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Showing class notes submitted in the last year by graduates in 1985
GRD Engineering '85
Frankie Wong M.S. ’85 joined Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione in Chicago as a patent agent with particular focus on patent prosecution in wireless and network communications and the computer arts. Before joining Brinks, Wong prosecuted more than 230 patent applications in the areas of 3G and 4G wired and wireless communication systems. He began his career as a design engineer, working for CTT Inc., Microsource Inc./Gigatronics and Nexyn Corp., in the Silicon Valley. He also worked as a patent engineer for Patent Planet, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories Inc. and as a patent agent at McAndrews, Held & Malloy.
submitted May. 29, 2012 6:06P
GRD Law '85
Tom Squeri '82, J.D. '85, longtime vice president and general counsel of Granite Rock Co., was named as the company's president and CEO. Squeri worked for two private law firms in the San Franciso Bay Area that specialized in construction litigation prior to joining Graniterock: San Francisco's Pettit and Martin, where he became a partner in 1993, and the San Jose office of Coudert Brothers.
submitted Jul. 29, 2012 11:13A
GRD Law '85
Royce Roberts J.D. ’85 explores the public's misconception of public defenders, as well as the importance of our public defense system, in his new book Public Pretender. A public defender for more than 20 years, his book began as a way of understanding what he was experiencing at juvenile court with his clients and the child-welfare system. He works as a public defender in Washington state for the King County–funded nonprofit agency, the Society of Counsel Representing Accused Persons (SCRAP).
submitted May. 31, 2012 3:07P
GRD Law '85
Susan Mauriello J.D. ’85 of Aptos, has been appointed to the California Board of State and Community Corrections by Gov. Jerry Brown ’59. Mauriello has been the county administrative officer for Santa Cruz County since 1989.
submitted Jul. 16, 2012 9:06A
GRD Law '85
Omar Habbas J.D. ’85, the managing partner at Habbas & Associates law firm in San Jose, has been nominated for the 2012 San Jose Best of Business Award. Mr. Habbas earned this nomination through the outstanding legal prowess he demonstrated while representing clients in personal injury cases.
As an attorney, Mr. Habbas has maintained a number of professional memberships. He is also selected for inclusion in SuperLawyers, a distinction held by an elite percentage of attorneys in the United States.
Mr. Habbas focuses on several legal practice areas. While his experience in personal injury includes birth injuries, dog bite injuries, drunk driving accidents, medical malpractice and other legal fields, he emphasizes serious personal injuries, auto accidents, pedestrian accidents, slip and fall accidents, and defective product accidents. Mr. Habbas is dedicated to offering his clients high-quality legal representation and spends his time volunteering as a court appointed arbitrator.
Read more at http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/772906.
submitted Jun. 29, 2012 2:09P
Heidi Gansert ’85 has joined the University of Nevada, Reno as special assistant to the president for external affairs. Said university president Marc Johnson, "Heidi will serve as a catalyst for opportunities and partnerships that will result in productive outcomes for Nevada. She will help connect the expertise of our faculty and resources of the University to result in solutions. The University's connection to economic development will be a priority, and Heidi has worked closely with economic development agencies throughout the state."
Gansert most recently was chief of staff to Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval from January 2011 to September 2012. She served as an assemblywoman representing District 25 in the Nevada State Legislature from 2004 to 2010. Her time in the executive and legislative branches of state government included important roles related to education, economic development, workforce training, energy and business.
Gansert is the governor's appointee to the Legislative Committee to Evaluate Funding for Higher Education in 2012 and was a member of Nevada's Team to the National Governor's Association Policy Academy to Improve Performance Measures for Higher Education. As a legislator, Gansert served on the Committee to Study Capital Funding for Washoe County School District and the P-16 Committee to Study Education in Nevada. In 2005, she was named Freshman Legislator of the Year by the Las Vegas Review Journal and the Police Officers' Research Association. She received the Nicholas J. Horn Award from the Nevada State Medical Association and a Special Recognition Award from the Washoe County Medical Society in 2007.
Prior to these roles, Gansert was an independent management consultant for medical practices and a resource planning engineer for Sierra Pacific Power Company in Reno and Louisville Gas and Electric in Louisville, Ky.
submitted Oct. 29, 2012 11:56A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '85
Esquivel, Barbara (Esquivel)
Barbara Esquivel '85 has returned to Northern California and is living in Roseville having accepted the Assistant Vice President of Workers' Compensation Claims with York Risk Services Group. Barbara was most recently Claims Manager at Keenan & Associates in Torrance, Calif. Her daughter Courtney now lives in San Diego and works for Gallagher Bassett, and her son Nathan lives in Lakewood and works for New York & Co.
submitted Sep. 20, 2012 6:08P
David Drummond ’85, Google’s chief legal officer, will speak at the SCU law school commencement on May 25.
submitted May. 6, 2013 10:19P