Friday, April 24, 2015

          Thinkers & Doers: April 24, 2015

          UC Hastings community members in the news and making moves, April 17, 2015 - April 24, 2015.
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          Professor Rory Little

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          Professor Rory Little had a prolific week, contributing four detailed posts to www.scotusblog.com.

          Professor Jill Bronfman shared her broad expertise on cybersecurity and drones at a couple of conferences, in the media and with a federal agency.

          • She hosted an interactive workshop at the 2015 RSA conference on the California Data Breach law and breach reporting requirements. The workshop, entitled “Does The New 2015 California Data Breach Law Protect Individual Privacy, Corporate Security, Both or Neither?,” was highlighted by zdnet.com as one of a select number of recommended sessions. Signal Above the Noise: Compelling RSA 205 Sessions. 
          • She discussed the pros and cons of national cybersecurity legislation with Marketplace Tech. Marketplace Tech for Thursday, April, 23, 2015.
          • She explained drone technology and addressed privacy issues at a Hogan Lovells workshop entitled “Getting Approved To Fly: How To Navigate the Regulatory, Business, and Financial Hurdles to Operating Unmanned Aircraft Systems.” The audience consisted of drone manufacturers and owners of companies who intend to use drones for business services.
          • She filed comments with the National Telecommunications & Information Administration regarding privacy, transparency and accountability issues surrounding the commercial and private use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in public spaces.

          Professor Hadar Aviram has an upcoming speaking engagement and recently contributed a book review to the Council for European Studies.

          Professor Karen Musalo was mentioned in an article about the plight of migrants fleeing persecution by making the treacherous journey to Europe. The Right to Asylum: Why Europe Has to Take In Migrants Fleeing Persecution. 

          Professor Brian Gray was quoted in an article about a recent California appeals court decision that complicates statewide water conservation efforts. Anti-Tax Measure Complicates California Drought Effort. 

          Professor Richard Zitrin was quoted in an article about the fact that very few law firms represent both Apple and Google due to potential conflicts. In Google-Apple Rivalry, a Conflict Not Easily Waived. 

          Professor Joan Williams was quoted in a couple of articles.

          The Center for WorkLife Law’s “Double Jeopardy” study was cited in an editorial about the biases against women in tech. Girls Who Code: Aiming for Tech’s Glass Ceiling.

          Professor Dorit Rubinstein Reiss was sought out for comments on the proposed California bill that would tighten vaccine requirements.

          Congratulations to Professor Emeritus Geoffrey Hazard who will be honored by the American Law Institute in May on the occasion of his 50th anniversary as a member of the organization. ALI 2015 Annual Events. He was also quoted in an article about the ethics of a West Virginia judge’s solicitation of donations for a courtroom remodel. Mingo Judge Asks Attorneys to Donate to Courtroom Remodel. 

          Editorial Director Jessica Carew Kraft wrote about efforts to improve legal education and the rule of law in Haiti, mentioning UC Hastings' partnership with the law school in Jérémie. Establishing the Rule of Law in a Country Where Hardly Any Exists. 

          Destie Overpeck ‘82 has been appointed administrative director in the Division of Workers’ Compensation at the California Department of Industrial Relations. Governor Brown Announces Appointments. 

          Lynn Tracy Nerland ’90 has been appointed San Pablo’s city attorney. San Pablo Hires New City Attorney. 

          Congratulations to Hon. Sergio Gutierrez ‘83, a judge on the Idaho Court of Appeals, who has been named one of Job Corps’ “Graduate Heroes.” Job Corps names Idaho judge Sergio Gutierrez one of its ‘Graduate Heroes.’ 

          Alex Ghibaudo ’06 was profiled in an article about his improbable return to the practice of law after struggling for many years with undiagnosed bipolar disorder. Las Vegas Lawyer Seeking Redemption Comes Clean About Troubled Past. 

          Congratulations to Randy Shaw ’82 on the recent publication of his book “The Tenderloin: Sex, Crime and Resistance in the Heart of San Francisco,” which examines why the district has survived as an enclave for a mostly low-income and ethnically diverse population in a city of great wealth. The Tenderloin. 

          Congratulations to the following UC Hastings alumni who have been named to the Washington D.C. 2015 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists:
          John Barrie ‘72, partner at Bryan Cave
          Teresa Cole ‘93, partner at Cole Miller
          Rick Fischer ‘70, partner at Morrison Foerster
          Elaine Fitch ‘96, partner at Kalijarvi, Chuzi, Newman & Fitch
          Valerie Green ‘06, senior counsel at Michael Best & Friedrich
          Meaghan Kent ‘05, counsel at Venable
          Paul Knight ‘75, partner at Nossaman
          Daniel Nash ‘83, partner at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
          Scott Sher ‘97, partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

          UC Hastings was the subject of an opinion piece about the challenges it faces and its importance within the University of California system. One University and UC Hastings.

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