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  • Joshua W. Abel, JD'05
    Joshua W. Abel, JD’05, has joined Faegre Baker Daniels LLP’s nonprofit practice group. Abel previously was executive director of the Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic.
  • William E. Adams, Jr., JD'78
    William E. Adams, Jr., JD’78, has moved from his previous position as dean of Cal Western Law School to become the deputy managing director of the ABA Section on Legal Education and Admission to the Bar.
  • Nicholas B. Alford, JD'14
    Nicholas B. Alford, ’14, has joined the Indianapolis office of Faegre Baker Daniels as an associate. Alford is a member of the product liability and environmental team.
  • Brandon J. Almas, JD'11
    Bonahoom & Bobilya LLC has added associate Brandon J. Almas, JD’11, to their office in Fort Wayne. Almas focuses his practice on business transactions, real estate transactions, and estate/succession planning.
  • Lucas M. Amodio, JD'13
    Lucas M. Amodio, JD’13, an intellectual property attorney in Armstrong Teasdale’s St. Louis office, has been selected as one of 15 members of the 2014-2015 class of Leadership Clayton. This is a leadership development program established by the Clayton Chamber of Commerce to educate and develop effective community leaders who will strengthen and transform the community. Amodio concentrates his practice on patent law involving high-technology and computer-related matters. A former software engineer and patent examiner, he guides in-house counsel, inventors and patent examiners in applying for and protecting U.S. and foreign patent applications.
  • Lucas M. Amodio, JD'13
    Lucas M. Amodio, ’13, an attorney in Armstrong Teasdale’s intellectual property practice group, has become a Certified Ethical Hacker through the International Council of E-Commerce Consultants. He is the second attorney at Armstrong Teasdale to earn this credential. It enhances Amodio’s patent law and data security practices, augmenting his ability to counsel clients about security flaws and techniques to protect their data.
  • William J. Anaya, JD'81
    William J. Anaya, ’81, was elected chairman of the Board of Directors of the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education. Anaya has been involved with the activities at IICLE since the mid-1980s, both as a frequent speaker and as a prolific author. He is the current editor and author of IICLE publications involving Illinois Environmental Law and the general editor of IICLE’s publica- tion on mortgage foreclosure. Anaya is a partner at Arnstein & Lehr in Chicago.
  • Steven H. Ancel, LLB'60
    Steven H. Ancel, LLB’60, 77, Carmel, Ind., died August 14, 2014 surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by the love of his life and wife of 56 years, Sorelle; his 3 daughters, Robin (Bob Zacharias), Kim (Mark Greenhall), and Cori (Steve Katz); brother, Jerald (Gayle Ancel); 10 grandchildren, Josh, Alli, Jeremy, Lauren, Evan, Sarah, Jordan, Haley, Lindsay, Campbell; brother and sisters-in-law, Janine and Dean Rothschild and Jean and Martin Lewis; and many nieces, nephews, cousins & friends. Ancel graduated from Shortridge High School and Indiana University. An accomplished commercial lawyer, Steve headed Indiana's largest bankruptcy reorganization firm. He was a 30-year distinguished panelist on the Indiana Continuing Education Bankruptcy Law Seminar, director and chairman of the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Section of the Indianapolis Bar Association. He was elected a Fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy. He was listed in the Best Lawyers in America for 28 years, since its inception until he retired, and was named the 2012 Indiana Bar Foundation Legendary Lawyer.
  • Knight S. Anderson, JD'93
    Tucker Ellis LLP is pleased to announce that Knight S. Anderson, ’93, has been elected to the firm’s partnership. Anderson represents local, national, and multinational clients in civil litigation matters and at trial across the country. His practice concentrates in the areas of products liability, toxic tort, and mass tort. He advises clients regarding complex claims and nationwide and repetitive litigation, which he defends and manages. He works in the firm’s Cleveland office.
  • Samuel R. Ardery, JD'83
    Samuel R. Ardery, ’83, is included in the top 50 of the Indiana Super Lawyers 2015 list. Ardery practices in the Bloomington firm of Bunger & Robertson in the areas of mediation, arbitration, facilitation, and conflict management, civil litigation, commercial litigation, and serious personal injuries.
  • Jessica (Bergman) Asbridge, JD'11
    FordHarrison LLP, one of the country’s largest management-side labor and employment law firms, has announced the addition of Jessica L. Asbridge, JD’11, to the firm’s Atlanta office. Asbridge, who joins as an associate, most recently served as law clerk for both Hon. Frank M. Hull and Hon. Peter T. Fay of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. She focuses her practice on the representation of management in labor and employment matters.
  • Tavonna (Harris) Askew, JD'01
    Tavonna Harris Askew, ’01, has been promoted to chief of staff for the Health & Hospital Corporation of Marion County. Askew assumed her new job responsibilities on April 1. For the past three years, Askew has served as the corporation’s vice president and general counsel and the previous five years as deputy general counsel and director of HIPAA compliance.
  • Bryan H. Babb, JD'99
    Bryan H. Babb, ’99, has been named for inclusion in the highest ranks of the Top 50 2015 edition of Indiana Super Lawyers. Babb is the chair of Bose McKinney & Evans LLP’s Appellate Services Group, and a member of the Litigation Group. He is also a member of the firm’s Diversity Committee. He has been named in the Top 50 Indiana Super Lawyer since 2012 and has been included in the Best Lawyers in America 2008-2015 for appellate law. In 2014, he was named the Best Lawyers 2014 Indianapolis Appellate Practice Lawyer of the Year.
  • Steven M. Badger, JD'92
    Steven M. Badger, JD’92, was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America 2015. This is the fifth consecutive year Badger has been named in the listing. He is a resident of Zionsville, Ind. and practices in the areas of commercial litigation, media law, employment litigation, and business law. He is the owner of Badger Law and works from offices in Carmel, Ind.
  • Jordan K. Baker, JD'14
    Jordan K. Baker, ’14, has joined the Indianapolis office of Frost Brown Todd LLC. He is a part of the litigation department.
  • The Honorable John G. Baker, JD'71
    Indiana Court of Appeals Judge John G. Baker, JD’71, was recognized at the Indiana State Bar Association Solo and Small Firm Conference with an award for 25 years of exemplary service as an appellate judge.
  • Rhea L. Baker-Ipek, JD'12
    Rhea L. Baker-Ipek, ’12, has been hired as corporate counsel with Elwood Staffing in Columbus, Ind.
  • Douglas C. Ballantine, JD'88
    Douglas C. Ballantine, JD’88, was named a “Local Star” in Kentucky by Benchmark Litigation 2015 in the areas of environmental, general commercial, insurance, and intellectual property law.
  • Elizabeth (Lewis) Baney, JD'07
    Elizabeth L. Baney, ’07, a strategic advocate, has rejoined FaegreBD Consulting as a senior director on the firm’s health and biosciences team in Washington, DC. Baney will create and implement public policy solutions for corporations, trade associations, nonprofits, government entities, and individuals on issues involving health care, technology, and intellectual property. She also will serve as legal counsel with FaegreBD Consulting’s parent company, Faegre Baker Daniels.
  • Denise Y. Barkdull, JD'97
    Denise Y. Barkdull, JD’97, has joined Frost Brown Todd LLC in Indianapolis as a member of the finance and real estate and government services practice groups.
  • Thomas A. Barnard, JD'82
    Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP has announced that Thomas A. Barnard, JD’82, was selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America 2015. Barnard focuses his practice on bet-the-company litigation, commercial litigation, environmental litigation, and mediation.
  • Thomas A. Barnard, JD'82
    Thomas A. Barnard, ’82, was recently quoted in The Indiana Lawyer in an article entitled, "Trickle-down Liability." The article addressed the issue of how landowners may be responsible for contamination caused by tenants. Barnard is a partner at Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP in Indianapolis, where he chairs the firm’s litigation section.
  • David J. Bartoletti, JD'13
    David J. Bartoletti, ’13, has joined Faegre Baker Daniels’ corporate group as an associate. He will practice in the firm’s Indianapolis office. Bartoletti advises public and private companies on various business matters, including formation, joint ventures and partnerships, raising capital, and mergers and acquisitions. He also counsels on tax planning, including complex state and local income tax, sales and use tax, and excise tax issues.
  • Alyssa R. Beattie Rogers, JD'04
    Alyssa B. Rogers, JD’04, has joined North American Midway Entertainment as its first general counsel.
  • Alan W. Becker, JD'81
    Bose McKinney & Evans attorney Alan W. Becker, JD’81, has been selected for inclusion in the publication Best Lawyers in America 2015 in the area of corporate governance law. He is a partner in the firm’s business services and public offerings and securities regulation groups, assisting clients with many types of corporate and financial transactions, including forming business entities and structuring their ownership arrangements, raising capital from third parties, and buying, selling, and combining businesses.
  • John D. Bessler, JD'91
    A new book by John D. Bessler, ’91, received first prize in the American Association for Italian Studies book awards competition in the 18th-19th century category. The Birth of American Law: An Italian Philosopher and the American Revolution, (Carolina Academic Press, 2014), traces the influence of the Italian Enlightenment on the Founding Fathers. The book is also a finalist for an INDEIFAB book award in the history category.
  • John D. Bessler, JD'91
    John D. Bessler, JD’91, is the author of a new book, The Birth of American Law: An Italian Philosopher and the American Revolution (Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press, 2014). The book tells the forgotten, untold story of the origins of a Cesare Beccaria, a 26-year-old Italian thinker who published On Crimes and Punishments, a runaway bestseller that shaped the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, and early American laws.
  • George N. Bewley, Jr., JD'73
    George N. Bewley, Jr., ’73, has rejoined Barrett & McNagny LLP in Fort Wayne. He concentrates his practice in the areas of estate planning and administration, succession planning, tax planning, and business planning.
  • Christopher L. Bills, JD'14
    Christopher L. Bills, ’14, has joined DeFur Voran LLP in their Muncie office. Bills focuses his practice on business and employment law.
  • Krista (Duncan) Black, JD'96
    Krista Duncan Black, JD’96, was recently named the assistant director of the West Virginia Division of Highways Legal Division. In that role, she supervises in-house counsel in a variety of practice areas, including employment law and general litgation.
  • K. Steven Blake, JD'90
    K. Steven Blake, ’90, is co-author of "Don’t Let Your Bright Stars Fade: Strategies for Building a Diverse Legal Department," in the April 2015 issue of the Association of Corporate Counsel’s Docket magazine. Blake is co-founder and president of The Governance Partners LLC, a specialty advisor to boards and executive teams.
  • Alexandra J. Block, JD'13
    Alexandra J. Block, ’13, has started a clerkship with the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida in Miami.
  • James F. Bohrer, JD'82
    James F. Bohrer, JD’82, has been elected as a board member of the Indiana Bar Foundation. Bohrer is a partner at Clendening Johnson & Bohrer, P.C. in Bloomington and focuses his practice on estate planning and probate, real estate transactions and real estate development, zoning, business law, and tax protests and appeals.
  • Elizabeth M. Bolka, JD'14
    Scopelitis, Garvin, Light, Hanson & Feary has announced the addition of Elizabeth M. Bolka, JD’14, to the firm’s Indianapolis office. Bolka’s practice is devoted to serving clients on a wide variety of legal issues directly affecting the transportation industry.
  • Samuel R. Born, II, JD'70
    Samuel R. Born II, ’70, is included in the Indiana Super Lawyers 2015 list. Born practices at The Mediation Group LLC in Indianapolis, focusing on labor relations matters, including litigation, arbitration, negotiations, and administrative proceedings.
  • Hughlin R. Boyd, JD'92
    Hughlin R. Boyd, JD’92, a graduate student at UCLA, has received the Distinguished Teaching Assistant Award. Boyd was also inducted as a Dean’s Scholar.
  • Craig C. Bradley, JD'83
    Craig C. Bradley, ’83, has joined Chicago-based law firm Much Shelist, P.C. as a principal in the firm’s venture capital emerging growth companies group, making it one of Chicago’s largest law firm practices dedicated to serving the complex needs of the high-growth, technology, venture capital ecosystem. Bradley has more than 20 years of experience helping entrepreneurs, investors, and established companies identify, finance, and increase the profitability of new business opportunities. He focuses on emerging software, life sciences, Internet, communications, and other technology companies, and serves as primary outside counsel for clients at all stages of develop- ment, from seed- and angel-stage investments through growth- and late-stage financings.
  • Derek Y. Brandt, JD'95
    Simmons Hanly Conroy, a national complex litigation firm, has announced that firm shareholder Derek Y. Brandt, ’95, has been named to the Illinois Super Lawyers list as a top attorney for 2015. Brandt was ranked as a Super Lawyer in the following areas: class action/mass torts, business litigation, and environmental litigation. This year marks his fourth year on the list. He is a member of the firm’s complex litigation department’s management committee and leads the firm’s commercial litigation practice. His representations have ranged from a small innovative medical device manufacturer to a multinational Fortune 100 company with market capitalization in excess of $50 billion.
  • Kent A. Brasseale, II, JD'93
    Kent A. Brasseale II, JD’93, a partner in the Evansville, Ind., law firm Kahn, Dees, Donovan & Kahn, been selected for inclusion in the 2015 issue of The Best Lawyers in America in the field of real estate law. He represents clients in real estate, environmental, mineral, intellectual property, construction, and business matters.
  • James R. Brotherson, JD'78
    Faegre Baker Daniels LLP partner James R. Brotherson, ’78, of South Bend, has been elected chairman of the Lawyers Committee for the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association.
  • Abbey M. Brown, JD'14
    Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP has welcomed Abbey M. Brown, JD’14, to the Cleveland office. Brown is an associate in the labor and employment practice group. She focuses her practice on management-side employment law.
  • Michael E. Brown, JD'78
    Michael E. Brown, JD’78, has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2015. He was also named Best Lawyers’ 2014–15 “Lawyer of the Year” in the Indianapolis legal malpractice law–defendants category. Brown is a partner at Kightlinger & Gray’s Indianapolis office, and his practice areas include commercial litigation, constitutional law, insurance law and regulation, and professional liability litigation.
  • Terri (Ozbun) Bruksch, JD'98
    Barnes & Thornburg LLP partner Terri L. Bruksch, ’98, of Indianapolis, has been elected as a new at-large member of the firm’s management committee. Bruksch practices in the areas of products liability and mass-tort litigation.
  • Michele (Daily) Bryant, JD'88
    Michele S. Bryant, ’88, has joined Wooden & McLaughlin LLP’s new Evansville office as partner. Bryant focuses her practice in the areas of medical malpractice, health care law, and civil and business litigation. She was elected vice president of the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana at its 21st annual conference and annual meeting.
  • Michele (Daily) Bryant, JD'88
    At its November 2013 annual meeting, the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana named Michele S. Bryant, JD’88, secretary of the organization. She is a partner in the Evansville, Ind., law firm Kahn, Dees, Donovan & Kahn. Bryant has extensive experience in the defense and trial of medical malpractice claims, representing both individual health care providers and hospitals. She also maintains an active practice in health care law and in other civil and business litigation areas.
  • Joseph T. Bumbleburg, JD'61
    Ball Eggleston, PC senior partner Joseph T. Bumbleburg, JD’61, was appointed to his 16th term as Judge Advocate of the Department of Indiana American Legion.
  • Jerry J. Burgdoerfer, JD'83
    Jerry J. Burgdoerfer, JD/MBA’83, a partner at the Chicago-based law firm Jenner & Block, died on September 17, 2014. He was 56 years old. Burgdoerfer began practicing law at Jenner & Block in 1989. Throughout his career, he played an important role across many different sectors of the firm. He was co-chair of the firm's Securities Practice and Transactional Cross-Border Practice and a member of the Corporate and Mergers and Acquisitions Practices. Burgdoerfer was particularly important to helping to develop the firm’s Japan Practice, having spent two years in Tokyo in the early 1990s working on international transactions with the Mori Sogo Law Offices (now Mori Hamada & Matsumoto), one of the largest law firms in Japan. He was one of the founders of the firm’s LGBT Forum. In 2010, he was one of five partners selected to receive the firm’s inaugural Associates Committee Mentorship Award. Burgdoerfer’s practice spanned a variety of disciplines in the corporate transactions arena. He represented clients across the world in mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, securities offerings, restructurings and joint ventures. He was consistently recognized by legal publications such as Illinois Super Lawyers and Leading Lawyers Network for his acumen in these areas, both domestically and internationally. In 2010, he was selected to serve on the first Corporate Governance Advisory Board for Ketchum, Inc., one of the largest corporate communications agencies in the world. In 2013 he was a recipient of Indiana University’s Distinguished Alumni Award, in recognition of his career achievements and his substantial and significant contributions to the university, the legal profession, organizations furthering diversity and equality and the community-at-large. His family has asked that donations be made to the Jerry Burgdoerfer Memorial Scholarship Fund at the IU Maurer School of Law. Checks should be made payable to the Indiana University Maurer School of Law and mailed to the following address – Office of Development, 211 S. Indiana Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47405. If individuals would like to make their gift by credit card they can contact Lisa Hosey at lhosey@indiana.edu.
  • William T. Burke, JD'53
    Professor William T. Burke, JD’53, 87, of Seattle, Washington, died July 4, 2014 with his family by his side, following complications from heart surgery. Professor Burke was an internationally distinguished scholar, serving on the faculty of both the University of Washington School of Law and the UW School of Marine Affairs from 1968 to 1996. He was born in 1926 in Brazil, Ind. After completing high school and a brief stint in the U.S. Army, he commenced his academic career by obtaining his bachelor's degree from Indiana State University, in 2 1/2 years and at the top of his class, followed by his law degree in 1953. He attended Yale Law School where he obtained his doctorate in juridical science degree in 1959. While at Yale, he met his wife, Feliciana, a fellow graduate student. Following the publication of his first book in 1962, Professor Burke was recognized as the outstanding authority on international law of the sea and remained a scholarly and policy leader on the world scene for many years. By his retirement, he had been widely published in over 300 law journals, served as an expert and lecturer throughout the world, influenced generations of professionals, and substantially shaped the law, policy, and many institutions related to the law of the ocean. In his retirement years, Professor Burke read voraciously, closely followed current events, and rooted for Seattle–area sports teams. He was a committed husband, a dedicated father and was unwaveringly devoted to the well-being of his developmentally disabled daughter, Kathryn Burke, who preceded him in death. He also enjoyed the little things: his grandchildren's artwork, sweet local strawberries, roses in full bloom, his view of the snowcapped Cascades, and the development and history of Magnuson Park, where he walked daily. Professor Burke is survived by his beloved spouse of 55 years; his children William V. Burke of Honolulu, Hawaii and Liza E. Burke of Seattle; his three grandchildren, and his great-grandson.
  • Jennifer S. Burke Santoro, JD'97
    Jennifer Burke Santoro, JD’97, has recently co-written an online publication piece titled Medicare Advantage Plans Win and Lose in Arizona. Burke Santoro is a partner at Chicago-based litigation firm, Cassiday Schade LLP. She frequently counsels clients on policies and practices designed to reduce costs while maximizing the benefits of new, more employer-friendly provisions in the Act. Clients include security, construction, transportation, commercial distribution, paper goods, retail grocery, employee leasing, medical facility, food processing and meat packing industry employers, self-insureds, insurers, and third party administrators.
  • Matthew E. Burkhart, JD'14
    Matthew E. Burkhart, ’14, has joined Faegre Baker Daniels as an associate in the firm’s Indianapolis office. Burkhart practices with the business litigation team.
  • Daniel P. Byron, JD'62
    Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP partner Daniel P. Byron, ’62, has been elected president and CEO of the Indiana Debate Commission. He concentrates his practice in media law.
  • Gregory A. Castanias, JD'90
    On May 2, 2015, Greg A. Castanias, ’90, was elected to the Board of Directors of the Gladney Center for Adoption in Fort Worth, Tex. for a two-year term of service beginning on September 1, 2015. Founded in 1887 as the Texas Children’s Home and Aid Society, the Gladney Center is the United States’ oldest continuously operating adoption agency. For more than 125 years, Gladney has been a pioneer and leading voice for improving the lives of children, adoptive families, and birth parents in the United States and around the world. Greg and his wife Jane, who was elected to the Board of Directors of the National Council for Adoption in Alexandria, Va. earlier this year, are passionate advocates for the cause of adoption for two very important reasons: their daughters Alexandra (Alex), born in 2006, and Gabriella-Anne (Ella-Anne), born in 2009, both of whom were adopted through the Gladney Center.
  • Young J. Choi, LLM'05
    Young Joo Choi, LLM’05, has assumed the role of vice chair of the law program at Pusan National University in Seoul.
  • Margaret (Held) Christensen, JD'07
    Margaret M. Christensen, ’07, has been elected to the partnership at Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP in Indianapolis. She concentrates her practice in litigation.
  • Erin A. Clancy, JD'98
    Erin A. Clancy, ’98, has been named president of the 2015 Indianapolis Bar Foundation board of directors. Clancy is a partner at Kightlinger & Gray LLP in Indianapolis.
  • Brian P. Clifford, JD'06
    Brian P. Clifford, ’06, has been named partner at Faegre Baker Daniels LLP. Clifford practices in the firm’s Fort Wayne office.
  • Ian D. Clouse, JD'14
    Ian D. Clouse, ’14, has joined Barnes & Thornburg LLP’s Indianapolis office. Clouse focuses his practice on intellectual property.
  • Andrea L. Cohen, JD'90
    Andrea L. Cohen, ’90, has been elected vice president of the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana Board of Directors. She practiced law for more than 20 years before owning a catering business and has been on the board since 2012.
  • Michael R. Conner, JD'75
    Michael R. Conner, JD’75, has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2015. Conner is a partner in Barnes & Thornburg’s Indianapolis office and focuses his practice on commercial litigation, personal injury litigation — defendants, and product liability litigation — defendants.
  • Greta (Gerberding) Cowart, JD'85
    Greta E. Cowart, ’85, led an ALI-CLE Program on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in M&G Polymers USA, LLC v. Tackett. Cowart recruited classmate Mike I. Asensio III, ’85, and another labor law expert to help her lead the program.
  • Lynn H. Coyne, JD'72
    The Bloomington Economic Development Corp. has announced that they have hired Lynn H. Coyne, JD’72, as their new president. Coyne is a veteran attorney who managed Indiana University’s real estate holdings and served as associate counsel for the university. He has wide experience in Bloomington’s economic development and planning and has served as chairman of the corporation’s board of directors. He had served in an interim capacity since February.
  • Mark J. Crandley, JD'00
    Mark J. Crandley, JD’00, has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2015. Crandley is a partner in Barnes & Thornburg’s Indianapolis office and focuses his practice on commercial litigation.
  • Mark J. Crandley, JD'00
    Mark J. Crandley, ’00, is included in the Indiana Super Lawyers 2015 list. Crandley is a partner of Barnes & Thornburg LLP in Indianapolis, focusing his practice on appeals, constitutional and government law, commercial litigation, and probate disputes.
  • Gary M. Crist, JD'73
    Retired sports lawyer Gary M. Crist, ’73, is the author of Lisa’s Sweet Revenge, a golf-themed novel published by Brighton Press. Crist served as legal counsel to the PGA Tour and PGA of America. He lives in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Lisa’s Sweet Revenge is Crist’s second novel, and he has a third currently in production.
  • Michael S. Dalrymple, JD'02
    Michael S. Dalrymple, JD’02, was appointed as secretary of the Indiana State Bar Association (ISBA) at its annual meeting on October 10. He was appointed by ISBA President Jeff R. Hawkins and his term will expire in October 2015. Dalrymple is a solo practitioner, representing individuals and small businesses in employment and labor law, discrimination, corporate matters, and estate planning. He also is a civil mediator, providing mediation services for a variety of civil matters. Prior to opening his own law firm, Dalrymple was an associate at Ice Miller. Immediately following law school, he was appointed to a two-year judicial clerkship, spending his first year with Hon. Sanford M. Brook, JD’74, former chief judge of the Indiana Court of Appeals, and his second year with Hon. Randall T. Shepard, former Indiana chief justice.
  • Kristen J. Davee, JD'14
    Kristen J. Davee, JD’14, has joined Lewis Wagner LLP as an associate. Her practice includes commercial and residential real estate acquisitions.
  • Peter H. Day, JD'10
    Peter H. Day, ’10, has joined the law firm of Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC as an associate. He focuses his practice on corporate and securities, privacy and security, and cybersecurity risk management out of the firm’s San Diego office.
