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UNH Law Announces Board of Trustees

The University of New Hampshire School of Law, formerly Franklin Pierce Law Center, has announced its Board of Trustees: 

Douglas J. Wood, JD '76, University of New Hampshire School of Law (formerly Franklin Pierce Law Center), is Chair of the Board. He is a member of the Advertising, Technology & Media Law Group of Reed Smith LLP in New York, NY.

Cathy J. Green, JD '77, UNH School of Law, is the Vice Chair of the Board. She is a partner in Green & Utter, P.A., in Manchester, NH, where her practice is limited to criminal defense in both federal and state court.

Bruce R. Burns is Treasurer of the Board. Since 1993, he has been senior vice president for finance and treasurer of Concord Hospital in Concord, NH.

John Aber, PhD, of the University of New Hampshire in Durham, NH, is Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Mike Ackerman, JD '76, UNH School of Law, is managing partner at Zucker, Bodberg, & Ackerman, LLP, in Mountainside, NJ.

William F. J. Ardinger, JD, is an attorney, treasurer, and shareholder of Rath, Young and Pignatelli, P.C. of Concord. He graduated from UNH in 1982.

The Honorable Kenneth Brown, JD '78, UNH School of Law, was appointed to the New Hampshire Superior Court in 2007. He is a litigator and founding partner of Abramson, Brown and Dugan in Manchester, NH. He received his bachelor's degree from UNH in 1975.

Bruce Buxton, JD '78, UNH School of Law, of Preti, Flaherty, Beliveau & Pachios, LLC, Augusta, Maine, creates solutions to business energy problems in his firm's Energy and Utlities Group and as co-chair of the firm's Climate Strategy Group.

The Honorable Jacalyn A. Colburn, JD '96, UNH School of Law, is a Superior Court judge sitting in the Hillsborough County-Southern District. She is an adjunct professor at the Law School, teaching Trial Advocacy and Advanced Trial Advocacy; she also coaches the Law School's advanced trial team at the National Trial Competition. She graduated from UNH in 1982.

Christopher Cole, JD, is a graduate of UNH, and is an attorney at Sheehan, Phinney, Bass and Green, P.A., in Manchester, NH.

The Honorable Carol A. Conboy, JD '78, UNH School of Law, is Associate Justice of the New Hampshire Supreme Court. She was appointed to the bench in 1992 and sworn on to the New Hampshire Supreme Court in July of 2009.

James E. Conway, JD '76, UNH School of Law, is co-owner and executive vice president of Gabriel Realty in Paramus, NJ.

Bradford E. Cook, JD, is head of Sheehan Phinney Bass and Green's Estate Planning and Probate, Government Relations and Not-foe-Profit, Charitable and Religious Institutions Practice Groups in Manchester, NH. A graduate of UNH, he received the UNH Alumni Meritorious Service Award in 1980.

Thomas C. Galligan, Jr., Esq. is president of Colby-Sawyer College in New London, NH.

The Honorable Richard E. Galway was appointed Justice of the New Hampshire Superior Court in 1995 and to the New Hampshire Supreme Court in 2004. He is now a Senior Stats Justice of the Court. He graduated from UNH.

Lewis Gersh, JD '96, UNH School of Law, is the managing partner of Gersh Venture Partners, LLC, in New York, NY, a venture capital firm focused on start-up and early stage technology companies in the digital media and transaction processing sectors.

Young-Wook Ha, JD '92/MIP '90, UNH School of Law, is a partner in the law firm of Ha & Ha in Seoul. He serves as an arbitrator/mediator of the World Intellectual Property Organization Arbitration Center, as well as an arbitrator for the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board.

Susan (Haddad) Hage, JD '80, UNH School of Law, has practiced patent and trademark law at Wolf Greenfield & Sacks in Boston, MA, as in-house patent counsel at American Hoechst Corp. in Leominster, MA, and at the Manchester, NH, law firm of Hayes Soloway. She has served as an adjunct instructor at the Law School and as a member of the Intellectual Property Advisory Committee.

Mark Haley, Esq. is vice president and general counsel for the electronics & Integrated Solutions Group of BAE Systems, Nashua, NH. He is responsible for advising all legal areas for the group, which has operations across the U.S., the U.K., and Israel.

Gloria G. Isla, JD/MIP '88, UNH School of Law, has more than 20 years of experience in intellectual property and licensing. She serves as trustee and senior partner at Isla del Campo, SC, Mexico.

Peter C. Lando, JD '91, UNH School of Law, is one of the founding partners of Lando & Anastasi, LLP, in Cambridge, MA.

Heather MacLean Merrill, JD '88, UNH School of Law, a former First Lady of New Hampshire, currently serves as grant administrator for the Palace Theatre Trust.

Jack B. Middleton, Esq. is president of McLane, Grad, Raulerson & Middleton, PA, in Manchester, NH. He serverd formerly as president of the New Hampshire Bar Association, the New England Bar Association, and currently serves as director of the New England Council.

Jan Nisbet, PhD, is Vice Provost for Research for the University of New Hampshire in Durham, NH. She is Professor of Education and Director of the Institute on Disability at UNH.

Gordon V. Smith is Distinguished Professor of IP Management at UNH School of Law and a member of the school's Advisory Council on Intellectual Property. He is a member of the International Tradmark Association and the Licensing Executives Society.

H. Scott Tenney, JD '77, UNH School of Law, is president of Hudson Baylor in Newburgh, NY, a company he helped to found in 1983.

Richard Uchida, JD '84, UNH School of Law, has served as an adjunct professor in Professional Responsibility at UNH Law, and is a shareholder and director at Orr & Reno, P.A., in Concord, NH.

Philip Utter, Esq, is a partner at Green & Utter in Manchester, NH, where he practices criminal defense.

Thomas R. Watson, JD '78, UNH School of Law, is a partner at Wiggin & Nourie. His current practice focuses primarily on business law, civil litigation, and real estate.

Sherilyn B. Young, JD '82, UNH School of Law, is a founder and President of Rath, Young, Pignatelli, P.C., based in Concord.

Serving as Ex-Officio members of the Board of Trustees are Mark W. Huddleston, PhD, president of the University of New Hampshire; John D. Hutson, JD, Dean and President of the University of New Hampshire School of Law; Eric N. Norman, Vice President for Finance & Administration at UNH Law; and David Proulx, Assistant Vice President for Financial Planning and Budgeting for UNH.