Class Notes Archive - 2000's


Class of 2000

Erika (Barrie) Martin-Doyle

In March, 2002, I left my clerkship with the judges of the Massachusetts Superior Court in western Massachusetts to join Morrison, Mahoney & Miller's Springfield office. My primary practice area is medical malpractice defense, but I also do some general liability defense as well. (10/02)

Jason M. Brocks

I married Sarah Edelman on April 17, 2005, at the New York Botanical Garden. I also recently started my own health law practice in New York City, where I provide corporate and regulatory advice to physicians and dentists, and legal advice to patients regarding issues such as health care proxies, health insurance coverage, and the rights of hospital and nursing home patients. (8/05)

Marc O. DeGirolami

I spent some time working at Sullivan & Worcester in Boston., then a federal district court clerkship for Judge William E. Smith in Rhode Island, and after that a clerkship for Judge Farris of the 9th Circuit in Seattle. I'm getting my LL.M. in criminal law and legal theory at Columbia Law School this year. I would love to hear from BU alums. (8/05)

Timothy P. Heaton

I have been living in New York since graduation. I worked at a small intellectual property firm, which primarily practiced patent litigation and some patent prosecution. The original firm was absorbed by Morgan Lewis in 2002. I continue to work with essentially the same core group of attorneys at the new firm. (8/05)

Theodore C. George

Theodore recently joined the law firm of Parker, Poe, Adams & Bernstein L.L.P. as an associate in the Charlotte office. (1/02)

Ray Kline

After I clerked with a large personal injury litigation firm for a year, in 2001 I started my own practice as a solo practitioner in personal injury and civil litigation in Raleigh, North Carolina. Life is good." (10/02)

Panda L. Kroll

My family (Kevin, myself and our three-year-old son, Maxwell Tiberius Volkan) is well settled minutes from the beach here in Ventura County, located halfway between Disneyland and Santa Barbara. I work full-time in private practice and am active in our County's Bar Association, especially in writing for Citations, our bar journal. (6/05)

Daniel A. Miller

As of August, I have been married for five years (that slate of post-bar exam marriages really racked up). I practice collections and business law north of Boston. My wife, Meredith, and I enjoy travel, dogs, and comic books and eagerly anticipate seeing old friends at the Reunion. (6/05)

Anthony Miranda

Anthony left Hogan & Hartson L.L.P. In Washington, DC to join the Department of State as a Foreign Service Officer. He is currently serving overseas in Madrid, Spain as a consular officer. Most recently, he organized bilateral meetings for Secretary Powell and the foreign ministers of other delegations participating in the Iraqi Donor Conference. (2/04)

Class of 2000! I'm so sorry I won't be in Boston to celebrate our five-year reunion. I will have just started Bulgarian-language training in D.C. for my new posting as Cultural Attache at the U.S. Embassy in Sofia. I should arrive in Sofia in October 2006; come visit me! (6/05)

David Schur

After graduating BU Law in 2000, I was an associate at the Washington DC law firm Dickstein Shapiro Morin and Oshinski. I left in September 2002, and am currently living in Albuquerque, New Mexico and clerking for Judge Harris Hartz of the US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit in Albuquerque. (3/03)

Tania N. Shah

I developed an innovative legal education company called "LawTutors" a few years back and we are growing extremely fast. We employ New England attorneys from the area who would like to teach in their spare time. We are also co-sponsoring the ABA Student Conference this Columbus Day Weekend at Suffolk Law. It would be great to have BU Law alum on the teaching staff! (6/06)

Patricia Stembridge Sprain

After practicing media law in New York and Minnesota, I am now going in-house to CNN in Atlanta, where I will work full-time on media issues. (6/05)

Michael P. Twohig

The law firm of Perkins, Smith & Cohen, LLP in Boston announced on February 1, 2002 that Michael P. Twohig joined the firm's Litigation Group and is admitted to practice law before the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts and the United States District Court Bar for the District of Massachusetts.

Mr. Twohig graduated cum laude from Harvard University in 1993 and received his JD from the Boston University School of Law in 2000. He is a member of the Massachusetts and Boston Bar Associations.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Twohig served a one-year term as a law clerk to the Justices of the Massachusetts Superior Court, assisting them in all phases of civil and criminal litigation including drafting decisions, legal memoranda, and jury instructions.

Before attending law school, Mr. Twohig resided for several years in Mexico City, Mexico where he taught English to executives and university students. He is fluent in Spanish. Currently, Mr. Twohig resides in Roslindale, MA. (2/02)

Class of 2001

John Beccia

The law firm of Perkins, Smith & Cohen, LLP in Boston announced on February 1, 2002 that John A. Beccia joined the firm's Litigation and Public Finance Groups. He is admitted to practice law in Massachusetts and New York.

A graduate of Providence College, Mr. Beccia earned his juris doctor from Roger Williams University School of Law in 1997. In 2001, he received his L.L.M. from Boston University School of Law in American Banking Law Studies, graduating in the top 8% of his class.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Beccia was an attorney at John Hancock Financial Services where he worked as a member of a claim review team assigned to a national class action lawsuit. He was responsible for the alternative dispute resolution of claims involving allegations of deceptive sales practices for the sales of life insurance policies, mutual funds and annuities.

In his current practice, Mr. Beccia represents clients before the National Association of Securities Dealers and works with senior attorneys in the Public Finance Group with regard to general obligation and revenue bond transactions.

