Wendy Estela has been named a partner at Kahan Kerensky Capossela in Vernon, Connecticut. Estela earned an LLM in Insurance Law at UConn School of Law in 2021, and her practice focuses on small and medium-sized businesses.
Joseph F. Romagnano ’15 has joined Cantor Colburn LLP as counsel at the firm’s Hartford office. Romagnano has extensive patent experience, and primarily focuses on biotechnology, plant patents, and small molecule pharmaceuticals.
Lahny R. Silva '07, a professor at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law with expertise in criminal law, criminal procedure and evidence, has been elected to the American Law Institute, a prestigious organization of scholars working to improve the law. Silva joined the Robert H. McKinney School of Law faculty in 2011. She has worked actively with REACH, the Re-Entry and Community Help Legal Assistance Program, since 2015.
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.