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’79 / Nancy Powers recently relocated her practice to San Ramon. She writes: “I’m using my three-decade career in estate planning, trust law, and financial services assisting families with confidential mediation to prepare their heirs for the inevitable aging and loss of parents.” Nancy has provided these services to wealthy clients for much of her career and is now bringing the concept of heir preparation to the middle class. Her most recently published article is “The Best Estate Plan Is No Match for Unprepared Heirs.” Nancy is a member of the Contra Costa County Elder Law Center Advisory Board and the Harry Bridges Foundation advisory board. She was recently elected to the board of directors of the Contra Costa County Bar Association ADR Section. “For those of you who remember my daughter Ciarda roller skating in the corridors, she married a lawyer who is a director at Esurance, and they have a very bright daughter. Ciarda has an illustrious career in the Internet world, currently serving as senior UX designer at Confirmit.” / The updated and expanded second edition of Valerie Fontaine’s book, The Right Moves: Job Search and Career Development Strategies for Lawyers, published by NALP, is due out this spring. / Judith Schneider has moved her practice to Bali, where she advises ex-pats on U.S. tax questions. She also is a freelance writer for publications such as the Wall Street Journal, Living ETC, and Community Bulletin, to name a few. / Thomas Banducci has helped cofound Andersen Banducci, a new, highstakes civil litigation practice based in Boise, Idaho. ’78 / After a career in education in the East Bay, Lynne Carberry retired in 2010 and moved back to San Francisco with her husband. They give walking tours for SFCityGuides. org, a program of the San Francisco Library. They also take care of their granddaughter, Anna Pavitt, who was born last summer. / Howard Gaines has recently been appointed to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Mediator Panel. Howard has served for more than 20 years as an arbitrator for FINRA securities cases. FINRA oversees disputes involving securities dealers and their customers. He was appointed to the FINRA Mediator Panel by the National Arbitration and Mediation Committee and is qualified to mediate complex securities cases. Howard has a diverse general law practice in Phoenix, Arizona. He also mediates disputes involving real estate, personal injury matters, and divorce. He has served as a pro tem judge in the Maricopa { class notes } County Superior Court and the justice courts. / Randy Firestone has become a tenured, fulltime philosophy professor at El Camino College in Torrance. / Marc Garfinkle is happy to report that he and his wife, Eylana, are grandparents. He writes: “Of less import is that I have finally become a lawyer’s lawyer. Lately  my practice’s focus has been on advising and representing New Jersey lawyers who have ethics and disciplinary issues. There are a few of those.” / Microsoft hired Nancy Tellem to fill the role of the company’s president of Entertainment and Digital Media. She was formerly the president of CBS Network Television Entertainment Group. / Russ August & Kabat attorney and founding partner Larry C. Russ is involved in both representing apparel companies in copyright and trademark infringement matters and representing clients in the fashion industry. Larry is a co-owner of American Rag Cie, a Los Angeles-based, fashion-forward chain of retail stores, and Industrie Denim, a denim specialty retailer. Nancy Powers ‘79 Judith Schneider ‘79 UC HASTINGS 47


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