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.
The Aurora Women and Girls Foundation has announced the appointment of Stephani Roman ’19 to its Board of Directors. Roman is an associate at Robinson & Cole LLP in Hartford, where she specializes in the firm’s Insurance + Reinsurance Practice Group.
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.
Tiffany Montouth ’19 has joined Cuddy & Feder LLP as an associate in the Real Estate, Corporate and Finance practice group. She previously worked with another New York firm, specializing in commercial real estate transactions.
Larry E. Grijalva ’19 has joined Hinckley Allen as an associate in the company’s Construction and Public Contracts group, working from the Hartford office. He was previously assistant corporation counsel for the New York City Law Department, Tort Division.
Daniel Park ’19 has joined Conway Stoughton as an Associate Attorney. Park’s practice focuses primarily on civil litigation and he is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association and the Connecticut Asian Pacific American Bar Association.
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.
Trevor J. Larrubia ’19 has joined Whitman Breed Abbott & Morgan LLC as an Associate. Larrubia joined the Firm’s Litigation Department, where he will represent clients in a broad range of complex commercial and business litigation matters as well as general civil litigation matters.