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.

Anta Cissé-Green, senior counsel in the Tax and Private Client Services Practice at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, was selected by the New York Law Journal as one of its six 2015 “Lawyers Who Lead by Example” in the area of pro bono work. Cissé-Green, who provides estate planning services to low-income New Yorkers, represents minors in custody proceedings and helps nonprofits develop planned giving strategies, was recognized for her “outstanding record of providing crucial legal services to poor or nearly poor New Yorkers.” (9/1/2015)

Brian J. Gershengorn, a partner in the New York office of Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart, P.C., is running in the 2014 NYC Marathon as part of a team sponsored by the Burke Rehabilitation Center to raise funds to create and build a lower extremity robotics program at Burke. Gershengorn represents clients in employment, wage and hour, class action and traditional labor matters. (10/10/2014)

Deirdre M. Lok, Assistant Director and Counsel of the Weinberg Center for Elder Abuse Prevention at the Hebrew Home at Riverdale, was appointed to the 2015 Age-Friendly NYC Commission. The Age-Friendly NYC Commission works closely with city government, business and non-profit sectors, to assure the city is addressing the challenges and leveraging the opportunities posed by a rapidly increasing population of older New Yorkers in four major areas: community and civic participation, housing, public spaces and transportation, and health and social services. (10/5/2015)

Winston M. Paes was appointed Chief of the Business and Securities Fraud Section of the U.S. Attorney’s Office, EDNY. Paes joined the U.S. Attorney's Office in 2008 and has held positions of increasing authority, most recently serving as Deputy Chief of the Business and Securities Fraud Section. Prior to joining the Office, he served as a litigation associate at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP. (5/4/2015)

Melissa L. Rappaport (Lenowitz) launched a Per Diem Practice in Westchester County, NY. Rappaport previously ran the Kings County division of the Law Offices of Ronald A. Lenowitz, where she handled a significant case load and managed employees and all other office matters. (8/26/2015)

Camille J. Varlack was appointed by New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo as Special Counsel to the Superintendent for Ethics, Risk and Compliance for the Department of Financial Services. Varlack previously served as a Principal Law Clerk for the New York State Supreme Court and also as Assistant Vice President and Counsel at AXA Financial, Inc. (7/15/2015)

William Wang, a litigation partner at Lee Anav Chung White & Kim LLP, was elected President of the Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY), beginning his term in April 2015. Wang’s primary practice areas are commercial litigation, banking and financial services, and intellectual property litigation. He has served AABANY in several capacities including Vice President, Finance and Development, Membership Secretary, Recording Secretary, and as co-chair of the Communications Committee and Litigation Committee. (7/15/2015)

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