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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.

Alexander B. Barton was elected shareholder at Polsinelli PC in the firm’s Denver office, where he focuses his practice on commercial real estate transactions. (3/9/2016)

Lawrence Elbaum, previously with Proskauer Rose LLP, joined the New York office of Vinson & Elkins LLP as counsel in its Commercial and Business Litigation Practice. Elbaum focuses his practice on commercial litigation with an emphasis on securities and financial services litigation/regulation, restrictive covenant and trade secret matters, and bankruptcy-related proceedings. (7/15/2015)

Samantha V. Ettari was named Counsel of the Electronic Discovery Group at Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP, an in-house resource composed of litigation technology professionals who evaluate and deploy an evolving set of technological tools. Ettari, who is also a member of the firm’s Cybersecurity, Privacy, and Date Practice Group, focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation, with an emphasis on contract disputes, bankruptcy litigation and regulatory defense work. She is also co-editor of the Electronic Discovery Update, which reports on legal developments in the area. (8/26/2015)

Debra J. Farber was recently named senior director of privacy, data, and risk policy in the global public policy department of Visa, Inc., in San Francisco. She also teaches at IANS and is the cofounder and an executive board member of Women in Security and Privacy, a community in the Bay Area that organizes events, panels, and seminars about the security and data privacy industries. (3/10/2016)

Theodore Ghorra was named partner in Nixon Peabody’s New York City office. He handles corporate transactions, including M&A, public offerings, and private placements. (3/9/2016)

Deborah B. Koplovitz became a partner at Rosen Livingston & Cholst LLP. She concentrates her practice on commercial litigation, real estate, and legal malpractice defense. (8/26/2015)

David Kubikian joined the Herzog Law Firm, of Kingston, Albany, and Saratoga Springs, as a senior associate attorney. His practice is focused on estate planning, Medicaid planning, estate administration, matrimonial law and guardianship. (3/9/2016)

Errol T. Louis, the Political Anchor of NY1 News, was the Commencement Speaker at Baruch College’s 2015 Commencement Exercises in June 2015. Louis hosts “Inside City Hall,” a nightly prime-time show about New York City politics. He is also a CNN Contributor, providing on-air commentary on key events from presidential primaries to Election Night, and he frequently writes for (7/15/2015)

Timothy Oberweger joined TitleVest, a New York city-based title company, as managing director of business development and counsel. He was previously vice president, business development and counsel at Fidelity National Title. Oberweger recently served as a moderator for a panel discussion on Dumbo, “Brooklyn’s Hot Projects and Neighborhoods: An In-Depth Look at the Development Behind the Borough’s Growth,” hosted by Bisnow. (3/9/2016)

Matthew Porpora was named partner in Sullivan & Cromwell’s litigation group. He represents leading global companies and financial institutions in securities, antitrust, banking, commodities and other complex commercial litigation, as well as in regulatory and criminal investigations. (3/9/2016)

Timothy Sini was confirmed as the Suffolk County Police Commissioner, the youngest man to lead the department in its history. He previously served as the deputy county executive for public safety. (3/9/2016)

Matthew V. Soran became a partner in the New York office of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, in its Corporate Department and Mergers and Acquisitions and Private Equity Practice. Soran represents private investment groups and public and private companies in mergers, stock and asset acquisitions and divestitures, carve-out transactions, joint ventures, recapitalizations, growth equity investments, venture investments, secondary sales of private equity limited partnership interests and other corporate and governance matters. (4/11/2015)

Leonard Trivigno was promoted to counsel of Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP, where his practice focuses on restructuring and bankruptcy matters. He previously served as associate at the firm. (3/9/2016)

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