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Veronica Saltz Turner Named Among U.S. News and World Report 2018 ‘Best Lawyers in America

The Philadelphia office of Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry is proud to announce that four Attorneys have been named to the 2018 U.S. News and World Report edition of The Best Lawyers in America®, one of the legal profession’s oldest and most respected peer-review publications. The selected attorneys, Philip Karter, Veronica Saltz Turner, Stewart M. Weintraub and Kenneth I. Trujillo, were drawn from the firm’s Philadelphia office and were recognized for their work in the practice areas of Litigation and Controversy Tax, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, and Government Relations.

Veronica Saltz Turner, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Lawyer, engages in an active civil trial practice. She served as lead trial counsel for a major corporation in her first federal jury trial. Turner has tried more than 100 cases in both federal and state courts in the eastern region in areas of aviation, product liability, employment discrimination, ERISA, life, health and disability, hospitality litigation, transportation, property and commercial litigation.

Since it was first published in 1983, The Best Lawyers in America has become widely regarded as a respected reference guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on detailed peer-review evaluations, and lawyers are neither required nor allowed to pay a fee to be listed. Votes were solicited from nearly 83,000 attorneys worldwide; 7.4 million votes were analyzed for the 2018 edition. The standalone Best Lawyers magazine will be distributed in more than 30 leading publications around the country, including The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal. A digital edition also will be available.

About Chamberlain Hrdlicka – Chamberlain Hrdlicka is a diversified business law firm with offices in Houston, Atlanta, Philadelphia and San Antonio. The firm represents both public and private companies as well as individuals and family-owned businesses across the nation in a wide variety of practice areas, including commercial and business litigation, tax, tax controversy and litigation, federal white-collar criminal defense, corporate, securities and finance, employment law and employee benefits, energy law, estate planning and administration, intellectual property, international and immigration law, and real estate and construction law.
The intellectual property law firm of Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP is pleased to announce that seven of its attorneys have been named to the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®, one of the legal profession’s oldest and most respected peer-review publications. They have been recognized for their excellence in the practice areas of patent litigation, intellectual property litigation, patent law, trademark law, and copyright law.

The 2018 Best Lawyers include Ronald L. Panitch, William W. Schwarze, Martin G. Belisario, Alan S. Nadel, Weihong Hsing, John D. Simmons and Stephen E. Murray.

Since it was first published in 1983, The Best Lawyers in America has become widely regarded as a respected reference guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on detailed peer-review evaluations, and lawyers are neither required nor allowed to pay a fee to be listed. Votes were solicited from nearly 83,000 attorneys worldwide; 7.4 million votes were analyzed for the 2018 edition.

The standalone Best Lawyers magazine will be distributed in more than 30 leading publications around the country, including The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal. A digital edition also will be available.

About Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP – Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP is a boutique intellectual property law firm with offices in Philadelphia and Wilmington, Delaware. The firm’s IP law practitioners provide strategic litigation, licensing and counseling service relating to patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets, domain names and Internet issues domestically and internationally. The firm’s long-standing relationships with a network of associates worldwide enable its attorneys and advisors to provide clients with global intellectual property advice and protection.

Mia Shorteno Fraser

Class of 2005
- Deceased
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Mia Shorteno Fraser of New York City, passed away suddenly on Monday, June 12, 2017.

Born in Montreal, Canada, she moved to Delaware in 1986, and graduated from Archmere Academy. Mia received her Bachelor of Arts from Georgetown University with Majors in English and Psychology, and completed a study abroad at the University of Oxford. She was a Research Project Manager while at Georgetown under the supervision of David S. Crystal, Ph.D. for a NICHD Social Reasoning Project. She continued her education in San Diego, CA at Alliant International University where she obtained a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology. While in San Diego she was a Graduate Research Assistant under the supervision of Alan Lincoln, Ph.D. on the doctoral dissertation research of Linda Quirmbach, Ph.D., examining the use of social story interventions to improve social and game-play skills in children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. She was also a Graduate Teaching Assistant for Intellectual Assessment Practicum under Elizabeth O. Lichtenberger, Ph.D. and Mark Allen, Ph.D. and a Clinical Psychology Intern at Aurora Behavioral Health Care.

