Class Notes

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Recent Class Notes 

Michael Withey ’71 wrote the book Summary Execution: The Seattle Assassinations of Silme Domingo and Gene Viernes, published by WildBlue Press.

Hon. Maria Rivera ’74 wrote the July 2017 update of California Practice Guide — Civil Procedure Before Trial — Forms.

Robert Arns ’75 was a speaker at the Bar Association of San Francisco's luncheon, Civility Matters: An Interactive Program on What Really Matters in Litigation and Trial.

Bill Schuette ’79, Michigan attorney general, announced his candidacy for governor, which was covered in several media outlets including the Washington Post, Detroit Free Press, and Los Angeles Times.

Hon. Virginia George ’84 was appointed to the Contra Costa Superior Court by Governor Jerry Brown.

Keith Soressi ’85 was appointed executive director of the Connecticut Bar Association.

Nancy Burt ’86 was named a partner at Feinberg, Mindel, Brandt & Klein in Los Angeles.

Stephanie Sheridan ’88 joined Steptoe & Johnson LLP, where she will chair the firm’s retail industry practice and serve as managing partner of its San Francisco office. She was previously managing partner at Sedgwick LLP, where she worked for nearly 30 years.

Patricia DeAngelis ’92 joined Murtha Cullina LLP as counsel in its business and finance department.

Anne S. LaWer ’94 joined Littler Mendelson P.C. as a shareholder in the firm's San Jose office.

Tamara Lawson ’95 was named to the executive committee of the 2018 Association of American Law School's Section on Women in Legal Education, where she will serve as secretary.

Tim Scalon ’97 was sworn in as a captain in the California State Military Reserve Army Legal Support Command.

Cecily O'Regan ’01 co-authored Intellectual Property: Overview and Strategies for Entrepreneurs: A Silicon Valley Perspective.

Justin Sonnicksen ’02 became partner with the newly established firm Gearheart and Sonnicksen. The firm represents injured workers in workers' compensation litigation.

Aaron Crews ’04 rejoined Littler Mendelson P.C. as the firm's first chief data analytics officer.

Hon. Rafael Vasquez ’04 was appointed to the Monterey County Superior Court by Governor Jerry Brown.

Stephanie Wolf ’06 was named partner at Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP. Wolf specializes in U.S. business immigration matters.

Michael Cave ’07 published his fifth book, Everyday Dispute Resolution: A Plain Language Guide to Conflict, available on Amazon Kindle.

John Hong ’07 accepted the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Silicon Valley 2017 Hope Award for diversity on behalf of Littler Mendelson P.C., where he is a shareholder and attorney.

Thomas Marrs ’07 was elected partner at Downey Brand LLP.

David Mesa ’07 joined Steptoe & Johnson LLP as an associate in the firm's San Francisco office.

John Hamasaki ’08 was appointed to the 2018 board of directors of the Bar Association of San Francisco's Barristers Club. Hamasaki will serve as president-elect.

Jeffrey Kaloustian ’09 joined The Expert Network. Kaloustain is founder of The Law Office of Jeffrey L. Kaloustian, based in Oakland.

Charlie Millioen ’11 recently opened his San Diego-based firm, The Law Offices of Charles V. Millioen.

Miko Sargizian ’12 was elected to senior counsel at Wood, Smith, Henning & Berman LLP, in the firm's Orange County office.

Ray Manzo ’12 was appointed 2018 president-elect of the San Francisco La Raza Lawyers Association.

Yenny Teng-Lee ’13 settled a human trafficking lawsuit on behalf of two Indonesian fishermen who say they were enslaved on an American fishing boat. The suit was covered by the Associated Press and appeared in The New York Times and Washington Post.

Ronita Bahri ’14, associate attorney at Goodman Acker, P.C., received the Up and Coming Lawyers Award Class of 2017 from Michigan Lawyers Weekly.


In Memoriam

Sanford Diller ’53, January 2018