Have you moved to a new city or job? Do you have a baby on the way? Did you get a promotion? Keep your fellow alums up-to-date with your important life changes by submitting a Class Note. We'll publish your news on the web and/or the alumni magazine, Transcript. And if you don't have anything new to report, that's OK, too. You can still see what everyone else is up to on our improved Class Notes page.
Ken Nielson '65 reports: After a career with Mars, Incorporated in Australia and Asia, I retired and became involved in arts management —classical music, mostly— in a voluntary capacity. This led, in 2002, to my wife and me establishing an opera company in Sydney. We are still not quite sure how this happened as I lack any musical ability. It was, though, a very happy accident—probably the most satisfying thing we have done in our careers. We can recommend music as a second or third career to any Boalt alumnus.
Samuel R. Miller '75 of Sidley Austin LLP in San Francisco has been elected to the Board of Directors of the San Francisco Legal Aid Society/Employment Law Center. The Society has provided free legal services to the immigrant and low income communities in the Bay Area for over 90 years.
Diane Yu '77 reports: Like many alums, I am finding service on nonprofit boards to be extremely meaningful and stimulating. Currently, I am the president of the White House Fellows Foundation and Association, which is the alumni organization and foundation for former White House Fellows. I urge Boalt alums to help identify promising individuals with track records of accomplishment in their chosen field, leadership ability, and community service to apply for the year-long fellowship under a member of the President's Cabinet or White House office. I also sit on the board of Oberlin Colege, the American Management Association and American Bar Foundation.
Erithe Smith '82 reports: I was recently re-appointed by the Ninth Circuit to a second 14-year term as a United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Central District of California, effective May 2, 2008.
Molly Tami '83 reports: On February 1, I began a new position as director of the Pro Bono Program at Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University. Chase has instituted a 50-hour pro bono graduation requirement for all law students beginning with the entering class of fall 2008. As director of the program, I will develop pro bono opportunities throughout the Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati area, and will place and supervise students in a variety of public service settings. It's my dream job!
John L. Johnson III '87 reports: I am currently an Associate and director of English-speaking Client Development with DaemPartners, a French law firm specializing in labor law.
Andrew Lueder '94 reports: In March, I will be joining Standard Chartered Bank's office in New York, moving from the bank's subsidiary in Korea, SC First Bank, where I have headed the Wholesale Bank Legal department since 2005.
Michael Harris '95 reports: In the fall, I will be joining the faculty of The University of Denver's Sturm College of Law as the director of the school's Environmental Law Clinic. I am excited to be returning to the Mile High City, where I lived between 2003 and 2005 as an attorney with the Denver office of Earthjustice.
Mark Goldberg '96 reports: We've moved to Las Vegas! From Switzerland to Newfoundland to Florida and now at home in Las Vegas. Susan and Zoey (now almost 2 years old) and I are all settling in and would love to hear from you.
Michelle Watts Zagazeta '04 has recently been appointed to the Editorial Board of The Trademark Reporter, the official journal of the International Trademark Association.