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Federal prosecutor Martin C. Carlson L’80 has been appointed interim U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. For the last seven years, Carlson was chief of the criminal division at that office.

Mark L. Mallory L’80 co-founded Mallory & Friedman PLLC in Concord, New Hampshire. He practices exclusively in the field of civil litigation, concentrating on defense of medical malpractice, product liability and insurance coverage disputes. Mallory was formerly a director of the Manchester, New Hampshire firm of Bouchard & Mallory, P.A.

Barbara A. McDonnell L’80, former Colorado Deputy Attorney General for state services was appointed general counsel for the Community College of Colorado in Denver.

Peter J. Guffin L’81 has joined Pierce Atwood in Portland, Maine as a partner in the Intellectual Property and Technology Practice Group. Guffin was previously in-house counsel at UNUM Corporation. In 1999, he was appointed by Governor Angus King to serve as co-chair of the State of Maine’s Y2K Readiness Task Force, and he presently serves on the Information Technology Board of the Maine Technology Institute.

Lee A. Ohliger W’78, L’81 was named counsel at the New York office of Carter, Ledyard & Milburn.

Lisa M. Scottoline C’77, L’81, best-selling author of eight legal thrillers and former Philadelphia trial attorney, was a panelist for “Law and Pop Culture” at the Law School’s Alumni and Faculty Exchange during Reunion Weekend this May. She was one of the experts that led a discussion about the portrayal and representation of the law in contemporary fiction and on TV.

Philip H. Spector L’81 has joined the New York office of King & Spalding’s finance practice group as partner. He was formerly a partner at Watson, Farley & Williams.

Dean S. Adler W’79, L’83, principal and cofounder of Lubert-Adler Partners in Philadelphia, was named to the board of the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia.

Lynn R. Axelroth L’83, Managing Partner of the Philadelphia office of Ballard, Spahr, Andrews & Ingersoll LLP and partner in the firm’s Real Estate Department, was elected to a three-year term on the Governing Committee of the American Bar Association’s Forum on the Construction Industry. Axelroth was elected to the Governing Committee after serving for three years as the first Chair of the Owners and Lenders Committee of the ABA Forum on the Construction Industry. She also serves as Co-chair of the ABA Real Property Section’s Committee on Construction Lending and is a member of the Workouts, Foreclosures and Bankruptcy, and Design and Construction Committees. Axelroth has also been named a fellow in the American College of Construction Lawyers.

Robert M. Jarvis L’83, a law professor at Nova Southeastern University Law Center in Fort Lauderdale, has had his latest book, Bush v. Gore: The Fight for Florida’s Vote, published by Kluwer Law International.

Susan Laiken Kruger C’79, L’83 has joined Michael S. Morganstern & Associates in Rockville, Maryland to represent personal injury victims.

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