Troutman Pepper: Alumni Newsletter — March 2023
A NOTE FROM STEVE AND TOM
In January, the firm welcomed 26 newly elected partners — our largest-ever partner class — and six counsel. We also celebrated the 20 th anniversary of our nationally recognized State Attorneys General practice, and launched a new client-centered site. Additionally, the co-leader of the practice, Ashley Taylor, was named vice chair of the firm and was recently featured in a prominent story in The American Lawyer.
We look forward to seeing many of you at one of our upcoming alumni receptions and at our upcoming Continuing Legal Education sessions. Mid-year, we are excited to launch our second annual firmwide Week of Service, where attorneys and staff will volunteer time in service to many deserving organizations within our communities.
Be sure to read the full newsletter to learn more about these events, as well as other firm-related news, activities, updates, and more.
Hope to see you soon.
Steve and Tom
Steve Lewis, Chair
Tom Cole, Managing Partner
A NOTE FROM CLARE
We are eagerly preparing for the alumni receptions, CLE programs, panel presentations, and other initiatives that we're offering to alums this year — it will be a lot of fun! In the meantime, our team is diligently working to "spring clean" our alumni records, so please pass along any updates to your preferred contact information, as well as any news that you would like to share.
As Steve and Tom noted, we do hope to see many of you soon!
Director of Alumni Relations
Please enjoy the March issue of our Alumni newsletter, which features interviews with Troutman Sanders alumni John Cooper, executive vice president, general counsel, Endeavor Events, Experiences & Rights and Sports Data & Technology at IMG Worldwide, Inc.; and Pepper Hamilton alumna Christina Hud, health care senior trial counsel and assistant U.S. attorney at the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of New Jersey. John and Christina share how their lives and roles have evolved since leaving the firm.
Executive vice president, general counsel, Endeavor Events, Experience & Rights and Sports Data & Technology
IMG Worldwide, Inc.
(Troutman Sanders alum, 1992 – 1996)
John shares what he enjoys most about his current role at IMG Worldwide, Inc. and the adjustments of transitioning in-house. Read his Q&A.
Health care senior trial counsel and assistant U.S. attorney
U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of New Jersey
(Pepper Hamilton alum, 2011 – 2017)
We caught up with Christina to learn more about her role at the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of NJ and how the skills she gained from her time at the firm continue to strengthen her practice. Read her Q&A.
SAVE THE DATE FOR UPCOMING ALUMNI RECEPTIONS
We are excited to announce that we will be hosting eight in-person alumni events in 2023! Venue information will be shared as event dates approach. If you happen to be in the following cities on any of our reception dates, we'd love to see you there, so please mark your calendars!
Atlanta: Wednesday, April 19 at 6:00 p.m. (ET)
San Francisco: Thursday, May 4 at 6:00 p.m. (PT)
Boston: Wednesday, May 17 at 6:00 p.m. (ET)
Charlotte: Wednesday, June 28 at 6:00 p.m. (ET)
Washington, D.C.: Wednesday, September 20 at 6:00 p.m. (ET)
Richmond: Wednesday, September 27 at 6:00 p.m. (ET)
Philadelphia: Wednesday, October 4 at 6:00 p.m. (ET)
New York: Thursday, October 5 at 6:00 p.m. (ET)
UPCOMING CLE PROGRAMS
April 19: Intellectual Property Spring CLE and Alumni Panel – April 19th – more information on how to register coming soon!
