Lisa Goldman and Joshua Reiss welcomed their daughter, Daniella Emily.
Jessica Smith married Willy Friedman in September at the Bowery Hotel in New York City. Jessica is an associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garison LLP.
Ari Fridman was named a top foreign policy leader under 33 by the Diplomatic Courier. Ari is Counsel for Oversight and Investigations on the House Foreign Affairs Committee. His portfolio includes the range of regional and functional areas within the Committee’s jurisdiction, such as oversight of foreign aid and embassy security. Ari has worked on multiple committee investigations, hearings, and legislation.
Andrew Harms married Jacqlyn Rovine in September. Andrew is an associate in the New York City offices of Lazare Potter & Giacovas, where he works in the firm's insurance coverage and commercial litigation groups.
Marisa Warren was selected as a 2013 Super Lawyers Rising Star. Marisa is an associate at Pedowitz & Meister, L.L.P, where she focuses her practice on labor and employment, wage and hour law, employment litigation, and civil litigation in the firm's New York City offices. She also serves as the firm's Co-Chair of the Ethics Sub-Committee of the Employment Rights and Responsibilities Committee and is a Student Outreach Coordinator for the section. Marisa is actively involved in the New Lawyer Committee of the National Employment Lawyers Assocation.
David Y. Kim competed in the "Flinders Island, Tasmania" episode of 72 Hours. Contestants had 72 hours to locate a cash-filled briefcase on the remote island.
Anusree "Anu" Nair joined the firm of Klasko, Rulon, Stock & Seltzer, LLP as an associate. Anusree works in the firm's Philadelphia offices, where she focuses her practice on both employment-based and family-based immigration.
Jeremy Hamburgh married Lisa Markman in August. Jeremy is an assistant district attorney in the investigations division of the Bronx County district attorney’s office.
Kesha Tanabe has joined Faegre Baker Daniels LLP as a partner in the firm's Finance and Restructuring Group. KeshaTanabe focuses her practice on matters related to defaulted debt instruments. She represents bondholders and indenture trustees in bankruptcy proceedings, restructuring transactions and litigation. Tanabe also represents collateral trustees and trustees of liquidating trusts in all aspects of trust administration. She works in the firm's Minneapolis offices.
Yordanos Teferi was promoted to Client Manager at Discovia, an e-discovery service. Teferi ensures Discovia teams employ legally defensible processes consistent with client case objectives and strategies and works in the company's California offices.
Stuart Boyarsky's article, "Not What They Bargained For: Directing the Arbitration of Statutory Antidiscrimination Rights," was published in the Spring 2013 edition of the Harvard Negotiation Law Review. Stuart is an attorney in the New York office of Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP.
David Boag opened a new practice - Boag | Law, PLLC - focused on patent, trademark, copyright, and technology law. The firm's offices are located in New York City.
Daniel Y. Gielchinsky was selected as Co-Chair of the Dade County Bar Association Bankruptcy Law Committee. Daniel is an attorney at Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP and devotes his practice to bankruptcy and commercial litigation.
Sarah Warren was honored by the Innocence Project at their Young Professionals Committee's A Night Out to Benefit the Innocence Project. Sarah does pro bono work for the Innocence Project, co-chairs their Young Professionals Committee, assists on their Lawyers Committee, and spearheads fundraising efforts at her law firm for the gala. Sarah is an attorney at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, where she is a member of their Enforcement & Investigations Group. Her practice focuses on government and regulatory investigations, often involving complex financial instruments.
Sahra Dalfen was named a partner at Crowell & Moring LLP, where she has joined the firm's Corporate Finance & Securities Practice. Sahra has focused on representing companies in domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, as well as issuers and investors in securities offerings and financings.
Carolyn Cole Durst has opened a new firm in Hanover, NH. Carolyn is concentrating her practice on commercial and civil litigation, family law and estate planning.
Robert Russell was appointed the the head of CMBS Production and Managing Director for the Greystone’s Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac platform. In this newly created position, Russell will coordinate the firm’s production of CMBS loans and originate multifamily Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac loans for Greystone’s agency platform. He will be based in the New York City office.
Christopher Seeger was a leader on the legal team for National Football League players who had suffered brain trauma from concussions suffered while playing. The NFL and the players agreeded on a settlement of $765 million in a case that was widely followed. Christopher is a founding partner at Seeger Weiss LLP and has achieved milestone successes in class and mass actions encompassing a vast array of corporate misconduct.
Janice Schacter Lintz was named to the U.S. Access Board's advisory committee on rail vehicle accessibility. The Rail Vehicles Access Advisory Committee will develop consensus recommendations for the Board's use in updating sections of the guidelines that cover vehicles of fixed guideway systems, including rapid, light, commuter, intercity, and high speed rail in part of a review and update of the ADA Accessibility Guildlines for Transportation Vehicles.
Janet McEneaney was profiled in the Queens Courier. Janet is a member of Community Board 11 and the President of Queens Quiet Skies, an organization that advocates for measures to reduce airplane noise in Queens. Janet is also an attorney - specializing in arbitrating labor, employment, commercial and securities disputes - and an adjunt professor at New York University, teaching classes on law and business subjects.
Benjamin Kaufman joined Wolf, Hladenstein, Adler, Freeman & Herz LLP as a partner in the firm's New York City offices. Benjamin focuses his practice on class actions on behalf of defrauded investors and consumers.
Esther (Blickstein) Macner has moved to Los Angeles. She is the founder of Get Jewish Divorce Justice, the only West Coast based not-for-profit organization dedicated to the prevention of abuse in the Jewish divorce process (the 'get'). Esther conducts seminars, for attorneys as well as high school students on Jewish pre-marital agreements; advocates on behalf of 'agunot'; and engages rabbis, attorneys and grass-roots women's groups to change the status quo.
Susan J. Cohen was named a 2013 "Top Woman in Law" honoree by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. The award recognizes attorneys "who have made great professional strides and demonstrated outstanding accomplishments in private practice, the corporate arena and social advocacy." Susan is actively involved in the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and has chaired and co-chaired a wide range of national AILA committees. She also serves on the review board for AILA periodicals and as the ABA’s liaison to the Department of Labor on immigration-related issues. She is a frequent panelist at AILA, ABA, and other immigration-related conferences, and a contributor to AILA, ABA, and other immigration-related publications. Susan is also the President of the Board of Directors of the Political Asylum/Immigration Representation (PAIR) Project. Susan is the founder and Chair of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo's Immigration Practice.
Mark Levinson was slected to the 2013 Los Angeles Business Journal's "Who's Who in L.A. Law: Angelenos to Know in Real Estate Law." Mark is co-chair of the Financial Services Industry Practice Group at Fox Rothschild LLP, where he represents financial institutions, investment banks, real estate investment opportunity funds, governmental bodies, syndicators, developers and owners in a range of asset classes including retail, office, warehouse distribution facilities, multifamily and residential developments.
David Benamy '89 passed away in June. David lived in New Jersey, where he was a lawyer and youth advisor for the Temple Youth Group for the North American Federation of Temple Youth (NFTY) at the Congregation Adas Emuno in Leonia. He was also a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians.