Class Action

February 2020

94 Brian Hayes has joined the firm of Holland & Knight as a partner and head of its Chicago white-collar defense and investigations practice. In December 2019, he resigned from the U.S. Attorney’s Office after more than 16 years of service.

00 Harold Jones has joined the firm of Jackson Lewis as a principal. He has defended employees in the courtroom and guided clients through a host of employment law issues such as background investigations. He also served 10 years as a police officer.

01 Samuel Dalesandro Jr. was recently appointed to a judgeship in the Fresno County Superior Court by California Governor Gavin Newsom.

08 Eric Hanson is a partner at WilmerHale, where he is a member of the transactional department and corporate group.

10 Diek Van Nort is a partner in Morrison & Foerster’s San Francisco Office, where he is a member of the litigation department and a part of the firm’s patent litigation and PTAB litigation groups.



Paul Goda, SJ, January 29, 2020. Santa Clara University School of Law has lost a beloved member of the community, Professor Emeritus Paul Goda, SJ, who died at the infirmary at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center in Los Gatos.The Santa Clara Law community joins together with Fr. Goda’s family, Mr. and Mrs. Alex Goda, to mourn and honor Fr. Goda. We are deeply grateful for his long legacy of service at Santa Clara and his generous life of ministry. Read more.

1968 Thomas H. Mahoney, December 27, 2019. Born in St. Paul, Minnesota, Thomas was a graduate of St. Thomas College, The University of Notre Dame, and Santa Clara University. He was a veteran of the US Army, the Minnesota National Guard, and the Air Force Reserve. He began his professional career as a civilian contractor at Boeing and Sylvania before becoming an attorney with a private law practice; he also served as a county prosecutor. He was an accomplished athlete and coach as well as a Civil War history expert. He is survived by his children Sean, Greg, Ben, Paul, Kevin, Anna, Maureen, and Daniel. Other survivors include 16 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, his sister Geraldine Matthews, and several nieces and nephews.

1969 Vincent “Vinnie” J. Kilduff, December 9, 2019. Born in Boston and a graduate of Cathedral High School, he then went to North Eastern University and earned his BSEE. Then he and his family moved to Silicon Valley to begin his career in the electronics industry. While working, he attended Santa Clara University School of Law and earned his JD in 1973. He then left the engineering field to practice law. A sports lover, he played football in college, coached his children in ice hockey, and was an avid golfer. He was a rules official and a member of Northern California Golf Association for more than 37 years. He is survived by his wife of nearly twenty years, Danielle Kilduff, and six children, Vince, Beth, Rick, Chris, Shannon, and stepson Matthew. Along with his eleven grandchildren, he is also survived by his sister Christine Bianculli and family; Joseph and their three children Joseph, Michael and Matthew, as well as his brother Bobbie’s family children Robbie and Shannon and their four children.

1973 Patrick D. Calhoun, December 14, 2019. Born in Bemidji, Minnesota, he graduated from Loara High in Anaheim and UC Irvine, then earned his JD from Santa Clara University School of Law. He then hung his own shingle, Patrick Calhoun, Attorney-At-Law, and began his 45-year legal career in San Jose and Campbell helping those in need. He made the client the focus of his attention and he enjoyed mentoring young law interns from his alma mater. He is survived by his 4 children, Leslie, Carrie, James & Nick; his siblings Mike and Marcia; and 7 grandchildren.

1979 Celia J. Brown, November 7, 2019. Celia earned a history degree at San Jose State University and a law degree at Santa Clara University. She practiced law in San Jose. She enjoyed many trips to Europe. Her other joys included the ocean, books, and watching football (49ers). She moved to Santa Barbara in 2012 to be near her family. She participated in her senior community as part of the music group, playing the ukulele and singing. She was involved in committee work and made a point of adding some wit to her reports to keep them interesting. She will be remembered for her intellect, her style, and her laughter. She is survived by her daughter, Kathy Quiroz (Ernie) and son Jim Brown (Andrea); grandchildren Heidi Goodwin (William), Ernesto Quiroz (Mireya), and Jared Quiroz (Chelsy); great-grandchildren Deja, Will and Devin Goodwin and Ernesto and Abraham Quiroz.

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