Emily Gait ’19 Appointed Special Counsel

Connecticut Attorney General William Tong has appointed Assistant Attorney General Emily Gait ’19 a special counsel for reproductive rights. She is one of two attorneys appointed to respond to challenges to reproductive freedom following the U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade. Gait joined the Special Litigation Section of the Connecticut Office of the Attorney General in 2021.

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.

Ryan Hoyler ’19 joins Hinckley Allen

Ryan Hoyler ’19 has joined Hinckley Allen as an associate in the firm’s real estate group where he will focus on environmental law, land use, and zoning. Hoyler will join the firm’s Hartford office from Remy Moose Manley, in Sacramento, CA, where he worked closely with developers, engineers, and government agencies to find practical solutions for clients.

Kevin O’Leary ’19 Appointed to Council

Kevin O’Leary ’19 has been appointed to fill the vacant seat on the Prospect Town Council. On February 2, 2021 the Council unanimously appointed O’Leary to fill the seat vacated by former council member Paul Murray, a Democrat whose resignation was effective Feb. 1. O’Leary was nominated for the seat by the Prospect Democratic Town Committee, will serve the rest of Murray’s term to November.