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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.

Rachel Beardsley was named partner of Fragomen, where she practices business immigration law and advises clients on corporate immigration matters, including nonimmigrant visas, consular processing, permanent residence, and citizenship. She joined Fragomen as an associate in 2008. (8/4/2017)

Keith J. Billotti was elected partner at Seward & Kissell LLP, where he practices in the capital markets group. His practice involves all aspects of corporate and U.S. securities law for clients primarily in the shipping, offshore drilling, and hedge fund industries. (3/1/2017)

Laureve Blackstone was promoted to partner at Levy Ratner, PC, where she practices labor and employment law on behalf of unions and individual employees. (9/30/2017)

Susan Cameron, previously an assistant attorney general in the labor bureau of the New York State Attorney General’s office, has been promoted to deputy bureau chief for the office’s health bureau. She is a former partner at Levy Ratner. (8/18/2017)

Yekaterina Chernyak, an associate specializing in bankruptcy matters at Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel, was recognized as one of New York Law Journal’s “Lawyers Who Lead by Example” in the pro bono category. She has played a key role in obtaining asylum for more than a dozen clients. (3/1/2017)

Brooke Crescenti was promoted to director of legal affairs at Gucci America, Inc. She previously served as senior legal counsel. (3/1/2017)

Adam M. Dlugacz was named partner of Heidell, Pittoni, Murphy & Bach. He specializes in medical liability defense, representing hospitals, institutions, and individual health care providers in all stages of pre-trial litigation. He joined the firm in 2010, and previously served as a prosecutor in the Kings County District Attorney’s Office. (3/1/2017)

Gabrielle Glemann joined Stoel Rives as of counsel in the firm’s corporate group. Based in Seattle, she focuses her practice on national and international corporate bankruptcy and bankruptcy litigation matters. She was previously counsel at Hughes Hubbard & Reed in New York City. (8/4/2017)

Simon Lee was elected shareholder at Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney. He is a trial and appellate litigator in the firm’s New York office, and has represented various corporations and governmental entities in construction litigation, products liability, premises liability, toxic torts, and negligence. (6/1/2017)

David K. Ries was appointed Deputy City Attorney for the Office of the City Attorney, City and County of San Francisco. He serves on the Health and Human Services team, providing legal advice to a number of city departments, including the Department of Public Health and the Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing. (8/4/2017)

Daniel Wiig, in-house counsel to Municipal Credit Union, will serve as chair of the New York City Bar Association’s 2017 Corporate Counsel Symposium, to be held on December 1. He authored three articles published recently: “In House Counsel Can and Should Collect Attorneys Fees,” Corporate Counsel (August 4, 2017); “The Art of the In-House Litigator,” (September 26, 2017), and “Who’s Liable to Whom: A Brief Primer on Altered, Fraudulent, and forged Checks for the In-House Bank Lawyer,” Inside: a Journal of the New York State Bar Association (Fall 2017, Vol. 35., No. 2). (9/30/2017).

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