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Name: Jason S. Dunkel
Class Year: 2013
Class Note: Jason S. Dunkel joined Clark & Sauer LLC in St. Louis as an associate attorney. The firm focuses on complex business litigation.

Name: Barbara Geisman
Class Year: 2013
Class Note: Barbara Geisman joined Thompson Coburn LLP and is working in the firm’s Real Estate and Public Finance Groups in St. Louis.

Name: Andrew German
Class Year: 2013
Class Note: Andrew German joined HeplerBroom LLC in the Edwardsville, Illinois, office as an associate, focusing on trials involving litigation matters, including toxic torts and products liability.

Name: Lauren Grady
Class Year: 2013
Class Note: Lauren Grady joined HeplerBroom LLC in the Edwardsville, Illinois, office as an associate, focusing on toxic torts.

Name: Josh Owings
Class Year: 2013
Class Note: Josh Owings is an attorney at Roberts Perryman PC in St. Louis, where he practices trucking litigation and insurance coverage and defense.

Name: James "Jay" Redd
Class Year: 2013
Class Note: James “Jay” Redd is an associate at Lathrop & Gage LLP in St. Louis, where he is a member of the firm’s Business Litigation Practice Group.

Name: Yijie Shen
Class Year: 2013
Class Note: Yijie Shen (LLM-U.S. Law) is now a JD student at Washington University.

Name: Jonah J. Brotman
Class Year: 2012
Class Note: Jonah J. Brotman joined Husch Blackwell LLP’s Kansas City office. He focuses his practice on banking and finance matters, particularly Tax regulatory issues and advising individuals, companies, and nonprofit agencies in compliance matters.

Name: Nicole T. S. Cortes
Class Year: 2012
Class Note: Nicole T. S. Cortes, JD/MSW '12, was a winner of Missouri Lawyers Weekly's "Up & Coming 2013" honor. Washington University School of Law alumni made up 25 percent of the 2013 listing, which is reserved for notable lawyers who are age 40 or under. Cortes is co-director and attorney for the Migrant and Community Action Project, which she founded in St. Louis with fellow JD/MSW '12 alumna Jessica Mayo.

Name: Hsiang-Yang Hsieh
Class Year: 2012
Class Note: Hsiang-Yang Hsieh (LLM-US Law ’10, JSD ’12) was named a senior associate at Formosa Transnational Attorneys at Law in Taipei City, Taiwan.

Name: Jason A. Julien
Class Year: 2012
Class Note: Jason A. Julien moved from Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP’s Kansas City office to the firm’s St. Louis office. He has experience in products liability, electronic discovery, antitrust, and general business litigation.

Name: Alex Maisel
Class Year: 2012
Class Note: Alex Maisel was appointed Assistant States Attorney in Baltimore after completing a clerkship with the Hon. Newton Jackson III in Wicomico County, Maryland.

Name: Jessica Mayo
Class Year: 2012
Class Note: Jessica Mayo, JD/MSW '12, was a winner of Missouri Lawyers Weekly's "Up & Coming 2013" honor. Washington University School of Law alumni made up 25 percent of the 2013 listing, which is reserved for notable lawyers who are age 40 or under. Mayo is co-director and attorney for the Migrant and Community Action Project, which she founded in St. Louis with fellow JD/MSW '12 alumna Nicole T. S. Cortes.

Name: Chris Pedroley
Class Year: 2012
Class Note: Chris Pedroley joined Polsinelli PC’s Tax Credit Finance and Development Group, which provides clients with significant knowledge and industry experience regarding the development and financing of projects utilizing federal historic tax credits, federal new markets tax credits, federal energy tax credits, and federal low-income housing tax credits.

Name: Qiang Wang
Class Year: 2012
Class Note: Qiang Wang (LLM-IP/U.S. Law) is completing an externship for the president of China Law Society Personal News. He plans to receive his JD in spring 2014 from Washington University.

Name: Daniel C. Willingham
Class Year: 2012
Class Note: Daniel C. Willingham (LLM-Tax) joined the St. Louis office of Armstrong Teasdale LLP. His practice focuses on helping individuals, businesses, and nonprofit organizations comply with statutes and regulations in federal, state, and local banking and tax codes.

Name: William F. Wilson
Class Year: 2012
Class Note: William F. Wilson (JD ’12, LLM-IP/TL ’13) joined Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis LLP in Nashville, as an associate practicing in intellectual property.

Name: Liu Yang 
Class Year: 2011
Class Note: Liu Yang (LLM-U.S. Law) has joined SG & CO PRC Lawyers in Shanghai, China, as an associate. Yang’s areas of practice include international commercial arbitration, disputes on charterparty and bills of lading, ship purchases, and building.

Name: Xiao "Clemence" Chen
Class Year: 2011
Class Note: Xiao “Clemence” Chen (LLM-IP/Tech) is a consultant with the IP Management Office, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology in Beijing, China.

Name: Elizabeth S. Dillon
Class Year: 2011
Class Note: Elizabeth S. Dillon is an associate at Morisi & Oatway PC in Quincy, Massachusetts. She practices business litigation and employment law.

Name: Heather M. Mehta
Class Year: 2011
Class Note: Heather M. Mehta has joined Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale PC as an associate in the firm’s Litigation Practice Group. Mehta will represent clients in general civil and commercial litigation matters.

Name: Maureen (Molly) B. Moss
Class Year: 2011
Class Note: Maureen “Molly” B. Moss joined Faegre Baker Daniels LLP as an associate in the firm’s construction and real estate litigation group in Indianapolis.

Name: Rafi Nemes
Class Year: 2011
Class Note: Rafi Nemes, an attorney at Armstrong Teasdale LLP in St. Louis, was appointed to serve on the Board of the Young Friends of Legal Services of Eastern Missouri (LSEM). This group of professionals under age 40 is committed to furthering the success of LSEM through educational and community outreach. Nemes works in Armstrong Teasdale’s Litigation Practice Group.

Name: Yang Yang
Class Year: 2011
Class Note: Yang Yang (LLM-U.S. Law) is an international legal consultant at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP in Shanghai, China.

Name: Gary Allen
Class Year: 2010
Class Note: Gary Allen settled a lawsuit against the Quincy Housing Authority, a public housing agency, for failing to repair serious health code violations. His client received a monetary settlement. Allen is an attorney at the Law Office of Gary Allen in Quincy, Massachusetts.

Name: Kelly Crosby
Class Year: 2010
Class Note: Kelly Crosby joined HeplerBroom LLC in St. Louis as an associate focusing on trials involving litigation matters, including medical malpractice, personal injury, products liability, pharmaceutical liability, transportation, premises liability, commercial liability, and insurance law.

Name: Hsiang-Yang (Brian) Hsieh
Class Year: 2010
Class Note: Hsiang-Yang (Brian) Hsieh (LLM-U.S. Law ’10, JSD ’12) is a senior associate at Formosa Transnational, one of the largest law firms in Taiwan. He is also teaching Civil Procedural and Administrative Law as an adjunct professor in the Law and Technology Program at National Taipei University of Technology.

Name: Hui-Feng (Tim) Hsu
Class Year: 2010
Class Note: Hui-Feng “Tim” Hsu (JSD) is the director of Chinese Culture University’s law department in Taipei, Taiwan. He also serves as president of the Washington University Alumni Club in Taiwan.

Name: Katie McInerney
Class Year: 2010
Class Note: Katie McInerney is an associate at Hynds, Rooks, Yohnka & Bzdill in Morris, Illinois, practicing in real estate, probate, and estate planning.

Name: Jessica Mendez
Class Year: 2010
Class Note: Jessica Mendez (JD ’10, LLM-IP/TL ’11) was named general counsel to the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan St. Louis (HCCSTL). In this role she will advise the HCCSTL Board of Directors on a pro bono basis. The HCCSTL is an affiliate of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, which strives to support and promote Hispanic small businesses. Mendez is also vice president and a founding member of the Hispanic Bar Association of St. Louis. An associate in Armstrong Teasdale LLP’s Intellectual Property Litigation Group, she also serves on the Multicultural Leadership Society Cabinet of the United Way of Greater St. Louis.