She relocated to New York City and was a Graduate Research Assistant at New York University where she assisted in the research of Susan Andersen, Ph.D. and Social Psychology Doctoral Candidate Joy Xu, examining whether or not transference occurs in the context of current, on-going romantic relationships. She was a Psychology Extern at the Jewish Child Care Association in the Bronx providing individual psychotherapy to children and adolescents in the foster care system, and a Graduate Student Therapist at LIU Psychological Services Center. She had just completed an externship at the Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai West Addiction Institute of New York. She obtained her Masters of Science in Applied Psychology and was about to receive her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology at LIU Post under the supervision of Eva Feindler, Ph.D., Director of the Doctoral Program. She was to begin her internship at the Brooklyn VA in August, and had decided to fulfill her dream supporting our veterans.

She is survived by her parents, Suzanne and Bob Fraser, of Greenville, DE; her sister, Bianca Fraser-Johnson (Michael), of Hockessin, DE; and her beloved nephew and niece, Fraser and Vanessa. Deeply loved and admired by family, friends, co-workers and patients, Mia will be missed by many.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made in her name to the Wounded Warriors Project
(https://fundraise.woundedwarriorproject.org/RTT/Fundraising/individual/In-Memory-of-Mia-Shorteno-Fraser1).

Jamie Cogbill is living in North Carolina with his wife Carrie and two boys, Alex and Will. He is the deputy director of intelligence for the 18th Airborne Corps.
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Douglas M. Bregman, has been named the “Distinguished Maryland Real Property Practitioner” for 2016-2017 by unanimous decision of the Maryland State Bar Association’s Real Property Section selection committee. The award was presented at the MSBA Annual Business Meeting in Ocean City, Maryland on June 16, 2017. The award recognizes the highest level of technical skill, client service, experience, integrity, collegiality and courtesy among Maryland’s real estate lawyers.

Mr. Bregman was recognized for his dedication and contribution to the legal profession, the Maryland State Bar Association, his colleagues and clients over his 40-year career.

He has been nationally recognized in the field of real estate and is a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL). In addition to his contributions to his law firm, Mr. Bregman serves as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center and Columbia Law School.

Mr. Bregman has also been recognized as one of the top lawyers in Washington, DC. by Washingtonian Magazine. He is listed in both the Maryland and Washington D.C. Super Lawyers publications and U.S. News Best Lawyers. He also serves on the Maryland Appellate Judicial Nominating Commission and the Board of Directors of the Maryland Client Protection Fund. Mr. Bregman has also received the Montgomery County Bar Foundation Honorary Life Bar Leader Award and the Maryland State Bar Association’s Pro Bono Service Award.

About Bregman, Berbert, Schwartz & Gilday, LLC

Bregman, Berbert, Schwartz & Gilday, LLC is an AV-rated, full-service law firm offering experienced and cost-effective representation. The firm is based in Bethesda, Maryland. The firm has assisted both established and emerging businesses, consultants, entrepreneurs, commercial property owners and developers, technology businesses, individuals, government and quasi-governmental entities, and many other clients in Maryland, Virginia, and throughout the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

Aquil Stinson

Class of 1999
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On June 30, 2017 Kaili Stevens ( C'01) and Aquil Stinson (MSB' 99) were married in Midlothian, VA at the Boathouse at Sunday Park. The outdoor ceremony and reception was attended by friends, family and fellow Hoyas from classes '96, '97, '00, '01 and GU Med. Kaili, a middle blocker for the volleyball team and, Aquil a running back for the football team first met at McDonough athletic training room but, became inseparable 12 years later in their Brooklyn, NY neighborhood.

