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Alumni News family law and international business law. | Michelle Cavalari has joined Drobny Law Offices, Inc. in Sacramento as an associate in the five-attorney firm that is known as one of the premier estate planning and tax law firms in the area. | Daniel Custodio has joined the HMS Law Group in Sacramento in an of counsel capacity. Previously in-house counsel with Numonyx Inc. and Micron Technology Inc., the registered patent attorney focuses his practice on intellectual property. | Gantry Griffin has joined Gaw Van Male, where he will be a part of the firm’s wealth preservation team. The Napa-based firm, which also has offices in Fairfield, Vacaville and Redlands, specializes in business law, estate planning and related litigation. | Steve Hansen emerged as the winner of a hotly contested race for the District 4 seat on the Sacramento City Council, winning 50.1 percent of the votes cast. He is a senior regional manager at the California-based biotechnology company Genentech. | Louinda Lacey has joined Somach Simmons & Dunn as an associate. The December 2010 Order of the Coif graduate will focus her practice on environmental litigation, water quality and natural resources law. | Katie Oldham 48 summer 20 1 3 was hired as an attorney for the domestic violence project at Casa Cornelia Law Center, a public interest law firm providing pro bono legal services to victims of human and civil rights violations, in San Diego.  2012 Patrick Blood joined Atlas Entertainment in legal and business affairs. | Carissa Bouwer has joined DLP Piper as an associate in its trademark, copyright and media practice group, based in Sacramento. | Rosanna L. Carvacho has joined the government relations group as counsel and legislative advocate at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Shreck. | Dan Cucchi has joined the office of California State Senator Ellen Corbett, ’85, as her principal consultant. | Tony Danielson has joined the Law Office of Ian Gordon Farmers Insurance Exchange in Santa Rosa as an insurance defense associate. | Dennis Garcia has joined the Hernandez Strategy Group as a legislative advocate. | Deborah Kollars has joined Remy Moose Manley, LLP as an associate. | Olena Likhachova has joined Spector Weir LLP in Sacramento as an associate, where her practice will focus on trust and estate litigation. | Ashley Lynn McCarthy has joined the faculty at Mississippi State University- Meridian and is teaching legal writing. | Raissa Morris has joined Considine Sorensen & Trujillo APC, the leading immigration law firm in Sacramento, as an associate. | Aerin Murphy has joined Flesher McKague LLP in Folsom as an associate and will litigate in asbestos, employment, railroad and general litigation matters. | Micaela Neal has joined McCormick Barstow LLP as an associate in Fresno where she concentrates her practice on insurance coverage matters. | Megan Sammut has joined DLA Piper as an associate in its Sacramento office. | Erin Smith, an associate at the Arnold Law Firm in Sacramento, was the second chair for a plaintiff who won a $225,000 verdict in Sacramento Superior Court in a multiple automobile accident trial. | Julia K. Vlahos has joined Klein, DeNatale, Goldner, Cooper, Rosenlieb & Kimball LLP in Bakersfield as an associate attorney in its business litigation department. Please send your news and updates to the Pacific McGeorge Alumni Office at alumnimcgeorge@pacific.edu!


University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law - Summer 2013
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