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.
Amy F. Altman, previously with Herzfeld & Rubin, PC, joined the Long Island firm of Meltzer Lippe Goldstein & Breitstone, LLP as an associate in the firm’s Trusts & Estates Practice Group. Altman focuses her practice on estate and trust administration, estate planning, and probate litigation. (3/6/2015)
Clara J. Altman joined the Federal Judicial Center (FJC) as Director of its History Office, which is charged with promoting the preservation of the history of the judicial branch. Altman oversees the work of the historians at the FJC and plans and implements projects to promote the judicial branch. She was previously a visiting assistant professor at Amherst College’s Department of Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought. (8/26/2015)
Nora E. Christenson, previously a staff attorney at the Legal Aid Society, joined the NYS Office of Indigent Legal Services in Albany, NY as Hurrell-Harring Implementation Counsel for Caseload Standards. She is the first person to hold this position and is working to improve New York State's public defense system in five counties by implementing the terms of the October 2014 landmark settlement in Hurrell-Harring v. New York State which called for the creation of a system for providing effective representation for criminal defendants. Christenson’s specific role is geared toward caseload relief (reducing caseloads and setting caseload standards to ensure quality defense). She is also part of a larger team that is working to address issues, including quality improvement, counsel at first appearance and creating eligibility standards. (11/3/2015)
Brandon Gribben joined the Seattle-based law firm of Helsell Fetterman as a senior litigation associate. His primary areas of concentration include real estate litigation, commercial litigation, commercial and residential landlord/tenant law, and general real estate law. He previously served as a litigation associate at Kucker & Bruh, LLP in New York. (4/11/2015)
Carrie A. Goldberg, who maintains her own firm in Brooklyn, focusing on Elder Law, Trusts & Estates, Internet Privacy and Sexual Assault, participated in a symposium in February 2015 sponsored by the American Journal of Trial Advocacy at Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, “Practicing Law in the Age of Surveillance and Hackers: Exploring Privacy and Data Security.” Goldberg will also take part in a symposium at the University of Wisconsin Law School in March 2015 sponsored by the Wisconsin Journal of Law, Gender & Society, “Civil Rights in the Digital Age: Developing Effective Legal Responses to Cyber Sexual Harassment. She was featured in the August 2014 issue of Cosmopolitan for her work as a “cyber-crusader.” Prior to opening her own firm, she worked at the Vera Institute of Justice Guardianship Project as the Associate Director of Legal Services. (3/6/2015)
Matthew A. Scoville became a partner in the New York office of Hunton & Williams LLP in the firm’s Capital Finance and Real Estate team. Scoville focuses his practice in the areas of construction and real estate finance, acquisitions and dispositions, real estate development, leasing, and loan workouts and restructurings. (8/26/2015)
Thomas Vance, an attorney in the Milwaukee, WI office of Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C., was named leader of the firm’s Tax Exempt Organizations Team. Vance advises clients on international, federal, state, and local tax matters. (7/15/2015)