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Ottoboni, John
John Ottoboni '69 is the 2017 winner of the Santa Clara Law Amicus Award. He joined Santa Clara University in 2007 as its General Counsel. Prior to coming to the University, John was a partner and one of the founding members of the firm Ferrari, Ottoboni, Caputo & Wunderling. John served as outside General Counsel to Santa Clara University while at the firm for approximately five years.
John oversees a wide range of legal matters related to the University. John serves as the Assistant Secretary of the University, and as staff liaison to the Board of Trustees and a number of Board Committees.
submitted Jan. 3, 2017 12:36P


Selmi, Daniel

Daniel Selmi ’72, J.D. ’75 was appointed by Governor Edmund G. Brown '59, to the Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Board. Selmi has been a professor of law at Loyola Law School since 1983. He served as a deputy attorney general at the California Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General from 1976 to 1983 and as a law clerk for the Honorable Manuel L. Real at the U.S. District Court, Central District of California from 1975 to 1976.

submitted Jan. 3, 2017 12:48P


Templeman, Tom

Thomas S. Templeman '81 has joined Graybug Vision as Chief Operating Officer. The company is a venture-stage pharmaceutical company committed to developing potentially transformative therapies for ocular diseases including wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and glaucoma.  A seasoned pharmaceutical executive with more than 25 years of cross-functional experience, Dr. Templeman joins Graybug Vision from Medivation (acquired by Pfizer in late 2016), where he was Senior Vice President Pharmaceutical Operations and Quality. In that role, he was responsible for early and late-stage pharmaceutical development, operations and quality including early developmental candidates, clinical developmental candidates and marketed products. As a member of the Medivation Executive Committee, Dr. Templeman was responsible for developing and implementing company vision and strategy.

Thomas S. Templeman, PhD, said, "There is a dramatic increase in eye diseases due to our aging population, and an increased need for new and more effective treatments. Graybug Vision's novel delivery technology, to create injectable, long-acting products to deliver single or multiple drugs for up to one year in the eye, significantly reduces the treatment burden on patients and physicians. I am excited to join the management team with our efforts to deliver innovative care to patients."

Dr. Templeman began his career as a research and development scientist and over the past two decades has held management positions at, among others: Ortho Diagnostic Products and Centocor Biologics; Liquidia Technologies, where he was Senior Vice President, Integrated Supply Chain; and at Hospira, where he was Vice President, Manufacturing, Science & Technology.

submitted Jan. 3, 2017 1:32P


Verbica, Peter


In June, Peter Coe Verbica '82, J.D. '99 published Left at the Gate and Other PoemsPeter continues to work in the Wealth Management Group of an investment bank, providing credit facilities as well as portfolio advisory services.  He serves as President of the South Peninsula Area Republican Coalition, and Vice President of the Pine Ridge Association at Henry W. Coe State Park.  He has taught Principles of Investments in the Econ Department of SJSU this past year.  He is also helping with the 1982 Year Reunion Committee for Santa Clara University.  Peter ran in 14 trail races last year for the fun of it, including the Death Valley Half with his competitive athlete wife, Tiffany, who typically placed 1st or 2nd in every race. 



submitted Jan. 3, 2017 1:07P


UGRD Leavey Business '87
Clinton, Steve

Steve Clinton '87, J.D. '97 is with the law firm Womble Carlyle. He mentors law student participants in the Entrepreneurs Law Clinic, as well as participates in the "Bronco Network" which connects mentors to Santa Clara student athletes to provide guidance, information, and career counseling. He writes, "It's very rewarding to be able to connect with students and provide perspective and hopefully some helpful suggestions about the path ahead." As the dad of a child with special needs, he's proud to be a board member of Hope Services – the leading provider of services to people with developmental disabilities in the region.

submitted Jan. 3, 2017 1:21P


Ackley, Meghan

Meghan Ackley '91 is among ESL faculty at the International Office of the Univeristy of Texas at Austin.  She speaks four languages:  French, German, Czech, and English and taught abroad in the Czech Republic for four years. She enjoys teaching listening/speaking, reading, grammar and pronunciation classes, and has been teaching at UT Austin ESL Services since 2005. 

