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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.

Irene Chang-Cimino is serving as Lead Counsel on the staff of President Obama’s Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force, splitting her time between the affected region and in Washington, D.C. Chang-Cimino was previously general counsel of Seedco, a federally certified Community Development Financial Institution. She also served as general counsel and secretary of the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation. (6/28/2013)

Deborah J. Denenberg joined the New York office of Messner & Reeves as of counsel in the firm's Litigation Practice Group. Denenberg focuses her practice in the areas of product liability and general liability law. (3/28/2014)

Thomas (Tad) A. DiBiase, Deputy General Counsel at the U.S. Capitol Police, will publish a new book, No-Body Homicide Cases: A Practical Guide to Investigating, Prosecuting, and Winning Cases When the Victim is Missing (CRC Press Nov. 2014). DiBiase previously served for 12 years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, where he prosecuted homicides. He is considered one of the world's leading experts on no-body murder cases. (9/9/2014)

Andrew Finkelstein, managing partner of Jacoby & Meyers, LLP, participated in a panel discussion on "Disruptive Innovation in the Market for Legal Services" at Harvard Law School in March 2014, where he addressed the issue of non-lawyer ownership of law firms in the U.S. Finkelstein concentrates his practice in the area of wrongful death and personal injury. (3/28/2014)

Michael B. Mirotznik, a partner at the Long Island, NY firm of Mirotznick & Associates, LLC, was appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors of Nassau University Medical Center (NuHealth), a public teaching hospital affiliated with the North Shore-LIJ Health System. Mirotznik focuses his practice in the areas of civil, criminal, and medical malpractice litigation. He also serves as the village prosecutor for the Village of East Rockaway. (5/1/2014)

Sonia M. Valdes, vice president of claims at Medmarc Insurance Group, led a webinar for the company, "Recalls & Life Sciences Companies: A Guide to Effective Preparation and Execution," in August 2014. Valdes is responsible for medical device claim investigation and settlement oversight, defense counsel selection, litigation management, trial preparation/supervision and claim reserve audits and assessments. (9/9/2014)

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