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Kelly Kirby Ballentine ’13 Selected for Bar Association Initiative

Kelly Kirby Ballentine ’13, an associate in the Boston office of Burns & Levinson, has been selected to take part in the Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts’ 2023 Women’s Leadership Initiative. The program provides leadership development and mentoring. Ballentine works in the firm’s Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution Group.

Natalie Braswell ’07 Named Governor’s General Counsel

Natalie Braswell ’07 has been named Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont’s general counsel for his second term, starting in January 2023. She has served as Connecticut’s comptroller since Lamont appointed her to that post in December 2021. She previously served as general counsel in the comptroller’s office for 10 years and as chief of planning, legal and regulatory affairs at the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.

Three UConn Law Graduates Join Carmody

Three graduates of the UConn School of Law joined Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey LLP. Jeffrey M. Beck ’22 will practice in multiple areas including employment, healthcare, and education, working out of the Waterbury office. Meghan F. Buckley ’22 joins the litigation practice, working out of New Haven. Daniel C. Chapple ’20 joins the real estate practice, working out of Stamford.

John F. Stafstrom Jr. ’81 Recognized by Lambda Legal

John F. Stafstrom Jr. ’81 was honored by Lamdba Legal in recognition of his decades of work to advance LGBTQ+ equality in Connecticut and his years of service on the organization’s National Board of Directors. He was recognized at the annual Connecticut Cares event on October 2, 2022. Stafstrom is an attorney at the Bridgeport Office of Pullman & Comley LLC and recently finished a two-year term as chair of the national board of directors of Lambda Legal.