BLS Class Notes - 1986

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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.

Eric L. Altman, previously with Epstein, Becker & Green, P.C., joined the New York office of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP as a partner in the firm's Health Care Practice, which was recognized in January 2014 by Law360 as U.S. Health Law Practice Group of the Year. A member of the firm's Real Estate, Land Use and Environmental Practice Group, Altman represents clients in connection with large institutional facilities, clinics, assisted care facilities and medical office buildings to help manage their healthcare-related real estate assets. (6/13/2014)

Edward L. Chun joined the Santa Cruz, CA law firm of Atack & Penrose, LLP. Chun focuses his practice in the areas of real property and estate and trust litigation and general civil litigation. Chun also serves on the board of directors of the Santa Cruz Little League. (9/11/2013)

Frank Katulak was appointed president and chief executive officer of GDF Suez Gas NA. Based in Houston, the company imports and supplies liquefied natural gas (LNG) in North America. Katulak has been working in the natural gas and LNG industries for over 30 years, most recently serving as president and chief operating officer of Distrigas of Massachusetts. (3/28/2014)

Carlos F. Ortiz, previously with Edwards Wildman, joined the New York and Princeton, NJ offices of Blank Rome LLP as a partner in its White Collar Defense and Investigations Group. He focuses his practice on matters relating to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, allegations of fraud against government agencies and financial institutions, securities and healthcare fraud, as well as high-risk tax controversies. Prior to going into private practice, Ortiz served for five years at the Department of Justice in the Tax Division and ten years at the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of New Jersey. (6/9/2014)

Gary B. Port, founding partner of the Garden City, NY firm, Port and Sava, was featured in an article in the Asbury Park Press (Mar. 2, 2014), about his career, his service as a Judge Advocate General, and his family life. Port is a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves, assigned to the 78th Training Division and serves as the legal adviser and ethics officer to the Commanding General of the Division. He practices in the area of general litigation, with a focus on family law. (3/28/2014)

Joseph Potasnik was honored by the Brooklyn community at an event at Borough Hall in April 2014 in recognition of his 42 years of service as the Senior Rabbi of the Congregation Mt. Sinai in Brooklyn Heights. Potasnik also serves as the Executive Director of the New York Board of Rabbis, the largest international body of its kind in the world. He co-hosts WABC's Talk Radio "Religion on the Line" and is the religious commentator for 1010 WINS Radio. (5/1/2014)

Andrew I. Silfen, a Partner in the New York office of Arent Fox LLP and Chair of its Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring Group, was presented with a 40th Leadership in Credit Education Award by the New York Institute of Credit in June 2013. The award is given to two individuals who have "demonstrated dedication and commitment to the New York Institute of Credit and the Credit Industry." Silfen represents creditors' committees, indenture trustees, and bondholders in bankruptcy proceedings, as well as acquirors of and investors in troubled, distressed, and bankrupt companies. (9/8/2013)

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