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William P. Robison Lí98 has joined Sachoff & Weaver, Ltd., as an associate in the firmís Litigation Department. Robison concentrates his practice in complex commercial litigation. Prior to joining Sachoff & Weaver, he was an attorney at Dechert in Philadelphia.

Eric Martins Lí99 has been named a director of the New Jersey office of Public Affairs Management LLC, a national public affairs and government relations firm. Martin was formerly a member of the Government Affairs Department of Drinker Biddle & Shanley in Philadelphia.

Christopher Mora Lí99 has been accepted to Harvard Universityís Kennedy School of Government, where he will pursue a Masterís Degree in International Trade and Finance. He served on active duty in the U.S. Navy JAG Corps from 1999-2003, first as a litigator and then as general counsel to naval commands across the Gulf Coast. Among other medals and awards of distinction, Mora recently was awarded two Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medals for his work as general counsel and as team leader for a major Navy real estate project, and the National Defense and Global War on Terrorism Medals for his mobilization of commands for Operation Noble Eagle, Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.

Niamh (Mary) OíLeary-Liu Lí99 has become Legal Counsel to Nausch, Hogan & Murray, Inc., and is based at the international insurance brokerage firmís St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands office. Prior to this move she worked inhouse at a financial consulting company on Wall Street.

Tara Rachinsky Lí99 has joined intellectual property law firm Woodcock Washburn in Philadelphia as an associate. As a biotech and pharmaceutical attorney who has authored numerous scientific publications, Rachinsky specializes in patent preparation and prosecution, domestic and international trademark prosecution and registration, technical licensing and transactions, and intellectual property counseling and litigation.

Sara M. Beauvalot Lí03 Sara M. Beauvalot Lí03 has been named the recipient of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Associationís 2003 James J. Manderino Award for Trial Advocacy. The award is presented annually to a graduating law student who has shown outstanding achievement in trial advocacy.

Daniel R. Garodnick Lí00 has formed a committee to run for the City Council on Manhattanís East Side in 2005. Garodnick is with Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison in New York.

Paul A. Saydak Lí02 has joined the Detroit office of Miller, Canfield, Paddock & Stone as an associate in the Business and Finance Group. He is also a member of the International Business and International Trade and Customs Groups.

RECENT PENN LAW GRAD WINS LEGAL WRITING AWARD
Michael Bacchus, who graduated in May, was among ten law students nationwide to win one of The Burton Awards For Legal Achievement. Awards go to students who demonstrate clear and effective writing without using legalese. Considered the premier award of its kind, the program has been endorsed by the Association of Legal Writing Directors, which is comprised of current and former director of legal writing programs at law schools thoughout the United States.


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