Sunday, June 15, 2008
Posted by: Joe Libertelli
Whistleblower Law Panel
Last Spring, veteran whistleblower lawyers Tom Devine, '80, the longtime Legal Director of the Government Accountability Project, and Mike Kohn, '85, of the National Whistleblower Center and Kohn, Kohn and Colapinto, came to the School of Law to describe their views of their trade and regale law students with war stories.
It was great to see them sharing a stage! Michael, perhaps in part to upstage his former mentor, Tom, particularly stunned the crowd of students when he announced that his law firm would make a substantial scholarship contribution of $15,000!
Stephanie Bullard Ferguson, ‘85, Acting General Counsel D.C. Dept. of Human Resources, served as a Mentor for the 1L class this past year!
Our Heroes Kathy Savoy and Chris Leone, both ‘07 are working at the Baltimore public interest group Health Education Resource Organization, Inc. (HERO) which offers legal and health services and counseling to low-income Baltimore residents.
Thomas Crane, '83, of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C., was named a "Super Lawyer" by Law and Politics, meaning that he, based upon ballots by attorneys in practice for five years or longer, and independent research, ranked in the top 5% of Massachusetts' attorneys.
Ken Morrison, ‘88, was named 2007 Attorney of the Year by the Orange County Deputy Public Defender's Association. Despite taking the litigation plunge more than 15 years after graduating, Ken started off with a bang, winning a string of criminal defense cases. He has since begun doing felony trials. Ken lives in Tustin, CA with wife Sheila, and their son and daughter.
Former UDC-DCSL Student Bar Association President, Blair Miles, ‘06,
now a staffer for D.C. Councilmember Carol Schwartz (R-At Large), has taken initiative and set up a "Facebook" group for UDC-DCSL alumni
! Blair's continued activism on behalf of the School of Law is not confined to the cyber world. He was also involved with Councilmember Schwartz's initiative to honor the School of Law's 13th place clinical ranking by US News & World Report.
And while we're at it, let's also give our thanks to Holly Joseph, '02, for her continuing service to the School of Law. Not only is Holly a Board Member and Treasurer for the Center for Immigration Law and Practice (CILP) but she has also been volunteering regularly with Alumni Director Joe Libertelli, ‘85, and “databasing” financial transactions for the DC School of Law Foundation. Go Holly!
At top, Michael Kohn and Tom Devine. Above, Tom at left, Mike at right
Blair Miles, '06 - still an advocate for UDC-DCSL!