Winter 2022


Recent Gifts: Winter 2022

Thomas Schuerrle, LLM ’87, and his wife, Maximiliana, made a gift of $100,000 to the European Alumni Fellowship Fund. Thomas is of counsel at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP in Frankfurt, Germany.

Drew Grabel, ’96, and his family made a gift of $150,000 to establish, at the dean’s request, the Drew Grabel Family Dean’s Discretionary Fund. He is a partner in the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis, where he specializes in corporate law with a focus on private equity investments.

Kevin Costantino, ’00, and his wife, Joanna, made a $50,000 gift to the Law School Fund. Kevin is president at Greenhill & Co Inc. and also serves as co-head of the firm’s U.S. mergers and acquisitions practice.

Karin Verdon, ’71, documented a bequest of $540,000 to establish the Karin A. Verdon Technology in Legal Education Fund, which will be used to acquire and upgrade technologies for classroom instruction, as well as for use in the clinical law programs. She is a retired labor relations attorney in Denver.

Gordon Devens, ’94, and his wife, Laura, BBA ’88, made an additional gift of $50,000 to the Gordon and Laura Devens Endowed Scholarship Fund. The couple resides with their two children in Darien, Connecticut.

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP made a gift of $178,500 to establish the Jon C. Cederberg Memorial Scholarship Fund. The gift was made in memory of Jon Cederberg, ’77, former assistant U.S. attorney and partner in the firm’s Los Angeles office. The fund will be used to provide financial assistance to law students who graduated from the University of Michigan with an undergraduate degree—as Cederberg did in 1974—and who express an interest in pursuing a career in trial advocacy.