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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.

Joseph A. Castelluccio, previously with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, joined the New York office of Mayer Brown LLP as counsel in its Corporate & Securities Practice. He focuses his practice in the areas of mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, equity financings, and joint ventures involving public and private companies, investment managers, private equity firms, and investment banks in the United States and abroad. (7/15/2015)

Kathleen M. Chastaine became a partner in the New York office of Winston & Strawn LLP. She represents clients in corporate transactions pertaining to all aspects of the creation and implementation of leveraged buyouts and the execution of various exit strategies, such as divestitures, public offerings, and recapitalizations. (4/11/2015)

Robert T. Green joined Smith Moore Leatherwood as an associate in the firm’s transportation industry group in Greenville, SC. His practice focuses on transportation litigation, as well as regulatory compliance business and commercial litigation. He previously served for five years in the U.S. Air Force, Judge Advocate General Corps. (3/9/2016)

Lori M. O'Brien was promoted to managing partner of Legal Assistance of Western New York (“LawNY”) and is in charge of all administrative and program activities for the Rochester office. LawNY is a not-for-profit law firm that provides free legal representation in non-criminal matters to low income people in Monroe County and 13 other Western New York counties. O’Brien joined the organization as a staff attorney in 2007 and was promoted to senior attorney in 2008 and supervising attorney in 2011. (10/5/2015)

Samuel I. Portnoy was promoted to director of the business and commercial litigation department of Gibbons P.C. Based in the firm’s Newark office, he handles large-scale business and commercial litigation matters in state and federal courts throughout New Jersey and New York. His primary areas of focus include securities fraud, common law fraud, and breach of contract. (3/9/2016)

Matthew Roose, previously an associate, was promoted to partner in Fried Frank’s bankruptcy and restructuring department, where he represents debtors and creditors and equity committees in chapter 11 cases and out-of-court restructurings. (4/5/2016)

Scott B. Selinger became a partner in the New York office of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP in its Finance Group and Private Equity Group. Selinger focuses his practice on complex acquisition and leveraged finance transactions. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Brooklyn Law School Alumni Association. (7/15/2015)

Jodi R. Siegel-Stein, previously counsel in the Land Use & Zoning Group at Herrick, Feinstein, joined real estate company, Lightstone Group as Vice President, working in acquisition and development. (7/15/2015)

Daniel K. Wiig, in-house counsel to the Municipal Credit Union, was appointed editor of NY Litigator, a publication of the New York State Bar Association focusing on issues affecting commercial and federal litigation in New York. Wiig was also awarded the New York County Lawyers’ Association Young Lawyers’ Section 2015 Appreciation Award in April 2015 in recognition of his leadership to that Bar Association. (8/26/2015)

Camille Zentner, previously a supervising attorney at New York Legal Assistance Group, was promoted to director of the Public Benefits Unit, which works to ensure that vulnerable populations have access to the public benefits to which they are entitled. Zentner is also an adjunct professor at the Law School. (3/14/2016)

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