Your Class Network

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.

Jeremy M. Attie, previously a senior policy analyst for civil rights and workforce in the Office of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, was promoted to Assistant Secretary of Civil Rights. He develops and implements state-wide civil rights and workforce policy through legislation, regulation, and state operations. Prior to joining the Governor's Office, he served as a litigation associate at Judd Burstein, P.C. (6/9/2014)

Andrew B. Brettler became a partner of Lavely & Singer Professional Corporation, a Los Angeles based entertainment and litigation boutique co-founded by Martin D. Singer `77. Brettler practices in the areas of entertainment litigation and commercial litigation. (3/10/2014)

Aaron R. Gardner became counsel in the New York office of Kaye Scholer LLP in its Corporate Department. A member of the firm's Life Sciences Group, Gardner represents clients in a wide range of corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, public and private securities offerings, corporate finance, joint ventures and strategic alliances. (3/28/2014)

Arik Hirschfeld joined Guggenheim Partners as its chief compliance officer for GS Gamma and director in compliance for Guggenheim Partners Investment Management. Hirschfeld previously served as a vice president at Barclays Capital and an associate at Sidley Austin LLP. (9/9/2014)

Jennifer R. Kasman, previously a partner at Friedlander Misler, launched JR Kasman, PLLC, her own real estate and business law firm in Washington, D.C. Kasman represents sophisticated entities, individuals, and entrepreneurs as lead counsel on real estate, finance, creditors' rights, and corporate transactions across the country. (9/9/2014)

Jared A. Kasschau, previously with Jaspan Schlesinger, joined the Uniondale, NY office of Harris Beach PLLC as a partner in the firm's Business and Commercial Litigation and Government Compliance and Investigations Practice Groups. He concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial litigation and civil rights litigation. (10/10/2014)

Odelia Levy was appointed Executive Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity Management at the New York City Department of Education. Levy leads policy implementation and counsels the agency relating to EEO, diversity, and compliance with federal, state and local law. She joined the NYC Department of Education in 2009 as an Equal Opportunity Attorney. (10/10/2014)

Seth Liebenstein became a partner in the real estate law firm, Belkin Burden Wenig & Goldman, LLP. Liebenstein practices in the areas of transactional real estate law, including commercial and residential leasing, acquisitions, dispositions, financing, and cooperative and condominium representation. (3/28/2014)

Timothy Oberweger, vice president and counsel at Fidelity National Title Insurance Company, was featured in the New York Real Estate Journal (Oct. 29 – Nov. 11, 2013). Oberweger oversees the generation of title work for multi-family, commercial, retail, hotel, office, and residential real estate transactions in New York and nationally for Fidelity. (3/2/2014)

Sascha Owen (Puritz) was appointed Chief of Staff to New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer. Owen manages the day-to-day functions and responsibilities of the Comptroller's office and oversees the Department of Public Affairs, including Communications and Policy. She most recently served as Deputy Director for Stringer's Transition, and she previously served him as Deputy Chief of Staff. (1/7/2014)

Joshua D. Spitalnik became a member of the construction and commercial law firm, the Law Offices of Melvin J. Kalish, PLLC, founded by Melvin Kalish '73. Spitalnik joined the firm in 2007 as an associate. (3/28/2014)

Zachary C. Warzel was named a shareholder of the Denver, CO law firm of Roberts Levin Rosenberg PC. Warzel specializes in the areas of insurance bad faith, insurance coverage, and personal injury. (5/1/2014)

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