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.

Richard Akulich joined Preston Hollow Capital, an independent specialty finance company, as director in its capital markets group. He is based in the company’s San Francisco office, where he is responsible for credit research support. He was previously a managing director at Mesirow Financial. (8/29/2016)

Laurie Hutchins (DePalo) joined the San Diego “Golden Triangle” office of DLA Piper as an associate in the Finance Group. She previously served as a law clerk for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of California.

Julie F. Schechter joined Montgomery McCracken’s New York City office as an associate in the cooperative and condominium law practice. She was previously an associate at Schechter & Brucker, P.C. (8/29/2016)

Lana Sturdevant was promoted to partner at the firm of Levene Gouldin & Thompson, LLP in Vestal, NY. She focuses her practice on elder law, real estate, and trusts and estates. (3/9/2016)

Marley Watkins, along with Lauren (Jones) Watkins ’08, launched My Party Saver, an online company selling luxury party favors and keepsakes for events such as weddings and corporate galas. They are pleased to offer discounts to fellow Brooklyn Law School graduates. (11/19/2016)

Hope Yates and Manu Nathan ’08 were married April 30 at the Rainbow Room in New York City. Yates is the director of external affairs for the department of obstetrics and gynecology at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia Hospital and a founding member of Maven, an online service that helps women connect with health care and wellness practitioners. Nathan is associate counsel at WME IMG, an entertainment and sports management company. (5/22/2016)

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