Class of 1979
Karen Kupersmith was promoted to director of arbitration at the New York Stock Exchange, where she has been an attorney since 1983. Seth Taube joined the firm of Baker Botts as head of the securities and business litigation department in the firm’s New York office. Elliot Zimmerman wrote “P2P File Sharing: Direct and Indirect Copyright Infringement,” published in the May issue of the Florida Bar Journal.
Class of 1980
William Herbert had published two articles, “Protections for Public Employees Who ‘Blow the Whistle,’” in the New York State Bar Journal (February), and “The First Amendment and Public Sector Labor Relations,” in Labor Lawyer (April). He also made a presentation regarding free speech issues in public employment at a joint meeting of the ABA and NYSBA. Joel Miklacki was named prosecutor to the Fair Lawn municipal court in New Jersey.
Class of 1982
Shoshana Bookson was elected president of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association in March.
Class of 1983
Mark Follender joined the firm of Scarinci & Hollenbeck as counsel; he focuses on commercial real estate, corporate law and telecommunication law. Terri Krivosha was re-elected chair of the governance committee of the Minneapolis law firm of Maslon Edelman Borman & Brand. She assists businesses in initial formation, capitalization, growth through merger or acquisition, governance, and general business matters. She also negotiates joint ventures, distribution agreements, and licensing transactions. Jonathan Sandelman was named president of Banc of America Securities LLC, where he will lead debt and equity capital markets. He was profiled in “Movers &Shakers” in The Deal in February. Sarah Steiner appeared as a criminal defense expert on CBS News Sunday during coverage of Martha Stewart’s trial.
Class of 1984
Robin Mitchell Joyce became a member of the Nashville, TN law firm of Bass, Berry & Sims.
Class of 1985
Eric Zaidins became of counsel in the Mount Kisco office of The Law Offices of Neal Rosenberg, specializing in education law.
Class of 1986
Allen Kadish became a shareholder in the New York office of Greenberg Traurig. He concentrates in the areas of corporate crisis management, business restructuring and bankruptcy, creditors’ rights, and commercial litigation. Douglas Robinson became a shareholder in the Washington, DC office of Banner & Witcoff. He practices in the patent and trademark areas. Mary WanderPolo was profiled in the Verona-Cedar Grove Times about her practice in Montclair, NJ. She specializes in estate planning, elder law, guardianships, wills, trusts, probate and disability planning, and medicaid applications.
|US Senator Frank Lautenberg (left) swears in Michael Wildes ’89
as Mayor of Englewood, NJ on January 5, 2004. Michael’s wife, children, and father, adjunct Professor Leon Wildes, look on.|
Class of 1987
Mayor Michael Bloomberg appointed Susan Stein Danoff a judge of the Civil Court in the City of New York. Meir (Mark) Feldman and his wife, Tara, were appointed associate rabbis of the Temple Israel congregation in Memphis, TN. Rabbi Feldman was ordained at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in 2003 after practicing law for nine years. Hon. David Gross was profiled in the Long Beach Herald in April. The article focused on his experiences as a Nassau County District Court judge. Ross N. Herman received the Louis J. Lefkowitz Memorial Award from New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer in June. Kenny Schachter, who has had galleries in New York since 1990, has opened ROVE in London’s East End. There, he will continue to show older, more established artists and bring attention to the work of young, unrepresented, and marginalized artists. James Schwartz became senior managing director of GHP Office Realty, LLC. He will oversee the leasing, management, and construction of GHP’s portfolio and will identify and acquire new properties. Peter Allen Weinmann received the Outstanding Past President Award from the Buffalo/Niagara Chapter of the American Jewish Committee. In his law practice, he specializes in eminent domain and assessment challenges.
Class of 1988
Sheri Goldberg was re-elected to the Livingston Board of Education. She is vice president and assistant general counsel at CIT Group, Inc. Larry Rosen opened a franchise of the Johnny Rockets hamburger chain this summer in Forest Hills, NY. He practices law at Rosen Weinhaus LLP in New York. Gary Miller opened a law practice specializing in commercial and residential real estate in Riverdale, NY.
Class of 1989
Jeff Weitzman became president and chief operating officer of Coupons, Inc. in northern California. In his expanded role, Weitzman will have direct responsibility for all technology, operations, marketing, and finance functions. Fred Zemel was promoted to counsel at Scarinci & Hollenbeck, LLC. He is a member of the corporate law and commercial transactions group. His practice also encompasses intellectual property and technology.
Class of 1990
Philip Braginsky was promoted to counsel at Scully Scott Murphy & Presser in Garden City, NY. He specializes in counseling clients through patent procurement and litigation in the life sciences, nanosciences, and telecommuting areas.
Class of 1991
Douglas Pulitzer was profiled in the New York Law Journal in January. His solo practice, based in Locust Valley, NY, includes software licensing, data development agreements, and proprietary property acquisitions.
Class of 1992
Jeffrey Ifrah was promoted to of counsel in the Washington, DC office of Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker. He concentrates his litigation practice on government investigations, government procurement, and international trade.
