Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont has nominated four UConn Law alumni to serve as judges of the Superior Court. They are Karen DeMeola ’96, a member of the UConn Law staff for 22 years who currently serves as the inaugural assistant dean for diversity, belonging and community engagement; Paul R. Doyle ’90, a partner of Kennedy Doyle LLC; Walter A. Menjivar ’12, an assistant attorney general in the Connecticut Attorney General’s Office; and Emily Wagner ’06, an appellate public defender at the Connecticut Division of Public Defender Services.
Author: Leblanc, Jeanne
Eileen Meskill ’91 Named Deputy Attorney General
Eileen Meskill ’91 has been appointed deputy attorney general of the Connecticut Office of the Attorney General. She previously served as an associate attorney general and chief of the Division of Government Administration.
Joel Henry ’13 Promoted to Principal
Joel Henry ’13 has been elevated to principal at the international intellectual property law firm Fish & Richardson. He practices in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office in the area of patent protection, primarily in the electrical, computing and mechanical fields.
Lauren C. Davies ’05 Promoted to Counsel
Pullman & Comley LLC has promoted Lauren C. Davies ’05 to counsel. Davies practices at the firm’s Bridgeport and Westport, Connecticut, offices in the area of estate planning.
Rebecca L. Clegg ’15 Promoted to Counsel
Rebecca L. Clegg ’15 has been promoted to counsel at Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP. She works in the firm’s Hartford office and her practice focuses on complex intellectual property litigation.
Two Alumnae Promoted at Shipman & Goodwin
Shipman & Goodwin has promoted Danielle McGrath Braun ’05 and Miriam Lewis ’12 to partner as of January 1, 2023. Braun, a member of the firm’s School Law Practice Group, focuses on public finance and municipal law. Lewis practices in the areas of corporate and commercial finance. Both work in the firm’s Hartford office.
Aaron Baral ’16 Promoted to Counsel
Shipman & Goodwin LLP has promoted Aaron Baral ’16 to counsel status. Baral is a member of the Business and Corporate Practice Group in the firm’s Hartford office, where he represents a variety of companies and venture capital funds on corporate and transactional matters.
In Memoriam: Thomas Cox ’80
Thomas Cox ’80, who worked in government service for the City of Hartford and State of Connecticut, died on December 20, 2022. Read his obituary.
Lisa B. Andrzejewski ’14 Promoted to Counsel
Lisa B. Andrzejewski ’14 has been promoted to counsel at Robinson & Cole LLP, effective January 1, 2023. She is a member of the firm’s Construction Group and works in the Stamford office.
Silvia Schaffer ’12 Elected Partner
Silvia Schaffer ’12 has been was elected a partner at Everett Dorey LLP, where her practice focuses on complex catastrophic injury, product liability, transportation, medical malpractice cases, habitability and mold, and labor and employment. The firm has four offices in California.