Alumni in the News


2018 Pennsylvania Bar Admissions Ceremony

April 2019

Peter F. Vaira, L'62, has been named the Philadelphia Inquirer's 2019 Influencer of Law Winner in the Lifetime Achievement category for his countless contributions to the legal profession and his impact in the communities where he has served.

March 2019

Mariah Passarelli, L'05, has been honored by the National LGBT Bar Association as one of the 2019's Best LQBQT+ Lawyers Under 40.

Jessica Jurasko, L'04, past-president of the Duquesne Law Alumni Association, and Jacques Moye, L'06, were both selected as 2019 Fellows by the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD).

David Pollock, L'74, was again selected as a recipient of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Special Achievement Award for his dedication and commitment as editor-in-chief of the Pennsylvania Family Lawyer. Additionally, he received a special recognition award from the PBA Family Law Section.

Tim Gallagher, L'04, is now partner-in-charge of Porter Wright's Pittsburgh office.

February 2019

Duquesne Law now has two alumni working for professional NHL teams. Travis Williams, L'96, joined the New York Islanders as president of business operations. Tracey McCants Lewis, L'00, was recently hired by the Pittsburgh Penguins as deputy general counsel and director of human resources. 

P. Brennan Hart, L'73, will receive the National Kidney Foundation's John V. Heher Humanitarian Award at their upcoming Kidney Gift of Life Gala. 

Tynishia Powell, L'16, will be presented with the 2019 Young Leader Award by the ACBA Homer S. Brown Divison at their 15th Annual Black History Month Celebration.

December 2018

Phoebe Haddon, L'77, Chancellor of Rutgers-Camden University, has been selected as the recipient of the 2019 Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Section on Women in Legal Education. 

Hon. Kim Berkeley Clark, L'83, has been named Allegheny County Common Pleas President Judge.

November 2018

Robert Byers, L'17, deputy state director for the Republican Party of Pennsylvania, was chosen as one of the 25 Pittsburgher's under 40 for The Incline's "Who's Next 2018: Politics."

Justin Romano, L'09, partner at Attisano & Romano, was named one of Pittsburgh's 40 Under 40 for 2018 by Pittsburgh Magazine and PUMP.

Guy Reschenthaler, L'07, was elected to the 14th Congressional District of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Lindsey Williams, L'08, was elected to the Pennsylvania State Senate District 38.