Rachel Snyder married Drew Katz on March 16th in a ceremony at the Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach, Florida. Rachel is a pro bono lawyer in New York for the Door, a nonprofit organization that provides legal, career and other development services for impoverished young people.
Carissa Alden married Gregory Weiss (Class of 2004) on October 28, 2012. Carissa and Gregory first met in fifth grade at the Calhoun School and were re-united at the 2008 Cardozo Law Review alumni party. Carissa is an associate in Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, P.C.'s New York City office, where she manages global trademark portfolios for clients in various industries and advises clients on trademark clearance, registration, licensing, policing, enforcement and opposition matters.
Kesha Tanabe was elected a partner in the Minneapolis, Minnesota firm Maslon Edelman Borman & Brand, LLP. Kesha focuses her practice on matters related to defaulted debt instruments and frequently represents bondholders, indenture trustees and lenders in bankruptcy proceedings, restructuring transactions and litigation. She also represents collateral trustees and trustees of liquidating trusts in all aspects of trust administration. Kesha was recently named to the Minnesota Super Lawyers® list as one of the Top Women Attorneys in Minnesota for 2012, and she was also recognized on the Minnesota Rising Stars list for 2012.
Aaron Y. Strauss has been named to the 2013 New Jersey Rising Stars®list. Aaron is the founder and a partner at A.Y. Strauss LLC, where he represents a wide variety of commercial lenders, developers, landlords and tenants on a broad spectrum of commercial transactions. He is also actively involved with the UJA in New York and New Jersey, AIPAC, American Friends of the IDF and American Friends of Rabin Medical Center in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Andrew "Andy" Cohen is running for the Democratic nomination for the New York City Council in the northwest Bronx's 11th District. If elected, Andy would represent the Riverdale, Norwood, Bedford Park, Woodlawn, Wakefield and Kingsbridge neighborhoods. Andy currently maintains his own practice and is an adjunct professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
Shalom Baum was profiled in the New Jersey Jewish Standard for his work as President of the Rabbinical Council of Bergen County. Shalom assumed the presidency in late 2011 and has increased communication and cooperation with the New Jersey Board of Rabbis on issues such as Jewish education and Israel.
Asher I. Labendz has joined Rawle & Henderson LLP's New York office as an associate. Asher will focus his practice in the area of workers’ compensation.
Steven Goldenberg spoke at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Northeast/Mid-Atlantic Industrial Energy Efficiency and Combined Heat and Power Dialogue Meeting on March 13th in the session, "Current Barriers and Drivers for More investment in Industrial Energy Efficiency and Combined Heat and Power." Steven is a partner and co-chair of the Energy and Public Utilities Practice at Fox Rothschild LLP and founded the New Jersey Large Energy Users Coalition. He is the author of New Jersey’s District Energy Law, recent amendments to the Energy Savings Improvement Projects Law, and a proposed Governmental Energy Reliability and Savings Public Private Partnership Law that is now pending in the New Jersey Legislature.