  • Kathleen A. DeLaney, JD'95
    The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette recently featured an article about Kathleen A. DeLaney, ’95, focusing on the types of cases she takes and her love for the law. In January, DeLaney won a $2 million jury verdict in a gender discrimination case against the Fort Wayne-South Bend Roman Catholic Diocese.
  • Dustin R. DeNeal, JD'07
    The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Indiana recognized Dustin R. DeNeal, JD’07, at a June 3 breakfast for being a volunteer attorney who handled 13 pro bono cases within the past year.
  • Richard A. Dean, JD'73
    Richard A. Dean, JD’73, has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2015. Dean is a partner in Tucker Ellis’ Cleveland office and focuses his practice on food, beverage and cosmetic, antitrust and competition law, business litigation, mass tort and product liability, and medical and pharmaceutical liability.
  • Chris M. Devlin, JD'10
    Chris M. Devlin, ’10, has been hired as a Marion County deputy prosecutor.
  • Lauren E. Dimmitt, JD'11
    Lauren E. Dimmitt, ’11, has joined Wooden & McLaughlin LLP in their new Evansville office as an associate. Dimmitt focuses her practice in the areas of insurance defense and commercial and corporate litigation.
  • Bruce D. Donaldson, JD'84
    Bruce D. Donaldson, JD’84, has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2015. Donaldson is a partner in Barnes & Thornburg’s Indianapolis office and focuses his practice on public finance law.
  • Lucelly Duenas, JD'05
    Bessemer Trust has announced that Lucelly Duenas, JD’05, has joined the firm’s Miami office Legacy Planning team as senior vice president, associate fiduciary counsel. Duenas is responsible for advising domestic and international ultra-high-net-worth families as they navigate the complexities of wealth. She will specifically focus on cross border and international matters related to legacy planning, family governance, tax minimization strategies, and the implementation of estate plans.
  • Jeremy M. Dunn, JD'05
    The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Indiana recognized Jeremy M. Dunn, JD’05, at a June 3 breakfast for being a volunteer attorney who handled 13 pro bono cases within the past year.
  • Kim F. Ebert, JD'76
    Kim F. Ebert, JD’76, was recently named to Human Resource Executive’s 2014 list of the Nation’s Most Powerful Employment Attorneys. This is the second consecutive year Ebert has been selected for inclusion on this list. He is the managing shareholder at Ogletree Deakins in Indianapolis.
  • Kim F. Ebert, JD'76
    Kim F. Ebert, ’76, has been re-elected as managing shareholder of Ogletree Deakins, one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management. Ebert has served as Ogletree Deakins’ managing shareholder since 2010. In the last year under his leadership, Ogletree Deakins added two offices - in Mexico City and Milwaukee - increasing its footprint to 47 offices across the U.S., in Europe, and in Mexico. Also within the last year, the firm has welcomed more than 20 lateral shareholders and increased its lawyer head count to more than 700. In his practice, Ebert has defended employers in virtually all areas of labor and employment law for more than 35 years. He regularly represents employers in investigations and administrative proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the Equal Employment Opportu- nity Commission, the U.S. Department of Labor, and other federal and state agencies. He also has significant experience handling litigation resulting from corporate reorganizations and acquisitions, developing union avoidance strategies, and coordinating the response of management to union organizing drives.
  • John L. Egloff, JD'78
    Riley Bennett & Egloff LLP has re-elected partner John L. Egloff, JD’78, to their 2014 management committee.
  • John C. Erickson, III, JD'91
    John C. Erickson III, JD’91, has joined Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman P.C.’s Indianapolis office as a shareholder.
  • Sidney D. Eskenazi, LLB'53
    On May 28, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence presented Sidney D. Eskenazi, ’53, and Lois Cohen Eskenazi with Sagamore of the Wabash awards at a special ceremony at Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital. The Sagamore of the Wabash is one of the state’s highest individual recognitions. The term "sagamore" was used by the Native Americans in the northeastern United States to describe a great man - or woman - among the tribe to whom the chief would look for wisdom, guidance, and advice. Similarly, the Sagamore of the Wabash is given to those who have rendered distinguished service to the state and contributed greatly to Hoosiers statewide. In October, the Eskenazis received the John A. Purdie Innovator and Mentor of the Year Award for their philanthropic work. In 2011, they provided a $40 million gift to the Indianapolis-based Eskenazi Health Foundation, the largest gift ever made to a public hospital in the United States. The Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital, located on the campus of IUPUI, opened its doors to patients in December 2013.
  • P. Stephen Fardy, JD'94
    P. Stephen Fardy, JD’94, is an equity partner in the Chicago law firm Swanson, Martin & Bell. He recently represented a company in an Illinois trade secret dispute that settled for over $60 million for the plaintiff. Fardy is the chair of the firm’s intellectual property litigation and transactional services practice group and focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation and transactions, as well as on a variety of commercial litigation matters. Fardy represents a variety of entities ranging from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies. He lives in Chicago.
  • Timothy C. Flowers, JD'11
    After two federal clerkships in Memphis, Timothy C. Flowers, JD’11, joined the Department of Justice through its Honors Program. At DOJ, Flowers will be investigating and prosecuting cyber criminals through the department’s computer crime and intellectual property section.
  • David A. Foster, JD'90
    David A. Foster, ’90, is included in the Indiana Super Lawyers 2015 list. Foster is a partner at Faegre Baker Daniels in Indianapolis. He is co-chair of the finance transactions practice team.
  • David A. Frazee, JD'14
    David A. Frazee, ’14, has joined Barnes & Thornburg LLP’s Indianapolis office. Frazee focuses his practice on litigation.
  • Christian M. Freitag, JD'97
    Christian M. Freitag, JD’97, recently gave a TEDxBloomington talk about time, nature and “forever.” Freitag is the executive director for the Sycamore Land Trust and regularly talks with people about saving their land forever through fee title or conservation easement protection.
  • Andrew B. Fromm, JD'08
    Andrew B. Fromm, JD’08, joined Foley & Lardner LLP’s Detroit office in September. Fromm represents a wide array of manufacturing companies in commercial contract disputes. Previously, he practiced product liability and complex commercial litigation at Kirkland & Ellis LLP in Chicago.
  • Thomas M. Gallmeyer, JD'72
    Thomas M. Gallmeyer, JD’72, has joined Burt Blee Dixon Sutton & Bloom LLP in Fort Wayne. His area of concentration is real estate.
  • Jacob A. German, JD'14
    Jacob A. German, ’14, has joined Barnes & Thornburg LLP’s Indianapolis office. German focuses his practice on governmental services and finance.
  • Rebecca (Gole) Geyer, JD'98
    Rebecca W. Geyer, ’98, is the new president of the Indiana Chapter of the National Associa- tion of Elder Law Attorneys. She has also been named the secretary of the 2015 Indianapolis Bar Foundation board of directors, and has been named a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. She is the founding partner of Rebecca W. Geyer & Associates in Carmel.
  • Frank E. Gilkison, Jr., LLB'50
    Frank E. Gilkison, ’50, Muncie, died March 20, 2015 at the age of 88. He was an accomplished litigator who mixed preparation, professionalism, and tenacity inside the court room with congeniality and grace outside. A native of Washington, Ind., his father had been an Indiana Supreme Court justice from 1945-55. Gilkison served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II and as an air cadet in 1944-45. He earned both his undergraduate and law degrees from Indiana University, where he belonged to Phi Kappa Psi and Delta Theta Phi. Surviving are his wife, Donna Ruth Jones Gilkison; four daughters, Gwyneth Ann Cartwright (Dr. Andrew Levine), Houston, Tex.; M. Jane Cianco (Jack), Pilot Mountain, NC; Holly Susan Morey (James), Winnewood, Penn.; and Margaret Anne Leonard (Dr. Thomas), Pinehurst, NC; two stepsons, Phillip D. Coon (Tammie), Cary, NC; and Scott A. Coon, Muncie; grandchildren, Daniel Cartwright, Jr., Malcolm Robert- son, Marileigh Robertson, Karis Robertson, Samantha Robertson, Patrick Morey, Katherine Morey, Emma Leonard, Matthew Leonard, and Jacob Coon; and great- granddaughter, Alicia Robertson.
  • Jane E. Glynn, JD'07
    On November 10, 2014, Jane E. Q. Glynn, ’07, helped her client, Linda Bruner, obtain the first same-sex dissolution in Indiana’s history. Glynn filed Bruner’s dissolution petition in Marion County Superior 5 on January 31, 2013, but the petition was dismissed on June 6, 2014. Just 19 days later, U.S. District Judge Richard Young ruled that Indiana’s same-sex marriage ban was unconstitutional, igniting a series of appeals that ended on October 6, 2014 when the U.S. Supreme Court denied certiorari to same-sex marriage lawsuits arising out of the Fourth, Seventh, and Tenth Circuits, making same-sex marriage legal in Indiana and four other states. Eight days later, the Court of Appeals dismissed Bruner’s appeal of her petitions dismissal and remanded to the trial court. The very next day, Glynn asked the trial court to reinstate the dissolution case, and the case was set for final hearing. On the morning of November 10, 2014, the trial court approved the parties’ settlement agreement and entered a decree of dissolution.
  • Peter L. Goerges, JD'69
    Peter L. Goerges, ’69, has joined Church Church Hittle & Antrim as an of counsel attorney in the firm’s school and education law practice. He will work out of the firm’s Merrillville and Noblesville offices.
  • Beth K. Greene, JD'82
    Beth K. Greene, ’82, was recently featured in The Indiana Lawyer as a Distinguished Barrister. She is a partner at Greene & Schultz in Bloomington.
  • Dione C. Greene, JD'06
    Dione C. Greene, ’06, has been named partner at Armstrong Teasdale LLP. Greene, a member of the firm’s litigation practice group, represents corporations, school districts, small businesses, and individuals in employment litigation, franchise, and insurance matters. He has successfully tried cases in federal and state court. He practices in the firm’s Kansas City office.
  • Timothy A. Haley, JD'06
    Timothy A. Haley, ’06, of Barnes & Thornburg LLP’s Indianapolis office, has been named a “Rising Star” by national legal publication Law360. Two attorneys were recognized nationwide in the area of environmental law. Haley focuses his practice on environmental issues in business and real estate transactions, enforcement defense, litigation, regulatory compliance in areas such as remediation of impaired properties, cost recovery for environmentally impaired properties, Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act permitting, solid and hazardous waste, and storm water, flood plain, and wetlands issues. He is a member of Barnes & Thornburg’s environmental department and the construction law, climate change, and policyholder insurance recovery and counseling practice groups.
  • Kevin A. Halloran, JD'92
    The law firm of Bose McKinney & Evans LLP is pleased to announce the addition of partner Kevin A. Halloran, ’92, to the tax group. Halloran has 22 years of legal experience, most recently as a partner in the firm of Bunger & Robertson in Bloomington, Ind. Previously, Halloran was a senior manager in the mergers and acquisitions tax practice at Ernst & Young in Chicago. He is also a certified public accountant.
  • The Honorable Lee H. Hamilton, JD'56
    Hon. Lee H. Hamilton, JD’56, director of the Indiana University Center on Congress, received the 2014 Distinguished Service Award of the U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress at the group’s 44th annual meeting today in Washington, D.C. Hamilton represented Indiana as a Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1965 to 1999, establishing himself as a leading figure on foreign policy, intelligence and national security. His chairmanships included the Committee on Foreign Affairs, the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the Select Committee to Investigate Covert Arms Transactions with Iran. In addition, he serves Indiana University as a Professor of Practice in the School for Public and Environmental Affairs, a Distinguished Scholar in the School of Global and International Studies and co-chairman of IU’s International Engagement Advisory Board. Hamilton writes twice-monthly commentaries about Congress and what individuals can do to make representative democracy work better. A leader in the growing national movement to expand and improve civic education, he serves as a co-chairman of the Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools.
  • The Honorable Jeanne M. Hamilton, JD'91
    Litigator and former judge Jeanne M. Hamilton, JD’91, has joined the law firm of SmithAmundsen as a partner, continuing the expansion of the Indianapolis office. Hamilton defends corporate clients against all manner of claims. Her knowledge encompasses all aspects of litigation, as well as corporate filings, insurance needs, mergers and acquisitions, and regulatory compliance. After serving as a state superior court judge in Hancock County, she served as general counsel for Novelty, Inc., a toy manufacturing and distribution company where she supervised all aspects of litigation and insurance matters and was involved in the negotiation of contracts including licenses, sales representation agreements, customer marketing agreements, non-compete and confidentiality agreements. She also acted as a corporate representative to all regulatory agencies and a lobbyist.