Name: Kathryn Minton
Class Year: 2010
Class Note: Kathryn Minton joined the Center for Constitutional Litigation in Washington, D.C., as an associate litigation counsel, where she represents plaintiffs in state and federal matters at the trial and appellate level. Previously, Minton clerked for Justice Paul C. Wilson of the Supreme Court of Missouri and for Judge Kenneth M. Romines of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eastern District of Missouri.

Name: Rangsima Rattana
Class Year: 2010
Class Note: Rangsima Rattana (LLM-U.S. Law) is a legal officer for the Legal Execution Department, Ministry of Justice, in Thailand. She was awarded the Royal Thai Government Scholarship to study for an LLM in insolvency law in the U.S. in fall 2014.

Name: Caifang Shen
Class Year: 2010
Class Note: Caifang Shen (LLM-Executive Law) is compliance manager for Lincoln Industrial Corporation in St. Louis.

Name: Chia Jui Su
Class Year: 2010
Class Note: Chia Jui Su (LLM-IP/TL) is a partner at the Chien-Yeh Law Offices in Taipei, Taiwan.

Name: Zhimeng Wu
Class Year: 2010
Class Note: Zhimeng Wu (LLM-U.S. Law) is an immigration attorney at Monica Wu PC in Johns Creed, Georgia.

Name: Brian J. Beck
Class Year: 2009
Class Note: Brian J. Beck, JD '09, LLM-Tax '13, was a winner of Missouri Lawyers Weekly's "Up & Coming 2013" honor. Washington University School of Law alumni made up 25 percent of the 2013 listing, which is reserved for notable lawyers who are age 40 or under. Beck is an attorney with Rosenblum Goldenhersh in Clayton.

Name: Chi-Hao (Mike) Chen
Class Year: 2009
Class Note: Chi-Hao (Mike) Chen (LLM-U.S. Law ’09, JD ’11) is chief compliance officer at Capital Futures Corp. in Taipei, Taiwan, and an adjunct assistant professor at Soochow University, where he teaches Introduction to US Law, Torts, and Legal Writing. Chen was also invited to be a visiting scholar in East Asian Legal Studies at Harvard Law School from May to August 2014. He will spend the summer in Boston with his wife and two children.

Name: Justin K. Gelfand
Class Year: 2009
Class Note: Justin K. Gelfand has joined Capes Sokol Goodman & Sarachan PC in St. Louis. He was previously with the United States Justice Department, where he helped create a new approach to stolen identity tax refund cases. In November 2013 he and his colleagues were honored with the Attorney General’s Award for Fraud Prevention.

Name: Jasper L. Kan
Class Year: 2009
Class Note: Jasper L. Kan is an associate at Duane Morris LLP’s Washington, D.C., office. He is a member of the firm’s Employment, Labor, Benefits and Immigration Group, focusing on U.S. immigration law matters.

Name: Zhenfeng Liu
Class Year: 2009
Class Note: Zhenfeng Liu is working as an associate in the New York and New Jersey offices of Anslow & Jaclin LLP, where he practices international corporate finance with a primary emphasis on China-related securities offerings.

Name: Robert McDonald
Class Year: 2009
Class Note: Robert McDonald, an attorney with Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP, was among those honored with the Cincinatti (Ohio) Business Courier’s Forty Under 40 Award for 2012.

Name: Ming-Yu Miriam Chu
Class Year: 2009
Class Note: Ming-Yu Miriam Chu (LLM '09) is pursuing her SJD at George Washington University.

Name: Scott Talkov
Class Year: 2009
Class Note: Scott Talkov was named to the 2013 list of Rising Stars by Southern California Super Lawyers Magazine.

Name: Ross Blankenship
Class Year: 2008
Class Note: Ross Blankenship has launched StudyHall.com, an online peer-to-peer learning platform that allows students to share notes and documents while providing a forum for students to work collaboratively on a single platform. StudyHall.com is now “live” on the Washington University campus after having been tested at Harvard, Yale, Georgetown, and Cornell.

Name: Lung-Sheng Cheng
Class Year: 2008
Class Note: Lung-Sheng Cheng (LLM-U.S. Law '08, JD '10) is an assistant professor in the Department of Law at National Chung Hsing University in Taiwan.

Name: James E. Daily
Class Year: 2008
Class Note: James E. Daily has published his first book, The Law of Superheroes (co-authored with Ryan Davidson), with Gotham Books.

Name: Jason Plowman
Class Year: 2008
Class Note: Jason Plowman and husband, Jeff Crouse, welcomed their daughter, Avery Boyd Plowman-Crouse, on October 14, 2013, in Portland, Oregon. Avery joins older brother, Charlie, and the family in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. Plowman serves as employment counsel for Quad/Graphics Inc.

Name: Chiaki Sato
Class Year: 2008
Class Note: Chiaki Sato (LLM-U.S. Law) is an assistant professor at the University of Tokyo. He is also a visiting scholar at the Brookings Institution’s Engelberg Center for Healthcare Reform.

Name: Elizabeth J. Schlesinger
Class Year: 2008
Class Note: Elizabeth J. Schlesinger was a winner of Missouri Lawyers Weekly's "Up & Coming 2013" honor. Washington University School of Law alumni made up 25 percent of the 2013 listing, which is reserved for notable lawyers who are age 40 or under. Schlesinger is an associate at Lewis Rice & Fingersh in St. Louis.

Name: Irina Krivaya
Class Year: 2007
Class Note: Irina Krivaya Sandler (LLM IP/TL) is pleased to announce the opening of Sandler Law LLC in St. Louis. Sandler Law provides essential and competitive legal services to domestic and international businesses. The firm represents clients in domestic and international commercial transactions and advises on corporate, international trade, and compliance matters.

Name: Robert B. Mueller
Class Year: 2007
Class Note: Matthew T. Nagel and Robert B. Mueller’s law firm, Wuestling & James LC, has been named one of the Best Law Firms in the St. Louis metropolitan area by U.S. News & World Report. Wuestling & James was one of four area firms ranked in Tier I for Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants, and received a Tier II ranking in Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants.

Name: Matthew T. Nagel
Class Year: 2007
Class Note: Matthew T. Nagel and Robert B. Mueller’s law firm, Wuestling & James LC, has been named one of the Best Law Firms in the St. Louis metropolitan area by U.S. News & World Report. Wuestling & James was one of four area firms ranked in Tier I for Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants, and received a Tier II ranking in Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants.

Name: Ryan S. Replogle
Class Year: 2007
Class Note: Ryan S. Replogle joined Beckman Lawson LLP in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where he focuses his practice on business law.

Name: Ryan S. Replogle
Class Year: 2007
Class Note: Ryan S. Replogle has joined Beckman Lawson LLP in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where he focuses his practice on business law.

Name: Cai Hong Iris Xia
Class Year: 2007
Class Note: Cai Hong Iris Xia (LLM-U.S. Law ’07, JD ’09) is a partner at GoldenGate, a law firm in Beijing, China, that represents clients from all over the world.

Name: Castor J. Armesto
Class Year: 2006
Class Note: Castor J. Armesto was named an Up & Coming Lawyer for 2013 by Missouri Lawyers Weekly.

Name: Castor J. Armesto
Class Year: 2006
Class Note: Castor J. Armesto was selected as an Up & Coming lawyer for 2013 by Missouri Lawyers Weekly.

Name: Brian Berman
Class Year: 2006
Class Note: Brian Berman (LLM-IP/TL) is moving to San Francisco to work with the iLeverage Group and Syndicated Patent Acquisitions Corp. iLeverage monetizes high-quality patents in high-demand technology sectors held by companies, research centers, and individuals, while Syndicated Patent creates unique opportunities for technology companies to obtain licenses under high-risk patents at fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory terms.

Name: Matt Bunda
Class Year: 2006
Class Note: Matt Bunda has joined Citigroup in New York as senior vice president, assistant general counsel in the Regulatory Enforcement Group.

Name: Ming-Whei Hsiao
Class Year: 2006
Class Note: Ming-Whei Hsiao (LLM-IP/TL ’06, JD ’08) is the senior director of HTC Corporation’s Legal Department in Taoyuan City, Taiwan.

Name: Eric S. Nelson
Class Year: 2006
Class Note: Eric S. Nelson currently serves as staff judge advocate to the commander for U.S. Naval Activities Spain through the United States Navy. He has been recognized with several military awards and was selected by the ABA as the Outstanding Young Military Lawyer for 2010–11.

