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and backgrounds in the United States and Israel. / Patricia Jacqueline Cooper teaches special education at the elementary school level in Maryland and volunteers for the Good Knight Child Empowerment Network. She writes: “My daughter, Arianna, is a junior in high school in a science and tech program. She will be applying to colleges next year. If anyone visits Washington D.C., feel free to look us up.”  ’ 80 / Kester K. So is listed in Best Lawyers in America for energy law, municipal law, public finance law, and utilities law. Kester is a member of Dickinson Wright’s office in Lansing, Michigan. He focuses his practice in the areas of municipal law and finance, energy and sustainability, and administrative and regulatory law. He was one of 11 lawyers nationwide recently elected a fellow of the American College of Bond Counsel. / Harry Chamberlain II has joined Manatt, Phelps & Phillips as a partner in the litigation division. Harry, who comes to the firm from Buchalter Nemer, is experienced in appellate and insurance work, focusing his practice {In Memoriam { class notes } Christina Djernaes ’94 passed away on December 12, 2012. Christina was an employment law attorney, successfully bringing class actions on behalf of technology company employees. She remained active in statewide attorney organizations protecting employees’ civil rights. She founded a charitable nonprofit, the Djernaes Telos Foundation, whose mission is to enhance the community by providing grants to single parents and others in need to eliminate the cycle of poverty. She is survived by her two children, Sophia and Torben, as well as their father, Marc Vraciu; her parents, Niels and Beatriz; and three siblings, Chris, Caroline, and David. Donald Sanders ’94 passed away on April 30, 2012. He was living in Austin, Texas, at the time of this death. James Hoey III ’81 passed away on December 22, 2012, after a battle with cancer. After graduating with honors from UC Hastings, Jim became a well-respected trial lawyer in San Diego. He worked for several years as a defense attorney with Lillick, McHose & Charles, which he left in 1988 to start his own practice, the Hoey Law Firm. He leaves behind his wife, Michelle Hubers-Hoey, a combined family of five children, and many friends and colleagues. Carol Smith ’81, a founding partner of San Rafael intellectual property boutique Hiaring & Smith, passed away at the age of 60 of pancreatic cancer. Over the course of her career, Carol served in-house at Dolby Laboratories, Infoseek, and Intel, and was general counsel for the startup Listen.com. With law partner Anne Hiaring Hocking, she cofounded Hiaring & Smith in 2009. At the time of her death, Carol was also president of the Women’s Intellectual Property Lawyers Association. She is survived by two daughters. Mark Brownstein ’76, an owner of McDonalds restaurants, passed away on May 3, 2012. David John Blackburn ’73 passed away on August 20, 2012. David was an attorney in the JAG Corps of the U.S. Army and retired from active service in 1987, with 20 years of dedication to his country.   Martin L. Anderson ’69, an avid outdoorsman and state government lawyer, died on October 14, 2012. After graduating from UC Hastings, Martin moved to Sacramento to join the state Office of Legislative Counsel. He retired in 1996 and pursued many outdoor activities. He suffered an accident in 2000, when an 80-foot-tall maple (continued on page 46) UC HASTINGS 45


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