People on the Move: July 2022
Duke Law alumni in the news recently for their professional moves, promotions, and honors.
Jennifer Brevorka ’09 was promoted to partner at Henein Hutchison, where she practices criminal and civil litigation. Before joining the Toronto boutique litigation firm she was partner in a Texas trial firm.
Adam Di Vincenzo ’02 joined Milbank as a partner in its global antitrust and competition practice, and its litigation and arbitration group. He moves from Gibson Dunn and will continue focusing on domestic and international antitrust competition review of mergers and acquisitions between national and international companies.
James Hoctor ’90 joined GrayRobinson as a shareholder in its business law section after practicing at Lowndes for more than 30 years. He is based in the firm’s Orlando office.
Stan Kalminsky ’10 has joined Goodwin Procter as a partner in its Santa Monica and San Francisco offices. Kalminsky moves from Paul Hastings and represents both public and private companies as well as private equity funds and their portfolio companies.
Amy Kearbey '05 has joined Winston & Strawn as a partner after serving as senior counsel for the Office of Counsel to the Inspector General at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. She joins its health care and life sciences practice.
Kelly Knotts ’13, a member of Winstead’s business litigation practice group in Fort Worth, has been promoted to of counsel at the Dallas-based firm. She represents businesses and individuals in a variety of commercial disputes in both state and federal court, including real estate matters, trust and fiduciary litigation, breach of contract actions, and others. Previously Knotts served as a briefing attorney for Justice Eva M. Guzman of the Texas Supreme Court.
Matthew Lang ’18 has moved to Hall Booth Smith’s new Red Bank, N.J., office from Koster, Brady & Nagler, where he was a litigation associate. Lang focuses his practice on complex construction and general liability matters.
Jessica Millett JD/LLM '06 has joined Hogan Lovells as a partner in its corporate and finance practice group in New York. Millett moved from Duval & Stachenfeld, a boutique law firm, where she served as chair of that firm’s tax practice.
Business and Non-Profits
John Decker ’76 is retiring in August as academic administrator and athletic director at Saginaw Valley State University. He joined the university as associate vice president and general counsel in 2014 and assumed responsibility for SVSU Athletics in 2018. Prior to his career in higher education Decker was a partner at the Michigan law firm of Braun Kendrick, serving for 12 years as managing partner.
Grant Garber ’05 was named vice president for legal affairs/general counsel at Northern Kentucky University. Garber moves from Auburn University, where he served as university counsel and lead counsel for Auburn University – Montgomery since 2018. Prior to that, he was associate general counsel for Ohio University in Athens, Ohio.
Eve Howard ’87 has been appointed to the board of directors of Cogent Communications Holdings. Howard is a partner at Hogan Lovells, where she serves as the global head of the capital markets practice.
Michael Moserowitz '22 has joined the Army Judge Advocate (JAG) Corps. At Duke Law he served as co-president of the National Security Law Society.
John Schwarcz '22 has joined the Air Force JAG Corps.
Mark T. Uyeda ’95 was sworn in on June 30 as a commissioner with the Securities and Exchange Commission, filling a term that expires June 5, 2023. Uyeda has served on the staff of the SEC since 2006. Prior to that, he was chief advisor to the California Corporations Commissioner. He is the first Asian Pacific American to serve as an SEC commissioner.
Honors and Awards
Anne Fitzgerald ’90 capped off her career by being named Canadian General Counsel of the Year by the National Post after winning a $1.23 billion award for Cineplex over a terminated buyout by Cineworld Group. She retired in February. A North Carolina native, Fitzgerald left criminal law for corporate law after moving to Canada, saying, “There is not enough interesting crime here.”
Andrew Galdes JD/MA ’11 was named one of Law360’s Rising Stars of compliance law under age 40. He is counsel at Latham & Watkins in its economic sanctions and export controls practice group, where this year he has advised dozens of clients on sanctions and export control restrictions that the U.S. and allies have imposed on Russia due to its invasion of Ukraine.
Jessalee Landfried JD/MEM ’13 was named one of Law360’s Rising Stars of compliance law under age 40. She is a principal at Beveridge & Diamond with wide-ranging experience in environmental, health, and safety regulatory and litigation matters. Landfried played a key role on the DOJ-appointed independent monitoring and auditing team that oversaw Volkswagen’s compliance with settlements following its emissions cheating scandal.
Stephen McIntyre JD/MA ’10 was named one of Law360’s Rising Stars of competition law under age 40. He is a partner at O’Melveny who represents clients in civil and criminal investigations, government enforcement actions, and private litigation. McIntyre defended Samsung Electronics against price-fixing claims that were dismissed in 2019 and 2020 and Novartis Pharmaceuticals against an antitrust lawsuit that was dismissed in February.
Jonathan Tam ’09 was named one of Law360’s Rising Stars of product liability law under age 40. He is a partner at Dechert in San Francisco, where he represents companies in complex and high-stakes mass tort product liability litigations, class actions, and civil cases. Tam won a major victory for client 3M in December during the largest federal MDL in history involving approximately 280,000 claimants.
Jennifer Slone Tobin '96 has been elected to the executive committee of the Florida business law firm Shutts & Bowen. Tobin is a partner in the firm’s Orlando office and co-chair of its real estate practice group.