Name: Dan O’Connor
Class Year: 2006
Class Note: Dan O’Connor and his wife, Emily, announce the birth of their daughter, Margaret Grace, in Washington, D.C., on May 19, 2012.

Name: James V. O'Brien
Class Year: 2006
Class Note: James V. O’Brien (LLM-Tax), a member of Lewis, Rice & Fingersh LC in St. Louis, currently has two children attending Washington University in St. Louis.

Name: Misty A. Watson
Class Year: 2006
Class Note: Misty A. Watson (JD ’06, LLM-Tax ’11) was recently honored by the Washington University Women’s Law Caucus as an International Women’s Day Honoree. She was recognized for being a volunteer lawyer at Legal Services of Eastern Missouri (LSEM) and for her role as co-founder of the Guardianship and Older Adult Life Planning Project, a new project offered by LSEM in conjunction with Washington University School of Law. Watson is a principal at Danna McKitrick PC in St. Louis, where she focuses her practice on estate planning, probate and trust administration, and guardianships/conservatorships for minors and adults.

Name: Brent Wills
Class Year: 2006
Class Note: Brent Wills has been named partner at SmithAmundsen LLC. He practices in the firm’s Chicago office as a member of its Commercial Litigation Practice Group.

Name: Jeremy Zangara
Class Year: 2006
Class Note: Jeremy Zangara, an associate at Greenberg Traurig LLP in Phoenix, was selected as one of the west region’s top 40 leading mergers and acquisitions, financing, and turnaround professionals under 40 by the M&A Advisor. Zangara’s practice focuses on corporate and securities law, representing companies in public offerings, private placements, venture capital, and mergers and acquisitions.

Name: Jeremy Zangara
Class Year: 2006
Class Note: Jeremy Zangara, an associate at Greenberg Traurig LLP in Phoenix, Arizona, was selected as one of the West Region’s top 40 mergers and acquisitions, financing, and turnaround professionals under 40 by the M&A Advisor. Zangara’s practice focuses in corporate and securities law, representing companies in public offerings, private placements, venture capital, and mergers and acquisitions.

Name: Castor Armesto
Class Year: 2005
Class Note: Cheng-Chung Tsai (LLM-U.S. Law ’05, LLM-IP/TL ’06) is a legal adviser at Robert Tsai & Law Associates in Tainan, Taiwan.

Name: Wendy Duprey
Class Year: 2005
Class Note: Wendy Duprey has been included on the 2014 “Texas Rising Stars” list, published by Super Lawyers. Duprey is senior counsel and a member of the firm’s Broker/Dealer and Securities; Labor, Employment and Benefits; and Litigation Practices at Bell Nunnally & Martin LLP in Dallas. This is her fifth consecutive selection to the “Texas Rising Stars” list.

Name: Jia Gu
Class Year: 2005
Class Note: Jia (David) Gu (LLM-U.S. Law '05, JD 08’ ) is an international dispute resolution lawyer at Allen & Overy in Hong Kong, where he concentrates on international arbitration practice (commercial and treaty arbitration). He previously worked at King & Wood Mallesons for four years.

Name: Brock R. Lyle
Class Year: 2005
Class Note: Brock R. Lyle was named a partner at Ropers Majeski Kohn & Bentley PC’s Redwood City, California, office. He focuses on civil litigation with an emphasis on real estate, intellectual property, and insurance defense. He is also experienced in international business, corporate transactions, and corporate formation.

Name: John Perry
Class Year: 2005
Class Note: John Perry was promoted to counsel at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP in New York. In the company’s Corporate Department, his practice focuses on complex restructurings, debtor-in-possession financings, secured acquisition financings, high-yield bond offerings, and investment-grade unsecured financings.

Name: Timothy Posnanski
Class Year: 2005
Class Note: Timothy Posnanski was elected a shareholder of Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek SC. He is co-team leader of the Real Estate & Eminent Domain Litigation Team in the firm’s Milwaukee office.

Name: Leeann M. Rakers
Class Year: 2005
Class Note: Leeann M. Rakers was a winner of Missouri Lawyers Weekly's "Up & Coming 2013" honor. Washington University School of Law alumni made up 25 percent of the 2013 listing, which is reserved for notable lawyers who are age 40 or under. Rakers is a principal at Dickey & Pierce in Clayton.

Name: Jason Reinsch
Class Year: 2005
Class Note: Jason and Kristen Reinsch welcomed daughter Ava Finley Reinsch on May 9, 2012. They reside in Dallas, Texas, where Kristen practices commercial litigation at Lackey Hershman LLP, and Jason is a litigation associate with Jackson Walker LLP.

Name: Andrew Scavotto
Class Year: 2005
Class Note: Andrew Scavotto was selected as an Up & Coming lawyer for 2013 by Missouri Lawyers Weekly.

Name: Andrew J. Scavotto
Class Year: 2005
Class Note: Andrew J. Scavotto was a winner of Missouri Lawyers Weekly's "Up & Coming 2013" honor. Washington University School of Law alumni made up 25 percent of the 2013 listing, which is reserved for notable lawyers who are age 40 or under. Scavotto is a partner at Stinson Morrison Hecker in Clayton.

Name: Jason C. Smith
Class Year: 2005
Class Note: Jason C. Smith was elected partner at Husch Blackwell LLP. He is a trial lawyer on the Real Estate, Development & Construction Team in the firm’s Springfield, Missouri, office.

Name: Cheng-Chung Tsai
Class Year: 2005
Class Note: Cheng-Chung Tsai (LLM-U.S. Law ’05, LLM-IP/TL ’06) is a legal adviser at Robert Tsai & Law Associates in Tainan, Taiwan.

Name: Martina Tyreus Hufnal
Class Year: 2005
Class Note: Martina Tyreus Hufnal was named a principal at Fish & Richardson PC in the firm’s Intellectual Property Litigation Group in Wilmington, Delaware.

Name: Johnny S. Wang
Class Year: 2005
Class Note: Johnny S. Wang was a winner of Missouri Lawyers Weekly's "Up & Coming 2013" honor. Washington University School of Law alumni made up 25 percent of the 2013 listing, which is reserved for notable lawyers who are age 40 or under. Wang is an attorney at Polsinelli in St. Louis.

Name: Zheng Xie
Class Year: 2005
Class Note: Zheng Xie (LLM-U.S. Law '05, JD '07) was named an associate in Husch Blackwell LLP’s Washington, D.C. office. She will work for the International Practice Group in the firm’s Corporate Department, representing both American and Chinese clients regarding matters of international trade, international transportation, commercial transactions, and corporate regulation.

Name: Patrick T. Conner
Class Year: 2004
Class Note: Patrick T. Conner (LLM-Tax) was elected partner at Husch Blackwell LLP in St. Louis. As a member of the Financial Services Team, he has concentrated his practice on private wealth matters for more than 10 years. He handles estate planning, estate and trust administration, and organizational tax and succession planning for privately held businesses.

Name: Scott Galt
Class Year: 2004
Class Note: Scott Galt, a partner in Armstrong Teasdale LLP’s International Practice Group, was elected to serve on the boards of the City Academy and the Missouri History Museum. Galt is also president of the Young Friends board of the Saint Louis Art Museum and is on the Board of Directors for the St. Louis Mercantile Library. His legal practice focuses on international compliance issues and global transactions for foreign and domestic companies.

Name: Emily T Gardner
Class Year: 2004
Class Note: Emily T. Gardner and her husband, Erin, welcomed new baby Abigail Pope Gardner into their lives on January 5, 2005. They continue to enjoy life in St. Louis.

Name: William H. Joyce
Class Year: 2004
Class Note: William H. Joyce and his wife, Rachelle Joyce, recently welcomed their new daughter, Isabel. Isabel joins three older brothers—Jackson, Thomas, and Henry. Joyce recently joined InterWorks, Inc. as director of operations-business intelligence.

Name: Kyle C. Reeb
Class Year: 2004
Class Note: Kyle C. Reeb was named a partner at Hodgson Russ LLP. Practicing at the firm’s Buffalo, New York, office, he is member of the Torts, Insurance & Products Liability Practice Group, concentrating in a wide range of commercial and complex civil matters, including products liability defense, general liability defense, breach of contract, and employment litigation. He also counsels publicly traded and privately held companies on legal issues and regulatory matters relating to compliance with government contracting standards under Federal Acquisition Regulations and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations.

