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Class Notes

  • Scott Dodson JD'00 has been reappointed the inaugural Geoffrey C. Hazard Jr. distinguished professor of law at UC Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco. He also has been reappointed to a second two-year term as associate dean for research.
  • LaVonne Lawson JD'90 was installed as president of the Beverly Hills (Calif.) Bar Association in September. A solo tax attorney in West Los Angeles, Lavonne is also of counsel to the law firm of Albrecht & Barney and a former senior attorney with the Office of the Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service.
  • Mark Pugsley JD'94, chair of the securities litigation group at Ray Quinney & Nebeker in Salt Lake City, has been elected to serve a three-year term as a third division commissioner of the Utah State Bar. 
  • Jonathan Christman JD'09 has been elevated to partner in the Blue Bell, Penn., office of  Fox Rothschild. Jon represents clients in cases involving the First Amendment, class and collective actions and federal employment laws.
  • Steven Gilford JD'77 has joined JAMS as a mediator, arbitrator and special master based in its Chicago Resolution Center. Steve has more than 40 years of experience in litigation, insurance and negotiation of complex settlements, and most recently was a litigation partner at Proskauer Rose.
  • Ryan DiSantis JD'02 has joined Jones Day’s Boston office as of counsel, representing clients in investigations and government enforcement actions, with a focus on cybersecurity, white collar defense, and trial work. Ryan was an assistant U.S. attorney for over a decade.
  • Kathryn Betts JD'16 has joined Akin Gump in Dallas where she is a corporate associate. She previously was at Baker Botts. 
  • Frederick Claybrook JD'76, a former partner and founding member of Crowell & Moring, has joined the Washington, D.C. firm Nichols Liu as of counsel. A frequent contributor to scholarship in the field of government contracts, Rick is the author of numerous articles across multiple law journals, and received the 2016 Board of Contract Appeals Bar Association Writing Award.
  • Kamil Chaudhary JD'09 has been appointed vice president and general counsel of Alfresco Software in San Mateo, Calif. He joined the company in 2014 as assistant general counsel.
  • Dan Blue JD'73, Democratic leader of the N.C. Senate and managing partner of the Raleigh law firm, Blue, was the commencement speaker for Livingston College in Salisbury, N.C. on May 4. Dan welcomed these Livingston graduates as freshmen at their 2014 Fall Convocation.