Friday, January 31, 2014

Class Notes

Lizzie Grosso ’12 writes, “I am accepting a clerkship offer from Judge Patty Shwartz on the 3rd Circuit (Newark, NJ). She was very interested to hear about the material in the Negotiation Workshop, particularly about “difficult conversations.” She reflected that as a magistrate judge she often felt that she was the only one really paying attention and listening to the clients, while the lawyers had their heads buried in papers.” Congrats Lizzie!





Kristi Jobson ’12 has just accepted a clerkship with Judge Norma H. Stahl at the First Circuit Court of Appeals. She is just finishing a clerkship with Chief Judge Patti B. Saris in the U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts.







After serving as an Associate at Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, Rachel Krol ’12 recently started working with the Girls Justice League,a girls’ rights organization dedicated to taking action for social, educational, and economic justice with and for girls, young women and those who identify as female in Philadelphia. As the Chair of the Restorative Practice Project, Rachel is developing a gender responsive restorative justice program for girls, young women and the adults who interact with them—primarily in the Philadelphia Juvenile Justice System and Philadelphia School District. This Spring semester, Rachel is also co-teaching a seminar on Negotiation Skills and Strategies at Penn Law School with former HNMCP lecturer Jeremy McClane.


Toby Berkman ’10 is teaching “Working Through Conflict: Mediation, Negotiation and Facilitation” at Pace University’s Dyson College of Arts and Sciences. Toby is an associate in the Litigation Department at Jenner & Block.




On December 16, 2013, Alonzo Emery ’10 married An Kang in Cambridge, MA.  The grooms recently returned to Cambridge after living in Beijing for three years.  They wish to thank the many friends, classmates, colleagues, teachers and family members whose support led them to this day.




Mark Halloway ’07 and his wife Katherine welcomed baby Luke Harrison Holloway this past November.  Despite a somewhat early arrival, Luke and Kat and Mark are all doing well.



Congratulations to Matt Chen-Smith (’05) and Cindy Chen-Smith on their February 1, 2014 nuptials!






Jake Erhard ’01 is thrilled to announce the birth of John Frederick Erhard, Jr. (Jack).  Jack arrived at 4:06 a.m. on December 7, 2013, measuring 7 lbs. 11 oz. and 20.5 in. Baby and mom are doing well.  (Canine) sister Mellie is, however, as yet unimpressed . . . .