Name: Douglas A. Robinson
Class Year: 2004
Class Note: Douglas A. Robinson was a winner of Missouri Lawyers Weekly's "Up & Coming 2013" honor. Washington University School of Law alumni made up 25 percent of the 2013 listing, which is reserved for notable lawyers who are age 40 or under. Robinson is a partner at Dickey & Pierce in Clayton.

Name: Jeffrey Schultz
Class Year: 2004
Class Note: Jeffrey Schultz has joined the law firm of Armstrong Teasdale LLP as a member of the firm’s Litigation Department. He is engaged in the practice of contract, condemnation, and business litigation.

Name: Hsiu-Yuan (Monica) Yang
Class Year: 2004
Class Note: Hsiu-Yuan “Monica” Yang (LLM-U.S. Law ’04, JD ’06) is senior manager at Pegatron Corporation in Taipei, Taiwan.

Name: Hideo Akiba
Class Year: 2003
Class Note: Hideo Akiba (LLM-U.S. Law) works for Nissan Chemical Industries Ltd. in Tokyo, Japan.

Name: Joe Glynias
Class Year: 2003
Class Note: Joe Glynias was a winner of Missouri Lawyers Weekly's "Up & Coming 2013" honor. Washington University School of Law alumni made up 25 percent of the 2013 listing, which is reserved for notable lawyers who are age 40 or under. Glynias is a partner at Husch Blackwell in Clayton.

Name: Jennifer M. Horrom
Class Year: 2003
Class Note: Jennifer M. Horrom was elected an officer at St. Louis-based Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale PC. She serves in the firm’s Corporate Practice Group.

Name: Angel Min Chi Huang
Class Year: 2003
Class Note: Angel Min Chi Huang (LLM-U.S. Law ’03, LLM-IP ’04, JD ’05) is a senior associate at Jones Day specializing in mergers and acquisitions and private equity. She represents foreign clients investing in China, as well as Chinese clients investing offshore. For more about Huang, see http://law.wustl.edu/news/pages.aspx?id=10087.

Name: Joseph J. Kodner
Class Year: 2003
Class Note: Joseph J. Kodner was named a partner at the St. Louis law firm of Zerman Mogerman LLC. His practice is dedicated to complex family law matters with a special emphasis in appellate practice.

Name: Dongwook Lee
Class Year: 2003
Class Note: Dongwook Lee (LLM ’03, JD ’05) is legal attaché to the consulate general of the Republic of Korea in Guangzhou, PRC. His book, Cracking International Legal English-New Edition, was published recently in China, Japan, and Korea. Tim Kane (JD ’03) reviewed the English part of the book. Hideo Akiba (LLM-U.S. Law ’03) helped Lee to publish the book in Japan, and Katsumi Shirai (LLM-U.S. Law ’03), a partner at TMI Associates, edited the Japanese edition together with his 27 novice lawyers.

Name: Eric J. Lobsinger
Class Year: 2003
Class Note: Eric J. Lobsinger married Alice M. Brooke in Washington, D.C. Lobsinger is a junior dean and Benson scholar at St. Stephen’s House, Oxford, and a junior chaplain at Merton College, Oxford. Additionally, he is pursuing graduate work in theology at the University of Oxford. He previously was a teaching fellow at Georgetown University Law Center, as well as a deacon at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, K Street, in Washington, D.C.

Name: Seung-han Oh
Class Year: 2003
Class Note: Seung-han Oh (LLM-U.S. Law ’03, JD ’05) is an associate professor at Ajou University law School. A consultant for the Korea Fair Trade Commission, he recently won an award for his paper on “The Regulation for the Violation of FRAND Commitment.”

Name: Seunghan Oh
Class Year: 2003
Class Note: Seunghan Oh (LLM ’03, JSD ’05) is an associate professor at Ajou University Law School and a consultant for the Korea Fair Trade Commission. He is pleased that Ajou is among 25 law schools endorsed by the Korean government to offer the JD degree, and he points out that Jaewon Chang (LLM ’09, JD ’11) and Jeehye You (JSD ’12) are graduates of Ajou University.

Name: Katsumi Shirai
Class Year: 2003
Class Note: Katsumi Shirai (LLM-U.S. Law) is a partner at TMI Associates in Japan, where he leads the firm’s United States and German-speaking-country practice. He says his LLM in U.S. Law prepared him for the new challenges of his current career as a litigator and business law professional in Japan. As a clerk for the Hon. Gerald B. Cohn of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois, he got his first impression of what his experience with the United States’ jury system would mean for his career. At that time, Japan was trying to introduce a jury system for criminal procedure. Shirai’s unique experience in U.S. jury trial procedure made him attractive to the Japan Bar Association, which offered him a key position on the judicial committee for the preparation of Japan’s jury system. He is still a member of the judicial committee and has been monitoring and supervising the Japanese jury system in the criminal cases. For more about Shirai, see http://law.wustl.edu/news/pages.aspx?id=10070.

Name: Nasser Al-Hamdan
Class Year: 2002
Class Note: Nasser Al-Hamdan (LLM-U.S. Law) is a registered Saudi lawyer and the general legal counsel of Jadwa Investment Company. He supervises the company’s Shariah Group, Legal Department, and Corporate Secretary Office. His areas of practice include banking and finance, both commercial and corporate; mergers and acquisitions (M&A); foreign investment; and intellectual property. Al-Hamdan’s achievements include the M&A of Jadwa, Saudi Aramco, and Exxon Mobil; an investment agreement between Jadwa and Khazanah of Malaysia; and the SABIC Sukuk and Samba Mobily syndication loan. For more about Al-Hamdan, see http://law.wustl.edu/news/pages.aspx?id=10071.

Name: Yusuf Caliskan
Class Year: 2002
Class Note: Yusuf Caliskan (JSD) is an associate professor of private international law at Istanbul Sehir University School of Law, where he teaches private international law, international commercial law, and international investment law. His book regarding conflict of laws issues in international sales law was recently published, and he contributed a chapter to the book, Implementing International Economic Law. Caliskan is a member of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), a forum for conciliation and arbitration of international investment disputes. He is also one of four members of the panel of conciliators and arbitrators designated by Republic of Turkey, making him eligible to be elected for the ICSID arbitral tribunals to resolve ICSID arbitration cases. View Photo

Name: Matt B. Hooper
Class Year: 2002
Class Note: Matt B. Hooper was named Tennessee Prosecutor of the Year for 2013 by Mothers Against Drunk Driving. A career prosecutor, he is currently assigned to the DUI Prosecution Unit in Fayette County, where he also serves as vice president of the Chamber of Commerce and secretary of the Democratic Party.

Name: Mansour Jafarian
Class Year: 2002
Class Note: Mansour Jafarian (LLM-U.S. Law ’02, JD ’04) ) is a legal officer and legal advisor in the United Nations’ Department of Peace Keeping Operation (DPKO). DPKO helps countries torn by conflict to create conditions for lasting peace. He served in Afghanistan from 2006 to 2011 and then in Kosovo, part of the former Yugoslavia. He also works cooperatively with the Max Planck Institute, United Nations, and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan to conduct workshops on public international law, the law of treaties, and international economic law for diplomats and legal officers in different parts of the public sector in Afghanistan. Jafarian says, “As a legal advisor and trainer, I appreciate the legal thinking and problem solving gained at WashU Law.” View Photo

Name: Takeshi Kanda
Class Year: 2002
Class Note: Takeshi Kanda (LLM-U.S. Law) was named manager of international legal affairs at Benesse Corporation in Tokyo, Japan.

Name: Bo Hyuk Kim
Class Year: 2002
Class Note: Bo Hyuk Kim (LLM ’02, JSD ’07) is an assistant professor at Shinhan University in Korea.

Name: James G. Martignon
Class Year: 2002
Class Note: James G. Martignon, an associate with Ulmer & Berner LLP in Chicago, has been recognized as an Illinois Super Lawyer for 2012.

