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University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law - Summer 2014

Alumni News vice president, academic administration and operations, at the Wake Forest School of Medicine, where he oversees administration, operations and finances for the education and research enterprises. | Tony Perez has been appointed undersecretary at the California Government Operations Agency by Gov. Jerry Brown. | Grant Puleo joined Duane Morris LLP’s real estate practice group as a partner in the firm’s San Diego office. | Charles Swanston helped to negotiate a $2.2 million settlement in the Monterey Superior Court in a class action, wage-andhour dispute against a corporation that operated rest homes. He is a senior partner in the Salinas firm of Fitzpatrick, Spini & Swanston. | Peg Carew Toledo has opened a new law firm, Toledo Don LLP, in Roseville. 1996 Colonel Jeff Carra was presented with the Legion of Merit medal during his retirement ceremony held July 15, 2013, at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. Carra was recognized for more than 30 years of service to the nation, and he received a Certification of Appreciation from President Obama. Since 9/11, Carra has had three yearlong deployments to the Middle East, as well as assignments on the Army Staff at the Pentagon; with U.S. Central Command in Tampa, Florida, and Qatar; and at Fort Riley, Kansas. | Adam PACI F I C L AW 43 partner at Felderstein Fitzgerald Willoughby & Pascuzzi LLP. | Lisa Wilkins has been hired as director of marketing and enrollment at St. Francis High School in Sacramento. 1991 Douglas Bordner has been named partner at Myers, Widders, Gibson, Jones & Feingold LLP at the Thousand Oaks office. | Jeanne F. Loftis was named the 2014 Portland, Oregon, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions— Defendants Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers. Loftis is a shareholder at Bullivant Houser Bailey. | Holly Pearson was appointed deputy secretary and general counsel at the California Government Operations Agency. | John Phillips was selected to chair the San Francisco office of Paul Hastings LLP. | Jodi Remke has been appointed as chair of the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) by Gov. Jerry Brown. | Stan Van Vleck has been named chairman of Downey Brand LLP in Sacramento. 1992 John Demas spoke on “Dealing with Typical Case Nightmares at Trial: Gaps in Treatment, Bad Medical Records, Unlikeable Clients” at the 52nd annual Consumer Attorneys of California convention in San Francisco. He is the founder of the Demas Law Group in Sacramento. 1993 Christopher Citko has been appointed as deputy chief counsel responsible for the corporate legal department at State Compensation Insurance Fund. | Christopher Lonn joined Margrave Celmins P.C. in Scottsdale, Arizona as a shareholder. | Morgan C. Smith and his firm, Cogent Legal, announced that Michael Kelleher joined Smith as a co-owner and manager of the firm. Smith, who founded Cogent Legal in January 2011, sought to partner with Kelleher so that the firm can strengthen its service to trial teams, specializing in intellectual property and business litigation. Cogent Legal, a litigation graphics and consulting firm, was voted best Courtroom Presentation Provider in Northern California by The Recorder’s 2013 poll. | Glenn Walsh was promoted to executive director at Ernst & Young LLP’s tax practice in Los Angeles. 1994 Kevin Rosenberg has joined Goldberg Lowenstein & Weatherwax LLP as general counsel and chair of the government investigations and white collar litigation group. | Kelly Ryan joined Kennaday, Leavitt & Daponde PC as a partner. 1995 Anthony Perez was promoted to


University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law - Summer 2014
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