Class Notes

Do you have something to share? Get a new job? Earn that promotion? Win an award? Get married? Have a child? Let us know! We are always interested in keeping up with our alumni. These Notes that you submit may be used in alumni publications and appear on this web site.

Jaya White, 2006

Jaya White '06 joined Quarles & Brady LLP as an associate in the Health Law Practice Group in its Chicago office. Jaya represents a wide range of healthcare clients on regulatory and transactional matters with a significant emphasis on HIPAA/HITECH compliance, pharmacy law, and issues involving Medicare conditions of participation and reimbursement.

Matthew Besser, 2004

Matt Besser '04 is thrilled to announce he and his wife Gayle welcomed their first child, Sam, in September 2013. Besser is a principal at Bolek Besser Glesius LLC, a Cleveland-area employment discrimination firm representing individuals.

Paul Gaige, 2007

Paul Gaige '07 married Katherine Britton on May 3, 2014, in Washington, D.C. Peter Merrick '07, David Easwaran '07, and Ashik Jahan '07 were in attendance. Gaige is an account supervisor at Hill Knowlton Strategies. Katherine is an attorney. The couple live in Dallas, Texas.

John Chernoski, 1976

Retired Navy CDR John J. Chernoski '76 was selected to serve on the Board of Directors for the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), the nation's largest veterans association for active duty, National Guard, reserve, former and retired officers and their families. Chernoski served on active duty as a JAG officer assigned to Naval Legal Service Office, Philadelphia, and Naval Support Activity, Philadelphia. Upon his release from active duty in 1980, he affiliated with the Navy Reserve, serving in various units until he retired in 1996. Chernoski worked for the New Jersey Attorney General's Division of Law for more than two decades, concentrating on administrative law and charitable trust matters. He retired in 2002 as a senior deputy attorney general. He resides in Sahuarita, Ariz.

Andrew Massara, 2010

Andrew M. Massara '11 joined Long & Levit in San Francisco as an associate. Massara's litigation practice focuses on the defense of lawyers and other professionals.

Elizabeth Whitman, 1985

Elizabeth (Whiteside) Whitman '85, executive vice president & general counsel for Wilkinson Corporation, was featured in the "Day in the Life" section of the March 2014 issue of the ACC Docket, published by the Association of Corporate Counsel, a professional organization for in-house counsel, which has more than 30,000 members.

Hansin (Scott) Kim, 2002

Kim (Scott) Hansen '02 joined Lee Anav Chung White & Kim LLP as a partner. Scott practices M&A, financing and corporate transactions and is based in Los Angeles. His practice is heavily focused on U.S. - Korea cross-border transactions and financing, renewable energy and on-line game industries.

Laura Holleman, 1992

Laura Holleman '92 was featured in The Guardian newspaper's article celebrating International Women's Day 2014 in London. The photo gallery, "10 Women Who are Changing the Face of the City", was part of a wider project by photographer Leonora Saunders celebrating women in traditionally underrepresented professions.

Elizabeth Whitman, 1985

Elizabeth Whiteside Whitman, executive vice president and general counsel of Wilkinson Corporation, was featured in the "A Day in the Life" section of March 2014 issue of the ACC Docket, the member publication for Association of Corporate Counsel, the world's largest organization of in-house counsel. Whitman previously was featured in the "Tips and Insights" section of the November 2010 issue of the same publication.

Sheree Edwards, 2003

Sheree M. Edwards '03 was featured in Essence Magazine's Bridal Bliss column, which includes a large photo gallery.  Edwards married Duriel Q. Garner in a vintage-inspired elegance affair in September.