Daniel Krisch ’99 has joined Murtha Cullina as the head of their Appellate practice and partner in the Litigation practice at the firm’s Hartford office. He has over two decades of experience in litigation and appellate issues.
Laurence Freiheit ’74, who worked at the U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs, died on September 18, 2023. Read his obituary.
The U.S. Senate has confirmed Vernon D. Oliver ’94 (CLAS), ’97 JD to the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut. President Biden nominated Oliver in May 2023, and the Senate confirmed his nomination on Sept. 19, 2023. After graduating from the UConn School of Law, Oliver worked in private practice, then served as an assistant state's attorney in the Connecticut Division of Criminal Justice from 1999 to 2004 and in the Connecticut Office of the Attorney General from 2004 to 2009. Gov. M. Jodi Rell appointed him in 2009 to the Connecticut Superior Court bench.
Thomas Doyle ’91, who served as a civil rights activist and labor organizer in New England, died on September 11, 2023. Read his obituary.
Laurie (Manion) Hadick ’14, has joined the private equity firm OceanSound as director of compliance. She previously served as chief compliance officer for private funds manager HealthCor Management and as compliance officer for global asset manager Alphadyne Asset Management.
Jeffrey P. Halperin ’92 has been named chief risk and compliance officer for AmeriLife Group LLC. He previously served as chief compliance officer and associate general counsel at Brighthouse Financial
Jeremy Potter ’12 has been named to the new position of president of titleLOOK, having previously served as the company’s strategic advisor. TitleLOOK works in the title production process and creates a new web-based standard for commitments and preliminary reports. Potter also currently holds Board of Directors seats for CATIC Financial Inc., bundle, a Knox Capital company and the Massachusetts Mortgage Bankers Association.
Thomas L. Casagrande ’90 recently was appointed an administrative trademark judge on the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. For the 11 preceding years, he worked in the USPTO’s Office of the Solicitor, representing the agency in appellate and district court litigation of trademark registration and other intellectual property matters.
Gwaina Wauldon ’10 has joined Carlton Fields as senior counsel in the firm’s labor and employment and education practices in Hartford. Wauldon, an expert in Title IX and compliance with anti-discrimination and anti-harassment laws, previously worked for the Connecticut Technical Education and Career System.
Paul Lincoln (Linc) Cornell Jr. ’58, who practiced real estate law for more than 50 years in Washington, Conn., died on June 17, 2023. Read his obituary.