Joseph J. McBurney ’07 was recently sworn in as an Associate Justice of the Rhode Island Superior Court. McBurney served as an Assistant Attorney General in the Criminal Division in the Office of the Attorney General prior to his appointment.
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Stephen Bohara ’14 named Partner at Fox Rothschild in Denver
Fox Rothschild LLP announced that Stephen Bohara ’14 has been named Partner at the firm’s office in Denver. Bohara specializes in helping clients with a wide range of commercial real estate matters.
Dire Tladi ’00 LLM Nominated to International Court of Justice
The Cabinet of South Africa has nominated Dire D. Tladi, who earned an LLM in U.S. Legal Studies at UConn School of Law in 2000, to serve as a judge of the International Court of Justice, also known as the World Court. Tladi is a professor of International law in the Department of Public Law at the University of Pretoria in South Africa, a fellow at the Institute of Comparative and International Law in Africa, and a former chairman of the U.N. International Law Commission. The International Court of Justice is composed of 15 judges who are elected to nine-year terms by the United Nations General Assembly and the Security Council. Its headquarters are at the Peace Palace in The Hague, in the Netherlands. The election will take place in November 2023.
Shirley V. Hoogstra ’86 serves as Commencement Speaker at MACU
Shirley V. Hoogstra ’86 was the commencement speaker at Mid-Atlantic Christian University’s graduation ceremony on Saturday. Hoogstra has been the president of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities since 2014, where she has overseen the introduction of various initiatives.
In Memoriam: James H. Lloyd III ’73
James H. Lloyd III ’73, who was an attorney for nearly 40 years, died on May 9, 2023. Read his obituary.
Elaine Philis ’90 Joins PEF Advisors
Elaine Philis ’90 has joined PEF Advisors as senior vice president of investor relations. Philis has more than 20 years of experience in this field.
Jonathan Beatty ’99 Joins Goldberg Segalla
Goldberg Segalla has announced the addition of Jonathan Beatty ’99 to the firm as a member of its Civil Litigation and Trial group in Hartford. Beatty has more than 20 years of experience as a trial attorney and a background in general tort litigation, insurance defense, personal injury, construction, and product liability matters.
In Memoriam: David E. Seubert ’15 LLM
David E. Seubert, a physician and an attorney who earned an LLM in Insurance Law in 2015, died on April 15, 2023. Read his obituary.
In Memoriam: Eugene M. Kagan ’56
Eugene M. Kagan ’56, who practiced law for 39 years and specialized in commercial real estate, died on April 7, 2023, at the age of 92. Read his obituary.
Ashley Brown ’09 Promoted at Goulston & Storrs
Ashley Brown ’09 has been promoted to Director at Goulston & Storrs. She is a real estate attorney in Boston, where she focuses her practice on commercial real estate transactions. She is licensed to practice law in Massachusetts.