Class Correspondent

Wow! It’s really close now! Believe it or not, it’s been 20 years since we walked up the hill after having lunch at Sherman, headed to class behind Rabb, and followed that with some time in our student club office in Usdan. Reunion 2011 is almost upon us and is the perfect opportunity to come back to campus to see how Brandeis and all of our classmates have changed since we were students. Make plans now to attend, and get in touch with others from the Class of 1991 to encourage them to do the same. Until then, let’s catch up on what some of our classmates are doing.

Jarett and Carol Weintraub ’92 adopted their second daughter from China. Rose Minghua was born on June 18, 2007, and joined the Weintraubs on July 5, 2010. Lisa Burnett has joined Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg as a partner in the corporate department. She advises in the areas of private equity, mergers and acquisitions, securities, venture capital, and general corporate matters.

Laura Laser Galperson started her own executive recruiting firm, Laser Talent Group, which specializes in advertising. She and her husband, David, recently celebrated their 10th anniversary. They have two kids — Lindsay, 8, and Brady, 5.

Matthew Tuchband
helps run a small office of attorneys doing economic sanctions law for the U.S. Treasury Department. He and his wife, Hanina, have two children.

Michael Sweet practices law in San Francisco. He serves as vice chair of the San Francisco Human Rights Commission. Michael has two children — second grader Adina and kindergartener Raquel.

Jason Levine is a capital partner in the Washington, D.C., office of the law firm McDermott Will & Emery. He was recently appointed head of the firm’s 40-lawyer trial practice group in Washington.

Lynn Steiner writes, “I continue to manage projects that evaluate Department of Children and Family Services programs. I’m in my second (and final) year as chair of the staff advisory council at Northwestern University. For fun, I travel. Early last year I went to Hawaii and in the fall I went to Europe (Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels).”

Nigel Cohen teaches business law at the University of Texas–Pan American in Edinburg, Texas. Jennifer Novick reports, “I am very busy in my ‘concierge practice’ — taking care of my three beautiful daughters.”

Gwen Leifer is raising two kids (ages 1 and 4) while working full time as a trial attorney for the federal government.

Larry Kahn is vice president of a technology recruiting firm in Massachusetts. He is married and has two children. Larry is involved with charitable and community organizations.

Julian Zelizer, a professor of history and public affairs at Princeton, recently published a biography of Jimmy Carter as part of the American Presidents Series. He also co-authored “Conservatives in Power: The Reagan Years, 1981–1989.” Julian recently published his 200th op-ed piece.

Beth Anderson started a charter high school in Chelsea, Mass. She is married and adopted a child, Ciara, 4.

Michael Sack is president and CEO of TemCode, an international software development and technology company. He has two children.

Amanda Luell works part time as a small-animal veterinarian. She enjoys spending time with her toddler.

Jeremy Pressman was named the Alan R. Bennett Honors Professor of Political Science at the University of Connecticut, where he has taught since 2003. His research focuses on the Arab-Israeli conflict, military alliances and U.S. foreign policy. Pressman is working on a book on force and diplomacy in the Arab-Israeli conflict. 
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