The Boston Bar Association has announced that Aaron Spacone ’13 has been selected for its 2022-2023 Public Interest Leadership Program Class. Spacone is an associate at Morgan, Brown & Joy, where he represents employers in labor and employment matters.
Kelly Kirby Ballentine ’13, an associate in the Boston office of Burns & Levinson, has been selected to take part in the Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts’ 2023 Women’s Leadership Initiative. The program provides leadership development and mentoring. Ballentine works in the firm’s Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution Group.
Joel Henry ’13 has been elevated to principal at the international intellectual property law firm Fish & Richardson. He practices in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office in the area of patent protection, primarily in the electrical, computing and mechanical fields.
Jonathan Bedosky ’21 and Joan Tsang ’13 recently joined the law firm of Halloran Sage at the firm’s New Haven office. Bedosky handles complex commercial and corporate litigation, insurance law, and municipal property tax matters as a member of the Litigation and Dispute Resolution and Labor and Employment practice groups. As a member of the Workers’ Compensation and Insurance practice groups, Tsang represents employers, insurance companies, and third-party administrators on issues related to liability, subrogation, and discrimination claims.
Michael G. Curley ’13 has joined Murtha Cullina LLP as an associate in the firm’s Trusts and Estates Department. Curley previously served as chief legal counsel for the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood. Before his legal career, Curley was a social worker.
Andraya Pulaski Brunau ’13 has been named a partner at Day Pitney LLP. She works in the firm’s Hartford office in the areas of intellectual property and technology.
Gov. Ned Lamont recently signed a proclamation marking the anniversary of the death of Lee Sawyer ’13 as Lee Sawyer Day. Sawyer passed away unexpectedly on Oct. 31, 2020, leaving his wife and three daughters. He was committed to implementing environmentally friendly policies statewide as chief of staff for the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. He also launched Recycle CT, a nonprofit organization focused on promoting the importance of sustainability through waste reduction, recycling and composting.
The Bridgeport-based law firm of Willinger, Willinger & Bucci, have expanded its presence in the state with a new office in Shelton and will be celebrating its growth with a grand opening this month. The firm employs several UConn alumni, including James A. Lenes ’91, Heidi C. McGee ’92, Toni M. Gelineau ’80, and Christopher M. Cerami ’13.
Morrison Mahoney has announced the election of Christina Canales ’13 as a partner in the firm’s Hartford office. Canales’ practice concentrates in the defense of medical malpractice and professional liability, representing hospitals, assisted living facilities, and various medical professionals. Canales also has experience defending non-medical professionals, including attorneys.