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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.

Ariel Aranda was promoted to special counsel in the real estate group at Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP. He is based in the firm’s New York office and focuses his practice on a variety of real estate transactions, representing lenders and borrowers in connection with commercial mortgage and mezzanine financings, acquisitions and dispositions of commercial properties, negotiation of joint venture agreements, and workouts and restructurings. (2/19/2018)

Shujah A. Awan was promoted to associate general counsel at Biz2Credit, an online business financing platform, where he represents the technology company in general corporate and regulatory matters and heads the company’s litigation department. He was previously corporate counsel at the company. (10/27/2017) 

Blake T. Denton was elected to the partnership of Latham & Watkins LLP. Based in the firm’s New York office, he is a member of the litigation and trial department and focuses his practice on bankruptcy litigation, merger litigation, anti-money laundering controls, and other securities and complex commercial matters. (11/17/2017) 

Arielle L. Frost has been promoted to Member at Rosenberg & Estis, P.C. She specializes in commercial real estate transactions with an emphasis on joint ventures. (6/11/2018)

Hayden Goldblatt counsel at Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz, was named to Variety’s Up Next List of the 2017 Legal Impact Report. He focuses his practice on motion picture, television, and digital media work. (8/4/2017)

David Herscovici joined Simply Funding, a direct merchant cash advance and alternative funding company, as in-house general counsel. (2/19/2018)

Peter T. Lane was named Of Counsel to Fierst, Kane & Bloomberg LLP of Northampton, Massachusetts. Mr. Lane has focused on consumer protection, civil rights, and bankruptcy in Massachusetts and New York. (4/24/2018)

Allison Elma McKenzie passed away on May 1, 2018. She practiced personal injury and products liability at Wilbur Smith in Fort Myers, Florida and is survived by her mother, Doreen Mary McKenzie and sisters, Ann Kelly and Alethia Lawrence. (5/17/18)

Eileen Schneider Naples wrote an op-ed on the severity of the allegations against Eric Schneiderman published by CNN. (6/1/2018)

Mickey Passman was named partner at national insurance coverage law firm BatesCarey. He concentrates his practice on insurance law, including pre-litigation insurance coverage analysis and the litigation of complex insurance coverage disputes in state and federal courts throughout the country. (2/19/2018)

Aaron Prince was elected partner of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. Based in the firm’s New York office, he focuses his practice on energy and infrastructure, in the U.S. and internationally. (12/8/2017) 

Devin Taylor was promoted to general counsel at Integro Insurance Brookers, an international insurance brokerage and risk management firm. Taylor joined Integro as deputy general counsel in 2014. (9/30/2017).

Lauren A. (Jones) Watkins and Marley J.D. Watkins ’09 celebrated the birth of their first child, Zöe Watkins, on June 22, 2017. (8/4/2017)

Amy E. Wilson Ph.D. was inducted into the Henderson County High School’s Hall of Fame in Kentucky. She is the chair of the board of Girls 4 Science in Chicago. (4/24/2018)

 

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