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Class Notes

  • Steven Pierce JD'74 retired on Sept. 30 as chief justice of the Massachusetts Housing Court.  During his career, he served in all three branches of the Massachusetts state government -- first in the legislature, then in two gubernatorial administrations, and finally in the court system. He was appointed to the Housing Court in 2002, and named chief justice in 2006.  
  • Arturo Benegas Masia LLM'00 has joined the New York office of Akerman LLP as an international partner in the firm’s corporate practice group. Arturo was previously senior counsel at Verizon Communications Inc.
  • Subhash Viswanathan JD'95, an attorney at Bond, Schoeneck & King in Syracuse, N.Y., has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America® 2016 in the areas of labor and employment.
  • Katy Drechsel JD'98 relocated to St. Charles, Mo., and is working for American Railcar Leasing LLC as director of contracts and assistant corporate secretary. She was previously senior attorney for Southwest Airlines in Dallas.         
  • Terry Eaton JD'02 announces the opening of The Eaton Law Firm in Washington, D.C., where he is the principal managing attorney. The firm focuses on five core areas: white collar, criminal defense, civil litigation, employment counseling and mediation. Terry continues to serve as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University as well as an instructor for the NITA Intensive Trial Skills Workshop in Washington, D.C.  
  • Johnson Atkinson JD'11 has joined Manhattan Legal Services as a staff attorney. He previously was an associate at Willkie Farr & Gallagher in New York City.
  • Ed Robin LLB'66 founded NAS Insurance in Encino, Calif., in 1975.  The firm -- a full-service specialty insurance underwriting manager -- celebrated its 40th anniversary in September.    
  • Donald Nielsen JD'90, an attorney at Bell, Davis & Pitt in Winston-Salem, N.C., has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America in the fields of environmental law and litigation, and land use and zoning litigation.
  • James Fox JD'71, an attorney at Bell, Davis & Pitt in Winston-Salem, N.C., has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America in the fields of bet-the-company litigation and other complex litigation areas.
  • Morgan Clemons JD'10, a regulatory compliance associate at Aldridge Pite in Atlanta, has been chosen as one of The MReport's 2015 Women in Housing “Leading Ladies.” Honorees were recognized at the Women in Homeownership Leadership Forum at the Five Star Conference in September in Dallas.