Cet Law Breaches Onto the Scene

Posted on Dec 1, 2016 in General

Over 50 lawyers and whale and ocean lovers came out to celebrate Cet Law’s breaching on to the scene last evening. The breach (launch) party was hosted by Hogan Lovells and held at their Miami offices on Brickell Avenue.

Mamie Joeveer and Holly Swanson of Hogan Lovells.

The crowd was buzzing and people were happy to network while enjoying hor d’oeuvres and beverages. Images of cetaceans (whales, dolphins and porpoises) by the incredible photographer, Stephen Frink, were projected onto a screen in the background. Mamie Joeveer of Hogan Lovells welcomed the crowd and gave background on Hogan’s work around the world, including their extensive pro bono commitments and victories.

University of Miami School of Law Assistant Dean Marni Lennon addresses the crowd.

Assistant Dean Marni Lennon of University of Miami Law School and Cet Law board member addressed the crowd speaking of the tremendous work that Hogan does and that helped to inspire an organisation like Cet Law.  Parker Thomson, Of Counsel, Hogan Lovells, then introduced Cet Law’s Executive Director Natalie Barefoot.

Parker Thomson of Hogan Lovells and Vanessa Snyder of the US Department of Justice

Ms. Barefoot spoke to the crowd about the different issues that cetaceans are facing in this world and how Cet Law fills a niche to address them.  Thank you to everyone who came out and made the night a whale of a success!

Team Amazing! UM Law students (L-R) Daniel Hale, Sarah Hanners and Paige Bettge take time off during their reading week to support Cet Law! Kick some exam butt!