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Elisa Basnight '02 has become Senior Vice President, Veterans Programs at Health Net Federal Services, LLC.

Lori A. Mills '88 has become a partner in the Energy, Environment and Resources Practice Group at Duane Morris LLP, in Cherry Hill, NJ.

Beth Cohen '79 has become Counsel and  Director of Business Strategy and Innovation at Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld LLC.

Elizabeth A. Chang '09 has joined the general liability practice group as an associate at Goldberg Segalla, in Princeton, NJ.

Andrew Bondarowicz '04 wrote an article that was published in the most recent Journal of NCAA Compliance regarding the decision on the Rutgers compliance violations recently ruled on by the NCAA Committee on Infractions.

J. Kevin Holmes '75 has been elected to membership in the American Board of Trial Advocates.

Hannah Lim-Johnson '97 has been named the chief legal officer at Kelly Services.

Jay Sawczak '15 has the joined commercial litigation practice group at Farrell Fritz.

Eric Wagman '09 has joined the Defense and Insurance Coverage Practice Group at Maddin, Hauser, Roth & Heller, P.C., in Southfield, MI.

Dave Yawman '95 has been named executive vice president, government affairs, general counsel and corporate secretary at PepsiCo.

Gigio K. Ninan '11 was selected to Thomson Reuters' 2018 NJ Superlawyers Rising Star Award list.

Logan Elliott Pettigrew '13 has joined Ropes & Gray LLP as a litigation associate in New York, NY.

Kimberly Greenfield '14 has joined as an associate at Adinolfi & Packman, P.A., in Haddonfield, NJ.

Nancy F. Goldstein '83 has become a partner at Hill Wallack, in Princeton, NJ.

Peter J. Raukar '04 has joined the firm of Thibodeau, Johnson & Feriancek, PLLP, in Duluth, MN.

Elizabeth L. Melamed '12 was named an associate in the litigation group at Barley Snyder, in Lancaster, PA. 

Sherri Warfel '98 has joined as a shareholder in Stark & Stark's Nursing Home Litigation Group.

Janice (Greenberg) Dubler ’95 has joined the firm of Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart as a shareholder  working out of offices in Cherry Hill, NJ and Philadelphia, PA.  She is also the co-chair of the Employment Law Subcommittee of the Burlington County Association and the co - chair of the Labor and Employment Law Committee of the Camden County Bar Association.

Julian A. Fortuna '80 has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2018 in the areas of Litigation and Controversy - Tax and Tax Law.

Luis J. Diaz '87 has been appointed General Counsel and Chief Cybersecurity Officer of Vision-E, a sales and marketing technology vendor.

Wilfredo Benitez '93 has been appointed to the position of Municipal Judge in Bloomfield, NJ.

Heidi S. Alexander '09 was appointed to the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts's Standing Advisory Committee on Professionalism. 

Curtis Tao '99 will be promoted to the role of Deputy General Counsel – Bank Regulatory, heading the Bank Regulatory group at Citigroup, effective January 1, 2018.

Thomas J. Butler '82 has been named an Associate Regional Director for the Investment Adviser and Investment Company examination program in the SEC's New York Regional Office.

Lutisha S. Vickerie '10 has joined Hofstra University as a special assistant professor of management and entrepreneurship. 

Matthew S. Coleman '09 has recently been appointed by the New Jersey Supreme Court to serve on the District Ethics Committee for Hudson County for a two-year term.

Derek Burke '89 has been appointed President and CEO of FSC Securities Corporation.

Michael Zoppo '04 has been named a "Rising Star" by the New York Law Journal.

Joseph Doll '17 has joined Cole Schotz P.C. as an associate in the Corporate Department.

Adam Morsy '17 has joined Cole Schotz P.C. as an associate in the Real Estate Department.

Maritza Dominguez Braswell '08 has been named a finalist for the Denver Business Journal’s Outstanding Women in Business.

Frank J. Petrino '72 has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2018 in the areas of Land Use and Zoning Law; Real Estate Law

Mitchel S. Kay ‘12 has joined Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP as an associate in the firm’s Real Estate Department.

Howard A. Cohen '65 has been named Executive Director the Dialogue Institute, an international nonprofit organization based at Temple University.

