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Elisha Landman is an attorney in the labor and employment practice at Seyfarth Shaw in Los Angeles. She specializes in workers’ compensation defense. Elisha recently attained certified specialist status in workers’ compensation from the State Bar of California. Leah (Blumenthal) Boonin, P’16, writes, “I am amazed and proud to announce that our kid, Eli Boonin-Vail ’16, started at Brandeis in the fall. Parenting Eli was a gift that came with marrying my husband 11 years ago, and I never imagined it would lead to this!” David Mark was named editor-in-chief at Politix, an online political community. David most recently served as a senior editor at Politico, where he ran The Arena, the site’s opinion and debate forum. In his new role, David is responsible for shaping Politix’s editorial direction, delivering daily original content and creating a community. Prior to his 
six years at Politico, David was the editor-in-chief of Campaigns & Elections, and a reporter at Congressional Quarterly and the Associated Press. David is also the author of the book “Going Dirty: The Art of Negative Campaigning,” which has become part of the curriculum at many universities, including Dartmouth, Northwestern and Fordham. Eric Singer was named a director at Sigma Designs, a leading provider of system-on-chip solutions for home entertainment connectivity and control. He is a co-managing member of Potomac Capital Management and has more than 17 years of experience as an investor in the semiconductor industry. Frank Ossino, IBS MA’96, joined Newfleet Asset Management as senior managing director and senior portfolio manager. He will co-manage the Virtus Senior Floating Rate Fund. Frank spent eight years at Hartford Investment Management, where he was senior vice president and bank loan portfolio manager of the $5 billion Hartford Floating Rate Fund, and also managed a commingled bank loan portfolio for institutional investors. The TED organization, a nonprofit devoted to “ideas worth spreading,” recently released a list of its 20 most-viewed talks of all time, and the video of a talk author Simon Sinek delivered — on how great leaders inspire action — was ranked seventh. Writes Simon, “It’s nice to know that the ideas of a Brandeisian are being shared on a very global stage. What’s more, I know exactly who at Brandeis influenced me to choose the path I’m on now.”
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