Piszczek. “Since then, I've become a certified Zentangle teacher. Zentangle is a contemplative form of non-representational pattern drawing that is fun and relaxing. I teach Zentangle in Duluth, Minn., as well as sell and show my artwork in local galleries. My first coloring book is Patterned Peace.”

Shrewsbury, Mass., resident Erin (Moran) Shapiro was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, 2016 in the field of family law.

Bronwyn L. Roberts, a partner in the Duane Morris LLP Boston office, was appointed to the advisory board of the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination.

Bari Zell Weinberger has opened the Weinberger Law Group’s fifth office in Mount Laurel, N.J. The law firm was featured on the cover of ALM’s Legal Leaders for 2015 and named to the NJBIZ magazine’s list of Best Places to Work in New Jersey for 2015.


Shannon Kirk, E-Discovery Counsel at Ropes & Gray in Boston, has published a book, Method 15/33.

John N. Lambros, a family law partner at Brinkley Morgan, was named a 2016 Florida Super Lawyer and was listed among the 2016 Legal Elite by Florida Trend magazine.

Stephen Pepe BS ’95 co-authored an article, “‘Orphan’ Elders,” published in NAELA News (vol. 28, no. 1).

Augusto Cookie Rojas, Jr. was named Senior Vice President/General Manager of the New Orleans Zephyrs baseball club, the Triple-A affiliate of the Miami Marlins.

Adrienne K. Walker, member of the Bankruptcy & Restructuring Practice of Mintz Levin, has been named a 2016 “Top Women of Law” honoree by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly.


Erika Fitzpatrick was appointed to the Bourne (Mass.) School Committee.

Elissa Flynn-Poppey, chair of the Government Law Practice at Mintz Levin in Boston, was named one of the “Top Women of Law” for 2016 by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly.

Mark J. Maier joined the Washington, D.C., office of Kaye Scholer as a partner. He will lead the firm’s National Security Practice.

John E. Quigley BSBA ’97 joined the Private Client Group at the Boston-based law firm Burns & Levinson LLP.

John Verner was named Supervisor of Special Homicide Investigations for the Massachusetts Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office. He works on cold case homicide investigations with Boston and Massachusetts State police.


Richard Brederson was named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers magazine.

Kevin Maltby was named a shareholder at Bacon Wilson PC in Springfield, Mass.


Lisa Bond was named a partner at Baker, Braverman & Barbadoro PC in Quincy, Mass., practicing in domestic relations, contract and personal injury law.


Eric Gyllenborg was promoted to Director at Rackemann Sawyer & Brewster.

“I was presented with a Top Lawyers Under 40 award from the Hispanic National Bar Association and its annual national Corporate Counsel Conference in March,” reports Suffolk University Trustee Jessica Massey.

James McMahon has been honored by New Jersey Biz Magazine as one of its 2016 Forty Under 40 honorees.

Lee Peterson was appointed a Massachusetts Probate and Family Court judge.

Nakisha L. Skinner BS ’98, General Counsel for the Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance, was named an “In-House Leader” for 2016 by Lawyers Weekly.


Kelly Aylward was elected a partner at Tarlow Breed Hart & Rodgers PC, a Boston-based law firm.

Dana Flynn, a director in Group Tax at UBS AG in Stamford, Conn., was named a member of the Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee by the Internal Revenue Service.

Marren Sanders is the Associate Dean of Academic Outcomes at Arizona Summit Law School.

Jonathan Slawsby married Lisa Oseychik in a ceremony at Caneel Bay, St. John (U.S. Virgin Islands), on April 9. Kyle DeValerio JD ’04 was a groomsman. Matt Tisdale JD ’04, Brian Degan JD ’04, Adam Stewart JD ’04, Theodore Hook JD ’04, Jeremiah Johnston JD ’04, Alyson Bagley JD ’04, Professor Sabrina DeFabritiis JD ’02 and Carl Fumarola JD ’03 all attended.


Jennifer L. Bogacki has become a shareholder and principal at the Vernon Law Firm PA. Jennifer maintains a general practice focusing primarily on immigration and employment matters. She resides in Greensboro, N.C., with her husband, Jared, and their two daughters.

Suzanne Duni-Briggs married Peter Briggs in October 2014. They live in East Greenwich, R.I. Suzanne is Director of Law Prevention for Lifespan Corporation in Providence, R.I.

David Friedman was promoted to Director at Rackemann Sawyer & Brewster in Boston.

Keith K. Grissom has joined Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale PC in St. Louis, Mo., as an associate in the firm’s Trusts and Estates Practice Group.

Natalie H. Mantell was named Director, Products Liability at Gibbons PC in Newark, N.J. She is president-elect, 2016-17, for the New Jersey Defense Association.

Jason Wiener and his wife, Meghan Edwards, welcomed their first child, Alden Darrow, on February 16. Parenthood has brought a new source of passion, inspiration and drive to Jason's work as the president of his eponymous law firm, which is celebrating its third year as a successful social and environmental enterprise boutique law and consulting practice.

Robert Ziemian was named a partner in the Denver, Colo., office of Haynes and Boone LLP, where he is a member of the Intellectual Property Practice Group.


“After experience with the Worcester (Mass.) District Attorney and eight years with a local firm, I have opened my own law office in Worcester focusing on trial work in the areas of criminal defense and personal injury,” reports Leonardo Angiulo.

Ann Hetherwick Cahill has joined the Private Client Group at the Boston-based law firm Burns & Levinson LLP.

