Class Notes | Obituaries
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L. Michael Bogert ’79, former regional administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Region 10 office in Seattle and counselor to the secretary of the Department of the Interior, has joined Parsons Behle & Latimer’s Boise office as a shareholder. Bogert joins a team of more than 20 environmental law attorneys and will lead the firm’s environmental law practice in Idaho.
Gayten Bernal '79 joined the Global Women's Leadership Network, a program of Santa Clara University, as "Parterneship Manager." She has been married 28 years and resides in Portola Valley with her husband, Scott Harmon.
Elizabeth Barrett-Anderson J.D. ’79, a Superior Court of Guam Judge, is retiring. Sworn-in in April 1998, her contribution to the Guam Judiciary includes her work with Presiding Judge Alberto C. Lamorena III in developing the Guam’s therapeutic court approach to address family violence, drug and alcohol related crimes, and juvenile justice. She is credited with the creation of the Driving While Influenced (DWI) Court and the rules of procedure and practice in the field of domestic violence. Judge Barrett-Anderson has been recognized nationally for this work in the past, serving on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Drug Court Professionals and the Federal Advisory Council on Juvenile Justice. Prior to her appointment by Governor Carl T.C. Gutierrez, Barrett-Anderson served as a member of the 23rd and 24th Guam Legislatures, Attorney General of Guam during the Administration of Governor Joseph F. Ada (1987–1994), and Legal Counsel to the Guam Department of Education (1981–1985)
Paula Amanda J.D. '79 has been named director of Garson Studios, a 65,000-square-foot soundstage facility at the College of Sante Fe that serves the film industry in Northern Mexico and Sante Fe. Garson Studios is also the only professional movie studio on a U.S. college campus. Prior to her film career, Amanda was a business and environmental attorney.
Paula Amanda J.D. '79 was named associate chair of the moving image arts department at the Santa Fe University of Art and Design.
Amanda, director of Garson Studios on the campus since 2009, will continue in that role. Over the past 12 months, she served as the film department’s assistant chair. During Amanda’s tenure, Garson Studios has attracted several films and television productions, most recently the upcoming series “Longmire” on A&E; it also has postproduction facilities and has hosted the films “No Country for Old Men,” “Brothers,” “Cowboys & Aliens” and “City Slickers.”
Amanda also is responsible for the film department’s internship program, where she helped place hundreds of students in commercial and independent feature and documentary films. She has served as a juror at Regards sur le Cinéma due Monde, one of France’s oldest and most prestigious film festivals.
Amanda is also president and co-founder of New West Media Foundation, a nonprofit that supports independent documentary filmmaking. She is in postproduction on her latest documentary, “The Headman,” shot in Indonesia in 2010.
William F. Abrams J.D. ’79 was hired by Atlanta-based King & Spalding LLP for its IP practice, the Atlanta-based firm said in a statement. Abrams joins from Boston’s Bingham McCutchen LLP, where he was the former co-chair of the IP practice group. He has handled patent, copyright, trademark and trade secrets disputes for technology companies. He has an undergraduate degree from Stanford University and a law degree from the University of Santa Clara.