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JNEWS: Walsh, William J. [MC1968] joins Clark Hill firm in DC



WASHINGTON, July 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Clark Hill announced today that two prominent environmental law attorneys, Karen C. Bennett and William J. Walsh, have joined the firm’s Environment, Energy & Natural Resources Practice Group in its Washington, D.C. office.

“Clark Hill continues its success in landing both high profile environmental matters and top-flight practitioners.  This prestige has increased the attraction of being part of our growing team,” said Ken von Schaumburg, Chair of Clark Hill’s national Environment, Energy & Natural Resources Practice Group.  “Karen Bennett is recognized as one of the most knowledgeable and respected strategists in the mining industry, with expertise in complex project development in the face of multi-front regulatory hurdles and public scrutiny,” he added.  “Chambers USA-ranked Bill Walsh joins the firm at a critical time in the history of chemical regulation – which affects every manufacturing and production sector.  Well-known for advising trade associations and industry clients on an array of environmental laws, Bill will focus on the newly amended Toxic Substance and Control Act (“TSCA”), and business risks related to regulations to be promulgated by the US Environmental Protection Agency.  We are delighted to have Karen and Bill as part of our growing national environmental presence.”

“Clark Hill is a leader among Am Law 200 firms, with the expertise necessary to tackle today’s sophisticated environmental challenges on behalf of clients throughout the country,” said Charlie Spies, head of Clark Hill’s Washington D.C. office.  “Karen and Bill bring significant knowledge of the natural resource development, chemical, and manufacturing industries to the firm, expanding the capabilities of our already established national environmental practice as well as solidifying our environmental policy expertise here in D.C.,” he added. “Their extensive experience will greatly benefit our existing clients, and will set us apart from the competition at a time when the legal and regulatory world is undergoing fundamental changes.”

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Walsh principally focuses his practice in the areas of government policy advocacy, regulatory compliance and counseling, science policy issues, and environmental litigation.  He advises companies and industry trade associations on compliance with a wide range of environmental laws and assists in identifying and mitigating business risks associated with product safety and chemical ingredient regulations.
Walsh, who is listed in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, served as the chief of the EPA’s Drinking Water and Wetlands Enforcement Branch before entering private practice. Walsh earned his J.D. from the George Washington University Law School and B.S. from Manhattan College.

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Walsh, William J. [MC????]

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Dear John,

            I believe that William is a member of the Class of 1968.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Walsh, William J. [MC1968]

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JEMAIL: Kilroy, James (MC1968) has missed some issues


On Sun, Jun 26, 2016 at 1:41 PM, Jim Kilroy <> wrote:

Hi John …. Have not received Jasper Jottings in several weeks? Are you still posting? THX  Jim

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[JR: Of course. I resubmitted his email to the MAILCHIMP service.]  

Kilroy, James (MC1968)

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JNEWS: Adams, Brandon [MC2010] found by Lawrence, Richard A. (MC1968)



N.Y. / Region
A Tiny Bronx Bakery Churns Out Carrot Cakes That Travel the World
By WINNIE HU  APRIL 8, 2016 

2016 04Apr 15 brandon

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Betty Campbell-Adams has never made it to China, Nigeria or the Philippines — but her carrot cakes have.

From her storefront bakery in the Bronx, the dense, moist cakes have boarded planes bound for far-flung parts of the world, lugged by faithful customers who swear by them and want their family and friends to do so as well. Every couple of weeks, Ms. Campbell-Adams, who has traveled as far as Greece, hears about another journey. There have been too many to count.

“I’m going to hang up a map and put a pin in everywhere that someone tells me they’re going with my cake,” Ms. Campbell-Adams, 60, said as the sweet scent of sugar, cinnamon and baking carrots wafted through the air. 

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Standing in front of the bakery the other day, Ms. Campbell-Adams said she still chokes up when she sees people lining up for her husband’s cake. His portrait hangs on the wall of the bakery. Ms. Campbell-Adams and their two children are carrying on what he started.

Lilka, 31, a marketing manager for a television station, helps run the bakery’s social media accounts. And

Brandon, 28, who grew up delivering cakes with his father, is now the general manager.
“It’s been a part of my life for as far back as I can remember,” he said. “I know he’s happy just looking down and seeing we’re all pitching in.”

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Adams, Brandon [MC2010]

Lawrence, Richard A. (MC1968)

JNEWS: Platt, Joseph P. [MC1968] BoD CONSOL Energy Inc.



