Achievements

Eric Hudson '07, a graduate of your law school, was recently appointed Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Texas.

Tyler J. Rench, J.D. ’11 joined Jones Walker an associate in the firm’s Business & Commercial Litigation Practice Group and practices from the firm’s New Orleans office. Tyler previously worked for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana as an extern to the Hon. Sarah S. Vance and as a law clerk. Additionally, he collaborated with Loyola College of Law professor Kathryn Venturatos Lorio, J.D. ’73 on updating her Louisiana Civil Law Treatise on Successions and Donations.

Steven W. Hays, J.D. ’95 was elected partner at Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, L.L.P. Steven is a registered patent attorney in the Intellectual Property group of the firm and is based in the Pittsburgh, Pa., office. He focuses his practice on patent and trademark prosecution and litigation, assisting clients in protecting and enforcing their intellectual property rights, providing non-infringement/freedom to operate and invalidity opinions, and preparing and reviewing licensing agreements.

M. Isabel Medina, the Ferris Family Distinguished Professor of Law at Loyola University New Orleans' College of Law presented a paper on "The Challenges of Effective Legal Defense in Deportation Proceedings," at the South Texas Law Review's Symposium on Ethical Considerations in Immigration Reform, at South Texas College of Law on October 11. The paper will be published by the South Texas Law Review.
She also participated in a panel discussion on "Ethical Considerations in Immigration Reform."
 

Gina Mushmeche, J.D. ’98, Henderson, Nev., was selected to be one of the State Chairs for Nevada by the Council on Litigation Management (CLM). In addition, Gina is the State Lead Chair.

Full Press Release: http://www.prlog.org/11691506-council-on-litigation-management-announces-gina-mushmeche-as-2011-2012-state-chair.html
 

Law Professor Mitch Crusto presented reflections on Latino/a contributions to the City of New Orleans at the National Latino/a Law Student Association Conference, co-sponsored by Loyola and Tulane Law Schools, on October 1, 2011, in New Orleans.

Richard Cortizas, J.D. ’02, New Orleans, La., Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s executive counsel, was appointed acting city attorney and head of the law department.

Press Release: http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2011/10/richard_cortizas_takes_over_as.html

 

Charles “Chuck” Bourque, Jr., J.D. ’90, Houma, La., retired from the Louisiana National Guard after nearly 30 years of service. During Hurricanes Katrina, Ike, and Gustav, Chuck flew rescue and assist missions in south Louisiana and was one of the guardsmen who helped rescue survivors in the waterlogged areas of New Orleans after Katrina. As an attorney, Chuck specializes, in part, in maritime and aviation cases.

Professor Rob Garda will be speaking on class action lawsuits and government investigations dealing with special education students in charter schools at Harvard University Law School. The program, titled, "The State of the States,” will feature speakers from academia, government,, the non-profit community and private practitioners. The event will take place on October 4-5.

Carol A. Newman, J.D. ’84 was named one of the Top Ten Business Women of the Year by The American Business Women’s Association (ABWA). This is a national program that honors 10 outstanding members for achieving excellence in career, education, and community involvement. Carol, who also does business as Newman Title Insurance Agency, lost her home and was displaced due to Hurricane Katrina. Not only did she survive and relocate to Baton Rouge, she expanded her private law practice with offices in both New Orleans and Baton Rouge.

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