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Class Notes

Keep up-to-date with your fellow University of San Francisco School of Law alumni through class notes.

Let us know about your professional or personal news by emailing updates to lawalumni@usfca.edu or clicking here. The USF School of Law reserves the right to edit all class notes submissions.

Recent Class Notes

Sanford Diller ’53, founder of Prometheus Real Estate Group, was featured in Bloomberg’s article “Prometheus Billionaire Emerges With San Francisco Rentals.”

Frank Pitre ’81 and his firm, Cotchett, Pitre, & McCarthy, represented the Surfrider Foundation in a case against billionaire venture capitalist Vinod Khosla, who was ordered to reopen the road on his property, allowing public access to Martins Beach near Half Moon Bay.

Alexander “Bud” McMahon ’83 has been promoted to assistant district attorney for the Sonoma County.

Timothy J. Carlstedt ’93 was promoted to counsel at Hunton & Williams. His practice encompasses a wide range of environmental aspects, including compliance counseling, enforcement defense, litigation, and managing and mitigating liabilities for both private and public entities.

Deborah Rosenthal ’96 was recently elevated to shareholder at Simmons Hanly Conroy LLC, where she focuses on asbestos, personal injury, and commercial litigation.

Wade Randlett ’97 has been appointed by President Barack Obama to the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations.

Lisa Barnett Sween ’97 recently joined Jackson Lewis P.C., where she regularly counsels employers on preventative employment policies and practices.

Benjamin Goldstein ’03 was recently elevated to shareholder at Simmons Hanly Conroy LLC, where he represents clients exposed to toxic substances.

Brian Gilmore ’09 has recently joined ABD Insurance and Financial Services as their lead benefits counsel.

Marie Ma ’09, corporate council and director of global equity administration at Gap, Inc., was recognized at the Barristers Club’s 6th Annual Diversity reception for her efforts to increase awareness of diversity issues in the Bay Area legal community. 


In Memoriam 

Robert Dryden 54, October 2014

Martin J. May ’60, October 2014

David Deasy ’68, September 2014