CONSOL Energy (CNX) Nominates Three Directors for Election
StreetInsider.com Top Tickers, 2/8/2016 

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Joseph P. Platt

Mr. Platt is the general partner at Thorn Partners, LP, a family limited partnership, since 1997. Mr. Platt’s career at Johnson and Higgins, or J&H, a global insurance broker and employee benefits consultant, spanned 27 years, until 1997, when J&H was sold to Marsh & McLennan Companies.

At the time of the sale of J&H, Mr. Platt was an owner, director and executive vice president. Mr. Platt is on the board of directors of Greenlight Capital Re, Ltd., which provides a variety of custom tailored reinsurance solutions to the insurance, risk retention group, captive and financial marketplaces. He also serves as an independent director of BlackRock’s Open End & Liquidity Funds. Mr. Platt is active in the community, serving on the boards of a number of nonprofit organizations. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Manhattan College in 1968 and his Juris Doctor degree from Fordham University Law School in 1971. He also attended Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program in 1983. Mr. Platt is a member of the New York State Bar Association.

Mr. Platt brings to the Board significant financial, compensation and risk management expertise.

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Platt, Joseph P. [MC1968]

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JEMAIL: Kilroy, James (MC1968) found Alma Mater mentioned in WSJ


HI John … fyi … Manhattan is # 2 in Engineering …Jim

Kilroy, James (MC1968)

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Here is something from WSJ.com that might interest you:

Do elite colleges lead to higher salaries? Only for some professions http://on.wsj.com/1SlEfrK

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JNEWS: Barton, Anthony Ladislav (MC1968) seeking consulting work


Barton, Anthony Ladislav (MC1968)

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A. Bartos finally stopped working full time as a speech signal processing engineer for Assurance Technology Corporation in January and Suzanne R Miller Associates in September, 2015.

Currently am looking around for consulting work.

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JFACEBOOK: Trynosky, Stephen K. (MC1968) donates to Incarnation School


Stephen K. Trynosky
49 mins ·

So, now we have a giving Tuesday after Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Well, Manhattan College just asked for money, again. This is my reply .

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Dear Gabrielle,

I have thought long and hard over the past few years about “giving” to Manhattan. As a graduate of the Prep and the College, I realize the wonderful, affordable education I received from 1960 through 1968. Manhattan was the “step up” for myself and my classmates from the Prep. We, the children of predominantly blue collar low to moderate income workers broke free with that education and it is appreciated. Over the past decades, I have seen Manhattan’s tuition skyrocket.

If I, an old Washington Heights boy were suddenly transported from 1965 to 2015, in the same circumstances with a mother working part time and a father working as a bartender for a major hotel in the city . Manhattan would have been out of my reach, far out of my reach. I have re- evaluated things. I am a product of the Catholic School system and proud of it. Over the years I have watched the grammar schools struggle and die while places like Manhattan just keep on building new buildings for less students than they had in my era. The schools that got us off the streets and drilled us to become successful disappear, one after another year after year while Manhattan doubles and then triples the size of its administrative staff. The memories of the good nuns and brothers who educated us are with me as if it were yesterday yet I see those who are left struggle in retirement as the cost of a four year education at a “Catholic” college or University goes north of $ 200,000.

This year as I have for the past three, I will give the gift of education. I intend to bundle every educational gift I have made in the past to Manhattan, St. Joseph’s, St. Peters, Don Bosco High School, St. Peters Prep into one gift, then double it and send it off to somewhere it is needed, badly. In this case, Incarnation School at 175th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue in Washington Heights. There, they continue to educate the children of low and moderate income predominantly Dominican families who have replaced my generation. Perhaps someday, those very children will be able to compete for the few available, affordable spaces at places like Manhattan.

Cardinal Dolan, who said Mass at our 50th Grammar School reunion a few years back told an anecdote about being accosted at a building dedication on a college campus (Manhattan?). An alum, badgered him first about the huge donation (millions and millions) he had made to build this edifice. Then about the Cardinal closing his former grammar school. The Cardinal turned and said, “Had you taken one of those millions and given it to the school that gave you a start in life, it never would have closed.” That story was an eye opener for me. I only wish that I had a million to give.

So, it is with some regret that I decline the offer to contribute to Manhattan. There are places, more important, that need it much more.

Stephen K. Trynosky ‘68

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