The proud Hoya couple honeymooned in Bali, Indonesia.
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Aerospace/Defense Executive

Eduardo Chavez

Class of 1998
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Eduardo A. Chavez (F'98) has been selected as the next Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Dallas Division, which is responsible for all federal drug law enforcement in North Texas and Oklahoma. Special Agent Chavez comes from previous assignments at DEA Headquarters in Arlington, VA; and field assignments in Albuquerque, NM; Mexico City, MX; and Bakersfield, CA. Agent Chavez will oversee enforcement operations in the greater Dallas area.

John Sebastian

Class of 1998
In June 2017 I moved to California with my wife Heather Mack to become the next Vice President for Mission and Ministry at Loyola Marymount University, the Jesuit university of Los Angeles.

Gretta Thorn

Class of 2003
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The Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR®) announced the election of two new members to its Board of Directors. Joining are Dawn Halkuff, Chief Commercial Officer at TherapeuticsMD; and Gretta Stone, Deputy Vice President of Policy & Research at the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA).

“To strengthen our leadership in women’s health research, SWHR welcomes these experts to our Board of Directors,” said Dr. Amy M. Miller, SWHR President and CEO. “Ms. Halkuff’s rich corporate background and Ms. Stone’s breadth of health policy knowledge will help further SWHR’s mission to advance women’s health research through science, advocacy, and education.”

Gretta Stone is the Deputy Vice President of Policy & Research at PhRMA, where she manages a range of issues related to the research and development process, including U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulations, the value of medicines, and personalized medicine. In her more than 12 years at PhRMA, she has also worked extensively on orphan drugs, the biopharmaceutical pipeline, the research ecosystem, the cost of medicines, and marketing and promotion. Gretta has authored many PhRMA reports and publications, including the annual “Biopharmaceutical Industry Profile,” an overview of the sector and a go-to source of data on the industry.

Prior to joining PhRMA, Gretta worked in a lab researching language and the brain at Georgetown University, where she received a BS in biology.

“SWHR’s advocacy for policies that improve understanding of the difference between sexes and that remove barriers to care have made a real difference in women’s health,” said Ms. Stone. “But many opportunities remain and I look forward to helping SWHR drive needed policy change to enhance women’s health,” she said.

SWHR leads the way in advocating for greater funding for women’s health research and for the study of biological differences that affect disease; promotes the inclusion of women and minorities in medical research; pushes for the analysis of research data for sex and ethnic differences; and informs women, health care providers, and policymakers about women’s health issues.

A full list of the SWHR Board of Directors is available here: http://swhr.org/about/board-of-directors/

Michael Malloy

Class of 1973
In January 2017, Michael P. Malloy (C'73, G'83) was elected to the Executive Committee of the Section on Financial Institutions and Consumer Financial Services of the Association of American Law Schools. He will serve a three-year term with the Section, through January 2020. Malloy, one of the founding members of this AALS section, will help to govern the section and to assist in the planning of section panels and programs. In separate news, Malloy was also elected to fill a vacancy on the Executive Committee of the Section on Socio-Economics of the Association of American Law Schools. He will serve in that capacity through January 2019.

Daniel "Dan" O'Day

Class of 1986
Irish America magazine is thrilled to welcome Georgetown University alumnus Daniel O'Day ('86), CEO of Roche Pharmaceuticals, as the distinguished 2017 Keynote Speaker at the Annual Healthcare & Life Sciences 50 awards dinner on Wednesday, September 6th at the New York Yacht Club in Manhattan. Please see the attached invitation for details.

At the helm of the world's largest biotech company and the leading provider of cancer treatments, Dan is the absolute embodiment of Irish-American contribution in the healthcare industry.

The Annual Irish America Healthcare & Life Sciences 50 special edition and awards ceremony salutes the top Irish-Americans in health and medicine, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, hospitals and medical care, research and development and life sciences venture capital.