Name: Shaya Rochester
Class Year: 2002
Class Note: Shaya Rochester recently joined Curtis, Mallet-Prevost Colt & Mosle LLP as a partner in the Restructuring and Insolvency Practice Group. He will practice corporate restructuring and bankruptcy law in the firm’s New York City office. He and his wife Miriam have six children: Leah (age 11), Mendy (age 10), Sara (age 8), Sholom (age 6), Raya (age 3), and Eli (3 months).

Name: Gary Zhao
Class Year: 2002
Class Note: Gary Zhao has been named one of Chicago Lawyer Magazine’s 40 Illinois Attorneys Under Forty to Watch for 2011. Zhao is a partner at SmithAmundsen in the Litigation Practice Group in Chicago.

Name: Heather L. Buchta
Class Year: 2001
Class Note: Heather L. Buchta was named to the 2013 Southwest Rising Stars list.

Name: Heather L. Buchta
Class Year: 2001
Class Note: Heather L. Buchta, Chair of the Electronic Supply Chain Sub-Team for the Technology Law Team in the Phoenix, Arizona, office of Quarles & Brady LLP, was named to the 2012 Southwest Rising Starts.

Name: Melissa Fallah
Class Year: 2001
Class Note: Melissa Fallah, a shareholder with Segal McCambridge Segal & Mahoney Ltd., recently attended the 97th Annual Women’s Bar Association’s Installation Dinner in honor of President-Elect Deane B. Brown. The event was held at the Chicago Hilton. Fallah is a trial attorney who represents corporate clients in all aspects of product liability litigation. Click here to view a photo from the event. Http://law.wustl.edu/alumni/images/classnotes/2001/fallah.jpg

Name: Sofia Hirakuri
Class Year: 2001
Class Note: Sofia Hirakuri (JSD) is a senior consultant working at STCP Engenharia de Projetos, in the southern state of Parana, Brazil. She also lectures at ISAE-FGV, the Institute of Higher Education, Business Administration and Economics, Brazil.

Name: Joel N. Lander
Class Year: 2001
Class Note: Joel N. Lander was a winner of Missouri Lawyers Weekly's "Up & Coming 2013" honor. Washington University School of Law alumni made up 25 percent of the 2013 listing, which is reserved for notable lawyers who are age 40 or under. Lander is a partner at Bryan Cave in Clayton.

Name: Joel N. Lauder
Class Year: 2001
Class Note: Joel N. Lauder was named an Up & Coming Lawyer for 2013 by Missouri Lawyers Weekly.

Name: Ryan A. Margulis
Class Year: 2001
Class Note: Ryan A. Margulis was named a partner at Seidman Margulis & Fairman LLP in Chicago, a newly formed plaintiff’s injury litigation firm.

Name: Gonzalo Pereyra de Olazabal
Class Year: 2001
Class Note: Gonzalo Pereyra de Olazabal (LLM-U.S. Law) is the founding partner of Companion Consulting Argentina, a business-strategy consulting company located in Ciudad de Buenos Aires.

Name: Miriam Schaefer
Class Year: 2001
Class Note: Miriam Schaefer (LLM-U.S. Law ’01) recently taught a short course at Washington University, titled The Brazilian Legal System for the Transnational Practitioner. The course focused on contracts, consumer protection law, and arbitration. After returning to Brazil, Schaefer earned a doctorate in law and began teaching at Unisinos University Law School. For more about Schaefer, see http://law.wustl.edu/news/pages.aspx?id=10065.

Name: Jovita Foster
Class Year: 2000
Class Note: Jovita Foster, a partner in Armstrong Teasdale’s Litigation Practice Group, was named chair of the firm’s Diversity Committee. One of the few African-American women law partners in St. Louis, Foster is the first African-American woman to be elected to an equity partner position at Armstrong Teasdale. As chair of the Diversity Committee, Foster will maintain her practice focusing on employment and labor issues and be responsible for overseeing the firm’s diversity and inclusion programs and progress. Foster was also named a member of the St. Louis Business Journal’s “2014 Class of 40 under 40.”

Name: Byung Chan Jung
Class Year: 2000
Class Note: Byung Chan Jung (LLM-U.S. Law) is head of the Securities Issuance Regulation Team at the Financial Supervisory Service of Korea. He recently participated in the Asian Development Bank’s regional seminar on Investor Education and Financial Literacy Program held in Hanoi, Vietnam. Jung delivered presentations on three topics: “How to prepare an Effective and Innovative Financial Education Program,” “Alternative Dispute Resolution,” and “Regulations for Retirement Pension Plans.”

Name: Paul Saulski
Class Year: 2000
Class Note: Paul Saulski received a one-year Mike Mansfield Fellowship in Japan. Since 2004, he has been senior counsel of the Office of International Affairs at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C. Congress established the fellowship program in 1994 to build a corps of U.S. government officials with substantial Japanese expertise. Mansfield Fellows develop an in-depth understanding of Japan through the program, which includes a homestay, an intensive Japanese language program, and a ten-month placement in Tokyo. Saulski’s goal is to deepen his understanding of Japan’s legal and regulatory systems, institutional arrangements, and decision-making processes related to economic policy, financial regulation, and international financial regulatory cooperation.

Name: E. Ben Thames, Jr.
Class Year: 2000
Class Note: E. Ben Thames, Jr. was elected a partner in the St. Louis office of Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young LLP. Ben has concentrated his practice in the defense of small companies and large corporations involved in complex litigation in the areas of product liability, toxic tort and mass tort, environmental litigation, and commercial issues.

Name: Benjamin G. Carter
Class Year: 1999
Class Note: Benjamin G. Carter has been honored as a Rising Star by Texas Monthly Magazine.

Name: John C. Crossley
Class Year: 1999
Class Note: John C. Crossley of Husch Blackwell LLP is one of the 2011 Missouri Lawyers Weekly Up & Coming award winners.

Name: John C. Crossley
Class Year: 1999
Class Note: John C. Crossley, a partner in Husch Blackwell LLP’s Kansas City office, was named to Ingram’s 40 Under Forty Class of 2012, an honor reserved for the most accomplished business and community leaders in the region under 40 years of age. In 2011, Kansas City Mayor Sly James selected Crossley to his transition team “because of his deep knowledge of community and economic development and because of his passion for promoting a strong metropolitan region.”

Name: Jeremy Lowe
Class Year: 1999
Class Note: Jeremy Lowe, a partner in Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP’s Hartford, Connecticut, office, was selected as a Connecticut Law Tribune “New Leaders in the Law” for 2012. The honor recognizes 60 attorneys under the age of 40 who have made significant achievements to the Connecticut legal profession. Lowe, who works in Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider’s intellectual property practice and is a leading trial litigator, was also chosen as one of Connecticut Magazine’s “40 Under 40” honorees for 2013.

Name: Gyooho Lee
Class Year: 1998
Class Note: Gyooho Lee (JSD), professor of law at Chung-Ang University School of Law in Seoul, Korea, is vice president of the Korean Civil Procedure Association, Korean Association for Informedia Law, Korean Computer Game Law Association, Association of Content Property for the Next Generation, and Korea Corporate Legal Affairs Association. He is also editor of the Korean Yearbook of International Law.

Name: James Watson
Class Year: 1998
Class Note: James Watson received a National Law Enforcement Award from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) for work he did to help bring down an international child exploitation ring. Watson is Assistant Legal Attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Canberra, Australia. He received the award at a ceremony held in Washington, D.C. Robert A. Jones, Special Agent in Charge of the Indianapolis Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, called it “one of the most significant child pornography cases investigated by the FBI in the past two years.”

Name: Hope Abramov
Class Year: 1997
Class Note: Hope Abramov was a winner of Missouri Lawyers Weekly's "Up & Coming 2013" honor. Washington University School of Law alumni made up 25 percent of the 2013 listing, which is reserved for notable lawyers who are age 40 or under. Abramov is a partner at Thompson Coburn in St. Louis.

Name: John Crossley
Class Year: 1997
Class Note: John Crossley was named a 2011 Up & Coming Missouri Attorney by Missouri Lawyers Weekly. He was among 48 selected to this category out of 130 nominees. Those chosen were cited for their positive influence in the legal industry and in their communities. Nominees had to be under 40 years old or have less than 10 years experience in the field of law. Crossley is a Partner in the Kansas City office of Husch Blackwell LLP.

