Ever wonder what's going on with your former classmates? Welcome to Class Notes online where you can stay abreast of the latest professional activities and other important milestones in your classmates' lives. Visit often, as we are frequently updating the site, with information compiled from alumni, including news published in local and national media.
Christian M. Capece, an Assistant Federal Public Defender for the Southern District of West Virginia, is serving a six-month deployment to Afghanistan. Major Capece is the team leader for the NATO Rule of Law Field Support Mission (NROLFSM) located in Mazar-e Sharif. The NROLFSM provides essential support to help build the Afghan criminal justice system, including increasing access to dispute resolution services. (6/4/2012)
Stacy L. Weinberg Dieve joined the Global Customs & Compliance team in the San Francisco area office of Hewlett-Packard. She works with the Global Supply Chain Network & Logistics organization on import and export matters for the company. (12/13/2012)
Angela Ferrante was promoted to vice president, bankruptcy operations at The Garden City Group Inc., and joins the company’s senior management team, while also continuing to manage its bankruptcy operations. She joined the company in 2007 and most recently served as assistant vice President, Bankruptcy. (7/20/2012)
Melissa Norden was appointed senior vice president and general counsel of The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the first humane organization to be granted legal authority to investigate and make arrests for crimes against animals. She joined the ASPCA as staff counsel in 2000 and most recently served as senior vice president, chief of staff and acting general counsel. (3/6/2013)
Eric B. Post, previously a litigation associate at Kelley Drye & Warren LLP, joined Abrams Garfinkel Margolis Bergson, LLP as a partner in its Litigation Practice Group. Post focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation and dispute resolution. (2/4/2013)
Kelly M. Slavitt, North America trademark and business counsel at Reckitt Benckiser, a global household, health and personal care products company, was named chair of the New York State Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Law Section. Slavitt served as co-chair of the NYSBA’s Task Force on Privacy from 2008 to 2011, and she also served as vice-chair, treasurer and secretary of the Section. She won the Section’s Intellectual Property Writing Competition as a law student and later co-chaired the Section’s Young Lawyers Committee. (7/20/2012)
Michael J. Wasser, assistant corporate counsel in the Tax & Bankruptcy Litigation Division at the New York City Law Department was featured by the ABA as its spotlight in September 2012. Wasser, who has progressive muscular dystrophy and is functionally quadriplegic, decided to go to law school to show that inclusion works. He serves on his office’s Diversity Committee for Attorney Recruitment and provides advice and insight to other attorneys with disabilities and the Law Department on issues of access and reasonable accommodation. He spearheaded his office’s effort to foster the inclusion of lawyers with disabilities in the legal profession. Due in large part to his efforts, Corporation Counsel Michael Cardozo signed the ABA Commission on Disability Rights’ Pledge for change – the office is the first governmental law office to become a Pledge signatory. (12/13/2012)