Class of 1993
Stephanie Adler became a partner in the Orlando office of Jackson Lewis LLP. She concentrates in all areas of employment litigation. George Brieger joined the Garden City, NY firm of Scully Scott Murphy & Presser as a patent attorney. He will assist in preparing and prosecuting US and international patent applications in the information technology field and will counsel clients in the areas of patent infringement, validity, and patent licensing. Jeffrey Fleischman opened his own law office in New York City. After nine years as an associate with Raul Lionel Felder, PC, Brett Kimmel with his wife, Jodi (Sharp) Kimmel ’01, has opened The Law Office of Brett Kimmel, PC in New York City, specializing in matrimonial and family court matters. Brett recently won $35,000 per month in child support for the son of Sean “P. Diddy” Combs. The amount is said to be the highest ever awarded.
Class of 1994
Susan Bernstein’s article “New Privacy Concern for Employee Benefit Plans: Combating Identity Theft” was published in the Jan./Feb. issue of Compensation and Benefits Review. Joseph Fein was profiled in the Nassau Herald in April for his representation of children with learning and physical disabilities. Bryan Grimaldi received an Agency Counsel Recognition Award from the New York City Law Department. He works for the Mayor’s Commission for the UN, protecting the city’s interests under international treaty organizations. Dean and Melissa Shalit had twin sons, Spencer Blake and Sawyer Cole, in May 2003.
Class of 1995
Steven Fromewick became an administrative law judge for the New York City parking violations bureau and a hearing officer for the transit adjudication bureau. Linda Lourie is serving with the Coalition Provisional Authority in Baghdad, Iraq. As an attorney with the US Patent and Trademark Office, she is drafting new laws for Iraq as part of the Office of the General Counsel. Serving with her is Yeshiva University alumnus Efraim Cohen, YC’72.
Class of 1996
Paul Johnson joined the Los Angeles law firm of Tucker Ellis & West as an associate. Jeff Marx won the Tony award for best musical score for his Broadway hit Avenue Q. Rina Teran is assistant general counsel at Centerplate in Stamford,CT. Shai Waisman became a partner at Weil Gotshal & Manges, where he has practiced bankruptcy law since 1996. Carrie Zehfuss was recognized by Trial Lawyers Care for her extraordinary effort in a nationwide endeavor to provide free legal services for victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
Class of 1997
Jacqueline Klosek was profiled in “Forty Under 40” in NJBiz Magazine. She is an associate in the intellectual property practice at Goodwin Proctor in Roseland. She also volunteers her time to the Afghanistan Transitional Commercial Law Project of the ABA to promote private investment there. Lauren Kohl joined the Boston firm of Burns and Levinson LLP as an associate in the trusts and estates group. Stephanie Rosenblatt Korenman and her husband, Jeffrey, had a son, Max Alexander, in December 2003. She is an associate in the financial markets group of Duane Morris LLP, practicing securities regulation, arbitration, and litigation.
Class of 1998
Donna Ahlstrand joined the New York City Department of Legal Services as special assistant corporation counsel for the Administration of Children’s Services. Jonathan Bayer married Elizabeth Leichtung in December. He is an associate at Weil, Gotshal & Manges. Kenneth Carter married Elizabeth Renner in March. He is counsel for business and economics in the office of strategic planning and policy analysis at the Federal Communications Commission in Washington, DC. Laurence Kagan opened the law firm of Kagan & Gavrin in Philadelphia, PA. Harry Valetk was an expert panelist on the Montel Williams Show in March, discussing identity theft.
Class of 1999
Daniel Schoenberg joined the New York office of Andrews Kurth LLP as a tax associate. Dwayne Turner was named superintendent of A. G. Holley Hospital in Palm Beach, FL. He will help the development of the Florida Institute for Public Health on the Lantana campus. Jennifer van Bergen was profiled in New Times magazine. Her book The Twilight of Democracy: The Bush Plan for America will be published in fall 2004.
Class of 2000
Adam Lurie hosted a panel discussion for the ABA white collar crime committee, entitled “Federal Sentencing: The Effect of the Ashcroft Memorandum on White Collar Prosecutions.” He is an associate at Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP in Washington, DC. Rebecca Morris joined the legal department of channel Thirteen/WNET. Aarti Tandon’s entertainment law practice has become associated with the law firm of Shukat Arrow Hafer & Weber, which represents Grammy award-winning artists, record producers, music festivals, record labels, and music venues. Edward Timmer joined the firm of Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti PC as an associate. He focuses on patent law.
Class of 2001
Alan Gotthelf was quoted in “Older New Lawyers Bring Other Talents to the Table” in the New York Law Journal in April. Joseph Inzerillo and his wife, Michelle, had a daughter, Gianna Genevieve, in February.
|Rachel Bendit ’03 (third from right) hosted a party for admitted
students in her home in Ann Arbor, MI. Matthew Bower ’02 (far right), who is an associate at Safford & Baker in Bloomfield Hills also attended.|
Class of 2003
Rachel Bendit and her husband, Mark Bernstein, had a son, Noah Bendit Bernstein, in July. Erica Gloger joined the Washington, DC firm of West & Feinberg as an associate. Kimberly Mandel joined the firm of Ruskin Moscou Faltischek as an associate. Antoinette Schindel joined the labor department of the Mineola firm of Meyer Suozzi English & Klein. Daniel Silber joined the real estate group of Nixon Peabody LLP in the Rochester office. In 2003, Kelly Slavitt published “The Copyright Term Extension Act: We May Know the Words, But Can We Find the Harmony?” in the Michigan State University Detroit College of Law Journal of International Law & Practice and “When Is Display of Images on Internet Considered Fair Use” in the New York Law Journal. She is an associate at Thelen Reid & Priest, LLP.
Peter Aquilone ’99
Jordan Bennett ’02