Eight Alumni Nominated to Superior Court Bench

Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont has nominated eight UConn Law alumni to serve as judges of the Superior Court. They are Nicole Anker ’98, the legal director for the Connecticut Department of Correction; Kristin A. Connors ’92, a named partner at Stockman O’Connor Connors PLLC; Cody N. Guarnieri ’12, a senior partner and trial attorney at the law firm of Brown, Paindiris and Scott, LLP; Christine Jean-Louis ’08, the general counsel for the Office of Lieutenant Governor Susan Bysiewicz; Sara Nadim ’10, an assistant attorney general in the Connecticut Attorney General’s Office; Pedro E. Segarra ’85, an administrative law judge at the Connecticut Workers’ Compensation Commission; Nicole J. Tung ’94, a partner at Halloran Sage; and Matthew T. Wax-Krell ’05, a partner at Rogin Nassau LLC. 

Elizabeth Alquist ’94 Receives 2022 Ladder Award 

Elizabeth “Beth” A. Alquist ’94 received the 2022 Ladder Award from the Connecticut Bar Association on March 3, 2022. The award, created by the Young Lawyers Section Women in the Law Committee, honors lawyers who understand the importance of mentoring and supporting more junior lawyers and have “left the ladder down” for women to follow in their footsteps. Alquist is an intellectual property partner and chair of the Litigation Department at Day Pitney LLP in the Hartford office. She co-founded the firm’s Women Working Together initiative, which helps shape the firm’s parental leave and flextime policies and ensures equal pay.

Amy Lin Meyerson ’94 Appointed as the CBA’s Immediate Past President

The Connecticut Bar Association has announced the appointment of Amy Lin Meyerson ’94 as the organization’s immediate past president for 2021-22. Meyerson is a solo practitioner at The Law Office of Amy Lin Meyerson, where she specializes in several areas of domestic corporate law. She previously served as the CBA’s president (2020-21), president-elect (2019-20), and vice president (2018-19). She has also participated in CBA activities such as the Board of Governors and Women in the Law Section. 

Laurie P. Havanec ’94 Joins CVS Health

Laurie P. Havanec ’94 will join CVS Health’s executive team as Chief People Office. Havanec is an HR industry veteran known for developing people-first strategies that champion growth, innovation and collaboration. She will assume the role on February 8 and she will be responsible for aligning talent strategy and culture initiatives to CVS Health’s business strategy and fostering an inclusive culture.