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Wifredo A. Ferrer L’90 was selected for the Aspen Institute’s 2000 Class of Henry Crown Fellows. Ferrer, a U.S. attorney in Miami, was chosen from 200 candidates nominated by a panel of national business and community leaders. Designed to develop the next generation of innovative, socially responsible world leaders, the program honors executives under the age of 45 who have already amassed a record of professional success. Ferrer formerly worked in the United States Department of Justice in the Clinton Administration.

Nathan T. Natori L’90 was made partner in the Honolulu office of Davis, Wright, Tremaine.

Thomas N. O’Neill III L’90 has been elected to the partnership of Linklaters, the London-based international law firm and member firm of Linklaters & Alliance, and is relocating from the firm’s London to its Paris office.

Wendy H. Schwartz C’86, L’90 was named one of the “Fifteen Lawyers 40 and Under…Making a Difference” in New York Lawyer Magazine. The article highlighted her work in the public service sector. She is an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Civil Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern District of New York.

Jonathan Ashley L’91 is a partner at Fortress Investment Group, a private equity fund management firm in New York. Ashley just returned to New York after an assignment in the London office of the firm.

Henry J. DeWerth-Jaffe L’91 has been named Partner at Pepper Hamilton in Philadelphia where he specializes in bankruptcy and creditor’s rights.

Lisa Carney Eldridge L’91 has been elected partner of Fox, Rothschild, O’Brien & Frankel LLP. Eldridge practices primarily in the area of general and complex commercial litigation with an emphasis on civil RICO, commercial fraud and insurance insolvency cases. Until recently, Eldridge served for many years on the Board of Directors of Women Organized Against Rape. She also served as a member of the Board of Directors of Women’s Way, the premier women’s funding federation in the country, and remains an active member of its Young Women’s Initiative. For three years, Eldridge served as Co-Chair of the Legal Advocacy Fund Committee for the Philadelphia branch of the American Association of University Women.

Lisa F. Fox L’91 has been named Counsel in the New York office of Carter, Ledyard & Milburn. Fox specializes in trusts and estates and tax-exempt organizations.

BOYS HOPE GIRLS HOPE (BHGH), an international non-profit organization based in St. Louis, Missouri, appointed Paul A. Minorini L’91 as its chief executive officer in April. BHGH is active in sixteen domestic cities and three countries, providing hundreds of promising young people with a quality home environment and education. Minorini’s responsibilities will include overseeing the organization’s 37-home network and working to expand the program’s mission and reach more children throughout the United States. Minorini has authored several published articles on education and school finance issues. In addition, he has served as a senior consultant to the National Academy of Sciences’ National Research Council, Committee on Education Finance. Prior to joining BHGH, Minorini practiced education law in a Washington, DC-based law firm.

Maureen C. Shay L’91 has joined the Atlantic City and Landsdale offices of Fox, Rothschild, O’Brien & Frankel LLP. Shay will concentrate her litigation practice on general commercial, licensing and intellectual property, bankruptcy, securities fraud, employment, real estate and antitrust matters.

Marc E. Hankin L’92 has joined the Los Angeles office of Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal as a partner. Hankin will practice patent law in the 10-person Intellectual Property practice group.

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