Mr. Beccia is a member of the Massachusetts and Boston Bar Associations, and has studied abroad at the Dickinson School of Law in Florence, Italy.

Mr. Beccia is a resident of Belmont, MA. (2/02)

Christi J. Braun

After completing my MPH in December 2001, I moved to Washington, DC to work for the Federal Trade Commission as a staff attorney in the Bureau of Competition, Health Care Services & Products Division.  In October 2005, I left government for private practice, so that I could expand my practice beyond health care antitrust (and afford to buy a house).  I'd love to hear from my classmates!  E-mail me at 9/19/06

Kelly M. Conway

After several years of litigation practice in San Francisco, I accepted an in-house counsel position with Sony, in its Online Entertainment Division in San Diego. Over the past nine months, I have had the opportunity to work with amazing people on a wide variety of matters in a very fun and creative environment. (6/05)

Marc Fader

After several years as an associate at Dewey Ballantine, Marc Fader has joined The James Mintz Group as a private investigator. The Mintz Group is an investigative firm that gathers hidden business facts all over the world for corporations, law firms and financial institutions. (6/04)

Andrew Mark Greenberg

After a couple of years of struggling as a solo practitioner and contract attorney, I am happy to say things are looking up. I recently joined the Law Office of David Grossack, P.C. in Newton, Mass. as of counsel, primarily practicing civil litigation and collections law. (6/06)

Cynthia (Lambert) Hardman

Since graduation I have been happily practicing patent litigation at Kenyon & Kenyon in NYC. I recently married Robert Hardman, a fellow lawyer who graduated from Brooklyn Law School. We live in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. I'd love to hear from my former classmates. (6/06)

Elif Koymen

Elif just returned to Istanbul from Izmir (a city on the Aegean coast) where he spent 3 weeks taking his equivalency exams to become eligible to practice law in Turkey. (9/02)

Anurag Maheshwary

In August 2005, I joined White & Case in Washington as an antitrust associate. (6/06)

Charles Miller

After working as a litigation associate for a year in Cleveland, I have been enjoying the good life as a law clerk for a recently elected state supreme court justice. On the personal side, I married Michelle in August 2002." (6/03)

Maribeth Minella

I continue to practice in a thriving bankruptcy jurisdiction, working with many large corporations and on multiple asbestos-related reorganization cases. Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP represents Professor Eric Green in his capacity as the court-appointed Legal Representative for Future Asbestos-Related Claimants (the "Futures Representative") in the Federal-Mogul and other asbestos bankruptcy cases." (3/03)

Nicole Sara Piccoli

After graduation, I worked as a clerk for one year. Since then, I have been working as a Deputy Attorney General for the State of New Jersey where I represent the interests of children in cases where the Division of Youth and Family Services is involved. Nick and I are still happily married, and we now own a home in Flemington, N.J., where we live with our two Yorkies: Copper and Daisy. I would love to hear from any of my former law school classmates! I hope all of you are happy and healthy. (6/06)

Alex Rabinsky

Alex has been living in Chicago for three years, since arriving in 2000 to spend his final year of law school at Northwestern. After a terrific time clerking for Judge Pamela S. Hollis of the US Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Alex joined Piper Rudnick last Summer as an associate in the firm's Bankruptcy and Finance departments. (8/03)

Eric Brian Tennen

I spent the last year getting my LLM in Criminal Law. Recently I joined the firm of Swomley & Associates here in Boston. (6/04)

Class of 2002

Neena Barua

Neena practices in Riker Danzig's Litigation Group. In addition to her law degree, Ms. Barua has conducted post-graduate research in history at Jawaharlal Nehru University in India on a Vassar Fellowship. While there, she also served on the Committee for Initiative on Punjab, assisting lawyers working in conjunction with the Human Rights Commission to uncover state sponsored police brutality. (10/02)

Kelly Ruane

Kelly is an Associate in the litigation department of Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A. in Miami, Florida. (11/02)

Jonathan Bakalarz

I was unemployed for a year after graduation. It wasn't pretty but things are finally looking up. I took and passed the New York bar but the economy did not help out in NYC so I moved down to Miami where I took and passed the Florida Bar Exam. I got a job one month ago and am currently a practicing attorney for a commercial litigation boutique in downtown Miami. I'm engaged to be married in September, 2003. So all in all, despite the gloomy economy I'm doing much better than before. Thanks BU. (6/03)

H. Scott Miller

Scott is no longer affiliated with the Hartford law firm of Updike, Kelly & Spellacy, P.C., and has moved exactly two floors down to join Bingham McCutchen LLP's real estate practice in their Hartford office. (10/03)

Lori (Wood) Sievers

I was married in August of 2002 to my long-time boyfriend, Eric. I practiced for a year in the litigation department of DeGraff-Foy, Kunz and Devine in Albany, N.Y., before leaving to join the Health Care Division of Hinman Straub, also in Albany. (6/05)

Cindy Spindler

After graduation, Cindy moved to Atlanta Georgia. She passed the July 2002 bar exam and began working for Sutherland Asbill & Brennan in September of 2002. She immediately became active in the local bar associations and serves as Treasurer for the Georgia Association of Women Lawyers for the 2003-2004 term. (6/04)

Class of 2003

David Fohrer

David will be a senior assistant to the Israel State Attorney, and will litigate tax cases at the Supreme Court. (6/04)