Class Notes

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Recent Class Notes 

Michael Cooper '68 will be included in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Cooper is a partner at Oakland-based law firm Wendel Rosen Black & Dean LLP.

Edward J. Imwinkelried '69 wrote “Debunked, discredited, but still defended: Revising state post-conviction relief statutes to cover convictions resting on subsequently invalidated expert testimony” in the Seton Hall Law Review. Imwinkelried is professor of law emeritus at UC Davis School of Law.

Robert J. Spjut '71 wrote Transaction Risk: A Legal Guide to Contractual Management Strategies, published by the American Bar Association.

Michael Withey's '71 book Summary Execution: The Seattle Assassinations of Silme Domingo and Gene Viernes was reviewed in the August 2018 issue of NWLawyer.

Thomas Nazario '75 received the best documentary award at the Be Epic! Film Festival in London for his documentary Living on a Dollar a Day.

Matthew Graham '80 will be included in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Graham is a partner at Oakland-based law firm Wendel Rosen Black & Dean LLP.

Esther Hirsh ’80 co-authored chapter 16, "Limited Liability Companies," published in the September 2018 update of California Transactions Forms Business Entities.

Martha Knutzen '81 has been nominated by San Francisco Mayor London N. Breed to serve on the Aging and Adult Services Commission.

Tracy Green '84 will be included in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Green is a partner at Oakland-based law firm Wendel Rosen Black & Dean LLP.

Douglas Sands '87 is listed in the 2019 Best Lawyers in America.

Thomas R. Burke '89 wrote the September 2018 update for Anti-SLAPP Litigation.

Craig Peters '96 joined the International Society of Barristers.

Kirsten Daru '01 was named by Corporate Counsel one of the 2018 National Women in Law honorees.

Linda Kim '01 was named inaugural executive director of corporate social responsibility at One Legal, pioneering the legal tech firm’s national philanthropic endeavors.

Erica Pickles '01 presented at the California Chamber of Commerce webinar helping supervisors stay well-versed in California's employment laws.

Kate Chatfield '06 partnered with Associate Professor Lara Bazelon to write an article for the Los Angeles Times on wrongful convictions.

David Xue '07 joined the intellectual property group at Rimon PC's Silicon Valley office.

Hannah Seigel Proff '08 opened Proff Law, LLC, in Denver, focusing on juvenile advocacy and criminal defense.

Devin Kinyon '11 has been named director of the Office of Academic and Bar Success at the Santa Clara University School of Law.

Deborah P. Ibonwa '17 is now an associate attorney at Petruccelli, Martin & Haddow in Portland, Maine. 

In Memoriam

Cavan Hardy '51, June 2018

Donald Farbstein BS '48, JD '51, August 2018

Robert Bianco BS '58, JD '61, August 2018