Name: Jeffrey N. Davis
Class Year: 1997
Class Note: Jeffrey N. Davis was elected to serve on the General Council of Phi Delta Theta fraternity, located in Oxford, Ohio.

Name: Jonathan Williams
Class Year: 1997
Class Note: Jonathan Williams has been named the chief sustainability officer at the University of Southern Mississippi. Williams is presently a visiting professor in the College of Business. He plans to develop educational programming to prepare Southern Miss students for opportunities in emerging “green industries.” Williams says he welcomes the opportunities to assist Southern Miss in moving beyond “thinking green” to helping graduates develop skills to open and operate “green business” ventures, become employees in existing industries, and attract new technology businesses to the Pine Belt. He is planning to develop a curriculum that mixes the bio-sciences with businesses courses so that graduates will be able to contribute to the state’s bio-diesel industry, as well as to create new partnerships with business and industry.

Name: Joe Yeckel
Class Year: 1997
Class Note: Joe Yeckel, of Joseph F. Yeckel, LLC, was one of four attorneys named a 2011 Lawyer of the Year by Missouri Lawyers Weekly. The awardees were recognized for successfully representing 16 plaintiffs who suffered serious injuries due to exposure to high levels of lead in Herculaneum, Missouri. At the conclusion of the three-month trial, the jury returned verdicts in favor of each plaintiff and against the former owners of the Doe Run lead smelter for a total award of more than $358 million.

Name: William M. Fletcher
Class Year: 1996
Class Note: William M. Fletcher is one of 30 Verrill Dana LLP attorneys to be selected by their peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America 2014. Best Lawyers is one of the oldest and most respected peer-review publications. He was honored for his work in real estate law.

Name: Todd Metcalf
Class Year: 1996
Class Note: Todd Metcalf was recently named majority chief tax counsel for the United States Senate Finance Committee by Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon, upon Wyden’s elevation to chairman of the committee.

Name: Andrew S. Regenbaum
Class Year: 1996
Class Note: Andrew S. Regenbaum is managing partner of Feldman, Kleidman, Coffey, Sappe & Regenbaum LLP in New Windsor, N.Y. He has been a member of the firm since 2003.

Name: Cynthia Albin
Class Year: 1995
Class Note: Cynthia Garnholz (JD '80), Ann Bauer (JD '94), and Cynthia Albin are pleased to announce the formation of their new firm, The Center for Family Law. The three have practiced together since 2009, previously as Bauer Soule Garnholz Albin. The Center for Family Law focuses on a broad range of family law matters, including divorce, child custody, adoption, estate planning, probate, and small business matters. The attorneys offer their services in traditional litigation, as well as mediation and collaborative practice. With offices in Clayton and St. Charles, Missouri, the firm serves clients in all counties of the St. Louis metropolitan area. View Photo Photo, left to right: Cynthia Garnholz, Ann Bauer, and Cynthia Albin

Name: Ann Bauer
Class Year: 1994
Class Note: Cynthia Garnholz (JD '80), Ann Bauer, and Cynthia Albin (JD ’95) are pleased to announce the formation of their new firm, The Center for Family Law. The three have practiced together since 2009, previously as Bauer Soule Garnholz Albin. The Center for Family Law focuses on a broad range of family law matters, including divorce, child custody, adoption, estate planning, probate, and small business matters. The attorneys offer their services in traditional litigation, as well as mediation and collaborative practice. With offices in Clayton and St. Charles, Missouri, the firm serves clients in all counties of the St. Louis metropolitan area. View Photo Photo, left to right: Cynthia Garnholz, Ann Bauer, and Cynthia Albin

Name: Kathleen Bilderback
Class Year: 1994
Class Note: Kathleen Bilderback was selected as one of the “2011 Top Small Business Lawyers” by Small Business Monthly (SBM) readers in the magazine’s February issue. Bilderback is a co-founding member of Affinity Law Group LLC.

Name: Kathleen W. Bilderback
Class Year: 1994
Class Note: Kathleen W. Bilderback (JD '94, LLM '95), founding Member of Affinity Law Group LLC, was recognized as one of the country’s top estate planning attorneys by 2013 Super Lawyers magazine. This is the second consecutive year that Bilderback has made the Super Lawyers list.

Name: Don Dorwart
Class Year: 1994
Class Note: Don Dorwart, a partner at Thompson Coburn LLP, was named the St. Louis Mergers & Acquisitions Lawyer of the Year in the 2013 edition of the Best Lawyers in America.

Name: Andrew McCabe
Class Year: 1993
Class Note: Andrew McCabe was named executive assistant director of the FBI’s National Security Branch. He most recently served as assistant director of the Counterterrorism Division. McCabe began his career at the FBI in 1996. Previously, he was a lawyer in private practice.

Name: Brad Roan
Class Year: 1993
Class Note: Col. Brad Roan was appointed chief judge of the Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals in Washington, D.C.

Name: Bridget K. Johnson
Class Year: 1992
Class Note: Bridget K. Johnson is a trust officer at Marine Bank in Springfield, Illinois, specializing in wealth, tax, and estate planning.

Name: Eric R. Riess
Class Year: 1992
Class Note: Eric R. Riess was named one of the top business lawyers in St. Louis by Small Business Monthly.

Name: David Symes
Class Year: 1992
Class Note: David Symes is a shareholder at Littler Mendelson PC in the firm’s Portland, Oregon, office. His practice includes the representation of employers and management in general and employment-related litigation across a variety of industries, including telecommunications, financial services, retail, transportation services, manufacturing, and emerging growth technology.

Name: Debbie Rush
Class Year: 1991
Class Note: Debbie Rush was named the 2012 St. Louis Public Finance Lawyer of the Year by The Best Lawyers in America. Rush is co-chair of Thompson Coburn LLP’s Public Finance Group and member of the firm’s 15-person management committee.

Name: Martin B. Sipple
Class Year: 1991
Class Note: Martin B. Sipple, a shareholder at Ausley McMullen PA in Tallahassee, Florida, has received board certification from the Florida Bar in the area of business litigation. Board certification is the Florida Bar’s highest level of evaluation, and only 6 percent of eligible Florida lawyers have achieved this milestone. To become certified, a lawyer must demonstrate substantial involvement in the field of law for which certification is sought and undergo a peer review assessment of competence, character, ethics, and professionalism. The lawyer must also pass a comprehensive written examination.

Name: David E. Alexander
Class Year: 1990
Class Note: David E. Alexander, a partner at Racine Olson Nye Budge & Bailey in Pocatello, Idaho, is currently acting as general counsel, risk manager, and chief compliance officer for Idaho State University.

Name: Dianne S. Johnson
Class Year: 1989
Class Note: Dianne S. Johnson was named vice president for the Office of Development and Alumni Relations at Drury University in Springfield, Missouri. Since 2003, Johnson has been the president and CEO of Endowment Builders, a company she founded that assists organizations with strategic planning and fundraising. She has helped her clients raise more than $20 million in donations over the course of her career.

Name: Alan S. Zelkowitz
Class Year: 1989
Class Note: Alan S. Zelkowitz joined Litchfield Cavo LLP as a partner in the firm’s Chicago office. His practice will focus on the defense of toxic tort, occupational disease, and property damage claims, including exposure to dusts, chemicals, asbestos, benzene, silica, latex, and workplace fumes throughout Illinois and Missouri. He will also continue his national insurance coverage and appellate practices.

Name: Jane E. Fedder
Class Year: 1988
Class Note: Jane Fedder is a shareholder at Polsinelli PC’s St. Louis office. She is part of a national team of attorneys who counsel and represent clients in civil and enforcement actions throughout the United States. She specializes in environmental and insurance recovery issues.

Name: David G. Ott
Class Year: 1988
Class Note: David G. Ott (LLM-Tax) was one of a team of Armstrong Teasdale LLP litigators who won Missouri’s second-largest defense verdict by defeating a neurosurgeon’s lawsuit regarding a fall at a St. Louis hospital that allegedly ended his career.

Name: David Fermino
Class Year: 1987
Class Note: David Fermino is a partner in Sideman & Bancroft LLP’s San Francisco office. His practice focuses on white-collar criminal defense and complex criminal and civil appeals matters in state and federal courts. In addition to his role in Sideman’s Business Crimes Group, he will work with the firm’s Litigation Group and Intellectual Property Groups.

