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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.

Cara A. Bilotta joined Robinson & Cole LLP as an associate. Her practice involves all aspects of corporate and transactional law, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital transactions, securities law and compliance, and general corporate matters. (8/29/2016)

Corey Briskin and Nicholas Maggipinto ’15 were married March 26 at the Lighthouse in New York City. Briskin is an assistant district attorney for the Nassau County District Attorney’s office. Maggipinto is a freelance regulatory and litigation strategy consultant. They met as students at Brooklyn Law School in 2011. (4/5/2016)

Joshua J. Card joined Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz as an associate in the firm’s litigation department. Card previously served as a law clerk to Hon. Paul G. Gardephe of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and as a law clerk to Hon. Reena Raggi of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. (3/9/2016)

Jaclyn DeMais is an associate in the New Jersey office of Greenberg Traurig, LLP. She focuses her practice on litigation matters. (3/9/2016)

Daniel Faessler joined East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC) as a staff attorney and clinical supervisor. EBCLC is the largest provider of free legal services in the San Francisco Bay Area’s East Bay. (3/9/2016)

David Gerard runs a virtual solo practice in New York City, focusing primarily on real estate, trademark/copyright, and business start-up guidance. He also operates a real estate brokerage, Brickwall Realty. His websites are and (9/9/2016)

Dong Joo Lee, a U.S. Navy judge advocate, recently transferred from Norfolk, Virginia to the Washington D.C. area to start working as a prosecutor at the Office of the Chief Prosecutor, Office of the Military Commissions. (10/4/2016)

Danielle Levine joined the New York City Metropolitan Transit Authority’s Transit Adjudication Bureau in a project management role. She was previously the director of continuing legal education for the Brooklyn Bar Association. (3/9/2016)

Mikhail Lezhnev joined Meltzer, Lippe, Goldstein & Breitstone, LLP as an associate in the firm’s tax law and estate planning department. He earned his CPA license in May 2015. (3/9/2016)

Michael J. Locke joined the Bridgewater, NJ, office of Norris McLaughlin & Marcus as an associate in the firm’s litigation and criminal law groups. Michael was previously a Deputy Attorney General with the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General. (4/29/2016)

Kate E. Olivieri, previously of Bracewell, is now an associate at Greenberg Traurig. She focuses her practice on white collar defense and commercial litigation matters, representing clients at both the trial and appellate level. (3/9/2016)

Andrew Rausa joined Facebook as advertising and privacy counsel, working out of the company’s Menlo Park, California, campus. He previously served as corporate counsel at Undertone, facilitating the company’s sale to Perion in 2015. (7/13/2016)

Catherine M. Taylor has been elevated to principal at Citrin Cooperman. She focuses her practice in the area of trusts and estates. (8/29/2016)

Dwayne Allen Thomas graduated from the Master of Applied Positive Psychology program at the University of Pennsylvania. His thesis, “Channeling the River: Using Positive Psychology to Prevent Cultural Helplessness, as Applied to African-American Law Students” [link] is based on research he began as a student at Brooklyn Law School. (8/29/2016)

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