  • Pamela (Jones) Harbour, JD'84
    Herbalife announced the appointment of Pamela Jones Harbour, JD’84, to the newly created role of senior vice president and legal officer, global member compliance and privacy, reporting to Mark Friedman, executive vice president and general counsel. Leading a global member compliance team across 91 markets, Harbour will develop and enhance policies and infrastructure that ensure effective education, training and mentoring programs for the nearly four million independent Herbalife members worldwide, underpinned by robust and consistent monitoring and enforcement procedures. In addition to her compliance responsibilities, Harbour will also coordinate the company’s global privacy and cyber security efforts.
  • Daniel P. Harris, JD'84
    Daniel P. Harris, ’84, was a panelist at the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission’s hearing in January, The Foreign Investment Climate in China: Present Challenges and Potential for Reform. He was on the panel for industry perspectives on the foreign investment climate in China. He is the founder and partner of Harris Moure in Seattle.
  • Gabriel A. Hawkins, JD'02
    Gabriel A. Hawkins, ’02, has been named a partner at Cohen & Malad, LLP. His practice is centered on plaintiff class action and mass tort litigation. Hawkins has been named an Indiana Super Lawyer “Rising Star” by Thomson Reuters each year since 2010. He is also an active member of the American Association for Justice.
  • Mark T. Hayden, JD'86
    Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP has announced that Mark T. Hayden, JD’86, was selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America 2015. Hayden focuses his practice on commercial litigation and corporate law.
  • Mark T. Hayden, JD'86
    Mark T. Hayden, ’86, a partner in the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky offices of Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP, was selected for inclusion in the 2015 edition of Best Lawyers in America in the areas of commercial litigation and corporate law. His practice focuses on business disputes, with a particular expertise in the areas of products liability, competitive practices/unfair competition, insurance, and construction litigation.
  • Norman J. Hedges, JD'98
    Norman J. Hedges, ’98, has joined Indiana University Maurer School of Law as the first full-time director of its intellectual property law clinic. He recently practiced IP law at Faegre Baker Daniels LLP, where he had been a partner since 2007.
  • Adam M. Henry, JD'08
    Adam M. Henry, ’08, of Beers Mallers Backs & Salin LLP in Fort Wayne, has become a partner. He concentrates his practice in the areas of business and transactions, real estate, municipal law, and litigation.
  • Dr. C. Dean Higginbotham, JD'82
    The Princeton (Ind.) Daily Clarion featured an article on May 1 about C. Dean Higginbotham, ’82, and the recent publication of his book, Wabash: A Novel of the American Frontier. The novel details the lives of a group of settlers from West Virginia, Army Sgt. James Greenway, and their encounters with the Piankeshaw tribe.
  • Alaina C. Hobbs, JD'14
    Scopelitis, Garvin, Light, Hanson & Feary has announced the addition of Alaina C. Hobbs, JD’14, to the firm’s Indianapolis office. Hobbs’ practice includes complex litigation with a focus on class action defense matters, labor and employment, and a wide variety of legal issues directly affecting the transportation industry.
  • Joseph H. Hogsett, JD'81
    Former U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of Indiana Joseph H. Hogsett, JD’81, has joined Bose McKinney & Evans LLP as a partner in the litigation practice group in the Indianapolis office. He concentrates his practice on internal investigations and corporate audits, as well as assisting clients in labor and employment law matters.
  • Lindsey J. Holden, JD'14
    Lindsey J. Holden, ’14, has been hired as a Marion County deputy prosecutor.
  • Kevin D. Holden, JD'89
    Jackson Lewis P.C. has announced Kevin D. Holden, JD’89, has assumed the role of Richmond office managing shareholder. Holden has more than 25 years of experience representing management and defending against individual and class claims brought under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, Title VII, and the Americans with Disabilities Act, and regularly litigates the enforceability of non-compete agreements, claims for unpaid wages, and various other workplace torts. He is a frequent lecturer on a variety of workplace issues, is the current vice-chair for the executive committee for the Labor and Employment Section of the Virginia Bar Association and will be the chair of that committee starting January 1, 2016.
  • Jason A. Houdek, JD'01
    Jason A. Houdek, ’01, has joined the Indianapolis office of Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP as a partner on the firm’s intellectual property team.
  • Ashlee D. Howton, JD'10
    Ashlee D. Howton, ’10, has joined Capgemini Financial Services as an attorney in their Rosemont, Ill. office.
  • Brent W. Huber, JD'91
    Brent W. Huber, ’91, was recently quoted in The Indiana Lawyer in an article entitled, "Trickle-down Liability." The article addressed the issue of how landowners may be responsible for contamination caused by tenants. Huber is a partner at Ice Miller LLP in Indianapolis.
  • Logan C. Hughes, JD'04
    Logan C. Hughes, ’04, has been named chair of Reminger Co., LPA’s drug and medical device practice group. Hughes has a decade of trial experience representing defendants in civil litigation. He is a shareholder in Reminger’s Indianapolis office.
  • Andrew W. Hull, JD'86
    John David Hoover, Andrew W. Hull, ’86, and Wayne C. Turner are combining their years of experience, talent, and success to create a new law firm focused on business litigation: Hoover Hull Turner LLP. Hoover and Hull founded their firm in 2001, Hoover Hull LLP, and Turner chaired the litigation practice group at Bingham Greenebaum Doll. As a firm focused solely on litigation, Hoover Hull Turner will handle a variety of high-stakes and complex business and other commercial cases. Firm clients include a distinguished roster of large public corporations, privately-held mid- dle-market companies, financial institutions, and professional services firms, including law firms.
  • V. William Hunt, JD'69
    Indiana University and the IU Foundation honored several alumni as Partners in Philanthropy in October. The recipients were recognized for the integral role they have played in furthering the university’s philanthropic goals as volunteers and supporters. V. William “Bill” Hunt, JD’69, and his wife, Nancy Bergen Hunt, received the Herman B Wells Visionary Award in recognition of their longstanding dedication to IU.
  • Benjamin D. Ice, JD'01
    Benjamin D. Ice, ’01, has joined Barrett & McNagny LLP. He will concentrate his practice in the areas of medical malpractice defense and business litigation.
  • Ian G. John, JD'95
    Kirkland & Ellis LLP has announced that Ian G. John, JD’95, has joined the New York office as a partner in the firm’s Antitrust and Competition Practice Group. John advises and represents clients before antitrust enforcement authorities on matters relating to mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures, including complex cross-border transactions. He joined Kirkland from Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher, & Flom LLP.
  • Anthony R. Jost, JD'93
    Riley Bennett & Egloff LLP has named partner Anthony R. Jost, JD’93, to their 2014 management committee.
  • John P. Judge, JD'85
    In 2012, John P. Judge, JD’85, joined the environmental boutique Land Air Water Legal Solutions, LLC in Berwyn, Penn., where according to Chambers and Best Lawyers, he continues to enjoy environmental litigation and providing regulatory and industrial development advice.
  • David J. Jurkiewicz, JD'94
    David J. Jurkiewicz, ’94, is included in the Indiana Super Lawyers 2015 list. Jurkiewicz is a partner in the bankruptcy and creditors’ rights group at Bose McKinney & Evans LLP in Indianapo- lis. His practice is concentrated on representing banks, credit unions, and lending institutions in complex litigation, loan restructuring, and real estate issues.
  • Jonathan D. Karelitz, JD'05
    Jonathan D. Karelitz, ’05, was promoted to partner in the employee benefits department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. He has been with Seyfarth since 2007, and is a mentor and thought leader in the firm’s Chicago office.
  • Lester A. Kassing, LLB'58
    Lester Kassing, LLB’58, died May 5, 2014 in Colleyville, Tex. He was born Nov. 7, 1930, in Indianapolis and married his high school sweetheart, Vanita Kleinschmidt, on May 1, 1954, after serving in the Army during the Korean War. After earning his law degree in 1958, he joined the trust department at Indiana Bank and Trust in Fort Wayne, where he remained until 1971, rising to executive vice president. In 1971, Kassing accepted the opportunity to become CEO of Jefferson Bank in Peoria, Ill., where he remained through November 1981. From 1982-1984, he was president of Southwestern Bank in Oklahoma City. In 1987 Kassing founded a software company called MARQUIS, which is currently run by his four sons and employing over 70 people. Throughout his life and career, Kassing was ever generous with his time, talents and money in support of Concordia Lutheran High School in Fort Wayne, Ind. (his alma mater), Lutheran education, numerous philanthropic and leadership boards, and the Lutheran Home in Peoria, Ill. He is survived by his wife 60 years, Vanita C. Kassing; son, John Kassing, his wife, Susan, and their children, Ryan, Lauren and Peter; son, Jeff Kassing, his wife, Diane, and their children, Michael, Kati and Scott; son, Judson Kassing, his wife, Robin, and their children, Hadley, Grant and Peyton; son, Jay Kassing, his wife, Jennifer, and their children, Jack, Emily, Audrey, Ella and Jet; daughter, Julie Norris, her husband, Robert, and their children, Sarah Jensen (her husband, Daniel) Matthew, David and Kristin; brother, Tony Kassing and his wife, Nancy, of Fort Wayne, Ind.; brother, Robert Kassing, JD’’64, and his wife, Troy, of Indianapoli.; sister, Susi Dettmer and her husband, Robert, of Fort Wayne; and many other extended relatives and friends.
  • R. Mark Keaton, JD'91
    R. Mark Keaton, ’91, passed away on Wednesday, May 13, in the care of hospice at his parents’ home in Buffalo, N.Y. He was born on Sept. 16, 1963, in Logan, W.Va. Keaton earned his B.A. from University at Buffalo, where he was awarded the Arthur A. Axelrod Memorial Prize for Poetry and was a founding member of Generation Magazine. He served as an editor on the Indiana Law Journal. He practiced law with Kirkland Ellis in Chicago, Damon Morey in Buffalo, N.Y., and Faegre Baker Daniels in Fort Wayne before establishing an independent practice. He coached Little League and was an avid golfer. He will be remembered for his keen intellect and generous spirit. Mark was a devoted writer, mentor, and friend.
  • John H. Kedeshian, JD'99
    John H. Kedeshian, ’99, was named a finalist for the Los Angeles Business Journal’s 2014 Corporate Counsel Awards. Kedeshian has been with Yahoo! Inc. for more than six years and currently serves as senior legal director. During that time he has worked on a variety of legal issues for Yahoo! and has continuously demonstrated his commitment to counsel business, technical, and executive clients on general corporate, business, and finance matters with a focus on collaborative, proactive, and creative problem-solving to achieve successful outcomes and risk mitigation strategies across all business functions. Kedeshian and his team at Yahoo! handle a broad array of deals, matters, and issues, including search partnerships, broadband partnerships, mobile partnerships, and social media partnerships, which total approximately $2.5 billion in annual gross revenue. The Yahoo! legal department recently recognized him with its Legal Eagle Award for his exemplification of the department’s beliefs and his meaningful contributions to the company. In addition, Kedeshian was recently selected to participate in the Yahoo! Legal Department’s Global Legal Program - an inter-office exchange program that allowed him to work in Yahoo!’s London office.
  • Hubert E. Kelly, JD'53
    Hubert “Hugh” Eugene Kelly, JD’53, passed away on October 13, 2014 surrounded by his devoted wife and best friend of more than 45 years, Sanda, and their two daughters, Kristin and Kaitlin, as well as his son Chris and daughters Kathy and Karen from his prior marriage. Hugh was born on April 23, 1927 in Worthington, Indiana to Hubert and Leona Kelly who preceded him in death along with his sister, Dorothy “Kitty” Kelly Tananbaum. After graduating from Onarga Military School, Kelly served in the United States Army during World War II as a technical sergeant. He later went on to receive his B.A. from Indiana State University in 1949. He was admitted to the Indiana bar in 1953 and the Arizona bar in 1965. In 1964, he moved to Phoenix, where he continued to practice law for over 50 years. He was a senior trial attorney, Office of Chief of Counsel, Internal Revenue Service, Southeast and Central Regional Offices, from 1953-1960 and was also an arbitrator and mediator, United States Arbitration and Mediation of Arizona, Inc. Hugh was a 32nd Degree Freemason and a member of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite of Terre Haute, Ind. He was also a member of the El Zaribah Shrine in Phoenix and the American Legion. Kelly was a devoted family man, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and loyal friend. His love of people and animals was contagious as he lit up any room he walked into. He was a storyteller and so enjoyed being an older father. Given the opportunity, he loved to share photos and stories of his daughter Kristin’s accomplishments in veterinary medicine and his daughter Kaitlin’s accomplishments in graphic design. When not surrounded by family, he enjoyed spending time in his Koi pond at home. He is survived by his loving wife and their two children, four children from his prior marriage, eleven grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren, two nieces, and his beloved fur babies.