Free Fridays Practicing Legal Institute CLE Offerings
To be included in our Free Friday PLI emails, please contact Clare Roath at email@example.com
ALUMNI ON THE MOVE
Ashley Adams (Atlanta) is now director, legal at White Cap
Dan Alfino (Atlanta) is now associate general counsel at DUMAC, Inc. at Duke University
Emily Anderson (New York) is now partner at Sheppard Mullin
Sarah Apple (Berwyn) is now deputy general counsel at Regal Rexnord
Jessica Beckett-McWalter (Pittsburgh) is now vice president and assistant general counsel at Arconic
D. Troy Blair (Pittsburgh) is now chief legal officer at Civil & Environmental Consultants
Kerri Hochgesang Braun (Atlanta) is now senior corporate counsel, trade secret and copyright at Cisco
Deanna Brown (Irvine) is now director, AOR at GoGlobal
Gena Burns (San Diego) is now partner at Burke, William & Sorensen
Michael Canavan (Princeton) is now vice president and general counsel at The College of New Jersey
Courtney Chacos (Atlanta) is now principal corporate counsel at ThousandEyes (part of Cisco)
Yvonne Clark (Philadelphia) is now head of corporate compliance at Spark Therapeutics
Carrie Collier-Brown (Washington, D.C.) is now partner at Locke Lord
Adam Dennett (New York) is now senior managing associate – global hotels & leisure at Dentons
Earl Della Barca (Philadelphia) is now chief compliance officer and corporate counsel at Groups Recover Together
Thomas DeVita (Washington, D.C.) is now associate general counsel at PJM Interconnection
Lauren DeWitt (Philadelphia) is now global head legal at Novartis
Ryan Ellis (Washington, D.C.) is now associate general counsel and senior director at Mori
Brett Fischer (New York) is now senior vice president at RWJBarnabas Health
Heath Golden (New York) is now president at Marquee Brands
Susanne Goodson (Berwyn) is now executive director and patent counsel at Incyte
Stephanie Haas (Chicago) is now vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary at Amerisure Insurance
Alli Henry (Boston) is now senior counsel at SingleStore
Dan Howell (Richmond) is now partner at McGuireWoods
Natasha Jaffe (New York) is now general counsel and senior vice president at ScaleWith
Katie Kenyon (Pittsburgh) is now lead resolution specialist at Gallagher Bassett
Stephen Kiefer (Pittsburgh) is now vice president and assistant general counsel at Michael Baker International
Charles Koch (Silicon Valley) is now senior counsel at Texas Instruments
Connie Lee (Philadelphia) is now director, compliance counsel at Regeneron
Eunjin LoBello (New York) is now director of operations at Moth+Flame
Katrina Long (Philadelphia) is now senior director, assistant general counsel at Regeneron
Maria Miller (Philadelphia) is now managing assistant general counsel at Novo Nordisk
Michelle Moersfelder (New York) is now general counsel at Sequoia Climate Foundation
Trey Moye (Atlanta) is now senior vice president of Greyling Insurance Brokerage & Risk Consulting, a division of EPIC
Megan Nicholls (Orange County) is now chief legal officer at Inbenta
Eugena Oh (New York) is now greater NYC regional director at The Asian American Foundation
Jamond Perry (Washington, D.C.) is now legal advisor to Chairman Willie Phillips at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Jeff Jakubiak (New York) is now partner at Vinson & Elkins
Jihan Jenkins (Atlanta) is now segment innovation officer at Pentair
Jackson Prentice (Washington, D.C.) is now chief portfolio officer and EVP at Carr Properties
Sif Thorgeirsson (Washington, D.C.) is now director, investigations & engagement at Fair Labor Association
Andrew Reagan (Atlanta) is now director of intellectual property at Ohalo Genetics
Gregory Ricciardi (Princeton) is now vice president, counsel at Boston Properties
William Root (Philadelphia) is now global product senior corporate counsel at Pfizer
Gina Rotenberg (New York) is now principal consultant, director at Silverline
Kate Salley (Boston) is now associate general counsel at N-able
Stephanie Simon (Atlanta) is now global head of community at FARFETCH
Gardiner Thompson (Atlanta) is now executive vice president of BCDC
Brent Timberlake (Richmond) is now managing vice president, chief counsel, card operations, and emerging payments at Capitol One
Lee Vanderpool (Philadelphia) is now platform CEO, heavy equipment at Gee Automotive Companies
Gabi Zahn-Bielski (New York) is now general counsel at Defiance Investments
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