Class Notes

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Recent Class Notes

Harvey Anderson '92, HP's general counsel, has been named chief legal officer and corporate secretary. Anderson will join the company's executive leadership team. Anderson joined HP in 2017 as deputy general counsel for the company's personal systems and 3D printing business units.
 
Craig Simmons ‘92 joined Jupiter, the climate risk analytics firm, as the company’s Head of People.
 
Craig Tanner ‘93 has joined Rimon PC as a Partner in the firm’s Employment Law, Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Practice in their Austin, TX office. He was previously a partner with Reed, Smith.
 
Matt Murphy ‘94 has been named General Counsel of Nautilus Biotechnology, Inc
 
Martin Schwarz ‘96 has been named Orange County Public Defender. He has served as Interim Public Defender since July 2020.
 
Simon Zinger ‘96 has been named general counsel of Entain, a European sports betting and gambling company. He previously served as general counsel of London-based Dentsu Aegis Network.
 
Labor & Employment Litigator Mandana Massoumi ‘97 Joined Seyfarth Shaw LLP in Los Angeles as a partner.
 
Liz Fouts '00 was promoted to vice president, chief legal officer, and corporate secretary of Standard Insurance Company. Fouts joined the company in 2008 and has held several legal positions.
 
Robyn Santucci ‘01 was named Chair of the Board of Directors of OUR HOUSE Grief Support Center. Santucci was a founding member of the Associate Board in 2008 and has served in various capacities with the organization, most recently as Vice Chair.
 
Mitch Lowe ‘03 was appointed to the Ruby Tuesday board of managers. Lowe is the former President of Sizzling Platter, one of the largest and fastest growing franchised restaurant companies in the United States.
 
Emily Compagno '06 was named co-host of Fox News Channel’s Outnumbered. She joined Fox News Media in December 2018 as a contributor.
 
Jim Heffner ‘06, Commercial Litigation Partner with Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP has been named one of San Diego’s Best Attorneys for 2021.
 
Ifeoma Ajunwa ‘07 has been selected as a Fulbright Scholar for the 2021-2022 year to research law and technology issues in Lagos, Nigeria.
 
Erin E. Guy Castillo ‘07, has been appointed by Gov. Newsom to serve as a Judge in the San Joaquin County Superior Court. Guy Castillo has served as a Commissioner at the San Joaquin County Superior Court since 2018.
 
Ryan Hamill ‘07 was named co-head of CAA Baseball. He joined CAA Sports in 2007 and played catcher and first base for UNLV and UCLA, and for the St. Louis Cardinals organization before attending USF Law.
 
Andrew Kwee ‘07 became presiding administrative law judge for the State of California, Office of Tax Appeals, as of Jan. 1, 2021. He started with the Office of Tax Appeals in 2017 and has been serving as acting presiding administrative law judge since June 1, 2020.
 
Abigail Rivamonte Mesa ‘08 was recognized with the Best Under 40 Award by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (“NAPABA”) for excellence in the legal profession and a commitment to service.
 
Jenica Maldonado '09 joined Renne Public Law Group as Of Counsel after serving 6 years as San Francisco Deputy City Attorney.
 
Michael J. Hui ‘10, a shareholder in the San Francisco office of Littler, has received the Best LGBTQ+ Lawyers Under 40 Award from the National LGBT Bar Association. 
 
Cassandra Jenecke ‘13 was unanimously appointed by the Tuolumne County Board of Supervisors to serve as the county district attorney.
 
Yaniv Newman ‘13 has been named a shareholder with Sullivan Hill Rez & Engel. He is a member of the firm’s construction, insurance coverage, and commercial & business litigation practice groups.
 
Elisha J. Yang ‘15 was promoted to senior counsel with Hanson Bridgett, in the firm's real estate and environment practice group.
 
Shounak Dharap ‘16, an associate attorney with the Arns Law Firm, was recognized as a Top 40 Under 40 by the National Trial Lawyers.
 
Ryan Herrera ‘17 was recognized as a Northern California rising star 2021 by Super Lawyers

 

In Memoriam

  • John J. Hulten Jr. '64 - December 2020
     
  • Paulino Duran ‘75 - February 2021
     
  • Trevor Ross ‘13 - Mar. 2021
     
  • Daniel Pascual Iannitelli ‘99 - Mar. 2021