Lee A. Trucker '66 has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2018 in the areas of Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law and Tax Law.

Manuel Arroyo '09 has been selected as an Upstate New York Super Lawyer – Rising Star for 2017.

Christopher Hughes '15 has joined Virtua as Assistant Vice President - Government Relation.

Matheu D. Nunn '07 successfully argued in front of the New Jersey Supreme Court to change how courts decide disputes over relocation of children from New Jersey following a divorce.

Samuel Philhower '10 has joined the athletics department at Utah State as a compliance coordinator.

Miguel Alexander Pozo '98 has become a partner at Duane Morris LLP, in Atlanta, GA.

Kevin J. Bruno '83 has been reappointed to the leadership of the American Bar Association Section of Litigation, and will now serve as one of the Section’s Division Directors for the 2017-2018 bar year.

Susan S. Hodges '94 has joined Parker McCay Law Firm, in Mount Laurel, NJ.

Laurie A. Carter '93 has been named President of Shippensburg University.

Manuel A. Arroyo ’09 received a 2017 Pro Bono Champion Award in the area of “Community Economic Development” from the Volunteer Lawyers Project of Onondaga County, Inc.

Thomas J. Szymanski '11 has become an associate at Blank Rome LLP, in Philadelphia, PA.

Steven J. Karch '02 has become a partner at, now-named, Rotolo Karch Law, in Lebanon, NJ.

E. Carr Cornog, III ("Woody") '98 has become a partner at Rotolo Karch Law, in Lebanon, NJ. 

Michael Bowman '04 has joined Smith, Gildea & Schmidt LLC as an associate.

Mark R. Kadish '68 is Pro Bono Advisor at Mayer Brown in Chicago, where late last month a jury in Cook County returned a not guilty verdict in a pro bono murder case that he worked on with associates from the firm.

Mark Anthony Sullivan '73 has had two books published this year: the Third Edition of New Jersey Consumer Fraud (Gann Law Books) and Firebase: A Novel of Wartime Vietnam Suspense and Romance.

Samuel H. Israel '89 has been appointed as vice president, chief legal officer and general counsel at Lannett Company, Inc.

James DiGiulio ‘06 has been named as Gov. Chris Christie’s chief counsel.

Lloyd Freeman ’07 has become the President of the Garden State Bar Association for its 2017-2018 year.

Joseph M. Hayes '05 has joined the firm of Flaster Greenberg, in Cherry Hill, NJ as a Shareholder in the Corporate and Tax Departments.

Eric J. Taylor '04 won the Democratic Primary to be the next Magisterial District Judge for Wyomissing and West Reading in Berks County, Pennsylvania.

Gary Barrera ‘04 has joined the firm of Wendel Rosen as a partner in the firm’s Insurance Practice Group.

Suzette T. Rodriguez '03 has joined the firm of Blank Rome LLP, in Princeton, NJ, as Of Counsel in the Labor and Employment group.

Laura F. Segal '15 has joined the firm of Gevurtz Menashe, in Portland, OR, as an associate.

Julie M. Murphy '07 has joined the firm of Hyland Levin LLP, in Marlton, NJ, as Counsel.

Sobande Afolabi '04 was presented with the Roger M. Yancey Trailblazing Award by the Garden State Bar Association.

Alberto Rivas '85 has been named Assignment Judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Middlesex Vicinage.

Sascha Rips '15 was recently named Colonias Team Manager at Texas RioGrande Legal Aid in Brownsville, Texas. 

Douglas L. Heinold ‘96, a Partner in the firm Raymond Coleman Heinold, LLP, has become President of the Burlington County Bar Association for the 2016-17 term.

Edward Hoffman '97 has been appointed to the New Jersey Superior Court, in the Family Division in Burlington County.

Michael Rowe '98 has joined the board of directors of the United Way of Greater Mercer County.

Christina Donato Saler '03 has been appointed to the Pennsylvania Humanities Council Board of Directors.

Wan-Mo Kang '96 received the Professional Achievement Award from the Asian Pacific American Lawyers Association of New Jersey (APALA-NJ).

Jonathan Amira ’14 has become an Assistant Prosecutor in the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office.

Joseph "Jed" Mayk '93 has been named a fellow of the American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers.

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