Class of 1977

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Roger Evans (03-25-2002): Two marriages and soon to venture onto a third, four (delightful) children (Jonathan, Gillian, Carey and Skylar), multiple law firm partnerships, much of the usual civic involvement stuff---after leaving partnership at Vinson & Elkins (with Jones Day before that), had own employment law practice for nearly a decade, mostly representing highly compensated corporate executives as they came and went and bludgeoning corporations with sexual harassment suits. It was often fun and challenging but grew increasingly soporific, though punctuated by some fairly high profile cases on religious liberty/academic freedom matters. Struck by a sense of professional and personal desuetude, closed my practice, got divorced, tried to write a book, never finished it, hiked some but not all of the Appalachian trail, thought about teaching, etc. Last June, joined a small so-called litigation boutique and it's been great--fun, less hassle than the 1000 lawyer firms and with support missing in the very small firm environment. Also re-connected with a woman I had gone to Germany with as an exchange student 30 (hard to believe!) years ago--Lisa Lovelace and I to be married this fall (or sooner, as she lives in Amish country and the tri-monthly travel for the past 10 months is wearing me down). As they say, life's a journey.... Never thought I'd be in Dallas most of my life, and never imagined being 50 could be as good as it is.

Amy Totenberg (03-19-2002): I am currently serving as Special Master for the United States District Court in Maryland, overseeing enforcement of a comprehensive federal court order over the Baltimore City Schools. This position entails a unique and interesting combination of roles -- judicial officer, investigator, and mediator. I also am affiliated with JAMS and work as an arbitrator and mediator out of my Atlanta office. While the commuting required by my work in Baltimore can at times be tiresome, this combination of professional activities in reality leaves me a great deal of freedom in defining the pace and substance of my professional life. I enjoy the interdisciplinary nature of my work and its central connection to vital issues of public policy and dispute resolution. None of this would have been possible if I had not served as general counsel for the Atlanta Public Schools as well as previously practiced civil rights and employment litigation for 17 years. I am glad, however, to have moved onto this stage of my professional life. My daughters have grown up far too quickly, with the last of four daughters now a freshman in high school in Atlanta, and the next in line attending the George Washington University. My husband and I are traveling more these days and have begun in minor ways to discern the possible contours of our lives post-children at home. I have not given up my aspirations for improving the quality of justice in our world, but age and experience have inevitably weathered my expectations.

David Staub (03-17-2002): I am still practicing in Chicago as a business lawyer, doing primarily middle-market mergers and acquisitions and acting as general counsel to family-owned and entrepreneurial companies. Last fall, the firm I co-founded in 1982 merged with another similarly sized firm to create a new firm Stahl Cowen Crowley LLC. I continue to live in Evanston with my wife, Mary Therese, and five children between the ages of 7 and 17.

Harvard Law Bulletin, Fall 2001:

Abigail Jones wrote, "After several years at home, writing a mystery novel and taking care of Juliana (14) and Alex (10), I have joined the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles as director of advocacy. My job is to create affirmative projects with region-wide impact. I would love to hear from other classmates facing these issues in legal services organizations." Jones is at

Sheila Jones became a partner at Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld in Washington, D.C., last year when the firm acquired the D.C. environmental firm Cutler & Stanfield, where Jones was previously a partner. She handles litigation and regulatory compliance matters.

Andrew Ness has been named managing partner at Thelen Reid & Priest in Washington, D.C., where he is focusing on expanding the office's established client base and on lateral hiring. He joined the firm in January 2000 from the Washington, D.C., office of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius. He and his wife, Rita Kobylenski, have three children.

Todd Stern has joined Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering in Washington, D.C., as a partner. His practice focuses on congressional investigations and crisis management, and he provides strategic advice to clients on a broad range of legislative and policy matters in such areas as financial regulation, intellectual property, and the environment. Stern served in the Clinton administration in a variety of capacities, including assistant to the president and staff secretary, assistant to the president for special projects, and counselor to Secretary of the Treasury Lawrence Summers (now Harvard University president). Since leaving the government, he has served as an adjunct lecturer at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, where he taught a course on the relationship between Congress and the executive branch. Stern also served as a resident fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States.

David Staub (04-01-2008): I am happy to announce that effective April 1, 2008, I have founded a new law firm, Staub Anderson Green LLC with two other former partners of my old firm.

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