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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.

Jennifer Assa-Kass was a speaker at the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM) 2016 Claims College School of Professional Lines, held in Baltimore in September. She is a senior claims specialist with Nationwide’s management liability and specialty claims where she handles employment practices liability claims for for-profit and nonprofit insureds. (9/9/2016)

Jeff Gewirtz and his wife, Brooke Raphael, welcomed the arrival of their son, Eton Sam Gewirtz, on November 20, 2016. Gewirtz is executive vice president of business affairs and chief legal officer of Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment, which oversees programming, marketing, sales, and operations for Barclays Center and Long Island’s new Coliseum, and manages and controls the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets, as well as the business operations of the NHL’s New York Islanders. (11/29/2016)

Deborah Epstein Henry, a recognized expert, consultant, and public speaker on women, careers, and the legal profession, received the Anne X. Alpern Award from the Pennsylvania Bar Association Commission on Women in the Profession. The award is presented annually to a female lawyer or judge who demonstrates excellence in the legal profession and who makes a significant professional impact on women in the law. Henry is the founder of Flex-Time Lawyers LLC and Bliss Lawyers. (6/1/2017)

Michael Levy joined the senior leadership team in the Dallas office of global investment firm Crow Holdings, where he will focus on business development, investment strategy, and broader initiatives. He was previously chief operating officer of Morgan Stanley Investment Management. (11/19/2016)

Carolyn Pokorny was appointed chief special counsel for ethics, risk and compliance by New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo. She most recently served as deputy chief of staff and counselor to U.S. Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch and previously spent nearly 15 years with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn. (6/1/2017)

Chaim Steinberger was recently elected to the Council of the American Bar Association Family Law Section. He was also appointed to the executive committee of the New York State Bar Association Family Law Section. Steinberger is a divorce and family law lawyer. (11/19/2016)

Andrea Strong, who returned to the Law School part-time this fall as its development communications manager, continues to work as a freelance food writer. Her piece, “Why Serious Bakers Have Mother Issues,” was chosen to be included in the Best Food Writing of 2016 (9/9/2016).

Blair W. Todt joined Health Care Service Corporation as senior vice president and chief legal officer, overseeing the management of the legal division and providing legal advice and consultation on legal matters affecting the company. He previously served as senior vice president, chief legal and administrative officer and secretary of WellCare Health Plans. (7/13/2016)

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