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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.

Clifford G. Benson, Chief Development Officer with the Buffalo Sabres, joined the Board of Trustees of Penn State University and will serve in this role until July 2016. As Chief Development Officer, Benson oversees the Buffalo Sabres Foundation and other initiatives throughout the Buffalo and Western New York communities. (9/9/2014)

Dale C. Christensen Jr., partner in the Litigation Group of Seward & Kissel LLP, was elected to the Board of Directors of the United Hospital Fund. Christensen represents clients in a broad range of areas, including banking, insurance coverage, products liability, environment, real estate and employment law. He also serves as a trustee of Lutheran Healthcare, and is chair of the hospital's Audit and Legal Committee. (11/4/2013)

Noah J. Hanft was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR), a leading independent resource helping global business and their lawyers resolve complex commercial disputes more cost-effectively and efficiently. Hanft currently serves as General Counsel and Chief Franchise Officer of MasterCard from which he recently announced his retirement effective April 1, 2014. Hanft joined MasterCard in 1984 in its Law Department and held positions of increasing responsibility, ultimately becoming General Counsel in 2001. (2/6/2014)

David E. Leach III was promoted to Regional Director of the National Labor Relations Board's (NLRB) Regional Office in Newark, New Jersey (Region 22). Leach joined the NLRB in 1976 as a Field Attorney in the New York Regional Office and he has held positions of increasing authority, most recently serving as Regional Attorney. He is also a member of the adjunct faculty at Brooklyn Law School, where he teaches a collective bargaining seminar and an advanced labor law course. (9/9/2014)

Gary S. Moriwaki joined Windels Marx as a partner in the firm's Private Clients Services and Estates and Trusts Practice Groups. Moriwaki was previously a founder and partner at the firm Young Moriwaki & Greenfader prior to its merger with Fox Rothschild. He also served as general counsel to a major multi-national Japanese corporation and as a member of the Games Organizing Committee of the 2005 Special Olympics World Winter Games in Nagano, Japan. He is the immediate Past President of the Japanese American Association of New York, a Trustee of the Japanese American National Museum, Vice Chair of the Asian American Federation, Vice Chair of the U.S.-Japan Council and a member of the Japan Society. (6/9/2014).

Stephen J. Silverberg, who maintains an estate planning and elder law firm in Roslyn Heights, NY, was named a 2015 Best Lawyer in America© in the practice area of Elder Law. Silverberg is a past president of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys ("NAELA") and was selected as a NAELA Fellow, highest honor bestowed by NAELA. (10/10/2014)

Jack Stern, a named partner in the Staten Island, NY firm, O'Neil, Stern & O'Neil, was elected chairman of the board of trustees of the Eger Lutheran Homes and Services, a leader in care and service to post-acute, long-term, independent and end-of-life residents. Stern is also president of Hillel of the College of Staten Island. (10/10/2014)

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