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Joshua D. Cohen W’84, L’87 was named to the Board of Directors of EDC Finance Corporation, a subsidiary of the Economic Development Company of Lancaster County. Mr. Cohen is a partner with the law firm Hartman Underhill & Brubaker LLP in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Matthew A. Lopes L’87 was among six honorees inducted into the hall of fame of East Providence High School in Rhode Island. Lopes, a member of the litigation section of the Providence law firm of Brown, Rudnick, Berlack and Israels LLP was honored for his professional achievements and ambassadorial efforts as an alumnus of the school.

Mark A. Sereni L’87 was elected the first President of the Delaware County Trial Lawyers Association (DCTLA), a year old organization, at its September 2001 meeting. He is a partner with DiOrio & Sereni in Media, Pennsylvania, focusing on litigation and medical malpractice.

Frank N. Tobolsky L’87 spoke at a seminar organized by the Philadelphia Bar Institute’s ‘Day of Real Estate’ program. He presented “How to Negotiate a Commercial Lease in Record Time.” Tobolsky’s practice represents banks, borrowers, landlords, tenants, and commercial real estate developers.

Abbe F. Fletman L’88, a partner in Wolf, Block, Schorr, and Solis-Cohen’s business litigation practice group, has been appointed the 2002 Chair of the City Policy Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association.

Craig McCrohon L’88, WG’89 joined the Chicago law firm of McBride Baker & Coles as a partner in its corporate, banking and technology groups. McCrohon was previously with Freeborn & Peters.

Khaled Abou El Fadl L’89 was a guest commentator for CNN, NPR, NBC Dateline, the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, the National Review, Marketplace, Religion and Ethics, and the Dennis Prager Show. An author of four books on Islamic law, El Fadl is the Omar and Azmeralda Alfi Distinguished Fellow in Islamic Law at the UCLA School of Law.

Penny Conly Ellison L’89 has been named to the board of directors of the National Association of Women Business Owners, Greater Philadelphia Chapter. Ellison is a partner at Dilworth Paxson L.L.P in Philadelphia.


Henry Moniz L’89 was named to the “40 under 40” rankings published by the Boston Business Journal. Moniz is distinguished as the first African-American to achieve partnership at Bingham Dana LLP. He was one of only seven attorneys nationwide chosen to join the Democratic Counsel to the Judiciary Committee of the U.S House of Representatives during the inquiry on the impeachment of President Bill Clinton. Moniz has successfully handled a wide variety of matters at Bingham Dana, including a recent resolution – after mediation and arbitration—of a $30 million claim against a venture capital firm. As a federal prosecutor for four years, he handled cases at the Justice Department with national and international implications involving, among other things, refugees from Cuba and Haiti, and international narcotics and financial-related conspiracies. As an Assistant United States Attorney in 1998, Moniz received the New England Organized Crime drug Enforcement task Force Award for the successful trial of “Operation Pale Dry,” a nationally noted prosecution of a multi-million dollar liquid cocaine importation conspiracy. In addition, Moniz was recognized in 2001 as one of Greater Boston’s Ten Outstanding Young Leaders (TOYL) by the Junior Chamber of Commerce. Since then, Moniz has been appointed a judge for the TOYL awards, to the New England Committee of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and as a Board member of the YMCA of Greater Boston. He serves as a member of the Law Alumni Society board of managers.

 
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