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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 you can update your fellow alums here. The USF School of Law reserves the right to edit all class notes submissions.

Recent Class Notes

John McDonnell Jr. ’63 was nominated to the American Bar Association’s Board of Governors representing District 14.

David A. Garcia ’67 co-authored the book “California Practice Guide: Landlord-Tenant.”

Jeffery L. Boyarsky ’71 earned the distinction as a Peer Review Ratings AV Preeminent Attorney.

William “Zeke” Grader, Jr. ’75 was honored by the U.S. House of Representatives for serving California’s fishermen and coastal communities and as an environmental champion and community leader.

David Clark ’77 was appointed by Governor Jerry Brown to the California Commission on Uniform State Laws.

Illinois Attorney General Bill Schuette ’79 delivered the commencement address at Southwestern Michigan College.

Stevan Douglas Looney, J.D. ’80 authored the article, “The Destruction of WTC Buildings on September 11, 2001: A Court Hearing in an Adversarial Evidentiary Proceeding. Admissibility of Expert Testimony” in Global Research.

Julie M. Kane ’83 was appointed by PG&E to the newly created position of chief ethics and compliance officer and will also serve as senior vice president.

Paul Tour-Sarkissian ’85 was the featured speaker for STEP Silicon Valley’s event, “The Long Arm of The New EU Succession Regulation (No. 650/2012).”

Gonzalo “Sal” Torres ’88 was featured in the Hispanic Executive article “Multiple Titles, One Target.”

Michael Guingona ’89 formally launched his campaign for San Mateo county supervisor for the June 2016 elections, which could make him the first Asian to represent District 5.

William “Bill” Kellermann ’90 joined Hanson Bridgett LLP as electronic discovery and information governance counsel in its San Francisco office.

Tamara F. Lawson ’95 authored the book review “Lawyering in Black and White: A Book Review of According to Our Hearts, Rhinelander v. Rhinelander and the Law of the Multiracial Family” published in the Iowa Law Review.

Joseph Moore ’97 is partner at Hanson Bridgett LLP in the real estate and construction section at the firm’s San Francisco office.

Samuel Coates ’99 became partner at WilmerHale’s Palo Alto office as a member of the corporate, emerging company, and life sciences practice groups.

Kathleen A. Durrans ’99 authored the chapter “Using Revocable Trusts and Conservatorships to Protect Incapacitated Elders in California” in the book “Elder Law Client Strategies in California: Leading Lawyers on Addressing Estate Planning Concerns and Selecting Appropriate Trustees.”

Britt K. Strottman ’00 was named a “Giant Slayer” in The Recorder’s 2015 Litigation Department of the Year competition and one of California’s “Top 100 Women Lawyers” for 2015 by the Daily Journal.

Linda Kim ’01 has joined Bay Area Legal Aid as the director of external affairs.

Cecily Anne O’Regan ’01 co-authored the article, “Using GATT-TRIPs to Improve Development Opportunities: A Proposal for Central America,” with Patrick T. O’Regan Jr., published in the Hastings Science & Technology Journal.

John Demeter ’05 was honored by Citizen Schools as one of their 2015 Citizen Teachers of the Year.

Erin Guy Castillo ’07 became partner of the newly named Stockton law firm, Parish Guy Castillo, PLC.

Jonathan Jaffe ’09 was featured in the article “Finding Their Place” in California Lawyer magazine, discussing the challenges of launching a career in a post-recession economy.

Dylan Rudolph ’11 joined Maynard Cooper & Gale as a litigation associate in San Francisco.

Kevin Jackson ’14 was featured in the DIG Magazine article “To be an Epithet of Achievement.”


In Memoriam

George Wong ’76, April 2015