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Featured Class Notes

Kevin Abbott (JD '81)
Attorney at Law Office of Kevin Abbott and Adjunct Professor of Law at Pitt Law

Kevin Abbott (JD ’81) received the 2020 McClaugherty Award from the Energy and Mineral Law Foundation (EMLF) for his outstanding contributions to the field of energy law. It is the highest recognition given by the EMLF, which is the premier energy law organization in the country.

Howie Hodges (JD '85)
Founding Partner, Centri Tech and President at CH Hodges, Inc.

Howie Hodges (JD ’85), and other Founding members of One Economy Corporation, formed Centri Tech, a social venture mobilizing the full potential of technology to lift the human condition – a concept it calls "digital advancement."  

Marketa Lindt (JD '94)
President of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and Partner at Sidley Austin, LLP

Marketa Lindt (JD ‘94), President of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and partner at Sidley Austin LLP in Chicago, was named the 2020 Majorie Matson Woman of the Year by the Pitt Law Women’s Association.

Anne Shea Gaza (JD '97)

Partner at Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP
Anne Shea Gaza (JD ’97), a partner with Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP in Delaware, was elected to serve on the firm's management committee.  Gaza is the first female Asian American to serve on the leadership team of a large Delaware firm.  

Vjosa Osmani (LLM '05) (SJD '15)
Acting President of Kosovo

Vjosa Osmani (LLM ’05) (SJD ’15) became the Acting President of Kosovo. Osmani is the second woman to serve as head of state out of post-war Kosovo’s six presidents.