Name: John ("JD") Olson
Class Year: 1987
Class Note: John (“JD”) Olson has been named general counsel and corporate secretary of Sadara Chemical Company. Olson and his wife, Carla, have relocated to Al-Khobar, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Sadara, a $20 billion joint venture developed by The Dow Chemical Company and the Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco), was formed in 2011 and is building a world-scale, fully integrated chemicals complex in Jubail Industrial City.

Name: Robert J. Bassett
Class Year: 1986
Class Note: Robert J. Bassett, a partner at Williams Venker & Sanders LLC in St. Louis, was one of two Williams Venker & Sanders attorneys to win a reversal of a $1 million summary judgment against their client, Harco National Insurance Company, in the Illinois 5th District Appellate Court. The trial court was ordered to enter judgment in Harco’s favor. The lawsuit centered on the provision in Harco’s policy concerning contingent liability coverage.

Name: Jamis Dimos
Class Year: 1986
Class Note: James Dimos was named president of the Indiana State Bar Association. He is currently a member of Frost Brown Todd LLC in Indianapolis, where he advises clients in business matters such as antitrust, contract, copyright, First Amendment and media, licensing, patent, product disparagement, trademark, trade secret, and unfair competition. Dimos is also a member of the Indianapolis, Indiana State, and ABAs.

Name: Richard Hunsaker
Class Year: 1986
Class Note: Richard Hunsaker was selected to be featured in the 2012 issue of Illinois Super Lawyers.

Name: Brett J. Presston
Class Year: 1986
Class Note: Brett J. Preston was recently named 2013 Tampa Lawyers of the Year by Best Lawyers in America. He is shareholder and general counsel of Hill Ward Henderson in Tampa, Fl.

Name: Jeffrey H. Wolf
Class Year: 1986
Class Note: Jeffrey H. Wolf was named a Legal Eagle by Franchise Times magazine. He is a partner in the Phoenix office of Quarles & Brady LLP, working in the firm’s Commercial Litigation and Franchise and Distribution Industry Groups. Legal Eagle honorees are attorneys nominated by their peers, clients, and the Franchise Times’ editorial board. Wolf was also named to The International Who's Who of Franchise Lawyers 2012 by Who's Who Legal.

Name: Jeffrey H. Wolf
Class Year: 1986
Class Note: Jeffrey H. Wolf has been named to The International Who's Who of Franchise Lawyers 2011 by Who's Who Legal. Who's Who Legal identifies the leading practitioners in several areas of business law around the world. Nominees are selected based on comprehensive, independent surveys with both general counsel and private practice lawyers. Wolf is an attorney at the Quarles & Brady LLP Phoenix office and is a member of the Franchise and Distribution Group.

Name: Jeffrey H. Wolf
Class Year: 1986
Class Note: Jeffrey H. Wolf was named a Legal Eagle for 2014 by Franchise Times magazine. Wolf is a member of Quarles & Brady LLP’s Franchise & Distribution Team in the firm’s Phoenix office, where he has worked for nearly 25 years. Wolf has been named to the International Who’s Who of Franchise Lawyers by Who’s Who Legal and for several years has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America and Southwest Super Lawyers. He was named by Southwest Super Lawyers as one of the top 50 attorneys in Arizona for the 2012 and 2013 editions.

Name: Lloyd Schwed
Class Year: 1985
Class Note: Lloyd Schwed, managing partner at Schwed Kahle & Kress PA in Palm Beach, Florida, was selected as a 2012 Top Rated Lawyer in the country by Martindale-Hubbell as featured in The American Lawyer magazine. Among other accomplishments, Schwed won a record $2.5 million award in Prudential Securities Inc v. PaineWebber & Co., which at the time represented the largest “raiding” arbitration award in New York Stock Exchange history.

Name: John W. Dillane
Class Year: 1984
Class Note: John W. Dillane is one of 30 Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale attorneys to be selected by their peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America 2014. Best Lawyers is one of the oldest and most respected peer-review publications. He was honored for his work in corporate and health well care law.

Name: Gaynell Gavin
Class Year: 1984
Class Note: Gaynell Gavin recently published Attorney-at-Large: A Novella (Mint Hill Books, 2012). She is an associate professor at Claflin University in Orangeburg, South Carolina, where she is the founding faculty adviser to the Pre-Law Society and teaches in the English and Politics and Justice Studies programs. For more information, see www.gaynellgavin.com.

Name: Pete Woods
Class Year: 1984
Class Note: Pete Woods is the managing partner at Haar & Woods LLP, a St. Louis firm focused on business, commercial, and family law, as well as white collar criminal litigation and appeals.

Name: Pete Woods
Class Year: 1984
Class Note: Pete Woods was selected by his peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America 2014. A partner at Haar & Woods LLP in St. Louis, he was honored for his work in commercial litigation. Law and Politics previously named him a Missouri-Kansas Super Lawyer in the area of business litigation.

Name: Alfred Henneboehle
Class Year: 1983
Class Note: Alfred Henneboehle is one of 30 Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale attorneys to be selected by their peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America 2014. Best Lawyers is one of the oldest and most respected peer-review publications. He was honored for his work in real estate law.

Name: Steven E. Holtshouser
Class Year: 1983
Class Note: Steven E. Holtshouser has joined Harness, Dickey & Pierce PLC’s Clayton, Missouri, office as of counsel after 28 years serving the U.S. Attorney’s Office. He practices in the area of intellectual property litigation.

Name: David Rubin
Class Year: 1983
Class Note: David Rubin was named the 2012 St. Louis Financial Services Regulation Lawyer of the Year by The Best Lawyers in America. Rubin works in banking and commercial finance at Thompson Coburn LLP.

Name: Richard L Schnake
Class Year: 1982
Class Note: Richard L. Schnake was reappointed by the Supreme Court of Missouri to a fifth three-year year term as a member of its Appellate Practice Committee. Schnake is an original member of the committee, having served since its formation in 2002. He previously served as a member of the court’s Civil Rules Committee (1994–2002) and its Civil Rules Study Committee (1989–1992). In addition to his legal career, he was elected to the board of directors and to the Ethics Committee of the Professional Autograph Dealers Association (PADA), an international organization of autograph and manuscript dealers that promotes the highest standards in the field. He owns History In Ink Historical Autographs, which he founded in 2003 and which offers both unframed and framed original historical letters, documents, and signed photographs in many fields of American and world history. PADA membership is by invitation only. He has been a member since 2010.

Name: Jane L. Brown
Class Year: 1981
Class Note: Jane L. Brown (LLM-Tax) retired in 2007 due to disabling conditions caused by multpile sclerosis. She then started Disabled People Want To Meetup Too! to help others with disabilities. who could relate to my situation. Disabled People Want To Meetup Too! now has more than 330 members in Colorado.

Name: Cynthia Garnholz
Class Year: 1980
Class Note: Cynthia Garnholz, Ann Bauer (JD ’94), and Cynthia Albin (JD ’95) are pleased to announce the formation of their new firm, The Center for Family Law. The three have practiced together since 2009, previously as Bauer Soule Garnholz Albin. The Center for Family Law focuses on a broad range of family law matters, including divorce, child custody, adoption, estate planning, probate, and small business matters. The attorneys offer their services in traditional litigation, as well as mediation and collaborative practice. With offices in Clayton and St. Charles, Missouri, the firm serves clients in all counties of the St. Louis metropolitan area. View Photo Photo, left to right: Cynthia Garnholz, Ann Bauer, and Cynthia Albin

Name: David M. Harris
Class Year: 1980
Class Note: Dennis M. Harris, Officer in the Litigation and Health Care Practice Group in the St. Louis office of Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale PC, was named to the 2012 Chambers USA’s Best in General Commercial Litigation.

Name: David M. Harris
Class Year: 1980
Class Note: David M. Harris is one of 30 Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale attorneys to be selected by their peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America 2014. Best Lawyers is one of the oldest and most respected peer-review publications. He was honored for his work in health care law.

Name: Thomas Mug
Class Year: 1980
Class Note: Thomas Mug is one of 30 Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale attorneys to be selected by their peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America 2014. Best Lawyers is one of the oldest and most respected peer-review publications. He was honored for his work in tax law and trusts and estates.

