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Eva Engelhart, an attorney, has become a Chapter 7 U.S. bankruptcy trustee for the Southern District of Texas. She continues to practice at Ross, Banks, May, Cron & Cavin in Houston. Eva is also the chair of the Southern Region of the Commercial Law League of America, and the treasurer of its Creditors’ Rights Section. She is married to Mike, a state district judge, and has two sons, Joey, 13, and Zachary, 10. Elise (Senter) Ackerman was promoted to high-school principal at the American Heritage School ( in Plantation, Fla. She had previously served as assistant principal, teacher and college counselor. She welcomes résumés from Brandeis grads interested in teaching in sunny south Florida. Jonathan Tunick is president of the Talent Compass, a talent-buying agency that books concerts, comedy shows and lectures for college and corporate engagements. His wife, Amy, graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1999 and is president of Alliance, an activation and PR agency that is a division of Grey Group. Jonathan and Amy welcomed their first child, a boy named Sammy, on Jan. 15. The Tunicks live on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Jeremy Gruber co-edited the book “Genetic Explanations: Sense and Nonsense,” which gathers a team of genetics experts to argue that genes are not the only clue to physical well-being. The book urges readers to replace their faith in genetic determination with scientific knowledge about how DNA actually contributes to human development. Jeremy is president and executive director of the Council for Responsible Genetics.

NYC LGBT LEGAL VIEWS ON “I DO”: Alumni lawyers and members of the Alumni Club of New York City’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Network joined Stephanie Lehman Schutzer ’93, moderator Julie Daniel ’92, the Honorable Matthew Cooper and Brett Ward ’97 for a panel discussion titled “Legal Perspectives on the State of Same-Sex Marriage in New York.”

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