Three UConn Law alumni have been named to the Hartford Business Journal’s 2022 40 Under 40 list. They are Will Herchel ’12, co-founder of Verogy; Dana M. Hrelic ’08, counsel at Pullman & Comley LLC; and Latonia Williams ’09, a partner at Shipman & Goodwin LLP.
Peter J. Maher ’12 was recently promoted to partner at Shipman & Goodwin. Maher has been with the firm since 2013 as part of its practice group for school law. Maher, a former special education teacher, represents boards of education and other entities in school law, with an emphasis on special education matters.
Mayor Caroline Simmons announced that she will appoint Doug Dalena ’12 to serve as Director of Legal Affairs for the City of Stamford. Currently, Dalena serves as Gov. Ned Lamont’s Deputy General Counsel where he has helped create and coordinate the legal framework for the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic well as advising state agencies on legal solutions to various policy issues.
The law firm Wood Smith Henning & Berman LLP. announced the promotion of Silvia Schaffer ’12 to senior counsel, effective June 1, 2021. Schaffer, who works out of the firm’s Orange County, California, office, was previousy an associate focusing on complex catastrophic injury, product liability, transportation, and medical malpractice.
Erick Russell ’12 has been recognized in Connecticut’s 40 under 40. Russell is involved in governmental affairs, both as an attorney specializing in government finance and as vice chair of the Connecticut Democratic Party. He is also a Partner at the law firm of Pullman & Comley and he represents state and municipal governments in the issuance of bonds and other debt obligations.
Alfredo G. Fernandez ’12 has been promoted to Partner at Shipman & Goodwin. Fernández is a member of the firm’s national Environmental Practice and advises regional and national manufacturing, technology, education, and real estate organizations with a focus on environmental and international trade matters.
Wyatt R. Jansen ’12 has been named Partner at Whitman Breed Abbott & Morgan LLC. Jansen frequently handles cases involving foreign law and first-impression legal issues and has trial experience in some of the largest corporate and trust disputes in Connecticut.
Radha Mohan ’12 has been promoted to Senior Policy Advisor and Counsel at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck. Mohan is a member of the firm’s Government Relations Department. She designs legislative and regulatory strategies in areas related to tax, worker training and education, and labor issues for a diverse set of clients that includes public and private corporations, trade associations, coalitions, health insurers and nonprofits.
Alexander Judd ’12 was elected Partner at Day Pitney LLP. Judd counsels energy clients on regulatory, compliance, and transactional matters and assists energy clients with the development and financing of renewable power and fossil fuel facilities.