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less travel means I’m around more—drop me a line to reconnect.” / Suzanne Nicholson has been certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization in civil appellate law. / Sheila Sexton writes: “I live in San Francisco and have been representing unions for Beeson, Tayer & Bodine since graduation. My daughter, who was 4 when we graduated, just completed her freshman year at UC Santa Barbara.” / Reunion Committee: Vernon R. Daley, James L. Day, Deanna W. Dudley, Jennifer T. (Schirmer) Dunn, Shannon Dunne, Stephen W. Erickson, Elisa R. Nadeau, Kai Peters, Stacy K. Stecher, Glenn E. Von Tersch. ’97 Victor Clark Cohen writes: “Recalling that awkward moment in October 2010 as I hosted a wonderful welcoming party for our then new Dean Frank H. Wu in my home when my brother announced my ‘engagement’ to my girlfriend, Lorena Vilches (a fact that was not as of yet contemplated)! It is my pleasure to officially announce that on May 19 we finally became engaged. I guess my brother is a modern-day soothsayer!” ’96 Karen Mandel writes: “Hi to everyone. I have been working at the Federal Trade Commission since I moved to D.C. in 2000. I see Laura Stack often—she works at the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau after several years here with me at the FTC. Excited to welcome Molly McKay’s new baby this summer and see others in SF when I visit in August.” / Helen K. Yi and husband James S. Choi welcomed their second son, Aaron David, on April 16. Baby Aaron joins big brother Andrew. Helen serves as vice president and general counsel for the Matteson Companies, a San Mateo-based real estate { class notes } investment, management, and development company. ’93 Ann Haberfelde writes: “I have been working for the last 16 years at the California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District in Los Angeles, as a senior judicial attorney. I am married to a lawyer, live in Pasadena, grow roses Energy Efficiency Judith Hall ’97 is on the board of trustees of the Ronald McDonald House of San Francisco, after serving for five years on the board of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. She is a three-time Ironman triathlete through the Team in Training program and was named one of the San Francisco Business Times’ Most Influential Women in Business in 2013. She is the chief legal officer and general counsel of Recurrent Energy, a solar power developer, and has led negotiations of more than $2.5 billion in project financing. In 2010, she led the negotiations of the sale of Recurrent Energy to Sharp Corporation. Judith resides in Lafayette with her husband, Dr. Paul Nowak, and their son, Dashiell. UC HASTINGS 39


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