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of San Francisco’s athletic department. / Rachel Van Cleave has been appointed dean of Golden Gate University School of Law. A Fulbright Scholar, GGU law professor since 2004, and associate dean of Academic Affairs since 2008, Rachel brings extensive experience as an international scholar, professor, and law school leader to her new role. ’88 / After more than 10 years with the California District Attorneys Association in Sacramento, Tom Toller has returned to working as a prosecutor for the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office. Tom writes: “Leaving a cushy gig as a lobbyist, trainer, and publisher for a life in the trenches as a deputy district attorney in the aftermath of realignment and Proposition 36 evinces either masochism or the insanity for which I was dubbed the Wild Boar of Section 6.” / Brad Frazer’s first novel, The Cure, was recently published by Diversion Books. / Judd Law Group has added Dakin Ferris as a partner. Dakin, who was previously in private practice, focuses on software licensing, vendor/ the City of Sun Valley and general counsel to the Blaine County School District. / George Kuney recently published two books, Bamboozled? Anatomy of a Bankruptcy—Baystate v. Bowers and its Aftermath and The Entrepreneurial Law Handbook. He and his wife, Donna Looper, are the authors of CEB’s California Law of Contracts, updated annually, and the soon to be published A Civil Action: Neely v. Fox Dissected, a book designed to introduce law students and other legal novices to the mechanisms, procedures, and doctrine that underlie the civil litigation process. George and Donna live in Knoxville, Tennessee, and teach at the University of Tennessee College of Law. / Christopher Aguilar opened his own practice in December 2009 in downtown San Francisco and is helping local opera businesses as an outside general counsel. His daughter, Amalia, 18, is a freshman at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and his son, Zachary, 6, is in kindergarten at St. Vincent de Paul School. His wife, Regina, continues working for the Oakland A’s and the Jewish Community Center role as lead counsel in the following matters: for Tyson in its antitrust litigation with the DOJ, for SunGard Data System in its $1.6 billion sale of its Higher Education division, and for Omnicare in its attempted hostile acquisition of PharMerica. ’90 / Alex Tse was named new chief of civil litigation in the U.S. Attorney’s Office by U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag. / Mary Ellen Lemieux received her Master of Social Work from San Francisco State University in May 2012. ’89 / Adam B. King continues to enjoy practicing law in Sun Valley, Idaho. His immigration practice focuses on academic and health care immigration. He is also city attorney for { class notes } Rob Epstein ‘91 the premier resource for information on all aspects of dispute resolution and enjoys strong support from professionals both nationally and internationally. Ruth is a full-time mediator and arbitrator in the Bay Area. / Rob Epstein opened the Epstein Law Firm in January 2012, focusing on trusts and estates litigation and real estate litigation. Rob continues to serve as city attorney for several Marin County cities. / John D. Harkrider of Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider was named Competition Lawyer of the Year (worldwide) by Global Competition Review for his role as co-lead counsel for Google in its $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility and $700 million acquisition of ITA (both of which were investigated by the U.S. Department of Justice), as well as his Adam B. King ‘89 42 spring 2013


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