Shane Goodrich ’13 was named a 2023 Excellence in the Law Honoree by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. Goodrich is an employment litigation attorney at Morgan, Brown & Joy in Boston.
Claire Howard ’13 Promoted to Partner
Madsen Prestley & Parenteau has promoted Claire Howard ’13 to partner, as of January 1, 2023. The firm, which represents individuals in employment and benefit matters, has offices in Hartford and New London, Connecticut.
UConn Law Graduates Named Cooper Fellows
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.
Aaron Spacone ’13 Selected for Boston Bar Class
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 Selected for Bar Association Initiative
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 Promoted to Principal
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 Join Halloran Sage
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 Joins Murtha Cullina
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 Named Partner
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. Lamont Proclaims Lee Sawyer Day
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.