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{ class notes } in employment law. Emanuel and his wife also recently had their third child. / Minal Tapadia is finishing up his second year of orthopedic surgery residency at UC Irvine. /Reunion Committee: Rohini Bali, Douglas M. Bria, Eileen K. Chauvet, Ellen A. Fred, Diane E. Hardy, Sarah E. Hines, Constance C. Kim, Scott M. Malzahn, Christofer C. Nolan, Christopher M. O’Connor, Bobby Shukla, Eric J. Wersching. ’02 Sophia Lau was elevated to partner at her firm, Early Sullivan Wright Gizer & McRae. ’01 Kymberli (Head) Aguilar is working as senior counsel at Hanson Bridgett in San Francisco. She is happily married to Danny Aguilar and stays busy running after her 2-year-old once!), and Maisie, 5, is a total crackup, so they have become very good company. I hope all who remember who I am (hint: I worked at the library) are doing well. ’03 Franklin Barr Lebo earned his PhD this year in political science at Kent State University and is teaching at Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, Ohio. Two of Frank’s co-authored publications include “Sino-American Trade Relations: Privatizing Foreign Policy” from Congressional Quarterly Press and “Development/ Poverty Issues and Foreign Policy Analysis” from Blackwell Publishers. / Jeremy Macrigeanis writes: “I am a public defender and karaoke master.” / Emanuel Shirazi recently opened the Shirazi Law Firm, specializing Parisian wedding, and we have a gorgeous two-anda half-year-old daughter, Noemie.” / Emily Holzer Robinson has a solo family law practice in Woodland Hills, Calif. She recently had a baby boy, Jordan. Emily was nominated for the 2013 San Fernando Valley Business Journal Women in Business Awards. ’04 Aldon Bolanos was recognized as the first attorney to obtain a preliminary injunction to stop a foreclosure for his client under the California Homeowners Bill of Rights. Additionally, he and wife, Mary, welcomed their first daughter, Brooke Caroline, into the world. They reside in Sacramento. / Brian Malloy was selected to Super Lawyers’ Northern California Rising Stars for 2013. He previously received this distinction in 2010-2012. Brian is with the Brandi Law Firm in San Francisco, where he lives with his wife, Aimee. / Una Kumph Ravaglia writes: “I’m in the wine country in Santa Rosa doing estate planning. So if you need a trust (or want to drink some wine) look me up on calbar.ca.gov and give me a ring! Lorenzo, 7, just beat me at chess (only Gabriel Bellman ’05 ’05 Gabriel Bellman has been named to the writers’ cast of Action Fiction, and his weekly podcast Film4Thought just topped 17,000 listeners. His movie, The Bellman Equation, will be distributed worldwide by Shami Media this fall. / Mariel Chatman writes: “I am a midlevel associate with an international corporate and capital markets practice at Shearman & Sterling in Paris. I married Thibaut last year in a typical Thibaut and Mariel Chatman ’05 with their daughter, Noemie Una Kumph Ravaglia ’04 Franklin Barr Lebo ’03 UC HASTINGS 37


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