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Speakers

Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young partner Eric M. Hurwitz and attorney Walter J. Buzzetta presented at a webinar held by The Rossdale Group on Oct. 3.

The webinar, titled “Mastering Foreclosure Law & MERS,” discussed the latest legal issues and challenges pertinent to both the defense and prosecution of residential mortgage foreclosures, including challenges based on the MERS system created by Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems Inc.

Hurwitz focuses his litigation practice on defending financial institutions from claims arising out of nearly every type of consumer and commercial financial product.

Buzzetta, formerly senior counsel at MERSCORP Holdings Inc., the corporate parent of MERS, concentrates his practice on mortgage lending and financial services litigation, with a primary focus on claims against financial services companies, including claims under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, Truth in Lending Act, Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, as well as class action, civil RICO, deceptive trade practices, fraud and antitrust challenges.

Additions

Natalia Gouz joined Klasko Immigration Law Partners as an associate attorney.

Gouz has experience in an array of both nonimmigrant and immigrant matters.

She assists clients in a variety of industries including the financial sector, information technology, telecommunications, higher education, health care, logistics, and hospitality.

Before joining Klasko Immigration, Gouz practiced business immigration law in New York City. Her clients included large multinational corporations, startups, small and midsize companies, as well as individuals.

Elected and Appointed

Dana Trexler, partner at EisnerAmper, was elected to the board of directors of the Public Interest Law Center.

The Public Interest Law Center uses high-impact legal strategies to advance the civil, social and economic rights of communities in the Philadelphia region facing discrimination, inequality and poverty.

Trexler is a partner in the firm’s financial advisory services group, with 20 years of experience. She provides expert witness services in intellectual property litigation and complex commercial litigation.

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Feldman Shepherd Wohlgelernter Tanner Weinstock Dodig attorney Patricia M. Giordano will represent the New Jersey Association for Justice on the Supreme Court of New Jersey’s Committee on Women in the Courts for the committee’s 2018 through 2020 term.

Giordano’s appointment runs from Sept. 1, 2018, through Aug. 31, 2020. She is NJAJ’s first appointment to the committee.

The committee monitors the nature and extent of systemic gender bias in the court system and makes recommendations to the Supreme Court to help ensure fair treatment for women in the courts.

Giordano currently sits on NJAJ’s executive committee and co-chairs its Women Trial Lawyers Caucus. She is also a member of its diversity and inclusion committee.

At Feldman Shepherd, Giordano’s practice focuses on birth and neonatal injury and medical malpractice cases.

Announcements

Attention young lawyers!

Send in your questions for a new Q&A advice column for the Young Lawyers page in The Legal. A panel of experts from the law firm Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis will answer a few selected questions in each monthly column, advising young lawyers about their career, professional development, office politics, business development, pro bono work, relationships with mentors and colleagues, and so on.

Email your questions to krearick@alm.com.