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Paula Larsen '79 has been recognized as one of D Magazine’s Best Lawyers in Dallas: Family Law for 2018.

Joe Mandia '08 will be leading the new New York office of Simon Greenstone Panatier, PC.

Christine N. Restrepo '13 has joined as an associate in the corporate, and transportation and logistics groups at Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti, in Morristown, NJ.

Kevin Armstrong '93 had the honor of serving as Master of Ceremonies at the 6th annual Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Casino Royale Gala on April 13, 2018.

Deepa Ambekar '05 has been appointed as an interim judge to the civil court of New York City.

Nicole Lister '13 has become an assistant prosecutors in the Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office.

Melissa A. Gertz '05 has won 3rd place in the NJ statewide Russ Berrie Making a Difference Award.

Christian S. Samuels '16 has joined as an associate at Black Marjieh Leff & Sanford LLP, in Elmsford, NY.

Angela Quiles Nevarez '05 has been appointed Co-Chair of the Hispanic-American Attorney Resource Group at Jackson Lewis P.C., in Philadelphia, PA.

Marcella M. Bodner '98 has become a Special Counsel in the Intellectual Property department at Cole Schotz P.C., in Hackensack, NJ.

Sarah Harless '04 has been elected a Circuit Court Judge in Eau Claire County, WI.

Josef W. Mintz '08 has been elected to the Steering Committee of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Bankruptcy Conference for the 2018-2019 term.

Ryan Strauss '09 has become a shareholder at Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt in Portland, OR.

Diane Camacho '14 has joined as an associate in the Labor Law practice at Genova Burns LLC, in Newark, NJ.

Tom Atkinson '98 has become Village Attorney in Lynbrook, NY.

Brian P. O’Neil '14 has joined as an associate in the Real Estate group at Blank Rome LLP, in Philadelphia, PA.

Patricia Glaser '73 been named Business Leader of the Year for 2018 in the Services category by the Los Angeles Business Journal

John C. Connell ’86  has been named “Outstanding IP Litigator-New Jersey” by Managing Intellectual Property.

Christina V. Lazzaruolo '10 has joined as an associate in the personal injury department of  Pellettieri Rabstein & Altman, in Princeton, NJ.

Rahim Reed '86 has been appointed interim director of the new Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of California, Davis.

Dwayne C. Vaughn '81 has been appointed to the position of Vice President of Housing Policy and Development at Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.

Megan Knowlton Balne '10 has been named one of SNJ Business People's 40 under 40.

Elizabeth M. Andes '16 has been installed as a Young Lawyer Trustee of the Morris County Bar Association.

Paul J. DeMartino Jr. '15 has joined as an associate in the Complex Commercial Litigation practice at Genova Burns LLC, in Newark, NJ.

Luisa A. Fuentes '95  has joined as Of Counsel at Fraser Cerra, LLC, in Sparta, NJ.

Naim Surgeon '09 has been named a 2018 Fellow of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity.

Iman Wells '15 has become an associate at Nukk-Freeman & Cerra, in Chatham, NJ.

Thomas Thornton '11 has become an associate at Hollister & Brace, in Santa Barbara, CA.

Jane M. Fearn-Zimmer '91 has joined as a shareholder in the Business and Corporate Department at Flaster Greenberg, in Cherry Hill, NJ.

Maria Fernanda Gandarez '88 has become a partner at Pryor Cashman, in New York, NY.

Anna Maria Tejada '99 has been named one of NJBIZ's Best Fifty Women in Business 2018.

Arlene Q. Perez '09 has been appointed to NJ Governor Phil Murphy's Puerto Rico Task Force.

Melissa Salsano '14 has been promoted to Senior Associate at Peckar & Abramson, P.C., in New York, NY.

Ayana Z. Gordon '01 has been promoted to General Counsel of Gerber Life Insurance Company.

Babatunde P. Odubekun '17 has been appointed to the Newark Housing Authority. 

