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.
Risa B. Gerson, previously director of the wrongful conviction reinvestigation project at the Office of the Appellate Defender, was named director of quality enhancement for appellate and post-conviction representation for the NYS Office of Indigent Legal Services. Gerson leads and oversees efforts to improve the quality of appellate and post-conviction representation under Article 18-B throughout the state. (10/2/2012)
Kenneth A. Kopelman and Susan L. Merrill '86 were featured in an article in the New York Law Journal (Apr. 3, 2013) about their move as part of an 11 lawyer team from Bingham McCutchen LLP to Sidley Austin LLP to expand Sidley’s Securities Enforcement and Regulatory Practice Groups. Kopelman counsels broker-dealers, banks, hedge funds and other financial institutions on a wide range of financial products and services. Merrill, former head of Bingham’s Securities Enforcement Practice, advises clients on regulatory enforcement matters and assists broker-dealers, investment advisers, financial institutions and Fortune 500 companies on internal investigations for the SEC and FINRA. She is the former head of enforcement at FINRA. (4/5/2013)
Ann Pfau a justice of the NYS Supreme Court, Kings County and the statewide coordinating judge for the Unified Court System’s Medical Malpractice Program, was presented with a Career Public Service Award by the Fund for Modern Courts in May 2012. Former Chief Judge Judith S. Kaye presented Pfau the award which recognized Pfau’s “commitment, through service in government, to the pursuit of justice, fairness, inclusiveness, and equal opportunity in the judicial justice system of New York State.” Pfau served as New York State’s Chief Administrative Judge from May 2007 through 2011. (6/4/2012)
Ceil Schneider Randell, who maintains her own trust and estate law firm in West Palm Beach, FL, was featured in an article in The Palm Beach Post (June 11, 2012). Randell is a member of the planning committee of the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County and its professional legacies advisers network. She is also past president of the Planned Giving Council of Palm Beach County. (8/13/2012)
Sharon L. Schneier, a partner in the New York office of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, was named chair of the Firmwide Executive Committee. Schneier handles a broad range of general commercial litigation. She is a member of the board of the Fund for Modern Courts and a past member of its Family Task Force. She also serves on the Judiciary Committee of the New York City Bar Association. (7/20/2012)