Previous Irish America keynote speakers include President Bill Clinton and Secretary Hillary Clinton; Ford Motor executive chairman Bill Ford Jr.; Bank of America chairman and CEO Brian Moynihan; the late Donald Keough, former chairman of Coca-Cola; and Vice President Joe Biden.

Sean Cox

Class of 2003
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Sean Cox (C’03) and Kathryn (Schmit) Cox (NHS’05) are proud to announce the birth of their third child, Michaela Denise. Michaela was born in July in Morristown, N.J. She joins big brothers Henry Charles (5) and Lucas Christopher (3).

Robert D'Emilio

Class of 1978
Alex Trebek and I on the set of Jeopardy!
Alex Trebek and I on the set of Jeopardy!
Recently competed on the July 4, 2017 episode of JEOPARDY! and during the question and answer with Alex Trebek was asked about the Mask and Bauble Dramatic Society of which I am a lifetime member. Great honor to talk about the good old M&B.

Tepring Piquado

Class of 2001
Tepring Piquado, PhD (COL 01) is a neuroscientist working on public policy.
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Rose Elizabeth Sullivan was born just after midnight on Father's Day, June 18 at Sibley Memorial Hospital. She lives in Logan Circle with her proud parents Matthew (MSFS '13) and Charlene (MBA '11).
Happy to report that I have relocated from a lifetime in the Northeast to Denver CO, in connection with a new job as Treasurer at Arrow Electronics, Inc. My wife Suzanne and I are happy with the change in weather, and the spectacular daily mountain views.
Barbara McLennan is the author of a three volume series of historical novels. The first, The Wealth of Jamestown, takes place during the period 1685-1700 and has been accepted into the library/research collection of the Virginia Historical Society. The second in the series, The Wealth of Virginia, takes my characters forward ten years to 1700-1710, and was nominated for a literary award by the Library of Virginia in 2016. The last of the series, Blackbeard’s Legacy, will formally be published on Aug. 21, 2017. In connection with this book, McLennan has made a presentation at the Hampton Blackbeard Festival (June 3). The first two books have been accepted into all of the school libraries in Williamsburg and James City County.

Additional information can be found here: www.bmclennan.com

Norm "Norm" Powell

Class of 1986
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Powell Elected to Second Term on Permanent Editorial Board

At its June 2017 meeting in Detroit, the Board of Governors of the America Bar Association elected Norman M. Powell to a second three-year term as the ABA’s Advisor to the Permanent Editorial Board for the Uniform Commercial Code. Composed of members from the American Law Institute (to which Mr. Powell was elected in 2011) and the Uniform Law Commission, the Board monitors current drafting activities of the Uniform Commercial Code, prepares commentaries, and advises its member organizations on further changes needed in the Uniform Commercial Code. Mr. Powell is a partner at Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP in Wilmington, and teaches Secured Transactions Under UCC Article 9 as an adjunct professor at the Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law in Philadelphia.
Dr. Christopher Lillis has been named the Medical Director of the PRIME and Patient Centered Medical Home programs. In this role, Dr. Lillis will work closely with the Primary Care Network Associate Medical Directors and Hospital Based Clinic Medical Directors to lead primary care practice transformation initiatives.

Dr. Lillis will continue his Primary Care practice at the Midtown Internal Medicine Clinic with 70% of his time spent seeing patients and 30% of his time in this appointment.

Dr. Lillis joined UC Davis Medical Group in August of 2015 and practices at the Midtown Internal Medicine PCN site. He joined UC Davis after 11 years in private practice in Northern Virginia where he also served on the Governor’s Council for the Virginia Chapter of the American College of Physicians and as a Member of the Board of Directors for the non-profit group Doctors for America. Through these roles he has been working at the intersection of health care delivery and public policy for over a decade. He completed his medical degree at the Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, DC and then went on to complete his Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine at Duke University Hospital in Durham, NC. He is married to his wife Amy, and they have a 6 year old son, TJ.

Please join me in welcoming Dr. Lillis to this new role.
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