Christopher Pietruszkiewicz, J.D. ’92 has been named the new dean of Stetson University College of Law in Tampa Bay, Fla. Christopher joins Stetson from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University, where he serves as vice chancellor for business and financial affairs and as the J.Y. Sanders Professor of Law. He will start at Stetson this summer.
Michelle L. Corrigan, J.D. ’97, St. Louis, Mo., a member of Stinson Morrison Hecker, L.L.P., was elected partner. She focuses her practice on product liability litigation.
Robert Zarbin, J.D. ’86, Annapolis, Md., was honored by the Daily Record as one of 25 attorneys recognized for Leadership in Law. In addition, Robert was appointed by the Maryland Court of Appeals to serve on its Standing Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure.
Jaimmé Collins, J.D. ’05 was elected to partnership with the New Orleans office of Adams and Reese. She focuses her practice in the areas of commercial litigation and general business.
Shelly Spansel, J.D. ’05 was elected to partnership with the New Orleans office of Adams and Reese. She practices in various areas of litigation, including labor and employment litigation and healthcare litigation.
Larry Curtis, J.D. ’77, Lafayette, La., was selected for inclusion in the 2012 edition of Louisiana Super Lawyers as one of Louisiana’s top 50 lawyers. He has been listed in the practice areas of maritime/transportation law every year since its inaugural publication in 2007. Larry was also listed in the 2012 edition of Woodward & White’s publication and The Best Lawyers in America. He currently serves as president of the Lafayette Bar Association.
Brendan Doherty ’00, J.D. ’03 was appointed litigation manager in the Houston, Texas, office of Gieger, Laborde & Laperouse, L.L.C.
Jeffery Carlson, J.D. ’08, Metairie, La., and Elizabeth Ford, J.D. ’09, Harvey, La., are graduates of the Young Leadership Council’s Leadership Development Series.
Glenn G. Goodier ’70, J.D. ’71, New Orleans, LA, a partner in Jones Walker’s admiralty and maritime practice, was honored by the New Orleans Bar Association as the 2011 recipient of the Distinguished Maritime Lawyer Award.
Jason P. Franco, J.D. ’05, New Orleans, La., joined the firm of Provosty & Gankendorff, L.L.C., as an associate.
Rob Dordan, J.D. ’11, New Orleans, La., recipient of the Best Comment Award for the Journal of Public Interest Law for 2011, had his work, “Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems (MERS), Its Recent Legal Battles, and the Chance for a Peaceful Existence,” 12 Loy. J. Pub. Int. L. 177, 178 (2010), cited by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit when discussing how the MERS system works in Cervantes v. Countrywide Home Loans, Inc., 656 F. 3d 1034 (9th Cir. 2011).