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Issue: Fall 2022

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Jesse Medlong, ’13 Jesse Medlong, ’13

Class Note

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. 

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

Class Note

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. 

Dana Schmitt Dana Schmitt

Class Note

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

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

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. 

Class Note Fall 2022

Ilona Cohen recently was named chief legal officer and chief policy officer at HackerOne, a cybersecurity and bug bounty platform based in California. Before joining HackerOne, she worked as Aledade’s chief legal officer, chief compliance officer, and corporate secretary for five years.

Class Note Fall 2022

Demian Ahn joined the privacy and cybersecurity practice at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati as of counsel in Washington, DC. He previously served as an assistant US attorney in the District of Columbia for nearly 12 years. Read more about his time at the DOJ in the In Practice section of this issue.

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

Sean Etheridge has joined global public health and safety organization NSF as chief legal officer. He previously was corporate secretary at Stryker Corp. NSF, whose world headquarters is in Ann Arbor, has clients in more than 180 countries. The company tests and certifies products for the food, water, health sciences, and consumer goods industries.

Class Note Fall 2022

Daniel J. Doron joined national employment law firm Jackson Lewis PC as a principal in New York. He was previously a partner with McDermott Will & Emery, where he led the firm’s transactional employment and executive contracts practice. He focuses his practice on representing private equity firms and strategic acquirers in connection with the labor and employment aspects of mergers and acquisitions.