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Justice, a nonprofit law firm in Miami, as director of community relations. The firm provides legal services for vulnerable immigrants and advocates for sensible national immigration reform. ’89 Steve Chanley celebrated the 11th anniversary of founding the Employer Advocates Group law firm, where he concentrates on employment law and business litigation. Since leaving Morrison & Foerster in Palo Alto, Steve has practiced law in San Luis Obispo. He lives in Arroyo Grande, Calif., with his wife, Lori. They have two children in college. / Leah Kalish McGarrigle lives in Palo Alto. She went back to her roots as a history major and conducts legal and oral histories. She and her husband, Phil, have two college-age daughters, Clare and Anna. ’88 Peter Dickinson writes: “On November 11, 2012, I married Julie Gutman, who is a partner at my law firm, Bush Gottlieb Singer Lopez Kohanski Adelstein & Dickinson. I have been managing partner since January. I moved to La Crescenta, Calif., in April { class notes } (what else?), visit the nearby Huntington Library, study California history, and enjoy the warm weather in the summertime by grilling outdoors.” / Reunion Committee: Susanne M. Aronowitz, Kathleen Cattani, Richard J. Dines, Michael Joseph Hudelson, Robert K. Perun, Anthony D. Ratner, Paul B. Salvaty, Kenneth R. Van Vleck. ’92 Rob Coelho was promoted to assistant county counsel for Santa Clara County. In addition to advising the county’s Board of Supervisors, County Executive, and department heads regarding complex legal matters, Rob’s responsibilities include overseeing the County Counsel’s labor and employment law team and its child dependency unit. ’91 Jeffrey Feldman has his own securities arbitration practice in San Francisco, representing victims of the securities industry from all over the world. Jeffrey also recently had his third child, Max, who joined siblings Evan and Rachel. / This spring, Yvonne Lindgren earned a doctorate in law (JSD) at UC Berkeley Law School (Boalt Hall). As a graduate law student, Yvonne published three law review articles, her most recent in Hastings Law Journal. In addition, her work has been selected to appear in a forthcoming casebook. This fall, she will serve as the legal fellow at the Center for Reproductive Rights and Justice at UC Berkeley Law. In addition, Yvonne is an adjunct professor of law at Golden Gate Law School. During her graduate studies, Yvonne received generous and unwavering support and encouragement from her husband, Michael Fahrenkrog, and their three daughters. / Matthew Thompson, an entertainment partner at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan in Century City, earned three major awards in 2013 for his outstanding legal representation. In March, Matthew was named as one of only 50 entertainment lawyers for Variety ’s Impact Report. In May, he was honored by the Hollywood Reporter as a Top 100 Power Lawyer. He was also recognized for excellence by the prestigious law firm-ranking publication, Chambers USA, in its 2013 edition. ’90 David Draper writes: “I have retired. My wife and I just completed an eightmonth around-the-world adventure and are ready to settle down and put the suitcases away for a while.” / Kevin Hicks writes: “My book, Our Easy Life: How We Systematically Avoid Chaos, published last year, has nothing to do with law. It’s about the worldwide standards we take for granted—and how hard our life might be without them.” / Shawn Britton Joost has joined Americans for Immigrant Yvonne Lindgren ’91 Matthew Thompson ’91 40 FALL 2013


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