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A portrait of Kristin Johnson ’03. A portrait of Kristin Johnson ’03.

In Practice Fall 2023

Kristin Johnson ’03: Protecting Consumers by Policing Crypto Markets

As one of five members of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, a sister agency to the Securities and Exchange Commission, Kristin Johnson and her colleagues are charged with regulating US derivatives markets. As such, they oversee the creation and enforcement of rules to prevent fraud and manipulation in the markets they supervise—including crypto.

A portrait of John Bulgozdy, ’84. A portrait of John Bulgozdy, ’84.

Impact Fall 2023

John Bulgozdy, ’84: From Poetry Class to the Courtroom

On the surface, litigation and poetry don’t have much in common. But John Bulgozdy says that the analytical skills he used throughout his legal career can be traced to an undergraduate poetry class at the University of Michigan.

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Class Note Spring/Summer 2023

Eric Cox and Rob Burnett, ’17: On the Ground Floor in FinTech

Eric Cox and Rob Burnett, ’17, first met in their Law School supersection, and the self-described best friends now work alongside one another at Netcapital, a tech firm in the nascent but beginning-to-boom financial technology sector.

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Class Note

Chase Cantrell, ’08: A Force for Positive Change Close to Home

Chase Cantrell, ’08, could have gone many places with a degree from Michigan Law. Instead, he chose to be a force for positive change in his native Detroit.

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Class Note

Herb Kohn, ’63, Receives 2021 Distinguished Alumni Award

Herb Kohn, ’63, a titan of the Missouri legal community for more than half a century, was honored as the 2021 recipient of Michigan Law’s Distinguished Alumni Award at a ceremony in Kansas City.

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Impact

Cause and Effect: A Donor and His Scholarship Recipient Reflect on Their Connection to Michigan Law

“This scholarship has provided me the ability to participate in law school more fully as it has alleviated a part of the significant financial burden required to attend. I feel supported in my studies, and I am able to envision a future that isn’t shaped by significant student debt.”

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Impact

Patricia Carnese, ’82: Private Practice in Paris is a Dream Come True

A lover of museums, music, and delicious food, Patricia Carnese, ’82, dreamed of living and working in Europe. She is a loyal donor to the Law School Fund because Michigan Law was her ticket there. 

From left to right: Sophia Hudson, ’06,Joe Morrison, ’13, Alicia Davis, and Michael Vukich, ’09. From left to right: Sophia Hudson, ’06,Joe Morrison, ’13, Alicia Davis, and Michael Vukich, ’09.

Features

Three Former Students Become Their Law Professor’s Lawyers

There is an old adage about doctors being the worst patients. So does that mean law professors are the worst clients? Absolutely not, say three former students of one Michigan Law professor, who now serve as her lawyers in various capacities.

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Cover Story Fall 2022

The Evolution of the General Counsel

Traditionally, general counsels were relegated to a niche role that addressed the specific legal needs of an organization—such as overseeing litigation, executing contracts, or advising on legal risk. But the role has transformed during the past few decades, and has evolved from a narrow legal resource to the center of an organization’s creative problem solving.

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Features

David Breach, ’94: From Bottled Juice to High Finance

“As a young kid, I’d always said I wanted to be a lawyer because I thought, ‘Lawyers are people who talk a lot, and they make a lot of money.’ I had learned how to be good at talking, but I wasn’t making a lot of money.”