  • Jason L. Kennedy, JD'96
    In February, national law firm Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney appointed Jason L. Kennedy, ’96, a member of its 2015 executive committee. Kennedy, who works in the firm’s Chicago office, was named chairman of the toxic tort practice group.
  • Stanley C. Kent, JD'73
    Stanley C. Kent, ’73, was featured as a 2015 top attorney in Colorado Springs by the Colorado Springs Style magazine. Kent limits his practice to estate planning, and trust and estate adminis- tration at his firm, The Law Office of Stanley C. Kent, P.C.
  • Madalyn S. Kinsey, JD'79
    Madalyn S. Kinsey, ’79, is included in the Indiana Super Lawyers 2015 list. Kinsey is a partner of Kroger Gardis & Regas, LLP in Indianapolis, focusing her practice in the representation of financial institutions in commercial lending transactions, real estate financings, work-outs and bank regulatory matters, as well as real estate developers in the construction, acquisition and manage- ment of real estate projects.
  • Madalyn S. Kinsey, JD'79
    Madalyn S. Kinsey, JD’79, a partner at Kroger, Gardis & Regas in Indianapolis, has published her first novel, The Ghost of Cheeney Creek, a coming-of-age story set in 1960’s Indiana. She was also recently selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best of Lawyers in America 2015 in banking and finance law.
  • Richard O. Kissel, II, JD'85
    Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP has announced that Richard O. Kissel II, JD’85, was selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America 2015. Kissel focuses his practice on closely held companies and family businesses law.
  • Kwanghyon T. Ko, JD'98
    K. Thomas Ko, ’98, is joining Reed Smith’s New York City office after a long stint as chief U.S. compliance counsel for Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi.
  • James Koday, JD'76
    James Koday, ’76, has rejoined Barrett & McNagny LLP in Fort Wayne. He concentrates his practice in the areas of estate planning and administration, succession planning, tax planning, and business planning.
  • Kiyoaki Kojima, JD'03
    Kiyoaki Kojima, ’03, has been promoted to principal at Berman Fink Van Horn. Kojima works with business and corporate clients in a wide range of areas including corporate formation and governance, mergers and acquisitions, secured transactions, commercial real estate, leasing and licensing, and distribution and franchise agreements. An accomplished bassoonist and saxophonist, Kojima often performs at the Fox Theater and with the Atlanta Pops Orchestra, Atlanta Ballet, Georgia Symphony Orchestra and other ensembles. He is a dual graduate of the Maurer School of Law and the Jacobs School of Music.
  • E. Joseph Kremp, III, JD'94
    E. Joseph Kremp III, ’94, has been elected to Wooden McLaughlin LLP’s management committee.
  • Scott M. Kyrouac, JD'85
    At its November 2013 annual meeting, the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana announced that Scott M. Kyrouac, JD’85, an attorney with the Terre Haute, Ind., law firm Wilkinson, Goeller, Modesitt, Wilkinson & Drummy, would continue his duties as the organization’s DRI state representative for Indiana. Kyrouac lives in Terre Haute.
  • Patrick J. LaMondia, JD'14
    Wiggin and Dana has welcomed Patrick J. LaMondia, JD’14, to the firm’s New Haven, Conn. office.
  • Jennifer M. Lamie, JD'97
    In March, the Chicago Board Options Exchange announced that Jennifer M. Lamie, ’97, has been promoted to chief regulatory advisor at the exchange. She will advise CBOE’s regulatory services division on Securities and Exchange Commission and exchange rules, and rule changes. Lamie also will oversee the division’s interpretations and guidance program for trading permit holders. She brings more than 17 years of industry experience, including 11 years at CBOE, and significant regulatory knowledge to the role. Prior to joining the regulatory team, Lamie served as assistant general counsel in CBOE’s legal division. She also held assistant general counsel positions at the International Securities Exchange and the National Stock Exchange.
  • V. Samuel Laurin, III, JD'87
    V. Samuel Laurin III, ’87, was recently featured in The Indiana Lawyer as a Distinguished Barrister. He is a partner at Bose McKinney & Evans in Indianapolis and serves as chair of the firm’s litigation group, as well as chair of the firm’s construction law group.
  • Henry P. Lee, LLB'65
    Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC has announced that Henry P. Lee, JD’65, was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2015. Lee focuses his practice in the areas of trusts and estates.
  • Christopher D. Lee, JD'93
    At its November 2013 annual meeting, the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana announced that Christopher D. Lee, JD’93, a partner in the Evansville, Ind., law firm Kahn, Dees, Donovan & Kahn, would continue as a member of the organization’s board. A trial attorney who has developed a practice litigating a broad range of tort liability matters, Lee has tried dozens of jury trials to verdict.
  • Christopher D. Lee, JD'93
    Christopher D. Lee, ’93, has joined Wooden & McLaughlin LLP’s new Evansville office as part- ner. Lee focuses his defense practice on products liability, specifically medical devices, asbestos, personal injury and wrongful death claims, and allegations of toxic tort and chemical exposure.
  • Thomas R. Lemon, JD'66
    Thomas R. Lemon, ’66, is included in the Indiana Super Lawyers 2015 list. Lemon is of counsel with Mallor Grodner in Bloomington, focusing on alternative dispute resolution.
  • Elliott D. Levin, JD'66
    Elliott D. Levin, ’66, was recently featured in Indiana Lawyer as a Distinguished Barrister. He is a senior law partner at Rubin & Levin in Indianapolis.
  • Matthew J. Light, JD'05
    Matthew J. Light, JD’05, has been named Chief Deputy Attorney General for the Indiana Attorney General’s Office.
  • Shou Y. Ling, JD'96
    Jenner & Block partner S. Tony Ling, JD’96, received the National Diversity Council’s 2014 Multicultural Leadership Award at the inaugural Illinois Leadership Conference at McCormick Place in Chicago. The award recognizes “individuals of color who have made a difference through their achievements and exemplify the ability to excel in their field” and who personify “the principles of diversity and leadership.”
  • Thomas M. Lofton, JD'54
    Thomas M. Lofton, ’54, died June 19 in Indianapolis at the age of 86. He was chairman of the board of Lilly Endowment Inc., one of the largest private foundations in the nation. A 1947 graduate of Thomas Carr Howe High School, Lofton was an Eagle Scout and a delegate to Hoosier Boys State. He attended Butler University and graduated with distinction from Indiana University in 1951. As a law student, he was editor-in-chief of the Indiana Law Journal; when he graduated, Lofton was honored with membership in Beta Gamma Sigma and the Order of the Coif. Lofton was admitted to the Indiana Bar in 1954 and began his career as a law clerk to United States Supreme Court Justice Sherman Minton, ’15. He also served as a first lieutenant in the Judge Advocate General Corps in the U.S. Army from 1955 to 1958. In 1955, he joined the Indianapolis law firm now known as Faegre Baker Daniels, where his initial specialization was in corporate and antitrust law. Toward the end of the 1960s, when major changes were enacted to federal tax laws governing nonprofit organizations, Lofton shifted his area of expertise to the service of charitable and philanthropic organizations. A nationally recognized expert on laws relating to tax-exempt entities, he distinguished himself as counsel to several of the largest nonprofit organizations in the country, including Lilly Endowment Inc., the Clowes Fund, the Liberty Fund, the Indiana University Foundation, Christian Theological Seminary, and the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indian and Western Art. He provided essential legal counsel for many of the most significant projects and initiatives that enhanced the Indianapolis community in the 1970s and 1980s. Lofton retired as managing partner of his firm to accept the position of vice chairman of Lilly Endowment Inc. in 1991, and became chairman in 1994 after serving briefly as its president in 1993-94. The Endowment is one of the ten largest private foundations in the United States; its priorities include religion, education, and community development, with emphasis on projects that benefit young people and promote leadership and education. As chairman, Lofton led a decade-long effort that resulted in the creation of community foundations in every county in Indiana. He also helped create a national role for Lilly Endowment Inc., most recently evidenced by grants to the United Negro College Fund and the Hispanic Scholarship Fund. Lofton was a longtime adviser to the Law School and a member of its Board of Visitors for 37 years. He was president of the Law School’s Alumni Board in 1976; a member of the Academy of Law Alumni Fellows; and received a Distin- guished Alumni Service Award from Indiana University. He also served the university as a member of the Campaign for Indiana steering committee and as a member of the IU Foundation Board of Directors. He was a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity Hall of Honor and was named a Sagamore of the Wabash by Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels. Lofton is survived by his wife, Betty; two daughters, Stephanie Lees of Indianapolis and Melissa Guinn of Bloomington; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a brother, John.
  • Christine (Graffis) Long, JD'95
    Christine G. Long, ’95, has been named partner at Faegre Baker Daniels LLP. She practices in the firm’s Indianapolis office.
  • Daniel M. Long, JD'96
    The Milwaukee-based law firm Quarles & Brady recently opened an office in Indianapolis, and named Daniel M. Long, JD’96, as one of the office’s inaugural partners. He is a member of the firm’s product liability, toxic tort, and personal injury litigation practice group. Long concentrates his practice on defending manufacturers, premises owners, and contractors in personal injury and wrongful death litigation.
  • Kaarin (Stahl) Lueck, JD'02
    Kaarin M. Lueck, ’02, was appointed as a juvenile court magistrate in March. She currently works for the Wayne County Public Defender’s Office.
  • Donald R. Lundberg, JD'76
    The Indiana Bar Foundation has elected Donald R. Lundberg, JD’76, a partner at Barnes & Thornburg LLP and former Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission chief, as president of the board for a one-year term, effective July 1, 2014. Lundberg is a member of the litigation department and deputy general counsel at Barnes & Thornburg. He leads the firm’s internal professional responsibility initiatives.
  • David M. Lundeen, JD'04
    David M. Lundeen, JD’04, recently accepted a senior counsel position with Nissan North America in the Nashville, Tenn. area, working primarily in finance and capital markets. This transition follows periods of work for The Northern Trust Company, Obama for America (the President’s 2012 reelection campaign) and Mayer Brown LLP, all in Chicago.
  • Matthew C. Luzadder, JD'04
    Kelley Drye & Warren LLP has announced that Matthew C. Luzadder, JD’04, has been promoted to partner in the Chicago office. He focuses his practice on labor and employment matters, white-collar crime and internal investigations, and commercial litigation, and he regularly represents and advises construction, consulting, technology, private equity and financial services companies. Luzadder has been recognized as a 2014 Client Service All-Star by BTI Consulting. He also is an active member of the Better Government Association’s Young Professionals Board, where he has helped organize its annual comedy event for the past three years.
  • Matthew D. Malcolm, JD'14
    Matthew D. Malcolm, ’14, has joined the Evansville, Ind. law firm Kahn, Dees, Donovan & Kahn as an associate. He serves on the firm’s business law, economic development law, real estate law, and creditors’ rights and collections practice teams.
  • Andrew C. Mallor, JD'74
    Indiana family law attorney Andrew C. Mallor, JD’74, a founding partner of Mallor Grodner, has been elected into membership in the American College of Family Trial Lawyers (ACTFL). The ACTFL is a select national group of 100 of the best family law trial lawyers from across the country. He was chosen by his peers based upon his litigation skills and courtroom abilities. Mallor is the first — and only — Indiana lawyer admitted to the organization. He leads the firm’s private client division.
  • Richard F. McDevitt, Jr., JD'85
    Hon. Richard F. McDevitt, ’85, is included in the Indiana Super Lawyers 2015 list. McDevitt is the founder and a mediator with the McDevitt Mediation Center LLC in Merrillville.
