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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.

Ira Cohen, a partner in the Miami, FL firm of Henkel & Cohen, PA, published an article, "Patents in Paradise, Tropical Trademarks, and Caribbean Copyrights," (The Federal Lawyer, Oct./Nov. 2013). Cohen concentrates his practice on intellectual property law, business transactions and commercial litigation. (3/28/2014)

Lawrence (Lon) A. Jacobs was named executive vice president and general counsel of Time Inc. Jacobs was previously senior executive vice president and group general counsel at News Corporation for over a decade where he oversaw all legal matters, including the acquisitions of DIRECTV and Dow Jones/Wall Street Journal. Most recently he served as executive vice president, legal and general counsel for the state of New York's Empire State Development Corporation. (11/11/2013)

Glen E. Keene joined the New York City office of Hudson Abstract Services Professional as a title agent. He was previously with North Shore Abstract Ltd. for over 25 years. (11/4/2013)

Katherine R. O'Brien was elected Chief Human Resources Officer of New York Life Insurance Company. She is responsible for talent development, talent acquisition, the HR Services Unit, compensation and benefits, employee relations and the HR Business Partners function, and she has additional oversight over the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. O’Brien joined the company in 1995 as a litigator, specializing in employment litigation and benefits compliance. She most recently served as senior vice president and chief corporate counsel, leading all corporate practice teams in the Office of the General Counsel. (1/7/2014)

Michael A. Pysno opened his own practice in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area of Minnesota area where he provides services as a mediator, arbitrator and neutral evaluator. Pysno was most recently a managing director, senior associate general counsel and litigation manager at RBC Wealth Management in Minneapolis. (6/28/2013)

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