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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)

Edward De Barbieri, formerly director of the Urban Economic Development Clinic, assistant professor of clinical law, and counsel to the Center for Urban Business Entrepreneurship at Brooklyn Law School, was appointed director of the Community Development Clinic at Albany Law School. (3/1/2017)

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)

Adam Feimer was promoted to partner at Haynes & Boone, LLP. He is a member of the real estate practice group in the firm’s New York office, concentrating his practice in all areas of commercial real estate. (3/1/2017)

Susanne Flanders was promoted to partner at Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto, where her patent litigation practice focuses on biotechnology, chemical, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices. (3/1/2017)

Elan A. Gershoni joined DLA Piper as an associate in the firm’s Miami office. His practice focuses on representing companies, directors, and officers in securities litigation, shareholder disputes, white collar matters, and bankruptcy proceedings. (3/1/2017)

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)

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)

Allan J. Rotlewicz, previously an associate at Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell in Miami, joined Anchor Insurance Holdings as corporate counsel. Anchor Insurance is based out of St. Petersburg, Florida, and primarily writes homeowner’s insurance in catastrophe-prone areas. (6/16/2017)

Daniel D. Schudroff was elevated to principal of Jackson Lewis’ New York office. His practice is focused on traditional labor matters, employment litigation, and counseling. (3/1/2017)

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)

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