Albany Law School recently announced new members of its Board of Trustees: William Curry ’87, Michael Garcia ’89, James Hacker ’84, Katherine Sheehan ’94 and Christine Stone ’81 as Term Trustees; Christina Roberts-Ryba ’01 as Alumni Trustee; and Hanok George ‘12 as Student Trustee.
William Curry ’87 is a managing partner at Sullivan and Worcester, LLP, in Boston, where he is a member of the firm’s corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance practice groups. His clients include public and private companies in industries ranging from defense and life sciences to communications and health care. At Albany Law, he was managing editor of the Albany Law Review.
Michael Garcia ’89 is a partner in Kirkland and Ellis’ New York and Washington, D.C., office. Prior to joining the firm, he served as the Senate-confirmed U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York. He has also worked for the Department of Homeland Security and was twice awarded the Department of Justice’s Exceptional Service Award. He was on the Albany Law Review as a law student, and he graduated as valedictorian of his class.
James Hacker ’84 is a managing partner at Hacker & Murphy LLP in Latham, N.Y., where he specializes in personal injury, commercial and insurance litigation. He is also currently serving on the Albany County Bar Association’s Board of Directors, as well as chair of the Albany Law School Annual Fund. Previously, he served as president of the Capital District Trial Lawyers Association.
Katherine Sheehan ’94 currently serves as treasurer for the City of Albany. Prior to that position, she was a member of the senior management team at Intermagnetics General Corporation, a medical device manufacturer that was bought by Philips Medical Systems in 2006. She formerly served on the Dean’s Advisory Counsel and is a past recipient of Albany Law School’s Distinguished Alumni Award.
Christine Stone ’81 is currently national sales director for Signature Title, a National Title Company. Previously, she worked at the Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor and also owned and operated a solo practice specializing in real estate for 25 years. She has served on the board of Monmouth Academy and Ocean Gate Yacht Club, and she was also a legal consultant to Temple Beth Am.
Christine Roberts-Ryba ’01, who is also vice president of the National Alumni Association, is an associate at Nixon Peabody specializing in labor and employment law. Previously, she was an assistant attorney general for the State of New York Litigation Bureau, as well as deputy director and general counsel for the City of Albany Community Development Agency.
Hanok George ’12 is spending the summer as a legal intern at General Electric Company in Schenectady, N.Y. At the law school, he is also lieutenant governor in the ABA's Student Division, Second Circuit; student representative of the Albany Law School Ethics Committee; and the diversity chair. Before enrolling at Albany Law School, he earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from Siena College.
Mary Ann Cody McGinn ‘83 will continue as chair of the Board of Trustees for the second year of her two-year term. In addition, Robert Miller ’68 will serve as vice-chair, Daniel Nolan ’78 will serve as treasurer and Donna Wardlaw ’77 will serve as secretary.
All new terms will be effective on July 1, 2011. Click here for a complete list of the Albany Law School Board of Trustees.