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Seth Borden joined McGuireWoods, a labor-employment firm, as a partner. Formerly, he was a member of the labor and employment-law division at McKenna Long & Aldridge. Seth has helped companies develop comprehensive labor-relations strategies, advised them on union-organizing efforts, and negotiated collective-bargaining agreements for employers in the telecommunications, gaming, food-service, logistics and produce wholesale industries. Former Brandeis baseball captain Tim Graham, coach of the Hawkeyes Athletic Club, led the East Bridgewater, Mass.-based American Legion team to its first trip to the state tournament. One of Tim’s players is his son Ryan. Tim formerly coached the baseball team at Mansfield High. Former Brandeis swimming and diving team captain Paul Phillips was inducted into the Rhode Island Aquatic Hall of Fame at its 34th annual dinner. Since 2004, he has been the men’s and women’s swimming and diving coach at Clark University, and has served as the university’s assistant athletic director since 2007. In June, he received an alumni award at Charlie’s Breakfast, an annual event sponsored by Friends of Brandeis Athletics. Leadership expert Simon Sinek marked the publication of his second book, “Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t.” Simon invented the “circle of safety” concept, which argues that we should treat people not how we want to be treated but how they want to be treated. Simon’s TED Talk on leadership is one of the most popular TED Talks of all time, and he has presented his ideas to Microsoft, Intel, SAP, 3M, the U.S. Congress, the military, multiple government agencies and the United Nations. He is an adjunct staff member at the RAND Corp., teaches graduate-level strategic communications at Columbia University, and works with the Education for Employment foundation to help create opportunities for young men and women in the Middle East. Steve Yadegari was named chief operating officer at Cramer Rosenthal McGlynn, an institutional money-management firm in New York City. He is also the firm’s general counsel.

Hollywood Bowl event

PHONE HOME: Brandeisians enjoyed an evening of music at the Hollywood Bowl, organized by the Alumni Club of Southern California, at which the LA Philharmonic performed John Williams’ entire Academy Award-winning score from Steven Spielberg’s “E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial.” The event was chaired by Elisha Landman ’95 and Jackie Simons ’89.

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