Daniel and Gloria Carlineo Combine Law and Family
Daniel and Gloria Carlineo, ’98 and ’97 respectively, had classes together in law school and didn’t even know it. Although they both graduated from UC Law and were at the school at the same time, the couple actually met after graduation when they were serving as student representatives at law school forums in Texas.
Daniel Carlineo, originally from Endicott, NY, graduated from the State University of New York–Binghamton with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. After undergrad, Daniel worked for a government agency before coming to the College of Law. He chose UC, he said, because it seemed like an up-and-coming law school and because of the small class size. After his first year in law school, he worked for the U.S. Army JAG Corps Summer Intern Program in Washington, D.C. He split his second summer between Howrey, LLP, in Washington, D.C., and Arnold, White & Durkee, which merged with Howrey in 2000, in Houston, Texas.
Gloria (nee Markus), is from Guaynabo, Puerto Rico. She attended the University of Florida and the University of Cincinnati, majoring in international affairs and minoring in Russian and Latin American studies. She went straight to law school after finishing her undergraduate degrees, choosing the College of Law because of its excellent reputation. During her law school summers, she worked at the Ohio Civil Rights Commission.
After graduation, Daniel began to work at Howrey LLP in Washington, DC. Subsequently, he worked for Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, also in Washington, and Technology, Patents & Licensing in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. Eventually, he ended up at Carlineo, Spicer & Kee LLC, also located in Doylestown. He also owns several patent licensing companies.
Gloria moved to Washington, D.C. after graduation as well, going to work for the governor of Puerto Rico at the Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration. She later worked in the U.S. House of Representatives for the Hon. Dan Burton (R-IN), who was chairman of the Government Reform & Oversight Committee. After the birth of her first child, Gloria chose to stay at home and take care of the family. She remains involved in her community, particularly in school, church, and politics. In fact, she recently ran in the Republican primary for the PA-08 congressional district. “It was a hard campaign,” she said, “but in the end, I came in second against a former congressman running for his former seat.” The campaign provided an opportunity for the Carlineo’s to work together.
The couple work hard to balance life and work. “We don’t live near family,” said Gloria, “so we take each other’s schedules into account when planning our trips, meetings, etc. We have both made our family a priority.” The couple are parents to Samantha, nine, and Andrew, six. “We make a good team,” says Gloria. “We work very well together, and we are very much on the same wave length when it comes to priorities. All of these experiences have worked to make our relationship stronger.”