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.
Robert D. Brownstone, Technology & eDiscovery Counsel at Silicon Valley-based Fenwick & West, LLP, taught a course in Electronic Discovery Law and Process at Brooklyn Law School during the winter 2015 term. He previously taught the course at the law schools of the University of San Francisco, Santa Clara University and the University of Puerto Rico. Brownstone advises clients on electronic discovery; electronic information management (EIM) and “eWorkplace” policies; retention/destruction policies and protocols; information-security and data privacy; and social-media rewards and risks. (3/5/2015)
Michael Butler is the author of Avenging al Mohammed, available through Amazon. The book is a sequel to his previous book, Once a Noble Endeavor. Butler is a retired police captain and attorney who served in the U.S. Army Security Agency as a military intelligence analyst. (3/4/2016)
Sherry L. Jetter, formerly with Katten Muchin Rosenman, joined the New York office of Mayer Brown as counsel in its Global Brand Management and Internet Practice Group. Jetter has previously served as senior vice president and general counsel to HMX Group and vice president of intellectual property and legal affairs at Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation. (9/1/2015)
Elena Karabatos, founding member and partner of the Garden City, NY matrimonial boutique law firm Schlissel Ostrow Karabatos, PLLC, was elected President of the New York Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and Treasurer of the Nassau County Bar Association. (7/15/2015)
Joseph Potasnik, executive vice president and former president of the New York Board of Rabbis, the largest interdenominational body of its kind, delivered a keynote address on the topic of "Being Human in the Face of Inhumanity" at St. Francis College’s Holocaust Remembrance in April 2016. Rabbi Potasnik is also the rabbi emeritus of Congregation Mount Sinai, where he served as spiritual leader for 42 years. (8/26/2015)
James Williams was elected president of the Onondaga County Bar Association. He is a staff attorney at Legal Services of Central New York, where he represents workers in employment matters. Williams is also an adjunct professor of employment law at Syracuse University College of Law. (3/4/2016)