NSU University School VIEWPOINT Spring 2019

A L U MN I HALL OF FAME ALUMNI HIGHLIGHTS Each year, NSU University School’s alumni relations department proudly inducts new exemplary honorees into our Alumni Hall of Fame. In December, we congratulated the 2018 inductees: Ashley Keller, Marla Somerstein Neufeld, Shari Lynn Wellen, and Scott Weinger. USchool’s Alumni Hall of Fame recognizes and celebrates the achievements of our graduates who have distinguished themselves by making outstanding contributions to their chosen professions and communities. Many former faculty members and NSU alumni returned to campus that evening to congratulate the honorees and reconnect with old friends. The alumni relations department would like to thank our event sponsor, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP, for its continued support of this annual event. Marla Somerstein Neufeld is a partner at Greenspoon Marder LLP in the surrogacy practice group. She is the founder of the firm’s assisted reproductive technology practice group and represents parties using a surrogate, egg, sperm, or embryo donor. Following the publication of her co-authored book published by the American Bar Association, Neufeld’s third-party assisted reproductive technology practice group has garnered national attention. Neufeld promoted the book at events in New York, Chicago, and Miami. In addition to her legal work, Neufeld volunteers with organizations including the fertility support group Men Having Babies and the March of Dimes. Ashley Keller is a partner at Keller Lenkner LLC. He is a seasoned trial and appellate lawyer with substantive knowledge across a wide variety of practice areas and types of claims. Keller cofounded the litigation finance firmGerchen Keller Capital, which grew to more than $1.3 billion in assets under management. Before it was acquired by Burford Capital in 2016, Keller’s firm was the world’s largest private investment manager focused on legal and regulatory risk. Every year since 2016, Lawdragon has named Keller among the 100 Leading Legal Consultants and Strategists. Before practicing law, Keller served as a law clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy and Judge Richard Posner in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Keller graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College; received an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business; and received his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School, where he graduated first in his class. MARLA SOMERSTEIN NEUFELD C L A S S O F 1 9 9 9 ASHLEY KELLER C L A S S O F 1 9 9 7 31 Honoree Marla Somerstein Neufeld (‘99) with her mother, Susan Somerstein