Class Notes: April 2021


Thomas N. Kendris ’81 was appointed as the interim chief legal officer for Novartis, a leading global medicines company. 

Robert J. Mongeluzzi ’81 was elected to the disciplinary board of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

Brian M. Murphy ’81 joined Hall Booth Smith, P.C. as partner in the New Jersey office.

Adam S. Hoffinger ’82 joined Greenberg Traurig, LLP as a shareholder in the Washington, D.C. office and continues to practice in New York.

Gabrielle Higgins ’89 joined Desmarais LLP as the first new partner hire in its San Francisco, California office.

Keith Styrcula ’91 was appointed to the strategic advisory committee for DelphX Capital Markets Inc. 

Jennifer Jones Austin ’93 was named chairwoman of the New York City racial-justice commission by Mayor Bill de Blasio.

Gina M. Von Oehsen Cleary ’94 joined Cranfill Sumner LLP as counsel in the Raleigh, North Carolina office. 

Rita M. Glavin ’96 launched her own firm, Glavin PLLC. 

Kyra F. Howell ’96 joined Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP as counsel in the Nashville, Tennessee office. 

Rachel Simon ’96 was appointed as senior vice president and head of U.S. commercial private and nonprofit, professional lines, and transactional liability claims for Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance.

Seth Krasilovsky ’97 was named to the 2021 Southern California Super Lawyers list in the category of estate and trust litigation.

Hon. Holly Schepisi ’97 was sworn in as the first female senator to represent New Jersey’s 39th Legislative District on March 25.

Sean O’Neill ’98 was appointed as the United States Consul General in Chiang Mai, Thailand, and represents the United States in northern Thailand.

Joseph B. Shumofsky ’98 became a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyer

Anthony B. Stumbo ’00 was promoted to senior partner of Riemer & Braunstein LLP in the New York office.

Allison E. Holzman ’01 joined Cipriano Law Offices, P.C. as counsel in the New Jersey office. 

Gavin White ’01 launched his own law firm, Marchesa White, PA.

Tamar Duvdevani ’02 is now the co-chair of the consumer goods and retail sub-sector at DLA Piper in the New York office.

Eric Lerner ’03 was appointed to the board of directors for DigiMax Global Solutions.

Theresa Conduah ’05 was interviewed by about how firms can make intellectual property a more inclusive area of law. Read the interview here.

Heather N. Wyckoff ’05 was elected to the partnership of Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP in the New York office.

Darcy Shapiro ’06 was named chief operating officer for the Americas for Cover Genius, a global insurtech leader. 

Aymen Aboushi ’07 was selected to serve as chief attorney for the city of Paterson, New Jersey. 

Michael J. Masri ’07 joined Kirkland & Ellis LLP as partner in the New York office. 

Kimberly Gold ’08 joined Genetech as the chief privacy officer.

Katherine C. Hughes ’08 became the director of U.S. pro bono efforts for Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP.

Allison Zolot ’09 joined Townsquare Media as SVP and lead in-house counsel based in Purchase, New York.

David Arnstein ’10 was elected to the partnership of Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP in the New York office. 

Adam B. Gartner ’12 was promoted to special counsel for Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP in the New York office.

Matthew Miller ’12 joined K&L Gates as partner in the firm’s new Nashville, Tennessee office.

Diana A. Sanders ’12 was honored on the 2021 Billboard’s Top Music Lawyers list and the Billboard’s Women in Music Executive list in 2020. 

Katherine DeStefano ’13 joined the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee as special counsel. 

Alex Bein ’15 joined Carlton Fields, P.A. as an associate in the New York office.

Madhundra Sivakumar ’16 joined Ballard Spahr LLP as an associate in the Philadelphia office.

Krina Merchant ’17 joined Digitech, a leading provider of EMS billing and technology services, as corporate counsel.


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