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Paul Greene founded Global Sports Advocates in Portland, Maine. The firm focuses on cases involving endorsement contracts and salary negotiations, arbitration hearings, anti-doping proceedings, Olympic eligibility disputes, intellectual-property disputes, violations of Title IX, sports injuries, and sports-industry product liability. Paul was recently named a noted practitioner of sports law in a national ranking conducted by Chambers USA. In 2014, he successfully challenged sanctions imposed on Jamaican gold-medalists Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson, and orchestrated what is believed to be the first transfer in women’s pro-soccer history on behalf of Canadian player Desiree Scott. Jeremy Gruber resigned as president of the Council for Responsible Genetics to lead Open Primaries, a new political organization that advocates for open and nonpartisan primary systems. In 2014, he co-edited “The GMO Deception” with Sheldon Krimsky. Jeremy plans to continue writing, teaching and speaking on bioethics issues. Ed Jimenez was named CEO of the University of Florida Health Shands Hospital System. Ed joined UF Health as chief operating officer in 2010 and took over as interim CEO in July 2014. Previously, he was in management at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, and University Hospital and the Valley Health System in New Jersey. Melissa Paszamant has joined Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld’s Philadelphia office as counsel. Her practice is focused on providing sophisticated estate and tax planning advice to individuals and families to help them achieve their wealth preservation and wealth-transfer goals in a tax-efficient manner. Andrew Rodman, a shareholder in Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson’s labor and employment law department in Miami, was one of 14 Brandeis alumni sworn in to the U.S. Supreme Court bar in June. Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, H’96, stopped by the ceremony to greet the group, and Justice Ginsburg stayed on to answer some questions. Michael Stanger has been rabbi at the Old Westbury Hebrew Congregation, a conservative synagogue on the North Shore of Long Island, for 10 years (Mindy Kremer ’80 is the nursery-school director there). He also serves as president of the Long Island Board of Rabbis and is a member of the national council of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. He lives in Old Westbury with his wife, Sandi, and two children, Noah and Arielle. Michael’s daughter recently celebrated her bat mitzvah, and many Brandeis friends were in attendance: David ’86 and Bonnie Brensilber ’87, David Chaletsky, Barak Hoffman, Deborah ’91 and Steven Horn ’89, Alan Katz ’78, Stephanie Lehman Schutzer, Joel Rubin, and synagogue president Steve Yadegari ’95.

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