ALA Faces Member and Chapter News

Anniversaries, Awards and Appointments April 2020

Members on the Move


Victor Barkalov, CPA, MBA, an independent member, is now Chief Innovation and Information Officer at Lowenstein Sandler LLP in Roseland, New Jersey.


Kenneth R. Beaver, a member of the Capital Chapter, is now Chief Operating Officer at Price Benowitz LLP in Washington, D.C.



Andrea D. Everage, MHR, PHR, SHRM-CP, a member of the East Bay Chapter, is now Manager-HR Business Partner at Baker McKenzie in San Francisco, California.


Barbara H. McCarthy-Tobin, a member of the Boston Chapter, is now Firm Administrator at Kotin Crabtree & Strong, LLP, in Boston, Massachusetts.



Nicole A. Nowak, a member of the Minnesota Chapter, is now Executive Director of Adduci Mastriani & Schaumberg, LLP, in Washington, D.C.


Frederick B. O’Malley, an independent member, is now Chief Operating Officer at Carlton Fields in Tampa, Florida.



Pamela S. Villarin, a member of the Golden Gate Chapter, is now Office Manager for the San Francisco, California, location of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, PC.



April 2020-ALA Faces

Sending Our Condolences

Former ALA member Charles “Chuck” Coulter died last month, according to the College of Law Practice Management, which he helped found in 1994. Coulter served as a President of that organization, and he also served in volunteer leadership roles for ALA and the American Bar Association. He was a longtime attorney with Stanley, Lande & Hunter in Muscatine, Iowa. He earned such accolades as the ABA’s Samuel S. Smith Award for outstanding lifetime achievement in law practice management, the University of Iowa College of Law’s Alumni Service Award, and the Iowa State Bar Association’s Community Service Award. Contributions in his memory can be made to Iowa City Hospice or New Song Episcopal Church, which his wife cofounded.


  • The Foundation of the Association of Legal Administrators is excited to announce the first recipient of its Student Legal Career Scholarship. Congratulations to Monique Mahler, who is the HR Manager at BakerHostetler in Houston, Texas, and the Director of Education for the Houston Chapter of ALA. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in legal administration from the University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law.

  • ALA’s own Patricia Carrera, Senior Director of Member Experience, and Peggy Siems, Senior Manager of Professional Development, were recognized in Nonprofit Resources’ “Thirty Years and Thirty Women” article, which marked 30 years of the United States celebrating National Women’s History Month (March). Read more here.