Michael J. Blee '88 has been assigned the position of Presiding Judge of General Equity for Atlantic and Cape May Counties.

Gregory S. Bergman '14 has joined as an associate in the General Litigation group at Blank Rome LLP, in Philadelphia, PA.

Kevin Glenn '89 has become a partner at King & Spalding, in New York, NY.

Andrés Acebo '11 has become a partner at DeCotiis, FitzPatrick, Cole & Giblin LLP, in Teaneck, NJ. He was also named one of the Top Lawyers Under 40 by the Hispanic National Bar Association.

Laurie Carter '93 will be inducted to the Clarion University Sports Hall of Fame.

Steven Andreacchi '12 has become a partner at Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper, in Westfield, NJ.

Andrew R. Wolf '95 has been awarded the Cirafesi Chancery Practice Award by the Middlesex County Bar Association.

Daris B. Jackson '13 has been appointed to serve on the LGBT Policy Task Force to the Bronx Borough President.

Robert J. Menendez '11 has become Counsel at Lowenstein Sandler LLP.

Matheu D. Nunn '07 has been sworn in as the Deputy Mayor of Morris Township.

Robert L. Ransom '16 has become an associate at Archer & Greiner P.C., in Haddonfield, NJ.

Jordan D. Weinreich '05 has become a partner at Sherman Wells Sylvester & Stamelman LLP, in Florham Park, NJ.

Edward J. Sholinsky '07 has been appointed to serve as Vice President of the Board of Directors for Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society Pennsylvania.

Matthew J. Petrozziello '15 has joined as an associate Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, in New York.  

Wali W. Rushdan II '12 has been appointed to serve on the Delaware State Board of Education.

Maritza Dominguez Braswell '08 has been named one of the Top 25 Most Powerful Women in 2018 by the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce. 

Charles J. Vaccaro ‘15 has joined Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP as an associate in the Litigation Department.

Jocelyn Soriano '93 has been named a partner at Archer Norris, in Walnut Creek, CA.

Brad Kushner '09 has been named a shareholder of Stevens & Lee,  in Philadelphia, PA.

Victoria Guilfoyle '08 has been named at partner at Blank Rome LLP, in Wilmington, DE.

Anthony Rollo '82 has been recognized in Louisiana Super Lawyers 2018

Julie M. Murphy '07 has been named a partner at Hyland Levin LLP, in Marlton, NJ.

Camelia M. Valdes '96 has been appointed to The College of Saint Elizabeth' Board of Trustees. 

Kate McDonnell '06 has been named Deputy Chief Counsel for New Jersey Governor-elect Phil Murphy.

Chanette Armstrong '97 has been appointed as the Director of the Office of Technology Transitions at the US Department of Energy.

Lisa Kent '92 has been elected president of the Franklin County Bar Association, in MA.

Josh Reinitz '03 has been elected to the Fair Lawn Borough Council.

David Gold '10 has become a member of Cole Schotz, in Hackensack, NJ.

Daris B. Jackson '13 has been featured as a Legal Freedom Fighter by Rocket Matter.

Steven K. Mignogna '89 has received a 2017 Distinguished Service Award from the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education. 

Marc D. Goldstone '94 was appointed to the Southern Region Board of Governors for the T.J. Martell Foundation, in Nashville, TN.

Daniella Gordon '05 has become a partner at Hyland Levin LLP, in Marlton, NJ.

Jeffrey D. Hsi '97 has received the Community Service Award from the Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts.

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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David Ravin '51 Obituary

Paul Fader '88

Louise Aron '78

Melanie S. Griffin '81 Obituary

Roy Traywick Young '68

Douglas Furlong '99 Obituary

Arthur M. Greenbaum '50 Obituary

Honorable M. Stanley Susskind '57 Obituary

David P. Jacobs '69

Peter W. Henner '80 Obituary

Marcia W. Denbeaux '83