Day Pitney LLP announced the promotion of Andraya Pulaski Brunau ’13 today. Brunau will serve as a Partner in the firm’s Intellectual Property and Technology practice area. She primarily focuses on representing clients in trademark, copyright, patent and trade secret disputes in federal courts. Brunau is licensed to practice law in Connecticut and Massachusetts.
Day Pitney LLP has announced the promotion of Lynn M. Fountain ’04. Fountain will serve as a partner in the firm’s Energy and Utilities practice area. Her expertise is in the field of energy projects and resources, and she previously taught courses relating to renewable energy law and energy regulation and policy at UConn School of Law.
Mark Francis Gross, who served in numerous roles for the City of Bridgeport, died on Dec. 14, 2021, at the age of 85. Read his obituary here.
Richard W. Shettle ’56, who served as corporation counsel and interim city manager for the city of Hartford, Connecticut, died on Dec. 20, 2021. Read his obituary.
Matthew W. Hart ’97 has been appointed executive director of the Capitol Region Council of Governments in Connecticut. He will help the organization deal with comprehensive transportation planning and emergency preparedness planning. He previously served as town manager of West Hartford for four years.
Aigné Goldsby ’16 will return to the UConn School of Law as a career counselor after working for several years working at several litigation firms and insurance companies. She will help advise LLM, exchange and international JD students. Goldsby is active in the Connecticut Bar Association and runs a business that is focused on increasing diversity in the legal profession.
Cummings & Lockwood LLC has announced the appointment of Heather J. Rhoades ’99 as the new chair of their Private Clients group, effective on January 1, 2022. Rhoades joined the firm in 1999, and has practiced in various areas, such as estate planning, estate settlement, trust administration and charitable planning. She is licensed to practice law in Connecticut.
Robinson+Cole announced the appointment of Gregory J. Bennici ’03, Jessica Hamilton ’12, and Conor O. Duffy ’13 to new positions at the firm. Duffy is now a Partner, while Bennici and Hamilton will serve as Counsel. These new positions will be effective on January 1, 2022. Read the announcement here.
Marvin H. Lapuk ’60, the former managing director of Levy and Droney, PC, passed away on December 12th, 2021. Read his obituary here.
Drew Hillier ’15 has joined Morrison & Foerster LLP in San Diego where his intellectual property practice focuses on patent litigation. Hillier previously clerked for the Hon. Michael P. Shea in the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut and practiced at Axinn, Veltrop, & Harkrider LLP in Hartford. He is licensed to practice law in California and Connecticut.