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from the University of Puget Sound in May, and son Ben will enter the engineering program at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo in the fall. ’81 Debra Fink Bogaards writes: “My husband, Pieter, and I were sworn in to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court. While in Washington, D.C., we visited fellow classmates Virginia “Pat” Prugh and Damien Walsh ’80. My daughter, Danielle Bogaards ’16, is a firstyear law student at UC Hastings. I am the new nominating committee chair for the UC Hastings Board of Trustees and just completed my third century ride from Carmel, through Big Sur and ending in San Simeon.” / Sue Swift recently sold her 17th book on proposal to famed erotica publisher Ellora’s Cave. { class notes } Davis, Susan J. Harriman, Nam Y. Lam, Deborah R. Lopez, Larry C. Lowe, Michael C. Millea, Charles D. Novack, James P. O’Sullivan, Mark Petersen, Michael J. Smith, Kathlyn E. Snyder. ’82 Allen Bromberger has just published a book, The Art of Social Enterprise. Written with Carl Frankel, it examines how social enterprises differ from traditional businesses and nonprofits, and it discusses various aspects of running a social enterprise, including legal organization, finance, operations, regulatory issues, and exits. / Karl Lucke and his wife, Susan, recently celebrated their 28th anniversary. Karl owns a real estate firm and Susan has a public relations business in Portland. Daughter Hanna graduated courts. / Craig P. Wood writes: “On September 18, 2012, I commenced practice as a sole practitioner. My focus continues to be transactional real estate law. I am enjoying the freedom and flexibility of being my own boss and working from my home in Pacific Palisades.” ’79 Susan Gelender Feder is a mediator in Marin and San Francisco. Her practice specializes in general Tentatively titled Rakes in Tartan, it is the third book in her best-selling Clan Kilburn’s Vampires series. ’80 In May 2012, Michael Fish left his firm of 21 years to join William “Bill” Arnone ’79 as a partner at Merrill, Arnone & Jones, which has served North Bay and San Francisco businesses, organizations, and individuals for more than 40 years. / The Workers’ Compensation Section of the State Bar of California awarded its Applicant’s Attorney of the Year Award to Mark Gearheart at the annual state bar meeting in October 2012. Mark continues his work as managing partner of Gearheart & Otis, representing injured employees before the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board and the Jennifer Keller ’78 Civ Pro Luminary Jim Wagstaffe ’80, one of UC Hastings’ most devoted adjunct professors, also has a vibrant appellate practice. This year alone he wrapped up several published cases. In one, he represented the City of San Rafael over the constitutionality of its mobilehome rent regulations. In a second, Graham-Sult et al v. Clainos, he represented the executor of the late Bill Graham’s estate in a suit brought by the music promoter’s sons in both federal District Court and before the Ninth Circuit. Jim gets consistently high marks from students on professor rating sites. A student this year raved, “Take him over any other civ pro teacher!” Another enthused: “Quite frankly, the best professor at UC Hastings. A real litigator and a complete badass.” 44 FALL 2013


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