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.
Eric L. Altman, previously with Epstein, Becker & Green, P.C., joined the New York office of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP as a partner in the firm's Health Care Practice, which was recognized in January 2014 by Law360 as U.S. Health Law Practice Group of the Year. A member of the firm's Real Estate, Land Use and Environmental Practice Group, Altman represents clients in connection with large institutional facilities, clinics, assisted care facilities and medical office buildings to help manage their healthcare-related real estate assets. (6/13/2014)
Joseph G. Hughes became a partner of the Red Bank, NJ firm, Zager Fuchs, P.C. Hughes focuses his practice on the areas of personal injury, worker's compensation and disability, wills and estates, real estate and general litigation and business law. (10/10/2014)
Elena Karabatos, founding partner of the Garden City, NY matrimonial firm Schlissel Ostrow Karabatos PLLC, was installed as treasurer of the Nassau County Bar Association. Karabatos also serves as president-elect and treasurer of the New York Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. (9/9/2014)
Frank Katulak was appointed president and chief executive officer of GDF Suez Gas NA. Based in Houston, the company imports and supplies liquefied natural gas (LNG) in North America. Katulak has been working in the natural gas and LNG industries for over 30 years, most recently serving as president and chief operating officer of Distrigas of Massachusetts. (3/28/2014)
Carlos F. Ortiz, previously with Edwards Wildman, joined the New York and Princeton, NJ offices of Blank Rome LLP as a partner in its White Collar Defense and Investigations Group. He focuses his practice on matters relating to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, allegations of fraud against government agencies and financial institutions, securities and healthcare fraud, as well as high-risk tax controversies. Prior to going into private practice, Ortiz served for five years at the Department of Justice in the Tax Division and ten years at the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of New Jersey. (6/9/2014)
Gary B. Port, founding partner of the Garden City, NY firm, Port and Sava, was featured in an article in the Asbury Park Press (Mar. 2, 2014), about his career, his service as a Judge Advocate General, and his family life. Port is a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves, assigned to the 78th Training Division and serves as the legal adviser and ethics officer to the Commanding General of the Division. He practices in the area of general litigation, with a focus on family law. (3/28/2014)
Joseph Potasnik was honored by the Brooklyn community at an event at Borough Hall in April 2014 in recognition of his 42 years of service as the Senior Rabbi of the Congregation Mt. Sinai in Brooklyn Heights. Potasnik also serves as the Executive Director of the New York Board of Rabbis, the largest international body of its kind in the world. He co-hosts WABC's Talk Radio "Religion on the Line" and is the religious commentator for 1010 WINS Radio. (5/1/2014)