Alumni Briefs


Henry W. Lavine C'57, L'61 senior counsel with Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP, was appointed to the board of directors of A Better Chance, a national organization that recruits academically talented and motivated students of color and guides them to a variety of educational opportunities. Lavine previously served on the board of A Better Chance from 1972 to 1978.

Clayton H. Thomas, JR. L'62 joined the firm Wade Clark Mulcahy as of counsel for their Philadelphia offices. Clayton specializes in insurance defense litigation.

David Marion
David H. Marion
David H. Marion W'60, L'63 was named "Philadelphia Best Lawyers Appellate Lawyer of the Year" for 2010 by Best Lawyers. David is chairman emeritus and of counsel at Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads. His trial and appellate practice has focused on business litigation, antitrust and securities, class actions, professional liability and First Amendment Law.

Henry F. Miller L'63 was named Philadelphia Real Estate Lawyer of the Year for 2009 by Best Lawyers. Henry works as of counsel in the Business Law Department of Cozen O'Connor's Philadelphia office. Formerly, he was a partner with Wolf Block LLP.

Robert Fuller
Robert Fuller
Robert G. Fuller L'64 published a crime novel titled Unnatural Deaths (Dog Ear Press). The novel is set in Maine, where Robert practiced law for thirty-five years prior to retiring. He also served in the Judge Advocate General's Corps of the United States Navy as a reserve officer.

Joseph J. Connolly C'62, L'65 joined the Philadelphia office of Stevens & Lee as a partner in its corporate, finance and capital markets department. Formerly, Joseph served as assistant solicitor general of the United States, assistant special prosecutor on the Watergate Special Prosecution Force and staff counsel to the President's Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Justice.

Paul C. Heintz L'65 was selected to serve as a volunteer member of the American Cancer Society's new Nationwide Gift Planning Advisory Council. Paul and his fellow members will help increase the quality and quantity of planned gifts to the Society by providing guidance in a variety of legal areas. Paul is currently chairman of the Trusts & Estates Department with Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP in Philadelphia.

Gilbert P. High L'65, a partner at High Swartz LLP, was a featured speaker at the 2010 Penn-Del Shade Tree Symposium in Lancaster, Penna., which promotes the science and practice of professional arboriculture in Pennsylvania and Delaware. Gilbert, who regularly lectures on municipal liability in maintaining the Urban Forest, led a forum on the topic of legal liability issues facing commercial, consulting, municipal and utility arborists.

Edward F. Mannino C'63, L'66 published a new book, Shaping America: The Supreme Court and American Society. Intended for undergraduate and law school courses on Legal History, the book examines the cultural context inherent in Court rulings throughout history. Edward currently works in Pennsylvania as a trial lawyer concentrating on business litigation.

Emery H. Rosenbluth, JR. L'66 was included in The Best Lawyers in America 2010 for his contribution to Bet-the-Company Litigation and Commercial Litigation. Emery is an attorney with Fisher, Rushmer, Werrenrath, Dickson, Talley & Dunlap, P.A., in Orlando, Fla.

Burton K. Haimes L'68, a partner at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP in New York, was inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame. For 20 years he served as both national president and chair of the American Youth Soccer Organization and on the United States Soccer Federation Board.

Howard L. Shecter L'68 joined Reed Smith as senior M&A partner in the firm's corporate and securities practice. Formerly, Howard led the global M&A practice at Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe, and served as chairman and managing partner of Morgan Lewis.