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University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law - Summer2015

Alumni News 24 SUMMER / FAL L 20 1 5 and writing for public speaking. | Michael Middleton has been promoted to shareholder at Trainor Fairbrook in Sacramento. | Evan Smiley has formed Smiley Wang- Ekvall, LLP, with seven of the 11 lawyers of his prior firm, where he spent 19 years. Smiley’s new firm, with offices in Orange County and Los Angeles, specializes in insolvency, business litigation and real estate. The firm’s lawyers include five former federal judicial clerks, the former OCBA president, and the president-elect of the California Bankruptcy Forum. 1993 Chris Delfino has co-founded a new law firm, Delfino Madden O’Malley & Koewler LLP, in Sacramento. | Michael B. Harper was appointed to a judgeship in the Trinity County Superior Court by Gov. Jerry Brown. financial institutions. | Erin Faith Rose published “Selling Ice in Alaska: Employment Preferences & Statutory Exemptions for Alaska Native Corporations 40 Years After ANCSA” by Gregory S. Fisher, Erin “Faith” Rose, Duke University, in the Alaska Law Review, Vol. 21, No. 1. 1989 Eugene C. (“Gene”) Blackard Jr. has been re-elected managing partner for a fourth term at Archer Norris. He has been managing partner since 2008. | Matina Kolokotronis was selected for the 2015 Sacramento Business Journal’s Women Who Mean Business program. Kolokotronis is the president of business operations for the Sacramento Kings. | Alan Laskin received a jury verdict in favor of clients for $7.4 million and with interest and costs exceeding $11.4 million for negligent repair by auto dealership resulting in a paralysis case. | Arthur G. Woodward has joined the Auburn law firm of Reynolds Maddux LLP as a partner. Upon Woodward’s arrival, the firm changed its name to Reynolds Maddux Woodward LLP. He will head Reynolds Maddux Woodward’s litigation practice group. 1990 Bryan Freedman was featured in Variety’s 2015 Legal Impact Report. He is a partner at Freedman & Taitelman, LLP. 1991 Fredericka McGee was selected for the 2015 Sacramento Business Journal’s Women Who Mean Business program. McGee is general counsel and deputy chief of staff for the California State Assembly. | W. Kearse McGill was appointed as the presiding judge for the Stockton District Office of the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board. McGill was also appointed by the California State Bar board of trustees to the Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct, which writes ethics advisory opinions for the California State Bar. 1992 Gina Genova has retired from the active practice of law to work full time for UC Santa Barbara teaching legal writing, business writing Eric Barnum, ’94 Norman E. Allen, ’94


University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law - Summer2015
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