Class of 1985
(Notes posted in the order they were received, with the newest posts on top.)
Greta Wilson Schnetzler, a well-respected attorney with extensive experience in higher education, has been appointed chief campus counsel at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). Greta was jointly appointed by UCSF and the UC Office of the General Counsel. She has served UCSF as deputy campus counsel since 2005. Prior to that, she was a partner at Gordon & Rees, where she specialized in representing universities in all aspects of employment, civil rights and education law. Posted 4.8.13
Lucian Pera, partner at Adams and Reese in the firm’s Memphis office, was inducted as a Fellow into the College of Law Practice Management, which was formed in 1994 to honor and recognize distinguished law practice management professionals, to set standards of achievement for others in the profession, and to fund and assist projects that enhance the highest quality of law practice management. Lucian was inducted at the 2012 Futures Conference and Annual Meeting, held October 26-27 in Washington, DC, as 18 new fellows were inducted as the Class of 2012: Fellowship in the College is the highest honor bestowed upon individuals involved in law practice management. Posted 1.31.13
Amy W. Templeton has been named CEO of McWane Science Center. Amy, who previously worked at Birmingham Museum of Art for 13 years, most recently as the museum’s chief operating officer, was selected after a national search that began in April for McWane, the nonprofit hands-on science museum in downtown Birmingham. Amy also previously worked at Vanderbilt University as director of planned giving, where she and her team raised $400 million in outright gifts, pledges and trusts, and $100 million in planned bequests. Posted 1.29.13
Laurel C. Williams has been named to the board of trustees at Christian Brothers University. Laurel is a member of the firm Burch Porter & Johnson. Posted 4-3-12
Stephen Alexander Bernheim was recently recognized for his service as an Edmonds City councilman. Steve was elected to position No. 6 on the council in 2007. He and his family moved to Seattle, where he worked with the law firm of Bogle & Gates and taught at UPS Law School after teaching English with his wife, Susan Bauer, in Wuhan, China, Steve moved his law office to Edmonds in 1998, where he practices commercial litigation and immigration law. Berheim has lived in Edmonds since 2003. Posted 1-10-12
Jonathan Mack joined Kurtzman Carson Consultants. Jon has more than 15 years of experience in a wide range of complex litigation matters, and he will support the company's growth initiatives as a member of the class action business development team. Most recently, Jon was Of Counsel with Zelle Hoffman Voelbel & Mason in Minneapolis. Posted 11-9-11
Jonathan Mack joined Kurtzman Carson Consultants, a Computershare company, as a member of the company's class action business development team. Most recently, Jon was Of Counsel with Zelle Hoffman Voelbel & Mason in Minneapolis, where he focused on the representation of financial institutions and insurers. He has authored several articles on trends and issues in securities litigation. Posted 7-20-11
Jerry N. Smith has joined Jones Day as a tax practice partner in the firm's Atlanta office. Jerry, whose practice extends to international, federal, and state taxation of corporations and partnerships, previously practiced at another law firm in Atlanta and spent over 20 years with one of the largest professional services firms in the world. Posted 3-10-11
Patricia Q. Robertson is an associate professor of business law in the College of Business of Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, Ark. Her research interests include tax, real estate and employment law. Prior to joining the academy in 2005, she practiced as a member of the law firm Yost and Robertson in Franklin, Tennessee.
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