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Hastings Alumni Mag-Spring 2014

{ CLASS NOTES } Nicolas Martin ’09 Ollie Benn ’06 Micah Schwartbach ’06 Law in San Francisco. Nicolas handles product liability, toxic torts, premises liability, construction defect, and other complex and catastrophic litigation matters, including trials and civil appeals.  ’08 Jerome Pandell attended the White House Youth Summit on health care law and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Jerome has worked for President Obama as a volunteer and fundraiser since 2008, raising $250,000 for the president’s re-election campaign in 2012. ’07 S. Ashar Ahmed of Nossaman was named to the inaugural Lawyers of Color “Hot List.” He is an associate in Nossaman’s litigation department, focusing on the financial services industry. / Jens Iverson co-edited and co-authored a book called Jus Post Bellum: Mapping the Normative Foundations, published by Oxford University Press. / Jordan Koplowicz writes: “I have switched careers and am now an application engineer at San Francisco International Airport. Although I am still a licensed attorney, I am no longer practicing law and am much happier as a Web developer.” / Megan Lucchesi is a partner at Parker, Kern, Nard & Wenzel. ’06 Ollie Benn writes: “I am happy to share that Firefly Health Innovations, the medical diagnostics company I co-founded two years ago, has received $1.15 million in grants, including a very selective NIH award—a Phase II STTR grant. These funds will enable us to finalize a technology to massively improve the accuracy of tooth decay diagnosis. Our technology, CaviFind, helps for parts of the teeth where dentists currently have no clinically useful way to identify cavities.” / Joseph Ferrucci celebrated the two-year anniversary of his solo trusts and estates law practice in November 2013. His offices are located in San Francisco’s Financial District. / Diana Kruze was named Barrister of the Year by the Bar Association of San Francisco. She was recently elected to serve on the board of the Barristers Club. / Jonathan T. Runyan was made a partner at Goodwin Procter. He is in the firm’s business law department and a member of its technology companies group, where he focuses on the representation of emerging growth companies and venture capital firms, in San Francisco. / Micah Schwartbach writes: “In 2013, I went to work for Nolo as an editor. Among the highlights of the job is Back to the East Bay Teddy Ky-Nam Kwon Miller ’08 writes: “After five years in Washington, D.C., where I worked as a legislative aide for Congresswoman Barbara Lee, I got married to Bonnie Kwon. We had a baby boy in 2013 and moved back to the Bay Area this fall. I’m an associate at the public law and education firm Lozano Smith in Walnut Creek, joining fellow Vietnamese American and former ASUCH President Steve Ngo ’04 and a number of other UC Hastings alums. Thrilled to be back in the East Bay!” UC HASTINGS 45


Hastings Alumni Mag-Spring 2014
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