Santa Clara University School of Law Alumni held its annual Celebration of Achievement event on Saturday, March 14 at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose. Honoring lawyers who have made a difference for Santa Clara Law, the community came together to acknowledge the significant contributions of alumni and friends from far and wide.
This year’s award recipients included the following: The Alumni Special Achievement Award – Paul “Chip” Lion JD ’82 The Santa Clara Law Amicus Award – The Honorable Socrates P. Manoukian The Edwin J. Owens Lawyer of the Year Award – Professor Cynthia A. Mertens The Young Alumni Rising Star Award – Kevin J. Albanese BS ’96, JD ’08.
2015 Amicus Award Honoree Honorable Socrates P. Manoukian (center) with 2014 Amicus Award Honoree Joseph W. Cotchett and Santa Clara Law Dean Lisa Kloppenberg
2015 Edwin J. Owens Lawyer of the Year Honoree Professor Cynthia A. Mertens with 2014 Edwin J. Owens Lawyer of the Year Award Honoree Honorable James C. Emerson and Santa Clara Law Dean Lisa Kloppenberg.
2015 Alumni Special Achievement Award Winner Paul L. ‘Chip’ Lion III (center) with 2014 Alumni Special Achievement Award Winner Howard Charney and Santa Clara Law Dean Lisa Kloppenberg.
2015 Young Alumni Rising Star Honoree Kevin J. Albanese (center) with 2014 Young Alumni Rising Star Honoree Karin Frenza Cogbill and Santa Clara Law Dean Lisa Kloppenberg.