Monday, June 28, 2010

Jennie Zwagerman Chosen as Visiting Scholar

We are very pleased to announce that LL.M. alumna Jennie Williams Zwagerman has been appointed as Visiting Scholar at Drake University School of Law. Her appointment is the first for a new partnership between the law firm where she practices, Faegre & Benson, and Drake University's Agricultural Law Center.

Zwagerman is uniquely qualified for this appointment given her practice in the arena of food, agriculture and agribusiness litigation in the Des Moines office of Faegre & Benson, a respected 475-attorney firm with a well recognized practice group in food, agriculture and biofuels. Jennie received her law degree from Drake University Law School, studying under Professor Neil Hamilton, and her LL.M. degree in Agricultural & Food Law from the University of Arkansas School of Law. During her visiting scholar year, Jennie will continue as a member of the litigation practice at Faegre & Benson, but will be in residence at the law school teaching agricultural and food law courses. Congratulations, Jennie - we are confident that you will do an excellent job.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Alumni Update: Amy Lowenthal

Amy Lowenthal recently left her position as Majority Counsel for the Senate Agriculture Committee to accept the position of Assistant Counsel to the Inspector General at USDA. In her new position, Amy is in charge of legislative and regulatory review for OIG. In this critical role, she analyzes and provides guidance on proposed legislation and regulations of interest to the Inspector General. She also provides OIG Auditors and Investigators with a congressional/policy perspective on emerging issues in agriculture. Congratulations, Amy, on a wonderful new opportunity!

P.S. When I asked Amy for a photograph to post along with this announcement, she suggested a picture of her son Gabriel. While I did eventually convince her to submit a picture of herself, I thought everyone would also enjoy the picture of little Gabriel!