submitted Jan. 3, 2017 12:05P


Carroll, Terry

 Terry Carroll J.D. ’94 has been named Copyright Counsel for the IBM Corporation.

submitted Jan. 3, 2017 12:51P


GRD Law '97
Clinton, Steve
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Verbica, Peter
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UGRD Arts & Sciences '07
Moreno, Marcos

Maren Lovgren '06 married Marcos Moreno '07 on December 3, 2016 at the Saratoga Foothill Club in Saratoga, CA. The ceremony was officiated by John Sabine '07 and included over a dozen fellow alumni and several dozen donuts.

submitted Jan. 3, 2017 6:19P


Leung, Jennifer
Jennifer Leung J.D. '08 received The Young Alumnus Rising Star Award from Santa Clara University School of Law. The award recognizes individuals and organizations in the community who have demonstrated a longstanding commitment to encouraging the advancement of minorities in the legal profession or promoting equal access to the administration of justice for individuals. She is Employment Counsel at Juniper Networks, in Sunnyvale.

submitted Jan. 3, 2017 12:40P


Morrison, Azadeh

Azadeh Morrison J.D. ’16 is the winner of the annual Jan Jancin Award for the top intellectual-property law student in the nation.

The award is given by the American Intellectual Property Law Education Foundation (AIPLEF) of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) to the top law student in the nation who has most excelled in the study of intellectual property law. Morrison is the third Santa Clara Law graduate to receive the award since AIPLEF began awarding it in 1998. Sarah Mirza J.D. ’15 won the Jan Jancin in 2015, and Linda Wuestehube Kahl J.D. ’10 won the Jan Jancin Award in 2010. In addition, Nancy Cheng J.D. ’11 won the Past President’s Award from AIPLEF in 2011 (considered to be the runner-up to the Jan Jancin).

Morrison holds a master of science in chemical engineering from San Jose State University, and a bachelor of science in chemical engineering from Sharif University of Technology in Iran. Morrison earned her J.D. in 2016 from Santa Clara Law, where she served as a fellow in the Academic Success Program and also served as the Associate Editor of the High Tech Law Journal. While a law student, she was on the Dean’s List and received several other awards, including the CALI Excellence for the Future Award, the Witkin Award for Academic Excellence, the High Tech Excellence Award, and the Inez Mabie Award for the Outstanding Graduate in 2016. She also worked as an intern in the Entrepreneurs’ Law Clinic and as a judicial extern for the Hon. Lucy H. Koh, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. As of November 1, Morrison will be joining the patent litigation group at Cooley in Palo Alto.

Morrison says she is grateful for her experience at Santa Clara Law. “Santa Clara Law is not just a law school—it’s a community of people dedicated to your success. If you are willing to work hard and use the resources available to you, the sky is the limit.”

“The unique practical courses offered under the high tech program are invaluable in preparing students for a real-life career in IP,” adds Morrison. “For example, students work with real clients on IP-related transactional matters in the Entrepreneurs’ Law Clinic and in IP Litigation class students go through every step of litigating a patent,” she says. “In short, Santa Clara Law students learn by doing, a fact that many employers are aware of and appreciate. In addition, our IP faculty are not only well-recognized scholars in their fields, they take time to get to know students, mentor them, and provide guidance in law school and even after graduation.”

In addition, Morrison says she appreciates the extensive Santa Clara Law alumni network. “I learned early on that our alumni carry the SCU values to their practice and are approachable and open to mentoring and coaching the students,” she says. Plus, she adds, “Santa Clara Law’s excellent reputation in Silicon Valley’s legal community has been developed over many years by the hard work, skill, and intelligence of its alumni. This is a priceless advantage for the students.”

Santa Clara Law Dean Lisa Kloppenberg congratulated Morrison on the award. “We are so proud of Azadeh for this outstanding achievement, and we congratulate her on her continued success and wish her all the best in her career. Santa Clara Law is proud that so many of our graduates have been honored with this award, and I deeply appreciate the faculty, staff, alumni, and donors who have worked diligently to keep our IP program a robust training ground and one of the best in the nation.”

submitted Jan. 3, 2017 12:54P

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