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Alumni News paci f i c l aw 45 for a company that won a $4 million bench decision in an Orange Superior Court case last fall involving fraud and breach of fiduciary duty. | Christine Jacob was sworn in as president of the Women Lawyers of Sacramento. She is a partner at the Roseville office of Hansen Kohls Jones Sommer & Jacob LLP, where her civil litigation practice focuses on professional liability defense and business litigation. | Duncan McFetridge has joined Mercury Public Affairs as managing director. | Stephanie Quinn was co-counsel for a defense team that won a San Bernardino Superior Court negligent supervision trial in which an injured plaintiff sought more than $1.4 million in damages. She is a specialist in employment law and railroad litigation at Murphy Campbell Guthrie & Alliston PLC in Sacramento. 2002 Carrie Nocella was appointed to the executive committee of the Anaheim Chamber of Commerce board of directors. She is the director of governmental relations and minority business development at the Disneyland Resort. | Anne O’Donnell recently accepted a position as senior writer for legal professional content with Findlaw, a Thomson Reuters company. Previously a civil litigator in San Francisco, she continues to serve on the board of directors for the Queen’s Bench Bar Association of the Bay Area. | Jim Pettis has been elected to partnership at Bryan Cave LLP in Los Angeles. His litigation practice concentrates on complex and multidistrict aviation-related product liability actions throughout the United States and its territories, Canada and Europe. | Erica Rosasco has joined Flesher McKague LLP as a partner at the Folsom firm where she will represent businesses and insurance companies in employment, casualty and general litigation matters. 2003 Angelique Ashby, the vice mayor of the city of Sacramento and owner of Ashby Consulting LLC, was named to the Sacramento Business Journal ’s “40 Under 40” list of most accomplished, talented and influential young professionals in Sacramento. | William Lapcevic has joined the Sacramento law firm Ellis Law Group, LLP as a senior associate attorney. He previously practiced commercial and professional liability law with Arata, Swingle, Sodhi, & Van Egmond in Modesto. | Daniel McCrary was a member of a team that won a defense verdict in El Dorado Superior Court in a product liability case involving an all-terrain vehicle. He is a trial attorney at the Law Office of Beverly E. Narayan in San Francisco, handling cases for Zurich Insurance. | Analea Patterson and Katie Christine DeWitt, ’06, are two of the three Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe attorneys who received the June Black Pro Bono Award for their work in the Sacramento County Bar Association’s Voluntary Legal Services Program. 2004 William Diedrich has made partner at Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo in the firm’s Riverside office. He represents school districts and other public agencies in labor and employment law. | Darrin Lim has been promoted to partner at Nielsen Merksamer in Sacramento. He specializes in national compliance issues, advising clients on campaign, lobbying and ethics laws. 2005 Joshua Baker has been promoted to partner at the Sacramento energy law firm of Day Carter & Murphy. His practice focuses on oil and gas, energy and real estate transactional matters. | Glenda Corcoran has been appointed as a lawyer member of the State Board of Trustees, the governing body of the State Bar of California. | Venus Johnson, deputy district attorney in Alameda County, was appointed by State Attorney General Kamala Harris to the California Commission on Access to Justice, a group charged with finding ways to help low- and moderate-income residents access


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