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.

Amy F. Altman, previously with Herzfeld & Rubin, PC, joined the Long Island firm of Meltzer Lippe Goldstein & Breitstone, LLP as an associate in the firm’s Trusts & Estates Practice Group. Altman focuses her practice on estate and trust administration, estate planning, and probate litigation. (3/6/2015)

Steven J. Auletta joined the Albany, NY office of Cater Conboy as an associate. Auletta practices in the areas of medical and professional malpractice, health care law, product liability, trucking and transportation, and general civil litigation. He previously served as an assistant corporation counsel for the NYC Law Department in both the Tort Division and the Special Federal Litigation Division. (9/9/2014)

Benjamin D. Battles, previously an associate at Boies, Schiller & Flexner, became an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Vermont. Battles focuses on administrative and appellate litigation on behalf of the Vermont Department for Children and Families. (7/8/2014)

Manon M. Defelice founded and is serving as the chief executive officer of Inkwell, a global flexible staffing innovator focused on helping startups, small to mid-sized businesses, and nonprofits. Defelice is also the executive director and general counsel of the AHA Foundation, which works to protect and reinforce the basic rights and freedoms of women and girls. She previously worked for the New York City Mayor's Office advising on human trafficking issues. (3/28/2014)

Shane Fuhrman, previously an associate in the Banking and Credit Group of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, co-founded and is serving as the general counsel of Atikus Insurance, a for-profit, socially focused enterprise that underwrites and insures commercial microcredit loans. The company has offices in both New York City and Kigali, Rwanda. (3/28/2014)

Carrie A. Goldberg, who maintains her own firm in Brooklyn, focusing on Elder Law, Trusts & Estates, Internet Privacy and Sexual Assault, participated in a symposium in February 2015 sponsored by the American Journal of Trial Advocacy at Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, “Practicing Law in the Age of Surveillance and Hackers: Exploring Privacy and Data Security.” Goldberg will also take part in a symposium at the University of Wisconsin Law School in March 2015 sponsored by the Wisconsin Journal of Law, Gender & Society, “Civil Rights in the Digital Age: Developing Effective Legal Responses to Cyber Sexual Harassment. She was featured in the August 2014 issue of Cosmopolitan for her work as a “cyber-crusader.” Prior to opening her own firm, she worked at the Vera Institute of Justice Guardianship Project as the Associate Director of Legal Services. (3/6/2015

Ariel N. Weinstock became a partner at Katsy Korins LLP in the firm's Real Estate Department. Weinstock has been with the firm since graduation from law school, and his practice focuses on all aspects of commercial real estate transactions and construction law. He is also Co-Chair of the New York County Lawyers' Association Construction Law Committee and Secretary of the Construction Law Committee of the Real Property Law Section of the New York State Bar Association. (3/10/2014)

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