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Class Notes

  • James Smith JD'86 , chief administrative patent judge, United States Patent and Trademark Office, will receive the Outstanding Public Service Award at the 93rd Annual Dinner in Honor of the Federal Judiciary in New York City on March 27.  James has also been selected to receive the 2015 Champion of Intellectual Property (ChIP) Award to be presented by the Intellectual Property Law Section of the Washington, DC Bar in May.
  • Brian Castro JD'98 is the national ombudsman and assistant administrator for Regulatory Enforcement Fairness at the U.S. Small Business Administration. This program advocates for small businesses at the federal level.
  • Alyssa Rebensdorf JD'99 has joined the Minneapolis office Faegre Baker Daniels as counsel in the food litigation and regulatory practice and the national food and agriculture industry team.  She previously practiced in Minneapolis with Blackwell Burke.
  • Lance Oliver JD'04 has been named partner in the Mt. Pleasant, S.C. office of Motley Rice, where he focuses his practice on class actions, mass torts and other complex litigation.
  • Aisha Gayle Turner JD'08 has been named managing director of national development for OneGoal, a Chicago-based, teacher-led college persistence organization, which identifies, trains and supports teachers to lead underperforming high school students to reach their full potential and graduate from college. Aisha previously was managing director for corporate and foundation relations for Teach for America.    
  • Brandon Robinson JD'07 has been promoted to partnership in the Birmingham, Ala., office of Balch & Bingham, where he is a member of the firm's energy section. On March 13, he and his wife, Brandi, welcomed their daughter Adeline Grigg Robinson.    
  • Laura Dugan JD'08 and her husband Brandon welcomed a second son, Thompson Cavanaugh Dugan, on March 29, 2014.
  • Meredith Tanchum Altieri JD'07 and her husband Dan welcomed a son, Davis Brett Altieri on March 17.  They reside in New York City.
  • Vinny Asaro JD'07 (LLMLE '12) has joined the real estate department at Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison in New York. He previously founded and was CEO at H.L. James LLC and was a director at Rock Creek Capital.   
  • David Coleman JD'12 has joined the Washington, D.C. office of Akin Gump as an associate in the litigation practice, after completing a two-year clerkship with the Honorable Lynn N. Hughes of the Southern District of Texas.