Your Class Network

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.

Jeremy M. Attie, previously a senior policy analyst for civil rights and workforce in the Office of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, was promoted to Assistant Secretary of Civil Rights. He develops and implements state-wide civil rights and workforce policy through legislation, regulation, and state operations. Prior to joining the Governor's Office, he served as a litigation associate at Judd Burstein, P.C. (6/9/2014)

Andrew B. Brettler became a partner of Lavely & Singer Professional Corporation, a Los Angeles based entertainment and litigation boutique co-founded by Martin D. Singer `77. Brettler practices in the areas of entertainment litigation and commercial litigation. (3/10/2014)

David H. Faux, who maintains his own practice specializing in intellectual property, entertainment, art and business/commercial law, authored The American Bar Association’s Legal Guide to Fashion Design (ABA, Sept. 2013). Faux frequently writes and lectures in these areas, and he most recently participated in The Second National Conference of the Dramatists Guild of America in Chicago, IL in August 2013. (9/11/2013)

Aaron R. Gardner became counsel in the New York office of Kaye Scholer LLP in its Corporate Department. A member of the firm's Life Sciences Group, Gardner represents clients in a wide range of corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, public and private securities offerings, corporate finance, joint ventures and strategic alliances. (3/28/2014)

Arik Hirschfeld joined Guggenheim Partners as its chief compliance officer for GS Gamma and director in compliance for Guggenheim Partners Investment Management. Hirschfeld previously served as a vice president at Barclays Capital and an associate at Sidley Austin LLP. (9/9/2014)

Jennifer R. Kasman, previously a partner at Friedlander Misler, launched JR Kasman, PLLC, her own real estate and business law firm in Washington, D.C. Kasman represents sophisticated entities, individuals, and entrepreneurs as lead counsel on real estate, finance, creditors' rights, and corporate transactions across the country. (9/9/2014)

Seth Liebenstein became a partner in the real estate law firm, Belkin Burden Wenig & Goldman, LLP. Liebenstein practices in the areas of transactional real estate law, including commercial and residential leasing, acquisitions, dispositions, financing, and cooperative and condominium representation. (3/28/2014)

Amber W. Locklear became a partner in the New York office of Ropers, Majeski, Kohn & Bentley PC. She concentrates her practice in the areas of complex insurance coverage, commercial litigation, securities arbitrations, unfair business practices, employment law, and defense of professional malpractice actions. (9/11/2013)

Errol T. Louis, host of "Inside City Hall" on NY1, moderated "An Evening with the New York City Mayoral Candidates" held at the New York City Bar Association in June 2013. Louis is also an adjunct professor at CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, where he teaches a course on political reporting. (9/11/2013)

Timothy Oberweger, vice president and counsel at Fidelity National Title Insurance Company, was featured in the New York Real Estate Journal (Oct. 29 – Nov. 11, 2013). Oberweger oversees the generation of title work for multi-family, commercial, retail, hotel, office, and residential real estate transactions in New York and nationally for Fidelity. (3/2/2014)

Sascha Owen (Puritz) was appointed Chief of Staff to New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer. Owen manages the day-to-day functions and responsibilities of the Comptroller's office and oversees the Department of Public Affairs, including Communications and Policy. She most recently served as Deputy Director for Stringer's Transition, and she previously served him as Deputy Chief of Staff. (1/7/2014)

Joshua D. Spitalnik became a member of the construction and commercial law firm, the Law Offices of Melvin J. Kalish, PLLC, founded by Melvin Kalish '73. Spitalnik joined the firm in 2007 as an associate. (3/28/2014)

Zachary C. Warzel was named a shareholder of the Denver, CO law firm of Roberts Levin Rosenberg PC. Warzel specializes in the areas of insurance bad faith, insurance coverage, and personal injury. (5/1/2014)

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