  • John W. McGee, JD'78
    John W. McGee, ’78, was appointed professor emeritus upon retirement from Texas State University.
  • Philip B. McKiernan, JD'83
    Philip B. McKiernan, ’83, recently joined Ice Miller in the firm’s Indianapolis office as partner. He is included in the Indiana Super Lawyers 2015 list. He focuses his practice on energy and utilities law and environmental/natural resources.
  • Nicolette E. Mendenhall, JD'08
    The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Indiana recognized Nicolette E. Mendenhall, JD’08, at a June 3 breakfast for being a volunteer attorney who handled 13 pro bono cases within the past year.
  • Russell C. Menyhart, JD'03
    Russell C. Menyhart, JD’03, has joined Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP’s Indianapolis office as of counsel in the litigation practice group. He has been appointed to serve on the board of directors for the America China Society of Indiana. The organization’s mission is to strengthen the Indiana-China business relationship, create mutually beneficial business opportunities, and foster a China-friendly business environment in Indiana.
  • Sonia L. Miller-Van Oort, JD'97
    Sonia L. Miller-Van Oort, JD’97, of Sapientia Law Group PLLC in Minneapolis, has been elected secretary of the Minnesota State Bar Association. The office, which she assumed July 1, puts Miller-Van Oort on track to become the MSBA President during the 2017-18 bar year, making her the fifth woman to ever hold this position. Miller-Van Oort is a litigation attorney and founding member of her firm. She has worked on a variety of litigation involving commercial disputes, product liability cases, non-competition and non-solicitation matters, breach-of-contract cases, invasion-of-privacy matters, franchise disputes, tortious interference claims, and misrepresentation and fraud claims.
  • Lloyd H. Milliken, Jr., JD'60
    Frost Brown Todd LLC member Lloyd H. Milliken, Jr., JD’60, received the inaugural Richard T. Boyette Award for Outstanding Service at the 10th anniversary celebration of the National Foundation for Judicial Excellence in Chicago.
  • David C. Milne, JD'94
    David C. Milne, ’94, recently became senior vice president, chief administrative officer, and general counsel corporate secretary at Symmetry Surgical Inc. Symmetry is a medical instruments company based in Nashville, Tenn. with plants and offices in Kentucky, Germany, and Switzerland.
  • Michael R. Milsap, JD'79
    Michael R. Milsap, ’79, has been sworn in as a family court judge in New York City by Mayor Bill de Blasio.
  • Joshua J. Minkler, JD'88
    Joshua J. Minkler, JD’88, has been named Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana.
  • Sidney Mishkin, JD'62
    Sidney Mishkin, ’62, has published a book, "The Unvarnished Torah: Observations, Questions and Answers of a Jewish Lawyer". Copies of the book may be ordered from Congregation Beth- El Zedeck in Indianapolis via e-mail sent to sharonm@bezgallery.com. Mishkin has also been selected for induction into the Hall of Excellence of the Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges, whose members include former U.S. Senators Richard G. Lugar and John H. Glenn, Coretta Scott King, and Norman Vincent Peale.
  • Liza C. Moore, JD'08
    Liza C. Moore, ’08, was elected as a shareholder of Foster Swift Collins & Smith, PC. Moore is a litigation attorney in the firm’s Lansing office. Her civil litigation practice involves team representation of cities, villages, townships, schools, businesses, insurance companies, agribusi- nesses, farms, and individuals in state and federal courts at the trial and appellate level. She also leads Foster Swift’s agricultural law team. Moore worked with other agricultural law attorneys to create the Agricultural Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan and was elected as the section’s first chairperson. She is currently the section’s secretary, serves on the Michigan FFA Foundation Board of Directors, and is a member of the Ingham County Bar Association and American Agricultural Law Association. She joined the firm in 2008.
  • Molly J. Moran, JD'98
    Molly J. Moran, JD’98, has been named by Attorney General Eric Holder acting head of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division. Moran, who’s worked in Holder’s office since 2010, has been coordinating the department’s strategy in voting rights lawsuits against both Texas and North Carolina. She has also been involved in congressional Democrats’ attempts to craft a new law following the Supreme Court’s controversial 2013 Shelby County v. Holder decision that declared a key part of the 1965 Voting Rights Act unconstitutional.
  • Alice (Mc Kenzie) Morical, JD'94
    Alice M. Morical, JD’94, is now an equity partner with Hoover Hull LLP.
  • Adam C. Mueller, JD'05
    Adam C. Mueller, ’05, has been named director of litigation at Indiana Legal Services Inc.
  • Edward B. Mulligan, JD'10
    Edward B. Mulligan, ’10, was recently featured in The Indiana Lawyer as an Up and Coming Lawyer. He practices in the Indianapolis office of Cohen & Malad P.C.
  • Brett E. Nelson, JD'99
    Brett E. Nelson, ’99, of Plews Shadley Racher & Braun, has been named president of the board of directors for Paws and Think Inc., which works to enhance the quality of life for the community by using the power of the human-animal bond.
  • Jeffrey J. Newell, JD'80
    Jeffrey J. Newell, ’80, of Ball Eggleston P.C. in Lafayette, has been elected managing partner.
  • Mary Nold Larimore, JD'80
    Mary Nold Larimore, ’80, was recently featured in The Indiana Lawyer as a Leader in Litigation. She is a partner with Ice Miller in Indianapolis.
  • Kurt D. Nondorf, JD'83
    Jackson Walker has announced that Kurt D. Nondorf, JD’83, was selected for inclusion in the 2014 edition of the prestigious Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business guide. He represents clients in a broad array of real estate matters, particularly acting for landlords in leasing transactions. Nondorf has also been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2015 and as a Thomson Reuters Super Lawyer. He is a partner in Jackson Walker’s Houston office.
  • Daniel P. O'Reilley, JD'12
    Daniel P. O’Reilley, ’12, has been hired as a Marion County deputy prosecutor.
  • David J. Oberly, JD'11
    David J. Oberly, ’11, has joined Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman Goggin as an associate in the firm’s Cincinnati office. Oberly focuses his practice in the areas of business and commercial liti- gation, corporate law, employment and labor law, and personal injury and wrongful death litigation. He is the sixth attorney to join the Cincinnati office since its March 2014 opening.
  • James F. Olds, JD'08
    James F. Olds, ’08, was named partner at Stuart & Branigin LLP. Olds practices in the areas of business and corporate counseling, commercial litigation, litigation and disputes, personal injury, and real estate, development, and zoning. He works in the firm’s Lafayette office.
  • Christine (Mayewski) Orich, JD'98
    Christine E. Orich, JD’98, has been selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2015. Orich is of counsel in Barnes & Thornburg’s Indianapolis office and focuses her practice on information technology law, patent law, and technology law.
  • Kathy L. Osborn, JD'99
    Kathy L. Osborn, ’99, has been recognized as a Woman of Influence by Indianapolis Business Journal. She has also been included in the Indiana Super Lawyers 2015 list. Osborn is a partner in the Indianapolis office of Faegre Baker Daniels LLP. She is co-chair of the firm’s antitrust and trade regulation practice group, is a commercial, antitrust, and appellate litigator, and an antitrust compliance counselor.
  • Carl D. Overman, JD'52
    Carl D. Overman, JD’52, 89, born on April 2, 1925 in Petroleum, Ind., died on July 9, 2014 in Petaluma, Calif. Overman grew up in a farm family in Miami County and graduated from Clay Township High School in 1943. He served in the United States Navy from 1944–46 and was stationed first in Bainbridge, Maryland and ultimately in Shanghai, China with the U.S. Seventh Fleet. After earning a B.S. in business from Indiana University in 1949 and a J.D. from Indiana Law in 1952, he practiced law in Indianapolis for the next 60 years. He and his wife Marjorie Merrill Overman lived in the Indianapolis area, attended St. Paul's Episcopal Church and were longtime members of Woodstock Country Club, the Traders Point Hunt, and the University Club of Indianapolis. An avid horseman and skier, he particularly relished his many trips to Switzerland and Taos, New Mexico with family and friends. Overman is survived by his daughter, Carol Overman and son-in-law Hap Rhodehamel of Petaluma, California; his son, Gregg Overman; daughter-in-law, Susan Overman; granddaughter, Erin Overman and grandson, Jon Overman of Dallas, Texas. He was preceded in death by wife, Marjorie; and brothers, Byron and Basil.
  • Angela F. Parker, JD'94
    Angela F. Parker, JD’94, has just opened a new firm, Carmin Parker P.C., on the downtown square in Bloomington. The firm’s practice areas will concentrate predominantly on business law and litigation, banking, and general real estate, with full title services.
  • The Honorable Richard T. Payne, JD'69
    Former Hancock County (Ind.) Superior Court judge, Richard T. Payne, JD’69, received the George B. Davis, Jr. Distinguished Jurist Award from the Hancock County Bar Association at its 2014 spring dinner. Payne served as a judge for 42 years and is currently employed by the Indiana Supreme Court’s division of state court administration as a staff attorney in the trial court management section.
  • Jennifer (Poe) Pearcy, JD'05
    Jennifer A. Pearcy, ’05, has been named partner at Faegre Baker Daniels LLP. Pearcy practices in the firm’s Indianapolis office.
  • Thomas C. Pence, JD'80
    Thomas C. Pence, JD’80, has been recognized as a leading lawyer in his field in the 2014 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. He is a partner and litigation attorney in the Milwaukee office of the law firm Foley & Lardner, where he represents employers in all aspects of labor and employment law. Pence is a frequent speaker on labor and employment law topics and is former chairman of the Foley & Lardner labor and employment practice.
  • Stephen J. Peters, JD'80
    Stephen J. Peters, ’80, is included in the Indiana Super Lawyers 2015 list. Peters is the manag- ing partner of Plunkett Cooney in Indianapolis, handling insurance coverage litigation, employment and civil rights claims, professional liability disputes, and business litigation.
  • James A. Pinto, JD'95
    James A. Pinto, ’95, a shareholder in the Denver office of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, has been elected to the board of directors for Mi Casa Resource Center. As a member of the board, Pinto will participate in board and committee activities for the nonprofit. Pinto, who is also chair of Brownstein’s Inclusiveness and Diversity Committee, is eager to help promote the organization’s mission of advancing Latino working families’ ability to become economically self-suffi ent through improved opportunities and small business growth.
  • Mark J. Plantan, JD'12
    Mark J. Plantan, ’12, was recently elected to join the board of directors for Mental Health America of Greater Indianapolis for a three-year term. MHA works to advance mental health care and awareness through education, advocacy, and intervention. Plantan is an attorney at DeLaney & DeLaney LLC in Indianapolis.
  • Elaine (Murphy) Pohl, JD'99
    Plunkett Cooney shareholder Elaine M. Pohl, JD’99, has been awarded the “Rising Star” honor by Michigan Super Lawyers magazine. Pohl focuses her practice on insurance coverage and general litigation matters. She works in the firm’s Bloomfield Hills, Mich. office.
  • Leslie (Gibson) Pollie, JD'05
    Leslie B. Pollie, JD’05, has joined Kopka Pinkus Dolin’s Indianapolis office. Her practice focuses on insurance defense.
  • Erick D. Ponader, JD'85
    Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP has announced that Erick D. Ponader, JD’85, was selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America 2015. He was also recognized in the 2014 issue of Chambers USA as a leader in the field of real estate law in Indiana. Ponader focuses his practice on corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, and real estate law.
  • Kostas A. Poulakidas, JD'99
    Kostas A. Poulakidas, ’99, has been elected to the executive board of the law firm Krieg DeVault, a 150-attorney law firm with nine offices in five states. He also serves as chairman of the firm’s public finance and economic development practice group. Poulakidas is based in the firm’s Chicago office and lives in Winnetka, Ill., with his wife Madeline and three daughters.
  • Tiffany (Proctor) Presley, JD'04
    Tiffany D. Presley, ’04, was recently featured in The Indiana Lawyer as an Up and Coming Lawyer. Presley practices at Taft Stettinius & Hollister in Indianapolis.
  • Johnny D. Pryor, JD'02
    Johnny D. Pryor, JD’02 and his wife, Doris L. Pryor, JD’03, are happy to announce that they have just welcomed a baby.
