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Jonathan H. Spergel Lí93 has been named partner, specializing in environmental law, at Manko, Gold & Katcher LLP in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania. Prior to joining the firm in 1993, he was a staff consultant with Peterson & Company Consulting where he performed damage analysis and litigation support. Spergel has authored a number of articles on environmental issues, and is a member of the American Bar Associationís Section on Environment, Energy and Resources, as well as the Environmental Law sections of the Pennsylvania, Philadelphia and New Jersey Bar Associations.

Jennifer A. Brandt Lí94 has been elected to member status at Cozen and OíConnor. She has been named to the executive committee of the Philadelphia Bar Associationís family law section.

Leah Loebl Lí95 and Michael J. Rogal Lí94 announced the birth of their son, Max Jaime Rogal in 2000. Rogal is Senior Counsel at the Southeast Regional Office of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Loebl practices immigration law with Bander Fox-Isicoff & Associates in Miami.

Meenu T. Sasser Lí95 was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Association for Retarded Citizens (ARC) of Palm Beach County, Florida. Founded in 1958, the ARC of Palm Beach County is a private, non-profit organization whose mission is to improve the lives of children and adults with developmental and mental disabilities and their families, through services, advocacy and education. She is an associate and member of the litigation department of Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, PC. Sasser practices in the areas of Commercial and Intellectual Property litigation.

Claire Wallace Lí95 was the recipient of a Distinguished Alumni Award from the Black Law Students Association (BLSA) of the University of Pennsylvania at the annual Sadie T. M. Alexander commemorative dinner in March. She has been an associate director in the Career Planning and Placement Office of the Law School since 1997. She is liaison to employers and has the responsibilities of marketing law school students to prospective employers and maintaining the database on employment statistics about students graduating from the law school.

Elizabeth R. (Valdes) Blandon Lí96's article ďReasonable Accommodation or Nuisance? Service Animals for the DisabledĒ was published in the March 2001 issue of the Florida Bar Journal. Blandon is an attorney at Shutts & Bowen LLP.

Aaron J. Freiwald Lí96 co-founded Layser & Freiwald PC in Philadelphia and Westmont, New Jersey. Freiwald was formerly with Kline & Specter PC.

Red Herring Communications, Inc. of San Francisco, a media company focusing on the business of technology and innovation, promoted Marie L. Hurabiell Lí96 to Vice President, General Counsel from Corporate Counsel.

Peter E. Grant Lí97 joined Grubman Indursky & Schindler P.C. in New York in 2000 as an associate where he concentrates his practice on motion pictures, television and publishing. Grant previously practiced as a corporate associate with the New York office of Morgan Lewis & Bockius.

Mary E. Reidy Lí97 and Robert F. Masella Lí97, WGí97, corporate lawyers in New York, were married at St. Stephenís Roman Catholic Church in Boston. Mrs. Masella is an associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison. Mr. Masella is an associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore.

Todd Bruno Lí99 has joined Carroll, Burdick & McDonough in San Francisco as an associate. Bruno formerly practiced commercial litigation with Jones, Walker, Waechter, Poitevent, Carrere & Denegre in New Orleans.

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