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Category: Alumni News

Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Elects Rebecca Simmons, PhD (’18) as Principal

July 30, 2020 (Boston, MA) – Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds is pleased to announce that Rebecca (Becky) Simmons, PhD (’18), has been elected principal of the firm. Alice Carroll, principal at Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds, stated, “We are honored to announce Becky’s advancement to principal. In her new role, our pharmaceutical clients will continue to […]

Judah Skoff (’07) joins Greenbaum Rowe Smith & Davis

Greenbaum Rowe Smith & Davis LLP has bolstered its commercial litigation practice with the addition of former litigator from McCarter & English LLP who focuses on business disputes. Judah Skoff (’07) specializes in civil and commercial litigation in New Jersey and New York. Read more

Ellen Rinaldi (LLM’82) named to board of directors of Pennsylvania National Mutual Casualty Insurance Company

Penn National Insurance announced today the election of Ellen Rinaldi (LLM in Taxation’82) as a member of the board of directors of Pennsylvania National Mutual Casualty Insurance Company (dba Penn National Insurance). Rinaldi retired in 2018 as chief security officer and chief information security officer at The Vanguard Group, Valley Forge, Pa. Read more

Jeffrey Poss (’91) of Willkie Farr & Gallagher, nominated for The Deal’s 2020 Middle Market Awards

For nearly three decades, private equity firms have looked to Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP’s Jeffrey Poss (’91) for legal advice on a range of transactions across multiple industries, including the fast-growing financial services, fintech, insurtech and technology sectors. As cochairman of Willkie’s Private Equity Practice and member of the firm’s Executive Committee, Poss leads a […]

Phillip C. Koutsogiane (’73) receives Continuing Service Award for pro bono work

Phillip C. Koutsogiane, Esq. (’73) received a Rhode Island Bar Association Continuing Service Award, which recognizes members who have made a steadfast commitment to the administration of justice to the poor through Rhode Island Bar Association’s pro bono programs. Phillip is a sole practitioner in Woonsocket and concentrates his practice in civil litigation, bankruptcy, wills/trusts, […]

Stephanie F. Friedel (’15) joins Duffy & Sweeney

PROVIDENCE, RI (July 22, 2020) – The law firm of Duffy & Sweeney is pleased to announce the addition of Ralph B. Gillis and Stephanie F. Friedel to its attorney team. As a senior associate, Ralph Gillis continues his practice in the banking-finance, business law and real estate areas, representing banks and business clients. He […]

Robert Salzer (LLM’16) named fellow of American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

Doylestown, PA – Partner Robert J. Salzer (LLM in Taxation’16) of Williams Family Law has been appointed a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), an honor reserved solely for skilled negotiators and experienced litigators who represent individuals in all facets of family law. With his selection, Salzer joins firm founder and managing partner […]

Todd Kahn (’88) to serve as interim CEO and brand president of Coach

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Tapestry, Inc. (NYSE: TPR), a leading New York-based house of modern luxury accessories and lifestyle brands, today announced that effective immediately, Jide Zeitlin, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, has resigned from the Company and its Board of Directors for personal reasons. As a result, Joanne Crevoiserat, Chief Financial Officer, has been appointed Interim […]

Deborah Telman (’93) appointed general counsel of Organon & Co.

Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced the appointment of Deborah H. Telman (’93) as general counsel for Organon & Co., its intended spinoff of its women’s health, legacy brands and biosimilars businesses. In her new role, Deb will act as senior legal advisor to the Board of Directors, […]