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Alumni News paci f i c l aw 31 L u i s M o g o ll ó n Services. | Jim Houston has been appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown as undersecretary of the Department of Food and Agriculture, where he has served as deputy secretary since 2011. 2010 Elizabeth Kiessling Buff earned a Master of Arts in National Security from the U.S. Naval War College. A lieutenant in the JAG Corps, she is stationed in Hawaii. | Lan Diep won the San Jose District 4 Council election. 2011 Kim Bowman has been named as a candidate for Utah’s lieutenant governor with gubernatorial candidate Mike Weinholtz. | Mariam El-menshawi was named the recipient of the National Crime Victims Law Institute 2016 Legal Advocacy Award. | Steve Hansen, who joined McGeorge as the director of capital initiatives, won the Sacramento District 4 City Council election. 2012 Roseanna Carvacho was promoted to senior policy advisor and counsel in Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck’s governmental relations group in Sacramento. | Justin Delacruz was appointed to the State Bar of California Attorney Diversion and Assistance Program Oversight Committee. Delacruz has been staff counsel at the California Correctional Peace Officers Association since 2015. | Erika Gonzalez has joined the Coalition to Abolish Slavery, a Los Angeles nonprofit that combats human trafficking. | Colin Sullivan has joined Patreon as its first in house counsel. | Sarah Tobias has joined Archer Norris in Walnut Creek as an associate. | Kevin Walkow was appointed chief of legislative affairs for juvenile operations at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, where he has been an attorney in the Office of Legal Affairs since 2014. 2013 Kalle Mikkola has joined Acquest Law as a partner. | Candace Myers joined the Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office. | Naresh Virdi, formerly known as Naraesh Birdi, founded Acquest Law in Sacramento. 2014 Darren Cordano, Eurik O’Bryant, and Simran Sekhon, have opened a professional law corporation, Sekhon & O’Bryant, in Lodi. | Rebecca Diel joined Parish Guy Castillo PLC in Stockton as an associate. | Natalie Kuffel joined the Thomas Law Group. Previously, she clerked for Judge Morrison England of the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California. | Danielle Lenth joined Allstate Insurance Company in Rancho Cordova as in-house counsel. 2015 Courtney Dowell joined the California Department of Corrections’ board of parole hearings as in-house counsel. | Ernesto Falcon has joined the Electronic Frontier Foundation as legislative counsel. | Selena Farnesi has joined Fresno County as a deputy district attorney. | Kristen Martinez and Monika Troike have been hired as Sacramento County deputy district attorneys. |  Junn Paulino joined the Bohm Law Group, a statewide employment law firm, in Sacramento as an associate. Erika Gonzalez, ’12


University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law - Summer/Fall 2016
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