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Steven Hanton, ’12 Steven Hanton, ’12

Class Note Fall 2022

Steven Hanton, ’12: Using a Big Law Platform to Give Back

Marathon runner by morning, structured finance attorney by day, and community organizer by night, Steven Hanton, ’12, has time for it all—and then some. 

Dana Schmitt Dana Schmitt

Class Note Fall 2022

Dana Schmitt, ’95: Building a League of Her Own

Dana Schmitt, ’95, has had a passion for baseball ever since she and her father were invited to a Detroit Tigers game by a family friend. Thirty years later, she’s still wearing her baseball cap—but now she wears it as the president of the United Shore Professional Baseball League, the first professional developmental baseball league in Metro Detroit.

Khalilah Spencer, ’01, speaks with reporters. Khalilah Spencer, ’01, speaks with reporters.

Class Note Fall 2022

Khalilah Spencer, ’01: Fighting for Voting Rights

As president of Promote the Vote 2022, Khalilah Spencer, ’01, is leading the campaign for an amendment to Michigan’s state constitution that would expand voting rights. 

Jesse Medlong, ’13 Jesse Medlong, ’13

Class Note Fall 2022

Jesse Medlong, ’13: Addressing Climate Change across Borders and Sectors

It was only as he sat in Paris at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference of Parties that Jesse Medlong realized he might be an environmental lawyer. 

Rep. John E. Porter in an official looking hall way Rep. John E. Porter in an official looking hall way

In Memoriam Fall 2022

Rep. John E. Porter, ’61

Rep. John E. Porter, ’61, a Republican who served for more than two decades in the US House of Representatives as the representative for Illinois’s 10th congressional district, died on June 3, 2022. He was 87. 

Sarah Radke Smisek Sarah Radke Smisek

Class Note Fall 2022

The Hon. Sarah Radke Smisek was appointed an administrative law judge for the Social Security Administration at the Office for Hearings Operations in Livonia, Michigan. 

Class Note Fall 2022

Claire (Holloway) Ness was appointed deputy attorney general for North Dakota. She had previously served as senior counsel and code revisor at the North Dakota Legislative Council since 2016.

Class Note Fall 2022

Jeff Kayes joined Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP as a partner in the firm’s energy and infrastructure practice group. Based in San Francisco, he previously served as partner at Baker Botts. He specializes in energy and renewables project financing and tax equity transactions. 

Class Note Fall 2022

Dana Jewell was appointed general counsel and corporate secretary to Mixhalo Corp., a San Francisco-based real-time audio streaming company. Previously, she served as vice president, deputy general counsel, and corporate secretary at Chegg Inc.

Class Note Fall 2022

Deirdre Hamilton was appointed to the National Mediation Board. Previously, she worked as a staff attorney at the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, focusing on the union’s airline division.