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The HWS Update

For her dedication to the practice of law, Natalie P. Hempson ’04, an attorney with the firm Bousquet Holstein PLLC in Syracuse, N.Y., was recently named a 2016 Super Lawyer Rising Star. Hempson currently serves as an associate attorney with the firm’s business transactions and real estate practice groups. Created by Thomson Reuters, Super Lawyers

The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office is the largest prosecutor’s office in Pennsylvania and one of the largest in the nation, handling more than 75,000 criminal cases every year. This summer, Jake Shapiro ’17 interned in the office’s south division, working alongside more than 300 attorneys, as well as police officers, parole officers and witnesses. Shapiro,

Thomas A. Mackie ’77, managing shareholder of the Boston-based environmental law firm Mackie Shea, PC, has been elected chairman of the board of the Environmental Business Council of New England (EBC). An environmental business lawyer, Mackie has more than 30 years of experience advising businesses and municipalities facing complex environmental issues. He steps into the

During her internship this summer at the Consumer Protection Branch of the U.S. Department of Justice, Elizabeth “Biz” Chirco ’17 is seeing firsthand how the federal government works to protect consumers’ health, safety and financial wellbeing. In Washington, D.C., Chirco is learning investigative techniques and trial building tools that will help her to determine whether

With his sights set on one day owning a law firm, Connor Barnett ’16 will enter Syracuse University College of Law to pursue his J.D. this fall. The three-year program will allow Barnett to enhance his study with trial classes, internships, and clinic work. “I chose the Syracuse Law program because not only do they

Jacqueline Stevens, professor of political science and legal studies at Northwestern University, will draw on her academic background and her experience as founding director of the Deportation Research Clinic at the Buffett Institute, for her Constitution Day talk on the HWS campus, addressing some of the most pressing issues in national and international politics and

The Honorable Shireen Avis Fisher ’70, William Smith College alumna and Justice of the Residual Special Court for Sierra Leone, will be the first speaker of the 2015-2016 President’s Forum Series on Monday, Sept. 21. As Justice of the Residual Special Court, Fisher presided over the appeal of former Liberian President Charles Taylor, the first

Jeremy Cooney ’04 has been named chief of staff to the City of Rochester’s new Mayor Lovely Warren. He was most recently vice president of development for the YMCA of Greater Rochester. Cooney graduated with honors in public policy from Hobart. He was a member of the Druid Society, Chi Phi fraternity and was president

Attorney John Bulman ’80 and his firm, Little Bulman Medeiros & Whitney PC, have recently joined the law firm of Pierce Atwood LLP. The combined firm creates a larger and deeper concentration in complex commercial and construction litigation practices. Bulman continues to practice in Providence, R.I. One of the leading firms in southeastern New England,

Stuart F. Pierson ’65, a defense litigator, has joined Morvillo LLP, a boutique White Collar litigation law firm with offices in New York and Washington, D.C., according to a press release published on Digital Journal. Pierson serves as counsel in the Washington, D.C. office. “Pierson, who graduated from Hobart College and Duke University School of