Linda T. Cammuso, a partner at the Worcester-based Estate Preservation Law Offices, was elected president of the Montachusett Estate and Retirement Planning Council.

Fangli Chen has joined the Boston office of the international law firm Proskauer as a partner and Vice Chair of its Life Sciences Patent Law Practice.

Vincent Lorenti was appointed Director of the Office of Community Corrections, a division of the Massachusetts Probation Service.


William F. Lyons, Jr., joined the Real Estate Group at the Boston-based law firm Burns & Levinson LLP.

Michael Koehler MPA ’07, an associate at the Boston law firm Keegan Werlin LLP, has joined the Boston Bar Association’s Class of 2016-17 Public Interest Leadership Program.


Chris Cornetta is a partner with the law firm of Cornetta Babine LLC in Danvers, Mass.

Stephanie L. Everett received the Boston Bar Association’s 2015 Beacon Award for Diversity & Inclusion.

Michael Murray was named Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations for the American Hockey League.

Sheriece M. Perry received the Boston Bar Association’s 2015 Beacon Award for Diversity & Inclusion.

David Raymon has joined the Boston-based law firm Burns & Levinson LLP as an associate in the Trusts & Estates Practice and the Private Client Group.

Natasha Walwyn-Robinson received the Boston Bar Association’s 2015 Beacon Award for Diversity & Inclusion.


Sheena Foye joined Brown & James PC, in Kansas City, Mo., as an associate focusing on commercial litigation, insurance law and the defense of civil lawsuits.

Stephen Hall received the Boston Bar Association’s 2015 Beacon Award for Diversity & Inclusion.

Christine Hammer serves as an Attorney Advisor in the Office of Science and Technology at the White House.

U.S. Army Captain Brian Kelly deployed for a year in June as the Command Judge Advocate to Joint Task Force Bravo in Central America, while his wife, Jessie Pellegri Kelly JD ’10, serves as a civilian attorney for the U.S. Army Medical Command at Fort Meade, Md.

Casey Lyons and Dan Sieck JD ’10 married on August 29, 2015, at Loon Mountain in Lincoln, N.H. In attendance at the wedding were Ben Maki JD ’10, Mike Lafleur JD ’11, Phil Pulitzer JD ’10, Paul Connors JD ’10, MBA ’10 and Rachel Connors JD ’09.

Heidi Seely, an associate at Rackemann Sawyer & Brewster in Boston, has co-authored a book, The Boston Trustee.


This past spring, Claire McClintock opened McClintock Law, a real estate and probate practice located just a couple of doors down from Suffolk. She still lives in Charlestown with her dog, Bobcat, and is enjoying growing her practice.


Christopher Abbott has joined Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, in Washington, D.C., as an associate in the Global Antitrust and Competition Group. He was elected as a member of the Suffolk University Law School Alumni Board of Directors for the 2016-17 academic year.

“I am a fourth-year asset management associate at Ropes & Gray LLP here in Boston,” writes George Baxter MSF ’07. “I live in Hingham with my wife, Nicole, and our four kids: George (10), Charlotte (8), Libby (6) and Margaret (1).”

Derek M. Gillis joined the Business Litigation Group at the Boston-based law firm Burns & Levinson LLP.

“I am currently employed at the Massachusetts Executive Office of Education, working primarily in employment law and labor relations,” reports Monica Javia. “I also recently had a beautiful baby girl in February!”

Tiffany A. Reiter, an associate in the Boston office of Fish & Richardson, was selected to attend the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity’s 2016 Pathfinders program.

Monica Shah received the Boston Bar Association’s 2015 Beacon Award for Diversity & Inclusion.


“Since graduating, I joined the Peace Corps as a Community Development Specialist and am currently serving in Armenia,” reports Brian Badgley. “I have had the privilege of working on many incredible projects here. I have helped to build a center for children with disabilities, through the aid of both the U.S. and Polish embassies. I have also assisted in founding a countrywide initiative to teach girls leadership and human rights through soccer.”

Matthew Bown has joined the Boston office of Hermes Netburn O’Connor & Spearing PC as an associate focusing on litigation, insurance law and professional liability.

Allyson Holmes has joined Smith Green & Gold LLP, in Pittsfield, Mass., as an associate focusing on estate planning, estate administration and real estate.

Anna Lusardi, an assistant district attorney for Massachusetts’ Suffolk County, received the Paul McLaughlin Advocacy Award for Top Prosecutor in recognition of her outstanding trial work during the 2016 Advanced Trial Training Program.

Kristi Panduku began working at Erskine & Erskine in April. His practice focuses on estate planning, wealth management, trust administration and estate administration for individuals, as well as business planning, strategy and tax planning, and succession planning for small businesses.

“On June 15, at 8:34 a.m., my wife and I welcomed our second child, Riley Walter Lubomyr Zozula, weighing in at an impressive 8 pounds, 10 ounces and 20.25 inches long,” reports Nicholas Zozula. “Everyone is doing great and in love with our little dude.”


Sammy Nabulsi has been elected as a member of the Suffolk University Law School Alumni Board of Directors for the 2016-17 academic year. He is an Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of Boston.

Pavan Nagavelli has been elected as a member of the Suffolk University Law School Alumni Board of Directors for 2016-17. He is an associate at Morrison Mahoney LLP in Boston.


S. Grant Bowen has joined Baker, Braverman & Barbadoro PC, in Quincy, Mass., as an associate in business and corporate law, intellectual property, finance and litigation.