1980 - 1989

Winter 2014



Diane B. Patrick was promoted to co-managing partner at Ropes & Gray in Boston, MA and for more than 30 years has represented and advised employers in employment matters; as the wife of Governor Deval L. Patrick, she also serves as first lady of Massachusetts.


Mary Craig Calkins moved to Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP as a partner with insurance recovery team; Craig Calkins comes to the firm from Jenner & Block LLP.


M. Katharine Davidson departed from Holland & Knight and joined the estate and trust administration law firm Henderson, Caverly, Pum & Charney LLP in San Diego, CA as partner and chair of the international private client practice.  Rebecca J. Winthrop joined the bankruptcy and insolvency department as of counsel at Fulbright & Jaworski LLP in Los Angeles, CA; Winthrop, who primarily represents lenders, hospitals, telecommunications companies and franchisors as creditors in Chapter 11 cases, was practicing with Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck LLP.


Alejandro N. Mayorkas was nominated byPresident Barak Obama for deputy secretary with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and sworn-in on December 23, 2013. Since 2009, Mayorkas was serving asdirector of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, a branch of the DHS. 


Neil R. Barclay is the new executive director of The Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans, LA; Barclay was most recently senior consultant with the Arts Consulting Group in West Hollywood, CA and formerly was with the Performing Arts Center at the University of Texas and the August Wilson Center in Pittsburgh, PA.  Ralph H. Blakeney joined the Irvine, CA-based litigation boutique, Gordee, Nowicki & Augustini LLP, as a partner practicing complex commercial litigation; additionally, Blakeney’s son Hank became an Eagle scout on March 2013.  Lisa J. Perrochet received the first annual President’s Award from the Association of Southern California Dense Counsel (ASCDC); a partner at Horvitz & Levy LLP, Perrochet was recognized for her long-time board membership, her creation and editing the ASCDC’s Verdict magazine, and her leadership in updating ASCDC’s Web site. 


Gregg R. Cannady moved to Brown and Fortunato, P.C. in Amarillo, TX, where he is a general business law practitioner focusing on mergers and acquisitions, and corporate finance and governance.  Neil J. Sheff chairs the Sephardic Educational Center in Los Angeles, CA; Sheff practices immigration law and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association of Southern California.


Top 100 Leading Women Lawyers in California
Janet I. Levine ’80
Linda C. Miller Savitt ’80
Christine D. Spagnoli ’86
Amy C. Fisch Solomon ’87
Los Angeles Daily Journal · May 8, 2013

Top 75 Labor and Employment Attorneys
Linda S. Husar ’80
Los Angeles Daily Journal · July 17, 2013

Top 75 Intellectual Property Litigators
Richard L. Stone ’83
Los Angeles Daily Journal · April 17, 2013