Alumni Briefs

FYI Personal updates

James T. Kelly L'75 has announced his retirement as administrative law judge from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC ). He spent 42 years in public service, including the last 11 at the SEC .

Jason T. Polevoy C'94, L'98 married Jessica Zellner L'00 on Oct. 16 at the Glidden House in Cleveland, Ohio. He is partner at Kleinberg Kaplan Wolff & Cohen P.C. and she is assistant district attorney at the District Attorney's Office in New York. The couple met at Penn Law.

Wayne Batchis L'99 is proud to announce the birth of his second child, Griffin, on Feb. 21. Wayne is an assistant professor of law and politics at the University of Delaware.

Kristen V. Campagna L'99 married John Longobardo on Jan. 22. In attendance were Kristen's classmates Jason Aschenbrand, Samantha Dow, Jen Jordan, Rich Sutton, Josh Weiss, Jim Modzelewski and his wife, Lubna Mian L'97, and Matt Lux L'01. Kristen was elected partner at Bracewell & Giuliani earlier this year. She is a member of the Energy, Finance, Infrastructure, and Real Estate Group. Her husband, John, is an attorney at Gibson Dunn.

Robert J. Fitzgerald L'99 is pleased to announce the birth of Tatum Elizabeth on March 7. She joins siblings Regan, Timmy, Brennan, and Finn. Robert is an associate with Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC. He focuses his practice on employment and complex commercial litigation matters.

Jeremy S. Rosof C'97, L'99 and Rachel Fetner are proud to announce the birth of their baby girl and second child, Zoe Samantha, on May 26, 2010. Jeremy is special counsel at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP. He concentrates his practice on real estate law.

Zachary Ryan Grossman
Zachary Grossman
Brett J. Grossman L'02 and Marc Grossman are proud to announce the birth of their son and second child, Zachary Ryan, on Sept. 10. Brett is a staff attorney at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP.

Ellen B. Tobin and Todd David Kaminsky
Ellen B. Tobin and Todd David Kaminsky
Ellen B. Tobin C'01, L'05 married Todd David Kaminsky on Nov. 27 at the Fresh Meadow Country Club in New York. She is an associate at Curtis Mallet-Prevost Colt & Mosle.

Geoffrey Jacob Bauer L'07 married Dr. Elana Jaye Bernstein on Oct. 16 at the Wilshire Grand Hotel in New Jersey. He is an associate specializing in investment management at Skaaden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP in New York.

Geoffrey Jacob Bauer and Dr. Elana Jaye Bernstein
Geoffrey Jacob Bauer and Dr. Elana Jaye Bernstein

Phillip J. Caraballo Garrison L'07 and his wife Jackie celebrated the birth of twins - Trajan Adam and Layla Danielle - on January 4. Phil is an associate in the Litigation & Dispute Resolution Department of Proskauer Rose LLP in New York. He will be starting a clerkship in the fall with the Honorable Norma L. Shapiro of the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Jessica Keefe and Brian Ryckman, both L'07, were married in April, 2010. Brian is completing a clerkship for Judge Morris Arnold of the U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit. Jessica is teaching a class in national security law at the law school of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Patrick Kennell L'07 married Sheri Markus on April 18, 2010. Patrick is an associate in the Litigation Practice Group at Sidley Austin. He works in the Los Angeles office.

Benjamin O'Glasser L'07 and his wife Avital welcomed a baby boy, Noam, into the world last November. Ben is deputy district attorney for Multnomah County in Oregon.

Matthew Olesh L'07 and his wife Ivy had a baby boy named Brody on Dec. 9, 2010. Matt is an associate in the Litigation department of Fox Rothschild LLP in Philadelphia.

John C. Pitts L'07 became the father of twins - Hatcher Canfield and Lavinia Mc Dowell - six months ago. Father is holding up ... so far. John is managing associate in the Public Strategies and Crisis Group at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP in Washington, D.C.

David Reina and Becky Crouse, both L'07, are expecting their first child in May. Dave is an associate in the Real Estate Group at Skadden Arps in New York; Becky is a contract attorney.

Doron P. Kenter L'08 married Jennifer Pavane C'06 on Aug. 22 in Roslyn, N.Y. He is an associate at Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP and she is a litigation associate at Cooley Godward Kronish LLP.

This is your chance to announce personal milestones. We are interested in engagements, weddings, births, retirements or whatever else you believe merits attention. Job-related news will continue to run in the main section of alumni notes. Please send information to