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Hastings Alumni Mag-Spring 2014

{ CLASS NOTES } / Matt Thompson was named in Variety ’s annual “Dealmakers Impact Report” for 2013. He represented Relativity Media in its Ultimates facility with One West Bank. ’80 John Lande, the Isidor Loeb Professor at the University of Missouri School of Law, was named a fellow of Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers, a project of the Institute for the Advancement State Bar Breakthrough As counsel for the State Bar of California, James Wagstaffe ’80 was successful in persuading the California Supreme Court to admit undocumented immigrant Sergio Garcia as a member of the state bar. James writes: “Becoming a lawyer should be based on the content of one’s character and not by characteristics of race, religion, national ancestry, or immigration status.” of the American Legal System at the University of Denver. / Sally Marsh was honored by the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics for her efforts in helping the group develop internationally. She is a director at Drummond March & Co. in London. / Tom Matsuda was named interim executive director of Hawaii Health Connector. Prior to joining Hawaii Health Connector, Matsuda was ACA implementation manager with the Office of the Governor. ’79 Julie Fox Bradshaw was appointed to the Los Angeles Superior Court in May 2013. / Craig Diamond writes: “Diamond Baker Mitchell, nestled in the Sierra foothills, continues to provide litigation services in California, Washington, and New York. Still working waaay too much and way past my anticipated retirement date. But when I’m not, six acres, four horses, and three dogs keep us busy.” / David Humiston, a partner with Sedgwick, was named co-chair of the firm’s Inclusion and Diversity Committee. David is based in Los Angeles and co-chairs the firm’s health care practice group. / R. Steven Lapham was appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown to the Superior Court bench in Sacramento County. / Mark Steiner is co-chair of the trademark and copyright practice group at Duane Morris in San Francisco. ’78 William Cahill, president of Calfox, was recently named to the board of trustees of University of Redlands in Redlands, Calif. / Jennifer L. Keller of Keller Rackauckas has been associated as co-counsel with Mark Geragos of Geragos & Geragos for the retrial of Ischemia Research Foundation v. Pfizer in Santa Clara County. The jury trial commences on April 28. / Gail Mitchell continues her solo family law litigation and mediation practice in Berkeley and was honored to be a 2013 Super Lawyer. Spouse Kenn Kovitz is the senior vice president of sales and business development at World Trade Press in Petaluma. While maintaining a home in Marin County, they look forward to David Humiston ’79 Cathy Moran ’78 Sally Marsh ’80 54 SPRING 2014


Hastings Alumni Mag-Spring 2014
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