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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. 

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.

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. 

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. 

Asim Rehman Asim Rehman

Class Note Fall 2022

The Hon. Asim Rehman was appointed commissioner and chief administrative law judge at the New York City Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings, the nation’s largest administrative tribunal, which holds approximately 400,000 trials and hearings a year. He is the first Muslim American and the first person of South Asian descent to hold the position. Previously, he served an appointment as general counsel and deputy commissioner for legal matters of the New York City Department of Correction. 

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.

Class Note Fall 2022

The Hon. Marty Lentz was appointed a judge of the New York City Civil Court and is assigned to criminal court. Before her judicial appointment, she was a public defender with the Legal Aid Society—with a specialized practice in diversion and restorative justice at the Red Hook Community Justice Center in Brooklyn, New York.  

Class Note Fall 2022

Daniel Fazio joined DLA Piper as a partner in the firm’s employment practice in Chicago. Previously, he was with Winston & Strawn LLP for 12 years. 

Class Note Fall 2022

Tracy (Schloss) Combs was named director of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Salt Lake Regional Office. She first joined the agency in 2015 and most recently served as a trial attorney.