Class Action: Alumni making news, September 2016

Greg Waddoups

Greg Waddoups

1994 Alumnus Greg Waddoups Becoming Senior Counsel – International at Raytheon Company

Greg Waddoups, a 1994 College of Law alum, is completing his four-year assignment in Canberra, Australia as the Head of Legal for Raytheon Australia and moving to Washington DC where he will become Senior Counsel – International at Raytheon Company.

Alan Freer earns Lawyer of the Year in Las Vegas

Alan Freer, who focuses on representing beneficiaries and fiduciaries in both challenging and defending the validity of wills, codicils, trusts, amendments and other estate-planning documents, earned the Lawyer of the Year distinction for Trust and Estate Litigation for Las Vegas. Freer is a summa cum laude graduate of the S.J. Quinney College of Law and serves as co-chair for the legislative committee for the Probate and Trust Section of the State Bar of Nevada. Read more »

Elizabeth Evensen Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Utah president-elect

Elizabeth (Leeza) Evensen, a partner in the Salt Lake City office, has been elected as 2017 Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Utah president-elect. Evensen’s term as CREW Utah president will begin January 2018. Founded in 1989, CREW Network is the industry’s premier business networking organization dedicated to advancing the achievements of women in commercial real estate. Evensen is a partner in Snell & Wilmer’s real estate group. Evensen’s experience includes representing real estate developers, ski resorts, landowners, real estate investment trusts, financial institutions and governmental agencies. Evensen received her J.D. from the University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law. Read more »

Craig Scott publishes Employment Law 101: Just the Basics for California Employers

R. Craig Scott (JD 1978) has published the 2016 editions of his Employment Law 101: Just the Basics for California Employers (8th Edition) and Documentation, Discipline & Discharge (6th Edition). He is author, or co-author, of three other books, and over 75 articles and columns, on workplace issues.  Scott recently retired from public service where he was a founder of the City of Laguna Hills, Orange County, California, its 4-term Mayor and 20-year City Council member. He continues to practice management-side employment law through his firm Scott & Whitehead, and to represent executives in transition and crisis through Executive Law Group, Inc. Scott serves as a HUD Hearing Officer, hearing appeals from decisions of the Orange County Housing Authority to terminate housing program participation.

Evidence of Scott’s distinguished career is found in the annual Best Lawyers in America survey in which his peers have recognized him as one of California’s top labor and employment law attorneys every year since 1996. For many years, Martindale-Hubbell has acknowledged Scott with its highest distinction, “AVPreeminent®” Rated.