Name: Timothy R. Thornton
Class Year: 1980
Class Note: Timothy R. Thornton is one of 30 Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale attorneys to be selected by their peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America 2014. Best Lawyers is one of the oldest and most respected peer-review publications. He was honored for his work in construction law and litigation.

Name: John Wallach
Class Year: 1980
Class Note: John Wallach has received the Stephanie Seleman Award for Outstanding Service from the Anti-Defamation League. He is serving his second term as Board Chair of the Missouri/So. Illinois Region. Wallach was again selected for Best Lawyers in America in the areas of Plaintiff’s Medical Negligence and Personal Injury. He practices in St. Louis at Wallach & Wolff, LLC.

Name: Michael Shindler
Class Year: 1976
Class Note: Michael Shindler, executive vice president of hotels and casinos for Hard Rock International, has been appointed to the Advisory Board of the Rosen School of Hospitality Management at the University of Central Florida, Orlando. He also serves on the International Advisory Board of Carolina Performing Arts at the University of North Carolina.

Name: Kayla Vaughan
Class Year: 1976
Class Note: Kayla Vaughan (JD ‘76) received a 2012 Women of Worth Award. The award is given by the Gateway Outstanding Women’s League of St. Louis to women in the community who have made significant differences in their areas of expertise. Vaughan has worked for more than 40 years to better economic and social conditions, especially for women and girls, through her professional and volunteer efforts. As a career public interest attorney, she represented thousands of low-income people, primarily women, in court. She was appointed and served four years in the mid-1990s as municipal judge of the 22nd Judicial Circuit Municipal Division, where she presided over the prosecutions of St. Louis City ordinance violation charges. Following this term, she returned to practice at Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, where she was the managing attorney for the Family Law Department and the director of the Lasting Solutions Program.

Name: Frederick Baker
Class Year: 1975
Class Note: Frederick Baker, Jr. received the Roberts P. Hudson Award, the State Bar of Michigan's highest award. The award is presented periodically to commend one or more lawyers for their unselfish rendering of outstanding and unique service to and on behalf of the State Bar of Michigan, the legal profession, and the public. Baker set the record as the longest-serving chairperson of a State Bar of Michigan committee, having devoted 24 years to overseeing the bar’s Publications and Website Advisory Committee. According to one of the 23 current and former committee members who wrote words of praise about his work and accomplishments, Baker provided “hundreds, probably thousands” of hours of editorial guidance to the Michigan Bar Journal and the state bar’s website. Baker is currently a commissioner for the Michigan Supreme Court, having worked previously as a partner at Honigman, Miller, Schwartz and Cohn LLP’s Lansing, Michigan, office. For more information, see http://www.michbar.org/journal/pdf/pdf4article2088.pdf.

Name: John W. W. Kozyak
Class Year: 1975
Class Note: John W. Kozyak was named chair of the National Parkinson Foundation. Based in Miami, it is the largest chapter-based Parkinson Disease care support organization in the country. Kozyak is a senior partner at Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton PA in Miami.

Name: Gus Bauman
Class Year: 1974
Class Note: Gus Bauman has been appointed to the Blue Ribbon Committee on Transportation by Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley. Bauman will be a representative from the business community and has been designated as chair. He is an attorney at Beveridge & Diamond PC.

Name: Norman Pressman
Class Year: 1974
Class Note: Norm Pressman and Wendi Pressman (JD ’85) served as honorary chairs for the 23rd Annual Justice for All Ball. The ball is Legal Services of Eastern Missouri Inc.’s premier fundraising event of the year. The two have been regular ball attendees and supporters for more than 20 years. In addition, they played a leadership role in the organization’s capital campaign in the 1990s. Norm Pressman is a member of Goldstein & Pressman PC in west St. Louis County, and Wendi Pressman is a partner at Lathrop Gage LLP in Clayton.

Name: Russell K. Scott
Class Year: 1974
Class Note: Russell K. Scott is one of 30 Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale attorneys to be selected by their peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America 2014. Best Lawyers is one of the oldest and most respected peer-review publications. He was honored for his work with personal injury litigation defendants.

Name: Joseph D. Lehrer
Class Year: 1973
Class Note: Joseph D. Lehrer, Officer and Chair of the Corporate Practice Group in the St. Louis office of Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale PC, was named to the 2012 Chambers USA’s Best in Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions category.

Name: Jay A Summerville
Class Year: 1973
Class Note: Jay A. Summerville has been named to the new position of general counsel at Armstrong Teasdale LLP in St. Louis. Summerville’s practice focuses in the area of litigation, including commercial, banking, antitrust, and intellectual property law. He previously served as co-leader of the firm’s Business Litigation Practice Group. Summerville also has served as the City of Lake Saint Louis’ city attorney since 1986, and he is an officer and director of MERS/Goodwill Industries, Project C.O.P.E., and the Second Presbyterian Church.

Name: Thomas G. Lewin
Class Year: 1972
Class Note: Thomas G. Lewin is one of 30 Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale attorneys to be selected by their peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America 2014. Best Lawyers is one of the oldest and most respected peer-review publications. He was honored for his work in corporate and securities/capital markets law.

Name: Thomas L. Story
Class Year: 1972
Class Note: Thomas L. Story is one of 30 Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale attorneys to be selected by their peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America 2014. Best Lawyers is one of the oldest and most respected peer-review publications. He was honored for his work in real estate law.

Name: Thomas L. Story
Class Year: 1972
Class Note: Thomas L. Story, officer of the Real Estate Practice Group in the St. Louis office of Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale PC, was named to the 2012 Chambers USA’s Best in Real Estate Law.

Name: Leonard D. Vines
Class Year: 1972
Class Note: Leonard D. Vines was named the 2012 St. Louis Franchise Law Lawyer of the Year by the peer-reviewed publication Best Lawyers.

Name: Leonard D. Vines
Class Year: 1972
Class Note: Chambers USA 2012 recognized Leonard D. Vines as being among the nation’s best in franchise law. Vines is an officer in the Corporate Practice Group of Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale PC in St. Louis.

Name: Leonard D. Vines
Class Year: 1972
Class Note: Leonard D. Vines is one of 30 Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale attorneys to be selected by their peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America 2014. Best Lawyers is one of the oldest and most respected peer-review publications. He was honored for his work in franchise law.

Name: George Fitzsimmons
Class Year: 1967
Class Note: George Fitzsimmons was inducted into the National Academy of Arbitrators (NAA). The NAA is an honorary organization whose members are chosen by involved parties to hear and decide labor and employment arbitration cases in private industry, the public sector, and nonprofits. Fitzsimmons is an attorney at George L. Fitzsimmons LLC in St. Louis.

Name: Joan Dillon
Class Year: 1966
Class Note: Joan Dillon was named for the 16th year in a row to appear in The Best Lawyers in America, and is one of only six attorneys in Georgia to be listed in The International Who’s Who of Trademark Lawyers.

Name: Leonard J. Frankel
Class Year: 1965
Class Note: Leonard J. Frankel was recently recognized by The Best Lawyers in America in two categories, mediation and family law mediation. Frankel was also named Family Law Mediator of the year for 2012. He is at Frankel, Rubin, Bond, Dubin, Siegel & Klein, P.C., in St. Louis.

Name: Richard L. Turner
Class Year: 1962
Class Note: Richard L. Turner spent more than 50 years as an attorney in St. Louis, where he ran a law firm with four other attorneys. In 1998 he purchased a home in Princeville, Kauai, and used it as a vacation rental for 10 years. Six years ago he moved into the house permanently after Hurricane Iniki , when prices were low, and sold. He also sold his tech stocks before the market crashed in 1998. Taking the advice of Judge Kenneth M. Romines, Missouri Court of Appeals for the Eastern District, he “retired while I could still enjoy it.” He now does tai chi three times a week and swims daily. At 75, he is also studying for a real estate license in Hawaii “to keep my mind occupied.”

Name: Alan C. Kohn
Class Year: 1955
Class Note: Alan C. Kohn was named a 2012 Distinguished Alumnus by the Washington University School of Law. Dean Kent Syverud recognized Kohn’s many accomplishments as a lawyer, serving both his clients and the profession, including his many years of service to the law school. He is partner at Kohn, Shands, Elbert, Gianoulakis & Giljum, LLP, in St. Louis.