Amy Zinser ’07 has been promoted to the National Wealth Strategies Group in the Chief Investment Office within Bank of America Corporation, where she is a director and wealth strategies advisor. She has worked at Bank of America for more than 10 years.
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.
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.
Ryan O’Donnell ’07 has joined Pullman & Comley LLC as a member and chair of the firm’s new Hospitality practice group. He works in the Labor and Employment practice and is counsel to the Connecticut Restaurant Association and the Connecticut Lodging Association.
The Connecticut Bar Foundation has announced its James W. Cooper Fellows for 2023, including eight UConn Law graduates: Christine Perra Rapillo ’90, Carolyn Cavolo ’99, Natalie Braswell ’07, Sebastian M. Lombardi ’10, Yamuna Menon ’11, Cindy Cieslak ’12, Claire Howard ’13, and Alison Weir ’19. The fellows are chosen from Connecticut lawyers, judges, and teachers of law who have demonstrated extraordinary legal ability; devotion to the welfare of their community, state and nation; and devotion to the advancement of the legal profession.
Natalie Braswell ’07 has been named Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont’s general counsel for his second term, starting in January 2023. She has served as Connecticut’s comptroller since Lamont appointed her to that post in December 2021. She previously served as general counsel in the comptroller’s office for 10 years and as chief of planning, legal and regulatory affairs at the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.
Lahny Silva ’07 has been appointed to serve on the newly-created, civilian-majority board that will oversee police policy in Indianapolis, Indiana. The new board will oversee the rules by which IMPD operates, and citizen members of the board outnumber police who serve on it. The new board replaces the General Orders Committee, which was comprised of police department appointees, and the new board will be subject to Indiana’s Open Door Laws, requiring notices of meetings that will be open to the public.
Hartford Business Journal announced its 2021 Power 50, which aims to highlight private and public sector, nonprofit, higher education and healthcare leaders in Greater Hartford whose power and influence not only change the organizations they work for but the broader community. The following UConn Law Alumni were recognized: Matt Ritter ’07, Martin Looney ’85, Senator Christopher Murphy ’02, The Honorable Joseph D. Courtney ’78, The Honorable Kevin Kelly ’97, Jennifer Jackson ’93, Michael ’83 JD, and DeVaughn Ward ’11. Read their bios and see rankings here.
David Rosado ’07 is joining the Hartford-based law firm, Rose Kallor, the firm announced in September, 2020. Rosado, the former Hartford Police Chief, will work with clients in the public and private sectors on compliance with state laws.