  • Jennifer A. Puplava, JD'98
    Jennifer A. Puplava, JD’98, a member of the law firm of Mika Meyers Beckett Jones PLC, was recently elected to the board of directors for Trivalent Group. Trivalent Group provides technology solutions for west Michigan businesses and is headquartered in Grandville, Mich. Only two non-Trivalent employees are elected to their board of directors. Jennifer practices in the areas of trademark and copyright law, technology and internet law and related commercial litigation.
  • William A. Ramsey, JD'06
    William A. Ramsey, ’06, has joined Barrett & McNagny LLP. He will concentrate his practice in the areas of medical malpractice defense and business litigation.
  • Patrick W. Rasche, JD'93
    Patrick W. Rasche, JD’93, has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2015. Rasche is a partner in Armstrong Teasdale’s St. Louis office and focuses his practice on patent law.
  • Patrick W. Rasche, JD'93
    Patrick W. Rasche, ’93, has been featured in the 2015 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. He has been honored as a leader in intellectual property. Rasche is a partner in the St. Louis office of Armstrong Teasdale.
  • The Honorable Ronald S. Reinstein, JD'73
    Ronald S. Reinstein, JD’73, a retired judge of the Maricopa County Superior Court and a consultant to the Arizona Supreme Court, has been appointed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) as one of 35 new members to the Organization for Scientific Area Committees (OSAC). OSAC is an initiative by NIST and the U.S. Department of Justice to strengthen forensic science in the United States. The new members were selected from among 1,300 candidates with legal or scientific backgrounds. Reinstein will serve on the Legal Resource Committee of OSAC.
  • Masah (SamForay) Renwick, JD'05
    Masah SamForay Renwick, ’05, has been selected as one of The National Black Lawyers Top 100, an exclusive, professional honorary organization composed of the top black lawyers across the country. Those invited exemplify exceptional skill and remarkable achievements in their careers. As a partner and founder of Lakeside Law Group, LLP, located in Homewood, Ill., Renwick is highly experienced in managing family law cases. Her competencies include complex child support, custody, visitation, and divorce cases. Through her practice, Renwick provides client-focused services and support through traumatic and difficult family issues. She has also been named to the Standing Committee on Racial and Ethnic Minorities and Law of the Illinois State Bar Association.
  • Stephen E. Reynolds, JD'08
    Stephen E. Reynolds, ’08, has been named partner at Ice Miller. Reynolds works in the firm’s Indianapolis office. His practice includes commercial litigation and risk management.
  • Joshua K. Richardson, JD'07
    Joshua K. Richardson, ’07, of Foster Swift Collins & Smith, PC, has been elected chair of the board of directors for the Boys & Girls Club of Lansing. The organization focuses on a youth development strategy aimed at helping children realize their full potential as responsible, productive, and caring citizens. Richardson is a shareholder with Foster Swift. He is a member of the general litigation practice group, and he has successfully represented numerous businesses in the practice areas of employment litigation, general litigation, commercial litigation, and information technology law. In addition to his service with the Boys & Girls Club of Lansing, he is a current board member of the Michigan Defense Trial Counsel, a barrister member of the American Inns of Court and is active in the State Bar of Michigan, the American Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association and the Ingham County Bar Association.
  • Christopher M. Ripley, JD'06
    Christopher M. Ripley, ’06, has joined Bamberger, Foreman, Oswald & Hahn, LLP in their Evansville office. Ripley works primarily in estate planning and administration, guardianships, Medicaid planning, and business succession planning.
  • David M. Robbins, JD'14
    David M. Robbins, ’14, has joined Stinson Leonard Street LLP’s Minneapolis office. Robbins joined the health care and insurance division as an associate.
  • Gavin M. Rose, JD'06
    Gavin M. Rose, ’06, was recently featured in The Indiana Lawyer as an Up and Coming Lawyer. Rose is an attorney with the ACLU of Indiana.
  • Jere A. Rosebrock, JD'06
    Jere A. Rosebrock, JD’06, has joined Wooden & McLaughlin LLP’s litigation team where she will devote much of her practice to defending medical device manufacturers against product liability claims, including complex class actions and multi-district litigation.
  • David B. Rosenberg, JD'11
    David B. Rosenberg, ’11, was featured in the February 2 issue of Indianapolis Business Journal. Rosenberg is the deputy chief of staff for Mayor Gregory A. Ballard in Indianapolis. The article highlighted Rosenberg as a key player in the Ballard administration’s efforts to lead the city’s justice center.
  • Joel Rosenbloom, JD'54
    Joel Rosenbloom, JD ’54, died June 24, 2014 in Silver Spring, Md. He was 83. A longtime partner in the Washington, DC office of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, he was a highly respected expert in communications law. A native of Gary, Ind., he clerked for Justice James Emmert of the Indiana Supreme Court and later served as special assistant to the chairman and legal assistant to the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. He was an emeritus member of the Law School’s Board of Visitors.
  • David I. Rubin, JD'00
    David I. Rubin, ’00, has joined the Indianapolis office of the Midwest law firm Plunkett Cooney as a senior attorney. He practices in the areas of insurance coverage, appellate law, automotive retail law, commercial litigation, tax controversies, and corporate formation and governance. Rubin’s diverse practice ranges from insurance coverage litigation to providing litigation and business services to auto dealers to representing closely-held businesses. He also represents clients in administrative proceedings before the Internal Revenue Service and the Indiana Department of Revenue, as well as tax litigation before Indiana’s state and federal courts. Rubin is past chairman of the Indiana State Bar Association’s taxation section and is a member of the Indianapolis and American bar associations, as well as the National Association of Dealer Counsel.
  • Jennifer A. Rulon, JD'14
    Jennifer A. Rulon, ’14, has joined the Indianapolis office of Frost Brown Todd LLC. Her practice focuses on business and commercial litigation.
  • Jay D. Rumbach, JD'14
    Jay D. Rumbach, ’14, has joined Wormser Legal as an associate.
  • Rafael A. Sanchez, JD'02
    Rafael A. Sanchez, ’02, has joined Fineline Printing Group as the vice president of business development and legal affairs. His areas of expertise are in contracting and procurement, certification, risk management/litigation, and nonprofit governance/management. Fineline is a leading provider of commercial print, fulfillment and marketing services in the Midwest. Sanchez has more than 13 years of experience in civil and business litigation, most recently practicing at Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP.
  • Kevin C. Schiferl, JD'88
    Frost Brown Todd LLC attorney Kevin C. Schiferl, ’88, has been elected 2015 vice president of the American Board of Trial Advocates’ Indiana Chapter. He has also been appointed a member of the ABOTA’s national board.
  • Edward F. Schrager, JD'80
    Edward F. Schrager, ’80, partner at Cohen Garelick & Glazier, has earned the 2015 Super Lawyer designation for a seventh consecutive year. Schrager concentrates his practice in criminal defense in the state and federal courts, business litigation, and family law. He also serves as counsel for a number of closely held corporations.
  • Peter A. Schroeder, JD'80
    Peter A. Schroeder, ’80, is included in the Indiana Super Lawyers 2015 list. Schroeder is a partner of Norris Choplin Schroeder LLP in Indianapolis, focusing his practice in large loss subrogation, personal injury, mediation, appraisal/umpire, and arbitration.
  • Daniel B. Seitz, JD'68
    Bose McKinney & Evans attorney Daniel B. Seitz, JD’68, has been selected for inclusion in the publication Best Lawyers in America 2015 in the area of insurance law. Seitz is of counsel in Bose McKinney & Evans’s Indianapolis office and is a member of the firm’s insurance, health care, and business services groups.
  • Julian G. Senior, JD'96
    The law firm of Senior Law PC has closed to join Bowman and Brooke LLP. Julian G. Senior, ’96, founding partner of Senior Law, has joined Bowman and Brooke’s Los Angeles office as partner, and brings with him all three associates previously employed with Senior Law.
  • Abrahim J. Shanehsaz, JD'14
    Abrahim J. Shanehsaz, JD’14, has joined Krieg DeVault as an associate. He is a member of the intellectual property and creditors’ rights and bankruptcy practice groups.
  • Daniel J. Sheroff, JD'14
    Daniel J. Sheroff, ’14, has been hired as a Marion County deputy prosecutor.
  • Thomas L. Shriner, Jr., JD'72
    Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business has ranked Thomas L. Shriner, Jr., JD’72, as a leading lawyer in his field in 2014. Shriner specializes in litigation general commercial law. He is a partner at Foley Lardner LLP’s Milwaukee office.
  • Thomas L. Shriner, Jr., JD'72
    Thomas L. Shriner, Jr., ’72, has been selected to receive the prestigious 2015 American Inns of Court Professionalism Award for the Seventh Circuit. The award was presented in early May at the Seventh Circuit’s Annual Judicial Conference by Chief Judge Diane P. Wood. Shriner is a partner with Foley & Lardner LLP. He practices in Milwaukee, where he focuses on commercial and public law litigation and appellate practice at the state and federal levels. He has substantial experience in the bankruptcy courts and regularly speaks on creditor-debtor law subjects. He has litigated disputes involving business acquisitions, shareholders, trade secrets, non-compete agreements, lender liability and loan participations. His public law experience includes represent- ing defendants and plaintiffs under major civil rights statutes. Shriner was named Milwaukee’s Bet-the-Company Litigator of the Year for 2015.
  • Geoffrey S. Silver, JD'99
    Geoffrey S. Silver, JD’99, has joined the Indianapolis office of Jackson Lewis P.C. as of counsel. He previously worked nearly 10 years at the National Collegiate Athletic Association.
  • Geoffrey G. Slaughter, JD'89
    Geoffrey G. Slaughter, ’89, is included in the Indiana Super Lawyers 2015 list. Slaughter is a partner of Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP in Indianapolis, focusing his practice on antitrust, appellate, litigation, First Amendment and media law, school public finance, and administrative law.
  • Geoffrey G. Slaughter, JD'89
    The Indiana Bar Foundation has elected Geoffrey G. Slaughter, JD’89, of Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP, as president-elect of the board for a one-year term, effective July 1, 2014. He has also been selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America 2015. Slaughter focuses his practice on antitrust, appellate, litigation, first amendment and media law, school public finance, and administrative law.
  • Conor S. Slocum, JD'11
    Bonahoom & Bobilya LLC has added associate Conor S. Slocum, JD’11, to their office in Fort Wayne.
  • Melanie A. Smith, JD'05
    Melanie A. Smith, JD’05, has joined Threlkeld & Associates. Her primary practice is litigation focusing on insurance defense.
  • Michael G. Smith, JD'01
    Michael G. Smith, ’01, has joined Wooden & McLaughlin LLP in their new Evansville office. Smith focuses his practice on the areas of general litigation and dispute resolution, business disputes, employment and labor law, and health care.
  • Christine (Mason) Soneral, JD'98
    ITC Holdings Corp. announced that Christine Mason Soneral, ’98, has been promoted to senior vice president and general counsel. She previously served as vice president and general counsel. Mason Soneral is responsible for ITC’s Legal Department, which includes the legal, corporate secretary, real estate, contract administration, and corporate compliance functions.
  • James A. Spangler, Jr, JD'14
    James A. Spangler, Jr., ’14, a public defender in Lawrence County, joined the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana board of directors, effective Jan. 1.
  • Sean S. Steele, JD'94
    Sean S. Steele, ’94, recently recorded his second CD of original children’s music, entitled Bigger Kids. It features several world-class musicians. The recording features David Steele, former lead guitarist for John Prine; Steve Earle and Gary Allen; and five-time winner of IBMA’s Bluegrass Bassist of the Year Mike Bub, formerly with the Del McCoury Band. Bub has recorded with Vince Gill, Tim O’Brien, and countless others. The CD is available on CD Baby and iTunes.
  • James A. Strain, JD'69
    Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP has announced that James A. Strain, JD’69, is “Top Ranked” in the recently released 2014 edition of Chambers USA. Consistent with the past eleven years, Strain was one of nine people named as “Top Ranked” or “Band 1” lawyers in the area of corporate/M&A law in the state of Indiana. Chambers ranks both lawyers and law firms based on the research of more than 150 full-time editors and researchers. Strain was also selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America 2015.
  • James P. Strenski, JD'94
    At its November 2013 annual meeting, the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana announced that James P. Strenski, JD’94, a partner in the Indianapolis law firm Cantrell, Strenski & Mehringer, would continue as a board member of the organization. Strenski concentrates his practice in the areas of insurance bad faith, insurance coverage and third party defense of insureds.
  • Terrance Stroud, JD'03
    Terrance Stroud, JD’02, has been selected as a Star of Brooklyn by Home Reporter News. Stroud is involved in his community in Brooklyn, including joining the Community Board 17 Land Use Committee to fight outsized development and promote downzoning, and joining political education nonprofit P20, also known as Political Power Through Organizing. He is currently the director of media strategy at the NYC Department of Citywide Administration.
  • Terrance Stroud, JD'03
    Terrance Stroud, ’02, has been elected to the Brooklyn College Board of Directors.
  • Sarah M. Studzinski, JD'14
    Bose McKinney & Evans LLP has announced that Sarah M. Studzinski, JD’14, has joined the firm as an associate in the Indianapolis office. She is concentrating her practice in the business services, tax, and real estate groups.
  • David M. Stupich, JD'14
    David M. Stupich, ’14, has joined Stuart & Branigin LLP as an associate in the firm’s Lafayette office. He practices in the areas of business and corporate counseling and litigation and disputes.
  • Gregory D. Sturm, JD'11
    Gregory D. Sturm, ’11, has joined Krieg DeVault LLP’s intellectual property and technology practice group in their Indianapolis office.
  • David W. Sullivan, JD'73
    David W. Sullivan, ’73, is included in the Indiana Super Lawyers 2015 list. Sullivan is a member of Cox Zwerner Gambill & Sullivan in Terre Haute.
  • Thomas R. TerMaat, JD'94
    Thomas R. TerMaat, JD’94, has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2015. TerMaat is a shareholder in Foster Swift Collins Smith’s Grand Rapids office and focuses his practice on insurance defense, commercial litigation, real estate litigation, general litigation, no-fault litigation, and transportation law.
  • Andrew J. Terry, JD'98
    Andrew J. Terry, ’98, has joined Polsinelli, one of the largest law firms in the United States, in the firm’s securities and corporate finance practice. Based in the firm’s Chicago office, he focuses his practice on public and private securities offerings, mergers, acquisitions, buyouts, and general corporate and securities law advice.
  • Terrance T. Tharpe, JD'03
    Terrance T. Tharpe, ’03, has been elected the 2015 president of the Marion County Bar Association.
  • David J. Theising, JD'80
    David J. Theising, JD’80, of Harrison & Moberly LLP has been elected to a three-year term on the governing board of the American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry, the largest organization or construction lawyers in the world.
  • Stacy (Forster) Thompson, JD'02
    Stacy Forster Thompson, JD’02, a partner with the Bloomington, Ind., law firm Clendening Johnson & Bohrer, serves on the board of the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana. At Clendening Johnson & Bohrer, Thompson concentrates her practice in the representation of health care professionals, including individual physicians and nurses, hospitals, physicians’ practice groups, and health care related organizations, in a variety of health care law matters. She also has experience in criminal law, employment law, general litigation, and insurance defense. Thompson is a member of a number of defense oriented legal organizations, including the DTCI and the nationally recognized Defense Research Institute. She is currently chair of the DTCI health law section. She was named the 2010 Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana Young Lawyer of the Year.
  • Robert B. Thornburg, JD'96
    Robert B. Thornburg, ’96, has been named secretary of the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana. Thornburg practices in Frost Brown Todd LLC’s Indianapolis office.
  • Richard J. Thrapp, JD'83
    Richard J. Thrapp, JD’83, has been elected as a board member of the Indiana Bar Foundation. Thrapp is a partner at Ice Miller in Indianapolis and counsels clients on acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures and financings, and on corporate governance matters.
  • David O. Tittle, JD'67
    David O. Tittle, ’67, was recognized in the 2014 edition of Best Lawyers in America in the areas of commercial litigation, banking and finance defense, and product liability defense. He was also named Regional Lawyer of the Year in the area of professional legal liability defense. Tittle is a partner in the commercial litigation group of national law firm Bingham Greenebaum Doll. He lives and works in Indianapolis.
  • Larry C. Tomlin, JD'01
    Larry C. Tomlin, ’01, is included in the Indiana Super Lawyers 2015 list. Tomlin is a partner of Krieg DeVault in Indianapolis, focusing his practice in the areas of financial institutions, general corporate law and securities, providing legal services to commercial banks, thrifts, bank holding companies, and public and private corporations.
  • Jonathan B. Turpin, JD'14
    Jonathan B. Turpin, ’14, has been named an adjunct professor at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law. Turpin supervises the Tenant Assistance Project, which provides legal assistance to tenants who face an immediate threat of eviction.
  • James L. Vana, JD'93
    Washington Lawyers for the Arts presented its 2014 Robert C. Cumbow Brio Award to James L. Vana, JD’93, a partner in the Seattle law firm Perkins Coie LLP. TThe Brio Award celebrates individuals whose exceptional energy, vitality, and dedication in the community bridges the law and the arts. Vana has volunteered with Washington Lawyers for the Arts since 2007, as an advisor in the Arts Legal Clinic, a trainer, and also served on the board of directors 2011-2014. The many artists helped by Vana praise his ability to simplify their complex copyright and trademark issues. He is highly regarded among his peers in the trademark and copyright law communities, where he is named by World Trademark Review 1000 as one of the World’s Leading Trademark Professionals. His work in copyright law is recognized by the Best Lawyers in America, and Managing IP named him an IP star.
  • Zeff A. Weiss, JD'83
    Zeff A. Weiss, JD’83, died November 17 in Indianapolis. He was 57. A partner with Ice Miller LLP, Weiss had been with the firm since graduating from law school. He was raised in South Bend and educated at Indiana University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in business and accounting in 1979, becoming a certified public accountant in 1980. For years Weiss chaired Ice Miller’s real estate group. He helped clients develop, negotiate and structure some of the nation’s most complicated transactions and mentored and trained numerous lawyers. Weiss’s work on numerous significant, high-profile projects is credited with growing Indianapolis’ skyline over the years. He was a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, and he was active on the executive committee of the board of directors of the Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis Inc., Park Regency and the Indianapolis Public Library Foundation. He was honored with a Sagamore of the Wabash by Gov. Mike Pence. Weiss is survived by his wife, Zoe (Urena) Weiss, JD’83; his children, Miranda (Olivier) Bernadac, JD’12; and Reva, Alexandra and Martin Weiss; his brother, Dr. Sheldon (Debra) Weiss; his sister, Lynn (Danny) Castor; and his father-in-law, Alphonse Urena. He was preceded in death by his parents, Martin Weiss and Anne (Steinberg) Weiss, and by his brother, Robert Weiss. The family requests donations be made to the Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis Inc., or the Indianapolis Public Library Foundation. Donations can be mailed to the Jewish Federation at 6705 Hoover Road, Indianapolis, IN, 46260, or by donating online at www.jewishindianapolis.org. Donations can be mailed to the Library Foundation at 2450 North Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN, 46206 or by donating online at www.indyplfoundation.org.
  • Zeff A. Weiss, JD'83
    Zeff A. Weiss, ’83, was recently featured in The Indiana Lawyer as a Distinguished Barrister, in memoriam. He was a partner at Ice Miller in Indianapolis.
  • Judith V. Welling, JD'06
    Judith V. Welling, ’06, has joined the U.S. Department of State as a foreign affairs officer.
  • Thomas J. Wendt, JD'96
    T. Joseph Wendt, JD’96, has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2015. Wendt is a partner in Barnes & Thornburg’s Indianapolis office and focuses his practice on commercial litigation.
  • John M. Westercamp, JD'14
    Bose McKinney & Evans LLP has announced that John M. Westercamp, JD’14, has joined the firm as an associate in the Indianapolis office. He is practicing in the firm’s business services group.
  • Jerald L. White, JD'93
    The USA Network has named Jerald L. White, JD’93, a 2014 “Characters Unite” award winner. The awards form part of a multi-platform public service campaign that addresses social injustices and bridges cultural divides. White has been a community advocate for more than 20 years, working as a grassroots organizer, environmental justice attorney, and policymaker with the Sierra Club Legal Defense fund, the City of New Orleans, the U.S. Senate, and the White House Council on Environmental Quality. When White learned about a Louisiana justice of the peace refusing to issue a marriage license to an interracial couple, he launched the New Orleans Loving Festival, a multicultural community celebration and film festival that challenges racism through outreach and education. Under his leadership, the Loving Festival has become an important community anchor for blended families, and a unique platform for showcasing the efforts of artists and community advocates who are working for racial justice.
  • Keith E. White, JD'83
    Keith E. White, JD’83, has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2015. White is a partner in Barnes & Thornburg’s Indianapolis office and focuses his practice on employment law — management and labor law — management.
  • John W. Whiteleather, Jr., LLB'65
    John W. Whiteleather, Jr., ’65, is included in the Indiana Super Lawyers 2015 list. Whiteleather is a partner of Bloom Gates Sigler & Whiteleather LLP in Columbia City. A certified civil mediator, he has handled a wide range of disputes and controversies for a variety of clients.
  • Kenneth M. Wilk, JD'73
    Kenneth M. Wilk, JD’73, has joined the law firm of Rubino, Ruman, Crosmer and Polen in Dyer, Ind., where he specializes in litigation and estate planning. Wilk serves on the boards of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Gary, Ind., and the Humane Society of the Calumet area, and is a member of Friends of Hospice and Knights of Columbus.
  • Brian P. Williams, JD'81
    Brian P. Williams, ’81, was recently featured in The Indiana Lawyer as a Distinguished Barrister. He is a co-managing partner at Kahn Dees Donovan & Kahn LLP in Evansville.
  • Adelisia V. Williams, JD'91
    Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has appointed Adelisia "Leigh" Williams, ’91, as director of the Maryland Energy Administration. Williams has a wide range of experience and expertise in energy and environmental issues. Most recently, she has served as president and CEO of Avania Group, LLC. Williams has also served as an administrative specialist II in Prince George’s County Land Acquisition and Real Property Division, director of government relations for United Health Group, and has experience representing a number of utility companies including Washington Gas and Pepco. She was also an adjunct professor of law and policy at University of Maryland University College.
  • Heather (Tallman) Wilson, JD'97
    Frost Brown Todd LLC member Heather L. Wilson, ’97, has been named member-in-charge of the Indianapolis office, effective January 1, 2015. She succeeds Nelson D. Alexander, who has led the office since 2004. She has received the Indiana Chamber of Commerce 2014 Volunteer of the Year Award.
  • Juliana Yanez, JD'14
    Juliana Yanez, ’14, has joined the Indianapolis office of Faegre Baker Daniels as an associate. Yanez is a member of the business litigation team.
  • Jonathan F. Yates, JD'01
    After ten years at a boutique practice in Bloomington, Jonathan F. Yates, JD’01, has joined the law firm of Krieg DeVault LLP in Indianapolis as of counsel in the Intellectual Property Technology practice group.
  • Kenneth J. Yerkes, JD'83
    Kenneth J. Yerkes, ’83, was recently featured in The Indiana Lawyer as a Distinguished Barrister. Yerkes is one of 15 lawyers in Indiana to receive the award, which honors veteran lawyers who have made an impact in the state. He is a partner at Barnes & Thornburg LLP in Indianapolis and chairman of the firm’s labor and employment department.
  • Pete R. Yonkman, JD'98
    Pete Yonkman, ’98, was been named president of Cook Group Incorporated, effective July 1, succeeding Kem Hawkins, who retired after 34 years of service. Yonkman joined Cook in 2001 as corporate counsel and has held numerous positions within the company, including vice president of Asian operations, chief legal officer, and president of Cook Urological, Cook Medical, and Cook Incorporated. Cook Group Incorporated is a privately held company based in Bloomington, Ind. primarily involved in the manufacturing of medical devices through a number of divisions and subsidiaries.
  • Mahja D. Zeon, JD'14
    Mahja D. Zeon, ’14, has been hired as a Marion County deputy prosecutor.
  • Patrick A. Ziepolt, JD'10
    Patrick A. Ziepolt, ’10, has joined Hoover Hull Turner as an associate attorney. He focuses his practice on business litigation.
  • Gregory F. Zoeller, JD'82
    Indiana Attorney General Gregory F. Zoeller, JD’82, has been appointed to the board of directors of the American Legacy Foundation, a national public health organization dedicated to ending tobacco use in the United States.

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